Joining dots on the Skripal Case: Part 2 – Four “Invisible” Clues

Rob Slane

Having stated in Part 1 why I believe the official story does not hold water, I want in this piece to take a look at four important aspects of the case. However, what is particularly remarkable about them is not so much the aspects themselves, but rather the fact that they seem to have been either:

  1. Ignored altogether or
  2. Quietly forgotten

Yet in each instance they are clearly significant aspects, and so the fact that they are being ignored or forgotten, together with the official story being implausible, only goes to arouse suspicions that they may be crucial pointers to what really happened on 4th March.
Below are four of what I would consider the most important aspects that fit into this category:

The Invisible Mr Miller

Three days after the Salisbury incident, the Daily Telegraph published an article which included the following details:

“A security consultant who has worked for the company that compiled the controversial dossier on Donald Trump was close to the Russian double agent poisoned last weekend, it has been claimed. The consultant, who The Telegraph is declining to identify, lived close to Col Skripal and is understood to have known him for some time. Col Skripal, who is in intensive care and fighting for his life after an assassination attempt on Sunday, was recruited by MI6 when he worked for the British embassy in Estonia, according to the FSB, the Russian intelligence agency.”

The security consultant, whom the Daily Telegraph declined to identify, was not only the man who recruited Mr Skripal for MI6 in 1995, but was also his “handler” in Salisbury (which was presumably the reason that Mr Skripal was settled there).
We also know a number of other interesting facts: That the two men met regularly in a restaurant in the City; that Mr Skripal was still working for British Intelligence; and that the company that the handler was working for was Orbis Business Intelligence, the private firm owned by the ex-MI6 officer, Christopher Steele, who is said to have “authored” the so-called “Trump Dossier”.
This is obviously all highly relevant to the case. And yet just a day after that piece appeared in The Daily Telegraph (and perhaps because of it), the British Government slapped a D-notice on all reporting in the British media of the handler and his connection to Mr Skripal. This included not naming him, but of course D-Notices only apply to domestic media, and in any case by that time CNN had in fact named him as Pablo Miller.
All of the information above is out there in public. And yet the British Government has banned the media from discussing it further. That is indeed very odd, not least of which because the media could, if they so wished, easily use the connections between Mr Skripal, Mr Miller and Mr Steele as a reason to bolster the official narrative (I’m not saying that it would be credible, but it doesn’t take too much of a leap of the imagination to see the headlines appearing in the compliant media: “Did Putin want Skripal dead because he knew too much about the Trump/Russia collusion?”).
Yet, the fact that there is radio silence on these connections is bound to raise questions as to their significance, and whether they point to another motive entirely behind this case.

The Invisible People From the Market Walk

In the first few days after the poisoning, much was made of two people who were seen walking through the Market Walk, in the direction of the bench where Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned. According to the CCTV camera, this was at 15:47 on 4th March, which was approximately 16 minutes before one witness said she saw them collapsed on the park bench.
Many reports at first claimed that this pair, seen on the image at the top of this piece, were the Skripals. Yet although the image and the brief footage is not particularly clear, what is clear is that this most certainly was not Sergei and Yulia Skripal. I am not 100% sure whether the person nearest the camera is a male or female. He/she looks very clearly female to me, but I know some people who have disagreed with this and are convinced by the way that he/she walks and his/her build, that it is a man. Yet one thing is for sure: whoever this person is, it is not Yulia Skripal.
Of course, these two may not be important to the case at all. Yet given the next point below, I’d say that at the very least they are “persons of interest”. And yet, so far as I know, there was no ongoing call for information about who they might be, and certainly no national manhunt. If they have been found and eliminated from enquiries, the media, which had published pictures of them, had a duty to inform the public of this in a satisfactory way. Yet to my knowledge, they did not do so, but instead went very quiet about them. Indeed, if you type in some combination of CCTV, Skripals, Market Walk into a search engine, you are unlikely to find any references to them in the media after about 10th March. One might be tempted to think that their very existence has been quietly “forgotten”.

The Invisible Red Bag

In the CCTV footage mentioned above, the person nearest the camera, who is not Yulia Skripal, is seen carrying a red bag. This is very interesting for a couple of reasons:
Firstly, one of the witnesses had this to say about the female she saw on the bench:

“She was slumped over on the man’s shoulder. To be honest, I thought they might be homeless but they were perhaps better dressed. I just thought this is weird, especially as she was clearly quite a bit younger than him. She had a red bag at her feet.”

Secondly, that witness testimony is confirmed by a rather long-range photograph which appeared in a number of places. In the Evening Standard, it is accompanied by the following caption:

“Police put a red bag inside a police evidence bag immediately after the nerve agent attack on a Russian spy. Officers previously issued CCTV of a woman clutching a red bag.”

The red bag is therefore a very significant piece of evidence. It was taken away by police, and the media have not mentioned it since. What was in it? Have we been told? Or has it been quietly incinerated?

The Invisible Mr Bailey

Another person who is a key part of the case, Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, seems also to have disappeared. He was released from hospital on 22nd March, and a statement put out in his name included the following request:

“I do understand and appreciate the attention on this incident, but I would ask people to put themselves in my shoes. I want to respectfully ask the media for privacy for me and my family at this time and for no intrusion into my private life, so that my family and I can try to come to terms with what has happened.”

That seems entirely reasonable. Had I been in the same situation, I wouldn’t have wanted the media intruding.
However, this was well over two months ago, and since then we have heard nothing from Mr Bailey. We’ve heard from Yulia Skripal, whose condition was clearly much worse than his, and who also requested that her privacy be respected in the statement released on her behalf. But we’ve heard nothing from Mr Bailey.
Part of the reason that this is so curious is that there is one vital piece of the case that has never been properly explained. Where was he actually poisoned?
All initial reports claimed that he was poisoned at the park bench in The Maltings. Then in a radio interview on 9th March, the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Lord Ian Blair, stated that he was actually poisoned at Mr Skripal’s house. That might have been the end of the matter, were it not for the fact that subsequent reports then swung backwards and forwards between the bench and the house as the place of poisoning.
Why couldn’t they get the story straight? I mean, it must be one of the easiest parts of the whole case to establish. I’m sure that GPS tracking could throw up an answer. Or alternatively, couldn’t we just hear from Mr Bailey himself? How difficult would that be? Yet the that we haven’t heard, and that the issue has not been settled, is surely very odd indeed.
Personally, I find it strange that he would have been called to the incident at The Maltings. He is a member of Wiltshire Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID), and for the first 24 hours there was no suspicion of a crime having taken place, it being thought that the pair on the bench had overdosed on Fentanyl. Then again, I find Lord Blair’s claim, that he was poisoned at the house, equally unconvincing. Again, why would a member of CID have gone to the house of someone who was suspected of having overdosed on a park bench on Fentanyl? A third scenario, that he was at both places, is of course even more unlikely.
So how does one process this? Given that Detective Sergeant Bailey has not been interviewed by the media to confirm where, when and how he was poisoned; given the fact that the authorities and the media appear unable or unwilling to confirm this most straightforward of facts; and given that neither The Maltings or Mr Skripal’s house seem to be wholly plausible, both for the reason given above, but also because this raises the question of why others were not poisoned at those locations, I would submit that the most reasonable view to take – until evidence confirms otherwise – is that Detective Sergeant Bailey was poisoned neither at the bench nor the house, but somewhere else altogether.
These are all important aspects of the case. Yet I am convinced that there is another even bigger aspect, which begins to join the dots together. I hope to discuss this in Part 3.

Rob Slane dwells in the Country Formerly Known as Great Britain, now known as The Quagmire.Having been intensely hostile to Christianity until his late 20s, he finally gave up the pretence and admitted that it had been right and he had been wrong all along. Since then that initial realisation has been confirmed over and over again as it has become clear what a nasty, nihilistic, intolerant quagmire secularism has led us all into. Thus is he the author of The God Reality: A Critique of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, and A Christian & an Unbeliever Discuss: Life, The Universe & Everything. Thus does he write monthly worldview articles for the American health sharing company, Samaritan Ministries, and is also a regular contributor to The Conservative Woman and the Canadian magazine, Reformed Perspective. So a bit eclectic, you might say. Oh, and he also blogs on a site called TheBlogMire.

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p ol
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p ol

Using Occams’ Razor, “JohnDelacour” explaination that it’s just a giant hoax makes the most sense. Both in on it from day 1 to act as chemical weapon victims.
It was meant to be at the same time as another Syrian fakery, but that flunked so they just had to go ahead then fake everything under the sun. Because there weren’t two chemical attacks to distract us all, we had 24/7 coverage so the attention started to grow. It’s just beyond absurd, total theatre isn’t it?

nwwoods
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And now the May government has announced plans to buy all of the physical evidence and incinerate the lot.
https://sputniknews.com/viral/201806241065737733-skripal-house-buyout-reaction/

vexarb
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Joining the dots that lead from Skripal to the real world, they point back to Victoria versus the Czar in the Crimea, the Battle of Sebastopol, and the Charge of the Light Brigade. Though St Theresa of Westminster has given a genteel twist to the old battle axe Empress’s cry of “Charge!”
"When can their glory fade? / O the wild charge they made / All the world wondered" /

[Someone had blundered]

Gary Weglarz
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Gary Weglarz

Personally I felt just a tad more secure in the world when our psychopathic oligarchs at least tried to make up seemingly plausible lies as they defied all democratic process and did whatever they wanted anyway. I mean if one believed in “magic” the “magic bullet” in the JFK assassination would be perhaps – “plausible.” The Skripnal affair boldly shows that our amoral betters no longer care to even bother with concocting a plausible story. Perhaps this is because no matter what they say the MSM will simply repeat it like gospel and label anyone who questions the official narrative… Read more »

Peugeot
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Peugeot

very well put, don’t forget their prime interest in life, watching multi millionaire football companies playing each other..

Baron
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Baron

Had he lived in today’s Britain, Nietzsche might have quipped not only that ‘the English are the people of consummate cant’, but mendacity, too. The great Mark Steyn’s argues that it’s not the outcome, judicial or any other, of any of the acts designed to discredit those opposing the progressives, but the process that does the damage, and he’s spot on. Even if a bunch of courageous policemen were to conclude the Russian State had FA to do with the Skripal poisoning, the political elite and their MSM poodles will ignore it, at best the news will get buried inside… Read more »

Seamus
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Seamus

Lets not forget the animosity the UK has decided to manufacture against Russia in order to please her Master Uncle Sam. We know that this cock & bull was orchestrated by the British authorities. Going back a little further than Rob Slane has, on the 23rd January 2017 just 3 days after Trump’s inauguration in Washington the head of GCHQ quits his position and gives a full 6 hours notice! There goes your link between Her Majesties Secret Services and Orbis, thank you! September 2017 and the head of Porton Down Mr. Jonathan Lyle leaves the post. He has worked… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

Brilliant summary of the events Seamus… This needs reiterating each and every time there is an attempt to tar Putin,,, I thought the subject was going the same was as 911, and JFK which we all know were orchestrated by the USA, but who cares now???? (sarcasm) I feel so much more confident knowing that there are still people analysing the lies and publishing the truth, albeit that fewer and fewer people are interested now. As someone said above, football, and social media have taken priority. Bread and Circuses all the way…. The Romans knew what they were doing. But… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

When Litvinenko was poisoned, I Googled Polnium poisoning’, and-lo and behold- one of the first articles mentioned that the first,’accidental’, case of Po 210 poisoning occurred in some place called ‘Dimona’ in Israel, some decades ago. Odd, thought I, but luckily the Zionists have no history of poisoning their enemies, now do they. Oops-I forgot Arafat, and those pesky ‘traces’ of Po 210 they found on his underwear after his ‘mysterious’ death.

vexarb
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@Mulga: “some place called ‘Dimona’ in Israel” is their nuclear WMD production centre where (my Israeli physicist friend tells me) workers suffer from other radioactive poisons in addition to Polonium.

Paul X
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Paul X

Back in 1963 President Kennedy got to know Israel was building a nuclear bomb at Dimona and wanted the US to stop it. Some say it accounts for Israeli action in the assassination such as Meyer Lansky and Jack Ruby’s involvement and a sniper team from Montreal to add to the three other teams provided by other interested parties.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

The secret password to knowledge of Zionist involvement in the JFK hit is ‘Permindex’.

Butties
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On the back of this Skripal incident the UK is now lobbying to get the OPCW rules changed;
“UK & US want OPCW powers expanded to justify future attacks against ….!”
see https://www.rt.com/news/430986-uk-us-opcw-powers-syria/

John Marks
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John Marks

There is a fifth aspect of the case that blows the official ‘narrative’ out of the water. The BBC reported on 8th May that a doctor had performed CPR on Julia for 30 minutes. Yet the doctor was not contaminated. Remember, just brushing past risks contamination, says the ‘narrative’. Simply as a scientific phenomenon, it would be interesting to question the doctor who said, after the event, she felt “fine”. DS Bailey, on the other hand, was seriously “ill” and the Skripals “critical”. Furthermore, this doctor has disappeared off the face of the earth. Someone must know her: her family,… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

Hi John, Dr X was not a woman but a black guy who was first at the scene, who they did interview on a ‘Panorama/Tonight’ programme, which set my alarm bells ringing when I watched it, but like a numpty failed to record….. I wasn’t aware at the time how important that was. No doubt this recording will have been destroyed now.. or have a D notice on it, as goes any evidence that could prove the lies. The only other thing I recall was them interviewing a Sir ‘somebody’ who owned a Chemical Protection Equipment Company… Perhaps another contributor… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Repeat after me-‘Dr. X does not exist. They never existed. Only Putinbots claim Dr. X exists’. Repeat until the Thought Police arrive to test our ‘reliability’.

rtj1211
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rtj1211

The sole role of this story now is kicking UK politicians out of office. The Russia-bashing narrative is now on ‘£20bn more a year to defend against Adolf Putin’ coming from the tool Williamson and the gin-swilling bigwigs at RUSI, NATO and Sandhurst. So really it only has merit in kicking May and Johnson out for lying to Parliament. People need to wise up that resigning on a matter of honour is SO 20th century. These politicians now lie every time their lips move, they are unprincipled to the nth degree and none care for anything but their next paycheck,… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

Latest news on the Skripal saga is that the UK government is “buying” the Skripal house, all the furniture and other personal possessions inside, and the Skripal cars at UK taxpayer expense. On top of that, DS Nick Bailey is to be compensated £430,000 for his family home, presumably because he and his family are to be transferred away from Salisbury to an undisclosed location that may not necessarily be in Britain. The combined payout is in excess of £1 million. Does anyone think that these actions are a prelude to further destruction of evidence so as to preclude an… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Personally, I don’t think that Western Civilization, Inc. will be safe until Salisbury is razed, perhaps by a cleansing nuke, and ‘The Zone’ that remains is encased in a titanium sarcophagus.

BigB
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BigB

‘Eye witness’, or ‘crisis actress’ (take your pick) Freya Church, claimed that the couple on the bench were “100%” the couple in the CCTV image. Who walks past a security camera, and stares straight into it? Not me anyway. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5467051/Was-Russian-spy-poisoned-Zizzi.html Rob doesn’t stress WHY Sir Ian Blair lied. The BBC had reported that an un-named doctor had administered first aid to Yulia at the scene for thirty minutes: but she ”feels fine”. So Sir Ian Bliar was rolled out of retirement, on to Radio 4, to do what he does best – and try to change the narrative to keep… Read more »

BigB
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BigB
vexarb
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I said from the start of its run that “Skripal” was a Whitehall farce in which vicar’s daughter StTheresa lost her knickers; following their smash hit “45minutes” starring Liberal Christian heart throbTB.Liar. But as often happens with follow ons, this one flopped. The CW event in Southern England was due for release at the same time as a CW event in Southern Syria — but that one also flopped. Publictaste has changed, and Whitehall needs new script writers. Meanwhile, back in the real world, a lively update from Ziad Fadel, editor of Syrian Perspective: DER’AH [near the border with Israeli… Read more »

Paul X
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Paul X

If Skripal did work with Steele on the urination dossier then his request of Putin that he be allowed to return to see his elderly and sick mother; a very human reaction one might think, might have kicked off the saga.If he did return there is little doubt he’d be spoken to by his ex-colleagues and – of course! – he might change allegiance once again; it’s one of the problems with Double Agents, they can hardly be trusted. But the idea he might end up spilling the Steele beans must have much alarmed the British spooks who are so… Read more »

thorella
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Surely the UK government could have stopped Skripal going to Russia but it would have been more difficult to stop him communicating with the Russian embassy or a Russian agent. Maybe negotiations were going on – Skripal exposes the dossier in return for Russia somehow getting him out of the UK. If true, the poisoning has stopped the deal and put him in detention including his daughter, who may have been the negotiator and as such would have needed to be silenced.The poisoning also has another facet – to demonise Putin.

Vlad the Inhaler
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Vlad the Inhaler

As with all such stories manifestly concocted to steer public opinion at moments of large scale geopolitical significance, like David Kelly’s mysterious ‘suicide’, and others, you’re very much entering the Twilight Zone. Indeed, where are the Skripals today? Where is Detective Sargeant Bailey? Clearly very private people, and their extreme privacy is being extremely respected. One of the most significant details to me of the Skripal case is ‘cui bono?’ – this all blew up in what would have been a very bad news week for Theresa May over her capitulation to EU demands in Brexit negotiations, instead she gets… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

And the juggernaut has rolled on….
I speak to lots of people about this and the general feeling now is ‘Skripal who?’ They served their purpose at the time and got the proles on the hate the Russians train. to deflect attention from the Mayfly’s cock ups.
We can discuss it here for the next twenty years and nothing will change.
The Tavistock institute have it all worked out. They know how many cards they hold.

Maggie
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Maggie

Have a look at how many people are even bothered to comment now…

Tim Groves
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A cast of characters including a Russian double agent who may be a triple agent, all these Bliars, a matronly national leader referred to as M, and a chubbier comedy version of Illya Kuryakin named Boris, and nobody gives a monkey’s UNCLE or a Tinker Tailor’s curse. Perhaps its just poor scriptwriting and lack of continuity, or perhaps as a species we are all suffering from information burnout. But whatever the reason, we take our so-called news a lot less seriously these days than we used to take our TV spy dramas.