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I also fail to understand why Russia won't support a UN tribunal.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
As always readers will need to decide for themselves about the accuracy of the information / argument being presented. Its an interesting read and does a decent job of sourcing their points.
How We Know Russia Shot Down MH17
It’s been a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky, killing all 298 civilians onboard. The results of the official inquiry have yet to be released, and while the fact that this Boeing 777 was immolated has not been disputed, various theories have been floated by the Ukrainian government, the Russian government, and other interested parties as to how it was and who ultimately bears responsibility for this tragedy.
The vast majority of the evidence adds credibility to the theory that an anti-aircraft Buk missile launcher, controlled by either Russian soldiers or Russian-backed fighters and fired from a field south of the town of Snezhnoye, destroyed the commercial airliner. The Buk is an advanced weapons system capable of destroying military aircraft or even ballistic missiles at an altitude up to 82,000 feet, and so its presence on Ukraine’s battlefield was always set to change both the scope and intensity of the conflict. But it suspiciously arrived in the arsenal of the Russian-backed fighters at a time when the Ukrainian military was making rapid gains and was perhaps closing in on a military solution to the conflict.
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This topic is pretty much wide open for debate / discussion about the info provided. Instead of me trying to present what is in the article I leave it to the readers themselves so they can draw their own conclusion.
Interestingly enough, in 2014, Putin called for a UN investigation into the incident. In 2015 Putin states its not appropriate...
originally posted by: intrptr
The same reason they vetoed the UN resolutions to Libya- ize Syria, They know the deck is stacked.
Just to make sure you quote the historical record. Russia did not veto UN resolutions on Libya.
Russia and China, embittered by Security Council actions last year that led to Western military intervention in Libya and the downfall of its longtime leader, Muammar el-Qaddafi, are intent on avoiding a repeat in Syria. They have consistently objected to any resolutions concerning Syria that would impose sanctions…NY Times article
They have not vetoed any Resolutions on Syria - in fact, they have voted for every Resolution on Syria.
Article you posted is propaganda nothing more
Here are the real facts on who US is backing
For those continually hearing claims a BUK ground launched anti aircraft missile is what brought down the airliner.
The part missing from the narrative claiming a BUK was fired, no witnesses on the ground in the area that day have stated they heard or saw a ground launched missile, at all.
This is a good Cross Talk on MH17 . For me it is very interesting that the US didn't show us their pic's from their satellite's
It serves the propaganda element of the west to spin the story in a direction consistent with Pentagon Policy which for now is Putin/Russia bad .
Propaganda pieces do not cut it as evidence here at ATS. We now know (or a few of us do) that a Ukrainian pilot Captain Voloshin (photo here) shot down MH17, mistaking it for a Russian plane, whilst on a sortie
Georgia attacked and killed it's own population so Russia went in to protect them and beat the NATO trained Georgian army in 5 days with their own mediocre troops who were closest to being used quickly
You guys can't help lying to board members here but we can see it's a sham and as with the recent poll that shows USA as the greatest threat to humanity your anti Russian agenda is not working
Russia has every right to know the results and see evidence that the west may have considering the west instructed it's media to blame Putin as the plane was still smouldering and heavy sanctions have been placed on Russia
Logic says it was an accident by the Ukraine army as if it was the rebels I'm sure the west would have had the evidence to expose it.
All the families grieving lost ones deserve the truth,not political agendas