The inability or unwillingness to verify the precise source of the Novichuk enables us to draw two conclusions......
1- Very obviously, there is no proof the state of Russia was behind the alleged incident
2- Very obviously, Porton Down CANNOT be excluded as the source for the Novichuk
Gary Aitkenhead, the chief executive of the government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), said the poison had been identified as a military-grade novichok nerve agent, which could probably be deployed only by a nation state.Probably is a word used when one is speculating- Usually accompanied by "I don't know" or Probably, but, I can't say for sure.
He said: “It’s a military-grade nerve agent, which requires extremely sophisticated methods in order to create – something that’s probably only within the capabilities of a state actor.”
Gary Aitkenhead : He denied Russian claims that the substance could have come from Porton Down, which is eight miles from Salisbury, saying: “There’s no way that anything like that would ever have come from us or leave the four walls of our facilities.”Imagine me making a loud buzzing noise right now! I'll requote the Aitkenhead statement
There’s no way that anything like that would ever have come from us or leave the four walls of our facilities.”What a contradictory statement! - He admits that novichuk could be present and could have come from Porton Down, while denying it did , when was he states nothing like that would "leave the four walls of our facilities" A statement that clearly tells us novichuk or something like it is present at Porton Down
Aitkenhead can be further demonstrated as lying about the possibility that the Novichuk did not originate with Porton Down. Since he has already told us Porton Down did not verify the precise source of the Novichuk
Aitkenhead said: “We were able to identify it as novichok, to identify it was a military-grade nerve agent. We have not verified the precise source, but we have provided the scientific information to the government, who have then used a number of other sources to piece together the conclusions that they have come to.”
If Porton Down cannot verify the precise source of the Novichuk, then Porton Down CANNOT be discounted as the source of the Novichuk. Additionally, I'm unsure of how they can call it 'military grade' without knowing the 'precise source'
I call this type of talk "dazzling with bullshit"
We don't know if any incident, like the one being claimed, happened at all.
Flashback to March 09/2017: About that Alleged Poisoning of Sergei Skripal
" As of this moment, the one truism I can take away from the entire media presentation is that Britain is going for hysteria inducing theatrics"
My conclusion regarding this incident hasn't changed.