The intelligence officials were cautious in their assessment, noting that while the Russians have been arming separatists in eastern Ukraine,I am going to ignore all the wild speculation these mouthpieces engaged in and cut to the chase!
(yet another claim made by the US that has never been proven) the U.S. had no direct evidence that the missile used to shoot down the passenger jet came from Russia"
In big bold lettering because I want this easily readable to all
"the officials said they did not know who fired the missile"Have they authenticated any of it?
"In terms of who fired the missile, "we don't know a name, we don't know a rank and we're not even 100 per cent sure of a nationality"
"The officials made clear they were relying in part on social media postings and videos made public in recent days by the Ukrainian government, even though they have not been able to authenticate all of it"
For example, they cited a video of a missile launcher said to have been crossing the Russian border after the launch, appearing to be missing a missile.
But later, under questioning, the officials acknowledged they had not yet verified that the video was exactly what it purported to be.
The missile launcher that US intelligence had claimed crossed the Russian border was shown in the video presentation by Russia
If the US is acknowledging they have no evidence of a SAM being fired. The question that begs asking is....
Did the Ukrainian military plane, that was mysteriously flying in the vicinity of MH-17, fire at the passenger plane bringing it down?
*Because what this admission all boils down to is that nothing the US has previously claimed as fact can be verified as truth, fact or even correct!*
And finally, from the linked news article. Last paragraph!
"On Monday, President Barack Obama said (directly quoted) the Malaysia Airlines plane "was shot down over territory controlled by Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine." He also said Russia has both trained the separatists and "armed them with military equipment and weapons, including anti-aircraft weapons."
Obama LIED. He LIED. Many people died for these lies.
I will embed the Russian presentation below. I will also include one from the US representative.
Russian MOD presentation
US State Department Presentation