Thursday, July 7, 2016

Russian Media Airs Video Of A Russian Embassy Guard Attacking A U.S. Official Outside The U.S. Embsssy In Moscow

Reuters: Footage shows U.S. diplomat, Russian guard grappling on embassy steps

Russian television on Thursday broadcast video footage of what it said was a Russian police officer and a U.S. diplomat wrestling on the steps of the U.S. embassy in Moscow.

Reports of the incident had emerged late last month. The Washington Post newspaper, citing U.S. diplomats, said an embassy employee had been attacked on June 6 by the police officer. Russian officials said the diplomat had attacked the policeman.

The night-time footage, from what appeared to be a closed circuit television camera across the street from a side entrance into the embassy compound, showed a yellow taxi pulling up and a man jumping out of the front passenger door.

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WNU Editor: I reported on this story on my World News Briefs post about a week ago. But what makes this story interesting now is that Russian media has posted a video of this assault. To say that I am surprised is an understatement. I have looked at the above video, and it looks like the embassy guard attacked the U.S. official immediately. The guard was also by himself .... which is strange because there are usually a few guards in front of these buildings. So what set this all off .... definitely not because this U.S. official refused to show his ID. This video also contradicts the Russia Foreign Office's version of the events .... that the U.S. official punched the Russian guard. What's my take .... there is more to this story than what we are being told .... something set-off this guard to do what he did. Maybe the U.S. Congress will find some answers .... Congress investigating attack on U.S. diplomat in Moscow (Washington Post).

More News On Russian Media Airing Video Of A Russian Embassy Guard Attacking A U.S. Official Outside The U.S. Embsssy In Moscow

Russian TV Airs Video Of U.S. 'Spy' Altercation Outside Embassy -- RFE
Russian FSB guard attacked U.S. diplomat outside Moscow embassy -- Washington Post
Russian TV Shows U.S. Diplomat Decked by Embassy Policeman -- Bloomberg
U.S. Diplomat Said Tackled, Injured By Guard Outside Moscow Embassy -- RFE
Russian TV Shows Alleged US Embassy Scuffle -- New York Times


Anonymous said...

The way like "diplomat" responded draws attention. Moving as an immobilized MMA fighter. It doesn't seem like a initiative of a bureaucrat, but someone with military training. Would this not be diplomat, an intelligence agent?

War News Updates Editor said...

Good question Anon. But like I said .... my gut is telling me that there is more to this story than what they are telling us ... and that is from both sides.

Anonymous said...

correct hes cia agent

Anonymous said...

James said...

Boy it's hard to get in WNU's Quebec condo! Talk about exclusive!

Aizino Smith said...

- Russia is sending a message?
- Someone made a pass?
- Someone was rude once or many times to a guard?
- Other?

I would like to know, but we are not likely to find out before Jan 20, 2017.

"This video also contradicts the U.S. Foreign Office's version of the events .... that the U.S. official punched the Russian guard."

What is up with that? Is it a bonus to be an idiot or a liar as a and FSO? Or do you merely have to be a craven boot licker?

War News Updates Editor said...

I said in my commentary U.S. foreign office .... my mistake. It is the Russian foreign office that I was referring to.

RRH said...

Someone has been told, undiplomatically, that their movements and actions have been noticed and will no longer go un-molested.

If it was a spontaneous event or the result of a simmering personal beef, we would have seen fists fly. Mr diplomat/agent has been pinched. Who knows, maybe next time it will be a real asswhoopin'.

phill said...

To much vodka?