Saturday, July 19, 2014

MH 17

It's good to see most of the world condemning the shooting down of Malaysian airliner MH17, even better to see Obama doing it..... after making a brief somber 60 speech then followed it with 16 mins of joking some might not take it so seriously.  
Personally I think it's the pot calling the kettle if you know what I mean.  Lets not forget the US shot down an Iran air flight (655) on the 3rd of July 1988 with the lose of 290 lives, 66 of the children.  That plane was shot down by a sophisticated naval ship with the latest technology (in Iranian territorial waters) the US Vincennes, while the planes transponder clearly identified it as a civilian aircraft. The Vincennes crew mistook the airbus A300 for an F14 fighter.
At the moment it's unclear who is responsible for the shooting down of MH17, both sides are claiming it's the other, but it's worth remembering that it was shot down over what is effectively a war zone, where many other airlines had already stopped their aircraft from flying, although Malaysian were not the only company using that route. 

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