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although Dutch officials have previously said it would be "not realistic" to send troops in to bolster a team of police experts already on the ground.
originally posted by: GargIndia
There is nothing hypocritical here. The problem is with your understanding.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul
I disagree as Russia has taken this position on several issues throughout this mess... namely they stated the movements of the Russian military inside Russia are no one else's concern but Russia's.
The same applies to Ukraine and its no business of Russia's.
Without a shred of public evidence to support their claim that Moscow was involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the United States and Europe have levied a new round of sanctions on Russia. The sanctions, which are designed to restrict Russia’s access to both capital and technology, will be imposed as soon as August 1, despite the fact that Moscow has repeatedly denied either involvement in the incident or of providing material support for the militants fighting in east Ukraine. Not surprisingly, Russia will not be given a chance to defend itself in court or present its case before an independent tribunal.
In contrast, the US hasn’t lifted a finger to help the investigation even though it has the most advanced, state-of-the-art surveillance systems in the world and even though it had a satellite — capable of reading a license plate from outer space — hovering directly overhead at the time the aircraft blew up.
“Pentagon officials told CNN (on Tuesday) that the Ukrainian government fired three ballistic missiles towards the federalists during the last 48 hours.” (Moon of Alabama)
If the Pentagon picked up the ballistic missile launches on their radar, they certainly saw the surface-to-air missiles that brought down MH17. Case closed.
So why hasn’t Washington been more forthcoming with the information they have? Why are they basing their judgment on the nonsense they’ve gleaned from social media and Twitter feeds instead of spy-in-the-sky photos and satellite imagery? Why are they dragging their feet and obstructing the investigation? And why, for God sakes, why has Europe agreed to go along with this charade when they know there’s not a scintilla of evidence linking Russia to the downed plane?
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: buntalanlucu
* - For starters an investigation occurs before any court / tribunal.
* - Those forums would be where the arguments are made by both sides.
* - Under international law the US has offered technical assistance / investigators.
* - Primary investigation falls to the country the incident occurred in. In this case Ukraine, and unless Ukraine requests the US assistance, there is not one thing we can do about.
* - The Dutch are in the lead because of the number of nationals they lost.
The conclusions / comments made in the article are being made by an individual who does not seem to know the protocol / laws for how this works.
People demand the US release its evidence.
The US did.
Those who did not like the outcome ignored / dismissed it. Just as is being done in the article.
Russia is correct in saying Kiev's actions contributed to the tragedy as Kiev is using fighter aircrafts, artillery and rockets against rebels thus escalating the civil war.
It is very likely that SAMs will be deployed if fighters are used.