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Another Unsolicited Opinion About Malaysian Flight MH17

This we know:

  1. A Boeing 777 was shot down with 298 people aboard on July 17, 2014. 

  2. Of the 298 people who perished, one was a U.S. citizen.

  3. Malaysian Airlines is not based in the U.S. although they do fly to 11 U.S. cities.

  4. The incident occurred near the Ukraine-Russia border where pro-Russian rebels apparently control everything and could be the trigger source for the missile. 

I’m having trouble understanding a few things.

  1. Why is the U.S. entrenched in this incident? I understand this is a horrible tragedy and I understand nations should to band together in times like this. I do not understand how the U.S. can justify accusations and threats regarding the incident. It directly affects one U.S. citizen, after all.  

  2. The U.S. says inspectors cannot access the crash site to begin a full investigation. This confuses me as about every 20 seconds there is a fresh new picture or video posted to social media from the area. U.S. media is onsite creating news segments while standing next to refrigerated boxcars allegedly packed with bodies. Clearly the area can be accessed and has a solid communications system to boot.

  3. imageWhy should the world probe the crash? Sure, a couple of Americans should be a part of it for good measure but a full out U.S. led investigation is out of line. 

  4. imageHey media, stop using this shit to make U.S. citizens hate Russia. We do not need another war right now and in case you have not noticed, things have gotten pretty real on the global warfare front now that we’ve sold a bunch of nice military equipment to other countries and trained their troops for them.

I write this because I’m sick of the news. I’m sick of seeing how the U.S. is dabbling in everyone’s business. These countries have been battling over borders since the beginning of time.
In the Middle East, same deal. Little dark guys in turbines have always treated women like shit and have always practiced law as eye for an eye. It’s the way it is and the way it has always been. We should stop trying to change them. Oh, and let them war with each other. World peace is not necessarily necessary.

So basically, what I’m saying is - let the world be and let’s focus on ourselves. Sure, there should be humanitarian efforts in as many places as will have us, but not war. As soon as we are unappreciated, we cut the funding, we cut the supply, we cut the protection. Simple as that. 

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