Malaysian Airlines has re-routed its flight MH4 between London and Kuala Lumpur, which used to fly over eastern Ukraine — the new flight path is over Syria.
“Panic in Moscow is hard to spot, but even from 6000 miles away, it’s easy to smell, and the metallic stink of fear is rising off the palace offices of the Russian executive as if from the gurneys in a cancer ward on the morning of an operation.”
Tom Nichols, “Why the Russians Are Panicking Over Flight 17,” The Federalist
“Looters Stole Cash, Credit Cards, and Jewelry from Flight MH17,” Polly Mosendz, The Wire
In case you were wondering how that Ukrainian miner got a Rolex…
The deadline for nuclear talks with Iran was supposed to be tomorrow, July 20. In exchange for holding off on further sanctions, President Obama swore up and down to Congress that this was a firm deadline.
Now the deadline has been extended till November 24, which means Iran blithely continues its path to a nuclear weapon. What does Iran need most? Time. What did they just get? Time.
Look, if they had a delay of a week or two, that would be one thing. It would show they were close to a deal. (Whether it would be a smart deal for us is a different issue, but not one we face today.) But a four-month extension shows that we have nothing, that we’re just spinning our wheels, while they spin their centrifuges.
November 24 gets Obama past the mid-terms and to Thanksgiving when no one will be paying attention when they announce further failure and, God forbid, another absurd extension.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan says Israel is more barbaric than Hitler.
Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin, who lost his Missouri Senate race to Claire McCaskill, is baaack, and he wants us to know he’s sorry — very, very sorry. In his new book*, Akin regrets that he apologized for claiming women can’t get pregnant if it’s a “legitimate rape.” I think we all knew at the time that his apology was as phony as his biology.
This moron genuinely believes women can magically shut down their bodies. If only we could shut up Akin and his crappy science.
* Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom
The barn jacket and the pick-up truck have lost their magic. Poor Scott Brown just wants to be in the Senate, people. But having been kicked out by the people of Massachusetts in favor of Elizabeth Warren, his slither across the border to New Hampshire isn’t panning out. He’s trailing another woman, incumbent Dem Jeanne Shaheen, by 12 points — 52 to 40.
And his favorables/unfavorables are upside down at 31 and 40. Hers are right side up at 57-29.
A beat-up Scott may have to toss his carpetbag in that beat-up truck and head back home.