After a long pause Navalnychok is back
Posted by Raskolnikov on September 17, 2020, 1:10 pm
The long pause being while they work out how the hell to try and seel this bullshit this time round. |
Novichok 'found on water bottle in Alexei Navalny's hotel room'
Development suggests Russian opposition leader poisoned in Tomsk, not at airport
Associates of Alexei Navalny have said traces of novichok were found on a bottle of water in his hotel room in Tomsk, suggesting he was poisoned while in the Siberian city, and not, as previously suspected, from a cup of tea he drank at the airport.
The Russian opposition leader fell ill on a flight from Tomsk to Moscow on 20 August. The plane made an emergency landing in Omsk, where he spent two days in a coma before being flown by a medical jet to Berlin. He remains in the Charité hospital in the German capital.
A video posted to Navalny’s Instagram account on Thursday morning showed a search of his hotel room after news of his illness and two empty plastic water bottles on a table. These were bagged and later given to German authorities along with other items from the room, according to the post.
“Two weeks later, a German laboratory found traces of novichok precisely on the bottle of water from the Tomsk hotel room,” the post said.
Seems legit Days after he fell ill, items taken from his hotel room, that presumably hadn't been cleaned or anything since the time he left, tested positive for Novichok and were then handed to....the German authorities.
According to the post, some of Navalny’s team had stayed in Tomsk for an extra day. When they heard of his sudden illness and hospitalisation, they went to the hotel room where he had been staying and searched for evidence.
“We didn’t have a great hope of finding anything, but as we were clear that Navalny had not ‘got a bit ill’ … we decided to collect everything that could even hypothetically help, and pass it on to doctors in Germany. It was also pretty obvious there would not be an investigation in Russia,” it said.
Right, right. This all makes perfect sense and doesn't sound in any way like a biased, post-facto explanation for a failing ruse. Also, in those couple of explanatory paragraphs the "team" who supposedly stayed behind only say that he "was a bit ill" so they presumably didn't have biohazard suits on when they "found" the water bottles. How come they weren't affected? I'm sure there will be some explanation forthcoming just as soon as they have thought it up.
This was authored by Shaun Walker so Luke the Spook can't be far behind with another "exclusive" hot off the MI6 presses.