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Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:27 PM

US expels 12 diplomats?

I am listening to the Russian ambassador's presser just prior to resumption of the UN meeting. He got a phone call during the questioning. He told the reporters that the US has expelled 12 Russian diplomats and given them until March 7th to leave. This is big news. No, he didn't know who among them were told to leave.

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EndlessWire Feb 2022 OP
JustAnotherGen Feb 2022 #1
EndlessWire Feb 2022 #5
JustAnotherGen Mar 2022 #13
Irish_Dem Feb 2022 #2
ripcord Feb 2022 #3
FakeNoose Feb 2022 #4
EndlessWire Feb 2022 #6
wnylib Feb 2022 #7
EndlessWire Feb 2022 #9
wnylib Feb 2022 #12
CentralMass Feb 2022 #8
Nevilledog Feb 2022 #10
EndlessWire Feb 2022 #11


Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:45 PM

5. Wow, Reuters moved fast!

This is not good.

We closed our Embassy in Belarus. We gave permission for certain personnel to leave the Embassy in Moscow. Now, we are expelling "Diplomats." This happened, apparently, at lunch time? Between the first session, the break, and waiting for more speeches to come in the afternoon session, we kicked them out.

I dunno...response coming....

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:32 PM

2. Probably Russian intelligence agents?

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:33 PM

3. Need to add the diplomats from the countries that are enabling them

The former parts of the Soviet Union Belarus,Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Kyrgyzstan. Cuba, India, China, Iran, Syria and Venezuela, all these countries should face sanctions both economic and diplomatic.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:37 PM

4. Well OK "diplomat" is an umbrella-term

We aren't kicking the Russian Ambassador out, but maybe it's some of his flunkies. Or maybe it's Russians whose jobs aren't so well-defined.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:50 PM

6. Well

Of course we are not kicking the Ambassador out. HE has to appear back at the UN meeting where we are all telling him that Putin and his buds will probably face criminal proceedings over this war. Ukraine requested a criminal investigation. Someone has to be available to tell Moscow how effed he is.

Besides, I don't think the UN has the balls to kick Russia out. But, the timing is very interesting.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:56 PM

7. Now if we could just get the American

assets to Russia out of US government.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 06:46 PM

9. I agree!

After hearing tRump praise Putin, murderer, and then double down on it, I have had a profound feeling that he is, and has been, a Russian asset.

If you were a member of a political party that suddenly turned Nazi, then the only thing to do would be to quit that party. Go elsewhere. So, when I look at all those guys who are members of the GOP, now the TP, I look at all of them as if they are Russian operatives. It is their fault.

I know that this has been going on for some time, but just this week I felt it deep in my gut. I really, really think that tRump works for Putin.

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Response to EndlessWire (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 06:59 PM

12. US and British Intel agencies agree.

There were some Intel reports during TFG's time in office that they feared he might be a Russian asset. Since then, they have pretty much agreed that he was.

https://static.guim.co.uk/images/favicon-32x32.ico

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 06:03 PM

8. Too bad they can't expel Fox news..

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 06:55 PM

10. It's a little more involved



Tweet text:

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen
@NoLieWithBTC
JUST IN: The Biden Administration is expelling 12 Russian diplomats for “engaging in espionage.” A Russian ambassador just called it “a hostile act” and Jen Psaki responded to the ambassador: “I think the hostile act is committing espionage activities on our own soil.”
2:29 PM · Feb 28, 2022


So, I guess they caught then calling Republicans?

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 06:57 PM

11. LOL! n/t

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