Independent Swiss Lab Says ‘BZ Toxin’ Used In Skripal Poisoning; US/UK-Produced, Not Russian

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Somebody has some explaining to do… or did the Syrian airstrikes just ‘distract’ the citizenry from the reality surrounding the Skripal poisoning.

Independent Swiss Lab Says 'BZ Toxin' Used In Skripal Poisoning; US/UK-Produced, Not Russian

Remember how we were told my the politicians (not the scientists) that a deadly Novichok nerve agent – produced by Russia – was used in the attempted assassination of the Skripals? Remember the 50 questions (here and here) we had surrounding the ‘facts’ as Theresa May had laid them out? Ever wonder why, given how utterly deadly we were told this chemical was, the Skripals wondered around for a few hours after being ‘infected’ and then days later, survived with no chronic damage?

Well those doubts may well have just been answered as according to the independent Swiss state Spiez lab, the substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, which was never produced in Russia, but was in service in the US, UK, and other NATO states.

Independent Swiss Lab Says 'BZ Toxin' Used In Skripal Poisoning; US/UK-Produced, Not Russian

RT reports that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, citing the results of the examination conducted by a Swiss chemical lab that worked with the samples that London handed over to the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW), that Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with an incapacitating toxin known as 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate or BZ.

The Swiss center sent the results to the OPCW.

However, the UN chemical watchdog limited itself only to confirming the formula of the substance used to poison the Skripals in its final report without mentioning anything about the other facts presented in the Swiss document, the Russian foreign minister added.

He went on to say that Moscow would ask the OPCW about its decision to not include any other information provided by the Swiss in its report.

On a side note, the Swiss lab is also an internationally recognized center of excellence in the field of the nuclear, biological, and chemical protection and is one of the five centers permanently authorized by the OPCW.

Independent Swiss Lab Says 'BZ Toxin' Used In Skripal Poisoning; US/UK-Produced, Not Russian

The Russian foreign minister said that London refused to answer dozens of “very specific” questions asked by Moscow about the Salisbury case, as well as to provide any substantial evidence that could shed light on the incident.

Instead, the UK accused Russia of failing to answer its own questions, he said, adding that, in fact, London did not ask any questions but wanted Moscow to admit that it was responsible for the delivery of the chemical agent to the UK.

But hey, who cares about any of that? Diplomats have been sent home, Putin has been anointed Hitler, and besides, what about those missiles in Syria?

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  • Vitex

    I’m sure Rupert Murdoch and his Anglo-Zionist pals will ensure that this information never sees the light of day in the MSM. Except of course….if the AZ empire has grown weary of Theresa May and wish to pull her down… in which case they….might.

  • nshah

    hahaha.. fucktard May & fucktard bozo have a lot of explaining to do.. hehehe

  • Hrky75

    If true, I predict few of those Swiss experts will have a freak skiing accident by this evening…Avalanche so big that bodies were never found can happen in the middle of April…

    • Vitex

      Or commit suicide with a gunshot to the back of the head….

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Those Swiss experts are the military and government and any attempt will be frowned upon.

  • Rodger

    Politicians will always lie but the name of that UK institute is now mud in the scientific world for decades. Credibility gone to zero and for what? Keeping a lie alive for 2 months?

    • FlorianGeyer

      Thats what happens when institutions take $ 70 million in ‘funding’ from the US :)

      • You can call me Al

        But that is different to what he is inferring – if you are talking about Porton Down, as I stated just above “Porton Down never lied, in fact just the opposite.”

        • FlorianGeyer

          Porton Down is in a difficult situation and by necessity is economic with the truth. Their jobs depend on either being fully supportive of ant narrative the government gives them or at the very least being opaque. A good friend of mine works in that field and we will meet in the Summer. Calls and Emails are verboten:)

        • Randy Vellacott

          If you read the subtext of Lavrov”s statement it infers that the sample was spiked with A-234 … only one place that could do that … curiouser and curiouser.

    • You can call me Al

      I am not sure, Porton Down never lied, in fact just the opposite.

  • Rodger

    Hmmm, different story from the OPCW:
    “The results of analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and
    biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team confirm the findings of the United
    Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and
    severely injured three people.”
    https://www.opcw.org/fileadmin/OPCW/S_series/2018/en/s-1612-2018_e_.pdf

    • Redadmiral

      Just read the OPCW report, link which you posted, and Nowhere does it confirm the findings of UK relating to the chemical used. NO Where……

      • Rodger

        It’s there in the quote. It says the chemical was the chemical the UK claimed it was.

        • Redadmiral

          Rodger, I really don’t think that is what it is saying. The Brits claimed in all their published and verbal statements that the Chemical agent was Novichok. In the conclusion of the summary report it states: The results of analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and severely injured three people.” Which tells us in no uncertain terms that the Brits were lying from the get go, as the OPCW confirms the findings of the UK relating to the id of the chemical, which according to Lavrov is NOT Novichok but bz.

      • TheLulzWarrior
    • Bru

      OPCW researchers have one-year contracts and managers five-year contracts, so the OPCW staff has zero scientific independence and has to show results according to the political imperatives of the top managers (British and other Anglo-Zionist politicians).

    • FlorianGeyer

      The narrow OPCW remit was not to trace the source but to evaluate the chemical components.
      However as the OPCW investigation showed the components of the US agent BZ, it follows that by agreeing with Porton Downs chemical component findings that Porton Down also fount traces of BZ.

      The symptoms of the Scripals and the policeman were also those of BZ that is only fatal in large doses which suggests why the treatment recommended to the hospital worked :)

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/7415082/French-bread-spiked-with-LSD-in-CIA-experiment.html

      ” the CIA peppered local food with the hallucinogenic drug LSD as part of a mind control experiment at the height of the Cold War.”

      BZ is the same type of drug/nerve agent.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        Looks like the US maybe responsible for this attack and they would have plenty of access to Porton Down.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Especially as $ 70 million was donated to Porton Down by the US :)

    • Randy Vellacott

      Statement just confirms that A-234 was in the sample which was true … but lying by omission that there was also another substance. Also added the inflammatory rhetoric about severely injured people which was unnecessary and an opinion beyond its remit.

  • Ma_Laoshi

    Again and again: in great-power politics, narratives become relevant ONLY if they’re backed up with–well, power. Did Russia … take custody … of the British Moscow ambassador and say “you’ll never see him again until we get OUR Yulia back”? I promise you that you’d be listened to then. But in that case, no kisses from Nikki ever again; priorities, priorities…

  • Eskandar Black

    And just like that, the Skripal incident disappeared from the news.

  • Kell McBanned

    The Brit chem warfare labs are on Salisbury plain, interesting re BZ, never heard much about the Psych-warefare chemicals of the cold war, I heard a rumer we had a form of gas that would have combatants quivering in the bottom of their foxholes to terrified to move and you could just walk up and take their rifles/machine guns off them and walk away – speculation but interesting that BZ has popped up again.