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Thu Jul 17, 2014, 07:28 PM Jul 2014

Who shot down the Malaysian airliner? [View all]

Russia says it had no AA missile batteries stationed close enough to hit the plane. The separatists in Donetsk and Lugansk say they don't even have AA systems that can reach thirty thousand feet (the altitude at which the plane was flying). Ukraine did have high altitude capable AA missile batteries in range of the plane when it was shot down, and Kiev had declared that part of its airspace off limits to all but its own aircraft. Everyone says there is no way they did it, but the plane was lost. Who do you think is guilty?

43 votes, 4 passes | Time left: Time expired
Ukraine is guilty of downing the Malaysian airliner.
5 (12%)
Ukrainian separatists are guilty of downing the Malaysian airliner.
33 (77%)
Russia is guilty of downing the Malaysian airliner.
4 (9%)
The Malaysian airliner was lost due to some other, unknown reason.
1 (2%)
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Who shot down the Malaysian airliner? [View all] another_liberal Jul 2014 OP
Gee, let me go check rt to see... Spazito Jul 2014 #1
By all means . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #6
Well, I did find a hidden thread containing rt's propaganda... Spazito Jul 2014 #14
Are you accusing me of something? another_liberal Jul 2014 #36
You asked me to tell you what I found out... Spazito Jul 2014 #47
Very funny. another_liberal Jul 2014 #56
I refer you back to post #47 n/t Spazito Jul 2014 #59
Did you see what RT reported?... SidDithers Jul 2014 #9
Yep, a very good hide, I hope rt is hidden every time it is posted... Spazito Jul 2014 #18
jury results on that. geek tragedy Jul 2014 #134
Good alert, from the alerter... SidDithers Jul 2014 #178
(Sigh!) Can we just wait for the investigation to be completed? LongTomH Jul 2014 #2
I was curious as to how people reacted initially . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #12
Because peope voting in a poll on sufrommich Jul 2014 #17
Can't tell you. Agschmid Jul 2014 #3
Still rootin' for Putin, are we? Throd Jul 2014 #4
Not me. another_liberal Jul 2014 #15
Unless, of course, Hamas or Russia are the ones doing the fighting. name not needed Jul 2014 #57
ROFLMAO! William769 Jul 2014 #117
Separatists controlled by Russia. conservaphobe Jul 2014 #5
Or sometimes not so controlled flamingdem Jul 2014 #7
I should've said loosely controlled. conservaphobe Jul 2014 #10
One point of clarification/correction. Chan790 Jul 2014 #8
I had not seen that report . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #19
This message was self-deleted by its author Chan790 Jul 2014 #24
How the fuck can someone think Ukraine shot it down? NutmegYankee Jul 2014 #11
I don't follow you . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #22
Because they have no reason to do so. NutmegYankee Jul 2014 #44
They don't think that. Not really. Codeine Jul 2014 #48
This.There must be some kind of sufrommich Jul 2014 #55
Not positively known yet. HooptieWagon Jul 2014 #13
I still think it was another Ukrainian screw up. another_liberal Jul 2014 #54
Of couse you do. nt sufrommich Jul 2014 #69
I suspect this poll isn't going to go the way you and RT hope...nt SidDithers Jul 2014 #16
This is not something that is open to opinions frazzled Jul 2014 #20
That's why it's called a poll . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #46
A poll is not appropriate for probing such questions frazzled Jul 2014 #58
Pushingest push poll in the history of push polling. Codeine Jul 2014 #21
Don't imagine you know my motives . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #27
Dude, you're as opaque as a pickle jar. Throd Jul 2014 #29
LOL!! thucythucy Jul 2014 #82
Your motives have been clear for a while n/t maddezmom Jul 2014 #32
Are you accusing of something now? another_liberal Jul 2014 #41
I am accusing you of being a cheerleader for the regime of Vladimir Putin and his interests. Throd Jul 2014 #53
I do no such thing. another_liberal Jul 2014 #63
This message was self-deleted by its author thucythucy Jul 2014 #87
When do you imagine I said that? another_liberal Jul 2014 #90
This message was self-deleted by its author thucythucy Jul 2014 #104
Never saw that and the link isn't working for me maddezmom Jul 2014 #107
Link also not working for me... Agschmid Jul 2014 #108
This message was self-deleted by its author thucythucy Jul 2014 #110
Delete the period from the link and it will work, it's at the very end. Agschmid Jul 2014 #112
Ah! Thank you! thucythucy Jul 2014 #113
I don't see where the poster said what you insinuate... Agschmid Jul 2014 #114
You're right. thucythucy Jul 2014 #128
Thanks. Agschmid Jul 2014 #130
I can't find the post, at least not tonight thucythucy Jul 2014 #136
No apologies needed you did the right thing, clearly we are on the same page here... Agschmid Jul 2014 #139
More importantly, I apologized to Another Liberal, thucythucy Jul 2014 #147
It was said here in this post but by another poster: EX500rider Jul 2014 #202
Interesting, Ma'am: There Is Certainly Something Going On.... The Magistrate Jul 2014 #125
I thought it came from a post you'd written in another thread, thucythucy Jul 2014 #142
To elaborate: thucythucy Jul 2014 #154
Thanks again for doing the right thing! Agschmid Jul 2014 #161
So tell us your thoughts on Putin? maddezmom Jul 2014 #102
No accusation, just stating the obvious to anyone paying attention. maddezmom Jul 2014 #61
correct Duckhunter935 Jul 2014 #67
The obvious being . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #75
I think by the responses on this thread you can figure it out. maddezmom Jul 2014 #76
You just won't own up to it . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #95
LOL!!!!!!!! maddezmom Jul 2014 #98
I'll just jump in here... Agschmid Jul 2014 #91
Your point is what? another_liberal Jul 2014 #97
My point is you have a clear agenda, which you have now repeatedly denied. Agschmid Jul 2014 #99
Well Done, Sir The Magistrate Jul 2014 #133
Thank you maddezmom Jul 2014 #100
SHe is not accusing you of anything, she is stating fact. William769 Jul 2014 #127
Your motives are as clear Codeine Jul 2014 #37
You are a poet . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #40
Kudos for the Clockwork Orange reference!! onenote Jul 2014 #119
Glad someone got it! Codeine Jul 2014 #124
Sucks to RT's ass-mar, too. MineralMan Jul 2014 #193
I haven't really had a side to root for in this conflict, but it looks pretty bad for the rebels. Starry Messenger Jul 2014 #23
And those transcripts came from who? another_liberal Jul 2014 #31
I prefer to use Occam's Razor here. Starry Messenger Jul 2014 #39
Syria DID almost certainly use sarin gas as later UN reports showed karynnj Jul 2014 #182
.... Spider Jerusalem Jul 2014 #25
Maybe the Ukrainians wanted to try and score their own success . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #35
Maybe. Or maybe it was aliens. Or Freemasons. Codeine Jul 2014 #43
Mossad doesn't make mistakes like this. Chan790 Jul 2014 #60
They sure did in Lillehammer... GliderGuider Jul 2014 #62
Sure, and they made that separatist leader post something on his social media feed... Spider Jerusalem Jul 2014 #45
That would only make sense if the Ukrainian government was suicidal. Gravitycollapse Jul 2014 #81
This message was self-deleted by its author thucythucy Jul 2014 #96
Don't know. bigwillq Jul 2014 #26
Someone in the Ukraine, using Russian-supplied surface-to-air equipment, not shoulder fired, either, MADem Jul 2014 #28
Or, as is being claimed, the separatists used a Ukrainian missile system they confiscated. Gravitycollapse Jul 2014 #33
I'm sure the entire crew is no longer around. joshcryer Jul 2014 #157
The separatists claimed responsibility for the attack when they thought it was a military plane... Gravitycollapse Jul 2014 #30
I have not seen that report . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #38
Sure you did...in the LBN thread. maddezmom Jul 2014 #65
Nope. another_liberal Jul 2014 #168
You were given the link here I believe....did you look? maddezmom Jul 2014 #170
You call that a believable source! another_liberal Jul 2014 #173
LOL!!!!!! maddezmom Jul 2014 #174
Have you looked a the link yet? maddezmom Jul 2014 #172
Google cache of their claiming responsibility: joshcryer Jul 2014 #42
What a source! another_liberal Jul 2014 #49
That's Strelkov's official feed. joshcryer Jul 2014 #51
Here, does this help? muriel_volestrangler Jul 2014 #84
Does this one help? maddezmom Jul 2014 #103
Excluding a conspiracy by the Ukrainian government to hack his account, that's pretty definitive. Gravitycollapse Jul 2014 #64
If there was an Indonesian going to Thompson University... joshcryer Jul 2014 #88
Here's where it's going to get tricky... Gravitycollapse Jul 2014 #94
Someone royally fucked up. joshcryer Jul 2014 #105
Is McCain looking for another wife? mindwalker_i Jul 2014 #34
So, a poll of people who have no information is how we MineralMan Jul 2014 #50
A poll won't decide anything, not at all. another_liberal Jul 2014 #68
All the evidence? maddezmom Jul 2014 #72
My opinion . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #77
You are entitled to it maddezmom Jul 2014 #79
No, you said evidence. GP6971 Jul 2014 #115
Why the silence? GP6971 Jul 2014 #132
Refer to my earlier posts . . . another_liberal Jul 2014 #169
Nobody on DU knows! MineralMan Jul 2014 #74
I don't think polls, even this one, are worthless Kaleva Jul 2014 #123
'When All Evidence Points To Kiev'. You Say, Sir? Do Please Pass On This Evidence.... The Magistrate Jul 2014 #86
What evidence points to Kiev? n/t GP6971 Jul 2014 #93
What is this evidence you speak of? IronGate Jul 2014 #101
What evidence? Duckhunter935 Jul 2014 #131
No posts since 8:32... Agschmid Jul 2014 #153
Correction: I think you meant "none of the evidence points to Kiev." EX500rider Jul 2014 #200
It's like a poll about which NFL team had the best draft. Kaleva Jul 2014 #92
I didn't vote either. old guy Jul 2014 #158
I want to step back JustAnotherGen Jul 2014 #52
This thread is all kinds of awesome... SidDithers Jul 2014 #66
I posted it just for you, of course. another_liberal Jul 2014 #71
Ain't that the truth? greatauntoftriplets Jul 2014 #73
It's not just a river in Egypt is it? lol EX500rider Jul 2014 #206
Yep FBaggins Jul 2014 #85
Russians in Ukraine. Duh. nt geek tragedy Jul 2014 #70
Russians might be better trained... HooptieWagon Jul 2014 #83
Like a chimpanzee with a shotgun. Throd Jul 2014 #111
They could have captured the SAMs from Ukr Army, HooptieWagon Jul 2014 #129
This one is a complete stinker ... Trajan Jul 2014 #78
To be determined. hrmjustin Jul 2014 #80
I don't know, but I suspect the separatists. BillZBubb Jul 2014 #89
The bigger question is zappaman Jul 2014 #106
Amazing push poll, even better results. Love it. n/t Godhumor Jul 2014 #109
I guess you gave given up trying to blame Ukraine for trying to shoot down Putins plane. William769 Jul 2014 #116
Did you see this one? geek tragedy Jul 2014 #118
OMFG! William769 Jul 2014 #121
I like that when they posted the OP they used an image which wasn't even Putin's plane. Agschmid Jul 2014 #122
I work in air defense Duckhunter935 Jul 2014 #135
I'm sure the camera would have the clarity to see 4 vs. 2 engines. Agschmid Jul 2014 #137
Maybe someone failed math and couldn't tell? greatauntoftriplets Jul 2014 #138
Lord, they failed out early. Agschmid Jul 2014 #140
Yeah, the difference is pretty hard to miss. greatauntoftriplets Jul 2014 #141
depending on distance Duckhunter935 Jul 2014 #148
That's this poster?! herding cats Jul 2014 #150
No, this one is known for believing only what Putin tells him to believe nt geek tragedy Jul 2014 #151
I've run into some of that today so I'm not saying it doesn't happen here. herding cats Jul 2014 #155
Exactly herding.. Cha Jul 2014 #163
Everyone lost is a tragedy. herding cats Jul 2014 #166
Obama, of course! Roy Serohz Jul 2014 #120
Quote: Obama shot the jet down. L0oniX Jul 2014 #126
Donetsk, don't tell. betsuni Jul 2014 #143
Booooooooooooooo! Throd Jul 2014 #146
This was the same type of plane -- and the same airline! -- that was lost KamaAina Jul 2014 #144
Yup. Agschmid Jul 2014 #149
Considering the US government has stated they tracked the missile system used, yes. Gravitycollapse Jul 2014 #159
God Strelnikov_ Jul 2014 #145
talk about polling the uninformed.... mike_c Jul 2014 #152
Lighten up already. another_liberal Jul 2014 #167
Bookmarking maddezmom Jul 2014 #171
And you're going to look like a toadie when it comes out Codeine Jul 2014 #175
And your going to look like an idiot when it comes out that pro russian rebels IronGate Jul 2014 #192
A better question ozone_man Jul 2014 #156
The website also says Tesla cars are a conspiracy theory... Yipes. Agschmid Jul 2014 #162
A poll as to who is responsible ozone_man Jul 2014 #164
Probably incompetent separatists. moondust Jul 2014 #160
This looks most likely - TBF Jul 2014 #183
Putin's missile. Cha Jul 2014 #165
I skipped voting last time I saw this thread, but after seeing the Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jul 2014 #176
Too soon to tell. Jamastiene Jul 2014 #177
Think they will self delete... Agschmid Jul 2014 #184
They've obviously looked into Putin's soul MohRokTah Jul 2014 #186
I know the beating of the war drums is fierce - TBF Jul 2014 #190
Looks more like depraved indifference MohRokTah Jul 2014 #191
Someone will double down Bad Thoughts Jul 2014 #187
We are now on about the 6th double down... Agschmid Jul 2014 #189
I love the tranparency of "Show Usernames" in a poll like this one...nt SidDithers Jul 2014 #180
Mr. Ghazi underpants Jul 2014 #181
The NSA shot it down, hoping to pin it on Snowden. randome Jul 2014 #185
Code name was Operation Snow Job n/t Godhumor Jul 2014 #188
instead of just calling them "separatists" why don't you go all in and call them "freedom fighters" snooper2 Jul 2014 #194
Kick for more visibility...nt SidDithers Jul 2014 #195
So now that the separatist scum are keeping Codeine Jul 2014 #196
Where is the OP? nt geek tragedy Jul 2014 #197
Discretion is the better part of valor? Lol nt Codeine Jul 2014 #199
Benghazi! KamaAina Jul 2014 #198
Poll says 83% Russians love and trust Putin randys1 Jul 2014 #201
Has the OP flown the coop? Codeine Jul 2014 #203
shame kick! nt geek tragedy Jul 2014 #204
The OP clearly realized his agenda was a lost cause. Codeine Jul 2014 #205
Kicking...nt SidDithers Jul 2014 #207
another_liberal, come back!! We promise to be nice! Codeine Jul 2014 #208
You don't have to be nice . . . another_liberal Aug 2014 #210
Bush did it! Calista241 Jul 2014 #209
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