I can imagine that, fear of their lives. Well, the interview was for national consumption. Nobody in the west will believe it anyway. And now Russian in Russia will say: you see perfectly logical: two bloks went to the UK for two days just to see a Cathedral in a small town: Salisbury. First day only one hour, because of some snow. Second they, they went to see it for real. So what is the fuss? It must be a Brittish complot to blame Russia. Russians abroad will say the same and point to the interview: let's have it Anrec80 and Scorpius
What’s terribly wrong? These two are just regular law-abiding middle class guys who do some small business, live their lives, have some money for occasional very budget travel. This is how they come across, nothing else. Not international relations professionals obviously. One doesn’t speak English, the other one - barely. You see plenty of such tourists in Amsterdam I am sure, who are trying to get to and see a thing or two, without knowing language. Of course it’s not uncommon for tourists not knowing how to get where they want to be to fail to get there and re-try the next day. Besides Cathedral they also wanted to see Stonehenge. Their actions obviously will differ from those of a local and seem very unusual and suspicious. To me this explanation is perfectly reasonable. Everyone who travels have been in similar spots themselves.
Now, speaking of fear. Imagine one not so wonderful day all the world’s newspapers come out with big heading: “DUTCHY AND BRAYBUDDY: WAR CRIMINALS 2018
”. What will happen? Probably you’ll be let of off your job with words “look, there is no fault of your own here, we understand it all, but please understand us too”. If you are in business - all the customers and maybe suppliers will run away. Landlord might as well approach you with similar ask - “I won’t charge you to break the lease and even pay for you move, please and sorry”. Right? And it will take a really long time while the scandal subsides, the thing gets forgotten enough and you will become employable again. Then you will need to rebuild your career, regain previous and new customers. All this will take years, and during this time you will get sometimes hungry, will need a place to live. So there are things to be feared of course. Of course it’s the correct statement - everything you have been working for for decades is gone overnight, just because you happened to be in the wrong moment in the wrong place.
Everyone else will just laugh and say, come to the UK and let investigators handle it and let's see if they can make their case in a court of law. So this was indeed a good laugh, nothing more.
What kind of wish is this? Someone going somewhere to prove their innocence? This is something unheard of in Europe since probably Roman Republic circa 500BC. Yeah, sure, come here, maybe spend in jail a year or two, we don’t know, let’s see what we can make in the court of law, maybe elsewhere. WTF is this? Can’t you get through your head one simple thing - these two people don’t owe anything to Therese May, to British prosecution, and Britain in general
? If British want some information - a British investigator is (and was) more than welcome to send a request to Russians to talk to these two. If one wants of course. They should have done exactly that months ago in fact - ask Russians for help. “Russian trolls” have been telling this to you from day one.