This morning (eastern US) Malaysian flight 17 was shot down by what is supposed to be a ground to air missile. It is a huge tragedy, 295 civilians are dead. This is even more of a fragile situation than you think. The plane was shot down over countryside Ukraine, 31 miles from the Russian border. Politically, both Ukraine and Russia are hanging by a thread, a thread that is coming apart. It is an extremely major event worldwide, and if Russia keeps up with the assistance of the rebels in Ukraine, and they keep blaming the Ukrainian government, this could end very poorly for both of them. After the Boeing 777 was shot down, Russia started shooting down multiple ukrianian military aircraft. I don't know how this will end, but god bless Ukraine and this will hopefully stay cool. Source: CNN liveEdit: I know about the typo in the title. It has already been reported.