I doubt it very much !
I am still going with the initial summarization that the plane was brought down by a lunatic Ukrainian fighter jet pilot mistaking it for Putin's plane. Wonder where the pilots of the two jets which were buzzing around MH17 are now hiding. And, more importantly, why haven't some investigative reporters traced their whereabouts and asked them what they were doing near the commercial plane? How about the pilots of the other fighter jets which were "playing" war games in the Polish skies. There were rumors of those games on same day, ya know?
Below is Global Research's article after reading the DSB report that has come out this morning. I haven't read it as yet but will soon.
Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Julie Lévesque writing at GlobalResearch:
Dutch Safety Board (DSB) Report: Malaysian MH17 was Brought Down by “A Large Number of High Energy Objects”, Contradicts US Claims that it Was Shot Down by a “Russian Missile”
According to the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) Report:
“Flight MH17 with a Boeing 777-200 operated by Malaysia Airlines broke up in the air probably as the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside.” (emphasis added)While the report does not identify the nature of the “high energy objects”, the assessment suggests that the plane was perforated by “a large number” of unspecified projectiles or “bullets”.
This preliminary assessment including photographic evidence does not suggest that the plane was hit by “one or more” missiles, which is Washington’s official version. As we recall, Western governments as well as the mainstream media blamed both Moscow and “the Russian-backed rebels” and claimed, without a shred of evidence, that a Russian-made Buk missile was responsible for the plane crash.
These allegations were then used as a pretext to justify a series of tough economic sanctions against Russia.
An important question emerges: In the light of the DSB report findings, will president Obama retract his accusations directed against the Russian Federation?
The photographic evidence indicating machine gun like perforations (“numerous small holes”) suggest that the plane was hit by a military aircraft:
As yet it has not been possible to conduct a detailed study of the wreckage. However, the available images show that the pieces of wreckage were pierced in numerous places. The pattern of damage to the aircraft fuselage and the cockpit is consistent with that which may be expected from a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside. It’s likely that this damage resulted in a loss of structural integrity of the aircraft, leading to an in-flight break up. This also explains the abrupt end to the data registration on the recorders, the simultaneous loss of contact with air traffic control and the aircraft’s disappearance from radar.
“The initial results of the investigation point towards an external cause of the MH17 crash. More research will be necessary to determine the cause with greater precision. The Safety Board believes that additional evidence will become available for investigation in the period ahead.”
“The preliminary report issues the first findings in a ongoing investigation. From this point on, the investigation team will be working towards producing its final report. The Board aims to publish this report within one year of the date of the crash.” (DSB, op cit)
There is no mention in the DSB report of damage caused by a missile. The word “missile” does not appear in the press release. Moreover, the DSB –which was no doubt under political pressure– fails to clearly identify the nature of the “high-energy objects” which penetrated the aircraft.........