Russia warned the United States on Friday that any sanctions imposed on Moscow over its response to the crisis in Ukraine would “boomerang” back on the United States, as U.S. officials continued to explore ways to resolve the standoff diplomatically.
via Russia warns sanctions over Ukraine would ‘hit US like boomerang’ | Fox News.
The Russian forces have made a chokepoint by sinking two ageing vessels to prevent any ships moving through, and have also positioned their well-armed Moskva missile cruiser just off the coast.
via Tension in Ukraine builds as convoy of military trucks carrying soldiers heads for Crimea | Mail Online.
NSA chief Keith Alexander has a knack for blundering his way into the headlines. Perhaps that’s why now he’s pushing for new laws to stifle journalist who leak information about the government’s underhanded dealings.
via NSA Chief Pushes For Laws to Silence Journalists – Says Legislation Coming in Weeks | SCG News.
MILAN — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirmed Saturday that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.
via Malaysia Airlines missing flight sends search teams to air, sea – CBS News.
The oil slicks were spotted late Saturday off the southern tip of Vietnam and were each between 6 miles and 9 miles long, the Vietnamese government said in a statement. There was no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane, but the statement said they were consistent with the kinds that would be produced by the two fuel tanks of a crashed jetliner.
via China-Bound Malaysian Jet Vanishes With 239 Aboard « CBS DC.
“Progressives believe the Constitution is whatever the majority says it is,” Paul said. “Progressives believe our rights are what the majority believe they are. But are rights are inherent, they are inseparable from our person; they come from our Creator, and no government can take them away from us.”
via Rand Paul rocks CPAC.
The crisis in Crimea won’t keep President Barack Obama from forging ahead with a weekend getaway with his wife and daughters in the Florida Keys.
But it’s more than the Oval Office that will be dark as Russia’s incursion into Ukraine reaches its one week mark. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife are vacationing in the Virgin Islands.
via Ukraine doesn’t keep Obama from Florida vacation | Mail Online.