U.S. becomes a rogue nation as it breaks long-standing international agreements with Russia over diplomatic immunity
During the decades of the Cold War, the West often referred to the former Soviet Union as both evil and paranoid, and the media in the U.S. and Europe went a long way towards pushing this propaganda into the hearts and minds of the people.
Now 25 plus years after the fall of the Communist regime, the U.S. is once again trying to re-engineer a Cold War against Russia only this time the paranoia is in the side of Washington versus Moscow. ¬†And in an extremely rare event that is taking place on Sept. 2, the U.S. government is removing diplomatic immunity rights from a Russian Trade Mission consulate and are pushing out the diplomats so they can rush in an inspect the building which by all international rules is considered sovereign soil to Russia.
On Saturday, the US unveiled its intention to search the soon to be vacant Russian trade mission in Washington, a move which has infuriated Moscow, prompting Russia to summon the deputy chief of mission of the US Embassy in Moscow to lodge a note of protest over the planned search.
Anthony F. Godfrey was summoned to the ministry on Saturday, it said in a statement,¬†adding that Russian diplomats have been denied access to the trade mission building despite it being owned by Russia and protected by diplomatic immunity.
The¬†ministry called the planned¬†‚Äúillegal inspection‚ÄĚ of Russian diplomatic housing an ‚Äúunprecedented aggressive action‚ÄĚ, which could be used by the U.S. special services for ‚Äúanti-Russian provocations‚ÄĚ by the way of ‚Äúplanting compromised items‚ÄĚ.
‚ÄúWe consider the planned illegal search of Russian diplomatic premises in the absence of Russian officials and the threat we have received to break down the door of the building as an aggressive action, which the US intelligence service may use to orchestrate an anti-Russian provocation by planting compromising items.”
Moscow has called on Washington to stop violating international law and refrain from compromising the immunity of Russian missions in the country. Otherwise, retaliation may follow, the ministry warned. On Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said¬†the FBI was planning to search the general consulate premises, including homes of the diplomatic staff, which would violate diplomatic immunity. –¬†Zerohedge
These moves by Washington are a combination of trying to hamstring any attempts by President Trump to cozen better relations with Vladimir Putin and Moscow, and to try expand global turmoil against Russia in light of the fact the U.S. was trounced in Syria, and the status of the dollar as the reserve currency is quickly losing ground.
Russia and China have both offered the U.S. the opportunity to be a partner in the transitioning of the global financial system, but as an empire, Washington would rather go down in a ball of flame than suffer even a small loss of power after decades of unopposed authority. ¬†And each time the U.S. issues new economic sanctions against anyone who doesn’t toe Washington’s line, or tries to induce covert conflicts to keep nations from moving away from dollar hegemony, the more they actually push away enemies and allies alike, and today’s move may be one of the last straws towards the world naming the U.S. a rogue nation.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr¬†is¬†a writer for¬†The Daily Economist,¬†Secretsofthefed.com,¬†Roguemoney.net, and¬†Viral Liberty, and hosts¬†the popular¬†youtube podcast¬†on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.¬†Ken can also¬†be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the¬†Angel Clark radio show.