JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: RUSSIA’S LAVROV SAYS OF COURSE BRITISH DIPLOMATS WILL BE EXPELLED – WHAT BRITAIN’S RECKLESS THERESA MAY IS ACTUALLY DOING STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE ON CBC NEWS

 

“’Of course’ Russia will expel U.K. diplomats as spy poisoning fallout ramps up, Lavrov says

Russia’s foreign minister declined to specify how many or when they will be expelled”

 

Yes, that’s a standard response in all countries, to expel the other side’s diplomats in response.

Absolutely nothing wrong with that.

But this whole matter in Britain has reached absurd proportions.

Theresa May has solicited support from France and Germany and others.

First, three or four people repeating unproved and implausible accusations carries no more weight than just one person doing so.

Second, if May has sent these other leaders material samples and documents, why has she refused Russia’s fair and logical request for the same? Outrageous.

This material is available in a number of states, most notably some former Soviet Republics like Ukraine, whose coup-installed government hates Russia and would do anything to hurt her. Nerve agent is widely viewed as the poor man’s answer to nuclear-armed neighbors.

Certainly, that would include supplying a bit of this to a third-party security service.

What is intended here, sadly, is simply miring Russia, influencing its presidential election, and perhaps poisoning the atmosphere for Russia’s FIFA World Cup events this year.

Just foul stuff. If May had any genuine proof for her assertions, I wouldn’t argue against her at all, but the simple fact is she does not.

And she comes out of a terrible American-induced atmosphere in Europe of “hate Russia” and “let’s prevent Russia’s doing business in Europe.” Stupid, pig-headed, and dangerous, but don’t those words exactly describe America’s behavior in the world?

Fifty years ago, we would all have been delighted with what Russia actually has become – business-oriented, modern, open, democratic – but America cannot accept any new competitor from rising. Just look at its present activities in international trade.

Posted March 16, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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