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Russia: U.S. closure of diplomatic sites a 'blatantly hostile act'

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posted on Sep, 3 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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So it starts? The hostility between the West, China, NK and now Russia are escalating. Deliberate provocation may be the end game with all of this. Yet I can't help but feel that after the recent Eclipse in August, bad tidings have been released as older cultures like the Native Nation's have always stated with such an event would undoubtably occur.

What's really going on here?


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow denounced the American decision to close three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States as a “blatantly hostile act” that violated international law and demanded Washington reverse the order on Sunday.

The United States has ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in San Francisco and two buildings housing trade missions in Washington and New York. It is the latest broadside in a tit-for-tat exchange between the countries that has helped push relations towards a new post-Cold War low.

“We treat these developments as a blatantly hostile act, a grave violation by Washington of international law,” the Russian foreign ministry said of the U.S. order, which was made in late August in retaliation for Moscow cutting the United States’ diplomatic presence in Russia.





www.reuters.com...


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posted on Sep, 3 2017 @ 08:19 PM
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Tit fot tat. Tat tat tat.. BOOM



posted on Sep, 3 2017 @ 08:29 PM
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Uh, no. Standard run of the mill positioning. Cant remember a time when one country didnt close embassies which prompted a response. Think this is a first ? Maybe in the first 100 . Or was it 1000 ?



posted on Sep, 3 2017 @ 08:34 PM
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From my understanding, the Russians started this, reducing American Diplomatic staff in Russia to the exact same number of personnel that America allows the Russians to have over here. So, the US reduced the number of Russian Consulates in the US to the exact number of American consulates in Russia.


See...



Moscow retaliated by giving the US the deadline to reduce its diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people, matching the number of Russian diplomats left in the US after Washington expelled 35 Russians in December.

Source: www.theguardian.com...


So, now both Russia and America have 455 people in each other's country.

Then...



“In the spirit of parity invoked by the Russians,” Nauert said in a statement, “we are requiring the Russian government to close its consulate general in San Francisco, a chancery annexe in Washington DC, and a consular annexe in New York City. These closures will need to be accomplished by 2 September.

“With this action both countries will remain with three consulates each.

Source:
www.theguardian.com...



Hence..Russia gets to keep 3 consulates in the US, just the same number of consulates the US has in Russia.

No Russians are required to leave the US in this latest move, so there's still people parity, with 455 persons from each nation in the other nations territory.

Now there's complete parity.

What's the next move?




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posted on Sep, 3 2017 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: ADSE255



FYI: For some reason ATS doesn't allow many punctuations in the thread title.

Your title would be more descriptive and accurate if you just make it a full sentence...

i.e. Russia says that U.S. Closure of U.S. Diplomatic Sites is a Blatantly Hostile Act.



posted on Sep, 3 2017 @ 09:23 PM
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Sanctions are a blatant hostile act. Why does it take a "weaponized" act to gain attention??

Is that what we want?

You pretty much get what you manifest.



posted on Sep, 3 2017 @ 09:39 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

I'm not too worried about but thanks for the heads up.



posted on Sep, 3 2017 @ 09:42 PM
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originally posted by: EternalShadow
Sanctions are a blatant hostile act. Why does it take a "weaponized" act to gain attention??

Is that what we want?

You pretty much get what you manifest.


In today's world it's considered very hostile. Makes me curious what they're doing with this.

This manifestation could turn into a monster if they don't chain it up quick.



posted on Sep, 3 2017 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: AMPTAH

That's the next question, No one seems to know if they're playing a game of chess or Russian roulette.

The next move could be anything.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:59 AM
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originally posted by: EternalShadow
Sanctions are a blatant hostile act.


Yet sanctions are often the only way to get a belligerent to change their behaviour.

The tit of tat expulsion of diplomatic staff is just politics. However, one wonders why Russia has trade missions in the US when they do so little trade at the moment, so perhaps the US is doing Russia a favour by closing them.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:16 AM
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a reply to: paraphi

They say the first two world wars were purposely created by wealthy controlling families all in the name of their god, Money, so I fail to see why this too isnt yet another attempt at it solidifying their insistent desire to control everything. It's more than plausible, in fact it's very likely.
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:20 AM
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a reply to: ADSE255

Is it possible that the sabre rattling is all for the peoples benefit of doubt, created and controlled through the media to influence the peoples backing of the military industrial complex to further the conquest whilst having public support doing so. You know because people care how their taxes are spent .....




posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:27 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

It's entirely plausible yes. People are well aware of their motives by now, it's easy to gauge what they're doing, but still.. there are nagging questions that remain. In the end it's not good for any of us if it means losing our rights and freedom to these self appointed gods.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:31 AM
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I have been struggling for years to understand why people are so loving of their idols, like sports heroes, movie heroes etc, and it comes back to the medias portrayal of the rich and famous, the elites are revered in movies as gods, look at trump he got in as a celebrity, that really goes to show just how disconnected people are in general to the reality all around them.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:37 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: ADSE255


I have been struggling for years to understand why people are so loving of their idols, like sports heroes, movie heroes etc, and it comes back to the medias portrayal of the rich and famous, the elites are revered in movies as gods, look at trump he got in as a celebrity, that really goes to show just how disconnected people are in general to the reality all around them.


I agree, I've viewed life the same way since I can remember. Plastic heroes, living the utopian plastic dream is insanity to watch. People are completely disconnected from their natural human nature and rest assured it will be their demise.

People don't lead, they follow. Which is why the world is as messed up as it is right now. Common sense no longer rules the day.
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:39 AM
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originally posted by: ADSE255
They say the first two world wars were purposely created by wealthy controlling families all in the name of their god, Money,


"They" can say what they like, but the historical facts and evidence are somewhat different.

The sanctions against Russia were first levied by many developed nations because of Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea and their belligerence in Ukraine. Obama started the expulsion of Russian diplomats in 2016 following Russian-state backed cyber attacks.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:45 AM
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You actually believe these wars have been fought over ideology and not money ?




posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:48 AM
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originally posted by: paraphi

originally posted by: ADSE255
They say the first two world wars were purposely created by wealthy controlling families all in the name of their god, Money,


"They" can say what they like, but the historical facts and evidence are somewhat different.

The sanctions against Russia were first levied by many developed nations because of Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea and their belligerence in Ukraine. Obama started the expulsion of Russian diplomats in 2016 following Russian-state backed cyber attacks.


In all honesty, the Crimea deal is a whole nother thing. I don't trust the media and their version of the truth. Bidens son has his paws all over the place there, and it seems until the recent election a lot of the big club members had it made controlling all aspects of the media to suit their version, and, showing no conflict to the sheep drinking their fill of the lies they sold. So there's that, but I'm not getting into that one too deeply it causes too much conflict here just mentioning it.
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:27 AM
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a reply to: ADSE255


It certainly is. Its further evidence the US wants war with Russia. They are stepping up the provacation so they must be getting desperate it.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:41 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

Yes it's certainly going south fast now. These are strange times indeed.



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