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Russia 'will retaliate' against British media after RT's bank accounts closed

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posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 09:38 PM

A spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry has promised tit-for-tat retaliation against British media after the apparent closure of UK bank accounts linked to Russia’s English-language broadcaster, RT.

“Our stance is straightforward: we will stick up for our own,” said Maria Zakharova, RT reported. “They [Britain] will get as good as they give.”

Is it 'sensationalistic' or 'fearmongering' to say that if Russia retaliates against the UK in the way described in the article linked above, the two countries are at war in a sense?

Is it 'sensationalistic' or 'fearmongering' to say that "Russia has muscled the U.S. out of Syria" as the article linked below states? How is that not an example of warfare?

Russia has muscled the US out of Syria

When we put all of this together, how are we not at least at the early stages of a world war?

I think people get hung up on how nukes supposedly have to be involved or that WW3 has to look a certain way. I would appreciate it if someone can disprove my conclusion that WW3 has begun.
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posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 09:40 PM
The Information/propaganda war has been waging for a long, long time.

Was even a thing back in Ancient Roman times.

posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 09:46 PM
wouldnt it be hilarious if THIS started ww3

frozen bank accounts

fu humanity

posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 10:01 PM

originally posted by: Perjury
wouldnt it be hilarious if THIS started ww3

frozen bank accounts

fu humanity

The real world destroyed over an imaginary one.

That'd fit the pattern, wouldn't it?

posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 10:03 PM
I agree that WWIII has already started. Imo it is in the early stages. It won't take much for it to go nuclear.

The Royal Navy will be intercepting a Russian warship in the English Channel. I have no idea when this will happen (a few days?) but it worries me that this won't go well at all.

posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 10:11 PM
The world isn't just Russia, USA and/or the uk. WWIII has not begun.

posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 10:22 PM
a reply to: Ohanka

Freezing bank accounts and retaliating in kind goes far beyond an "information/propaganda war."

originally posted by: SuspiciousTom
The world isn't just Russia, USA and/or the uk. WWIII has not begun.

I wrote "when we put all of this together." That includes the following.

Kerry and Lavrov were joined by diplomats from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, as well as by the United Nations’ special Syrian crisis envoy. All are involved in or affected by the civil war in Syria, where an estimated 400,000 people have died in more than five years of conflict. The United States leads a coalition of more than 60 nations conducting airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State. Russia and Iran provide military support to the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. The other countries host Syrian refugees or back the rebels.
Syria talks in Switzerland produce only a decision to keep talking

Iran: We Can Mobilize Nine Million Fighters Against U.S.

China, Russia and Iran have come together in a tripartite alliance supporting the Syrian government in the war against radical fundamentalist insurgents.
China enters fray in Syria on Bashar al-Assad’s side

Syria conflict: West considers new sanctions over Aleppo

Assad: Israel no different than ISIS, Al-Qaida
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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:55 AM
It's on! It's on like Donkey Kong!
It's on like... Michelle Kwan!

posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 02:01 AM
UK denies closing Kremlin-funded RT television bank accounts

“The bank accounts remain open and are still operative,” a bank spokesman said in a statement.

Game as usual.

posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 04:23 AM
a reply to: dianajune

A planned interception?

Are you sure it isn't an escort, when I read that report that is what I took away from it. It's very common for military assets to be escorted whilst in foriegn airspace, lands or waterways.

You are on about the Russian aircraft carrier right?

It will be passing through one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, I'd be shocked if the Royal Navy didn't give an escort.

posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 07:39 AM
a reply to: dianajune

Not a single warship but a Russian carrier task force comprising of about 8 vessels. Nothing is going to happen. This is nothing new and is standard practice to escort and shadow such vessels. It is as much for their safety due to just how busy the English Channel is.

One of the vessels in the task force is nuclear powered.

Nobody wants an accident in those congested waters and especially with nuclear powered vessels hence the escort.

Currently the Russian carrier task group is exercising off Norway in international waters. The exercise will end on Friday 21st October . It is predicted that they will take the North Sea / English Channel route but they can also take the route to the west of the British Isles and Ireland. It all depends on weather and if they have any further exercises planned in the Atlantic. Most likely they will take the English Channel route.

NOTAM for Kuznetsov flight ops Wed 19th October until Fri 21st October.

- 6300N 00400E - 6150N 00300E - 6150N 00000E - (6300N 00000E)
LOWER: Surface, UPPER: FL180
FROM: 19 Oct 2016 07:00 GMT (09:00 CEST) TO: 21 Oct 2016 16:00 GMT (18:00 CEST)

Map for NOTAM exercise area off Norway that will end on Friday.

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