News you may have missed #461

  • London expels Russian diplomat for spying. Britain’s troubled relations with Moscow suffered another blow on Tuesday, when London announced the expulsion of an unnamed Russian diplomat in London following “clear evidence” of spying. The request was communicated to the Kremlin on December 10, and was reportedly countered by Russia with a tit-for-tat expulsion of a British diplomat from the country.
  • Syria saw Israel behind aide’s assassination, leaked cables show. Syria suspected Israel of carrying out the murder of Brigadier General Mohammed Sleiman, a top security aide of President Bashar al-Assad, who was assassinated by a sniper in August of 2008, according to US diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks. The killing empowered hardliners in Syria and put an end to moves by President al-Assad for rapprochement between Damascus and Tel Aviv, according to the cables.
  • Israel to publicly press for release of spy held in US. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to officially and publicly appeal to US President Barack Obama in the coming days for the release of Jonathan Jay Pollard, an American serving a life term in a US jail for spying on the US for Israel.

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One Response to News you may have missed #461

  1. Syria must have been embarrassed by the assassination of its terrorist officer and became very angry and tilted their whole military campaign towards Iran and abandoned any and all negotiations with Israel. That would be because they were either targeted for assassination of their military officer because of spying or terrorist activity. Israel just doesnt kill someone for the hell of it. Nor does any hohorable nation fighting this war against terror. The whole world is pretty much agaginst this evil jihad and would have done the same thing if they were picked on and provked as Isarel is on a constant basis by these evil thugs. So to remain in ahoney dtate of denial and attempt too contain any form of deception over a faked Soverign national face before the Muslim world their now demoralized national interest is now cohersed by cowardness. The same disgraceful, disrespectful manor propagated by Iran. The facism is evil and its phoniness isnt clever at all. Its an abomination before the world.

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