In 'The Downing of MH17', you stated that, if the separatists are responsible for the tragedy, then 'the civilized world will have no choice but to change how it deals with the Kremlin'.You also quote President Reagan's condemning as an 'act of barbarism' the Soviet downing of a Korean Air Lines plane in 1983.
But doesn't the Wall Street Journal multi-year calendar also include the year 1988, the year in which the American destroyer USS Vincennes, while sailing in the Persian Gulf, shot down an Iranian Air Lines passenger plane with the death of all 290 on board? Should the world have had to change the way it dealt with the 'barbarian' White House? (It's good to be...exceptional.)
The fact is that MH17 was an accident. The Korean Air Lines plane was an accident. And the Iranian Air Lines plane was also an accident. Maybe time to calm down, take a deep breath and, most of all, resist the calls which will probably soon be coming from the usual suspects to incorporate Ukraine into NATO so that the next 'incident' doesn't lead to a direct confrontation between the United States and Russia.