Malaysia Airlines MH17 crashed at 14:15 local time while flying at 10,000 metres over the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic, a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine.
At this point in time nothing else can be stated with certainty. The numerous YouTube clips of the impact do not prove anything. The Donetsk republic, which the mainstream media are uniformly describing as 'pro-Russian forces' have denied any involvement, yet within minutes of the confirmation of the crash they have been blamed. Until an investigation is carried out the facts remain scares.
What questions are not being asked?
Malaysia Airlines has lost two Boeing 777's in four months. Why Malaysia Airlines? And why Boeing 777's? Is it just bad luck and coincidence?
Without any wreckage, bodies or credible radar tracking records being published it must be admitted that there is actually no real evidence that MH370 did actually crash on 8 March. The vague scenario of possible routes into the southern Indian Ocean lack credibility and contradictory 'pings' picked up by Chinese and Australian vessels prove nothing. The absence of wreckage should caste further doubt on the claim the aircraft met a watery graveyard in the middle of nowhere. Despite an absence of hard evidence the mainstream media were quick to point to the the possibility of the Muslim pilot being a terrorist.
Why has the mainstream media instantly pointed the blame at the Donetsk republic and not the possibility of another 'terrorist' attack? The YouTube clips and debris field seem to indicate a mid air explosion which would be consistent with a Lockerbie-style midair bomb exploding. Why was it suitable to suggest a terrorist attack on MH370 when there was no evidence, while for MH17 terrorism is not being suggested? It is likely because this story's script writers want the blame to be ascribed to other villains? - Russia and their friends in the Donetsk People's Republic.
Surface to air missiles capable of destroying a Boeing 777 in mid flight are either the Russian made Buk, S200, S300 or S400, all of which Ukraine possess. Russian news network RT reported that 36 hours before the crash, Ukrainian military forces moved a Buk missile battery into the area. Donetsk republic self-defence forces do not possess such sophisticated weaponry and no evidence has been produced proving otherwise. During the recent civil war in the eastern Ukraine 10 Ukrainian military aircraft have been shot down, but all were flying at low altitudes and were hit by conventional anti-aircraft weaponry incapable of hitting high altitude commercial jets. There is a vast difference between shooting down a military transport plane approaching a runway for landing and a passenger jet barely visible from the ground. This is the reason IATA had not recommended closing airspace over the region. Consequently media claims linking previous military downing with today's crash lack credibility.
The Ukrainian military has a track record of shooting down commercial jetliners at high altitude which they did less than a month after 9/11. On that occasion the Ukrainian military denied one of their S200 missiles struck the Israel-bound Siberian Airlines flight S7 1812 on 4 October 2001; however they later admitted their guilt. While the Donetsk republic gains no advantage in downing a passenger jet, Ukraine does and they have a track record of both doing it and lying about it.
The other question that the mainstream media have not asked concerns the other tragedy that has been pushed from the limelight today - Gaza. The Malaysia Airlines crash is providing a media smoke screen for the atrocities that are unfolding in the ghetto city of Gaza at this very minute. Because the media has focused on the airplane crash, blamed on 'pro-Russian forces' the gruesome spectacle of the slaughtering going on in Gaza goes under reported. Is the timing of the Malaysia Airlines crash a coincidence? Is it possible this event has been planed to distract the media from a different event?
Today's media coverage of the downing of Malaysia Airlines has instantly identified the culprits as the rogue 'pro-Russian forces' despite no evidence indicting them. The finger has not been pointed at the more realistic suspects; Ukraine, terrorists or Israel. In any crime the culprit is usually the one who has most to gain - Donetsk gains nothing while Russia-haters gain everything. Start searching there.