Ich habe schon Pferde vor der Apotheke kotzen sehen.
Yes, and was roundly criticized for not saying something sooner, but I'd like to compare and contrast the difference in actual reactions and what will be done...On the one hand you have Reagan at the time painting with bold language, and no fear in calling Russia what it was for that act, "barbarians"....Also, he demanded that Russia come out with the truth, and pay reparations to the families of the flight, and to put a cherry on top, he used the incident at the time to further his agenda of Nuclear disarmament. Now, look at today. You have a President afraid to even call out the Russian's for being behind this at all....No comparison.Saint Ronnie was laying on the beach for 4 days untill his aides kicked his ass.
You call MediaMatters "balance"? Anything but....You really can't handle anything to balance the ODS rantings. LOL it is pretty hilarious.
Bottom line is that this incident, along with the myriad of others only serves to show what a weak President we have at the moment.
"For what is Evil but Good-tortured by its own hunger and thirst?"
- Khalil Gibran
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
The FAA shut down all US flights going through the area without much problem, and currently all airlines are avoiding the area which means that they do not HAVE to fly through that corridor so either Malasyian Airlines or NOTAM are at fault here.
It doesn't matter if they do it everyday this flight proves that flying over a war zone is idiotic. It may have only been 1 out of a 1000 planes that day that got shot down, it doesn't change the fact had the plane avoided a known warzone then 300 people would not have died.
this may be the most credible account to date:
If I don't respond to you, maybe I'm tired of nonsense. I don't need the last word like some of you do.