Iran’s accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner fits into a never-ending cycle of war and irony surrounding American adventurism in the Middle East - now spearheaded by Donald Trump.
The conditions for the sale let Trump look like a tough guy, while avoiding escalation with Russia on the front lines. He wouldn't want to upset Russia, after all.
Palin was being at least somewhat facetious last night about predicting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine because she can see Mother Russia from Alaska. But it was no joke how she tried to take credit for a “foresight” that came from a pre-scripted campaign speech almost surely written by someone else.
The story behind the story: Liz Wahl and her high-profile fallout with the Kremlin’s Russia Today.