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.@SkyNews journo rifles through #MH17 luggage, network apologizes after backlash

Posted by: ST on July 21, 2014 at 10:01 am » 1 Comment

Unreal. A new low in modern journalism – via the WaPo: A Sky News reporter drew criticism over the weekend when he rummaged on camera through a bag belonging to a victim of the MH17 air crash in Ukraine, even as he said he “probably shouldn’t be doing this, I suppose.” It appeared to be […]

 

Quote of the Day, post-July 4th zinger edition

Posted by: Phineas on July 5, 2014 at 10:52 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas From a Ukrainian journalist meditating on his country and ours: Why don’t we use the American Constitution? It was written by really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and they’re not using it anymore. Ouch! It stings because it’s so close to the truth. via Power Line (Crossposted at […]

 

I weep: our foreign policy has been reduced to hashtags

Posted by: Phineas on April 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, I weep and I mock. For those not familiar with Twitter, “hashtags” are labels preceded by a number sign, as in “#politics.” They were developed to make it easier for people to search for related messages on the system, though people also use them as asides to provide commentary, humor, or snark. A […]

 

Russia on the march: 10 reasons Putin is likely to invade eastern Ukraine

Posted by: Phineas on March 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s a good article by Michael Weiss giving a list of reasons why Russia’s Vladimir Putin is probably going to make a move soon to take over Ukraine’s largely ethnic-Russian eastern regions. It’s well-worth reading; Weiss covers the realities of power, political considerations, and Russian military movements (1). He also brings up […]

 

Worst Department of State, ever

Posted by: Phineas on March 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is someone’s brilliant idea of an effective strategy to deal with Putin over Ukraine: To echo @BarackObama today-proud to stand #UnitedForUkraine World should stand together with one voice pic.twitter.com/VeMt578UdY — Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) March 26, 2014   Word of advice to Secretary Kerry and President Obama: Communitarianism is not a foreign […]

 

QOTD: Mitt Romney on the failed foreign policy leadership of Pres. Obama

Posted by: ST on March 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm » 2 Comments

Not quite a “Toldjah So” piece, but close (via): Able leaders anticipate events, prepare for them, and act in time to shape them. My career in business and politics has exposed me to scores of people in leadership positions, only a few of whom actually have these qualities. Some simply cannot envision the future and are […]

 

Crimean “election” and our feckless foreign policy

Posted by: Phineas on March 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas News has been coming in indicating that the Crimeans have voted with about 93% in favor (1) to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. Funny how that works, isn’t it, when there are tens of thousands of Russian troops all over Crimea, not to mention these… “campaign workers:” Anyway, I had planned […]

 

VIDEO: Russia Today anchor resigns on air over Putin coverage

Posted by: ST on March 6, 2014 at 11:47 am » 1 Comment

Via the Washington Free Beacon’s YouTube channel: Fox News Insider provides a recap and background: A Russia Today anchor announced her resignation on the air, saying she could no longer work for a network that “whitewashes the actions” of Vladimir Putin. Liz Wahl, who worked out of the Russian broadcaster’s Washington, D.C. bureau, said her […]

 

Okay, now Putin is just trolling us. Update: Ukraine sailors to Putin – “You lie!”

Posted by: Phineas on March 4, 2014 at 3:31 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In an interview with reporters, Tsar President Vladimir Putin said those aren’t Russian troops taking control of Crimea from the Ukraine. No, really. Russian soldiers have not occupied government buildings and surrounded Ukrainian military bases on the Crimean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Tuesday during a news conference near Moscow at […]

 

Have we ever had a more fatuous Secretary of State than John Kerry?

Posted by: Phineas on March 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Really, all that seems able to come out of that mouth of his is an endless stream of meaningless blather that would make Sir Humphrey Appleby proud. Courtesy of Hot Air, this is what Kerry had to say about the Ukraine crisis yesterday: Secretary of State John Kerry said that “all options […]