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originally posted by: lightedhype
Alright, apparently it is a well traveled route. Still not smart IMO to keep a major airway open through an active warzone...You'd think they could adjust the 'main highway' a little for construction (war) so to speak...
Anyways, it has happened and what is done is done. I just want to throw this out there though before the war drums are beating. Is it more likely that Russia/Putin or the Ukrainian rebels downed an airliner to self destruct themselves in the eyes of the world? Or is it more likely that the failing Ukrainian government is using a false flag to drum up international support for themselves where they failed to do so last time?
The latter seems much more likely to me......Why on Earth would Russia should down an airliner? It makes absolutely no sense for them to do. None.
The only reason one of the rebels would down the airliner is simply if they were a sick f*** with a big gun acting alone IMO.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: ressiv
They were all flying well under the air route used by commercial flights, and apparently shot down by MANPADS systems, which can't reach high enough to endanger a commercial flight at cruising altitude.