24 thoughts on “UK calls for UN meeting over spy attack

  1. EddieHeadshot March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Breaking: May says to send clear message. Security council will disperse Russian spy networks. UK Russian official communications all on hold. 23 Diplomats to be expelled (spys). Russian intelligence to be degraded for years to come. Unlawful use of force by Russian state. New anti espionage measures. Sanctions to be enabled.

  2. seeking_horizon March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    People can shit-talk the UN all they want, but before we had the UN, something like this would have simply led to a war. In the nuclear era, we *must* have a forum for discussion, even if everybody knows in advance the discussion is going to be mostly bullshit.

  3. yetteh March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    So from someone who knows nothing about this stuff, what’s the most likely outcome from this meeting?

  4. celibidaque March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    > The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says.

    > Theresa May said the diplomats, who have a week to leave, were identified as “undeclared intelligence officers”

    ELI5 why up until this point, the UK had knowingly allowed Russian spies within its borders and why they have one week to leave, instead of hours?

  5. TostiBuilder March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Well fuck me i’ve got to get fit before that fucking world war starts i cant even run 20 meters, i would be the worst soldier ever. Private dipshit at your service.

  6. SlothMaestro69 March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Does anyone think that this will achieve anything genuinely curious on global opinion on this matter?

  7. 2totwo March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    It’s quite time the world rise up against Putin. Everyone has be cowed for far too long. Stop rolling over while he does the best he can to obliterate democracy, stop rolling over and instead wield every defense economic, digital, and otherwise to whip his nation into suffering. It is the only response that will be understood, no more nice – punch a bully on the nose.

  8. trumpluvsputin March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    “It would be a measureless disaster if Russian barbarism overlaid the culture and independence of the ancient States of Europe.”

    – Winston Churchill, (10/21/1942)

  9. drowningfish March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Russia has found the loophole to MAD, and we, the West, are stuck with the reality of either moving closer toward the Brink through escalation, or constantly backing down to Russian aggressive adventurism.

    The irony of MAD is that issues can never be resolved without total calamity if one side persistently undermines diplomacy with these asymmetrical tactics.

    I don’t think the West has an answer for Russia’s nonsense. Sanctions don’t seem to be doing much to curtail their behavior.

  10. two-years-glop March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    When it comes to the UN there are generally two attitudes:

    “wtf I hate the UN, they don’t do anything other than talk and write stern letters”

    “wtf I hate the UN, they’re a globalist tyranny plot hellbent on usurping sovereign states”

    Make up your mind. Pick one or the other, both cannot be right.

  11. unforgivablesinner March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Perhaps /r/worldnews needs a sticky thread for this entire clusterfuck of a situation 🙁

  12. frosthowler March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Only reason they’d ask for a UN meeting is sanctions. But Russia can veto them. So what’s the point?

  13. GenBlase March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Russia released a Nerve agent on foreign soil, killing nationals there. This is a declaration of war. Russia is already guilty of crimes against humanity.

  14. CEO_OF_DOGECOIN March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Good to bring more attention to the issue, and maybe convince more countries to make a Magnitsky Act of their own. Already [the USA, UK, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnitsky_Act#Magnitsky_Acts_in_other_countries) have legislation of this sort.

    It looks like after the latest attack [Denmark is considering a similar move](https://www.b.dk/globalt/den-doede-russers-lov-kan-vaere-paa-vej-til-danmark). Even though Denmark is tiny in terms of landmass its economy is nonetheless about 1/4 the size of Russia’s. So this still has some bite.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if more countries still make legislation of this sort. Australia is an obvious candidate given their historic connection with the UK, and Australia’s economy is almost exactly the same size as Russia’s.

  15. Wermys March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Its posturing to buy more time to try to find a way for Russia to save face so she has to do something she really would rather not do. Because if she fails to act with how much this has been hyped then invites even worse things to happen in the future. I think monetarily is where she will go with this and try to make sure they understand that using these types of agents will not be tolerated. They might have turned a blind eye to someone being defenstrated or hitting there head on a table in multiple places or occasionally glowing in the dark. But they won’t tolerate sloppy spywork that endangers Uk citizens. If she can get them to apologize then she can lessen the punishment. Which btw Russia never will that defeats the purpose on why they did it the way they did.

  16. WIG7 March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Chapter 4: The Meeting

  17. Jamessuperfun March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    The article seems to be about the UK expelling diplomats, not a UN meeting.

  18. BoltSnapBolt217 March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    The question now is whether Trump will side with America’s allies or Trump’s allies.

  19. wggn March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Russia will just veto any resolution against them?

  20. trusty20 March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Good, the UK is doing what they should, taking the high road and pursuing all economic and diplomatic roads first. The ball is in Russia’s court to start acting like a real nation and not some bully state

  21. GimmeSome_Truth March 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    and? russia will veto any desicion. Russia should be out of UN

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