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EndlessWire

(6,731 posts)
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:27 PM Feb 2022

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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US expels 12 diplomats? (Original Post) EndlessWire Feb 2022 OP
Here you go JustAnotherGen Feb 2022 #1
Wow, Reuters moved fast! EndlessWire Feb 2022 #5
Obama did this in December 2016 JustAnotherGen Mar 2022 #13
Probably Russian intelligence agents? Irish_Dem Feb 2022 #2
Need to add the diplomats from the countries that are enabling them ripcord Feb 2022 #3
Well OK "diplomat" is an umbrella-term FakeNoose Feb 2022 #4
Well EndlessWire Feb 2022 #6
Now if we could just get the American wnylib Feb 2022 #7
I agree! EndlessWire Feb 2022 #9
US and British Intel agencies agree. wnylib Feb 2022 #12
Too bad they can't expel Fox news.. CentralMass Feb 2022 #8
It's a little more involved Nevilledog Feb 2022 #10
LOL! n/t EndlessWire Feb 2022 #11

EndlessWire

(6,731 posts)
5. Wow, Reuters moved fast!
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:45 PM
Feb 2022

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....

 

ripcord

(5,553 posts)
3. Need to add the diplomats from the countries that are enabling them
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:33 PM
Feb 2022

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.

FakeNoose

(33,597 posts)
4. Well OK "diplomat" is an umbrella-term
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:37 PM
Feb 2022

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.

EndlessWire

(6,731 posts)
6. Well
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:50 PM
Feb 2022

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.

EndlessWire

(6,731 posts)
9. I agree!
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 06:46 PM
Feb 2022

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.

wnylib

(22,335 posts)
12. US and British Intel agencies agree.
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 06:59 PM
Feb 2022

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

Nevilledog

(51,917 posts)
10. It's a little more involved
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 06:55 PM
Feb 2022


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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