Russia abruptly halts nuclear and energy-related research pact with U.S


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/05/russia-abruptly-halts-nuclear.html


#2

Welp, this does not sound good.


#3

The slight silver lining is that Russia has said the plutonium will not be used for military purposes.


#4

And god knows Russia wouldn’t lie any more that little lost Russian orphan donald chumpsky


#5

Of course they are capable of lying. I think its better to note that 40mn people just took part in a “civil defense” exercise. Its not their lips I am reading but their actions.

Nobody wants a nuclear war. However some states may feel that they have no choice but to respond in a certain way to certain acts by other states. You know, like the way WW1 and WW2 started.


#6

Really? Syria? We are going to fuck things up because of Syria?


#7

See, under a President Clinton, this would be a serious diplomatic issue, possibly leading to international sanctions.

Under a President Trump, this would be met with praise for Putin’s bold leadership. Problem? What problem?


#8

You know what? I’m getting sick of this tit for tat bullshit. Shut them down, then. If they want to run the show, let them. See how they fly…


#9

Remember back in the day when we had a “Cold War”?


#10

Mmm, and by whose measure is “successful running” defined?

There’s plenty of twisted perspectives out there.


#11

Well, the internet, obviously… :wink:


#12

Invest in Canned Goods.

Hope is absent here…like your dad!


#13

Probably outside the scope of this tiff, but it could be bad from the perspective that they supply much of the US’s demand for radionuclides used in industrial/medical/research applications…


#14

I pray this gets resolved before the elections, when we’re guaranteed a historically hawk president.


#15

Like a SLAM.


#16

What hasn’t the world fucked up because of tensions in that area?


#17

This might be a quite reasonable approach for Russia to take. After all, how much collaboration would you do with a country that may be about to elect the short-fingered orange one.


#18

Under a President Romney, we would have maintained focus on Russia as a geopolitical enemy.


#19

Brinksmanship anyone?


#20

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