Skip to comments.Trump administration to hit Russia with new sanctions for Skripal poisoning
Posted on 08/08/2018 1:34:39 PM PDT by McGruff
The Trump administration is hitting Russia with new sanctions punishing President Vladimir Putin's government for using a chemical weapon against an ex-spy in Britain, U.S. officials told NBC News Wednesday.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off on a determination that Russia violated international law by poisoning the former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter in March, officials said, a decision that was announced Wednesday afternoon by State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert.
Although the U.S. joined European countries in publicly blaming Moscow within days of the attack, the Trump administration had never issued the formal determination that triggers automatic sanctions under a decades-old U.S. law on chemical weapons.
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hmmmmmmm .why would Trump care about a Russian SPY that got poisoned? I just read this guys name on a thread here......hmmm
Yep, he’s only doing this cuz he’s Putin’s puppet...............
Well gee Wally, if you can’t believe British intelligence, who can you believe?
The State Department says it’s true. Why would you question them?
All I know is whatever the truth of the matter is, it is not in that article.
In Pravda there is no isvestya; in Isvestya there is no Pravda.
The question is, who has no choice but to deal with Russia and has very little leverage to use when dealing with them. Answer that question and you know who is pushing Trump to do this in order to show they can quietly get the US to do their bidding.
How do they know it wasn’t the CIA looking to pin some more stuff on The Rooskies?
COLLUSION!!! /screaming liberals
The second poisoning happening near by with the surviving victim having told Scotland Yard that he found the poison in a sealed bottle also makes it look like it wasn't anyone who had to transport the poison very far prior to using it as opposed to just picking it up a few miles down the road at the Porton Down drive in window.
Once the US went along with the British cock and bull story, though, everyone and his brother has been trying to take advantage of the incident.
Nice photo of you and your cat.
British intel hates and spies on us more than the Russians ever dreamed of, and it's been going on long before the Brits tried to interfere in our elections and sandbag Trump.
Our system is just simply worm-ridden.
Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmm, and then hmmmmmmmmm again.
Bill Browder is the most dangerous man in America. he along with rino Cirrupt Graham and others want WW3. look him up and not the NYT puff piece
Why would an entire nation be punished for the deeds on of one or a few? It is stupid.
Novichok was first developed in the 1970s and Eighties by what was then the Soviet Union. The name means newcomer in Russian, and indicates the fact that when it was developed it marked a major breakthrough in the power of such chemical weapons.
That new potency meant that it was by some way the most powerful nerve agent in the world, and it continues to be thought one of the most deadly weapons available.
Yet they survived?
Is there conclusive evidence that it was the Russians rather than the Britslamists who have a chemical warfare facility just a few miles away who carried out the poisoning?
The government in Londonstan is just as likely a culprit, and had an easier means to carry this out.
Sergei Skripal was a double agent from Russia for MI-5 that fled to Britain, not seeing the motive for British muslims...
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