WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict against pro-Russian separatists.
KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.
My must read of the day is “Obama Needs Larger Goal Than Securing Ukraine Crash Site,” in the Wall Street Journal.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One American was among the 298 people killed when a Malaysian Airlines flight was brought down over eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama said on Friday.
My must read of the day is “Why airlines didn’t avoid risky Ukraine airspace,” in the Associated Press.
“The bear is loose!” President Obama has been saying, whenever he leaves the White House to visit Starbucks, or sandwich shops, or burger joints, or BBQ shacks, or neighborhood diners, in his increasingly rote and pathetic attempts to “connect” with “real people.” Obama, we have been told, is frustrated, “restless,” bored with the responsibilities and chores of office. He thinks of himself as the bear—intimidating, wild, untamed, roving—escaping his den. But he is flattering himself. Obama is not the bear. He is the cub: aimless, naïve, self-interested, self-indulgent, irresponsible, irresolute. The bear is in Moscow.