Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In other senseless violence news....

Jetliner shot down in Ukraine

In other senseless violence news....

Emergencies Ministry members work at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014. The Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official said. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER)
Emergencies Ministry members work at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014. The Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official said. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER) REUTERS

Good God, y'all.

In this region, only Russia has the capability to shoot down a plane at 30,000 feet, and only Russia-backed rebels a) could get access to these kind of Buk missiles and b) are dumb enough to use them to shoot down a commercial jet. If Russia doesn't use its influence to end these hostilities immediately, there should be consequences for Russia in the world community

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