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    Missile launcher used to down jet likely back in Russia

    The missile launcher used to down Malaysia Air flight MH17 is probably back in Russia after it was imported into Ukraine a few weeks ago, a well-placed source with access to the latest intelligence told Fox News Friday night.

    The same source also said the missile that brought down the plane Thursday killing all 298 on board was fired from Schnidze, a town in eastern Ukraine.

    "We are building a case," the senior U.S. official told Fox News. "It is damn near bulletproof at this point."

    Igor Strelkov, the local separatist commander who likely ordered the strike and who was heard in phone intercepts released by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry bragging about having brought down the plane, will likely be punished by Moscow, according to a well-placed source.
    How will Moscow punish the rebels they supplied and enabled?

    Malaysia Air crash: Missile launcher used to down jet likely back in Russia, US official says | Fox News

    What's next and will this end peacefully?
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    Re: Missile launcher used to down jet likely back in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    How will Moscow punish the rebels they supplied and enabled?
    They won't; I expect to see more of what's already happened - the Kremlin pointing fingers at Kiev and Kiev pointing forcefully at Moscow.

    Let's hope that the crime scene will not be contaminated, or that it hasn't already been contaminated, so that a fair conclusion can be drawn. I personally have no doubt in my mind that it was indeed Russian equipment that was used, and that it was most likely handled by Russian-trained combatants.
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    Re: Missile launcher used to down jet likely back in Russia

    I just don't want this to ruin Putin's clean cut image.
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    Re: Missile launcher used to down jet likely back in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    How will Moscow punish the rebels they supplied and enabled?

    Malaysia Air crash: Missile launcher used to down jet likely back in Russia, US official says | Fox News

    What's next and will this end peacefully?
    Where have I heard the slam dunk before? What's rt, Press TV, Al Jazeera, and CCTV saying? Going to have to hear it all. Do investigations first. Who would find Washington credible at this point.
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    Re: Missile launcher used to down jet likely back in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Eazel View Post
    They won't; I expect to see more of what's already happened - the Kremlin pointing fingers at Kiev and Kiev pointing forcefully at Moscow.

    Let's hope that the crime scene will not be contaminated, or that it hasn't already been contaminated, so that a fair conclusion can be drawn. I personally have no doubt in my mind that it was indeed Russian equipment that was used, and that it was most likely handled by Russian-trained combatants.
    And your evidence for that is??
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    Re: Missile launcher used to down jet likely back in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Where have I heard the slam dunk before? What's rt, Press TV, Al Jazeera, and CCTV saying? Going to have to hear it all. Do investigations first. Who would find Washington credible at this point.
    Well Al Jazzera (English anyways) is blaming the Russian rebels and Russia. You probably shouldn't bother with the other ones.

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    Re: Missile launcher used to down jet likely back in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And your evidence for that is??
    They have been shooting things down for the past few months and they are the ones guarding it and denying entry to investigators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well Al Jazzera (English anyways) is blaming the Russian rebels and Russia. You probably shouldn't bother with the other ones.
    Al Jazeera is reporting. They have far less opinion and commentary than does FOX and CNN. I watched them this am and see that they reported that a senior WH official has confirmed that the separatists brought the plane down with a SAM, although this senior WH official, nor Al Jazeera offered any evidence to support the claim.
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    Re: Missile launcher used to down jet likely back in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    They have been shooting things down for the past few months and they are the ones guarding it and denying entry to investigators.
    They have been shooting down military aircraft for the past months. Of course they are guarding it, they don't trust Kiev in possession of the evidence anymore than Kiev trusts them.
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    Re: Missile launcher used to down jet likely back in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And your evidence for that is??
    Various statements made by Russian separatists around the time of the incident; the nature of the weapon used (heavy duty, can not be bought on the black market - only makes sense if it was either supplied by the Russians or stolen); the knowledge required to operate such machinery; and so on. So far, from what we know, the Russian hypothesis fits best, but perhaps more evidence will be uncovered at a later stage.
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