None of us want to go to war over this, but the Russians certainly are culpable for the shoot down of the Malasian passenger airliner over Ukraine, using their missile launcher and Russian-trained crew, even if it was some sick sort of mistake. So, no real, shooting war, but economic war seems to be called for, and the US and European nations and Malasia should coordinate to do so, now.

I think the Russians should pay the airline and the passengers families reparations, at the very least, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, or perhaps a billion or more. There MUST be accountability for the loss of so many innocent lives, and there MUST be ways to extract mandatory economic, if not social, revenge for this needless, vicious tragedy. And yes, revenge is the correct word.

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