Unnecessary Conflict

I think everyone who is at war should all get together and be locked up in a room with no until they talk over their problems and find some sort of agreement….or at least agree to disagree and stop killing people.  After that happens then they could be released to a pot luck dinner together or something.

Here’s the latest unnecessary conflict I’ve heard about.

Malaysia Airlines has no luck with planes.  Why does every terrorist organization have to pick on them?


Source: www.thestar.com

WASHINGTON —The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over eastern Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama called for an immediate ceasefire to allow for an unfettered investigation.

Evidence indicates that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists, Obama said at the White House. He warned that the incident showed the crisis in Ukraine won’t be localized or contained to the region.

“This should snap everybody’s heads to attention,” Obama said.

While cautioning that the exact circumstances of the crash were still being determined, Obama pointed his finger at Russia for providing support to separatists that he suggested enabled them to shoot down the plane. He said such an attack wouldn’t be possible without sophisticated equipment and training — “and that is coming from Russia.”

The strong words came amid the contrasting images of emergency workers and off-duty coal miners fanning out across picturesque sunflower fields searching for charred pieces of wreckage from the Boeing 777.

The attack Thursday afternoon killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, including one person from Canada. The victims included vacationers, students and a large contingent of scientists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia.

Obama also called for a credible investigation.

“The eyes of the world are on eastern Ukraine, and we are going to make sure that the truth is out,” he said.

A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said all available evidence, including satellite imagery, pointed to the plane being shot down by an SA-11 anti-aircraft missile fired from eastern Ukraine by Ukrainian separatist forces.

At the United Nations earlier Friday, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power delivered an extraordinary speech rebuking Russia and noting that the U.S. could not rule out that Russian personnel had assisted separatists in firing a missile at the plane.

“Russia can end this war,” Power said. “Russia must end this war.”

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