The recent poisoning of a former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England has put relations to Russia under severe pressure. British Prime Minister Theresa May is saying Russia is either directly or indirectly behind this poisoning. The nerve agent Novichok is apparently a poison used by Russia which has caused this suspicion. You can read more about the case here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/novichok-nerve-agent-what-is-it-russian-spy-poisoning-sergei-skripal-a8252426.html
We need to be very careful when we make deductions about who is behind such an action. First of all, it seems rather strange that both a spy and his daughter would be targetted. Sorry, but I have heard the official explanation from many sources, and all of them fail to ask about this obvious lack in logic here.
I fully understand the former case of Litvinenko and others, and to the best of my recollection all such cases were SINGLE attacks. If someone is targetted for elimination it seems highly unlikely that family members would be in danger - at least when official killings are made...
Furthermore, it seems a bit too obvious to do this just a week before Presidential elections in Russia.
Pardon my French here, but is the entire world going insane? It is so easy to badmouth Russia. At a time when Trump is in the Oval Office it is so easy to speak shitty about one another, isn't it? :-)
We have seen how aggression has colored our mindset before. It happened with Iraq and it happened with Afghanistan. Firstly, Iraqi forces are having to deal with foreign troops doing a lot of damage in the attempt to bring democracy to the country. People are being tortured and molested, and nobody speaks about this, because there is a common consensus that things are moving in the 'right' direction. What direction is that?
Similarly, just as Russia had problems with fighting Afghani troops when these were known as Mujaheddins, so there are challenges with Taleban forces over there.
If everything was going in the right direction, we would see more unity, wouldn't we?
Similarly, the one meeting the whole world needs is a meeting between the American and Russian Presidents, but everybody is so busy talking about collusion that we are nearing a frost-like relation between the two powers that SHOULD be cooperating at this time.
What are your thoughts, dear readers, on this?
Have a nice day everyone everywhere :-)