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Latest News on Malaysian Airliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine [Carl Levin: act of war]
Daily Beast ^ | 7/17/2014

Posted on 07/18/2014 3:08:59 AM PDT by markomalley

U.S. intelligence agencies said a Malaysian airliner flying over Ukraine was shot down by a surface-to-air-missile of unknown origin Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden said it was “blown out of the sky.” The Boeing jetliner had 295 people on board and was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Ukraine’s foreign ministry blamed pro-Russian rebels who allegedly used the Russian-made Buk missile system.

The Daily Beast's Josh Rogin reports top Democrats in Congress called the incident a “terrorist attack” and “act of war,” adding that Putin may be to blame. 

Anna Nemstova reports that the plane’s black box has been sent to Moscow “for investigation.” If rebels were operating a Buk missile system and shot down the plane, they likely couldn't see what they were shooting at, Chris Albritton and Dave Majumdar report. Clive Irving writes commercial aircraft were avoiding Crimea but apparently not eastern Ukraine, assuming that cruising altitude would keep planes safe.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: iranairflight655; mh17; ukraine; wagthedog
Honestly, hearing all of the chest thumping by Dhims like Levin make me wonder if a "wag the dog" scenario may be set up in preparation for the November elections.
1 posted on 07/18/2014 3:08:59 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Joe the F-boy said it was shot down.
I am waiting to hear from Dingy harry. He will blame it on the Coke(sp) brothers.
2 posted on 07/18/2014 3:14:30 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO Worst ever and still falling. Even Juan Williams now is turning on the scum. Is Combs next?)
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To: markomalley

An act of war against Malaysia?


3 posted on 07/18/2014 3:18:36 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: markomalley

You can be sure 0 is looking through all the newspapers and watching news, to get to the bottom of this.


4 posted on 07/18/2014 3:26:47 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: markomalley

So carl Levin and his children are putting on uniforms, shoulding rifles and marching off to war. Oh, my mistake he will stay in Washington and send other people to war while blaming the Republicans.


5 posted on 07/18/2014 3:27:53 AM PDT by ozdragon
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To: markomalley

Just trying to over compensate for Obamas monumentally and incomparably feckless handling of the Ukraine crisis - a crisis that never even would have happened in the first place if Obama had not squandered American military and diplomatic credibility and totally destroyed America’s entire military deterrence posture in the Eastern European region as well as threat of the world.

Obama has erased all of George Bush’s and America’s efforts to stabilize the world after Bill Clinton screw ups destabilized the post Cold War which is a true tragedy for America and the rest of the world.


6 posted on 07/18/2014 3:28:06 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: markomalley

“If rebels were operating a Buk missile system and shot down the plane, they likely couldn’t see what they were shooting at”
If this was true, then how could this be an act of war. This was an accident.


7 posted on 07/18/2014 3:35:05 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane
If this was true, then how could this be an act of war. This was an accident.

Since when does logic have any part of Demoncrap rhetoric?

8 posted on 07/18/2014 3:36:26 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: rdcbn

I agree entirely. Reducing US power and standing has brought us to a situation that has completely spun out of control - all over the world, in so many places that it’s hard to know where to begin enumerating them.

That said, this is a stupid, irresponsible remark for Levin to make. “Act of war” - against whom? Whether it was the Russian sympathizers or the Ukrainians who shot it down, it’s nothing new. They have been at war for months now and we have been ignoring it. This is a meaningless statement that is just for the press, since Barry couldn’t be bothered to break off his fundraising to say more than that it was a “tragedy,” and then get on with the jokes and the glad-handing.

And no matter which side shot down the jet, it was an accident, so to speak, since they were really aiming for their opponent and certainly had no intention of attacking Malaysia. The only thing it does show is that the chaos that has grown since the US abdicated its role has made the world a much more dangerous place, even for innocent and uninvolved bystanders such as the people on the Malaysian Air flight.

And Barry goes on yukking it up...


9 posted on 07/18/2014 3:37:31 AM PDT by livius
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To: markomalley

Another false flag that failed, to embroil us in open
conflict with Russia, since Putin makes the
narcissist look bad.


10 posted on 07/18/2014 3:43:08 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: markomalley

Obama will do nothing.


11 posted on 07/18/2014 3:47:26 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: MrBambaLaMamba

wrong.. he will golf and attend fundraisers..


12 posted on 07/18/2014 3:50:17 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Terry L Smith

Heck we aren’t even able to stop the invasion that is happening in our own country. We used to deport illegals now we are going and getting them. Our children have no future.. We are a weak nation... Obama saw to that.. The rest of the world is watching us decline into a third world nation.. No one will be safe around the world.


13 posted on 07/18/2014 3:58:41 AM PDT by just me (GOD BLESS AMERICA Amen)
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To: newnhdad

... and blame the Republican “do nothing” Congress for everything.


14 posted on 07/18/2014 4:01:20 AM PDT by wita
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To: markomalley
Someone needs to slap those ridiculous reading glasses off his face.
16 posted on 07/18/2014 4:11:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: 4rcane
If this was true, then how could this be an act of war. This was an accident.

Exactly. In fact, even if it was deliberate I'd be scratching my head wondering who this "act of war" was carried out against ... Malaysia? the Netherlands?

17 posted on 07/18/2014 4:18:05 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: markomalley

The movie “America: Imagine a world without her” may be a prophecy film. The Dems/Commies are making sure of it.


18 posted on 07/18/2014 4:30:11 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: markomalley

The Dems believe a shooting war would keep them in power, which may be true.


19 posted on 07/18/2014 4:31:34 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: just me

We are a weak nation... Obama saw to that..

Obama PROVED it, WE saw to it.


20 posted on 07/18/2014 4:38:02 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: markomalley

So when is Malaysia going to declare war against the People’s Republic of Donetsk and Russia???


21 posted on 07/18/2014 4:48:18 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: markomalley

The country to watch is Germany. Merkel has an awful lot of business in the eastern part of her country that is tied to Russia. And most people forget that she is from the old East Germany, and that is where Putin was stationed with the KGB.

She’s pissed about the NSA taps; it is a much bigger issue over there than in the US. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Merkel use this incident (and the west’s response to it) to begin to put a little distance between the US and Germany in matters related to Russia.


22 posted on 07/18/2014 4:48:55 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: markomalley

Maybe the Democrats can take some of the people they’ve been spending that Peace Dividend on and have them attack Russia.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 4:51:20 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: markomalley

Tweet from the Separatists...... Oops.

The shoot down was the result of excessive nationalistic exuberance and irrational bravado.


24 posted on 07/18/2014 4:53:12 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. NEgypt.C. GOPc.+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: markomalley

Act of War???? There are hostilities in Eastern Ukraine. Russian separatists/Russian nationals are in a civil war with the “take over” Ukrainian government. MOST Ukrainians DO NOT want to be a part of Russia or under their suppression. So there’s a war. More than likely an untrained separatist fired a missile when he shouldn’t have. The Dems are playing politics with this incident as usual. “There will be hell to pay” is no more of a threat than Obama’s red lines.


25 posted on 07/18/2014 4:57:11 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: markomalley

100 AIDS researchers were on-board the plane.


26 posted on 07/18/2014 4:59:01 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: markomalley

Put on the uniform Carl and ride to the rescue then.

(i.e., just get out of the Senate so we can secure our border)


27 posted on 07/18/2014 5:11:10 AM PDT by BobL
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To: markomalley

How is the Russian “reset” going for you DUMBocrats.


28 posted on 07/18/2014 5:16:01 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore

Act of terrorism on a civilian aircraft. NATO silent so far. Black boxes reportedly shuttled off to Moscow. No one can get to the crash site to recover those on it? First reports indicated 23 Americans were on board. Now the numbers are coming out and there’s none listed, except saying that ‘some others’ are as yet unidentified. Schipol Airport security in Amsterdam was much better than ours when I went through there in the 90’s. I would think they knew who and exactly where from all the passengers on that plane were from. Praying for the souls lost in this attack.

So far, I’ve not seen much to reassure if anything will be done and/or by whom. Things are not in any way close to whatever description of normal I can come up with in my lifetime.


29 posted on 07/18/2014 6:19:59 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Timber Rattler

The air space path is frequently taken by Russian jets, including Putin’s.
The Ukrainian groups that are fighting the Russian backed “separatists” probably shot it down thinking it was a Russian plane, and downed a Malaysian jet instead.


30 posted on 07/18/2014 6:28:01 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: markomalley

“Act of War” against who?

Not the USA — that much is certain.


31 posted on 07/18/2014 6:31:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tbw2

frequently taken by Russian jets, including Putin’s.


The plane ran around a storm, but may have also been re-directed away from Putin’s plane, although as someone pointed out, Putin would be an idiot to fly over the Ukraine, knowing
what missile he himself put on the ground.


32 posted on 07/18/2014 6:46:34 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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bttt


33 posted on 07/18/2014 6:47:50 AM PDT by deport
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To: rdcbn

But he won the Nobel Peace Prize! /barf


34 posted on 07/18/2014 10:13:37 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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