A story is breaking that could give us a greater understanding of the tense relationship between Russia and the United States.
A year ago, two U.S. officials were reportedly drugged with a drug that has similar effects as the “date-rape drug”.
Both were drugged at separate times, but both were staying at an upscale Russian hotel.
The story broke due to another U.S. official who spoke to Radio Free Europe and was unnamed in the report.
The two officials that were drugged were found and taken to hospital to be given a medical test with sensitive tissue samples.
When the samples were about to be taken, the power went out in the building.
Both officials were then flown out of the country to attempt to get the samples, but too much time passed and the tests were inconclusive.
When the U.S. pushed Russia on the event, they asked for the evidence, but there was none to give.
During a press conference at the State Department this week, Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau didn’t say much, but did say, “We are troubled. We remain troubled by the way our diplomatic and consular staff have been treated over the past two years.”
Apparently things like this are not new and that isn’t good.
U.S. and Russia have all but cut off communication regarding Syria and things will get worse before they get better.
I just looks like things have been getting bad for a lot longer than we thought.