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Skripal poisoning: Putin says suspects 'civilians, not criminals'

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  1. dubteedub Link
    Vox did a neat video a couple of weeks ago about Russian propaganda efforts and why Putin's blatant and provable lies are still effective propaganda. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nknYtlOvaQ0

    Vox did a neat video a couple of weeks ago about Russian propaganda efforts and why Putin's blatant and provable lies are still effective propaganda.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nknYtlOvaQ0

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  2. cfabbro Link
    Civilians... who just happened to have access to Novichok nerve agent? Yeah, sure they are, Mr. P.

    Civilians... who just happened to have access to Novichok nerve agent? Yeah, sure they are, Mr. P.

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  3. dubteedub Link
    Here is another interesting story in the NYT on Mr. Skripal and why Putin targeted him specifically despite the widespread belief in both Russia and British intelligence circles that he was a...

    Here is another interesting story in the NYT on Mr. Skripal and why Putin targeted him specifically despite the widespread belief in both Russia and British intelligence circles that he was a "little fish."

    But Mr. Skripal was significant in the eyes of one man — Vladimir V. Putin, an intelligence officer of the same age and training.

    While Mr. Skripal was trying to reinvent himself, Mr. Putin and his allies, former intelligence officers, were gathering together the strands of the old Soviet system. Gaining power, Mr. Putin began settling scores, reserving special hatred for those who had betrayed the intelligence tribe when it was most vulnerable.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/09/world/europe/sergei-skripal-russian-spy-poisoning.html