‘So the loud voices I keep hearing are just perhaps a script from various interest parties in the international arena as simple, grieving family and friends are put to great drama and trauma of roller coaster emotions – and – have their intelligence challenged and insulted, salt into already bleeding wounds having to deal with thieves, body snatchers, crime scene contaminators and black box and flight recording grabbers!’ – Dato Dr Jacob George
Consumerist: MH17 – I Have No Faith In The UN!
Yes, I hear loud noises from the US Secretary of State – and – he never seems to disappoint me with his patronizing statements – as he did, when he visited Malaysia!
An act followed by his President when he too visited us according to carefully rehearsed script but that is food for discussion on another day and time!
It is American strategic interests vs basic human rights and plain truth after all in a battle repeatedly!
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was blown out of the sky on Thursday by a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 passengers and crew.
We do have irritating race supremacist, racist, race and religious fanatics and bigots along the tenors of apartheid undermining the peace and tranquility of this multiracial and religious population of 27 million but as a nation we are not at war with anyone to date!
We are friends to all and sundry!
That air corridor is a war zone! Only self-serving idiots will use them as I stated in my earlier article and on media interviews!
There has already been dangerous development in the area complicated further by the downing of two Ukrainian planes, a fighter jet and a transport aircraft, which all were shot down by rebels!
What kind of weapon can shoot down a fully loaded passenger jet flying at nearly 33,000 feet?
That could be a key question in the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash investigation, as officials try to determine what was responsible for Thursday’s plane crash in volatile eastern Ukraine.
According to reports and intelligentsia impartial to the investigations – a radar system saw a surface-to-air missile system turn on and track an aircraft right before the plane went down!
And a second system saw a heat signature at the time the airliner was hit.
In view to the UN vote and discussions – experts are analyzing the trajectory of the missile to pinpoint where the attack came from.
But what could have shot down the Malaysia Airlines flight?
Shoulder-fired missiles sometimes in the arsenals of rebel and separatists groups mostly in drunken stupor would be ruled out I am certain?
I am advised that at normal cruising altitude a civilian passenger aircraft would be out of the range of the sort of manned portable air (defense) systems that we have seen proliferate in rebel hands in east Ukraine or Afghanistan, Syria or Iraq!
It was added that such shoulder-mounted weapons at best can reach 15,000 feet?
Which all then means a surface-to-air missile or an air-to-air missile, and I think a surface-to-air missile is probably the best guess right now like the Buk missile system, developed during the Soviet era and operated by Russian and Ukrainian forces.
The missile system, known as the SA-11 among NATO forces, is operated by both Russian and Ukrainian forces.
Other possibilities include Russian-made S-200 missiles that are operated by the Ukrainian military as well as the Russian S-300 and S-400 missiles. The latter weapons are the Russian equivalent of U.S. Patriot missile defense batteries.
And it has the capability of taking down an airliner flying at that altitude.
The UN is expected to vote on this international war crime!
The United Nations Security Council is expected to consider a resolution today demanding that pro-Russian separatists provide “full and unrestricted access” to the crash site of a downed jet in Ukraine.
The document, proposed by Australia and co-sponsored by countries like France, also calls on all actors in the region to fully cooperate in an international probe of the incident.
It demands that all military activities, including by armed groups, be “immediately ceased in the immediate area surrounding the crash site to allow for security and safety of the international investigation.”
A vote was set for Monday at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT).
Russia, as a permanent member of the Security Council, has the right to exercise its veto power to scrap the resolution and yes I am certain she would!
So the loud voices I keep hearing are just perhaps a script from various interest parties in the international arena as simple, grieving family and friends are put to great drama and trauma of roller coaster emotions – and – have their intelligence challenged and insulted, salt into already bleeding wounds having to deal with thieves, body snatchers, crime scene contaminators and black box and flight recording grabbers!
Never expected that in this age and time – governments, political shenanigans and warlords will go down that low in depriving even the dead, the dignity of a religious rite or their families the closure needed to receive the remains of those they love and lost through a criminal act that must never go unpunished!
To see courageous politicians, including the few good men in Malaysia, to take this matter to the highest international courts for justice and immediately to break off all diplomatic and trade ties with those alleged to be behind this heinous crime against all humanity!