I feel sorry for the ADA crew that fired the missiles. I would suspect that the true story was that the plane suddenly showed up on radar and the crew thought that it was a US stealth aircraft getting ready to drop it's load. If it was and if they could see it, they would only have seconds before it would disappear again. The real owner of the shoot down was the military commander of the area around the capital. He knew that they had attacked the US bases, he knew that the possibility of a counter strike was possible. He should have grounded all civilian aircraft for 48 hours to insure America would not counter attack. If the Government had been honest and up front, the people would have accepted that they were responding to what they though was a threat to the people. That would have been acceptable to the people as it stands, the government just lied again and the people are tired of it. IMHO OF COURSE.