Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Evidence Points to a Buk Missile

Fingers are now pointing to a SA-11 Buk surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile as being responsible for downing MH17. And evidence indicates that the Russians happily supplied it and pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine pulled the trigger.
Buk surface-to-air missile system Also known as SA-11 Gadfly (or newer SA-17 Grizzly).
Russian-made, mobile, medium range system.
Source: Global Security
Here’s a look at how the missile system works:
Intercepted conversations among the Ukraine separatists and suspected Russian intelligence officers disclosed that the former did discuss receiving the Buk system. Plus the fact that they had shot down an aircraft that they thought was an AN-26, a Ukrainian transport plane.
Not just that but local residents had revealed that they had seen pro-Moscow rebels transporting a Buk antiaircraft missile system near the city of Torez, where MH17 went down in a ball of fire on July 17. And the latter were reported to have expressed genuine surprise that a civilian airliner was flying over an active war zone (Business Insider, Malaysia, July 22, 2014).
Nonetheless, the Russians continue to deny they had anything to do with supplying the Buk to their friends in Ukraine. No surprise lah!
On Monday, I was at the 3rd Mile Square in KL’s Old Klang Road to deliver a CC speech #3 at the Money & You Toastmasters meeting. CP Lau was my evaluator and yes, this was another speech that is part of my Project 15. A good speech but I was told I should exercise my facial muscles more so that I can demonstrate my expressions even more effectively! The other speeches were good too and overall, it was a good meeting! I would give it a 7.5 over 10.



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