President Obama and Pentagon: We DON’T KNOW Who Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17 Over Ukraine

World Calls for a Ceasefire

While the U.S. is blaming Russia – and Russia blaming Ukraine – for the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine, please remember that no one yet knows who did it.

The New York Times reports:

Mr. Obama resisted blaming Mr. Putin personally, saying that the government does not know exactly who fired the missile.

And Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said:

“We just don’t know” who fired the missile.

Jason Ditz notes:

There is a shocking amount of speculation at this point, and a lot of it is based on incredibly flimsy evidence, with the assorted players in the region all crossing their fingers and hoping the blame eventually falls on someone convenient for them.

While this might have been a false flag attack, it’s also possible that it was just an accident.

The two sides blame each other for creating the conditions in which the plane was shot down … i.e. turning Ukraine into a war zone:

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has implicitly blamed Ukraine’s government, saying it created the conditions for the separatist uprising that has escalated into a major crisis.

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Mr. Obama … made clear that he holds the Russians responsible for failing to stop the violence that made the downing possible.

And see this.

As ABC reports, the world is calling for a ceasefire after the loss of the jet.  We agree.

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