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Putin Says Ukraine 'Bears Responsibility' for Malaysia Flight Jet Crash
nbcnews.com ^ | July 17, 2014

Posted on 07/17/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday blamed the Ukrainian government for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, saying the state bears some responsibility for fighting that may have led to the jet’s apparent downing by a surface-to-air missile.

“I would like to point out in this regard, that this tragedy would not have occurred if there was peace in that land, at least, if hostilities had not resumed in the South-East of Ukraine,” Putin said. “And without question, the state over whose territory this took place, bears responsibility for this awful tragedy.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: coldwar2

1 posted on 07/17/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Not so fast Vlad


2 posted on 07/17/2014 7:00:09 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2696389/That-blast-look-smoke-Sick-boast-laughing-rebels-saw-MH17-hit-missile-hours-leader-boasted-We-warned-not-fly-sky.html


3 posted on 07/17/2014 7:00:46 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is like saying, because I raped and killed your wife in your house, it is your problem because you resisted and anyway she died on your bed.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 7:01:14 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“I would like to point out in this regard, that this tragedy would not have occurred if there was peace in that land, at least, if hostilities had not resumed in the South-East of Ukraine,” Putin said. “And without question, the state over whose territory this took place, bears responsibility for this awful tragedy.”

Sounds like an admission of guilt to me. Who is the "state over whose territory this took place" engaged in "hostilities" with?

5 posted on 07/17/2014 7:05:08 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Yep!


6 posted on 07/17/2014 7:05:30 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Evil Empire 2.0

Leaked Audio: Pro-Russian Rebels Confirm Shooting Down Malaysian Plane
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/07/17/leaked-audio-pro-russian-rebels-confirm-shooting-down-malaysian-plane/


7 posted on 07/17/2014 7:05:41 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

NOT SO FAST VLADY


8 posted on 07/17/2014 7:06:36 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
FU COMUNIST PUTIN, THE CPUSA, AND YOUR COMRADES IN THE USA DEMOCRAT PARTY.

You owe 23 AMERICANS.

PAY UP BITCH.

9 posted on 07/17/2014 7:06:56 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Prayers offered up for the families and friends of the downed passengers and crew. Very sad occurrence.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 7:07:10 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Methinks if Vlad TRULY thought Ukraine was responsible, he would have called it something a little more incendiary than a “tragedy”.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 7:08:55 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Putin's terrorist commanders in Ukraine are incompetent.

Deleted posts suggest Ukraine rebels downed Malaysian jet in error
http://news.yahoo.com/rebel-suggests-insurgents-shot-down-malaysia-plane-mistake-174750060.html


12 posted on 07/17/2014 7:09:06 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Texas Eagle

But wait....That’s exactly what Obama called it.


13 posted on 07/17/2014 7:10:45 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
But wait....That’s exactly what Obama called it.

What are the odds.

This gives Soetoro an "out".

He doesn't have the balls to hold Putin accountable.

14 posted on 07/17/2014 7:13:48 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hitler blamed the Poles, too.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 7:15:24 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Intercepted calls indicate Russian-backed Cossacks shot down plane, paper reports
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/07/17/intercepted_calls_indicate_russianbacked_cossacks_shot_down_plane_paper_reports.html
(Includes translated transcipt)


16 posted on 07/17/2014 7:16:17 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ukraine accuses Russian officers over Malaysian airliner
http://news.malaysia.msn.com/tmi/ukraine-accuses-russian-officers-over-malaysian-airliner


17 posted on 07/17/2014 7:17:15 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Does the Ukraine have sophisticated missile systems that could take down a plane at 30,000 feet or so??


18 posted on 07/17/2014 7:18:45 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you do not read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read the newspapers you are misinfo)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yeah. Ukraine has all kinds of Russian rockets lying around.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 7:21:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He’s making this idiotic statement for the Russian people. Does he have that much control over the news and/or are the Russians that stupid to believe Putin?

He is evil.


20 posted on 07/17/2014 7:30:17 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: familyop

“Deleted posts suggest Ukraine rebels downed Malaysian jet in error”

IMO, it was Putin’s deliberate response to the sanctions, most if not all targeting Russian missile makers.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 7:47:11 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: SkyDancer
"Does the Ukraine have sophisticated missile systems that could take down a plane at 30,000 feet or so??"

Ummm, yes they do.

The system that was used has not been ID'd positively as to origin, but the 'separatists' had captured at least one battery from a Ukrain base, so it conceivably could have been that one.

22 posted on 07/17/2014 8:40:01 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama will say much the same when those MANPADS he “lost” take out a plane on approach.

Putin, ya goofed. You armed idiots who just gave you a black eye. Say nothing next time. There’s no way to put a positive spin on your part in killing a planeload of civilians.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 8:42:36 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: SkyDancer
Does the Ukraine have sophisticated missile systems that could take down a plane at 30,000 feet or so??

They did in 2001.

Siberian Airlines 1812

24 posted on 07/17/2014 8:44:57 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

https://news.yahoo.com/buk-missile-suspected-malaysia-plane-disaster-204808962.html


25 posted on 07/17/2014 9:14:14 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SkyDancer
Does the Ukraine have sophisticated missile systems that could take down a plane at 30,000 feet or so??

Of course. Some of the old Soviet arms were actually manufactured in the Ukraine. Ukrainians did destroy some of the old Russian gear. Like unfortunately the Russian nukes the Ukrainians possessed. If they still had their nukes, they would still have Crimea.

26 posted on 07/17/2014 10:52:49 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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