The feverish efforts of Theresa May’s government, backed by the British elite and the City of London, to feed the new Cold War drive against Russia are running into trouble. Take London’s role in organizing the “Russiagate” scandal in the United States, involving supposed collusion between the Trump team and Russian officials, in which “former” MI6 operative Christopher Steele was a leading player. Or the claim that Russia and Vladimir Putin himself were behind the attempt to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, using chemical weapons, which has collapsed under the weight of its own contradictions. Then, the British government’s eagerness to launch military strikes against Syria on April 14, once again in the absence of hard evidence, and on the sole basis of a Foreign Office-financed terrorist group in Syria, the White Helmets, led a number of leading diplomatic and military figures in the U.K. itself to question the blatant lies behind those attacks. For example:
Over the past year, London has worked very hard to portray itself as the leader of the “free world”, at the forefront of the battle against totalitarianism in all its forms. The British need to assume that role, their elite proclaims, because of Donald Trump’s “insane” intention to establish good relations with Russia and China, rather than upholding the traditional Anglo-American geopolitics. If one is to believe Prime Minister Theresa May, the United Kingdom is making a full comeback on the global scene to combat the country’s main enemy, which is Russia.
Numerous independent political observers outside of the mainstream media have exposed the blatant attempts by Prime Minister Theresa May and her government to lead the “free world” into a acrusade against Russia purportedly for poisoning a former Russian spy turned British agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on March 4. They point to the total lack of evidence presented by the British authorities, as well as to the absence of any cui bono from the side of the Russians.
The top British law official has now declared openly that a war of aggression war may be illegal under international law — but not under English law! That claim was made by Attorney General Jeremy Wright, as reported in the April 17 Guardian, in an effort to protect former Prime Minister Tony Blair from prosecution for war crimes related to the 2003 Iraq war.