Slansitartop 6 days ago [-]
Is this the second recent possible assassination of a Russian exile in the UK?
Erlangolem 6 days ago [-]
There have been at least 8 between Litvinenko and Skripal.

neo4sure 6 days ago [-]
Looks like the time has come to seriously examine how to handle this kind of behavior by Rusia. They are operating without any fear of repercussions.
Erlangolem 6 days ago [-]
Sanctions could help, but are expensive politically and practically. Giving the Mossad marching orders in Moscow and Syria might be more productive, and deniable. Whatever we do, it will engender a violent response, but the alternative is unacceptable weakness.

Of course, it’s the U.K. being targeted, and they are weak. I somehow doubt that Putin would pull what the US would call a terrorist CBERN attack on US soil.

neo4sure 6 days ago [-]
I think people are constantly misreading Putin OBAMA included. The guy is executing his plan step by step he should not be underestimated.
acct1771 5 days ago [-]
They're already sanctioned, no?

How's that going?

Erlangolem 5 days ago [-]
Sanctions are not a binary thing, there are many degrees. Freezing of assets, expulsion of diplomats, restricted movement of materials and persons, greater economic sanctions are all options being discussed by the House of Commons as we speak.
guilhas 6 days ago [-]
ben_w 6 days ago [-]
Third, at least. Alexander Litvinenko, 2006 (I count that as recent).
nopriorarrests 6 days ago [-]
He was 68. Folks die without Putin involvement sometimes. Especially Russians who lived thru the nineties, with all the excesses of that time.
actsasbuffoon 6 days ago [-]
The police haven't disclosed a cause of death yet. It's premature to say that it was/wasn't foul play. We'll probably know soon enough.
nopriorarrests 6 days ago [-]
Exactly. But knowing some berezovsky folks back in early 00's (i'm russian), well, making it into 68 is an achievement, tbh. Folks were enjoying life.