“European leaders scrambled Thursday to try and forge a diplomatic deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, in an apparent bid to head off U.S. consideration of lethal military aid for the Ukrainian government in its war against Russian-backed separatists,” foxnews.com reports. “At the same time, a bipartisan call in Congress for the U.S. to arm Ukraine was only growing, with lawmakers saying the military aid ‘is past due.'” Here’s a part of that article that caught TTAG reader RK’s eye . . .
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., top Democrat on the armed services committee, said the “key here is to give the Ukrainians the ability to defend itself and to get back to a political solution.”
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said the non-lethal aid the U.S. already is sending “is not enough when you are facing the Russian bear.”
RK notes that “the two Democratic Senators offering support for arming Ukrainians voted for 10-round limits on magazines for US citizens.” Yes, that is odd. Surely American citizens should have the same right – and ability – to own and defend themselves with non-restricted weapons as the Ukrainian people. Am I missing something?