Posted: 7/17/2014 12:03 PM
Posted: 7/17/2014 12:56 PM
dcmets wrote: I posted this in the other thread, but it's probably big enough to start another discussion. Especially since I have a harrowing feeling this is going to implicate Ukraine/Russian tensions.Can you imagine if pro-Russian separatists shot that plane down? I hope it's not true.
Posted: 7/17/2014 12:57 PM
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:16 PM
Eagles/Indiana/Mets/Villanova: it's a long story
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:26 PM
dcmets wrote: Certainly seems likely that it was shot down. I dont understand why either side would be so stupid to do that.
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:32 PM
PhilaMet wrote: Very, very, bad. Both sides are already blaming the other, and will no doubt use it for propaganda.
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:33 PM
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:36 PM
FIFAstar79 wrote: PhilaMet wrote: Very, very, bad. Both sides are already blaming the other, and will no doubt use it for propaganda.The problem for Russia is the EU and US won't have any of it. This is tantamount to Pan-Am Flight 103. There won't be any excuses about "ooops we thought it was a Ukrainian military transport jet". As little confidence as I've expressed in Obama at times here on this very forum, I fully expect Obama is furious right about now.
Last edited 7/17/2014 1:36 PM by dcmets
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:37 PM
dcmets wrote: You are the man, bro, but I can read the same Internets as you. It's going to take some time before there is confirmation of this. I tend to agree with you.
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:38 PM
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:41 PM
dcmets wrote: I hear you. I think that is likely what happened.
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:43 PM
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:46 PM
John McCain warns there will be 'hell to pay' if Russia shot down Malaysian plane http://read.bi/1kzVFM8
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:53 PM
Last edited 7/17/2014 1:53 PM by FIFAstar79
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:59 PM
Posted: 7/17/2014 2:08 PM
RSVandy wrote: When I first saw the subject line I thought that it was referring to that missing Malaysian airliner and that now news came out that it was shot down.What a tragedy, seems like US airlines have been avoiding that region for a while.
Posted: 7/17/2014 2:58 PM
Posted: 7/17/2014 3:09 PM
Posted: 7/17/2014 4:10 PM
RSVandy wrote: I'm not sure if it's that simple. Remember that even the US has shot down a commercial airliner before, but that was 20+ years ago. Maybe they are complete morons. But it is definitely plausible.