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And if you want to watch online ...Retired AF Guy said:Trudeau to address reports Iranian missile likely brought down Ukrainian flight, killing 63 Canadians at 1400 Eastern Time.
gryphonv said:The connection I haven't seen made yet, but wasn't Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shot down by a very similar system that is being suggested shot down the UKR plane?
milnews.ca said:Normally, Defence Blog is reasonably good, but I notice the first Tweet referenced is no longer online (although if you follow the thread, you find a Twitter account linked to an official UKR military news portal asking where the now-missing photo came from).
This guy (latest attached) I know works hard to verify stuff, and even though more such photos seem to be cropping up, they're cropped to tightly to geo-locate, so it's still fuzzy for the moment.
Another guy who's reasonably solid shows more about the plane trying to turn back before hitting the ground (second attachment), possibly adding to the "hit by a missile" theory.
What the bit in yellow means, exactly, isn't clear. PMJT doesn't say in his statement so far that we've received any such invite.Canadian and Swedish authorities have been invited to cooperate in the investigation into Wednesday's crash, the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization said in a statement.
The first joint meeting between Iranian and Ukrainian experts, sent to Tehran to investigate the incident, has already taken place, according to the organization ...
gryphonv said:I am far from a fan of Trudeau, but I feel he is handling this as good as anyone should expect.
Some of the questions posed to him are moronic and definitely didn't pass any sort of QC checks, about 90% of them anyone with half a brain would know he couldn't answer.
And most of them seem only to trap him in an awkard response.
I got so angry with the guy who asked if Trump shared some of the blame, how about concentrate on the fact we have 63 Canadians dead and many families/friends suffering right now.
Blame can come after, the grieving should be now.
SeaKingTacco said:You don't get to blame misplaced rounds on the other guy in the fight. If your ordnance goes astray- own it.
gryphonv said:That works in an open society where the news will probably leak sooner than later. Doesn't work so well in a dictator state that want's to maintain the image of being infallible. Works even less when that nation is already suffering with uprisings at home.
SeaKingTacco said:Do I "think" that the Iranian regime did this purposefully? I would say no. But what they do next will either mark them as a two-bit, morally bankrupt dictatorship, fit only for our contempt. Or they can admit an error, cooperate with an open investigation, apologize and make restitution. Their choice.
When I watched, I heard one question to that effect, although I was called away a couple of times - how many other questions were there about #POTUS45? And agreed -- dumb and short-sighted.SeaKingTacco said:... During the news conference, much of the media was attempting to get the PM to blame the Americans ...
:nod:SeaKingTacco said:... what they do next will either mark them as a two-bit, morally bankrupt dictatorship, fit only for our contempt. Or they can admit an error, cooperate with an open investigation, apologize and make restitution. Their choice.
milnews.ca said:When I watched, I heard one question to that effect, although I was called away a couple of times - how many other questions were there about #POTUS45? And agreed -- dumb and short-sighted. :nod:
SeaKingTacco said:Every sovereign nation is entirely, 100%, responsible for the conduct of their own Armed Forces.
You don't get to blame misplaced rounds on the other guy in the fight. If your ordnance goes astray- own it.