So the idea that the US should follow Kiev's lead is absurd. I couldn't believe anyone, anywhere, accepts that narrative at face value.
Does this WP editorial suggest to readers that Europe is not as willing to fall on the sword for the US as even I had believed? And covered previously?
Trigger a cold war to make it easier (for the US) to annex Europe
"Toward a Europe Whole & Free" Via NATO global dominance
It is spin from the Washington Post, of course.
Germany and France have been pressing for a cease-fire and peace talks that would include the rebels, Russia and Ukraine but not Western governments. (US?)
Mr. Poroshenko’s resistance to those terms and resumption of military action has led to the recapture of half the territory once occupied by the pro-Russian forces, including the important crossroads town of Slovyansk. (This has changed the last day or so. WP published this on the 10th)
It remains to be seen whether Ukrainian forces can finish off the insurgents while observing a pledge to avoid civilian casualtiesObserving a pledge- Nice empty word play? Are they watching empty words as they cross the lips of killers?
At the end of June, the allies promised tough sanctions against Russia if Moscow did not immediately stop its support of the rebels.- (Still no real indication that Moscow is supporting rebels)
Two weeks later, the promised “sectoral” sanctions on Russian industries have not been adopted.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande are leaning on Mr. Poroshenko to stop trying to regain control over his country.They are looking for a ceasefire...
The administration is not wrong to prefer joint action with the Europeans if it is achievable. But the United States has the power to impose crippling unilateral sanctions on Russia, especially through the banking system. If the Ukrainian government can act without the permission of France and Germany, so can the United States.The US can impose crippling sanctions especially through the banking system???
If they could, why haven't they?
Choosing instead to try and inflict massive damage on the EU.
Canada is announcing more sanctions- Oh Canada? Why?
I'm waiting for John-boy Baird to sanction Israel- but, won't hold my breath
Cause he has his own rabbi, but, isn't a follower of Judaism
Baird sticks to the Likud partly line
Mr. Baird, still showing his boyish enthusiasm at 42, played on that perception. “I have a confession to make,” he told several gatherings: “I’m not Jewish.” After the laughter died down, he’d add: “But I do have a rabbi, and he’s accompanying me on this trip.”And he would proceed to introduce Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn – not just any rabbi, but an honest-to-goodness Chabad emissary based in Ottawa.My maple leaf flag hurls at the thought!