Pretty good series from the BBC. A bit surprising for me was the actual scale of operations the whole case demanded and the series does not even tell about the spy/criminal hunt at all. I knew it must have been quite large, as, in these types of incidents, it’s not common to leave stones unturned, but still.
Makes you even more pissed off about Putin and his crime syndicate, though.
The Salisbury Poisonings: With Rafe Spall, Anne-Marie Duff, Annabel Scholey, Judah Cousin. Three episode, fact based drama from the BBC, about the 2018 Novichok poisoning crisis in the city of Salisbury.
Why do you speak of you and your crime syndicate in the third person? Does it have subtitles? That British accent is horrible.
I’m not sure if the English translation is accurate, but the announcers talk a lot of shit and stroke the Russians biggly
Yeah, no capitalist announcer would ever talk shit and praise their own over the top. That’s why I love to watch american documentaries about the best bombers/tanks/fighter planes in the world. They are just so calm and factually accurate.
You are clearly in denial about da P51 winning da war!
I saw the first episode, and it had its moments (like the scene with the other services shitting on the Coast Guard), and it was nice to see Steve Carrel play a character straight, rather than as some over the top personality… but the series in general feels like it’s going to be a miss.
I am hopeful that one day soon restrictions on distilled spirits will be relaxed as they have been for farm wineries and craft breweries. The history of regulation, taxation, and prohibition only whetted the appetites of states and government agencies for power and corruption and will be difficult to dislodge, however. Respponsible as they are collectively for the misery they have inflicted on small operators (particularly so-called “heritage” distillers), their activities need to be curtailed.
Come to think of it, that goes for a lot more law enforcement than just on alcohol regulation.
<Shrug> it was always about the money and power, from George Washington and the Whiskey Tax on.
You know what Jeferson had to say about rebellion?
Thomas Jefferson was serving as ambassador to France at the time and refused to be alarmed by Shays’ Rebellion. He argued in a letter to James Madison on January 30, 1787 that occasional rebellion serves to preserve freedoms. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”