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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Trump's Phony Spy Expulsion

Trump's "nobody has been tougher on Russia" spy expulsion was a complete and utter sham.
A State Department official confirmed to Business Insider that the White House's diplomatic expulsion will not require Russia to reduce its staffing levels in the US, and vice versa. In other words, the 60 diplomats who were kicked out - many of whom were undercover intelligence operatives - can be replaced others.
But the real nugget came later in the story:
He is also said to have ordered aides not to talk publicly about tough measures he approves against Russia because he doesn't want to anger Putin.
What does Putin have on Spanky that is so damaging that Spanky feels the urge to kowtow to Putin at every opportunity?

By the way, journalistic assclowns, this is wrong:
“Probably no one has been tougher to Russia than Donald Trump,” he added, citing investments in the U.S. military and NATO.
First off, anyone who refers to himself in the third person should be in a straitjacket and on a lot of meds.

Second, military spending is not an "investment". I feel no need to argue that point.


Nangleator said...

Oh, I imagine there's a trickle of evidence. It will inevitably be released, probably in an inappropriate place. Urine for a good time, when that happens.

dinthebeast said...

I don't know whether such "leverage" exists or not, and I'm not prone to imagine them just for giggles. There seems to be a nonzero chance of their existence, but I'll wait and see.
I feel it much more likely that Fergus is feeling a little politically vulnerable right now, and doesn't want the same thing that happened to the Democrats in 2016 to happen to him and the Republicans this year and in 2020.

-Doug in Oakland