Crimea: Echoes of Pre-World War II Appeasement

Many, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, have compared what Russia is currently doing with Crimea to what Hitler's Germany did with the Sudetenland in 1938. Although Clinton has backed off her comparison, the juxtaposition of the two is by no means strained.
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Crimea: Echoes of Pre-World War II Appeasement

Many, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, have compared what Russia is currently doing with Crimea to what Hitler's Germany did with the Sudetenland in 1938. Although Clinton has backed off her comparison, the juxtaposition of the two is by no means strained. 16 Apr 2014, 2:46 AM PDT

World View: East Ukraine Clashes Become Dangerous as Kiev Strikes Back

A day later than originally threatened, Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov announced the beginning of an "anti-terrorist operation" by Ukraine's army to strike back at pro-Russian separatist activists in cities in eastern Ukraine. Later, Turchynov said the airbase at Kramatorsk had been "liberated" from "terrorists." 16 Apr 2014, 2:39 AM PDT

NYPD Stands Down on Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombing

The New York Police Department announced Tuesday, the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon jihad attack, that it was disbanding a special unit that had been dedicated to watching for jihad terror threats in Muslim communities. That’s good; after all, who ever heard of a Muslim staging a terror attack? And what better day to announce such news than the first anniversary of what New York officials evidently think is the last Islamic jihad attack ever on American soil? 15 Apr 2014

Two Weeks in Cuba: Billboards and Ironies

In March of 2014, I did what my left-wing foes always challenged me to do--I traveled to a Communist country to see "real existing socialism" for myself. My two weeks in Cuba, traveling the countryside and staying in working-class Cuban neighborhoods, confirmed that everything I believed about the oppression and poverty of Communism was correct. 15 Apr 2014

Five Stabbed to Death at Canada House Party

Five people died overnight in a stabbing rampage at a house party held to mark the end of university classes in the Canadian city of Calgary, local media said Tuesday. 15 Apr 2014

Insurgents Dig In, Ukraine Tanks Seen in the East

Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks set up outside one eastern city now controlled by armed men. 15 Apr 2014

Blast at Bus Station in Nigerian Capital Kills 72

Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's capital. 14 Apr 2014

Fatal MERS Virus Outbreak Surges Throughout Middle East

The deadly virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), has seen a surge of cases reported throughout Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the entire Middle East. The Wall Street Journal reported that the UAE announced six confirmed cases among paramedics alone over the weekend, one of whom has died from the illness. 14 Apr 2014

Russian Military Outmatches NATO in Eastern Europe

Russia is probing NATO defenses in Eastern Europe as part of its strategy to recover the satellite countries it lost in the break-up of the Soviet Union. Although NATO was designed around European members shouldering most of their own security, the 26 European members of NATO have been spending only about 1.4% of GDP on defense, and most of their aircraft and military equipment is seriously outdated. 14 Apr 2014

Both Sides Allege New Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria

A deadly gas not on the list of chemical weapons Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was made to relinquish to the international community last year was used twice in a northern Syrian village this weekend, prompting accusations that both the government and the Syrian opposition used the gas on civilians. 14 Apr 2014

Russian Jet Buzzes US Warship

A U.S. military official says a Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region. 14 Apr 2014

To Stop Russia, Cancel Obama's 'New Start'

Among the many dubious legacies of "moderate" Republicans is the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, also known as "New START," which the Senate ratified in December 2010, just after the electorate had delivered a resounding condemnation of the Obama administration's left-wing agenda. New START was the centerpiece of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's ill-conceived and ill-fated "reset" with Russia. 14 Apr 2014

Russia Provokes Ukrainian Retaliation

Russia's military annexation of the Crimea and buildup of land and air forces on its borders with Eastern Europe is raising anxiety that Russia will militarily intervene in other former “republics” to rebuild the Soviet Union. 14 Apr 2014

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