July 22, 2014

Why Is the West Idly Watching the World Burn?

S. Palamar, Toronto Star

The Associated Press

We do not definitively know who fired the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, resulting in the loss of all 298 souls on board. While the balance of evidence so far suggests that rebels who have been waging a war against the government in Kyiv since April of this year are responsible, the tragedy of MH17 should be understood as a warning about the risks of taking a hands-off approach to international affairs.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, MH17


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