On Thursday, July 17th, the story which follows below was published on a website, DeepBlueHorizonBlogspot.
It would appear that Igor Girkin, a ‘pro-Russian’ separatist leader had targeted an aircraft flying at altitude in the belief it was Ukrainian — ‘pro-Kiev’. He then fired the missile, and proceeded to watch the aircraft plummet to the ground. At some point soon after Igor Girkin posted a message to a Russian social media site (VKontakte), believing that he had shot down an AN-26. It appears clear that somebody at the Blue Horizon website was alerted to the post’s existence and provided a direct link to it.
Readers who click on the supplied link in the article below will find the operative post has been removed. However, one of my regular readers, Graham, found a copy of the missing post on Google cache. Readers can scroll down to see a copy of Igor Girkin’s original post.
The fact that Igor Girkin…
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