So on Sky News they are nattering about What To Do? about the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal and his daughter. With such onerous possibles as expelling some diplomats or even forbidding travel to Putin’s Closest… except the top tier have already been banned for several other things all to no effect.
breathlessly asserts it was a hit approved by Putin, so says his opponents…
‘Vladimir Putin ordered the assassination of spy Sergei Skripal’, claims Kremlin opponent
RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin ordered the assassination of double agent Sergei Skripal to send a chilling message to his political rivals, it was claimed yesterday.
While other folks are saying things like “It MUST be Putin, as nobody else has a motive”. Completely missing the potential for those of the Left West Cabal who are running an anti-Russia and Trump “collusion” campaign to be just evil enough to run a false flag assassination pointing a finger at Putin and painting him as Evil Most High.
Now I can’t even offer an opinion of which is most probable. Putin The KGB, vs Soros & Friends Evil Manipulators. Either could “go there”, IMHO.
What I can do is address the “what to do” about it.
IF you can not with high probability ascribe guilt, you can’t punish anyone. In those cases you can only look to how to prevent future actions or catch future perps. So a future surveillance, vetting, or police effort.
However, IFF you can ascribe guilt, then it is possible to apply “Be The Mirror” philosophy.
In particular, IFF Russia can be clearly fingered as the perp, there’s a simple Mirror solution. Skripal was part of a “spy exchange”. Traditionally it was understood that once exchanged, no assassination or repatriation (kidnapping) attempts would be made. This violates that, so it is now “off the table”. That means that the simple tat for this is to assassinate the spy that was exchanged. Oh, and maybe one of his close family if both Skripal and his daughter bite the dust.
If the exact person exchanged is not available (say they are already passed away from other causes), a similar “value” target is selected. For bonus points you can ‘do them in’ with the same method.
Is this moral? Not really. But it IS the mirror placed to the face of immorality. Biblical in basis, and an ‘eye for an eye’ yields a “spy for a spy” in this case.
Will it just end up with a string of dead bodies? Well, that would be entirely up to Putin. He would know that for every one he orders killed, he loses one. When would he tire of that? Hard to say. However, in living by this philosophy for a while, I’ve generally found that folks really really like to win, and when “winning” turns into “at best a draw with pain”, they stop.
It is absolutely essential when dealing with folks of low morality and willing to go to any ends to win, that you make it absolutely clear to them that if they attack, they will have as much damage or more in return. Such folks respect power, so you must demonstrate strong power. They are ruthless, so respect a ruthless response.
Think of it as the MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) doctrine on a small local scale. “Yes, you can destroy here; and in return you will have destruction at home.”