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Downing of Plane Shows West Cannot
Ignore Russia-Ukraine Escalation

Commentary Magazine, by Max Boot

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/17/2014 5:08:32 PM

On September 1, 1983, Soviet fighter aircraft shot down Korean Air Lines flight 007 which had inadvertently entered Soviet airspace on its way from Anchorage to Seoul. All 269 people on board were killed. President Reagan swiftly condemned “this crime against humanity,” which only redoubled his desire to bring down the “evil empire” (as he had called the Soviet Union earlier that year). We can only hope for similar moral clarity today from the U.S. and Europe in the aftermath of the equally outrageous shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over Ukraine with 295 people on board including more

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bkt23, 7/17/2014 5:17:41 PM     (No. 9929205)

Uh, yes it can. This wasn´t an attack on us. Neither Russia nor Ukraine is an ally. Let them work this out themselves.

If Europe has its collective panties in a wad over gas and oil, let it step in with political, economic and military pressure.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/17/2014 5:35:48 PM     (No. 9929233)

I am not hoping for this nor am I wishing for this. My wish is that Obama would be an American and Love America but that´s not the truth. I fear.......yes, I fear Putin may be planning to go after.......whoever will give him the most international admiration for removing someone or everyone who is in his way. Think about it, this is nothing new with nations at war since the beginning of the very first war.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rambo77, 7/17/2014 7:24:06 PM     (No. 9929336)

How many Americans were on the Lucitania when it down? Nothing like a lttle deja´vou.
Okay, whose turn is it to let out the cat?
Read your history books, folks, it´s all there.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Angry Dumbo, 7/17/2014 7:26:45 PM     (No. 9929338)

the kind of thing that happens when the world´s policeman is Barney Fife.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/17/2014 10:35:00 PM     (No. 9929512)

That is a war zone where a number of aircraft have been recently shot down. It is mighty stupid for commercial airlines to fly their aircraft through that zone. Chances are the insurance companies won´t pay damages for what was certainly an act of war.

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