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Old 07-17-2014, 11:21 AM   #211
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This is pretty messed up. There is going to be a lot of blame shifting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces. All 280 passengers and 15 crew members are reported to have died. Although Ukraine is somewhat in the direct line between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur, it does seem strange that they would fly over a war-zone (although I don't really know much about air-flight routes and such). The plane was a Boeing 777, and although the crash hasn't been officially reported, videos emerging show that it has indeed occurred.

What a horrible past year it has been for Malaysia in terms of aviation. Hopefully those responsible (whichever side) are brought to justice. This is absolutely tragic that innocent passengers from foreign countries have become victims of this civil conflict.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/malay...718-zu9p2.html
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:23 AM   #212
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Here's the flight path and last known sighting

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Old 07-17-2014, 11:57 AM   #213
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As expected, both parties are quick to deny involvement and are shifting the blame to one another. This will inevitably turn into a political war between the West and Russia in an attempt to gain some momentum for their respective agendas in Ukraine. In the process, they will tend to their own overarching interests and the true victims here will be quickly forgotten.

Here's an image of the crash site. Nobody would've survived this...
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:09 PM   #214
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SBU intercepts phone conversations of separatists admitting downing a civilian plane (FULL TRANSCRIPT; VIDEO)
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July 17, 2014, 10:55 p.m. | Ukraine — by Kyiv Post

Wreckage of the Boeing 777 which crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17.
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Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was allegedly shot down by a group of Russian-backed Cossack militants near the village of Chornukhine, Luhansk Oblast, some 80 kilometers north-west of Donetsk, according to recordings of intercepted phone calls between Russian military intelligence officers and members of terrorist groups, released by the country’s security agency (SBU).

One phone call apparently was made at 4:40 p.m. Kyiv time, or 20 minutes after the plane crash, by Igor Bezler, who the SBU says is a Russian military intelligence officer and leading commander of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. He reports to a person identified by Ukraine’s SBU as a colonel in the main intelligence department of the general headquarters of the armed forces of the Russian Federation Vasili Geranin regarding the shot down plane, which is about to be examined by the militants.

The second intercepted conversation released by the Security Service of Ukraine was apparently between militants nicknamed “Major” and “Greek” immediately upon inspection of the crash site.

“It’s 100 percent a passenger (civilian) aircraft,” Major is recorded as saying, as he admitted to seeing no weapons on site. “Absolutely nothing. Civilian items, medicinal stuff, towels, toilet paper.”

In the third part of conversation Cossack commander Nikolay Kozitsin talking to an unidentified militant cynically suggests that the Malaysia Airlines airplane could've been carrying spies, as, otherwise, it would have no business flying in that area.

Read the full transcript of an intercepted phone call below:

Igor Bezler: We have just shot down a plane. Group Minera. It fell down beyond Yenakievo (Donetsk Oblast).

Vasili Geranin: Pilots. Where are the pilots?

IB: Gone to search for and photograph the plane. Its smoking.

VG: How many minutes ago?

IB: About 30 minutes ago.

SBU comment: After examining the site of the plane the terrorists come to the conclusion that they have shot down a civilian plane. The next part of the conversation took place about 40 minutes later.

“Major”: These are Chernukhin folks who shot down the plane. From the Chernukhin check point. Those cossacks who are based in Chernukhino.

“Grek”: Yes, Major.

"Major": The plane fell apart in the air. In the area of Petropavlovskaya mine. The first “200” (code word for dead person). We have found the first “200”. A Civilian.

“Greek”: Well, what do you have there?

“Major”: In short, it was 100 percent a passenger (civilian) aircraft.

“Greek”: Are many people there?

“Major”: Holy sh__t! The debris fell right into the yards (of homes).

“Greek”: What kind of aircraft?

“Major”: I haven’t ascertained this. I haven’t been to the main sight. I am only surveying the scene where the first bodies fell. There are the remains of internal brackets, seats and bodies.

“Greek”: Is there anything left of the weapon?

“Major”: Absolutely nothing. Civilian items, medicinal stuff, towels, toilet paper.

“Greek”: Are there documents?

“Major”: Yes, of one Indonesian student. From a university in Thompson.

Militant: Regarding the plane shot down in the area of Snizhne-Torez. It’s a civilian one. Fell down near Grabove. There are lots of corpses of women and children. The Cossacks are out there looking at all this.

They say on TV it’s AN-26 transport plane, but they say it’s written Malaysia Airlines on the plane. What was it doing on Ukraine’s territory?

Nikolay Kozitsin: That means they were carrying spies. They shouldn’t be f…cking flying. There is a war going on.
http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukra...pt-356545.html

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Old 07-17-2014, 04:21 PM   #215
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In politics, things are not always as they seem. Never discount a false flag by either party, or the American CIA.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:36 PM   #216
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Agreed, mainstream media already claiming it was Russian forces, but I wouldn't believe anything at this time.

Regardless, Russia has now lost any support for their campaign in that region.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:09 PM   #217
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Someone gave the go ahead to shoot the airliner down.The airline flew that route to save fuel.Sanctions alone may not be enough.Some sort of intervention may benecessary against the rebels.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:34 PM   #218
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Agreed, mainstream media already claiming it was Russian forces, but I wouldn't believe anything at this time.

Regardless, Russia has now lost any support for their campaign in that region.
Yep, spot on

In the past few months both ukraine and russia have been trying to win the propaganda war and trying to make each other look bad. Russia was actually winning this to be honest, but this unfortunate accident has really smashed the russian PR. Almost everyone in the west hates them now.

The western media have done a real good job to make the russians look like fools and heartless bastards. But it is quite obvious they are trying very hard in making the russians look bad. Today they had 'reports' of russian soldiers stealing the dead passengers credit cards, jewelry, money and even children's toys. Seems a bit far fetched.

What i have learned in the past 20 years is to never fully believe what you see on the news (this goes for both sides). Even though this looks like a massive russian cock up i am still going to wait and see what more info comes out.

Btw i must say it is rather interesting that when the USA destroyed a persian airliner carrying almost the exact same amount of people there was not much western exposure or outcry from western countries. Inb4 im called a russian sympathizer
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Correct. Moscow had been playing it smart up until this incident, like in the Crimean situation. Didn't have Russian uniforms so it wasn't us etc, everyone knew it was, but the Media couldn't capitalize on it because there was no proper evidence.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:57 AM   #220
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Btw i must say it is rather interesting that when the USA destroyed a persian airliner carrying almost the exact same amount of people there was not much western exposure or outcry from western countries. Inb4 im called a russian sympathizer
My dad was saying exactly this yesterday as well.

Both are just as tragic as eachother, but the victims in each instance are different (in terms of nationality). It wouldn't surprise me if the Russian media capitalised on every opportunity during that previous incident, just as the western media is doing now.

On the same day, Israeli ground forces also advanced on Gaza, yet this was completely eclipsed by news regarding the aircraft crash. The western media is very selective in what they choose to broadcast. It really is no surprise though, as 28 Australians perished, so it obviously takes precedence here.

But as I mentioned earlier, the real unfortunate thing here is that this will morph into a media war and nobody will take responsibility for what has occurred. Until the investigation is complete we should be careful to place blame on any particular party, although I must say that on the prima facie evidence, it looks like Russia has made a huge mistake.
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