MH17 Was Hit By a Missile Sept 9, 2014 17:17:58 GMT -6
Post by jeffolie on Sept 9, 2014 17:17:58 GMT -6
MH17 Was Hit By a Missile
The preliminary report is out on the MH17 crash.
There are clear indications of a high-energy fragmentation weapon (that is, a missile with a proximity fuse) impact on the wreckage. The photos are clear and convincing evidence that the plane was hit by such a missile and broke up in midair. Conclusive, no, but convincing, yes.
The BBC says there was such a launcher in the area and Russians controlled it at the time (in addition there were other reports contemporary with the downing of rebels thinking they had hit a Ukranian military aircraft.)
Nevermind that it's incompatible with reason that the Ukranian government would have fired on a plane traveling from west to east (not from Russia, but rather from the EU) as such a plane was obviously not Russian, and the rebels had no aircraft of their own.
There you have it folks -- pretty much as I expected to find from the preliminary information.
Oh Vlad.... your dudes appear to have shot a civilian airliner -- accidental or not, the evidence looks pretty solid.