"The Todal" <***@icloud.com> wrote in message news:***@mid.individual.net...
: On 16/03/2018 03:01, rbowman wrote:
: > On 03/15/2018 10:25 AM, The Todal wrote:
: >> On 15/03/2018 14:05, rbowman wrote:
: >>> On 03/15/2018 03:27 AM, Bod wrote:
: >>>> On 15/03/2018 05:19, Basil Jet wrote:
: >>>>> On 2018\03\13 19:18, BurfordTJustice wrote:
: >>>>>> Putin 3 UK 0
: >>>>> The score is Putin 3 Russia 0. It's not Brits he's poisoning.
: >>>> Spot on. Say the wrong thing in Russia and you'll mysteriously
: >>>> disappear....forever. Happens all of the time.
: >>>> All of the elections are heavily rigged in favour of Putin etc.
: >>> One more time; explain why a convicted traitor was swapped out in a
: >>> prisoner exchange and poisoned eight years later. No logical
: >>> explanation? I didn't think so.
: >> I think the explanation is perfectly logical and obvious.
: >> Russia wanted to send a message to all its dissidents, all its secret
: >> agents who are thinking of betraying their country and all its critics.
: >> We can reach out and kill you no matter where you take refuge.
: > They could have drawn and quartered him in Red Square in 2006 if that
: > was the case instead of sentencing him to 13 years and then trading him
: > off for some of their spies the US was holding. If your dog craps on the
: > floor and you smack him with a rolled up newspaper 12 years later he's
: > apt to be confused.
: The objective wasn't to punish Skripal. It was to make an example of him.