People gather at the site of a Saudi-led airstrike near Yemen's Defense Ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The world must not lose sight of the plight of those living through the yearslong war in Yemen, Katharina Ritz, the International Committee of the Red Cross’ head of delegation in Yemen said Friday, March 11, 2022, urging continued aid for the Middle East's poorest nation as the war in Ukraine grabs the world's attention. Credit: Hani Mohammed / AP

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So the paper of record which has been lecturing us about our “systemic racism” has decided to back a majority caucasian Ukraine.

Fair enough, but where are you in regards to the repression and murder of Yemenis? What about slavery in Libya? The genocide in China, or the displacement of people in southern Sudan?

A former Democratic mayor of Chicago once advised his party, “Never allow a crisis to go to waste.” For what is the current administration using the Ukrainian crisis?

Harry H. Snyder III