- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was flying over the war-torn region of eastern Ukraine when it disappeared from radar.
- Pro Russian forces were recorded discussing the shooting down of the jet on the radio.
- Armed Russians were filmed at the scene of the crash.
- Some 283 passengers and 15 crew members who were on board died in the crash.
Its been a bad year for Malaysia Airlines but in this case it is clear nothing went wrong with the plane, it was not hijacked, it did not disappear. It crashed to the ground in flames killing all on board after it was deliberately shot down with a Russian SA-11 Gadfly surface to air missile supplied to the pro Russian militants by the Russians.
Whatever you might feel about the fate of the 298 passengers and crew on board the plane our focus must now return to the problems within Ukraine.
Six months ago almost to the day nearly 100 people died in in the city of Kiev. Since then many more have died every day in what amounts to a David and Goliath battle between the Davids who want to retain their autonomy in Ukraine and the world super power Russia playing Goliath.
And what is the United Nations doing about it? Nothing. In fact in this respect the UN has fallen apart, the Europeans have done precisely nothing while the Americans have attacked Russia with “Sanctions”. Just to ensure the Russians didnt suffer to much from the sanctions they gave them plenty of warning.
The emasculation of the UN revealed by its lack of action in Ukraine directly affected the chances of peace in the Middle East.
How much longer can the world stand by and allow this war to continue? How many more MH17’s have to be shot down before someone decides to stop this madness?