by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: How about this for a lie:
“The International Air Transportation Association had also stated that the air space that the aircraft was traversing was not subject to restrictions.” AU post
Why would Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 have been diverted from their usual flight path to fly directly over a combat zone through restricted airspace? It’s a good question isn’t it.
Tyler Durden over at Zero Hedge has compiled some interesting graphics showing the unusual flight path and the restricted airspace maps.
As usual, the MSM is ignoring this relevant fact. [edit: wait a minute. Hold the presses. CBS addresses the “way off course, flying over warzone” question]
“Perhaps the best visualization of what the issue is, comes from Vagelis Karmiros who has collated all the recent MH-17 flight paths as tracked by Flightaware and shows that while all ten most recent paths pass safely well south of the Donetsk region, and cross the zone above the Sea of Azov, it was only today’s tragic flight that passed straight overhead Donetsk.” Zero Hedge
Here’s something he found at the Wall Street Journal showing the restricted airspace over Ukraine.
This is the original FlightAware map that Tyler used to create his. I posted a link to this last night.
Also notice in that graphic, the rebels claim they don’t have a Buk missile system and that all they have are manpads which do not have the capability of hitting a target over 13,000 ft of altitude.