Thursday, July 17, 2014

Malaysian Airline over Ukraine: A Prediction

My predictions for the Malaysian airliner that just went missing in Ukraine:

  • Ukraine shot it down, mistaking it for a Russian cargo plane, in retaliation for their jet that was shot down yesterday. 
  • Separatists shot it down in the hopes of drawing Russia in and escalating the conflict. 
I believe it's the latter, using the former for cover.

The Russians have no reason whatsoever to have shot this plane down.  Plus, their military hardware is too sophisticated to mistake a civilian airliner for, well, anything but a civilian airliner.  Let's be clear: this is not KAL 007.

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