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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson promised a tough response to the poisoning in the UK. Trump would not allow a tough response if he were beholden to the Russians. This proves that the Russians don't have anything on Trump.

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the nerve agent used to poison a Russian ex-spy living in the UK “clearly” came from Russia, and promised the attack would trigger a response.

    Mr Tillerson said he did not know whether the Russian government had knowledge of the poisoning, which left former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in critical condition earlier this month.

    But he said the poison used is known to the US, and does not exist anywhere outside Russia. The substance, he added, is "only in the hands of a very, very limited number of parties”.

    "Those responsible – both those who committed the crime and those who ordered it – must face appropriately serious consequences,” said Mr Tillerson, who spoke by phone with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday.

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    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices – to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill – and suspicion can destroy – and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own – for the children – and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is – that these things cannot be confined – to the Twilight Zone.

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    Never mind.

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    lol
    You had better pay your guild dues before you forget. You are 113 months behind.

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    No shit right. Anything to protect putin

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwolff View Post
    No shit right. Anything to protect putin
    you're retarded.

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    Russia's grown some big brass balls. They know we are helpless to stand up to them as long as they have a trump presidency.

    Speaking this afternoon, Ms Zakharova said: “One should not threaten a nuclear power.”

    It comes after the Prime Minister said it was “highly likely” the ex-MI6 double agent and his daughter Yulia were attacked with a Russian-produced toxin called Novichok and that she was ready to take action.
    Earlier Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said the British government had refused to provide materials used in the incident so the Kremlin could test them as he brushed off Mrs May’s strong words in the Commons yesterday.

    After the UK Government said it was considering a range of sanctions, the Embassy added: “Any threat to take ‘punitive’ measures against Russia will meet with a response.
    “The British side should be aware of that.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwolff View Post
    Russia's grown some big brass balls. They know we are helpless to stand up to them as long as they have a trump presidency.

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    Another dead Russky

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...is-london-home
    A Russian exile who was close friends with the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky has been found dead in his London home, according to friends.

    Nikolai Glushkov, 68, was discovered by his family and friends late on Monday night. The cause of death is not yet clear. One of his friends, the newspaper editor Damian Kudryavtsev, posted the news on his Facebook page.

    Without confirming the man’s name, the Metropolitan police said the counter-terrorism command unit was leading the investigation into the death “as a precaution because of associations that the man is believed to have had”.

    It said there was no evidence at present to suggest a link to the incident in Salisbury, where the Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned and remain in a critical condition.

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    In the 1990s, Glushkov was a director of the state airline Aeroflot and Berezovsky’s LogoVAZ car company. In 1999, as Berezovsky fell out with Vladimir Putin and fled to the UK, Glushkov was charged with money laundering and fraud. He spent five years in jail and was freed in 2004. Fearing further arrest, he fled to the UK.

    Granted political asylum, Glushkov had lived in London in recent years. In 2011, he gave evidence in the court case brought by Berezovsky against fellow oligarch Roman Abramovich, who remained on good terms with the Kremlin.

    Glushkov told the court he had effectively been taken hostage by Putin’s administration, which wanted to pressure Berezovsky to sell his stake in the TV station ORT.

    In court, Berezovsky claimed he and Abramovich had been partners in the 1990s in an oil firm, Sibneft, and accused the Chelsea football club owner of cheating him out of $5bn (£3.2bn). Abramovich denied this. The judge, Mrs Justice Gloster, rejected the claim and described Berezovsky as “deliberately dishonest”.

    Glushkov was unhappy with the judgment and launched a formal appeal, citing “bias”. Meanwhile, Berezovsky disappeared from public life. In March 2013, he was found dead at his ex-wife’s home in Berkshire. Police said they believed he killed himself but his friends were not so certain, and a coroner recorded an open verdict.

    Speaking to the Guardian, Glushkov said he was sceptical that Berezovsky, who was found hanged in a bathroom, had died of natural causes. “I’m definite Boris was killed. I have quite different information from what is being published in the media,” he said.

    He noted that a large number of Russian exiles, including Berezovsky, and Berezovsky’s close friend Alexander Litvinenko, had died under mysterious circumstances. “Boris was strangled. Either he did it himself or with the help of someone. [But] I don’t believe it was suicide,” Glushkov said.

    “Too many deaths [of Russian emigres] have been happening.”

    Glushkov continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding Berezovsky’s death for some months. He conceded that in the period before his friend’s death they had quarrelled. In 2013 Glushkov emailed a friend: “I have a lot of new facts that are of great interest.”
    You had better pay your guild dues before you forget. You are 113 months behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taernath View Post
    Wow, that's an odd coincidence.

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    The UK has called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to update Council members on the investigation into the nerve agent attack in Salisbury.
    This will be interesting.

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