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Four days to declare a Cold War


by Thierry Meyssan, Voltairenet

The week that has just ended was exceptionally rich in events. But no media were able to report it, because they had all deliberately masked certain of their number in order to protect the story that was being woven by their government. London had attempted to provoke a major conflict, but lost to Russia, President Trump and Syria.

Although it has the fourth largest army in the world, the United Kindom is unable to defy Russia without the support of allies. It therefore has to invent a casus belli to make its partners react and lead them to stand beside it.

The British government and certain of its allies, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have attempted to launch a Cold War against Russia.

Their plan was to fabricate an attack against an ex-double agent in Salisbury and at the same time a chemical attack against the « moderate rebels » in the Ghouta. The conspirators’ intention was to profit from the efforts of Syria to liberate the suburbs of its capital city and the disorganisation of Russia on the occasion of its Presidential election. Had these manipulations worked, the United Kingdom would have pushed the USA to bomb Damascus, including the Presidential palace, and demand that the United Nations General Assembly exclude Russia from the Security Council.

However, the Syrian and Russian Intelligence Services got wind of what was being plotted. They realised that the US agents in the Ghouta who were preparing an attack against the Ghouta were not working for the Pentagon, but for another US agency.

In Damascus, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Fayçal Miqdad, set up an emergency Press conference for 10 March, in order to alert his fellow citizens. From its own side, Moscow had first of all tried to contact Washington via the diplomatic channels. But aware that the US ambassador, Jon Huntsman Jr, is the director of Caterpillar, the company which had supplied tunneling materials to the jihadists so that they could build their fortifications, Moscow decided to bypass the usual diplomatic channels.

Here’s how things played out:

12 March 2018

The Syrian army seized two chemical weapons laboratories, the first on 12 March in Aftris, and the second on the following day in Chifonya. Meanwhile, Russian diplomats pushed the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to get involved in the criminal investigation in Salisbury.

In the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Theresa May violently accused Russia of having ordered the attack in Salisbury. According to her, the ex-double agent Sergueï Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a military nerve gas of a type « developed by Russia » under the name of « Novitchok ». Since the Kremlin considers Russian citizens who have defected as legitimate targets, it is therefore highly likely that they ordered the crime.

“Novitchok” is known by what has been revealed by two Soviet personalities, Lev Fyodorov and Vil Mirzayanov. The scientist Fyodorov published an article in the Russian weekly Top Secret (Совершенно секретно) in July 1992, warning about the extremely dangerous nature of this product, and warning against the use of old Soviet weaponry by the Western powers to destroy the environment in Russia and make it unlivable. In October 1992, he published a second article in the News of Moscow (Московские новости) with a counter-espionage executive, Mirzayanov, denouncing the corruption of certain generals and the traffic of “Novitchok” in which they were involved. However, they did not know to whom they may have sold the product. Mirzayanov was first of all arrested for high treason, then released. Fyodorov died in Russia last August, but Mirzayanov is living in exile in the United States, where he collaborates with the Department of Defense.

Russian ex-counter intelligence officer Vil Mirzayanov defected to the United States. Now 83 years old, he comments on the Skripal affair from Boston

“Novitchok” was fabricated in a Soviet laboratory in Nurus, in what is now Uzbekistan. During the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it was destroyed by a US team of specialists. Uzbekistan and the United States, by necessity, have therefore possessed and studied samples of this substance. They are both capable of producing it.

British Minister for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson summoned the Russian ambassador in London, Alexandre Iakovenko. He gave him an ultimatum of 36 hours to check if any « Novitchok » was missing from their stocks. The ambassador replied that none was missing, because Russia had destroyed all of the chemical weapons it had inherited from the Soviet Union, as witnessed by the OPCW, which had drawn up a certified report.

After a telephone discussion with Boris Johnson, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in turn condemned Russia for the attack in Salisbury.

Meanwhile, a debate was under way at the UN Security Council concerning the situation in the Ghouta. The permanent representative for the US, Nikki Haley, declared –

About one year ago, after the sarin gas attack perpetrated in Khan Cheïkhoun by the Syrian régime, the United States warned the Council. We said that faced with the systematic inaction of the international community, states are sometimes obliged to act on their own. The Security Council did not react, and the United States bombed the air base from which al Assad had launched his chemical attack. We are reiterating the same warning today.”

The Russian Intelligence Services handed out documents from the US staff. They showed that the Pentagon was ready to bomb the Presidential palace and the Syrian Ministries, on the model of what it had done during the taking of Baghdad (3 to 12 April 2003).

Commenting the declaration by Nikki Haley, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, who had always called the attack in Khan Cheïkhoun a “Western manipulation”, revealed that the false information which had led the White House into error and triggered the bombing of the Al-Chaayrate air base, had in fact come from a British laboratory which had never revealed how it came to possess its samples.

13 March 2018

The Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs published a Press release condemning a possible US military intervention, and announcing that if Russian citizens were harmed in Damascus, Moscow would riposte proportionally, since the Russian President is constitutionally responsible for the security of his fellow citizens.

Bypassing the official diplomatic channels, Russian Chief of Staff General Valeri Guerassimov contacted his US counterpart General Joseph Dunford to inform him of his fear of a false flag chemical attack in Ghouta. Dunford took this information vey seriously, and alerted US Defense Secretary General Jim Mattis, who referred the matter to President Donald Trump. In view of the Russian insistence that this piece of foul play was being prepared without the knowledge of the Pentagon, the White House asked the Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, to identify those responsible for the conspiracy.

We do not know the result of this internal enquiry, but President Trump acquired the conviction that his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, was implicated. The Secretary of State was immediately asked to interrupt his official journey in Africa and return to Washington.

Theresa May wrote to the General Secretary of the United Nations accusing Russia of having ordered the attack in Salisbury, and convened an emergency meeting of the Security Council. Without waiting, she expelled 23 Russian diplomats.

Published one month and a half before the attack in Salisbury, Amy Knight’s book presents what was to become MI5’s thesis. The author herself maintains that she has not the slightest proof of what she is claiming.

At the request of President of the House of Commons Interior Committee Yvette Cooper, British Secretary for the Interior Amber Rudd announced that MI5 (Military Interior Secret Services ) is going to re-open 14 enquiries into deaths which, according to US sources, were ordered by the Kremlin.

By doing do, the British government adopted the theories of Professor Amy Knight. On 22 January 2018, this US Sovietologist published a very strange book – Orders to Kill – the Putin régime and political murder. The author, who is the specialist on the ex-KGB, attempts to demonstrate that Vladimir Putin is a serial killer responsible for dozens of political assassinations, from the terrorist attacks in Moscow in 1999 to the attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013, by way of the execution of Alexandre Litvinenko in London in 2006 or that of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow in 2015. However, she admits herself that there is absolutely no proof of her accusations.

The European Liberals then joined the fray. Ex-Prime Minister of Belgium Guy Verhofstadt, who presides their group in the European Parliament, called on the European Union to adopt sanctions against Russia. His counterpart at the head of their British party, Sir Vince Cable, proposed a European boycott of the World Football Cup. And already, Buckingham Palace announced that the royal family has canceled their trip to Russia.

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, announced that it might ban the channel Russia Today as a retaliatory measure, even though RT has on no occasion violated British law.

The Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs summoned the British ambassador in Moscow to inform him that reciprocal measures would soon be indicated in retaliation for the expulsion of Russian diplomats from London.

President Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired his Secretary of State, with whom he had not yet been in contact. He was replaced by Mike Pompeo, ex-Director of the CIA, who, the night before, had confirmed the authenticity of the Russian information transmitted by General Dunford. On his arrival in Washington, Tillerson obtained confirmation of his dismissal from White House General Secretary General John Kelly.

The ex-CEO of the largest multinational in the world, ExxonMobil, thought he was untouchable. But to his great surprise, Rex Tillerson was brutally dismissed by Donald Trump. The former believed he was serving the Anglo-Saxon world, while the latter considers him to be a traitor to his country.

Ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a product of the Texan middle class. He and his family worked for the US Scouts, of whom he became the National President (2010-12). Culturally close to England, he did not hesitate, when he became President of the mega-multinational Exxon-Mobil (2006-16), not only to wage a politically correct campaign favouring the acceptance of young gays into the Scouts, but also to recruit mercenaries in British Guiana. He is said to be a member of the Pilgrims Society, the most prestigious of Anglo-US clubs, presided by Queen Elizabeth II, a number of whose members were part of the Obama administration.

During his functions as Secretary of State, the quality of his education provided a bond for Donald Trump, considered by US high society to be a buffoon. He was in disagreement with his President on three major subjects which allow us to define the ideology of the conspirators –

  • Like London and the US deep state, he thought it would be useful to diabolise Russia in order to consolidate the power of the Anglo-Saxons in the Western camp
  • Like London, he thought that in order to maintain Western colonialism in the Middle East, it was necessary to favour Iranian President Cheikh Rohani against the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei. He therefore supported the 5+1 agreement.
  • Like the US deep state, he considered that the swing of North Korea towards the United States should remain secret, and be used to justify a military deployment which would be directed in reality against the People’s Repubic of China. He was therefore in favour of official talks with Pyongyang, but opposed to a meeting between the two heads of state.
  • 14 March 2018

    While Washington was still in shock, Theresa May spoke once again before the House of Commons to develop her accusation, while all around the world, British diplomats spoke to numerous inter-governmental organisations in order to broadcast the message. Responding to the Prime Minister, Blairist deputy Chris Leslie qualified Russia as a rogue state and demanded its suspension from the UN Security Council. Theresa May agreed to examine the question, but stressed that the outcome could only be decided by the General Assembly in order to avoid the Russian veto.

    The North Atlantic Council (NATO) met in Brussels at the request of the United Kingdom. The 29 member states drew a link between the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the attack in Salisbury. They then decided that Russia was « probably » responsible for these two events.

    Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of NATO, and permanent representative for the United Kingdom to the North Atlantic Council Sarah MacIntosh. She is the ex-Director of Defence and Intelligence questions to the British Minister for Foreign Affairs, a post that she handed on to Jonathan Allen, current chargé d’affaires at the UNO.

    In New York, the permanent representative of Russia, Vasily Nebenzya, proposed to the members of the Security Council that they adopt a declaration attesting to their common will to shed light on the attack in Salisbury and handing over the enquiry to the OPCW in the respect of international procedures. But the United Kingdom refused any text which did not contain the expression that Russia was « probably responsible » for the attack.

    During the public debate which followed, UK chargé d’affaire Jonathan Allen represented his country. He is an agent of MI6 who created the British War Propaganda Service and gives active support to the jihadists in Syria. He declared –

    Russia has already interfered in the affairs of other countries, Russia has already violated international law in Ukraine, Russia has comtempt for civilian life, as witnessed by the attack on a commercial aircraft over Ukraine by Russian mercenaries, Russia protects the use of chemical weapons by Assad…The Russian state is responsible for this attempted murder.”

    The permanent representative for France, François Delattre, who, by virtue of a derogation by President Sarkozy, was trained at the US State Department, noted that his country had launched an initiative to end the impunity of those who use chemical weapons. He implied that the initiative, originally directed at Syria, could also be turned against Russia.

    Russian ambassador Vasily Nebenzya pointed out that the session had been convened at London’s request, but that it is public at Moscow’s request. He observed that the United Kingdom is violating international law by treating this subject at the Security Council while keeping the OPCW out of its enquiry. He noted that if London had been able to identify the “Novotchik”, it’s because it has the formula and can therefore make its own. He noted Russia’s desire to collaborate with the OPCW in the respect for international procedures.

    15 March 2018

    The United Kingdom published a common declaration which had been cosigned the night before by France and Germany, as well as Rex Tillerson, who at that moment was still US Secretary of State. The text reiterated British suspicions. It denounced the use of “a neurotoxic agent of military quality, and of a type developed by Russia”, and affirmed that it was “highly probable that Russia is responsible for the attack”.

    The Washington Post published an op-ed piece by Boris Johnson, while the US Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, established new sanctions against Russia. These are not connected to the current affair, but to allegations of interference in US public life. The decree nonetheless mentions the attack in Salisbury as proof of the underhand methods of Russia.

    British Secretary for Defence, the young Gavin Williamson, declared that after the expulsion of its diplomats, Russia should “shut up and go away” (sic). This is the first time since the end of the Second World War that a representative of a permanent member state of the Security Council has employed such a vocabulary in the face of another member of the Council. Sergueï Lavrov commented –

    He’s a charming young man. He must want to ensure his place in History, by making shock declarations […] Perhaps he lacks education.”

    Conclusion

    Throughout its long history, England has never hesitated to lie and betray its oath in order to defend its interests. This is how it earned its French nickname of “perfide Albion” (after the Latin name for England)

    In the space of four days, the United Kingdom and its allies have laid the premises of a new division of the world, a Cold War.

    However, Syria is not Iraq and the UNO is not the G8 (from which Russia has been excluded because of its adhesion to Crimea and its support of Syria). The United States are not going to destroy Damascus, and Russia will not be excluded from the Security Council.

    After having resigned from the European Union, then having refused to sign the Chinese declaration about the Silk Road, the United Kingdom thought to improve its stature by eliminating a competitor.

    By this piece of dirty work, it imagined that it would acquire a new dimension and become the « Global Britain » announced by Madame May. But it is destroying its own credibility.


    18 Comments

    1. kate says

      dont people remember this piece of news (a very timely leak) which came out just before the Skripal poisoning? On the 2nd March – “Secret government order allowing M15 law-breaking revealed”
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43256180
      Does this mean that elements of the security services and deep state are in conflict?

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      • Mikalina says

        Well, at least he’s not advertising himself as from some institute in Prague anymore. I like to think it was my letters to the head of the institute, the head of his faculty, the embassy and the Foreign Minister which has caused him to drop this description.

        Interestingly, he says he was a ‘police resource’. Looking at his history, I think he means a colleague of Luke the Spook – or perhaps a grass? He’s obviously ‘borrowed’ the relevance re the tattoos from the photographer pictured in the same Guardian issue. The ‘gangster’ stuff could easily come from a Broder figure.

        I noticed a new term: cannibalistic capitalism. Again, interestingly, the term ‘cannibal’ has begun to be used against the ruling cabal – I think it was originally from an indigenous writer who said that they are sick – as in ‘eating the life of others’. There does seem to be a massive tendency at the moment from the cabal and serfs to call their opponents exactly what they are themselves.

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          • Mikalina says

            Thanks for the link, BB. I’ll explore the further links to Jack D Forbes. I remember I originally saw the reference in Derrick Jensen’s, A Language Older than Words.

            Cannibals, do we heal them or destroy them?

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            • Applying all the laws of the land without differentiation by class (legem terrae) would probably see them all locked up. No need for special measures: just good ‘ole British justice. That’s what they pretend to stand for, after all!

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    2. NoSense says

      I’ve been following Thierry Meyssan and his Voltairenet for some time and with great respect. However, I am not sure that I fully understand this statement: “…and demand that the United Nations General Assembly exclude Russia from the Security Council”. Would appreciate any views on this.

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      • Michael Leigh says

        Naturally, NOSENSE the very well respected Voltaire website author M. Thierry Meyssan does not have the full English language ability, which you as a regular reader will no doubt be already be aware of ?

        And, very sensibility he has always proposed that his daily reportage and books, be formally translated into the English when appropiate, as in your citation ?

        Indeed, I daily consult the Voltaire website, but late at the decadent time of the evening because of the website’s bohemian habit of passing the final edit, at the self-indulgent time of at the end of
        supper !

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        • olegpoloff says

          What I am saying is that the procedure of expelling a permanent member from UNSC is so difficult it is hard to imagine that it is at all possible.

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    3. Meanwhile, back in the real world, the USA has backed down on its threat to bomb Damascus; and NATZO’S terrorists are no longer able to shell the city from their enclave in East Damascus. And as Thierry Meysann says above, their Chemical Weapons labs have been discovered and destroyed. False flag foiled in Syria, false flag failed in Britain.

      More good news on the battle front from Ivan Sidorenko via Muslim Dude on SyrPer:

      Ivan Sidorenko @IvanSidorenko1 1 hour ago
      More
      #Syria #Eastern_Ghouta – Zamalka and Irbeen militants are requesting for communication with the Russian side to agree on withdrawal from these towns towards Idlib.

      It’s really only Jobar left.

      Harasta has fallen basically.
      Zamalka and Irbeen are in the process.
      Duma is on the verge of a deal.

      We are probably in the last week of the Ghouta battle.

      Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan all lost a lot there.

      [But the big players in A-Z-C lost a lot more]

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    4. archie1954 says

      Only a fool would appoint such a failure to such an important job. Bolton’s prior recess appointment to the UN and his subsequent actions there, made him the laughing stock of all UN diplomats. He was, by far, the most ineffectual US representative ever posted to the UN!

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    5. archie1954 says

      The UK and its Prime Minister are playing a very dangerous game, one that has no winner at the end of it. Unless and until the UK can prove Russia did anything illegal within the UK, then it must be considered innocent of any such deadly deeds. To accuse without proof is slander, gross hyperbole and plain stupidity. May should be asked to resign. You don’t play ignorant, dangerous games with the biggest nuclear power in the World today.

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      • Dave Hansell says

        May , Johnson, and the sorry excuse for a ‘defence’ secretary would certainly have gone by this stage if it were not for the number of numpties sat on HM Official Opposition benches who have turned populist on this issue and are openly backing the Government position against their own leader.

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      • Therefore they are either acting within an assurance of power at their back or by means of a sword over their head – or of course both.
        Do you see grave countenances from statesmen under the burden of great responsibility to those they serve? I don’t. I see some sort of game being played out.

        In the ruse of feeding from war, sickness and destruction, the narrative is manipulated to seem like a ‘war on’ this or that or the other. It is no such thing – even if actual war is engaged.
        ‘Useful idiots’ are those who can be bought or caught in a narrative that feeds their particular pattern of hopes and fears.

        That politics as now runs is directed as a result of multiple arenas of dominance is perhaps more fearful than moral outrage at despicable politicians – for you can shout at these without penalty, vilification, loss of career or prison.

        Whatever is ‘going on’ is not likely to align with the presented or asserted narrative – which seems insanely dissociated and obviously so. Perhaps it is meant to be seen through by all who have the conscience to remain conscious. Wake up to that nothing is what you thought it to be – and so be curious for the truth rather than rage at being lied to in what has always been a world of lies.

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      • summitflyer says

        Honestly, Bolton and Haley give the heaves, just to hear them talk. Useless zio warmongers that they are.

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