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Russia says US ignored offer to inspect controversial weapon

TU Curmudgeon

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From ABC News

Russia says US ignored offer to inspect controversial weapon

Russia's foreign minister says that the U.S. has ignored Moscow's proposal to inspect a Russian missile that Washington says has violated a nuclear arms treaty.

Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia offered during talks in Geneva earlier this week that U.S. experts see the missile. He said the U.S. negotiators stonewalled the offer, repeating Washington's demand that Russia destroys the weapon it claimed violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Lavrov charged that the U.S. refusal to consider the Russian offer to have a close look at the missile reflects Washington's intention to abandon the INF treaty.

COMMENT:-

For some reason I have a tendency to discount a claim when the person making it absolutely refuses to actually take a look at the actual evidence when offered an opportunity to do so.

Here we have a case that looks a lot like:


  1. US Gov. - "The Russian missile is illegal because it does __[fill in the blank]__.
  2. Russian Gov. - "No it doesn't. Here come and take a look at it."
  3. US Gov. "Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna. Don' wanna."
  4. Russian Gov. - "What you are saying is not true. Here, look at the facts."
  5. US Gov. - "Is too. Don' wanna. Is too. Don' wanna. Is too. Don' wanna. Is too. Don' wanna. Is too. Don' wanna. Is too. Don' wanna.Is too. Don' wanna. Is too. Don' wanna. Is too. Don' wanna."

 
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