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Russia Backed Separatists Hand Over MH-17 “Black Boxes”

I never understood why they’re called black boxes as they are pained International Distress Orange, but let that go. Washington Post today publishes a story indicating the separatist forces had turned over the Flight Data Recorder and the Cockpit Voice

Posted in Europe, Foreign Policy

More on the Ukranian Plane Shoot-Down

More details slowly become available. From WaPo today, the President confirmed preliminary US conclusions the missile was fired from a rebel-held part of Ukraine, albeit he did not directly blame the separatists for firing it. In a different venue, US

Posted in Europe, Foreign Policy, National Defense & Security

Update: Malasia Air Shoot-Down

My thanks to my colleague, ladykrystyna, for her earlier update with additional data. Briefly, both WaPo and NYT are up with unattributed quotes from “American intelligence officials” confirming the aircraft was, in fact, actually shot down, and with a Russian-made

Posted in Europe, Foreign Policy

Re: Passenger Plane Shot Down over Russian-Ukrainian Border

First of all, my prayers go out to the victims and their families.  I hope the truth comes out and you all find justice for this horrendous act. Now, to follow up on what themaskedblogger has already provided, I’ve heard

Posted in Europe, Foreign Policy, Uncategorized

Passenger Plane Shot Down over Russian-Ukrainian Border

Probably the top story of the day, unfortunately, is Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, a Boeing 777 aircraft, is down in the border area of Russia and Ukraine with 295 souls aboard. There are unlikely to be any survivors. According to

Posted in Europe, Foreign Policy, National Defense & Security

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