What Happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight 17?

The question of what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 is interesting. But another interesting question is: What happened to the question? We’ve heard accusations made but with no proof. Former Congressman Ron Paul has suggested that the absence of evidence suggests that the United States does not want their intel about the event to become known. Does that mean their evidence does not line up with their accusations?

The Hill reports,

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) accused the U.S. government of “hiding” the truth behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine last month.

“The U.S. government has grown strangely quiet on the accusation that it was Russia or her allies that brought down the Malaysian airliner with a Buk anti-aircraft missile,” Paul said on his news website Thursday. 

U.S. officials believe the plane was brought down by a missile likely fired by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. The U.S. and Europe have slapped tougher sanctions on Moscow for providing the rebels with weaponry and assistance.

Paul, though, questioned that account and said the U.S. could be more forthcoming with information.

“It’s hard to believe that the U.S., with all of its spy satellites available for monitoring everything in Ukraine, that precise proof of who did what and when is not available,” the former lawmaker and GOP presidential contender said. 

“Too bad we can’t count on our government to just tell us the truth and show us the evidence,” Paul added. “I’m convinced that it knows a lot more than it’s telling us.”

I can’t be sure that Ron Paul is right, though I have heard sources claim the airplane crash wreckage showed bullet holes, which would probably mean it was shot down by a Western fighter jet. If the government is making an accusation of convenience, it wouldn’t be the first time that they have done so (remember the chemical gas attack we blamed on Bashar al Assad in Syria).