Have a friend (who I only hear from on twitter) who works for the World Health Organization in Fiji, his wife (in every thing but the ceremony) is a mountain rescue ranger trained in the Alps and with experience Italy, the US and South Pacific (Fiji after all) . He spent months in Syrian refugee camps in the spring, and was asked to go back with his wife. Of course they went. Currently in Jordan (Lebanon yesterday) a woman came up to him in the camp, spit on him, and asked "Where is America? ". Her son had just been killed.
"Where is America?" We've sent over a billion in aid, pledged about 5 billion, but I still have to ask " where's America". I avoid politics here because, frankly, mine are insane to most of you, but " where's America?" Sometimes it becomes necessary to act.
This shouldn't be a question. The US and Russia need to stop snarling at each other and do something. Time to enforce a truce, Presidents Putin and Obama can, and should, shut this thing down, with their militaries if necessary. Work together guys, stop the killing instead of growling at each other.
This has gone beyond political question to a moral one and a personal one for me. "Where is America?" Indeed .