Craig Murray, whistle blower extraordinaire, has the post Of A Type Developed By Liars.
I have now received confirmation from a well placed FCO source that Porton Down scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so. Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation “of a type developed by Russia” after a rather difficult meeting where this was agreed as a compromise formulation.
Porton Down is still not certain it is the Russians who have apparently synthesised a “Novichok”. Hence “Of a type developed by Russia”. Note developed, not made, produced or manufactured.
It is very carefully worded propaganda. Of a type developed by liars.
I post stuff like this on my blog for one important reason. When I tell information like this to friends and relatives, I often get the response, “Where on earth do you get this stuff?” Rather than making the weak claim that I read it somewhere, I like to be able to point them to my blog to show them where I get this stuff.
They can still deny this because it only comes from a whistle blower with inside knowlegde, but for at least a few, it will plant the seed of doubt.
One of my favorite Mark Twain quotes is,
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”