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Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site
The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 27, 2014 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/27/2014 9:22:52 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

Reports of the intensifying unrest prompted a postponement of a trip to the site by a team of Dutch and Australian police officers that had planned to start searching for evidence and the remaining bodies.

In Washington, the State Department released satellite images which it says show that Russia has fired rockets more than seven miles (11 kilometers) into eastern Ukraine.

The images, from the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, show blast marks from where rockets were launched and craters where they landed. They are said to show strikes between July 21 and July 26....

Local media reported fighting also taking place in the towns of Snizhne and Torez, the two nearest mid-sized towns to the crash site....

Ten days after the disaster, a full-fledged investigation still has not begun at the crash site, with some bodies still unrecovered and the site forensically compromised.

It remained unclear when the forensic experts from the Netherlands and Australia would be able to begin their work at the site.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement that his country would send dozens of police and that his country had received assurances from pro-Russia separatists that they would provide protection for investigators.

The Malaysia Airlines disaster prompted some expectations in the West that Russia would scale back its involvement in the uprising in Ukraine's east, but the opposite seems to be the case.

In addition to producing evidence that rockets have been fired into Ukraine from Russia, the United States has said it has seen powerful rocket systems moving closer to the border.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: malaysia; mh17; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 07/27/2014 9:22:52 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
United States has said it has seen powerful rocket systems moving closer to the border.

And King Obama will welcome the firing of those rockets and killing. He is hates Ukraine as much as he hates Israel. He has violated our treaty with Ukraine which America promised protection if they gave up nukes. King Obama is a traitor.

2 posted on 07/27/2014 9:51:43 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

Don’t say that. We have people on FReeRepublic who are in love, in love with Putin. I swear they’re going to start a daily prayer thread to him and for him.


3 posted on 07/27/2014 9:53:19 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Kinda like your love, devotion to, and worship of Obama, huh?


4 posted on 07/27/2014 9:56:38 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

I don’t like your comment. Does that make me an Obama supporter?


5 posted on 07/27/2014 10:04:18 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: elhombrelibre

Its embarrassing sharing the same forum as those who fawn over Putin and side with aggressive tyranny. In order to rationalize their twisted logic, hyperbole and lies are leveled at those of us who do not blame America for the actions of tyrants abroad.


6 posted on 07/27/2014 10:06:22 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: sport

I would like to think an honest man could and would have opposed FDR, Hitler, and Stalin. Maybe you think that a man must be for Putin or for Obama. It’s a strange and very fatuous idea that a conservative American would favor either Putin or Obama. They’re both philosophically and morally at odds with the principles of American conservatism.


7 posted on 07/27/2014 10:07:23 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: lormand

I share your sentiments. I find it odd that the oath many of us have taken - to protect and defend the US Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic - is not something these folks understand. They’re actually like the dilettante Left. When the Left gets mad at a Republican, they suck up to a foreign despot - Stalin, Mao, Ho, Castro, or Chavez. Now, we’ve nominal but know nothing conservatives cheering on Putin in his illegal and undeclared war so that he can reestablish the Soviet empire under his President for Life authoritarianism. Are they really this crass? And if you criticize Putin, they assume you’re for the statist Obama.


8 posted on 07/27/2014 10:14:54 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: sport

Obama is perfect for you who are on the Russian/anti-America side, we pro-American, free world types are the Reaganites.


9 posted on 07/27/2014 11:58:07 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: sport

Dimitry, Vladimir says you’ve been outed on FR. Best to focus your efforts on trolling the Fox News website.


10 posted on 07/27/2014 12:41:59 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: sport

Obama is KGB Putin’s flexible comrade. Putin lovers are just like Obama. They are Putin’s prison punks.


11 posted on 07/27/2014 12:48:08 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: sport

Obama is KGB Putin’s flexible comrade. Putin lovers are just like Obama. They are Putin’s prison punks.


12 posted on 07/27/2014 12:48:12 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Uncle Chip

0bama to the JCS: where are the carriers, mobilize the 82nd, and 1st ID. Go to Defcon 2. Call Vlad on the secure phone. Let him know that the crash site will be secure in 48 hrs.

I crack me up...

5.56mm


13 posted on 07/27/2014 1:01:37 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I am in agreement on that.


14 posted on 07/27/2014 1:56:49 PM PDT by sport
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To: elhombrelibre

I initially responded under the impression that you were giving the characteristics of Putin worshipers. A better phrasing of my response would have been, “Obama worshipers do the same things that were enumerated in your initial post in reference to Putin worshipers. And no, I do not think that a man must be for either or Obama. Thank you for a well thought out civil and enlightening response.


15 posted on 07/27/2014 2:22:26 PM PDT by sport
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To: 1rudeboy

I am the wrong person to ask that question. You need to look in a mirror and ask yourself. As far as not liking the comment, that is your right not to like it.


16 posted on 07/27/2014 2:25:08 PM PDT by sport
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To: ansel12

Name five[5] reasons that led you to believe from reading the post that I am on the Russian/ anti American side.


17 posted on 07/27/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT by sport
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Respond again when you have something intelligent to say. I know that you have no reading comprehension skills if your response was what you got out of my post.


18 posted on 07/27/2014 2:29:44 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport

You are one very confused guy.


19 posted on 07/27/2014 2:31:30 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: sport
As far as not liking the comment, that is your right not to like it.

But does it make me an Obama supporter, because I disagree with you? [hint]

20 posted on 07/27/2014 2:32:05 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Logical me

Please tell me if our “treaty” with the Ukraine was ever ratified by the Senate.

If not, then please stop using the word “treaty” to describe another piece of Clinton BS.


21 posted on 07/27/2014 2:33:50 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: sport
I know that you have no reading comprehension skills if your response was what you got out of my post.

I saw you accusing someone of supporting Obama. Dimitry, we all know this is rule number one for Putinistas on this forum, except on liberal websites (they blame McCain?).

22 posted on 07/27/2014 2:35:46 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: sport

The Russian side in this matter is neither pro- or anti-American.


23 posted on 07/27/2014 2:37:41 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: Uncle Chip
Why doesn't Porkyshenko declare a ceasefire until this crash site is cleaned up? He seems to be doing the opposite.
24 posted on 07/27/2014 2:40:35 PM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: McGruff
The action getting a little too intense for you over there, McGruff -- you need a cease fire???

Are the Russian rebels losing ground and in danger of losing control of the MH17 site???

The only hope of the investigators getting to that site is for the Kiev army to move in and take it from the rebels outright.

The rebels have been playing cat and mouse with the bodies and hide and seek with the evidence for 10 days and the international investigators know it and so do you.

25 posted on 07/27/2014 2:53:58 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he wants an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian” cease-fire in the war with Gaza,

Why not call for one in Ukraine?


26 posted on 07/27/2014 3:03:00 PM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: McGruff
Because the Russian-backed rebels will honor a cease fire with the same diligence that Hamas in Gaza does -- and Russia will still fire artillery over the border during the cease fire won't they???

Have you seen Sapper and Bezler lately??? Are they okay???

27 posted on 07/27/2014 3:20:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

You need to get your eyes checked then. If that is what you saw from my post, you need to get a seeing eye dog, your eyesight is already gone.


28 posted on 07/27/2014 4:33:13 PM PDT by sport
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To: Jim Noble

That is what I thought, but...


29 posted on 07/27/2014 4:34:25 PM PDT by sport
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To: 1rudeboy

My wife would say it makes you smart if you disagree with me. But that is another story. Looking back, I should not have used the adjectives I used to describe Obama supporters. They have the same right to support him as I do not to support him. To answer your question, I would say no, disagreeing with me does not make you an Obama supporter.


30 posted on 07/27/2014 4:40:24 PM PDT by sport
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