Laura said:(Perceval) As in today? How long ago did they decide on it?
A: 3 weeks.
Q: (PoB) It was well organized with Kiev moving the ground to air missile launchers closer...
(L) Yeah, they made a plan, and they moved those launchers in place to confuse the issue. They turned them on so that the radar would be read by the Russian detectors, they planted the bomb...
On June 29 (20 days before the session), the self-defense forces captured anti-aircraft regiment No. A-1402, which had BUK systems. (_http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_29/Donetsk-militia-takes-control-of-Ukrainian-anti-air-installation-1561/) These are the ones they "boasted" about, and which the military allegedly told their bosses they had disabled before leaving, but it's anyone's guess if that was just to save face.
So, I'm wondering if this had something to do with the plan? Mossad could have thought something like: "OK, the militias now have a big anti-aircraft system. So let's blow up a passenger flight over the Donbass, and blame it on them. Since they don't have the experience, we can utilize the global opinion that Russia is directing the militias to imply that they must have had Russian help -- that implicates both of them."
But why move the Ukrainian launchers into the region? To make Russia think it was Kiev? Throw them off the scent, knowing that even if Kiev had BUK systems there, it wouldn't be enough to make people question the official anti-Russian narrative?