The Skripal Case, Propaganda, and Syria: Are We In For Another Cold War?

Last March, the former double-agent and spy Sergei Skripal, and his adult daughter, Yulia, were found unconscious on a park bench in the UK town of Salisbury. Both had been poisoned with a nerve agent known as Novichok, developed by USSR several decades ago. After an investigation, British officials accused Russia of planning and executing the death-threatening poisoning, which could have affected as many as a hundred thirty people to Novichok. In a statement to the House of Commons on March 12, Prime Minister Theresa May said it was “highly likely” that Russian officials organized the attack.