As promised (or threatened), the Obama administration has unveiled – via the US Treasury – new sanctions against Russia over election hacking allegations (that as yet have not been supported by any actual evidence). Despite president-elect Trump’s comments that “we ought to get on with our lives,” the sanctions apply to five entities and six individuals, and also including the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and closing two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.
Amusingly, one of the entities is Russia’s FSB, aka the Federal Security Service, i.e. the Russian spy service, to the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. Which, perhaps, means that previously the US would look the other way when known spies would enter the US.
The move against the diplomats from the Russian embassy in Washington and consulate in San Francisco is part of a series of actions announced on Thursday to punish Russia for a campaign of intimidation of American diplomats in Moscow and interference in the U.S. election.
The Russian diplomats would have 72 hours to leave the United States, the official said. Access to the two compounds, which are used by Russian officials for intelligence gathering, will be denied to all Russian officials as of noon on Friday, the senior U.S. official added.
“These actions were taken to respond to Russian harassment of American diplomats and actions by the diplomats that we have assessed to be not consistent with diplomatic practice,” the official said .The State Department has long complained that Russian security agents and traffic police have harassed U.S. diplomats in Moscow, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has raised the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov.
Didn’t you enjoy sleeping at night for the whole one month that we got to watch liberals crash and burn? I know I did. But Obama desperately wants to leave us in shambles and on the verge of nuclear war with Russia before he leaves office.
I talked to a friend about Russia recently and she told me, “Oh, you mean how they’re trying to meddle in our affairs?”
This is how so many who listen to the hoaxing media think. They are incapable of understanding that it’s our own government and the democratic party aligned with the media pushing this false narrative. Putin has come out publicly condemning the democrats for this and claimed he doesn’t want war. Julian Assange already admitted that Russia isn’t the source for the Wikileaks. But that doesn’t stop the democrats from refusing to accept defeat by any means necessary. They will continuously blame Russia for hacking their emails even though their corruption was exposed as a result of the DNC John Podesta emails hack. Are we meant to be more afraid of the source of a hack than what the hack reveals? That the amount of corruption inside the DNC is enough to make someone lose their faith in humanity all together?
Are these sanctions the beginning of something even worse? Will Russia respond in kind or will Putin wait until a more reasonable and level headed man enters the Oval Office?
The liberals are always claiming that they don’t want Trump because he’s Hitler. Because he’ll start World War III. Meanwhile, they have no problem agitating another nuclear power such as Russia to the point of starting another Cold War and then an actual war. The mental gymnastics is worthy of an Olympic gold medal.
Russiaphobia is real. We won’t know if there’s a cure until Trump takes the official oath.