In 1988 the USS Vincennes, a guided missile cruiser, entered Iranian territorial waters and spotted an aircraft that it thought was an Iranian F-14 fighter plane. However, it was actually a civilian Iran Air Airbus A300, flying over Iran’s territorial waters on its regular route from Tehran to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The Vincennes fired a surface-to-air missile that destroyed the plane, killing all 290 onboard. Under a 1996 agreement at the International Court of Justice, the U.S. agreed to pay Iran $61.8 million.
Have Russia pay a fine of $61.8 million. Problem solved.
They all think like Stalin:
“The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of many is a statistic.”
Vlad: First, send the black box to Lois Lerner. Announce you heard about it by reading it in the papers.
Next, announce a full-scale investigation, and now that it’s under way, you cannot comment. Go on a two week vacation.
The Russians aren’t panicking, they’re just waiting for the West to come down from their tantrum. At worst it was an accident caused by a combination of giving the weapons to the wrong people, and then IDIOTS allowing airliners to fly over an ACTIVE WAR ZONE with planes being shot down. Neither the Russians, nor the rebels, had ANYTHING TO GAIN by shooting down a planeload of innocent people, and people are coming to see that.
Sometimes even mobsters have panic attacks.
see: Tony Soprano
Why Starbucks is panicking over caramel lattes.
Why ranchers are panicking over red cedar.
Why brewers are panicking over yeast.
Man, anyone can write headlines like this.
You guys are watching too much Fox News. No matter how horrible you think Putin is...he loves to be loved. His priorities seem to be that he is always trying to gain more and more popularity. It’s seems like a fetish of some sort. Yes he would most definitely put bullet in your head behing closed doors,,,,but no way in hell would he EVER order a civilian plane to be shot out the sky knowing it might damage his precious popularity rating.