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July 23, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Flight 17: Not enough evidence to assign blame

In response to The Times’s view of Russian President Vladimir Putin being shameful: Where is the hard evidence linking Putin, much less Russia, to the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight? If anything is shameful, it is the rush to judgment by our politicians and mainstream media that is speculative at best, and incitable at worst. How…


Comments | More in Ukraine | Topics: Gregory Burnworth, Malaysian Flight 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin

April 23, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Ukraine: Obama is miscalculating the threat from Russia

The Seattle Times editorial reflects the same naivete the Obama administration has in calculating Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tactical and strategic interests in Ukraine [“All eyes on May 25 presidential election in Ukraine,” Opinion, April 21]. I guarantee “all eyes” are not on this election. And short of electing a pro-Russian leader (not very…


Comments | More in Ukraine | Topics: President Obama, russia, Ukraine

March 10, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Ukraine: current crisis mirrors start to World War II

I have to question if columnist Trudy Rubin grasps the historical context of the current situation in Eastern Europe [“Reality check on Crimea,” Opinion, March 8]. In the late 1930s, Hitler was merrily picking off one nation after the next with the excuse that he was protecting the “rights” of German populations in the…


Comments | Topics: Adolf Hitler, Eastern Europ, Gerald D. Cline Jr.

March 8, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Ukraine: Look past the propaganda

Partial knowledge is the yeast of ignorance, and ignorance is the bread of war. Ukraine’s U.N. statement that “16,000 Russian soldiers have deployed to Crimea” caused a frenzy among Western media, which ignored the fact that those troops have been in Crimea since the late 1990s in accordance with a Kiev-Moscow treaty [“U.S. faces tough choices…


Comments | More in Ukraine | Topics: Fred LaMotte, Propaganda, Ukraine

January 31, 2014 at 6:22 PM

State of the Union: Climate change, Ukraine important parts of speech

How climate change could have factored more prominently It was heartening to hear the president of the United States declare forcefully that climate change is real and a pressing moral responsibility [“Obama vows to bypass gridlock,” Nation & World, Jan. 28]. It was encouraging to hear him advocate an end to oil company subsidies, greater…


Comments | More in State of the Union | Topics: climate change, Davis Oldham, Joseph Grant