EU, U.S. - Expelling More Than 100 Russian Diplomats! For Now

Half of all EU members( 14) joined with the United States and other allies to expel Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in Salibsury, England. European Council President Donald Tusk announced the coordinated expulsions at a meeting of EU leaders in Varna, Bulgaria. In the United States, the White House announced the expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats and ordered the closure of the Russian Consulate in Seattle, citing the close proximity of a submarine base and the Boeing manufacturing plant. Ukraine also announced it was expelling 13 Russian diplomats. Things are moving fast. Current tally of Russian diplomats expelled:
🇫🇷: 4
🇩🇪: 4
🇵🇱: 4
🇱🇹: 3
🇨🇿: 3
🇳🇱: 2
🇩🇰: 2
🇮🇹: 2
🇭🇷: 1
🇭🇺: 1
🇱🇻: 1
🇬🇧: 23
🇺🇸: 60

It's time for show us a real evidence - to stopped Russian hysteria and their attitude about innocence in this case.
 

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EU is at the forefront of sanctions against Russia. But. If you really want to hurt Russia, expel their corrupt money, not their diplomats. Does anyone actually know how wealthy Putin is and how he got that way? Russia is a "one man state", a criminal kleptocracy with a symbiotic relationship with organized crime.

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2 minutes ago, jpZelabal said:

EU is at the forefront of sanctions against Russia. But. If you really want to hurt Russia, expel their corrupt money, not their diplomats. Does anyone actually know how wealthy Putin is and how he got that way? Russia is a "one man state", a criminal kleptocracy with a symbiotic relationship with organized crime.

But expelling diplomats is really easy and not much of a sacrifice for those doing the ousting. It might not be a horrific consequence to Russia to have their diplomats expelled, but it would be painful to detangle from Russian money. It's a nice show acted out on the world stage, if nothing else.

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The worst thing is that these sanctions will hurt his people and not him. Really like the idea of encouraging and making it easier for Russian people to "integrate" in EU.  Travel, experience... I have Russian friends who once been in EU can't believe what is happening at their home. But we have to be aware that many of them have manipulated idea about how EU or member states works against Russia and Putin.  When they comeback home they are again regime's control. And, result is Putin on the TOP last two decade.

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Standing in solidarity against chemical weapon use is so normal and human thing! From the other hand more UK is leaving EU and Russia is testing them to see if they are weaken by it. They are not. This isn’t just EU or U.S. solidarity but world solidarity.The chemical attack has united the World against Russia.

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They are no diplomats, they are spies. If you paint a zebra red is it a red horse or still a zebra?

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People said the 80s were back and while I admit I should have believed them at scrunchies, I didn’t until now

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9 hours ago, Rodent said:

But expelling diplomats is really easy and not much of a sacrifice for those doing the ousting. It might not be a horrific consequence to Russia to have their diplomats expelled, but it would be painful to detangle from Russian money. It's a nice show acted out on the world stage, if nothing else.

Detangle?  I'll say.  Ask the Clintons.  ... And that's just a teeny weeny little tangle in the big knot.

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9 hours ago, pinto said:

... the White House announced the expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats and ordered the closure of the Russian Consulate in Seattle, citing the close proximity of a submarine base and the Boeing manufacturing plant. Ukraine also announced it was expelling 13 Russian diplomats. Things are moving fast.  ....

1. Ukraine is governed by a neo-nazi bunch, brought to power by a coup against the elected leader & arranged by the Obama State Dept. and praised by luminaries like McCaine, who also met to strategize with the head of ISIS, in Syria, and similarly in Libya. 

2. The Skirpal poisoning was a false-flag operation, likely MI5/CIA, to bolster all the hysteria in the soft-heads & zombies. They eat it up. Yummy.

3. "close proximity of a submarine base and the Boeing manufacturing plant"  ...uh...ummm... I'm waiting. Yeah, thought so. After reading that I almost had to go to the doctor for pain pills to relieve my torso muscle spasms due to laughter overdose.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/974046984360333318.html

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British Scientists Confirm So-Called “Russian” Poison May NOT Be Russian
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-16/russian-spy-poisoning-story-indeed-another-iraqi-wmd-scam
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BBC News, August 9, 1999: US Helps Dismantle Former Soviet Novichok Plant In Uzbekisan
http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/bbc-news-august-9-1999-us-helps-dismantle-former-soviet-novichok-plant-in-uzbekisan/
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The British Government's 'Novichok' Drama Was Written By Whom?
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/03/governments-decree-truth-about-skripal-dissenters-will-be-punished.html
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You watching the Russian nerve gas story.
Everybody is saying only the Russians have it. (face in palm)
You could have made it in Chem 301.
https://twitter.com/davidbcollum/status/974008846304858112
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Russian Envoy to the UN #Nebenzya: Curious fact. Although Russia stopped all its CW programmes in 1992, the UK & the US received specialists/defectors & documentation on these projects incl. so-called Novichok in mid-1990s, continued researching CW as evidenced by open sources
https://twitter.com/EmbassyofRussia/status/974183219561103360

 

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Latest:  "Russia has ordered 60 U.S. diplomats to leave by April 5, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, in a retaliatory move against Washington which expelled a similar number of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of a Russian spy in England."

Guess that's more humane than poisoning them...or cyber-attacking our infrastructure or election tampering. Oh, wait....something is missing: annexation Ukraine, etc...

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I imagine some will be relieved to be going home.  Two hours ago, on the BBC news Russia saying diplomatic incidents could extend to military actions.  What a bullying, threatening country it is. Why?

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And, all of this is happening in Russia 70 days before of the FIFA world cup. How are the countries going to co-operate for this huge event?

 

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Time to freeze assets of Russian oligarchs...It must be aim. Everything else is only political fun-game

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1 hour ago, jpZelabal said:

And, all of this is happening in Russia 70 days before of the FIFA world cup. How are the countries going to co-operate for this huge event?

 

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NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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:/

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What a bunch of BS. The day London et al. stop allowing the Russian (and every other) kleptocracy, "new and improved" Ukraine very much included, to launder billions stolen from citizens of these countries will be the day that they actually do something useful. But courting foreign money and giving visas to anyone willing to pony up for them - gleefully taking billions from Gulf monarchies built on the backs of slaves, post-Soviet billionaires who rob their countries blind, etc. - all while claiming the high moral ground, is a special kind of hypocrisy.  

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