35 Russian ‘diplomats’ are back in Moscow

Posted by | January 1, 2017 21:45 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics War & Peace

Sputnik News reports:

The special plane to carry back home Russian diplomats expelled from the United States landed in Moscow.

In case you missed in, The Nation has the back story:

The 35 staffers were ordered by US President Barack Obama to leave the country on December 29 after accusing them of engagement in espionage for Russia.

The case was related to the alleged cyber attacks against US Democrats during the 2016 presidential election. Obama also imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies while ordering the closure of two Russia-owned recreational compounds.

The hacking allegations against Russia are the latest episode in the already strained relations between Washington and Moscow. The two have been at odds over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. The Russian government said after the expulsions of the diplomats that it would delay a potential retaliation until President-elect Donald Trump takes office on January 20. Russian President Vladimir Putin has hoped for a restoration of ties under Trump, who hailed Putin’s decision not to retaliate and has generally rejected the notion that Russia was involved in the hacking that many say helped him win the US election.

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18 responses to 35 Russian ‘diplomats’ are back in Moscow

  1. Red Eye Robot January 1st, 2017 at 21:54

    Obama expelled the Chef from the San Francisco consulate! I feel much safer now.

    • bpollen January 1st, 2017 at 22:04

      Makes me long for the Tin Man, who at least had the grace to be rusted into silence.

    • Budda January 2nd, 2017 at 07:52

      and you think this ‘chefs’ only job was to cook ? Some of us aren’t as dense as you.

      • Red Eye Robot January 3rd, 2017 at 04:15

        If these people were something other than what they were stated to be, Why were they allowed to be here for 8 years? The Chinese hacked the Office Of Personnel Management. They have every piece of govt data on 21.5 MILLION Americans. They have social security numbers, credit reports, security clearances, everything you would need for identity theft. Care hazard a guess on how many Chinese diplomats were expelled? I’ll save you the trouble of looking it up. Its ZERO.

        • Budda January 3rd, 2017 at 07:50

          Deflection…as usual. The Chinese are not suspected of interference with our election. Big F’ing difference!

          • Red Eye Robot January 3rd, 2017 at 08:31

            Neither are the russians, They just happen to be a convenient scape goat for your miserable excuse for a candidate.

            • whatthe46 January 3rd, 2017 at 08:50

              liar. so, fk 17 of our own intelligence agencies, cause tRump says so? you’re one stupid ……

            • William January 3rd, 2017 at 09:01

              17 Agencies in this country believe they interfered, but you refuse to believe that. The FBI cleared Hillary of any wrongdoing, but you morons drag Comey before a committee because you just can’t believe she’s innocent. Selective logic or lack of therein. Either way, Cheeto-moron is a Putin puppet.

            • Budda January 3rd, 2017 at 12:06

              Quit making stuff up…just like your orange faced bleach blond comb over dorky hero.

        • William January 3rd, 2017 at 08:11

          Want to know why?
          two words Skippy.
          Bringing up China to divert from Russia https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9d09554d3b6a42df9a9b16e19f87d5c56a861d308f8a0e1ea1fcc5df949d52a2.jpg interference with our elections is a bit of a stretch, even for you, but then again…

        • Obewon January 3rd, 2017 at 09:42

          Did you know each of the OPM persons hacked are Identity monitored preventing “identity theft.”-Nope! Congressional Research Service explains it to readers via Federation of American Scientists (FAS) 10 pages. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44111.pdf

    • William January 3rd, 2017 at 08:08

      You seem very upset comrade. Wait…. Weren’t you one of the uber-trolls who popped in here wringing your hands over Hillary and the possibility of her e-mail account being hacked? …but you’re ok with a hostile foreign government led by a former KGB agent interfering with our election.

      But hey, at least the Cheeto-faced Putin appointee isn’t black https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/67044ff8c02a7b1199c406e41b758eee972e2e29c1942992d9de7ff02b825dd2.jpg huh?

  2. Obewon January 1st, 2017 at 22:38

    35 Trump spies deported home to mother Russia. Reminds me of how Ivanka met Jared as set up by Wendi Deng Murdoch. Rupert’s ex-wife Ms. Deng is now dating Putin. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db7b1881574d1c27c0e836ac2bf22ab82ab26f54677a8203ea280d75f214550f.jpg

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    • Budda January 2nd, 2017 at 07:47


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