Skip to comments.MH17 Crash: Australian PM Points Finger at Russia
Posted on 07/17/2014 10:12:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott blamed Russia on Friday over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board.
Abbott appeared to go further than other Western leaders in apportioning blame over the crash, demanding that Moscow answer questions about the "Russian-backed rebels" that he said were behind the disaster.
He also said the Russian ambassador to Australia has been officially summoned to discuss the issue.
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I just posted Stephen Harper’s statement as well. It’s nice to see the real leaders of the free world having something substantive to say while the fundraiser-in-chief is out having a burger.
I hope this incident does not lead to World War III. It parallels the conditions that led to World War I.
When Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo, a series of diplomatic maneuverings led to an ultimatum from Austria-Hungary to Serbia, and ultimately to World War I. The shooting down of a passenger plane is an act of war and is as serious an incident as the assassination of a national leader. It will not be treated lightly.
As bad as I personally feel shooting down a passenger plane is, for some reason it never amounts to much. Russia shot down passenger planes twice, and the United States did once, but it didn't cause anything. Something may cause WWII, but it won't be this.
I think the Third Reich and Nazi expansionism had something to do with that... :-)
Obama and Clinton both want to downplay and delay this event. Here on FR we got a pretty clear picture within a couple hours. The rebels had the equipment and claimed responsibility. The Australian PM is using that to tie in the Russian’s who may have been advising or operating the system.
Now the MSM is working to create doubt and delay.