Cold war 2.0 is now Offical

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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:41 pm

The advent of this second Cold War was signalled by UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement this week that Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats.

The decision follows the nerve gas poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on March 4 — which has set off a war of words between the two countries.

Ms May has firmly accused Russia of carrying out the attack, with the nerve gas identified as Novichok, a military-grade agent developed in the Soviet Union near the end of the Cold War.

Her plan to eject the diplomats is the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War, and includes a breaking off of high-level contacts with the Kremlin.

And in a stunning tweet in the early hours of Thursday, after a series of Twitter salvos fired over the bows, the Russian Embassy in the UK appears to have confirmed the Cold War is back on.
Below a photo of a thermometer at below zero sitting in ice, the embassy tweeted “The temperature of [Russian flag, British flag emojis] relations drops to -23, but we are not afraid of cold weather.”

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So what does a second Cold War mean and how will it differ from the first?

Espionage, secret dealings, dead drops, double agents and a cloak-and-dagger fight far more dangerous than actual warfare made up the clandestine world of the first Cold War.

A major element was the ever-present threat of nuclear war, and the end of the world seemed as close as the pressing of a button.

Cold War II in the age of Twitter and social media may not be as silent, but could prove just as deadly.

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