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originally posted by: kismetpair927
a reply to: Hellas
3/7 was mh370 (it was 17:20 UTC on March 7, reported March 8 I believe).
7/17 is mh17
why do they make the orchestration so obvious with stuff like that?
originally posted by: charlyv
a reply to: Wildthing
32k ft altitude is a cakewalk for most of the SAM's deployed in the last 20 years. More important is lateral distance. Many can go over 100 miles to seek out a target, but certainly not small missiles. Like you, I am very bothered by it being another Malaysian 777. Don't like coincidence, and don't believe in them either. Another rotten conundrum to solve, but in this case there is real evidence.
“…a “powerful weapon” must have been used to down the plane flying at 6,500 meters, an altitude the shoulder-fired missiles used by the separatists can’t reach.”
Pro-Russian separatists in the Ukraine have no air defense systems capable of operating that high, or a need for them with air ground attack being their main concern. US surveillance which includes AWAC, drones and satellites is capable of detecting the launch of any air defense missile, ground based, capable of reaching the necessary 32,000 foot altitude.
Such a weapon would have been spotted in seconds and, as all such systems in the region are under continual surveillance due to the sensitive nature of the conflict and the history of allegations made, making claims we expect to be made outlandish.