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ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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By Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 Viewpoints 1

Russia analysts said the whipsaw policy shift once again highlighted an administration struggling to find a coherent and consistent voice in dealing with Russia, which in the past four years has annexed Crimea, intervened in eastern Ukraine, sought to influence the American election in 2016, allegedly poisoned a former Russian spy living in Britain and propped up the murderous government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/16/us/politics/trump-rejects-sanctions-russia-syria.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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  1. Norman Douglas says:

    I don’t think the “Outrage” has it right, or should I say that the “Russia analysts” are arguably incorrect when they point to the quick turn around vis-a-vis the Haley, Trump whipsaw as an indication of a lack of a coherent consistent voice on Russia. I believe Trump has a deliberate pattern of asserting a policy and then later refuting it on the theory that the first assertion is heard and remembered by many more people than the later denial. It is analogous to a newspaper printing a factually incorrect story on page 1, and printing a retraction of that story on page 9.

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