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She Was Kidnapped a Decade Ago With 275 Girls. Finally, She Escaped. (www.nytimes.com)

Kidnapped from their dormitory exactly 10 years ago, the 276 captives known as the Chibok Girls were catapulted to fame by Michelle Obama, by churches that took up the mostly Christian students’ cause and by campaigners using the slogan “Bring Back Our Girls.”...

Leafs vs. Red Wings observations: Matthews scores No. 69 in OT loss (theathletic.com)

Mitch Marner put the Leafs on the board, connecting with William Nylander on the power play. Detroit responded with four straight goals, including two from Alex Debrincat. David Perron’s 16th came with 19 seconds left, something the Leafs have done way too often....

Iran launches drone attack against Israel as Biden rushes to White House (www.theguardian.com)

Iran said it launched dozens of drones and ballistic missiles towards Israel on Saturday in a major attack following days of acute tension building up in the region and warnings from the US and elsewhere about a wider conflict erupting....

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The Good Guy Iran narrative is so bizarre. It’s like applauding someone for “showing restraint” because they hired a hitman instead of killing someone themselves.

A Russian pacifist helped Ukrainians flee the country. Then the Kremlin caught him (www.theguardian.com)

Since the start of the war over two years ago, a discreet network of unofficial Russian volunteers like Demidenko has sprung up that have helped tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees displaced by the war to get out of Russia. Many of the Ukrainians were forcibly deported to Russia or ended up in the country after finding no...

For Many Western Allies, Sending Weapons to Israel Gets Dicey (www.nytimes.com)

The governments of Germany and the United States remain the backbone of international military support for Israel, accounting for 95 percent of major weapons systems sent to Israel, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks the global weapons trade. So far, the pressure has not swayed them...

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I suppose we’ve gotten to the level of admission where the media is calling continued illegal support “dicey”.

This article is about global resistance to sending arms to Israel. It’s “dicey” (meaning risky) because, on top of public pressure, governments are now facing potential legal consequences both locally and internationally. Calling it either “concerning” or “troubling” doesn’t make sense in this context. Ironically, if they used that language, the article would be doing the very thing you’re accusing it of doing.

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That’s not what it means. I suspect you’re reacting to the headline without reading the article. It’s not making a moral statement about arms sales. It’s saying that countries are realizing that they face potential legal exposure for continuing those sales/transfers. That’s why it’s risky. No one knows if they’ll actually face those consequences so, in that context, there’s a “chance it’s alright.” Legally – not ethically or morally.

The Leahy Laws are another example of that – they’re frequently criticized for being selectively enforced. The Leahy Laws put Israel aid at risk but it’s not a sure thing, regardless of the moral implications. At the end of the day, if the US believes or chooses to believe that they don’t apply, they probably won’t.

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The thesis of this article is that Germany under both Scholz and Merkel put profits over human rights. They’ve ignored warnings and pressure from allies in pursuit of those profits and are under economic pressure to continue to do so. Hardly a far-right position. I doubt anyone would have an issue with it if didn’t have a terrible headline.

Multiple organizations rate Politico as “center left” or “leans left” in terms of editorial bias and, per the included link, they have not failed a single fact check in the last five years. They’ve actually been rated as shifting slightly to the left since they were bought by Axel Springer.

The Counteroffensive: Sleep deprivation is Russia's silent torture weapon (kyivindependent.com)

On more than one occasion, I’ve gotten under the covers utterly exhausted from a day spent working, ready – begging, really – for a good night’s rest. And as I begin to drift off to sleep, the air raid alarm goes off, indicating another potential Russian attack....

Tim Kaine: Biden knows Netanyahu ‘played’ him in early months of Gaza war (www.theguardian.com)

Senator Tim Kaine, a former vice-presidential nominee and leading foreign policy voice in the Democratic party, has said Joe Biden now understands that Benjamin Netanyahu “played” him during the early months of the war in Gaza but “that ain’t going to happen any more”....

Leafs vs. Devils observations: Auston Matthews continues historic run with goal No. 66 (theathletic.com)

Nick Robertson had the first goal of the game in his first, while Nico Hischier tied it after a set of stretch passes connected. The Leafs were on course to double the lead until a Knies penalty gave New Jersey an opportunity on the power play, which Dawson Mercer made good on for his 20th of the season. That would be the last...

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