The United States, Australia and the Netherlands should set up a joint task force to find, capture and make suspects in downing Malaysia Airlines MH17, so that they will pay taxes issued Wednesday by Dutch prosecutors.
It would be a sound aggressive response to a clear cruelty. After all, July 17, 2014 killed the downing of MH17 298 innocent civilians as they flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Russia has direct responsibility. It delivered a Buk missile launcher (utilizing a shrapnel based warhead) to Russian intelligence officers in eastern Ukraine. Dutch prosecutors have imposed four of these agents on the cruelty. Three are Russians: Former Russian FSB intelligence officer and Russian intelligence interruption, Igor Girkin, Russian GRU Intelligence Cutout Operations Officer, Sergei Dubinsky and GRU Ground Branch Officer, Oleg Pulatov. Also charged is Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko, who commanded Ukrainian separatists as a loyal Kremlin servant (it is risky not to be loyal).
Of course, Russia and the Russian-controlled Ukrainian separatists in eastern Ukraine will not leave these suspects. The Russians refuse any responsibility for MH1
Four reasons. Because Australia and the Netherlands are very close allies whose citizens have fought and died with ours in Afghanistan. Second, because these nations actively support us today. Third, because the US military can bring special abilities to bear in this mission. Fourth, because President Barack Obama unfortunately failed to support these nations in the immediate aftermath of MH17's downing. New American leadership will restore the credibility of the American Alliance.
Thus, President Trump was to engage Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the formation of a joint military task force to capture the four suspects.
But this task force would not have to start from scratch. Based on allied intelligence cooperation, the task force can center around three special forces trained specifically for this kind of hunting operation: the Dutch Corps Commando troupe, Australia's Special Air Service Regiment and CAG (also known as Delta Force). Can operate deep behind enemy lines. The working group can wait to strike and then grab our common enemies out of the streets or out of their homes.
Yes, this operation is likely to cause accidents and earn new ire from Russian President Vladimir Putin. But Putin has only guilt in itself. Moreover, the coinciding cause of justice and future deterrence makes this a worthy mission.