Skip to comments.Dutch Push for International Protection Force to Secure Flight MH17 Crash Scene
Posted on 07/23/2014 4:46:53 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
The Dutch and Australian governments are exploring a plan to send an armed multinational protection force to a pro-separatist enclave in eastern Ukraine to secure the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed after being shot down by a missile, killing all 298 people on board, according to U.N.-based diplomats and officials.
The two countries suffered the greatest casualties in the July 17 tragedy, with 193 Dutch and 37 Australian citizens and residents killed in the downing of the flight, which was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam. ....
A shocked and angry Netherlands observed a national day of mourning on Wednesday and grimly welcomed the return of the first shipments of human remains from a holding station in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, where more than 200 bodies have been stored in refrigerated train cars.
Reports that armed separatists compromised the integrity of the crash site, looted the plane, tampered with evidence, and limited international inspectors' access have fueled Dutch calls for NATO to deploy an international force to Ukraine to secure the site.
"Enough is enough -- intervene!" the Netherlands' largest newspaper, De Telegraaf, said. Although separatists have increased access for inspectors and released most of the bodies, pressure at home on the Dutch government has not subsided.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has declined to ask NATO to intervene. But he secured an agreement in a telephone conversation Tuesday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to dispatch an international "joint-protection force" to the site, which is located near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, according to a U.N.-based diplomat familiar with the conversation.
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Borodai — the Prime Monster of Donetsk and Moscow’s puppet — promised that there were 282 bodies on the train along with 87 body parts belonging to 16 others for a grand total of 282 bodies.
They open it up and only find 200 bodies.
Watch now as the Putinistas show up here try to claim that the remaining 82 were somehow incinerated but not before the Thugs of Donetsk were able to count them.
A bit like the proverbial "Closing the barn door ..."
If NATO and U.S. C-17s started landing with NATO security forces, humanitarian organization members, and FAA inspectors, there is no way Putin and his thugs would risk WWIII over a third-world airline crash.
It’s too late. The site’s been trashed. It’s now just a pile of junk. Parts have been cut, removed scattered.
Those Ukrainians don’t want to PO the Dutch or they may get tulip sanctions.
Actually maybe it would be good if the Ukes and Ruskies go at it .... winner take all. Might make for good TV on CNN.