Revelation 6:3-4 NCV When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take away peace (prosperity, rest) from the earth and to make people kill each other (butcher, slaughter, to maim violently, in streets), and he was given a big sword (assassins sword, terrorist, loud, mighty, sore afraid).
Pro-Russian terrorists attempting to overthrow the Ukrainian government have shot down a Malaysian Airlines flight that was flying over the Donetsk region of the country.
The flight, MH17, was headed to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam according to airline officials. The plane was flying at 33,000 feet when it was shot down using a Russian made ground-to-air missile system.
The Australian government reported many on the plane were researchers and scientists on their way to a United Nations conference on AIDS in Melbourne. At least three infants are among the dead and the passenger manifest shows a number of Americans on the flight.
Witnesses say they saw a missile approaching the plane and that the plane split in two after the impact. The debris field from the flight covered over nine miles with large pieces untouched by fire; leading aviation experts to say the plane broke up mid-flight.
The terrorists in the region are trying to blame the incident on the Ukrainian government, however a posting online earlier in the day from Igor Strelkov, commander of the pro-Russian terrorists, read “we warned you not to fly over our sky.”
The posting was removed after it was reported in major media a passenger plane was shot down rather than a Ukrainian military or transport flight.