On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 The Spectator, one of the oldest magazines in Great Britain, announced that British intelligence had declared a 'counter propaganda war' against Russia. On the other side of the Atlantic, the Trump friendly conservative Daily Caller revealed that former campaign aide George Papadopoulos had received money and paid travel from a British citizen with ties to CIA and MI6 encouraging him to tell what he 'knew' about 'hacking the emails from Russia'. Despite months of Papadopoulous cooperating with independent counsel Robert Mueller's investigators and MSM reporting, there is still no proof presented that Papadopoulos knew anything about the breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in advance -- a breach Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) and independent cyber researchers have confirmed was an inside (flash drive download) job.
Unfortunately under massive pressure from the media and bipartisan deep state establishment in D.C. to prove that he can 'get tough' on Russia, President Donald Trump ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, Washington and the expulsion of 60 diplomatic personnel. Moscow has vowed to respond to this and is likely to close either the U.S. consulate in Vladivostok or Yekaterinburg and expel 60 Americans in tit for tat retaliation. Other NATO/EU countries plus Australia -- have expelled Russian diplomats. However, thus far Austria and many southern European nations as well as Turkey have refused to join in the U.S./UK ordered expulsions.
The poisoning of British agent and former GRU intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his Russian citizen daughter Yulia remains shrouded in mystery, with London offering scant or at times contradictory versions of how and where the father and daughter received a nearly lethal dose of alleged novichok nerve agent. Escalating Cold War 2 on the basis of accusations but without presenting any proof is the British policy now being foisted on the Trump Administration. -- JWSRead More