What brought the Russian airliner down? (Al Jazeera)

When the Russia-bound Metrojet Flight 9268, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, crashed on October 31, in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, killing all 224 people on board, a battle of interpretations ensued almost immediately – before any, let alone all the facts were known. The battle was launched along entirely predictable political lines. Russian President Vladimir…