… from Russia Today, Moscow
[ Editor’s Note: Putin hits another home run, leaving the Obama White house cut off at the knees, by their own hand.
As for CNN, it is no longer even an embarrassment. It is beyond that. One has to wonder whether government handlers of the Israelis have more control of it.
Trump did not lose a minute congratulating Putin on outfoxing Obama once again, knowing that underplaying the response to Obama’s provocation to try to box Trump’s options on repairing US/Russian relations would be a slow ball over the center of the plate for Trump to bang out of the ball park, which he did with his timely tweet:
“Great news on the delay [of Putin’s response to the sanctions until Trump has taken office]. I always knew he was very smart!”
That said, Trump’s lining up to be the bend over boy for Netanyahu will boomerang on him. He was not elected to put Israel’s interests above the those of the US. I don’t expect Trump to be doing much about the massive Israeli espionage that has been going on here, including penetration of our own government, including Congress.
Trump has the seeds of his own destruction just like Obama did. Obama did fix the Iran nuclear weapons hoax fiasco, and Trump may well deescalate the similar hoax of the Russian threat, but where all the rest is just a disaster… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … December 30, 2016 –
“It’s a lie. It appears the White House has completely lost its mind and is now coming up with sanctions against their own children,” Zakharova commented on the report on her Facebook page.
“The CNN broadcaster and other Western media have again distributed false information citing official US sources,” the spokeswoman added.
The Anglo-American School of Moscow has also denied media speculation, with director Ian Forster writing on Facebook that the “school is planning to open as scheduled following the New Year’s break.”
You’ve been fake’d, people. Semantic acrobatics in progress. Parents of pupils were miles ahead of reporters. #AngloAmerican#fakenews
Earlier, CNN cited an unnamed US official who claimed that the Russian authorities ordered the closure of the Anglo-American School of Moscow, attended by children from the US, UK, and Canadian embassy staffs, and a US Embassy vacation house in Serebryany Bor.
The report was quickly picked up by other Western media outlets, which came up with juicy, Star Wars-style headlines for their stories, including “Russia Strikes Back: Moscow Closes US School in Response to Obama Sanctions,” from ABC, and “Putin fires back by closing American school and embassy vacation home in Moscow…” from the Daily Mail.
The CNN source called the move a direct retaliation to the closure of two Russian diplomatic compounds in Maryland and New York, which US President Barack Obama announced on Thursday as part of a set of new sanctions against Russian.
According to Obama, the countermeasures were introduced in response to what he called “the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of US officials and cyber operations aimed at the US election.”
Thirty-five Russian diplomats have been expelled from the US, and nine Russian entities, including the GRU (Russian Military Intelligence) and the FSB (Federal Security Service), added to Washington’s blacklist.
The facilities in Maryland and New York, located in the coastal area, were used by Russian Embassy staff for recreational purposes. Many diplomats and their families who went there to celebrate New Year’s were forced to leave after the announcement of the sanctions.
Putin’s superb response, CNN disgraced again with “closed school” fakenews & none found on a sanctioned entity address in Moscow. Yum!
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