Gilco2: Officials now claim offically of a recording they have of rebels shooting the plane down.
This is not good if Russia is indirectly involved. Just shudder to think possible ramifications
KiwiNZ: I hope its not prophetic that July 27 is near
jamesrt:KiwiNZ: I hope its not prophetic that July 27 is near
Please elaborate ?
networkn: I read this morning, that commercial airliners have transponders which missile systems big enough to take a plane out at that altitude and speed, will refuse to fire on if you "paint" the target. You would need to "override" the command sequence to make the system fire said missile. Based on that, little chance it was unintentional. Maybe wrong airline.
One might hope that despite the horrific consequences, that the consequences may force cooler heads to prevail and somewhat diffuse tensions in the area as they concentrate on this rather than the original conflict.