Okay, so anyone looking at the situation of the Alexi Navalny poisoning is going to decide that it is one of three things:
- He was poisoned by someone in the Kremlin
- He was poisoned by an enemy of the Kremlin, who wanted it to look like the Kremlin poisoned him.
- He was poisoned by some third party that isn’t directly involved in the politics of Russia, for some undisclosed reason.
This first option doesn’t make any sense. No one has explained what benefit there could possibly be to the Russian government or Vladimir Putin in poisoning this fellow.
Not only would Putin foresee the backlash in response to this, but Navalny was good for Putin. If you have the United States as an enemy country, they are always going to set up a heavily-funded fake opposition party in your country. It is better for you if this fake opposition gets no traction. Navalny got no traction. He was only supported by neo-Nazis and drug addicts. In killing him, Putin would make way for a new opposition leader who could potentially be much more charismatic and effective.
Yet, even with all of this being obvious, the first option is the only one being considered.
What’s more, the second option – which is the one anyone who hears about this should immediately think of – has not even been suggested. Apparently, the entire concept of a false flag is never considered by the public, despite the fact that the false flag technique has played such a huge role in the history of the world.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday that Germany was planning to discuss possible sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny.
“If in the coming days Russia does not help clarify what happened, we will be compelled to discuss a response with our allies,” Heiko Maas told Bild newspaper.
Any sanctions decided should be “targeted,” he added.
Germany, the current head of the European Union, is under pressure to act strictly with Russia over Navalny’s poisoning.
Navalny fell ill on a flight last month and was treated in a Siberian hospital before being evacuated to Berlin.
Earlier this week, the German government announced that Navalny had been poisoned with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok, the same chemical weapon British authorities say was used against Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in 2018.
The Russian government has denied responsibility for the attack on Navalny, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that Berlin is yet to share any findings with Russian prosecutors.
But according to Maas, there were “several indications” that Russia was behind the poisoning.
“The deadly substance with which Navalny was poisoned has in the past been found in the hands of Russian authorities,” he said. “Only a small number of people have access to Novichok, and this poison was used by Russian secret services in the attack against former agent Sergei Skripal,” the minister said.
Maas also didn’t rule out sanctions against the disputed 10-billion-euro ($11-billion) Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is under construction to deliver Russian gas to Europe.
“I hope… that the Russians do not force us to change our position on Nord Stream,” he said, adding that the consequences of any potential scrapping of the project would be assessed, and that the debate on sanctions should not be “reduced” to a single point.
It was never proved that Russia was behind the Skripal attack, though they were certainly blamed for it.
But of course, if we were willing to consider the possibility that someone would do this and purposefully make it look like Putin had done it so that he would be blamed, then we would obviously have “several indications” that implicated Putin, such as the specific agent used. Because they would be trying to frame him.
It is crazy to me that we cannot simply ask “cui bono?”
Good news for you, reader…!
I was getting very exhausted by only being able to find one single boomer meme outlining this concept for dense boomers:
So I went ahead and took the initiative and did my own version of this classic boomer meme.
(Note: I also verified the quote, given that boomers have a strict habit of putting fake quotes in their memes. The words “in lawsuits” are an artifact of the translation, by the way, which I used Google Translate to verify.)
Isn’t that great?
You could do this sort of thing too, if you weren’t LAZY and ENTITLED.
I will tell you this: I will insult the boomers all day long, but the fact of absolute reality is that millennials are just as lazy and entitled as boomers claim they are. Seriously, try to work with one, to do anything at all. Try to have a conversation with one about their life and why they’re broke.
I’m fine with accepting that it is boomers’ fault they act like this, and in fact, I believe that very strongly. It’s also the fault of society in general. But the fact is, you do not benefit by being lazy and entitled.
I’m about to go write a self-help article about lazy and entitled millennials, who are literally so lazy they won’t even make memes that aren’t low-effort crap.