Thing is, the Grey Fox Nazi is a confirmed troll and is not contributing to the thread AT ALL, other than to come out with "rubbish" (alternative swear words are available). Why is he still here and not banned? I have him on ignore but as the last ten pages are so are predominantly responses to him, its has been a difficult read to catch up...
Except it’s not the country that goes on trial, is it, thicko? It’s the individuals who carried out that act. None of the coverage blaming Russia for it prejudices that as the perpetrators could be of any nationality (theoretically) but acting for the Russian state.
If Russia ever provides whoever it is who is identified (which it won’t) then it is the individuals that are on trial using evidence against them, and not anything related to the state actor.
It is no more than your interpretation and your private opinion.
If OPCW accused Russia or any other country then it would be clearly written in official documents.
They asked exactly what they asked - no more, no less.
So it would be logical to expect that PD will provide complete information about the poison to OPCW. Maybe chemical that PD calls as Novichok was developed in PD. Who knows?
So OPCW experts having samples and formula of the poison are able to make conclusions themselves.
Alas, Russia was not given by any samples to identify the toxic chemicals. Explain me please, how it is possible to help with identification without any samples?
OK, but give us samples.
Something that is being called as Novichok was invented long ago, in Soviet times.
As I remember, any country has right to produce any toxic chemicals for testing purposes in small quantities (100 ml) and has no obligation to register it as CW.
Laboratories approved to produce CA for research may produce up to 100g total per year without being subject to OPCW inspections. The amounts and types produced must however still be declared, over the country's National Authority, to the OPCW.
I worked in one such lab prior to my time at the OPCW!