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According to Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, Russia is willing to provide all radar data on MH17 should such a need arise.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia still has all radar data stored on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, and is ready to provide it again to the relevant institutions if needed, the deputy head of Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency said Tuesday.
"Russia has stored all that data to this day, and is willing to provide it once again to the relevant authorities," Oleg Storchevoy wrote in a letter on the MH17 investigation, published by RT.
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Kiev must also present radar data on the crash, he wrote. "The Ukrainian government, for its part, must disclose its primary radar data, or present credible evidence of their non-existence."
The criminal investigation of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine is taking too long and might fail to uncover the truth, Oleg Storchevoy noted.
"The Dutch Safety Board should explain to you and to the whole world why the technical investigation took such a long time and why it resulted in some very abstract and vague statements <…> Unfortunately, we observe now a very similar situation with the Joint Investigation Team in charge of the criminal investigation," Oleg Storchevoy stressed in the letter.
According to Storchevoy, the process is again taking too long and Dutch authorities are "very biased" in who they choose to cooperate with on the matter.
"All this invites many unpleasant questions and gives us reasons to worry that the criminal investigation may repeat the fate of the technical one and fail to establish the truth," he wrote.Share this story
Image copyright Reuters Image caption There were 298 passengers and crew on the board when it was struck by a missile
Families of victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are suing Russia and its President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights.
The jet was shot down by a Russian-made missile over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 on board.
The West and Ukraine say Russian-backed rebels were responsible but Russia accuses Ukrainian forces.
The families' claim is based on the violation of a passenger's right to life, News.com.au reported.
The claim is for 10 million Australian dollars ($7.2m; £4.9m) for each victim, and the lawsuit names both the Russian state and its president as respondents.
Jerry Skinner, a US-based aviation lawyer leading the case, told News.com.au it was difficult for the families to live with, knowing it was "a crime".
"The Russians don't have any facts for blaming Ukraine, We have facts, photographs, memorandums, tonnes of stuff."
Mr Skinner said they were waiting to hear from the ECHR whether the case had been accepted.
The Kremlin said it was unaware of the claim, the Interfax news agency reported, but a senator with Mr Putin's party is quoted in state media as saying it was "legally nonsensical and has no chance".
There are 33 next-of-kin named in the application, the Sydney Morning Herald reported - eight from Australia, one from New Zealand with the rest from Malaysia.
Sydney-based law firm LHD Lawyers is filing the case on behalf of their families.
Flight MH17 crashed at the height of the conflict between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists.
A Dutch report last year concluded it was downed by a Russian-made Buk missile, but did not say who fired it.
Most of the victims were Dutch and a separate criminal investigation is still under way.Share this story About sharing
Malaysian Airline System Berhad (Administrator Appointed), (“MAS") together with Malaysia Airlines Berhad (“MAB”) today held a private remembrance ceremony at KL International Airport (KLIA) in memory of the MH17 tragedy. The event was attended by the company’s employees as well as family members of the crew onboard.
The private gathering of the Malaysia Airlines family, in honour and memory of our crew members who lost their lives during this tragedy, was led by MAB’s Chairman Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof. Also in attendance were MAB’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Peter Bellew, members of the Board of Directors and members of staff across all divisions of the company.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the crew and passengers of MH17 and their family members.Saturday, July 11, 11:00 AM GMT +0800 Media Statement
17 July marks the one year anniversary of MH17.
Malaysia Airlines, together with the governments of Malaysia, Australia and Netherlands, are honouring those lost by offering our deep condolences to families and friends affected by this tragedy.
In observance of the one year anniversary, the Government of Malaysia held a memorial event on 11 July 2015, at Kompleks Bunga Raya, KL International Airport, Sepang. The Government of Australia and the MH17 Aviation Disaster Foundation, with support from the Government of Netherlands, will also be having a remembrance ceremony on 17 July 2015, in Canberra and Nieuwegein respectively.
Malaysia Airlines has made arrangements for family members to attend the memorial event at one of these countries by providing flight tickets, accommodation and transfers to the event venue.
The airline would like to take this opportunity to thank the Government of Malaysia, Australia and Netherlands, our many international friends, our employees, our loyal customers, and the people of Malaysia who have provided tremendous and heartfelt support to Malaysia Airlines and the families of the passengers and crew during this difficult time.
Today, we remember and honour those lost and keep their family and friends in our hearts.
WE REMEMBER. WE HONOUR. ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
MH17, 17 July 2014
Child Interview Essay, Research Paper
For this paper, I chose to interview a family that I have known for a few years. We do not know each other well: we are only acquaintences. There are four members of their family. The father’s name is Ed, the mother’s name is Sue and their two sons are Brian and Bobby. I met them a few years ago because my mom use to watch brian and bobby all the time. My little sister alisen was pretty good friends with bobby and Brian cause when they would come over they would play together. Brian and bobby spend the night sometimes when their parents would go out, and I have gotten to know his family a little by sometimes going out to eat with my mom and them here and there. And since Ed is black and Sue is white, I thought it would be interesting to interview them. They said that they would be happy to give me an interview anytime. So when I came home last weekend, I gave them a call and they told me to come on over. I started by interviewing the parents and then I interviewed the two children seperately.
Ed Sanders was born in Akron, Oh. I asked him about his life as a child and he told me that it was pretty good for a black kid back then. He grew up with two brothers and both parents. He also said that he did not face as much racial prejudice as one would think. He grew up with a lot of white friends and he eventually married a white girl, his wife Sue. They said that they have had a pretty good marriage with exception to a few problems as all marriages have. They both said that they have faced some racial problems because of their mixed marriage but nothing they could not handle. They are very close to both Ed and Sue’s parents. The kids love their grandparents and love to go to their houses. They are not as close to their aunts, uncles, and cousins partly because some of them live to far away. But they still get to see them about four to five times a year on holidays and other family gatherings. There are no major problems in the family, just the normal family feuds that any normal family goes through.
They live in the small town of Brimfield, Oh. I use to live there so I would know that there aren’t many black people in the town but that doesn’t really bother them. They like to live there because it is very peaceful and laid back. The people are nice and it is just a comfortable atmosphere. Ed is a very hard worker. He said that he used to think that money would come easy. This was because when he and Sue first got married, he gambled and got lucky a few times. Sue said that sometimes she would wake up and there would just be money showered all over her room and her bed. Ed said that he learned quickly because all of that money seemed to dissappear in a few months. “When you have a lot of money, it seems to dissappear all the more faster”, was Ed’s comment on that subject. He said that when the money is gone, you face the harsh reality of having to find a job and being able to support a family. He is now a worker at the Reiter Dairy factory in Barberton. He manages the ice cream department and said he was satisfied with his job. He said, “It pays good money and has excellent benefits, which is the most important thing to me.” Sue is mostly a housewife, but does some housecleaning for some extra money. In the Sanders’ family, I sense a lot of warmth. The kids seem very comfortable with their parents, and the parents seem like they have the respect of their children. The kids cooperate very well. It just seems like a very smooth running family. Brian and Bobby are like any two normal brothers. They play for a few minutes and they argue for the next few minutes. They are both pretty agressive and ornry.
After I gathered all of the family information, I then interviewed each of the kids seperately. The first kid I interviewed was the older Brian. Brian is 13 and is now in the eighth grade. He said that his favorite things to do are to go to parties, dance, “pimp on women”, and play sports. He said that he has a lot of friends and is considered pretty popular in Junior High School. I asked him what he meant by “pimping” on women and he said that it was basically just flirting with all the cute girls. I then asked him what he would do with a million dollars. He said that he would keep ten thousand of it to buy whatever he wants and then he would let his parents decide what to do with the rest. When I asked him what makes him afraid he said just mainly snakes. His best memory was scoring a touchdown to win a football game and his worst memory was when his dog died. When I asked him if he preferred to stay home or go to
school he said that he would rather go to school. He said that he hates the schoolwork but he would miss his friends and the sports too much. His main goal in life is to get really big and strong and play in the NFL someday. But if that doesn’t happen he would want to be an architect and be really rich.
I then moved my interview to seven year old Bobby. Bobby is in the second grade at Brimfield Elementary. Bobby’s favorite things at school are lunch and recess. He said that he also likes gym class. I then asked him if he had a girlfriend and he said, “What do you think I am, crazy!” He said that he only hangs out with guys because girls are “too girly”. I then asked him what he would do with a million dollars and he said that he would buy his mom and dad a house and a car and that they would all go to Disney World together. He said he also might save a little bit of it. He was a little reluctant to tell me what he was afraid of at first, but a little coaxing got him to tell me his secrets. He said that he was afraid of being lost or left alone in the house. His best memory was Christmas last year when he got a Nintendo 64. His worst memory was when he was at the fair and he didn’t know where his mom and dad were. When
asked whether he would rather stay home or go to school he said that he would rather stay home because school “just isn’t fun”. Right now, Bobby’s main goal in life is to grow up and get rich. After I asked him all of these questions, I was curious to see how Bobby would do with the conservation test. First, I measured out two equal amounts of water and put one in a short glass and one in a tall glass. I then asked him which glass had more water in it. He told me that the tall glass had more water. When I poured the water from the tall glass into another short glass and asked him again, he said that they were equal. I then poured the short glass back into the tall glass and asked him again and he said they were still equal. So I guess it was not really his lack of conservation; it was just a lack of perception. According to Piaget, Freud, and Erikson, Brian and Bobby were normal kids. Brian was in Piaget’s formal operational thought stage, Freud’s genital stage, and between Erikson’s industry vs. inferiority and identity vs. identity confusion stages. I could easily tell this by interviewing him. Bobby, according to Piaget, was right inbetween the preoperational stage and the concrete operational stage. I could tell by his small amount of confusion with the water experiment. He is also in Freud’s latency stage because of the identity with the same-sex children. He is also in Erikson’s industry vs. inferiority stage. He is not having trouble in this stage because he seems like a confident kid. I ended my notes on that and I thanked them for having me. I think it was fun learning about another family like that.
The families of some of the 10 British victims of flight MH17 angrily accused “Russian gangsters” of killing their loved ones in an “act of war”, as evidence mounted that a missile supplied by Moscow brought down the Malaysia Airlines flight.
Grieving relations also demanded that the airline and the aviation authorities explain why the Boeing 777, with 298 people on board, was allowed to fly over a war zone where three military aircraft had been shot down in the previous four days.
Among the Britons killed in Thursday’s disaster in Ukraine were two undergraduates on their way to Australia, two Newcastle United fans travelling to watch the team play in New Zealand, a United Nations worker and a former RAF technician.
Ukraine said 80 children died, including three babies, together with around 100 experts in HIV/Aids who were on their way to a conference in Melbourne.
President Barack Obama said yesterday that he was certain that MH17 had been shot down by a surface-to-air missile fired by Russian-backed separatists.Related Articles
Simon Mayne, from Leicester, whose 21-year-old son Richard was among the dead, said of the killers: “They got those rocket launchers from Putin. It’s all about bloody gas. No one cares about the innocent lives lost because some gangsters are squabbling over gas in the Ukraine.
“I would like them to know that they have robbed the world of people like Richard who had so much to give.”
His sentiments were echoed by Barry Sweeney, whose son Liam, 28, was one of the Newcastle United fans killed.
“He was a kind, generous, hard-working lad who was on his way to watch football and he ends up being killed by an act of war,” said Mr Sweeney. “Someone has to be held responsible for what happened to my lad.
“If someone hurts your family there are things you can do but when it’s a government or a country there’s nothing we can do, we can’t go to war. It was a terrible act of terrorism and it’s cost the life of my son and so many others, people from all over the world. The governments need to get together and find a solution to this before more innocent lives are lost.”
The British dead also included Ben Pocock, 20, a Loughborough University student on his way to Perth, Australia, for a six-month work study period, and Glenn Thomas, 49, a media officer for the UN World Health Organisation.
Travelling with Mr Sweeney was his friend John Alder, 60, who had only missed one Newcastle United match since 1973. The club has said it would pay tribute to the men before the first home game of the season next month.
Stephen Anderson, 44, a former RAF Search and Rescue co-ordinator who had moved to Penang after aking a job with Maersk Drilling, was also killed.
Mr Mayne, whose son had chosen that particular flight because he was a diabetic and preferred two stops on his route to study in Perth, Australia to help him manage his condition, added: “Why were planes allowed to fly over an area with such a risk, effectively a war zone? It makes me very angry that so little information or warnings were given.
“We are victims of another Lockerbie. British passengers should have been warned if there was danger in flying across that region. It breaks my heart to see that all the flights are avoiding the area now. Richard would still be alive if that had been done for him.”
Mr Mayne described his son was “one of the kindest, most talented and selfless people”, adding: “I feel terrible because I had planned the route with him. Ironically, the best route we planned together turned out to be the worst. How could we know that our lovely son would be blown out of the sky by those thugs with rocket launchers?”
International civil aviation authorities had warned airlines to exercise extreme caution over eastern Ukraine, but around 75 per cent of operators who flew over the region continued to do so until Thursday. British Airways and easyJet were among the airlines that had already deemed the area unsafe.
In a tragic coincidence, Kaylene Mann, an Australian whose brother was on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, lost her stepdaughter on MH17. Sanjid Singh, a steward with Malaysia Airlines, died after he changed his shifts so he could fly on MH17, four months after his wife, also a flight attendant, survived a similar fate when she swapped shifts to avoid flying on MH370.
The Malaysian government described the disaster as “an outrage against human decency”, while Ukraine’s commissioner for human rights, Valeria Lutkovska, said the aircraft had been shot down by “non-humans”.
Updated on October 13 at 9:21 a.m. ET
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was downed by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile as it flew over Ukrainian airspace on July 17, 2014, the Dutch Safety Board said in a report released Tuesday.
“The crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 was caused by the detonation of a model 9N314M warhead, fitted to a 9M38-series missile that was fired from a Buk surface-to-air missile system,” the report said.
The area in eastern Ukraine is where pro-Russia rebels are fighting the Ukrainian government. The report did not assign blame to what caused MH17 to crash, killing all 298 people on board. The West and Ukraine have blamed the rebels for the downing of the plane. Russia says the aircraft was brought down by Ukraine.
“The investigation revealed that the missile approached the aircraft almost head-on, in the direction of the upper left-hand side of the aeroplane,” the report said. “The warhead exploded to the left of the cockpit. This is evident from the aeroplane’s damage pattern, which shows the highest number of impacts on the left-hand side of the cockpit.”
The report said that as a result of the impact, the three crew members in the cockpit were killed instantly. “A large number of fragments from the warhead were found in their bodies.”
At a news conference revealing the results of the report, Tjibbe Joustra, the head of the Dutch Safety Board, said: “There was sufficient reason to close the airspace above eastern Ukraine.”
MH17, which was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in rebel-held territory. Joustra said 160 flights had flown over the area that day, and three other planes were in close proximity to MH17 when it was hit.
“Almost all operators were flying over that area,” he said, “because no one thought civil aviation was at risk.”
Joustra said the missile was launched from a 123-square-mile area, and the plane’s debris scattered over a 19.3-square-mile area. He called the recovery of the debris a “complicated process,” adding some parts of the wreckage were recovered as recently as two weeks ago. He left open the possibility that more debris may be found, but added that wouldn’t alter the investigation’s findings.
Joustra added that the Russian government challenged the report’s conclusion that MH17 was hit by a surface-to-air missile. Moscow, he said, believed such a finding couldn’t be conclusively made.
You can read the full report here. and watch the board’s animated reconstruction of what happened to the flight:The Original Underclass
Poor white Americans’ current crisis shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has.
Sometime during the past few years, the country started talking differently about white Americans of modest means. Early in the Obama era, the ennobling language of campaign pundits prevailed. There was much discussion of “white working-class voters,” with whom the Democrats, and especially Barack Obama, were having such trouble connecting. Never mind that this overbroad category of Americans—the exit pollsters’ definition was anyone without a four-year college degree, or more than a third of the electorate—obliterated major differences in geography, ethnicity, and culture. The label served to conjure a vast swath of salt-of-the-earth citizens living and working in the wide-open spaces between the coasts—Sarah Palin’s “real America”—who were dubious of the effete, hifalutin types increasingly dominating the party that had once purported to represent the common man. The “white working class” connoted virtue and integrity. A party losing touch with it was a party unmoored.Suicide Squad Is the Worst of the Worst
The latest offering from the DC Comics superhero universe may be the most disastrous yet—and that’s saying something.
Imagine, for a moment, that Marvel Studios had decided to launch its vast cinematic universe with Captain America: Civil War . That is to say, the movie didn’t merely have to introduce Black Panther and reintroduce Spider-Man; it also had to introduce Cap himself, and Iron Man and Black Widow and Falcon and Vision and Scarlet Witch and everyone else all the way on down the line. It needed to set up backstories and narrative arcs and romantic entanglements for everyone involved. It needed to explain what brought them together. And it needed to do all of this in about 15 minutes in order to subsequently come up with a lame supervillain for them to fight.
This is the challenge that Suicide Squad sets for itself early, and it succeeds just about as poorly as you might imagine. Intelligence operative Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) is at dinner with a general, when she slaps down a binder marked TOP SECRET in letters big enough to be seen from space. In it are “the worst of the worst,” an assembly of evildoers whom Waller has managed to corral in a super-secure facility; she wants to form them into a team of on-the-leash supervillains who can do the government’s dirty work with utter deniability.Why Conservatives and Progressives Share an Interest in a Huge Trump Loss
If the GOP becomes a party of white identity politics, it would hurt both the principled right and the “Bernie-or-Bust” left.
On Thursday, the candidate challenging Speaker Paul Ryan in a Wisconsin Republican primary, Paul Nehlen, declared in a radio interview that the United States should consider deporting all Muslims. “I'm suggesting we have a discussion about it, that's for sure,” he said. “I am absolutely suggesting we figure out—here's what we should be doing. We should be monitoring every mosque. We should be monitoring social media. We've got about three million Muslims in the United States."
The comments came days after Donald Trump injected energy into his campaign by pointedly complimenting him on social media and refusing to endorse Ryan.
Meanwhile, down in Louisiana, David Duke, the former Klansmen who waged a losing campaign for governor in 1991, announced a return to electoral politics. “It would be hard to overstate how much former KKK leader David Duke has attempted to link his 2016 surprise Senate bid to that of the Republican presidential nominee,” the New York Daily News reports. “He mentioned Trump during a YouTube announcement of his bid and spoke repeatedly during an hour-long news conference about how Trump and the Republicans had embraced his vision of America. References to Trump now compete for attention on Duke's website with anti-Zionist posts like the theory that Jewish conspirators somehow worked passages from a Michelle Obama speech into Melania Trump's convention address.”The Republicans Defecting to Hillary Clinton
A growing number of conservatives are willing to defy the GOP in the hope of defeating Donald Trump.
When lifelong Republican and former Ronald Reagan aide Doug Elmets publicly declared his support for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, backlash was swift. A longtime mentor called him up to ask: “‘Have you lost your goddamn mind?’” Elmets recalled. There have damaged friendships, even death threats. But there has been an outpouring of enthusiasm as well. “I’ve heard from a lot of Republicans who appreciate that I’m speaking out,” Elmets said. “Many people feel the way I do, that Donald Trump is unhinged and totally unfit to be president.”
A small, but growing, number of Republicans are turning their back on the party’s presidential nominee and rallying around Clinton as the days tick down to the general election. Earlier this week, Representative Richard Hanna of New York broke with his party to become the first sitting Republican member of Congress to announce that he will vote for Clinton over Trump. Republican fundraiser Meg Whitman came forward to say that she too will support Clinton—personally and monetarily—in order to defeat Trump.The Mind of Donald Trump
Narcissism, disagreeableness, grandiosity—a psychologist investigates how Trump’s extraordinary personality might shape his possible presidency.
I n 200 6. D on al d Trump made plans to purchase the Menie Estate, near Aberdeen, Scotland, aiming to convert the dunes and grassland into a luxury golf resort. He and the estate’s owner, Tom Griffin, sat down to discuss the transaction at the Cock & Bull restaurant. Griffin recalls that Trump was a hard-nosed negotiator, reluctant to give in on even the tiniest details. But, as Michael D’Antonio writes in his recent biography of Trump, Never Enough. Griffin’s most vivid recollection of the evening pertains to the theatrics. It was as if the golden-haired guest sitting across the table were an actor playing a part on the London stage.
“It was Donald Trump playing Donald Trump,” Griffin observed. There was something unreal about it.Why Trump Supporters Think He'll Win
How the election looks to backers of the Republican nominee
Perhaps the hardest thing to do in contemporary American politics is to imagine how the world looks from the other side. I’ve made no secret of why,as a Republican, I oppose Donald Trump and what he stands for. But I’ve also been talking to his supporters and advisors, trying to understand how they see and hear the same things that I do, and draw such very different conclusions. What follows isn’t a transcription—it’s a synthesis of the conversations I’ve had, and the insights I’ve gleaned, presented in the voice of an imagined Trump supporter.
“You people in the Acela corridor aren’t getting it. Again. You think Donald Trump is screwing up because he keeps saying things that you find offensive or off-the-wall. But he’s not talking to you. You’re not his audience, you never were, and you never will be. He’s playing this game in a different way from anybody you’ve ever seen. And he’s winning too, in a different way from anybody you’ve ever seen.The Enduring Emergency
France’s heightened security didn’t prevent a bloody July. Why not?
France is now nine months into a state of emergency set to last for an unprecedented 14-and-a-half months. The measures involved are supposed to make the country safer. But after a bloody July mourning more than 80 deaths in Nice on Bastille Day, then the killing of a priest in the middle of mass on July 26, the question seems inevitable: Are they working?
The emergency laws enabling heightened army and police presence, warrantless searches, house arrests, and restrictions on freedom of movement and assembly have retained broad political support since first imposed after the November 2015 Paris attacks. But two security analysts and one human rights-advocate I talked to suggested that, whatever the perception, the state of emergency likely won’t do much on its own—in fact, to combat terrorism in France and elsewhere in Europe, coordinating existing procedures might be more effective than these temporary measures suspending elements of due process.What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?
Students in the U.S. are being taught to focus only on becoming educated.
I have a strange-looking, handmade bust of Yoda sitting atop my desk at school. I made this statue in a high-school art class because the teacher asked us to create a life-like bust of a human face. While molding my sculpture, I was exploring a little and pulled the ears into a point. I laughed to myself because it looked just like Yoda. Suddenly, the task transformed from a school assignment to a fun experiment. When I finished, I proudly presented my art to my teacher, who promptly failed me for not following instructions. As a 17-year-old kid, his response cut me to the bone. I had never failed an assignment before, and I thought I would win points for creativity. My piece stood out from the others, and I had taken a risk. This was art class after all.A Governor Ordered to Serve as a Public Defender
Amid a funding crisis, Missouri’s top public defender appointed Governor Jay Nixon to represent a poor client.
This post was updated on Thursday, August 4 at 10:56 p.m.
Missouri’s public-defender system is in crisis. Like many other systems throughout the U.S. it is underfunded, understaffed, and underappreciated. The state spends less than half of the national average in per-capita public-defense spending, placing it in 49th place out of 50, according to the National Legal Aid and Defense Association.
Ensuring that Missouri carries out the Constitution’s command that all criminal defendants receive legal representation is the job of Michael Barrett, the director of the state’s public-defender system. To deal with an extraordinary problem, Barrett hit upon an extraordinary solution: use an obscure Missouri legal provision to order Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a lawyer and former state attorney general, to provide legal aid to the state’s poorest defendants.Why a Former CIA Chief Says Trump Is a 'Threat' to National Security
Michael Morell the latest in a string of ex-national-security officials to back Hillary Clinton as she embraces an image centered on defense.
NEWS BRIEF Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, endorsed Hillary Clinton and called Donald Trump a “threat to our national security” in an op-ed published in The New York Times on Friday.
Morell, a 33-year veteran at the agency, recalled his time working with Clinton while she was secretary of state, commending her for being “prepared, detail-oriented, thoughtful, inquisitive, and willing to change her mind” in important meetings. Notably, however, he also argued that a Clinton administration would be willing to flex its muscles on national-security issues:
I also saw the secretary’s commitment to our nation’s security; her belief that America is an exceptional nation that must lead in the world for the country to remain secure and prosperous; her understanding that diplomacy can be effective only if the country is perceived as willing and able to use force if necessary; and, most important, her capacity to make the most difficult decision of all — whether to put young American women and men in harm’s way.
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To lose loved ones on one of the two downed Malaysia Airlines aircraft is tragedy enough.To lose four members of your family, two on MH370 and two on MH17, is difficult to comprehend.
In their first interview, less than two weeks from the first anniversary of MH17 being downed by a surface-to-air missile on July 17 last year, John and Kaylene Mann, of Brisbane, both battled emotion as they spoke of the two catastrophes.
Mrs Mann lost her brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Mary Burrows, also of Brisbane, on the missing flight MH370. She says she has moved on past the anger.
Her husband (it is his second marriage) lost his daughter and her husband, Maree and Albert Rizk, of Melbourne, on MH17.
"It's still very difficult to talk about it today. We have a lot of heartache," Mrs Mann says.
"I don't think anyone can survive something like this without the support of each other. But this musn't be allowed to change the way people live their lives. People still need to travel and they still need to fly."
Mr Mann says: "Maree and Albert were marvellous people and they were shot out of the sky and I'm bloody angry about that but I am hoping some justice will come out of it. Their children have lost their parents for the rest of their lives and we have lost two marvellous people … "
"We have lost four marvellous people," Mrs Mann corrects him.
Mr Mann continues: "Rodney and Mary were also just as precious and their family is suffering just as much. We are all suffering in different ways, some are stronger than others and some people don't let on they are suffering."
The family has booked 16 rooms for 30 members of the family who will attend the national memorial service in Canberra for victims of the MH17 disaster. Thirty-nine Australian citizens and residents were among the 298 passengers and crew who died when the aircraft was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
Mr Mann says his family were fortunate because they were the first to get bodies back and they.