Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Russia calls for new probe in MH17 investigation

Following a Dutch report into the cause of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crash, Russian officials are appealing for a new probe into last year's downing citing diagreements in the results.

Issuing the long-awaited findings of its investigation into the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, the Dutch Safety Board says it was downed by a Russian-made Buk missile but does not say who was responsible for firing it.

I am glad to see that the Dutch investigators were able to confirm what every reasonable person already knew, that a Russian BUK missile shot down Flight 17. Whether Russian soldiers or Russian trained terrorists shot down the flight makes no difference. This is state sponsored terrorism.

The sad thing is the implications will be a lot of saber rattling and nothing more. Putin's aggression has been obvious and unopposed in Ukraine, from the invasion and annexation of Crimea to the invasion of Eastern Ukraine.

Will Putin be convicted of war crimes? Will the EU and/or US provide Ukraine the defensive military weapons that they have asked for over the past couple of years? Will we see and increase in military funding in the EU and/or the US? Or will we hear lots of talk with no actions, again?

Putin's actions are a calculated response to the inept EU /US actions. In this way, the EU/Us are complicit in the Russian terrorism.

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