Not even an hour after the first reports of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashing in Ukraine, Geraldo Rivera was already pointing his finger at Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Networks zeroed in on news about the crash on Thursday, and Rivera was the male host on Fox News' "Outnumbered."
"As a war correspondent and weighing all the facts as they’ve been coming in — admittedly this is my opinion — I believe Vladimir Putin has the blood of these airline passengers on his hands," Rivera said.
He continued, "I believe as I sit here today that what happened is Russia supplied that weapon system so those rebels could shoot down Ukrainian helicopters and Ukrainian warplanes attack in them, and they saw this aircraft in the sky, these undisciplined and Ukrainian rebels shot down the innocent passenger jet, I believe."
Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers pointed out that the Russians have reportedly denied having anything to do with the incident. Rivera then offered more of his analysis, saying, "I think what you have here is a combination of incompetence, horrible tragedy and a war crime."
Fox News host Harris Faulkner had to chime in to say, "Again that is your opinion because nothing is confirmed yet."