2014 -- Ukraine, a Russian country thousands of miles away from the United
States, has been undergoing a contest between the U.S. and European Union
on one side to join the European Union and Russia on the other side to
join the Russian Eurasian Federation.
Ever hear of the National Endowment for Democracy? It's not a private endowment, but funded by Congress to spread democracy - to stir internal dissent; to cause trouble. Google Ukraine and you'll find 49 entities of NED working in Ukraine for years. Senators have been trying to get rid of NED for years.
ago, when President Putin offered a $15 billion economic package to Ukraine
in the contest, the President of Ukraine opted for Russia. This caused
the democratically elected President to be overthrown. The President,
though corrupt, was reelected in 2012 by a majority of over one million
votes. No doubt U.S. minions participated in the overthrow. Now we are
caught overthrowing a democratically elected government in order to spread
Crimea, the base of Russia's Naval Fleet, voted to rejoin Russia, now making Russian voters in Eastern Ukraine a minority vote. What we are calling "militants" and "thugs" are just as Ukrainian as the Ukrainians running the newly elected government in Kiev. The now minority of Ukrainian voters in Eastern Ukraine, who saw their democratically elected government overthrown and Crimea join Russia, revolt to join Russia just like Crimea. Kiev has been bombing cities in Eastern Ukraine and with Russian missiles, the Ukrainian militants as John Kerry said in his 12:00 interview (CNN 7/20/14): "knocked down twelve planes in the last month or so." This made Eastern Ukraine a war zone.
In a warzone, if you don't have an Air Force, the first rule to defend yourself is that if you see something flying "you better shoot it down before it shoots you down". No doubt the shooting down of Flight 17 was a mistake. The Ukrainian militants who shot it down first bragged about shooting it down and when learning their mistake, tried to cover it up. It makes no difference who pulled the trigger or whether Russian trainers helped.
has 200,000 G.I.'s deployed, helping or training in some country. We're
not responsible for what that country does. We know the missile came from
Eastern Ukraine. We know that Putin is clever - not stupid. He could easily
engineer the downing of a plane without an investigation pointing to him.
The effort to make Putin responsible is for naught.
mistake was flying a civilian flight into a warzone. The Malaysian Flight
ought to have known from its government or flight line that the Ukrainian
militants had been shooting down planes for a month; that Eastern Ukraine
was a warzone. It was a deadly mistake to fly a civilian flight into a
mistake was of course the Ukrainian militants shooting down a civilian
flight. I spent three years in an anti-aircraft unit in World War II from
North Africa to be in Fussen, Austria on VE Day, May 8, 1945. In a warzone,
if your side is not flying, the first rule of defense is not study it.
If you see it flying, "you better shoot it down before it shoots
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