Hear, hear.Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:This is just fucked. When does it get to the point where the innocent common man gets fed up with being pawns in the geopolitical games of others? At what point in our evolution does compassion, understanding and generosity become the driving force of nations instead of war, greed and conquest?
The human race repeatedly and continually disappoints me.
They have Buk missiles... 72,000 feet.Sailorman wrote:There aren't too many missiles that can go to 33,000ft and according the "Janes" the authority on weapons/weapons systems, only Russia and the Ukraine in the area have ones that can hit that high, shoulder fired one's only go to 10,000ft. A missile fired from another airplane is a whole other story. The Russians have a history of shooting down unarmed passenger aircraft such as the Korean 747 a number of years ago.
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you will hear a big bang, feel the freezy air (10,000 meters altitude), you cant breath (thin air anyway, still speed of the plane), the pressure difference makes your lungs burst..?
at what point will most people die and of what ?
Not a pleasant death, none can be but I am thinking, mercifully, quite quick.
The real lasting pain will be with the families, especially the single family, that has now lost members on both Malaysian air disasters.
The next few days will be a political Hand Grenade on a world scale.
I am not sure how this is going to go, it is a whole new ball game but the Americans and Russians will be head to head and who will stand between them? Maybe this is the time China, really takes its place on the political stage but then again, maybe not.
I can see some sacrificial lambs on both sides but still no clear diplomatic path through this tragic event.
Something has to give on this and quickly.
Not only did whoever shot that missile kill close to 300 people including babies and children, but also hamper HIV/AIDS research with the death of a score of scientists who have contributed to great advances in the fight against HIV.
I do not care about who the blame lies in but the result is an utterly senseless tragedy.
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