The mob is one big octopus. All for one and one for all.
Yes, but they are cracking. They NEVER expected for what is going on to be going on, domestically in the US and geopolitically. Bad news for them. Different sides and factions making entrees NOW to throw their so-called allies under the bus.
Maybe a baggage handler was asked to load a booby-trapped suitcase in the hold, or a mechanic loosened a critical bolt somewhere who knows.
Yes, those are typical methods and strong candidates as is an advanced placement on the plane and remote control, maybe laser. It may have been sophisticated with intelligence and military involved. Plus the turks have tried to wheedle their way into Russia's confidence - con men.
But--- too many Russian planes down, civil and military - and the timing of the events shows a nefarious pattern.
Yes, the black box should help with those experienced in those readings and sabotage.
And how do we destroy a deeply embedded network of informants and railroads that span the whole planet?
Ain't that The Gospel!!!
One by one if needed.
Some start at the bottom at these kind of "clean-ups" but I say cut the heads off. Intelligence knows who and where they are but as you know sometimes the ones you think are on your side....well.....
This will take a military clean-up IMO, world wide. Almost out of Ian Fleming.