Skip to comments.Ukraine: Rebels have taken all plane crash bodies
Posted on 07/20/2014 4:47:01 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) Separatist rebels have spirited away all 196 bodies that workers recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site to an unknown location, Ukraine's emergency services said Sunday.
Associated Press journalists saw the pro-Russia rebels putting bagged bodies onto trucks at the crash site Saturday in rebel-held eastern Ukraine and driving them away. On Sunday morning, AP journalists saw no bodies and no armed rebels at the crash site and emergency workers were searching the sprawling fields only for body parts.
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Weren’t they beginning to...you know...rot?
How you say. Check eBay.
IPhones cheap, crash tested.
What bodies? What crash? Western capitalist lies and deceptions. These things do not happen in the socialist workers paradise about to rise again, comrade.
2 full days in the summer sun and a body is well on the way.
Sunflowers fields apparently took the bulk of the hit.
Thank goodness it wasn’t strawberries fields and illegal immigrant chilrun weren’t out picking when the plane was blow’d up. The EU might get reeeeally upset.. Not to mention Obama and the Border Patrol.
They are Putin’s hostages that he will use as bargaining leverage to try to get the sanctions lifted.
Most thugs stop trains, or invade schools, or round up pedestrians to get their hostages
Putin has set a new low — he shoots them out of the sky.
I hate like hell to agree with Hillary, but shouldn’t some Euro types be raising holy hell over this?
The vent occured in the country controlled by the separatists.
They are caring for the dead as they see fit. Aside from the fact they shot down the plane, they are responsible for dealing with the dead, IDing them, sorting it all out and then dealing with the foreign families and governments.
First the Euros whine that the bodies were being left to rot, and now they whine that they’ve been picked up. The hypocrisy is transparent.
I guess the circling buzzards would indicate where a body was but I get a sense they are fairly close together suggesting the fuselage didn’t break up and begin scattering passengers until shortly before impact.
All? Where are the other 100 bodies the left-media repeatedly said were on the plane? If this is being reported, the searching has stopped.
Looters Stole Cash, Credit Cards, and Jewelry from Flight MH17 Crash Victims
Image AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky
AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky
The crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which went down yesterday afternoon after being shot with a missile, is now being looted. This is not only causing issues for the investigation, but also for the families of the victims on board, who will now not be able to recover the lost property of the 298 dead passengers and crew.
After the crash, investigators were unable to get to the site quickly and rope it off to preserve evidence. This allowed armed separatists and locals to essentially raid the scene. Suitcases were removed from the wreckage and pillaged. The coldhearted looters stole a variety of personal possessions, but left behind some apparent undesirables: a Minnie Mouse lunchbox, a Winnie the Pooh stuffed animal, family photographs, and intact passports.
As for what they took, wallets and credit cards were a favorite. A photojournalist at the scene said, “There isn’t a single cellphone, wallet with money or camera to be found in any handbag or on the bodies. It’s like they all mysteriously disappeared overnight.”
Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister (who was also one of the first to blame pro-Russian separatists for the crash) reported that jewelry and credit cards were among the items being pilfered. A post on his Facebook page reads in English, “I have just now received information That Terrorists - Death-hunters collecting Were not Only Cash money and Jewelry of the crashed Boing [sic] passengers died but Also the credit cards of the Victims. Currently They might as well TRY to use Them in Ukraine or Pass Them on to Russia. My humble Request to the Relatives of the Victims to Freeze Their credit cards, so That They will not loose Their assets to Terrorists!”
Because investigators and officials arrived after many of the items were already stolen, it is impossible to tell exactly how many items are missing, where they went, or what value they may have had to the investigation. The investigators discovered the looting when they began to look at the luggage, only to find it had already been pulled out and sifted through. Bruce Rodger, an aviation expert who spoke with The Wire, warned that this inference will greatly hinder efforts to understand what happened.
The entire investigation lacks organization at this point. The crash site is huge, about ten miles across, and this is adding to the chaos. Because of the size of the site and the looting, it is hard to categorize debris and evidence. Much of the debris has not be categorized by type or location, as is usual in a crime scene of this sort. CNN also reports that some of the bodies were moved to another location for storage, but again, not before the scene was properly secured.
Additionally, there are numerous unidentified men on the scene (some of them armed), which makes it easy for anyone to walk on and off the unroped site without being apprehended. Investigators believe the amount of strange, unknown civilians at the site contributed to the looting, as the crowds of onlookers just added to the madness.
An investigation crew on the ground will continue to go through what is left of the wreckage and personal possessions.
A lot of Putin’s guys are alcoholic pukes. No one should be surprised that they were searching the bodies of their victims for valuables. We’re dealing with some unemployable low-lifes here.
They are not meeting their responsibilities. Their caring for the bodies as they see fit, sucks.
And that's as you say, aside from the fact that they shot down the plane.
Yes how dare relatives of the dead complain about the mistreatment of the dead bodies by their killers.
So pick one - should the bodies be left where they fell, or should they be moved?
Would you prefer they left them there? I thought that was what everyone was outraged about.
Rescue efforts should have been allowed in so the bodies could have been moved sooner and out of the possession of their killers.
Likely offer to return them for a ransom.