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    Suspect you'll only see video that Russia decides to release. They knew in advance of what was about to happen. Seems Ukraine has no or little video.
    Yesterday Nikki Haley made it clear that the US would play 2nd fiddle to the EU on this issue.



    The Ukraine crisis presents an important new test for President Trump, Axios' Jonathan Swan reports:

    • At the UN Security Council yesterday, U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley called out Russia for Sunday's naval confrontation: "Impeding Ukraine’s lawful transit ... is a violation under international law. It is an arrogant act that the international community must condemn and will never accept."
    • But Trump said: "We do not like what's happening, either way."
    • And shortly after taking office, he seemed to side with Russia in comments on Ukraine.

    Why it matters ... The N.Y. Times says there's a risk of a wider war:

    • "Ukraine’s president put his nation on a war footing with Russia ... as tensions over a shared waterway escalated into a crisis that dragged in NATO and the United Nations."

    The big question: Will Trump say anything about Russia taking its aggression even further? Or will he normalize this rogue behavior?

    • The pressure from the national security establishment will be to call out Russia, while Trump's own instincts tend to favor Putin.

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    Quid pro quo for Yemen ?
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Quid pro quo for Yemen ?
    Doubt it. Countries generally like to keep these issues compartmentalized, otherwise it becomes too confusing to figure out who's retaliating for what.
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