After several days of media and government screaming “Blame the Russians! Blame the Russians!” I was a little surprised today to find relatively few articles blaming the Russians. Could it be that evidence is emerging that refutes Russia’s involvement in the Flight MH17 crash?
In fact, a report and video have emerged that claim that the United States government has satellite imagery showing that, in all likelihood, Ukrainian government forces–not Ukrainian rebels and/or Russia–shot down Flight MH17.
This video and the allegations it contains are evidence but not proof. They might be true; they might be lies.
Still, one thing is all but certain: There should be one or more US satellites parked over the Ukraine during the recent conflict. There should be one or more satellites parked over Russia at all times, for years. One way or the other, the US should have satellite images and evidence of whatever really happened to Flight MH17.
When do you suppose those satellite images will be released to the public? Why haven’t they been released already? In the interests of truth, establishing responsibility, and preventing some hysteria but mistaken response, shouldn’t those images be released as quickly as possible?
The report claims that a large number of beer bottles were observed at the site where the missile was allegedly fired by Ukraine soldiers. It’s at least possible that the missile was launched by Ukraine soldiers as a drunken prank.
If it turns out that Flight MH17 was brought down by Ukrainian solders–especially, drunken Ukrainian solders–what will that do to the morale of the remaining Ukraine soldiers and the Ukraine government? Will responsibility for Flight MH17 be enough to destroy the Ukraine government’s will to resist the separatist rebels? Could the current Ukrainian government be overthrown? Could the downing of Flight MH17 by Ukrainian drunks prove to be the pivotal event that ends the Russia/Ukraine conflict and allows Eastern Ukraine to be united with Russia?