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originally posted by: BornAgainAlien
a reply to: MALBOSIA
Europe was reluctant to sanction Russia more after Crimea, and voilà MH17 and all were aboard to do so.
The immediate accusing of Russia without a shred of solid evidence should be another clue.
I would like to hear the opion of someone would believes it was Russia of how they would feel/react if it turns out it was shot down air to airp
- What distance do these missiles need?
– At 3-5 kilometers they can find the target.
- And what is the speed difference between combat aircraft and the Boeing?
– No difference: the rockets have pretty good speed. Very fast rocket.
- Will catch up anyway? And height?
– It may easily at its maximum altitude – to 7 thousand meters – quite easily focus on the target.
- To reach it higher?
– Yes. The aircraft can simply lift the nose up, and can find the target with no problems and launch the rocket. The range of this missile is more than 10 kilometers.
- At what distance from the target does this rocket explodes? Does it hit the fuselage and explodes?
– Depending on the modification. Literally could when it hits the body or at a distance of 500 meters.
Markin said that “as the witness may be endangered, the investigation is considering granting him state protection under a witness protection program.” He said that if “representatives of the international commission investigating the air crash are interested in establishing the truth and turn to us, we are ready to provide [them with] all available materials.”
Sorry, but a story from TASS built up by the Russian government to clear themselves isn't even worth wiping my @$$ with.
Ukraine's military had never shot any planes down
A Siberian Airlines plane was heading to Novosibirsk, Russia from Tel Aviv, Israel when it was shot down and crashed into the Black Sea on 4 October, 2001. All 78 passengers onboard were killed. The Ukrainian military denied its involvement at first.
However, Ukrainian officials later admitted that its military could have mistakenly shot the plane down during a training exercise, and some compensation was paid to victims's relatives.
So my guess is, they make the witness also available to be interrogated by the Dutch investigators when asked.