MH17 investigation points finger at Russia

A nearly two-year Dutch investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine has concluded, and please consider sitting down before you proceed, that Russia and its rebel proxies did the deed. This is…not surprising, though it’s nice to finally have some investigative findings backing up the accusation: “Based on the… Continue reading MH17 investigation points finger at Russia

The case of MH17 remains needlessly (?) curious

My latest at LobeLog looks at the fringe theory that Ukraine, not Russia or pro-Russia separatists, shot down MH17. Journalist Robert Parry has been pushing this theory since the incident, and it won’t go away despite a lack of evidence (Parry’s reporting relies entirely on anonymous sources), in no small part because the US government… Continue reading The case of MH17 remains needlessly (?) curious

Tragedy in Ukraine raises stakes

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard the terrible news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine today, killing all 298 people on board. It’s not clear who fired the missile that destroyed MH17 on its route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur (or where it was fired from), nor is it clear… Continue reading Tragedy in Ukraine raises stakes