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SBU intercepts phone conversations
of separatists admitting downing a
civilian plane (Full Transcript: Video)

Kyiv Post [Ukraine], by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/17/2014 4:17:55 PM

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was allegedly shot down by a group of Russian-backed Cossack militants near the village of Chornukhine, Luhansk Oblast, some 80 kilometers north-west of Donetsk, according to recordings of intercepted phone calls between Russian military intelligence officers and members of terrorist groups, released by the country’s security agency (SBU). One phone call apparently was made at 4:40 p.m. Kyiv time, or 20 minutes after the plane crash, by Igor Bezler, who the SBU says is a Russian military intelligence officer and leading commander of the self-proclaimed

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And, then there´s this. Michael Savage is babbling on about this being an assassination attempt on Putin. Russian Interfax News Agency is denying that as Putin hasn´t overflown Ukraine airspace in months. Story all over the place. (Stay away from Geraldo on Fox News).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 7/17/2014 4:54:46 PM     (No. 9929173)

Savage is off base. Sounds like the Rooskies stepped in it here by giving big boys toys to lunatics and loose cannons. Putin provided serious antiaircraft systems to people that are willing to shoot down anything, without the vaguest form of a command and control structure that provides restraint. This was NOT a man portable missile system, none of them can reach 33,000 ft. If it was a BUK, (as repored) it is a battery made up of multiple tracked vehicles launching 1500 lb missiles, a complex and advanced system.

Putin is going to be explaining a lot about how this sort of serious weapons system AND the trained operators necessary to make it work was handed over to nutball ´separatists´.

It is interesting that at least some of the leaders are Russian intelligence officers, reporting back to their leadership in Russia - the "homegrown rebellion" story has been thin and stinking from the beginning.
Take a sprinkling of Russian FSB/KGB leaders, lots of Russian weapons and a few key technicians to run them, then add a bunch of looney, violent Russian-speaking ´separatists´ and you have a dangerous mess.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/17/2014 8:04:36 PM     (No. 9929365)

Save the article, because it is already being stripped by Fox. "We just do not know who shot the airliner down. U.S. investigating if the Ukraine Gvt. shot it down."

Øbama admin is trying on different hats to see where the opinion falls. Expect huge amount of spin and obfuscation.



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