Question Regarding Expulsion of Russian Diplomats by Canada
Good morning Ms Tassi,
This is an “informal request” under the Access to Information Act.
I am a resident of Dundas, Ontario and a voter in your constituency. I am also a publisher and editor of the local website “mydundasvalley.com” which primarily deals with small local issues, like the deer hunt in Dundas Valley or public access to our local areas and facilities once built with taxpayers’ money. Occasionally, I deal with broader issues, both provincial and federal, that have a potential of seriously affecting our lives as Canadians and/or Hamiltonians.
My request is as follows:
What evidence, other than “assurances” and “solidarity”, did the Canadian government base its decision to expel Russian diplomats on?
We are all adults and we know that “assurances” and “solidarity” alone do not constitute “evidence”.
In her official statement, the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Christa Freeland mentioned that this initiative was taken “in response to a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy in Salisbury, UK.” What evidence does the Canadian government have to support the claim that:
– such attack indeed took place;
– a chemical military grade agent was indeed used in this attack;
– Russia was responsible for this attack?
Aside from the fact that the UK government did not present to the public (or to Russia) any evidence to support these claims, and aside from the fact that, in the past, false statements were made by the US and UK governments to justify criminal policies (for example the infamous “Downing Street Memo“), I have found information suggesting that evidence of Russian involvement in the alleged attempted murder of Mr. Skripal and his daughter does not, in fact, exist. You will find this information in a post by a former British diplomat Craig Murray – here:
- Boris Johnson A Categorical Liar
as well as in a statement made by the Russian Ministry of Defence here:
Some disturbing facts pointing to the possibility of a false-flag operation, are indicated in the following sources:
- Skripal False Flag: C’era Una Esercitazione In Corso
- Toxic storm for Royal Marines in major chemical exercise
- Operation Toxic Dagger: Elite commandos train to storm an ISIS chemical weapons factory in Britain
- Ma dai! L’esercio inglese inizia una grande esecitazione simulando un attacco con il gas….indovinate quando e dove
I understand that these sources may be labeled as “unofficial” but I would like you to look at the facts included in them rather than at the “letterheads”. Given the seriousness of the British claim and the fact that this (and other similar incidents) may provoke a major global military conflict in which more of our sons and daughters will die, I strongly believe that Canadian public has the right to know, in details, what you, the politicians, are doing on our behalf and what are you basing your decisions on.
1. Was there a debate in the House of Commons on this topic?
2. Was there a vote on this initiative in the Parliament?
3. If yes, how did you (Filomena Tassi) vote on this issue?
Thank you, in advance, for your time and help in this matter. Please reply with concrete information, not with a standard, general letter that does not specifically answer my questions. I am not a politician.
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Additional supporting facts:
Any qualified political analyst knows that Russia could not benefit from such an attempt and would not use a chemical agent that is traceable back to it. No intelligence agency in the world would leave such fingerprints.
In her statement, the British Prime Minister Theresa May said that:
- Russia is responsible for the attempted murder of the Skripals because “Novichok” was once developed and manufactured in Russia.
- Russia has a history of political assassinations;
- Russian government views defectors as legitimate assassination targets.
In fact, an identical chemical agent, known as A-234, was in late 1990s developed and manufactured in the US.
Furthermore, agent VX, that was used in the assassination of the brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, was in 1950s developed and manufactured in Great Britain. This, however, does not “prove” that Great Britain is responsible for that assassination.
As to the history of political assassinations, Theresa May should initiate a reliable investigation into the 2003 murder of Dr David Kelly, a British scientist and UN weapons inspector, who publicly testified that there were no weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq, and therefore using this accusation as an official reason for the invasion of Iraq did not have any merit. – https://www.globalresearch.ca/search?q=David+Kelly&x=0&y=0
I have called your constituency office in Hamilton yesterday but they could not answer my questions. They suggested that I call you or Mr. Peter Sullivan at your Ottawa office, instead. I did so and was told that Mr. Sullivan was on the phone and that he would call me back. This was around 10:00 a.m. I then waited till midnight but Mr. Sullivan did not call me back.
I called several times again, this morning, but nobody at your office in Ottawa picked up the phone. I left a message, but nobody called me back. Therefore, I am sending this request via email and I am posting it on the “mydundasvalley.com” website as an “Open Letter to MP Filomena Tassi”, where I will also post your reply, if you respond to my question.
The two official articles, linked to above – ( https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2018/march/06/180306-toxic-storm-for-royal-marines-in-major-chemical-exercise – and – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4436106/Elite-commandos-train-storm-ISIS-weapons-factory.html ), included maps showing that military chemical warfare exercises took place nearby at the time of tyhe alleged attack on Skripals. These maps were later replaced with pictures of soldiers, after the bloggers had raised this issue. These maps can be still viewed in some blogs, for example here: https://www.maurizioblondet.it/skripal-false-flag-cera-esercitazione-corso/ and here: http://liberticida.altervista.org/dai-lesercito-inglese-inizia-grande-esercitazione-simulando-un-attacco-gas-indovinate/ .
Just like in case of Johnson’s deleted Twitter post, what we see here looks like an attempt to delete evidence indicating that this was a false-flag operation and that the UK government is lying.