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AIDS Workers Killed on Malaysian Flight; Obama Goes Fundraising Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Jul 17, 2014, 07:41 PM

Did Prresident Barry Obama just throw his gay community under the bus? The Malaysian Airlines jet that was shot down over the Ukraine was carrying numerous gay rights activists, who were scheduled to attend an AIDS conference in Australia. Nevertheless, news of the tragedy did not stop Obama from attending two Democrat Party fundraisers in New York City.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Several passengers on board a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine were heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia, officials said Friday. "A number of people" on board the Boeing 777 were en route to the southern Australian city of Melbourne to attend the 20th International AIDS conference, which starts Sunday, Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop told reporters in Brisbane."

The International AIDS Society is quoted as saying that, "At this incredibly sad and sensitive time the IAS stands with our international family and sends condolences to the loved ones of those who have been lost to this tragedy,."

According to the Houston Chronicle, "The plane, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, crashed Thursday with 298 people on board. American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile brought the aircraft down but it was not yet clear who fired the missile. The International AIDS Society issued a statement expressing its grief over the news that several of its colleagues and friends were on board."

On a 'photo-op' visit to Delaware, Obama was observed cracking jokes shortly after announcing the crash of the Malaysian Airlines flight.

To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:

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