This is an interesting one, since professor Collum is clearly a highly qualified chemist. He is also a well documented nutcase (dabbling in economics) and scourge of female and less clearly gendered students at Cornell. Being a Putin apologizer is a new thing, but it may just be a Trump affinity thing.zero hedge had something on the death of the russian double agent in the UK
British Prime Minister May had saidNovichok was developed by the Soviet Union in what is now Uzbekistan and the US military helped the Uzbeks dismantle the plant"It is now clear that Mr Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia.
This is part of a group of nerve agents known as ‘Novichok’.
Mr Speaker, there are therefore only two plausible explanations for what happened in Salisbury on the 4th of March.
Either this was a direct act by the Russian State against our country.
Or the Russian government lost control of this potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others."
1999: U.S. and Uzbeks Agree on Chemical Arms Plant Cleanup
David Collum is a Cornell Chemistry prof: