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#1 OFFLINE   Nick

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:26 AM


New York Times, July 17, 2014 | MOSCOW — A Malaysia Airlines flight with nearly 300 people aboard crashed over eastern Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday, the Ukraine government and a regional European aviation official reported, and the Interfax news agency said it had been shot down.

 

Ukraine’s president, Petro O. Poroschenko, said in a statement that he was calling for an immediate investigation of the crashed flight, a Boeing 777. He did not rule out that it might have been shot down.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:53 AM

It might be a little early but authorities should shut down the airspace over the Ukraine.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:56 AM

Hmmmm. Is this going to be used by politicians as the 2014 equivalent of The Maine (the Spanish-American War) or The Lusitania (U.S. entry into WWI)?


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:58 AM



It might be a little early late but authorities should shut down the airspace over the Ukraine.


Edited by AntAltMike, 17 July 2014 - 12:30 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

It might be a little early but authorities should shut down the airspace over the Ukraine.

 

According to reports, the US and UK authorities had previously shut down the

airspace over Eastern Ukraine for their respective military and civilian aircraft

due to the ongoing conflict in the area.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:41 PM

According to reports, the US and UK authorities had previously shut down the
airspace over Eastern Ukraine for their respective military and civilian aircraft
due to the ongoing conflict in the area.


It looks like other planes, whether organized by their home governments or not, are now staying away. Not a bad idea when someone is apparently shooting down planes.

I'm watching distant video of the crash and hearing a pundit claim it was not shot down ... the less we know the more they talk.
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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:16 PM

"We know what we know but what keeps me awake at night is that we don't know what we don't know."

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:24 PM

Hmmmm. Is this going to be used by politicians as the 2014 equivalent of The Maine (the Spanish-American War) or The Lusitania (U.S. entry into WWI)?

Consider the Israeli ground invasion, the China Sea conflict and the expansion of the Japanese military, the various African conflicts and the Russian interest in reactivating the Cuban Cold War listening post.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:38 PM

Hmmmm. Is this going to be used by politicians as the 2014 equivalent of The Maine (the Spanish-American War) or The Lusitania (U.S. entry into WWI)?

...or the attacks in the Tonkin Gulf.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:35 PM

It might be a little early but authorities should shut down the airspace over the Ukraine.

The us has just stopped US flights over that airspace. 


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

The us has just stopped US flights over that airspace.


The original no fly zone started a few months ago was further south over Crimea. Apparently there was less concern about flights over the rest of the Ukraine. Now the risk is better known.
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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

Only three planes reported over the Ukraine airspace at the moment.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:53 PM

We clearly need a visit from Klaatu.

 

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:10 PM

We clearly need a visit from Klaatu.

 

Render ALL military weapons and vehicles inert worldwide.

 

I assume you mean this guy...

 

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...and not the Canadian rock group...

 

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...though I'm just guessing. :grin:


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:56 PM

I assume you mean this guy...

 

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...and not the Canadian rock group...

 

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...though I'm just guessing. :grin:

You beat me to it, the Canadian rock group was the first thing I thought of but I figured it had to be something different


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:31 PM

I'm sorry to have to admit that, what with the allegations that the overthrow of the elected government of Ukraine that we supported has no legitimacy under international law, and since I don't even know which side is running Crimea, I don't even know which side of any engagement there that occurs that we are on.  And I'm not sure who's who in Iraq anymore, either.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:34 PM

We clearly need a visit from Klaatu.

As long as he isn't here To Serve Man.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:43 PM

As long as he isn't here To Serve Man.



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