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December 29, 2016

Impotent Rage: Obama Boots 35 Russian "Diplomats" From US, Orders Closed Two Russian "Encampments"

An "encampment" is apparently a piece of property owned or rented by a foreign government which is not actually a mission or embassy, but is nevertheless used for privacy and to house visiting dignitaries.

Apparently he didn't actually order the encampments "closed" per se, but the US will, the story goes, deny access to any "Russian officials" to enter them.

I didn't quite know how to shorten that for a headline.

As for the 35 "Diplomats" Obama booted: I'm sure that most of them are actually spies. Usually "diplomats" given the boot have been suspected (or have been proven) to be spies operating under diplomatic cover.

Of course, any of these measures could have been taken at any time during the past 8 years. Or the last year. Remember, Obama refused to consider Senator Tom Cotton's anti-Russian-propaganda bill earlier in the year.

This is just the lashing out of a man-child who is butthurt that he's lost.

Historically, presidents have refrained from making big moves in their lame-duck period before a new president replaces them. But Obama is "historic," we must remember.

And vain. So very, very vain.

After years of denying Russia was any kind of threat, and now being blamed by Democrats for having not acted more forcefully when Russian hacking was first suspected, Obama must now prove he's a Tough Guy and take piddling symbolic actions.



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