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    US: Downed Fighter Jets Part of Pattern in Ukraine
    Jul24

    US: Downed Fighter Jets Part of Pattern in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON— The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircrafts and further destabilize the conflict in the former Soviet republic. The Ukrainian jets were downed just 20 miles south of the wreckage from the Malaysia...

    On “We Told You So,” Ben Gurion Airport, Gaza and the West Bank
    Jul24

    On “We Told You So,” Ben Gurion Airport, Gaza and the West Bank

    As of 2005, when Ariel Sharon executed the ”Disengagement Plan” from Gaza, in which not even one Israeli, whether civilian or military personnel, was allowed to stay there, the Israeli right wing, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, warned of what would happen in Gaza. When their dire predictions were fully materialized, and instead of peace...

    A Terrorist by Any Other Name?
    Jul24

    A Terrorist by Any Other Name?

    Free Palestine Demonstration, Berlin. Montecruz Foto (2014) Creative Commons In the current coverage of Israel’s ground war in Gaza, I see a lot of old familiar phrases. “War crimes,” “massacre,” and every permutation of the word “terror” fill every news and social media outlet. With stories pouring in of...

    Ukraine rebel fighters had BUK missiles: Leader
    Jul24

    Ukraine rebel fighters had BUK missiles: Leader

    A Ukrainian rebel leader said that pro-Russian rebels had missiles of the type the U.S. says shot down a commercial plane. …read more Source:...

    Proxy warriors: 4 types of pro-Russian separatists
    Jul24

    Proxy warriors: 4 types of pro-Russian separatists

    Four groups fight for Russia in Ukraine, experts say, while the downing of a Malaysian plane complicates Putin’s plans there. …read more Source:...

    MH17 Families Shouldn’t ‘Lust For Revenge,’ Father Of Lockerbie Bombine Victim Says
    Jul24

    MH17 Families Shouldn’t ‘Lust For Revenge,’ Father Of Lockerbie Bombine Victim Says

    The English father of a woman killed in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, 26 years ago reached out to the victims’ families of MH17, assuring them that their loved ones didn’t suffer when the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine last week. …read more Source: International Business...

    All Eyes on Moscow: What’s Next on Putin’s Agenda?
    Jul24

    All Eyes on Moscow: What’s Next on Putin’s Agenda?

    As Putin’s approach in Ukraine appears to be paying off at home, reassessing his support of the separatists following the MH17 crash might not be on his agenda. …read more Source:...

    No Quick Decision Seen on Tougher EU Sanctions on Russia
    Jul24

    No Quick Decision Seen on Tougher EU Sanctions on Russia

    European Union ambassadors will debate proposals on Thursday on restricting Russian access to Europe’s capital markets and defense and energy technology but are not expected to make a quick decision. Ambassadors from the 28 EU nations are expected to agree on Thursday to add the names of some Russian companies that are helping to undermine...

    As airliner dead are honored, Germany chides Russia for inaction
    Jul24

    As airliner dead are honored, Germany chides Russia for inaction

    As about 1,000 relatives of the dead from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 gathered Wednesday to meet the first bodies returned to the Netherlands, European anger at Russia’s involvement in the months-long conflict in eastern Ukraine appeared to grow and the pro-Russian separatists in the region reportedly shot down two more military jets....

    How Many Plane Crashes Will It Take for the Terror To End?
    Jul24

    How Many Plane Crashes Will It Take for the Terror To End?

    On July 17th , the world was shaken to the core when a Malaysian airliner was shot down by a ground-to-air missile, which is widely believed to have been fired by the Russian-backed terrorists of a self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR). On July 18th, nearly every pundit who has been following the crisis in Eastern Ukraine had...