First of all it is a tragedy and an act of terrorism to shoot down a passenger plane of people just going home who have nothing to do with your conflict.
I assume the Ukrainian rebels shot it down. Did they screw up or what! What was someone thinking – Hey let’s shoot down a passenger plane. That’ll really get people to see our side and give us support and guns and money 🙂
Somebody gave these guys those weapons and did NOT train them in how to use them.
Having said this, my question is one that no one seems to be talking about.
WHY was a passenger plane flying over an war zone?! Malaysia is a long way away. A detour over Romania is a pretty small adjustment to make for safety.
A significant responsibility lies with Malaysia airlines here.
This did not need to have happened.