Letter: A spineless response
What is going on at the Malaysian Airlines crash site?
The manner in which the international teams have been treated and the very fact that we, and the entire world, have allowed ourselves to be dictated to by the separatists and Russian President Vladimir Putin on sovereign Ukrainian soil only shows me that our moral compass is badly askew and our spine is horribly broken!
Ukraine has asked for our help and that of the international community. How can the world of civilized nations, and our country in particular, let a bunch of separatist thugs control the crash site to the detriment of taking care of the dead and doing a proper postmortem analysis?
I know these thugs are backed by Putin, but are we so fearful of him and have we sunk so low that we are afraid to go in and throw the bums out, by force if necessary?
We need to take the humane and proper measures to care for those poor victims of this atrocity and help to bring closure to their families.
I remain hopeful that by the time this is printed that we will have grown a spine, put Putin and his thugs in their place, and taken the necessary steps to restore hope to those who rely on the West’s and our leadership.
I have always been proud to be an American. Today, I am ashamed to be one.