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    U.S., other powers may kick Russia out of G8

    U.S., other powers may kick Russia out of G8 - CNN.com

    The Hague, Netherlands (CNN) -- President Barack Obama and other world leaders will discuss ending Russia's role in the group of leading industrialized nations, a senior White House official said Monday.

    The move to suspend Russia's membership in the G8 would be the latest direct response from major countries allied against its annexation of Crimea. Administration officials said there is no reason for Russia to remain in the group at this point.

    "Our view is simply that if Russia is flagrantly violating international law and the order that the G7 has hoped to build since the end of the Cold War, there's no need to engage with Russia," Ben Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security adviser, told reporters in The Netherlands where the President attended a nuclear security summit.

    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said being kicked out of G8 would be no big deal.
    I have two thoughts on this.

    1) they won't do it because they don't have the stones, and...
    2) Putin doesn't give a crap if they do.
    I have CDO, it's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be.

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    Re: U.S., other powers may kick Russia out of G8

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    U.S., other powers may kick Russia out of G8 - CNN.com



    I have two thoughts on this.

    1) they won't do it because they don't have the stones, and...
    2) Putin doesn't give a crap if they do.
    My first thought is what piss poor reporting by CNN...

    You cant "throw out" someone and "suspend" someone at the same time.
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    Re: U.S., other powers may kick Russia out of G8

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    My first thought is what piss poor reporting by CNN...

    You cant "throw out" someone and "suspend" someone at the same time.
    Can't you suspend someone and then decide to throw them out later?
    I have CDO, it's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be.

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    Re: U.S., other powers may kick Russia out of G8

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Can't you suspend someone and then decide to throw them out later?
    Yes, but that is not what the article states as far as I can see. They are throwing the words suspend and kick out around like no tomorrow, and both have very different consequences to say the least.
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    Re: U.S., other powers may kick Russia out of G8

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    U.S., other powers may kick Russia out of G8 - CNN.com



    I have two thoughts on this.

    1) they won't do it because they don't have the stones, and...
    2) Putin doesn't give a crap if they do.
    Why aren't they discussing kicking the USA out for creating the coup in Kiev? Is it OK if the US interferes and not OK if somenone else interferes? It's obvious what the USA role is/was from Victoria Nuland's recorded conversation. Are we supposed to pretend this recording does not exist? Right, I'll get right on that.

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    Re: U.S., other powers may kick Russia out of G8

    Such would be a badge of honor, second only to getting kicked out of the UN.

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    Re: U.S., other powers may kick Russia out of G8

    Meanwhile, we're paying Russia $71 million for a space ride today.

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    Re: U.S., other powers may kick Russia out of G8

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Meanwhile, we're paying Russia $71 million for a space ride today.

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    Does that include carry on luggage? or do they have to check everything?
    I have CDO, it's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be.

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