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Salisbury Fox

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  1. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Sending them a sample would just give them an opportunity to deny their involvement. I mean no one would seriously believe that they would admit it. By taking the approach of letting the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons verify our analysis this removes that opportunity whilst strengthening our position.
  2. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Putin does not need any help with his election, his re-election is a given as he his real opponents have either been murdered or have been barred from running. This was covered on Panarama last night.
  3. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    TM is following international law
  4. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Hypothetically if we gave them a sample and it was their nerve agent do you think they would admit to it or would we have another MH17 farce? I know we are in an era where nobody believes experts, but these things have a very specific signature which is pointing directly at Russia. These agents will be stored by the state and so should not go missing by accident. The circumstantial evidence is overwhelming too. In my opinion Corbyn knows full well that the evidence is stacked against Russia but is using this for political ends which is why many are giving him stick. Whilst this might play well to his core vote, it continues to show how divisive he is and why he doesn't poll as high as he could against a weak Government. In my opinion by taking the response we have it is us who are taking the initiative and time will tell how this pans out, but we couldn't leave it this time.
  5. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Being rash! Russia has just used nerve agent on our soil and we are expelling some diplomats in retaliation and this is rash! We let ourselves down with the handling of the Litvinenko case and so I am content that we are taking a proportionate response this time. The agent used was produced in Russia during the 80s/90s and has a very specific signature. If they cannot explain how it went missing from their stocks then this and the huge volume of circumstantial evidence at this time means we cannot let this go unanswered.
  6. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    As I mentioned earlier TM has agreed to let the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons verify the analysis. This is far better than letting the Russians use misinformation in a similar way to to how they have done for MH17.
  7. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Given the overwhelming circumstantial evidence and that TM has said that they will get the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to independently verify the analysis I don't think there is much to dispute. As I posted previously, the the Chemical Weapons Convention article suggests to me that TM doesn't have to provide the Russians 10 days to respond, it indicates to me that they must respond as soon as possible, no later than 10 days. It also doesn't indicate that a sample must be provided.
  8. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I don't believe that it actually states that an accused state shall be given a sample. From what I can find: A State Party which receives a request from another State Party for clarification of any matter which the requesting State Party believes causes such a doubt or concern shall provide the requesting State Party as soon as possible, but in any case not later than 10 days after the request. From this I don't believe that TM is not complying with International Law. She has requested answers from the Russians within the 10 days limit and with none forthcoming has taken a proportionate response. I am surprised that there is so much defence of the Russians on here given the recent history with flight MH17, the little green men in Ukraine and Crimea and the state sponsored drug cheating.
  9. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    If he did then perhaps it shouldn't be that hard for you to find evidence to support this. I remember Corbyn getting ripped a new one by Andrew Neil during the election about this very subject where he presented evidence indicating that he had no such role in the peace process other than a one sided support of all things Republican Corbyn had no answer to it. I would suggest looking it up, but then you are not interested anyway
  10. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Never suggested there was. I wasn't there and so I am not going to defend anyone who was. I am not blinkered enough to think that things do not happen that should never have happened, but I can say that in my experience no one I know of or knew ever consciously went out to harm civilians unlike the IRA. It does seem like you are bringing that one incident up to tarnish the reputation of the British Army which I whilst I am not defending, I do think you are only doing so because of your defence of the Labour leadership considering the hundreds of occasions I can name where the IRA targeted innocents.
  11. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    As a serving soldier I agree that the Marine that summarily executed the Taliban soldier was wrong and should not have been released early. He put the security of service personnel at risk for his actions and went against everything that we stand for and are taught. To bring this up in defence of an association with the IRA is stretching it though, the IRA indiscriminately targeted innocent lives, which went against everything that I was trained in when I was deployed in the province to do. I understand the desire to score cheap political points but to suggest the IRA and the British Army are comparable is beyond contempt in my opinion. I don't care whether you think soldiers are not heroes, the armed forces are only deployed at the whim of politicians and receive a significantly high amount of training in their rules of engagement.
  12. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I don't recall Corbyn or McDonnell speaking to any of the Unionist organisations during their 'peace talks' and so to suggest that it is comparable to Thacher holding back door talks is laughable