Farewell to a woman who ‘led a chaotic, alternative lifestyle’.

As we, as humans, grow older; we also grow wiser; (well, at least some of us do). When faced with big decisions, we bow before those whom, we presume, know better than the great uninformed mass which is the British people. But, on a matter so important as life or death; a matter of whether a Foreign State is accused of what is now a case of murder through the death of a woman leading an ‘alternative lifestyle’: the question nobody asks, presumably because there would come either no reply, or one so convoluted as to be totally unintelligible, is the simplest of questions: namely , WHY?

WHY would a sovereign State attempt to assassinate a former citizen of that State, a citizen who was found to have spied for another country, imprisoned; and then released to live, openly, in the country which he spied for, and which gave him asylum?

WHY would a sovereign State, namely the Russian Federation, enable its operatives to unleash a nerve weapon against its former citizen and his daughter; when the daughter was living openly and without any harassment whatsoever, in the Russian Federation?

WHY does the British Prime Minister insist, with no real hard evidence at all, and continue to lay blame for the attacks which very nearly succeeded in the death of the father and daughter, as well as the first policeman on the scene of the couple’s collapse; on the Russian Federation, and on President Putin?

WHY would Heads of European States, and the American President, together expel 169 ‘diplomats’ (code for ‘probably, more than likely spies) from their respective countries without clear and incontrovertible proof of the guilt of the Russian Federation’s actions?

WHY would that same Russian Federation vehemently deny any involvement in this murderous attack, knowing as they do that the nerve agent in question was said to be developed in the laboratories of that Federation?

WHY would the Russian Federation, in the middle of the final preparations for hosting the FIFA World Cup, lay itself wide open to these charges of State-sponsored assassination by the most grisly and horrible means imaginable.

Why indeed? The near tragedy of the two Russians, father and daughter, who literally just survived a determined attack by, in the terms which SHOULD have been used, person or persons unknown; is now transformed into a murder investigation because of the death, through this same nerve agent, of a sad and troubled alcoholic drug user (probably) named Dawn Sturgess, previously hospitalised, along with her (registered heroin addict) partner Charlie Rowley. Because of their ‘chaotic lifestyles’ (code words for drug and alcohol addiction), which included searching through dumpsters and bins for anything capable of being converted into cash with which to purchase either booze or drugs, no-one can be certain where the initial contact and drug contamination took place; so the police, along with the biological warfare suit-wearing specialists from Porton Down, are now saying that the hospitalised couple PROBABLY came into contact with some discarded Novichok container in the Queen Elizabeth gardens in Salisbury: the same gardens which were given the ALL-CLEAR by those same Porton Down specialists some two-odd months ago.

But my point, and my initial questions remain unanswered. Is it Possible that the attack was coordinated by the Russian State? The answer remains; “Yes, it is possible; but so far no firm, hard evidence has emerged that the Russian State was behind the attack. We have no proof: no proof at all, but the Russians are a very convenient bunch to blame.” They have history in this type of attack, with the deaths of Georgi Markov as well as Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned by polonium, a radio-active isotope made only within a nuclear facility.

But, once again, I stress that there maybe plenty of circumstantial evidence POINTINGtowards the Russian Federation; but proof? Hard evidence? Not a single item: no proof; no statement, just a lot of hot air and speculation!

10 comments for “Farewell to a woman who ‘led a chaotic, alternative lifestyle’.

  1. Mudplugger
    July 10, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    And why should this death be publicly labelled ‘murder’ when there is no sign of intent, on the part of anyone, deliberately to take the life of Dawn Sturgess?

    ‘Homicide’ or ‘suspected manslaughter’ would be nearer the mark, but those words don’t carry the emotive power of the M-word. It’s only a word-choice, but it conveys much.

  2. john in cheshire
    July 10, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    My question is how come Dawn Sturgess died but the Skripals live? Want she given the same level of care as the Skripals? Is her boyfriend being the best, Skripals level of treatment?

    Also, have this unfortunate couple actually been contaminated with this novichok stuff? Says who, and where’s the evidence to support this assertion.

    There are so many lies being told by so many people, I’m beginning to doubt that someone called Dawn Sturgess exists.

    • woodsy42
      July 10, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Difficult one John. But if it was all make believe wouldn’t they have picked somone respectable and middle class with a lifestyle that was difficult to criticize? Or is Dawn maybe real and just an unfortunate victim of a disfunctional lifestyle and drug overdose whose death and location conveniently fitted the propaganda requirements?

  3. Bill
    July 10, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    “I’m beginning to doubt that someone called Dawn Sturgess exists.”

    Expand that thought/feeling to ‘the Skripals’ and…

  4. Penseiveat
    July 10, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    It is possible that Putin’s Russia, always adept at playing the waiting game, as the Sovs were in the cold war, waited for a reasonable period of time and then dropped another container of the poison somewhere in Salisbury, knowing that someone, sometime, would find it. They can then claim, “See, it wasn’t us. It’s a deliberate ploy by the UK government to discrediit the innocent, peaceful, peoples of the Russian Federation.” Any KGB trained operative would be worth his weight in (Siberian) salt in the art of disinformation. If you deny something long enough, and vigorously enough, someone will start to believe you. Sad as the death of a ‘lost soul’ is, just be grateful it wasn’t a child who found the container. Perhaps it will be next time, and I am sure there will be a next time.
    Meanwhile, that overtly heterosexual Vladimir Putin is sat in his dacha, smiling, as he listens to his collection of Judy Garland records.

  5. Pcar
    July 10, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    I found it tediously disgusting that PM May started her HoC statement yesterday with the virtue signalling emote “We are all sad blah Dawn blah hearts blah family blah”

    Speak for yourself you FFC, say “I” not “We”. We are not ALL sad blah; birth then death is inevitable – God made it so.

    A PM leads with “her” sadness at a criminal druggies death – God please help us be ridded of this PM.

    • Twenty Rothmans
      July 11, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      A merciless and accurate statement.
      We are all Grenfellians now.
      Of course, it’s very sad for her children, who are without a mother now – but you would have to ask them.

  6. Pcar
    July 10, 2018 at 11:19 pm


    Bin duties

  7. July 11, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    “”They (Russians) have history in this type of attack,..””

    Hmmm. History is discovered after the fact and yes indeed, there were “Georgi Markov as well as Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned by polonium, a radio-active isotope made only within a nuclear facility.”

    But I wonder who else has a ‘history’ as yet to be uncovered. Britain, perhaps, in some more realistic and quite secret operations not unlike James Bond’s that we do not get to read about in Zimbabwe’s or Martinique’s newspapers.

    Mrs May’s eagerness to capitalise with her unsupported accusations and too prompt expulsions has already proven to be an incompetent weasel in matters much closer to ‘home’ affairs. I posit incompetence although there are words with more pointed meanings that could be used.

  8. Pcar
    July 11, 2018 at 10:06 pm


    Mrs May’s … has already proven to be an incompetent weasel in matters much closer to ‘home’ affairs. I posit incompetence although there are words with more pointed meanings that could be used.

    “I posit incompetence” – weak, scared, subservient, vain, incapable, stubborn, intransigent, risk/change/opportunity averse, bureaucrat not leader

    She is damaging UK’s reputation & respect, especially with USA who have offered free-trade

    England is going to be sorry for how they treat Trump: John Browne

    Parliament never really accepted Brexit: Daniel Hannan

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