The prima facie evidence has mounted and may be so overwhelming that Russians and ethnic Russian terrorists have capitulated in letting the world see what they have done. They have removed the missile launcher and probably missile parts from the scene, and what is left are refrigerated remains of victims and the all-important flight data recorder.
According to a report by the Voice of America President Obama didn’t mince words.
“As investigators approached, they fired their weapons into the air. The separatists are removing evidence from the crash site, all which begs the question: What exactly are they trying to hide?” the president asked.
The site is already corrupted by the ethnic Russian terrorists
- Evidence has been removed
- Russia has slow-rolled the situation, which has allowed them time to further conceal their act of complicity.
The UN weighed in by requesting unfettered access to the site by ethnic Russians who control the area. They are a little late, as usual.
The entire world has seen videos of the Russians driving the missile launchers back home.
There is nothing left to say except for the free world to move forward on this ‘to-do” list.
1. Complete the investigation.
In concert with the participating governments, seek to conclude who are responsible for this criminal terrorist act.
2. Condemn and punish Russia with more sanctions.
Immediately, increase sanctions against Russia to the fullest extent possible.
3. When warranted by the results, be prepared to put Putin on trial for crimes against humanity.
Initiate proceedings against Vladimir Putin for crimes against humanity.
Train and equip the Ukraine government to purge its territory of terrorists and insurgents.
5. At the request of the Ukraine government, install a NATO presence in the Ukraine.
Install a missile shield in the Ukraine to defend against Russian attack.
6. Launch a campaign targeted at Russian citizens to change their leadership.
Immediately, engage the EU and NATO members in a campaign to call on Russian citizens to help themselves by removing Putin and his regime from power.
“Ukraine Rebels Surrender MH17 Black Boxes to Malaysia
Last updated on: July 21, 2014 8:15 PM
A senior separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, handed over two black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts in the city of Donetsk in the early hours of Tuesday.
“Here they are, the black boxes,” Borodai told a room packed with journalists at the headquarters of his self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic as an armed rebel placed the boxes on a desk.
Both sides then signed a document, which Borodai said was a protocol to finalize the procedure after lengthy talks with the Malaysians.
“I can see that the black boxes are intact, although a bit damaged. In good condition,” Colonel Mohamed Sakri of Malaysian National Security Council said in extending his thanks to “His Excellency Mr. Borodai” for passing on the recorders.
Borodai also said a train carrying the remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash has reached Donetsk. It is on its way to Kharkiv, some 300 km (186 miles) northwest.
The Malaysian experts and a Dutch delegation also on site in Donetsk will travel along with it, he said.
U.N. Security Council resolution
The U.N. Security Council on Monday afternoon unanimously passed a resolution condemning the downing of the Malaysian passenger jet and demanded that pro-Russian separatists controlling the crash site allow investigators unrestricted accesss to the area.
Council member Australia, which had 37 nationals aboard the flight, drafted the resolution. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop traveled to New York for the vote. She said Russia, which backs the separatists, must use its influence to ensure the resolution is implemented.
"We must have answers; we must have justice. We owe it to the victims and families to determine what happened and who was responsible," said Bishop.
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said a resolution should not have been necessary.
"We welcome Russia's support for today's resolution. But no resolution would have been necessary had Russia used its leverage with the separatists on Thursday, getting them to lay down their arms and leave the site to international experts. Or on Friday. Or on Saturday. Or even yesterday, " said Power.”