The Russian Spy poisoning, and its connections to the coming World War

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The British were able to conscript thousands of Irish who were one of the biggest contributors to the British Army in WW2. Even in WW2 thousands of Irish served Great Britain.

Kevin Myers, claims 100,000 men from the south of Ireland joined British forces during WW2.



Kevin Myers: The Armistice might not have ended war, but let's not forget that most of the world is now free - Kevin Myers, Columnists - Independent.ie
Hopefully most came back bagged and tagged.
 
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UK to expel 23 Russian Diplomats and further measures to introduce a bill to enact a similar act to Magnitsky.

All eyes on Russia to see what response they now make.
 
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You can deal with, get outfoxed by or outfox a normal person. But what do you make sense of these frenzied lunatics who make no sense at all? How does one deal with these hallucinations and the rigged "So you didn't beat up your wife" interrogations?

The reaction from Putin is interesting. He was visibly affronted when Turkey wilfully brought down his plane. He knew he had been attacked by criminals essentially and his response was tough even though Turkey was an important associate power that Russia needed.

But his reaction to the West's spasms of anti-Russian schizophrenia is rarely that angry. It's more akin to the bafflement, amazement and sympathy one may have if a grown adult suddenly fell to the ground, urinated on themselves and started babbling about martians. Putin's main point of concern in these instances is not that Russia's honour has been affronted, it's the unease as to the possibility that one of these frenzied schizos might start mucking about with the big red button.

In that sense, I think Putin's response will be very moderate. In geopolitics they may be a minnows power but in soccer, England has prestige and he doesn't need them boycotting his WC.
 
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Cui Bono from this poisoning?
Certainly not Russia as the spy was spent, and no longer able to cause damage
The EU would benefit by being able to increase sanctions and selling the idea of an EU army.
 

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Mickey Mouse response from May. She more or less hoisted up the White Flag. No problem Vladimir, if you want to launch chemical weapons attacks on the UK we won't stand in your way.
 
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Mickey Mouse response from May. She more or less hoisted up the White Flag. No problem Vladimir, if you want to launch chemical weapons attacks on the UK we won't stand in your way.
Russia jailed Skripal in 2010 for 15 years,.
He was then released on appeal after 4 years.
He was then delivered to the British in a mutual trade-off.
Why would Russia kill a man in England using poison (knowing the alarm bells this would set off) when they could easily have kept him in prison, or even poison him in prison?
 
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RT could up its game. I keep coming across it and seeing some squeaky high pitched American "report" on America's increasing penchant for "sex robots". We don't need that Vlad.

I actually think the EU is conflicted on sanctions because now that Trump wants Europe to pay up -- as opposed to subsidising them -- the war profiteering game isn't as sweet as it could be and the sanctions are hurtin' them too.

There's little doubt its a Russian gangland hit. Its melodramatic, so Putin gets stitched up for it. Probably with the encouragement of the US Deep State which has targeted the World Cup as Putin's soft spot. Fortunately May's response has been only theatre. Maybe she is indeed smarter than she acts.
 

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Russia jailed Skripal in 2010 for 15 years,.
He was then released on appeal after 4 years.
He was then delivered to the British in a mutual trade-off.
Why would Russia kill a man in England using poison (knowing the alarm bells this would set off) when they could easily have kept him in prison, or even poison him in prison?
If there is any reasonable reason why chemical weapons developed by and in possession only by the Russian state have ended up being deployed in the UK it is incumbent on Russia to explain why.

The obvious reason why Russia would choose to behave so outrageously is precisely to make a statement that Russia can act with impunity anywhere it likes.
And Mays lame response has proven that they are correct in so saying.
 

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Let's not forget that during the run-up to the 2017 GE in the UK, as May was floundering ISIS suddenly appeared with three terrorist attacks. Perfect timing for her as she ralliied the country around her in defiance.

Now she's floundering again, and oh look, 'Russia has attacked' :rolleyes:, and again she gets to do some tough talking as she rallies everyone behind her.

This shit is so obvious!
 
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