The last thing a country does before going to war is to expel the diplomats of the country it is planning to attack. Maobama, fuhrerious over the loss of the withered old crone Hitlery Roddamn Clinton, has just crossed that line by expelling 35 Russian diplomats who he blames for hacking the election.
Remember, the whole time prior to the election, when Clinton was predicted to have a 98% chance of winning, Maobama and everyone else said that it was impossible to hack the election. Maobama even said "Of course the elections will not be rigged. What does that mean?" Everyone mocked the idea that the elections could be tampered with in any way, and now that Clinton lost the MSM, 17 unnamed intelligence agencies, and Maobama himself all say that Vladimir Putin personally hacked the election.
Maobama also closed down two Russian facilities, one in New York the other in Maryland. Worse still, he said that these petty, childish distractions were just the beginning. "These actions are not the sum total of our
response to Russia’s aggressive activities. We will continue to take a
variety of actions at a time and place of our choosing, some of which
will not be publicized."
This move is extremely dangerous and represents the lowest point in US-Russian relations since the end of the Cold War.
However, all might not be as it seems. Perhaps Maobama does not want to start nuclear war before leaving office. Perhaps he just wants to stonewall Trump. Trump said he would reverse all of Maobama's criminal, illegal executive actions. But these sanctions against Russia have strong bi-partisan support. Should Trump attempt to let the diplomats back in he might face strong opposition in Congress and basically become a lame duck the moment he comes into office. These actions might not be the last gasps of a mad man trying to immolate the planet in his final 20 days, they might be the actions of a Machiavellian genius trying to throw a spanner into his rival's engine before he even takes office.
For the sake of all humanity I pray for the latter. Trump might be able to win over a Congress of senile cronies, but there's no going back from nuclear war. Once the missiles are launched it's all over.