Navalny Changes the Story Again – Campaigns for Biden Against Trump

Alexei Navalny has opened his US media campaign on Sunday with interviews on CBS Television and the New Yorker magazine. Wearing a new white shirt, he has also opened a new version of the attempted assassination.

In Navalny’s fresh plot, he now says he was poisoned when he was putting on clothes in his hotel room in Tomsk, and then touched a water bottle. “We know that I was poisoned in the hotel because I — well, again, it’s just a pure speculation because no one knows what happened exactly —  but I think that when I was, er, maybe put some clothes with this poison on me, I touched it with the hand [left hand], and then I sipped from the bottle [right hand]. So this nerve agent was not inside of the bottle but on the bottle.”

The evidence for the poisoning, Navalny insisted to CBS, can be found in the reports of the French and Swedish military laboratories. According to a partial release of the official report by the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), “two blood samples were collected from the patient [Navalny] on the 5th of September 2020”.

Litigation in a Stockholm court by Mats Nilsson is underway to compel publication of the full FOI report. The laboratory confirms it did not test Navalny’s urine, skin samples, clothing, or the water bottle.

Navalny now claims to the New Yorker that the evidence of his poisoning can be found in the classified report of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), although it too has announced that it did not test the water bottle and did not identify Novichok. “I was poisoned with a different kind of Novichok. Even the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons classifies its reports, because no one wants to publish the formula.”

According to the report of the OPCW, “the mission was restricted to the collection of biomedical samples from Mr Navalny. No other information was shared by the German authorities. On 6 September 2020, the TAV [technical assistance visit] team visited the Charité Hospital in Berlin… In line with OPCW procedures, blood and urine sampling was conducted by the hospital staff.”

The only laboratory which did test the bottle, the German Army laboratory IPTB in Munich, has not been identified by Navalny in his new US media claims as a source of what happened to him. No testing of the clothes which Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya, brought with the bottle to Berlin has been reported by any source. According to Navalnaya, she wrestled a suitcase of Navalny’s clothes away from local police at Omsk airport to take it onboard the charter flight to Berlin.

For the first time, Navalny has revealed a diagnosis he says was discussed with his wife at the Omsk Hospital. “There were all these doctors at the hospital in Omsk wearing their white coats,” he told New Yorker, “saying, ‘Of course, he wasn’t poisoned, of course, it’s a case of pancreatitis.’ It’s hard to argue with that. They are doctors! And we are not. And Yulia and [assistant Leonid] Volkov both told me that even as they were making arrangements to have me airlifted to Germany, they were thinking, What if it is pancreatitis and tomorrow he comes to in Germany, furious?”

Navalny’s interview with the Sixty Minutes programme of CBS was recorded in Berlin, before he and his wife left for the Black Forest resort of Ibach in Bavaria last week. CBS broadcast the interview on Sunday. Read a partial text and the full 13-minute video clip here.

CBS invited Navalny to take a shot at President Donald Trump. “Angela Merkel of Germany and Emmanuel Macron of France have persuaded the European Union to impose sanctions over this,” the CBS reporter Lesley Stahl said. “Well, all these leaders have signed on, except Donald Trump. And— Alexey Navalny: Yes, I– I have noticed it. (LAUGH). Lesley Stahl: Is it important to you that he condemn this action? Alexey Navalny: So, I think it’s extremely important that everyone, of course, including and maybe in the first of all, president of United States, to be very against using chemical weapons in the 21st Century.”

The studio interview was interrupted by an excursion CBS filmed of Navalny walking hand in hand with his wife in front of the Brandenburg Gate, symbol of the line where the Soviet and US armies divided Berlin at the end of the World War. The display of armed German police and security agents surrounding Navalny in front of the Gate was intended to show German force backing what CBS described as “the leader of the opposition in Russia”. According to Stahl, he is “under the protection of the German Government because there is concern he could be the target of another poisoning. And yet he says he is determined to return to Moscow in a couple of months…and resume his work where he left off, campaigning against Vladimir Putin.”

In Navalny’s interview with New Yorker he was confused in his recounting of what his first symptoms were on board his flight from Tomsk. He describes full consciousness but mental disorientation; no difficulty with breathing, no nausea, no foaming at the mouth, no paralysis, no pain. Navalny’s self-reported symptoms correspond to no reported case of organophosphate or Novichok poisoning.

“The moment I knew that I’d been poisoned was the moment I realized my life was ending. What I was experiencing up until then was a kind of incomprehension. We can understand a heart attack or a stroke, but we cannot understand the effects of cholinesterase inhibitors—evolution does not prepare us for this. You are in this strange state of losing focus, and the strangeness keeps growing.”

“On the airplane, I went to the bathroom and I realized that I would not be able to leave the bathroom on my own, and this was when I knew I’d been poisoned. It was so difficult to open the door. I could see the door, I could understand everything, and I was plenty physically strong enough—I would have been able to do pushups, if only, at that moment, I had been able to grasp the concept of pushups. I guess if I’d had sudden heart pain or abdominal pain, I would have realized even faster that I was dying, because this physical experience would have been familiar to me. But this was worse than pain.”

The magazine interview was recorded by Zoom on October 8, when Navalny was in an apartment in Berlin.

Source: Dances With Bear

  1. brian niziol says

    Another CIA agent telling lies. What else in new. This is not even news.

  2. Curmudgeon_49 says

    Yup, the Russians are so incompetent their “military grade” Novichok, once again, failed to do its job. As one of the chemists involved with creating Novichok stated, one drop will kill a person in seconds.
    How did the water bottle, open or not, get from a hotel room to Germany on an airplane? How did Navalny, who as part of his parole, leave the country if they were trying to kill him?
    This guy’s story holds water as well as a cheesecloth.

  3. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

    Maybe Navalny’s poisoning is as imaginary as Trump’s COVID infection appears to be.

    1. Ronnie&MargaretInDementia says

      MI6 for one, FBI for the other. Simples.

  4. didactic1 says

    No credible account of how “poison” was ingested or delivered. He is a minor, failure, Western agent.

    After years of failure, I would have indigestion too. I am sure Biden can find a spot for this loser at Brookings, Harvard or at NBC.

  5. plamenpetkov says

    Once again, this is all Russia’s fault. There is plenty fo things he could have been charged with years ago, tried and thrown in jail forever. But Russia let him wander around and cause trouble.
    and as usual with all the West;s lies, they can be whatever the West says are “facts”

    1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      What is wrong with letting him act like their Bill O’Liely?

    2. Ronnie&MargaretInDementia says

      C’mon, America finally gets to see what it’s been paying for all these years, bit like the criminal Browder who left his accountant to take the rap and die, then went on to speak in front of congress (small C). The bubble gets bigger every day

      1. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

        How about that out of touch suburbanite they hired to be pretend president of Venezuela? What a joke. Navalny reminds me of that guy.

  6. Ronnie&MargaretInDementia says

    Pahahaha! The blind talking to the blind. The bubble grows bigger and reality recedes. Until the West engages with reality it has not a chance of engaging with the Russians. They need to realise that what the think is a light at the end of the tunnel is in fact another train.

    1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      Should we be expecting the deaf to be talking to the deaf?

      1. Jasonovich says

        I can’t hear you, whatya say! LOL

      2. Ronnie&MargaretInDementia says

        Why not, one doesn’t need language to commune?

        1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

          Languages come in many splendored forms.
          Unless you know sign language, you wouldn’t even know what the deaf are doing.

  7. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

    What a piece of shit. US media is so goddamn dishonest that Americans now know almost NOTHING about what is happening in foreign countries unless they travel there or know someone living there.

    Navalny has less than 10 percent support among Russians. He has NO chance to take office and never did have a chance.

    The misconceptions and lies our press tells us are just goddamn unbelievable. How the fuck do they live with themselves?

    1. Promitheas Apollonious says

      10%? you are very generous.

    2. Mistaron says

      By all accounts that I’ve seen, his popularity/support is no more than approximately 2%. Whereby the Western press has built him up to be the ‘main’ opposition to Putin, he is hardly on Russia’s political radar and barely acknowledged on Russian TV.

    3. didactic1 says

      Biden wins this a hole will be sitting in a skyscraper in London with clients provided by the Davos Gang.

    4. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      What better reason can there be for the increasing foreign media presence in America than the unreliability of domestic American media outlets?

    5. Ronnie&MargaretInDementia says

      All western propaganda is now solely aimed at its own citizens, they have no way of influencing Russian or Chinese people so it is now just a case of hybrid warfare against our own people in the hope that at some point they will accept war. Sadly it is a war the West can only lose on all fronts.

      1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

        They lost it a long time ago on the shortwave bands, and the Internet is redirecting interest in the same directions.

      2. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

        Yeah. I mostly agree. There are still very old petty jealousies and disputes between countries they can somewhat exploit. However, even exploitation of those “opportunities” is becoming obvious and tiresome to most people around the world.

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