Brought down (from inside)
We'll never know
other - please explain
It was another crazy Malaysian pilot who decided to go on a suicide run by flying close to the missile batteries of the Ukrainian rebs.
The remaining question is - how did the rebels operate a Buk missile launcher? It seems like extensive training is needed to operate one. It's a complex operation for target acquisition and it involves lots of electronics with a huge control panel. This is not something you simply aim and pull a trigger. Some sources say the crew that is necessary to operate a Buk unit must undergo two years of training. Maybe not that long, but it seems unlikely that rebels would be able to operate the unit on short notice (which either they received from Russia or seized from the Ukraine military - the latter possibility seems more likely since they had bragged about seizing one) without close assistance from Russian advisers, which then would look very bad for Moscow anyway even if they didn't provide the unit.
2.This is a the result of a plane flying over a war zone. People engaging in warfare tend to not trust aircraft flying above their skies.
3.Focusing on this issue is nothing more than a distraction.The mainstream media will try to blame or imply Russia had something to do with this.The right wing media will either blame this on Obama's incompetence for not wasting American lives and money on trying to stop Russia or claim this is some attempt bail Obama out of the other "scandals".
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
It would also point to questions concerning r2p.
What I found interesting was that the Kiev government had declared the area no.fly at low altitudes meaning below 32.550 ft. I wonder why it was left open to carriers to decide whether to risk overflight. It is not officially a war zone, but that makes me wonder, if we do not need to revisit civil air traffic control regulation.
What can you do about the next election? Nothing. So I guess caring, or discussing it isn't an option?
I don't think the Malaysian plane did anything different than other planes have done. Technically I don't think there's a "war" going on. I'm sure things will change now, but hindsight is 20/20 right.
At any rate, it's still an international tragedy isn't it?
A distraction from what?