On 09/04/2018 21:20, Fredxx wrote:
> On 09/04/2018 18:43, GB wrote:
>> On 09/04/2018 16:13, Fredxx wrote:
>>> Since you haven't cited any source, yes, especially when the "guinea
>>> pigs died" is mentioned in more than one report and nothing to
>>> suggest they died from anything other than hunger.
>>> For once the Russians are on the ball, and the UK authorities have
>>> nothing to counter their questioning of how the guinea pigs died,
>>> apart from 'neglect'.
>> I think you are taking my little joke just a bit too seriously, and
>> I'm 99.9% sure that the Russians have not not commented on the guinea
> They do say many a true word is said in jest, even if accidental!
Ah, lovely! The Russians are continuing the farce. Let's face it, Putin
has blood on his hands. A couple of guinea pigs more or less make no
>> Of course, the pets died from neglect as an immediate cause. However,
>> that neglect was due to a nerve agent having been applied to the front
>> door of the house and the police deciding to shut the place up until
>> they were quite sure they were adequately protected.
> There have been a number of stories of how the nerve agent was applied,
> but the door handle seems to be current favourite.
> There was a second cat which has not been found.
It's either lucky, and it's found a lovely new home, or it touched the
front door knob and died under a hedge.
The odd thing is how mundane Skripal's life had become. He used to be a
colonel in military intelligence, who did a little double agenting on
the side. I mean, how glamorous is that! Then he ended up in a neat semi
in Southampton, with a horseshoe incongruously nailed to the plastic
front door. (Right way up, to keep the luck in.) He kept two cats and
two guinea pigs, and his chief pastime seems to have been having a pint
or two in the local restaurants. If they hadn't poisoned him, he'd have
died of boredom soon, anyway.