I HATE it when stuff like this happens, and the news media will NOT SHUT UP with their crackpot "theories" on what happened! We have little solid information, and at this point do not know exactly who to blame. All it does is lead to fear mongering, misinformation, pointless arguments, etc.
What we do know is that this was done by a surface to air missile. Not much else.
We'll likely never know exactly what happened and how. The plane is being looted and wrecked by locals in the reason (unsurprisingly), so forensic work is to be mostly fruitless. It's ultimately a horrible tragety that likely will lead to no retribution as it will be near impossible to prove who did what. All we can do is look forward on what to do next, and observe what the public effect is.
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Nobody here is blaming this attack on Islamic groups.
Jihadist attacks are a real threat in some other parts of Russia, but not the border with Ukraine AFAIK. Contra Mole and others this conflict is fundamentally ethnic in nature, and has little if anything to do with religion.
Most conflicts that on the surface appear to be about religion are really about cultural, political, or economic conflicts. Religion is just the excuse or pretext, and a convenient tool for motivating the masses against the common enemy.
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i live in a country next to Ukraine and everybody knows here that it was Russian extremists, it`s been all but claimed officially, all our politicians have started taking measures.. but we`ll just wait patiently for the Americans to "figure" this out..as usual, it is amazing how news is distorted and how people would rather believe random conspiracy theories..
I don't feel like reading all the thread since I've been away, but have the conspiracy theorists started suggesting yet that this flight was blown up because it really contained the missing flight passengers from the lost flight in March?
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