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A Bristling Array of Implausibility: Reflections on the Unz Bio-Warfare Attack Hypothesis

By Sushi for the Saker Blog Mr. Ron Unz has offered a hypothesis with respect to the origins of the COVID pandemic. He asserts the likelihood of the pandemic originating as a United States biological warfare attack (hereafter BWA)) on China. This essay examines the extraordinary claims of the BWA hypothesis and offers a modified hypothesis which may better fit the available evidence. The Sagan standard demands that “extraordinary claims

A Curious Incident Part XI

by Sushi for The Saker blog The Special Relationship If we examine the position of the UK on the world stage, we observe a pattern of prolonged decline from the august position of imperial hegemon. After the great heights of empire, the UK found itself exhausted and diminished at the end WWII. The Suez crisis of 1956 marked “the end of Great Britain’s role as one of the world’s major

A Curious Incident Part X

by Sushi for The Saker Blog Introduction On April 14 the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed an OPCW laboratory had detected the presence of the Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) named BZ in samples collected by the OPCW technical team in Salisbury England during the period March 21 to 23. Those with an interest in the Skripal affair are attempting to re-frame the issues and determine: 1) the nature of

A Curious Incident Part IX

bu Sushi for the Saker Blog Observations on the OPCW Report The OPCW report dated April 12th, 2018 was released in two versions. The minimal public version is available here. The full report is only being made available to State Parties and will likely make its way into the public domain at a later date. The OPCW public report contains a surprising amount of information if you know what to

A Curious Incident Part VIII

by Sushi for the Saker blog An Open Letter to the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Sir: In the matter of the Skripal affair it appears the facts are once again being fixed around the policy. While the prior attempt at a “dodgy dossier” had the intent of giving grounds for an attack upon a foreign state, the present course of HMG appears confused, contradictory, alien to the interests of

A Curious Incident Part VII

by Sushi for the Saker blog On April 3rd, 2018, DSTL Porton Down released further statement in regard to the toxic material employed in the March 4, 2018 attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal. On April 4th, the OPCW will meet in closed session at the request of the Russian Federation. This update provides the reader with background information to assist in an understanding of the issues raised by this

A Curious Incident Part VI

by Sushi for the Saker Blog This series of articles commenced as an investigation of a curious incident: the alleged poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury UK on March 4th, 2018. The series represents an attempt to collect and sift the available relevant evidence. Links to prior work may be found at the end of this article. It is now believed sufficient evidence exists to elevate

A Curious Incident Part V

by Sushi for the Saker blog Part I may be found here: Part II may be found here: Part III may be found here: Part IV may be found here: “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” Sherlock Holmes The End Let us begin where it all ends. In the Graveyard. This is the London Road Cemetery located just

A Curious Incident Part IV

bu Sushi for the Saker Blog Part I may be found here: Part II may be found here: Part III may be found here: “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” Sherlock Holmes Theresa May and the Dodgy Statement to Parliament On Monday March 12th 2018 Theresa May

A curious incident PART III

by Sushi for the Saker blog A Curious Incident Part I may be found here: A Curious Incident Part II may be found here: Analysis of the Attack on the Skripals This article lays out a hypothesis in regard to the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The reader is cautioned that this attack is possibly just one element in a larger series of associated events.

A curious incident PART II

by Sushi for the Saker blog In the immortal words of USN Rear Admiral Joshua Painter: “Russians don’t take a dump, son, without making a plan” A Curious Incident Part I may be found at this link: One intent of this review is to demonstrate a lack of the degree of planning expected to occur if the Skripal incident were in fact a state sponsored assassination attempt. Part 2

A Curious Incident

By Sushi for the Saker Blog A famous Sherlock Holmes story contains the following dialog between Holmes and Detective Gregory. Gregory: “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” Holmes: “That was the curious incident.” A confrontation is taking place between two states over the