A Russian citizen named Julia Skripal is currently being held hostage by terrorists at an unknown location, probably in or around London. Or possibly at an American military base. She needs to be liberated, so that she can express her true opinions without fear of being treated the same way as her late pets — i.e., unceremoniously grabbed by the scruff of the neck and tossed down the incinerator.
Yesterday I saw this opinion piece in VZGLIAD, penned by Anton Krylov, who has been following the Skripal saga very closely. Krylov makes a case that Julia is the hostage of a British terrorist group which goes under the name MI-6.
Then today we had this followup, in which we learn that Julia is being isolated from society even more than we thought. Apparently she is being held at a secret military hospital and is not being allowed to communicate with her family or friends back home in Russia. We have no way of knowing if Julia is cool with any of this, or if she simply wants to go home. Western media reports that the British government is negotiating with the American government, maybe the Americans will take Julia away; in which case, we will probably never hear from her again. Probably, she knows too much. Or maybe too little!
Recall that Julia is the 30-something grown-up daughter of Sergei Skripal, a Russian citizen and former double-agent who once spied on behalf of Great Britain. For money, not ideology. Arrested, imprisoned, swapped for a pro-Russian spy and ultimately pardoned, he set to live out the rest of his life in London. Where he was joined by his daughter for a family visit, only to end up (both of them) incapacitated and held incommunicado by afore-mentioned British state terrorists. After a supposed chemical attack which was timed conveniently to fit in with Syrian President Assad’s also-supposed chemical attack against his own terrorists people. All part of a single chain of events (united by the leitmotif of chemical attack) meant to lead NATO countries into lock-step war against Syria and Russia.
Well, the various players in this hare-brained Oceans 11 scheme, all did their part, but not necessarily in the correct sequence.
What follows is a translation/summary Of Krylov’s piece:
In violation of all international norms, the British government is refusing to allow Julia to see Russian diplomats, nor allowing her close relatives to enter the country to see her. Factually they have kidnapped her.
Julia is a citizen of the Russian Federation. She was discharged from the hospital this past Monday.
[yalensis: After which the internet erupted in questions as to whether Julia was still to undergo physical therapy. After which, the Brits, nimble liars on their feet, came up with the “further development” that she is to continue her treatment in a military hospital.]
Julia’s doctors informed the press, that Julia doesn’t want to speak to them. Recall that Julia regained consciousness on March 27. After which the Brits violated the Vienna convention by not allowing Russian consular officials to talk to her.
Meanwhile, the Russian government responded to rumors that Julia is to be taken to an undisclosed location in either the U.S. or one of its English-speaking vassal nations: Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Once Julia is isolated from the world in such a manner, then the world may never know what really happened on March 4, when Julia and her father were allegedly poisoned.
Krylov: “The situation at the moment is roughly this. There are two citizens of the Russian Federation who were allegedly poisoned in Great Britain. Who poisoned them, we do not know, the police are unable to provide any kind of evidence or proof. And this goes along with the active destruction of all the physical evidence: beginning with those unfortunate guinea pigs and a cat, then also the physical bench on which the [two] were sitting, and even the entire restaurant that they visited on that day.”
“If, at some future point, there were to appear some videtape of the Skripals, in which they fulsomely thank Britain for saving them, and accuse Russia of poisoning them, then, in essence, this will not differ at all from those videotapes distributed by terrorists. In which the hostages not infrequently curse their own governments, while somebody stands behind them pointing a Kalashnikov at the back of their heads…
“And, in this manner has London resorted to completely terrorist methods against Russia. (….) The actions of the British government do not differ one whit from the tactics of, say ISIS.”
[yalensis: Of course, it is always possible, I reckon, that Julia was in on this caper from the beginning. Maybe I watch too many spy movies, but I reckon such a twist is theoretically possible. But how can we ever know, unless she is free to tell us herself, in her own words, and without the NATO Kalashnikov behind her head??]
Krylov goes on to opine, that Russia would be within its rights to do the same thing to a couple of British citizens. As payback. But it won’t do that, because Russia is a better country than Great Britain, and will continue to observe international laws, even when the others don’t.
Why is Russia better? Because, for starters, it is a sovereign nation. But the West will continue to hate Russia. For its freedom and sovereignty. As Prince Myshkin was once overheard to say: “You should pass us by, and forgive us our happiness.”