Document:Probable Western Responsibility for Skripal Poisoning
Back then I did not realise what I now know, that the person being protected was Pablo Miller, colleague in both MI6 then Orbis Intelligence of Christopher Steele, author of the fabrications of the Trump–Russia 'golden showers' dossier. That the government’s very first act on the poisoning was to ban all media mention of Pablo Miller makes it extremely probable that this whole incident is related to the Trump dossier and that Skripal had worked on it, as I immediately suspected. The most probable cause is that Skripal – who you should remember had traded the names of Russian agents to Britain for cash – had worked on the dossier with Miller but was threatening to expose its lies for cash.
"It seems to me that the reason none of the mainstream media are doing any investigating/reporting of the Salisbury affair, apart from official handouts, is that the government have slapped a D-Notice over the whole incident and it is not possible to report that a notice has been issued.
"Here is another theory as to what happened. The Russians pardoned Skripal and allowed him to leave (spy agencies have an understanding that agents will always be swapped after an interval – it’s the only protection they have and helps recruitment).
"In the UK, Skripal would have been thoroughly debriefed by MI6 and MI5 (his ex-handler lives near Salisbury). If at some point they discovered that Skripal was giving them false information, perhaps he was told to do so by the FSB as a condition of his release, lives may have been endangered/lost.
"The whole incident was an inside job not to kill him, hence the use of BZ, but to give him a warning and a punishment.
"The whole thing is being treated as though the authorities know exactly what went on but have to cover it up."
"I meant to add that the policeman [Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey] who ‘just happened’ to be around was almost certainly the Special Branch ‘minder’ who was keeping Yulia under surveillance. "The media are not allowed to mention the existence of a D Notice."
Those of us who have been in the belly of the beast and have worked closely with the intelligence services, really do know what they and the British government are capable of. They are not “white knights”.