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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    Just watching NBC - the reports are coming from Interior Ministry of Ukraine. So it could just be a smear campaign against Russia. No real word on WHO may have fired said missile. Looking at the flight track they show on screen - it appears to have been a ways away from the Russia border.

    There is a video of smoke rising in the distance.

    Who knows.
    Isn't it only like 20 miles from the border? That's a pretty trivial distance if somebody shot a missile at it.



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    for serious? Do they know the primary nationality of those on board? Cause that seems like a great way to start a war.
    They're saying since it was Amsterdam to kuala Lampur - and that Kuala Lampur is a major transit point for SE Asia, it's likely a widespread number of nationalities.

    295 - all expected lost.



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    Ok, but if a world power shoots down a commercial aircraft while said aircraft was in another countries airspace...
    Nothing will come of this, other world powers are not going to declare war on Russia over the loss of 265 lives as tragic as that is. And given how close to the border it was, who's to say where it originally was.

    If it was over Kiev that is one thing, but within 50 miles of a border where there is a conflict going on that is another.



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Isn't it only like 20 miles from the border? That's a pretty trivial distance if somebody shot a missile at it.
    That was the flight tracker. It was just inside the western border by poland and Belarus.

    now they say Donetsk which is extremely eastern and very near the russian border.



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    It is just speculation that it was shot down. If it was I think this just allows Russia to enter into Ukraine for "humanitarian purposes". I would be and wouldn't be surprised if it was shot down.
    You do realize it's the Russian's and separatists doing the shooting right. Mostly helicopters and transports have been shot down. Sunday a AN-26 (cargo plane) was shot down in Ukrainian airspace reportedly by a Russian SA-11 battery from within Russia. It was flying at around 20000 feet above the range of the manpads the separatists have. It's a dangerous area and although it's possible the Ukrainian defenses mistakenly shot this down, it is far more likely the Russians or their proxies did this if it was shot down.



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    If I had to guess, separatists would seem most likely (if it was indeed shot down). That does raise the stakes a bit in the area, but doesn't mean war with the West.



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    Ok, but if a world power shoots down a commercial aircraft while said aircraft was in another country's airspace...
    The Russians shot down a Korean flight that was carrying a US Congressman during the Cold War when the two world powers had tens of thousands of nukes pointed at each other.

    People need to CTFO, this isn't World War 3.



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    If I had to guess, separatists would seem most likely (if it was indeed shot down). That does raise the stakes a bit in the area, but doesn't mean war with the West.
    If they have the capability to shoot aircraft at 33000 feet the Russians just gave it to them.



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by fsanford View Post
    Nothing will come of this, other world powers are not going to declare war on Russia over the loss of 265 lives as tragic as that is. And given how close to the border it was, who's to say where it originally was.

    If it was over Kiev that is one thing, but within 50 miles of a border where there is a conflict going on that is another.
    I'm not saying World War III, but I imagine at a minimum we will have boots on the grounds before too long to "keep the peace."



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by ExCyment View Post
    If they have the capability to shoot aircraft at 33000 feet the Russians just gave it to them.
    Given that Ukraine used to be part of the Soviet Union, both sides have these weapon systems.

    You're likely right. But it's hard to say where the system really came from. But it looks like it was approaching the Russian border, so it may well have been the Russians themselves and not even separtists (speculation)



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    I'm not saying World War III, but I imagine at a minimum we will have boots on the grounds before too long to "keep the peace."
    There is zero chance we will have troops in the Ukraine, Zero.. In an election year, no less, nobody is gonna want to propose sending our guys to a rats nest like they have there.

    If the Russians did shoot this plane down the only thing it might do is have them withdraw support, though I really doubt that happens. The best way to hit the Russians, is financially , they are now part of the world economy and have enjoyed much of what free enterprise has to offer.



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by ExCyment View Post
    If they have the capability to shoot aircraft at 33000 feet the Russians just gave it to them.
    True. And it wouldn't surprise me if they did. Could be Ukrainian with an itchy trigger finger as well. But seems like the separatists would be less able to identify their target.



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    True. And it wouldn't surprise me if they did. Could be Ukrainian with an itchy trigger finger as well. But seems like the separatists would be less able to identify their target.
    And it could be either side hoping the rest of the world will blame the other.


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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by fsanford View Post
    There is zero chance we will have troops in the Ukraine, Zero..
    If the Russians did shoot this plane down the only thing it might do is have them withdraw support, though I really doubt that happens. The best way to hit the Russians, is financially , they are now part of the world economy and have enjoyed much of what free enterprise has to offer.
    Exactly. We're especially not shipping troops into Ukraine just weeks after announcing that we're not deploying forces to prevent ISIL from establishing a jihadist state smack dab in the middle of Iraq. The panic in some people is unbelievable.



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    Re: Another Malaysia airlines crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    And it could be either side hoping the rest of the world will blame the other.
    They were just discussing how this (assumed) SA-11 missile system is very independent. It can acquire, fire and radar track it's missile to the target. So it may very well be an itchy finger somewhere.

    There's a few reports trickling in through these reports that are kind of turning away from being shot down.



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