Weekdays at 12noon on 770 AM: The Truth
Michael Medved
AP: ap_48234cbb92d7f31e5b0f6a7067004fb6
Pro-Russian rebels guard the road as Australian, Malaysian and Dutch investigators continue to examine the area of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, near the village of Rossipne, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo)

'No red lines' invites war in Ukraine

While American media focus attention on the ongoing war in Gaza, Europe faces the prospect of a far more devastating conflict in Ukraine.

The effort to organize more costly sanctions against Russian aggression deserves support but it represents too little, too late. Putin's regime doesn't even hide its open backing for separatist thugs in Eastern Ukraine - the same monstrous killers who shot down a Malaysian airliner and murdered some 300 innocents.

The problem for President Obama in dealing with this worsening crisis is a lack of credibility: previous administration "red lines" proved meaningless in Syria, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world.

After the Obama administration retreated in shame and agreed to let Russia handle the criminal use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime, Putin learned that with the current president he could violate international norms with near impunity.

ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.