Wile E. Coyote approves.
Wile E. Coyote approves.
Actually, the technology on board the AEGIS cruiser worked just fine, reporting that the plane was climbing, and squawking in civilian mode. It was the crew that decided that the plane needed shooting anyway.
This is a battleship:
No country has built any of these things for several decades, and the last examples were retired from service in the 1990s, because they're expensive and their military value was reduced to almost zero by anti-ship missiles and modern aircraft. They'd only be of use if your enemy has neither of these two, but has targets valuable enough to deserve a pounding with 16-inch shells.
This is the "AEGIS cruiser" involved in the incident, and at the time it was one of the most sophisticated pieces of ocean-going electronics.
Well, the US has shot down a civilian airliner once already, and their president commented "I don't care what the facts are. I will never apologize for the US.".
Moral of story: If you shoot down a civilian airliner, there's no such thing as a good comment.
Last time this happened, the people responsible for launching the missile at the airliner got decorated. Not for launching the missile, of course, but in general.
Which is both a fact and completely useless when trying to figure out who operated the aircraft.
Now, if they found Russian aircraft parts or US missile parts at the crash site, they'd have a story.
If you survive the raid on your house.
Think "swatting", just done for profit and on a larger scale. And these criminals usually don't get caught, unlike the usual revenge swatter.
Yes. They're tricking you into going to their landing page. Otherwise, you would voluntarily access a page that solely exists to unleash an exploit kit on whoever accesses it.
Current ransomware will just destroy your data. But wait until the crimeware authors switch to "pay us X btc, or we'll make make your online activitiy look like that of a terrorist."
And yet, the Allies did everything to deflect blame away from the Emperor and on his subordinates instead when the trial happened, despite being easly able to pin plenty of crimes on him.
They did have seismographs in 1945.
You've heard about The Hague Invasion Act?
The US has prosecuted its own service members
In general, you have to commit some pretty barbaric atrocities above and beyond the normal scope of the term "war crime" to receive more than a slap on the wrist from your own country. The US is no exception.
Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang