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Does it matter if ISIS really shot down the Russian plane?

The international media spent much of the last couple of days mulling the question of whether Kogalymavia Flight 9268 crashed or was shot down by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) over the skies of Sinai, Egypt. The truth is, in many ways it really does not matter. ISIS did the damage when its Sinai branch Ansar Beit al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the crash and the deaths of 224 people, even producing a video supposedly of the murderous act of terror. That got the tongues wagging – almost to the extent that the enormous loss of life became a sub-plot. Headlines the world over focused ...

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