In yet another hypocritical salvo, President Obama Hits Russia with Tough Sanctions Over Election Hacking.
Specifically, Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats, giving them 72 hours to leave. Obama also imposed sanctions against six individuals.
Bear in mind, these actions come from a nation that tapped Merkel’s phone.
The US has announced sweeping new sanctions against Russia in retaliation for cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee and the emails of a key Hillary Clinton adviser that it claims were orchestrated by the Kremlin.
President Barack Obama said that he had issued sanctions against Russia’s two main intelligence services — the FSB and the GRU — along with sanctions against six individuals: four of them high-ranking GRU members and two of them individual Russian hackers.
Separately, the state department also expelled 35 Russian intelligence operatives stationed in the Russian embassy in Washington and the Russian consulate in San Francisco for activity that the US said was “inconsistent with their diplomatic status”. This, it said, was in response to alleged harassment of US diplomats by Russia. The Russian officials have been given 72 hours to leave the country.
“All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions,” Mr Obama said in a statement. “In addition to holding Russia accountable for what it has done, the United States and friends and allies around the world must work together to oppose Russia’s efforts to undermine established international norms of behaviour, and interfere with democratic governance.”
All US citizens should be alarmed by US actions. US meddling destroyed Libya, Iraq, Vietnam, and countless other places. The US killed native American Indians and jailed Japanese American citizens in WWII.
The US helped overthrow Mohammad Mosaddegh, an Iranian Prime Minister. Mosaddegh was the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 until 1953, when his government was overthrown in a coup d’état aided by the the US. The results were disastrous.
So let’s target Russia, Edward Snowden, and Wikileaks for exposing the truth.
By the way, why didn’t Germany expel US “operatives” when we tapped Angela Merkel’s phone?
Mike “Mish” Shedlock