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Started by jobi258 on Mar 7, 2018 3:14:23 AM
How was Sergei poisoned?

Thread to speculate on the means by which Mr Sergei Skripal was posioned. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/06/counter-terrorism-take-on-russian-spy-sergei-skripal-poison-case

Excellent trollmagnet thread to boot.

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jobi258 - 07 Mar 2018 03:15:30 (#1 of 7093)

I'm thinking the poison was somehow planted on the daughter before she left Russia, and then triggered to release by remote control from a nearby agent, when the two of them together.

jobi258 - 07 Mar 2018 03:17:41 (#2 of 7093)

It was probably volatile - hence the decision to trigger when the 2 of them were separate from anyone else, and outdoors. How considerate.

The questions are what was the toxin, and how was it attached to the woman in such a way that it could reliably be expected to be in place and undetected, several days after having been planted, and after she had gone through an international flight, immigration checks, etc, etc, etc.

Geribaldi - 07 Mar 2018 03:45:51 (#3 of 7093)

I'm sure the FSB had nothing to do with it, they're so misunderstood.

jobi258 - 07 Mar 2018 03:48:02 (#4 of 7093)

They are the Russian equivalent of Bond's 'Q'. Too much time on their hands, spent investigating new and unique ways to poison people.

From ricin-tipped umbrellas to polonium tea to gelsinium alkaloids. A good old fashioned bullet does the trick just as well, and doesn't automatically scream out "Russian Poisoning Attack!" What next? Haven't these people got anything more productive to do? Like trolling on social media, for example.

jobi258 - 07 Mar 2018 03:50:48 (#5 of 7093)

The biggest disappointment when I watched "Shape of Water" (tonight, as it happens) was that the butter cake wasn't poisoned. I was assuming it would be, and that the Russian agent would keel over dead after eating it.

jobi258 - 07 Mar 2018 03:55:47 (#6 of 7093)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thallium_poisoning

"In June 2004, 25 Russian soldiers earned Honorable Mentions in the Darwin Awards after becoming ill from thallium exposure when they found a can of mysterious white powder in a rubbish dump on their base at Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East. Oblivious to the danger of misusing an unidentified white powder from a military dump site, the conscripts added it to tobacco, and used it as a substitute for talcum powder on their feet."

machiavelli - 07 Mar 2018 05:27:33 (#7 of 7093)

The KGB had a facility devoted to poisons research (not sure if the FSB kept it on). They apparently used political prisoners as test subjects.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison_laboratory_
of_the_Soviet_secret_services

SheikYerbouti - 07 Mar 2018 06:50:52 (#8 of 7093)

Quality unsavoury speculation from big jobbers here. Worthy of a tweet from the potus himself.

bossab2 - 07 Mar 2018 06:54:57 (#9 of 7093)

Britain's poisons place at Porton Down is about 10 miles away.

darkhorse - 07 Mar 2018 07:08:41 (#10 of 7093)

From last June, but the Buzzfeed article on “suspected Russian Hits”, centre around the death of dodgy business bloke Scot Young (mentioned in Parliament) is a diverting long, read:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/heidiblake/from-russia-with-blood-14-suspected-hits-on-british-soil?utm_term=.waJokr5wq#.aaJNKMy39

bossab2 - 07 Mar 2018 07:15:16 (#11 of 7093)

Interesting.

HM Government trying to prop up UK property prices

( as referenced in that Buzzfeed article )

browserbutton - 07 Mar 2018 07:35:27 (#12 of 7093)

Another theory: they might've had a dodgy prawn risotto at Zizzi.

SheikYerbouti - 07 Mar 2018 07:35:58 (#13 of 7093)

Buzzfeed eh.

This Shady Looking Slavic Poked A Guy With An Umbrella. You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

peacalmer - 07 Mar 2018 07:59:36 (#14 of 7093)

I saw the thread title and thought Compare The Market must have a dark new ad.

browserbutton - 07 Mar 2018 08:34:38 (#15 of 7093)

Meanwhile The Sun speculates that Russian assassins may have spiked Sergei's pint, and so run the headline: "What's Your Poison?"

Murdoch most foul, etc.

machiavelli - 07 Mar 2018 08:51:28 (#16 of 7093)

Meanwhile The Sun speculates that Russian assassins may have spiked Sergei's pint, and so run the headline: "What's Your Poison?"

They nicked that one of Private Eye.

machiavelli - 07 Mar 2018 08:54:40 (#17 of 7093)

I hope it is a dodgy pint, or misuse of a household chemical, or something mundane. One, it'll save us trying to look stern while hitting Russia with a soft balloon. Two, it'll make the fevered speculation look silly.

RosyLovelady - 07 Mar 2018 08:56:45 (#18 of 7093)

I wonder what BoJo thinks the Russians are clumsily warning our nation not to do. Is the projected double-front invasion through the Baltic States and the Caucasus still a possibility?

HouseOfLametta - 07 Mar 2018 09:02:50 (#19 of 7093)

Poisoning (stool) pigeons in the park.

machiavelli - 07 Mar 2018 09:11:14 (#20 of 7093)

If it is the Russkies, it would most likely be a message to other would-be sellers of secrets that you don't get to do it and waltz off into exile after a bit of chokey.

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