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The Cold War, Picking up from where it left off?

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posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 12:17 PM
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This could get very interesting.

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The UK is to expel four Russian diplomats in response to Moscow's refusal to extradite the prime suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.





Moscow condemned the UK's position as "immoral" and said the expulsions would have "serious consequences".


Russia has stated that they will react tomorrow.



Russia's Foreign Ministry chief spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said: "London's position is immoral.


Was there not some sort of similar actions enflaming the Cold War?

I believe that this may have effects on issues like nuclear proliferation.

Comments welcome, regards xS_Gx

[edit on 16-7-2007 by xSMOKING_GUNx]




posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 12:41 PM
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Further:



If Russia wanted to make life even more difficult for Western governments, it could block further sanctions on Iran over Tehran's nuclear activities.


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Regards xS_Gx



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 01:47 PM
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Political saber rattling, that's all it is.

Russia has too much economic trade going on with the western world to isolate itself. They have very expensive programs ongoing with other nations that would further cripple their economy if this developed into a cold war.

They no longer have the power of what was the Soviet Union, they've become a lamb in wolves clothing.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 02:09 PM
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the brits stirring up trouble again? the last six years has made me realize that we "the west" are the real aggressors. The sooner the governments of the UK and the USA are thrown out and jailed the better. This Neo-Con garbage is the bane of the world.

[edit on 16-7-2007 by tonyc]



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 11:17 AM
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A little more:



The Foreign Office said it had set out its position adding: "No retaliation on Russia's behalf is justified."




He said London had said it would not maintain contacts with Russia's Federal Security Service.


This does'nt sound good.



A full statement is expected from Moscow, which has warned Britain to expect "serious consequences".


How serious is 'serious'?



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by tonyc
the brits stirring up trouble again?


When was the last time 'the brits' stirred up trouble?


The sooner the governments of the UK and the USA are thrown out and jailed the better. This Neo-Con garbage is the bane of the world.


The 4 Russian diplomats were thrown out because Russia refused to extradite an ex KGB officer who murdered (although not yet found guilty) a man using a radioactive substance. All Britain wants to do is give the man a trial in Britain which the Russians won't let happen (who is the aggressor here?). The stunt pulled by Russia could have killed British innocents and no assasination should be condoned by the British Government.



[edit on 17-7-2007 by Knights]

[edit on 17-7-2007 by Knights]



posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by Knights

The 4 Russian diplomats were thrown out because Russia refused to extradite an ex KGB officer who murdered (although not yet found guilty) a man using a radioactive substance. All Britain wants to do is give the man a trial in Britain which the Russians won't let happen (who is the aggressor here?). The stunt pulled by Russia could have killed British innocents and no assasination should be condoned by the British Government.


So true, and the weapon used in this plot was a chemical/biological weapon and although small could potentialy have been a WMD.

I think that the British Gov' have taken this quite lightly, if this had been (for instance) an Iranian or Afgani national (amongst others) carrying a radioactive substance around then this would be a terrorist act, and the consequences would have been much more serious.

especialy considering that contamination was not confined to the victim, it grounded planes and shut down buildings.



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