World War O

Obama took office vowing to end America’s wars. Now we’re in at least five, and U.S. officials are unsure what to do about it.

 

Michael Crowley Politico 4/23/2015

President Barack Obama’s expression of remorse on Thursday for the death of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike underscored one of the great frustrations of […]

George Soros Says He’d Invest $1 Billion to Save Ukraine From Russia — but He Has Some Conditions

Zach Noble The Blaze 3/30/2015

…Soros has long pushed for a $50 billion financing package to aid Ukraine, Reuters noted.

“I stand ready,” Soros said. “There are concrete investment ideas, for example in agriculture and infrastructure projects. I would put in $1 billion.”

Of course, Soros added a caveat besides saying other Western investors and […]

Harper Uses Handshake to Tell Putin to ‘Get Out of Ukraine’

Jason Scott and Ilya Arkhipov Bloomberg.com 11/15/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin got a blunt message when he approached Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a handshake at today’s Group of 20 summit in Brisbane, Australia.

“I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get […]

2014's sleeper issue: A bank nobody's heard of

Eric Bradner Politico 7/13/2014

The 2014 campaign season’s got a sleeper issue: a government bank most people have never heard of.

The Export-Import Bank, a federal entity that has handed out loans to American businesses in relative obscurity for years, is suddenly a political flashpoint — either a symbol of government-sponsored corporate welfare, as some […]

Bodies rained down on Ukraine village after plane disaster

Anton Zverev Reuters 7/18/2014

…Rescue workers say they have found most of the corpses, some of them largely intact, others mangled. Some have been piled together but others lie where they fell, the place identified by sticks placed in the ground with white cloth attached.

Some of the corpses have been wrapped in almost transparent […]

Smart Power State Department ends tumultuous day with stirring, relevant tweet

Mary Katharine Ham Hot Air 7/17/2014

…This tweet is from the official State Department account, from Jen Psaki, at 9:26 p.m.*, hours after two huge international stories have broken. Now, the administration perhaps can’t be expected to react to the actual events at issue seriously. Too much to ask. But what they do sometimes react […]