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13-03-2018, 21:16   #1
 
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Russia & UK/NATO Relations Getting Hot Over Attempted Murder at Salisbury

Just seeing the fallout from this now.

A spokeswoman at the Russian embassy said something like "Don't threaten a nuclear power" or some such.

I mean, I don't know... Russia has been proven in the past to be involved in these international assassinations. And Putin is up to his neck in it.

There is Vlad "Appreciation Thread" on AH knocking about... what the hell is that about?!? There is no appreciation of the man from level headed & sane individuals in the West. Certainly not those who know the history of the man.

https://news.sky.com/story/live-dead...oning-11287981
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13-03-2018, 21:25   #2
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I feel like russia is stuck in the early 1900's. Do westerner countries even have 'spies'? I thought it was a bit of an archaic thing
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With the US in their pocket they must feel quite cocky.

Won't amount to anything more than diplomatic handbags and a sacked ambassador or two.
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I feel like russia is stuck in the early 1900's. Do westerner countries even have 'spies'? I thought it was a bit of an archaic thing
A lot of countries do have spies... the US, UK & Russia certainly do
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Putin's response to Theresa May at 11:59 tonight

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I feel like russia is stuck in the early 1900's. Do westerner countries even have 'spies'? I thought it was a bit of an archaic thing
Sure Merkel told off the USA a few years ago when it was revealed the NSA tapped her phone. To varying degrees, they are all at it.
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Not that long ago that a certain country cloned Irish passports so that their secret service could murder a dissident in a foreign hotel.

Seems like that was forgotten fairly quickly. Why not the Russians killing one of their own?
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a security expert on sky tonight said there's more spies at work today than in the height of the cold war

make of that what you will,
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Russia knows that Britain can't touch them.

They haven't been a world superpower in 70 years.
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Russia knows that Britain can't touch them.

They haven't been a world superpower in 70 years.
In fairness, not much Russia could do either. What could they do? Tow their decrepit aircraft carrier to the channel, then tow it back home again.
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I feel like russia is stuck in the early 1900's. Do westerner countries even have 'spies'? I thought it was a bit of an archaic thing
The fact you think its archaic just shows you how effectively they can operate, even in the internet/cameras-everywhere age.

With the odd exception.

Every country is involved in espionage to one extent or the other.
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Russia knows that Britain can't touch them.

They haven't been a world superpower in 70 years.
Russia isn't a superpower either ,they are a regional power with nukes ,
They are sliding down the scales and have been for a number of years ,
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The key to this whole thing can be seen from google maps. Or to be more accurate, can NOT be seen.

I doubt its the Russians.

Said enough!
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