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President Obama said the world must hold Russia to their word in the aftermath of the attack on the Malaysian Airlines jet, suggesting pro-Russian separatists could be responsible for shooting down the jet over Ukraine on Thursday killing all 298 people on board.
The President called the crash an “outrage of unspeakable proportions,” echoing international calls for a credible investigation.
“The eyes of the world are on eastern Ukraine, and we are going to make sure that the truth is out,” Obama said in a White House press conference Friday, confirming intelligence reports the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.
"A group of separatists can't shoot down military transport planes or, they claim, fighter jets, without sophisticated military equipment, and that comes from Russia," he said.
The “innocent lives” taken, “had nothing to do with the crisis in Ukraine,” he said, revealing that one American citizen, Quinn Lucas Schansman, was among those killed on the plane.
originally posted by: butcherguy
Since when does what Obama says have anything to do with what he plans to do?
originally posted by: Fisherr
“The eyes of the world are on eastern Ukraine, and we are going to make sure that the truth is out,”
Sure you are Mr.Obaahma.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
The President weighs in and he's ascribing blame to the pro-Russian separatists but falls JUST short of blaming Putin and the Russians directly.
originally posted by: Destinyone
a reply to: Mamatus
Where is Obama consoling the Families of this horrible even yesterday. oops...he was having a burger at a burger joint and glad handing. He should have been back on the job, letting those poor Families know, he's doing everything he can with the power of his office, to find answers for them.
No, he's treating those Families in so much pain, just like he treats our Vets. So don't give me grief because I'm ashamed of my own President.
Right and so don't think that the deaths of 298 civilians from 9 countries are going to shift opinion a bit?