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    (Original post by Monsieur Gamma)
    So why is there talk the people who shot this plane down, pro-Europe or pro-Russia, mistook it for Putin's plane?
    Because no-one can, at the moment, prove otherwise. It is just one theory, that's all. Both sides want to blame the other for the incident, both sides are denying it was them.
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    Does it not strike anyone as a little odd that two Malaysian Airline 777s have gone down? Is it not worth considering the possibility that the two are linked? I'm genuinely curious.
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    (Original post by Monsieur Gamma)
    So why is there talk the people who shot this plane down, pro-Europe or pro-Russia, mistook it for Putin's plane?
    Because what happened hasn't been confirmed so there is speculation and conflicting stories.
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    (Original post by KingBradly)
    Does it not strike anyone as a little odd that two Malaysian Airline 777s have gone down? Is it not worth considering the possibility that the two are linked? I'm genuinely curious.
    Occam's razor suggests no.
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    (Original post by KingBradly)
    Does it not strike anyone as a little odd that two Malaysian Airline 777s have gone down? Is it not worth considering the possibility that the two are linked? I'm genuinely curious.

    One was positively gunned down ... the other has disappeared. So no.
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    (Original post by KingBradly)
    Does it not strike anyone as a little odd that two Malaysian Airline 777s have gone down? Is it not worth considering the possibility that the two are linked? I'm genuinely curious.
    Not really. Massively different scenarios, different continents, even. Nothing whatsoever to suggest they are linked.

    That's like saying one Vauxhall Astra crashed in Scotland, while another was hit by a van while on holiday in Spain, but that they must be related.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Not really. Massively different scenarios, different continents, even. Nothing whatsoever to suggest they are linked.

    That's like saying one Vauxhall Astra crashed in Scotland, while another was hit by a van while on holiday in Spain, but that they must be related.
    It's terrible 'luck' for Malaysian, their staff must be devastated. You can't help but feel for them as a company.

    Six British people so far confirmed dead on the airliner. This is an attack on us and our allies by people armed to the teeth by Putin's corrupt government.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    It's terrible 'luck' for Malaysian, their staff must be devastated. You can't help but feel for them as a company.

    Six British people so far confirmed dead on the airliner. This is an attack on us and our allies by people armed to the teeth by Putin's corrupt government.
    You wonder if they'll survive. Pan Am had been having trouble for years before Lockerbie put paid to them, whereas Malaysia are a flag carrier. Think their international market may take a hit for a while at the very least.

    There is a difference between a deliberate planned attack (which, so far, all the - albeit limited - evidence would suggest this isn't) and a case of mistaken identity (the more likely, although admittedly, unproven case). Certainly comparing it to a military attack upon peoples and nations is overly presumptuous at this point.

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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    It's terrible 'luck' for Malaysian, their staff must be devastated. You can't help but feel for them as a company.

    Six British people so far confirmed dead on the airliner. This is an attack on us and our allies by people armed to the teeth by Putin's corrupt government.
    Even the most trigger happy politicians (Blair) wouldn't make belligerence-tinged presumptions.
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    I'm already scared of flying and this incident is gonna make things far worse for me, the next time I'm in plane.
    It's the safest form of travel. Incidents like this are incredibly rare and as a consequnce widely reported.
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    The ukrainian rebels are so bad, us people in the uk don't know half of the crap they've been doing for the past few months, like they've burnt their own people's houses down and so so many people have died and theres tons of bombs everywhere, it's such a war and most of the stuff i see on the news channel i have (not english) is not on english news which i think is really unfair because its like they don't want us to see it, they only ever spoon feed us what they want. anyhow, the rebels shot down the plane thinking it was a russian plane because it was heading in that direction.


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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    It's terrible 'luck' for Malaysian, their staff must be devastated. You can't help but feel for them as a company.
    Especially when you consider than in just 4 months they alone have racked up a higher death toll of those using their service than the entire industry does in an average year.

    Six British people so far confirmed dead on the airliner.
    Are you expecting the manifest to change so as to show more people were British, or are you expecting one or more of them to have miraculously survived?


    This is an attack on us and our allies by people armed to the teeth by Putin's corrupt government.
    Remember kids: don't do druuuuuuuuuuuuuuugs. :cig:
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    You wonder if they'll survive. Pan Am had been having trouble for years before Lockerbie put paid to them, whereas Malaysia are a flag carrier. Think their international market may take a hit for a while at the very least.

    There is a difference between a deliberate planned attack (which, so far, all the - albeit limited - evidence would suggest this isn't) and a case of mistaken identity (the more likely, although admittedly, unproven case). Certainly comparing it to a military attack upon peoples and nations is overly presumptuous at this point.

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    Apart from the grotesque irresponsibility of the Russian government in allowing these ragbag armies to have such sophisticated weaponry, one wonders how much of an 'accident' it really was. Perhaps some combination of Russian rebels and FSB operatives decided that this point in the conflict required a horrible act to put off anyone else wanting to fly over the region.

    I can accept that it wasn't an act of war as such, but it's close to one and the pathetic responses so far from the Kremlin underline how little trust we can place in this neo-fascist government.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)

    Are you expecting the manifest to change so as to show more people were British, or are you expecting one or more of them to have miraculously survived?
    So far, the authorities are saying they don't yet have the complete picture of who is dead.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    So far, the authorities are saying they don't yet have the complete picture of who is dead.
    The odds of surviving an accident of this nature is as good as zero, they're only saying that because they don't have 100% certainty yet.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Apart from the grotesque irresponsibility of the Russian government in allowing these ragbag armies to have such sophisticated weaponry, one wonders how much of an 'accident' it really was. Perhaps some combination of Russian rebels and FSB operatives decided that this point in the conflict required a horrible act to put off anyone else wanting to fly over the region.

    I can accept that it wasn't an act of war as such, but it's close to one and the pathetic responses so far from the Kremlin underline how little trust we can place in this neo-fascist government.
    Saying that they're "allowed" suggests an amount of control over these groups that's not necessarily proven to be the case.

    I don't see why such an action was necessary to prevent overflights, nor why overflights themselves was something worthy of stopping, so I can't buy into that theory at all.
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    (Original post by EmperorMustard)
    It's the safest form of travel. Incidents like this are incredibly rare and as a consequnce widely reported.
    Keep flying over Ukraine and it will soon become common.
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    They've released a partial list of the passengers nationalities

    •154 Dutch
    •27 Australian
    •23 Malaysian
    •11 Indonesian
    •6 UK
    •4 German
    •4 Belgian
    •3 Philippines
    •One Canadian
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    (Original post by DaveSmith99)
    The BUK they had was captured from a Ukrainian military base. Putin however has been actively assisting the separatists and put them in a position where they could capture such weapons.

    With 250+ EU citizens and likely around 20 Americans dead it will be interesting to see how strong the response is. The GOP in America are already baying for blood.
    No mention of Americans only Dutch, Indonesian, Australians, British, Malaysians & French. At least nine countries' citizens.

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    (Original post by Monsieur Gamma)
    Keep flying over Ukraine and it will soon become common.
    They've been flying over Ukraine ever since the beginning of the conflict. Hasn't happened before.
 
 
 
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