US Intelligence Confirms Malaysian Jet Brought Down By Surface-To-Air Missile

–  US Intelligence Confirms Malaysian Jet Brought Down By Surface-To-Air Missile (ZeroHedge, July 17, 2014):

Details are starting to come together. The WSJ reports that US Intelligence detected a surface missile launch and tracked the explosion of the plane.

  • *U.S. INTELLIGENCE SAYS SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE FIRED PLANE: WSJ

However, Intelligence Community Divided Over Whether Missile From Russia or E. Ukraine.

As WSJ earlier noted,

If the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that crashed in eastern Ukraine was shot down — as US Intelligence has now confirmed — attackers would have had to use a sophisticated surface-to-air missile system, not the shoulder-fired weapons that are more accessible and easier to use.

Those weapons, nicknamed manpads, have been used in attacks against commercial aircraft in the past. But their range is much lower than the approximately 30,000-feet cruising altitude at which the Ukrainian official said Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing carrying 295 passengers and crew, was flying.

Manpads in use…

 

5 thoughts on “US Intelligence Confirms Malaysian Jet Brought Down By Surface-To-Air Missile

  1. Something isn’t right about any of this.

    Just like with 911, were there really passengers, or were they israeli drones?

    No other western civil airlines were given permission to fly over a war zone.

    If it was a Ukrainian Buk missile as Russians claim, why was it pointing west, which it must have been based on the trajectory and published route?

    Malaysian Airlines…….already a very messy subject again linked with israel.

    Were they expecting Vlad? Which way would he fly into Moscow from the BRICS conference?

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