This is Putin's legacy, just as Kadafi's was Pan AM over Scotland. Giving high tech weapons to loose cannons and without reliable control and command. It is reckless, criminal and the blood is on his hands.
Sweden is one of the countries that is very tired of Putins Russia.
We have had several aggresive actions from Russia lately.
At least twice we have had Russian strike and bomber aircraft heading for Swedish Naval Bases and turning back just before they reach Swedish territory.
Just to show their muscles.
As for civilian airliner safety, Russian intelligence aircraft have stopped using their transponders even when they fly in civilian aircraft corridors.
Just a few months ago a civilian SAS airliner was 100 meters from mid-air collison
south of Malmö, when a Russian intelligence aircraft crossed its path, with its transponder and lights shut off.
As the great American general George Patton said ; they the Russians are nothing less than Mongolian savages.They still have the mentality of cave dwellers. We need to drop a nuetron bomb on Brighton Beach, New York City .
Several months ago I wrote to the effect that Putin would be removed from power by Kremlin action. Under the leadership of Putin Russia is headed for the same world position as Germany in the late 1930's. This is now a truly international issue. This is not going away with denial or apology. The attempt was to terrorize the people of Ukraine, but now is the world. There has to be men of honor in the Kremlin and Russian military that can wrest the power from this man before he destroys their government, country and world standing on their own terms and legitimacy.
Stalin and Khrushchev had everyone in their pocket ,,, until they could no longer hold power. This path is bad for business and the power of a Stalinist is only desired by despot. These others I refer to have a taste of the power that does not require looking over your shoulder or testing your food and drink..........
Good job you washed up, burned out, traitorous, mentally impoverished drunks in old fatigues, longing for the good ol'days. We've got a big white house with a similar pathological mentality incapable clarity of thought or the resolve to put a put a boot up your ass. Still, you all are pieces of crap.
"TWENTY-seven Australians were aboard a Malaysia Airlines plane apparently shot down by a missile fired by Russian-based rebels in Ukraine, killing all 298 on board.
Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian insurgents traded blame for the disaster, with comments attributed to a rebel chief suggesting his men may have downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 by mistake, believing it was a Ukrainian army transport plane.
“As this stands this looks less like an accident than a crime,” Tony Abbott told parliament, adding the Boeing 777 appeared to have been brought down by Russian-backed rebels.
“And if so the perpetrators must be brought to justice.’’
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten added: “This is a violation of the rules of civilisation.”
Confirming 27 Australians and delegates heading for a Melbourne AIDS conference were among the dead, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Australia demanded a full, independent inquiry into the crash and Australian officials would seek access to the crash site.
The Boeing 777-200ER, travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur but carrying Australian-borne passengers, appeared to have broken up before impact and the burning wreckage was scattered over a wide area.
Malaysia said the plane had made no distress call.
American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down the passenger jet."
I can't help but "feel" for Malaysian Airlines, they've had a "shit" year of it so far, many of their personnel will still be grieving for their lost workmates during April and of all the aircraft in the sky this missile had to strike their aircraft.
Unfortunately, in aviation, there is a belief that incidents happen in "three's"!
Russia does have "form" or "previous" as the police would say .
Korean Airlines flight 007 was shot down by the socialist marxist Soviet Union in september 1983 with a large loss of innocent lives. There was talk then of reprisals for that crime. Little happened .It was forgotten about and soviet Russia carried on business as usual.
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