It’s been over a month since Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed to Earth. Though immortal hell has broken loose in European economic circles since, and many an allegation has since flown, we of the world still wait pariently for answers into the biggest airline “shoot-down” mystery in history. By now nearly everyone knows the original reporting was inaccurate. But the long silence from Washington and the intelligence community in the west now threatens the credibility of nations. If Washington does not answer soon, unless some greater cataclysm sweeps MH17 under the rug, the system will surely suffer a blow. For the families of the victims of the tragedy, the only truth they know is loss.
Here’s What We Do Know
On July 17th, Boeing airliner carrying 298 persons took off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport headed to Kuala Lampur. At about 1:15 local time, Ukraine air traffic control lost contact with the plane over the town of Toretz, near the Ukraine-Russia border. We also know that within a few minutes or hours of the event, the US State Department began condemning first the pro-separatist in fighting in the east of that country, and then Russia itself for the tragedy. The mainstream media chimed in, as did Britain, Australia, the Dutch, and to a lesser extend other EU leadership. With allegations based on social media, and total speculation, the leaders of the so-called west stirred a smoking cauldron of chaos. Europe, and much world was aroused to a certified attack on sovereignty, on decency, and against Russia’s most obvious foes of late. Unfortunately for the rabble-raouser, their proof did not hold up.
The “proof” Washington and the others “cooked” up amounted to alleged separatist communications bragging about the shoot down, recordings now revealed to be contrived. The BUK surface-to-air missile system British and American news expected us to believe was ferried about civil war stricken Ukraine? Well, that was social media footage compiled to convince of the inconceivable. Not even the intelligence community in the west could show proof. Within hours John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, NATO’s loudmouth Anders Fogh Rasmussen chimed in with Britain’s David Cameron condemning that which there was zero evidence of.
Those alleged heat signatures US spy gurus said proved there was a Gadfly missile launched? Those images or that data never appeared. The shrapnel patterns on wreckage at the crash site of MH17 that supposedly indicated a surface-to-air missile? It turns out it’s more likely those holes show an air-to-air missile and machine-gun fire like from the Ukrainian SU-25 attack aircraft Kiev initially denied was aloft.
All Hell Breaks Loose On “Say So”
If you Googled “MH17” this morning you found mainstream media reiterating passenger details and “no news” bits about the most significant detente disaster in recent history. But on day one, the media and governmental streams of misinformation were going crackers over “Putin’s Missile” and other John Kerry rantings. Just hours after MH17 went down; Kerry issued a generic press statement expressing US administration horror. The media picked up on a sound bite from Vice President Joe Biden the day of the incident too. Biden quipped MH17, “had been shot down and blown out of the sky” over eastern Ukraine. The Tweet from Reuters came only a few hours after MH17 was lost. Imagine what had to transpire for all that had to transpire.
#BREAKING: U.S. Vice President Biden says Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down, “not an accident, blown out of the sky”
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 17, 2014
But the message was not congruent throughout America’s leadership. Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein told her people the circumstances were unclear. Then Hillary Clinton went on the Charlie Rose proclaiming “truths” without a speck of evidence to show. What’s most interesting about the video segment below, is how Clinton admittedly was interested in the stock market as World War III was about to start. Listen closely.
The, just 2 days later, Jen Psaki, State Department spokesperson, released another statement damning the pro-Russian separatists for “limiting access” to the MH17 crash site.
“We are deeply concerned by the Russia-backed separatists’ refusal to allow OSCE monitors safe and unfettered access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Yesterday, the monitors were allowed only 75 minutes at the site. Today, they were allowed less than three hours. Thus far, the separatists have only allowed monitors to have limited access to a small area.”
That same evening, John Kerry was back at it on CBS Face the Nation accusing Russia and the separatists as if Vladimir Putin himself pushed the button to down MH17. Headlines read, “Enormous amount of evidence” Russia involved in MH17 crash. The fact the US backed Kiev regime began a massive offensive on top of the MH17 crash site, that escaped even the most diligent western reporter.
In the Absence of Trust
The greatest “truth” we have so far out of the Malaysian Airline’s disaster that MH17 is, is the economic disaster sanctions against Russia by the EU over Russia’s alleged part in the MH17 event. The “story” of MH17 has already costs individuals and businesses across the EU. Insinuations of Russian aggression do not make sense in light of a cool and calculated Vladmir Putin. Not until the EU followed suit with Washington over this aircraft incident, did Putin even really consider heavy sanctions in counter. Now, the Russian leader is poised to ignore totally America and the Europeans where commerce is concerned. Deals Russia is penning with China and the other BRICs could spell disaster fiscally for the United States and the NATO allies. In a globalized world, which the Clintons, Bushs, and Obamas have sought, America simply cannot stand alone. And Europe is ill equipped to prop up the United States.
Whether or not Ukraine has been about NATO’s strategic positioning next door to Russia, or some bigger scheme to isolate Russia and usurp the energy markets from underneath Putin, it’s abundantly clear it does not matter. Russia aligned with China, Brazil, India and the rest of the world spells disaster for US interests. Even the sold out media will not survive an isolated Russia in the 21st Century, to believe otherwise is pure folly.
Down the Primrose Path of Leadership
Whatever facts we do have on MH17, the die has been cast for a compete split of the EU. What’s worse, Germany and other leading EU nations appear ready to give Obama and the Brits the slip anyhow. Spying controversies, decades of being pushed about by British and American businesses interests, I’m sure most of Europe is as ready for a Russian oligarch as a New York City one. We’re on the Titanic, betting on who can swim in ice cold water. For my part, I’ll bet on the people from Siberia.
The facts of the current economic catastrophe shaping up bear scrutiny. ING Group recently told reporters trade embargoes by Russia could cost upwards of €6 billion euro and over 13o, 000 jobs. The Europeans simply cannot afford this. All this over “air” – over a proven liar or liars yelling “Putin, Putin, Putin did it” at the top of their vested interest voices. If the CIA, NSA, or GCHQ had proof Russia or the separtists downed this aircraft, we’d have seen it already. The only reasaonable explanation for NOT having seen the evidence is, Kiev or the CIA shot down the plane. As for media like the mighty New York Times? They’ve not even shown us the Russian Defense Ministry side of the investigation. All we hear from them are quips about Putin invading Ukraine with first aid trucks, then “un-invading” driving back to mother Russia.
On Putin I’ll say this. “Just what the hell kind of Russian leader would he be if he left Russian speaking citizens in east Ukraine to starve or worse?” Let’s face it, he’s taken the exact logical course of action at every turn in this. Russia annexed Crimea, Obama cries! Those people would have been subjugated and NATO infused otherwise. What world leader can you name who would tolerate that? Abe? Can you envision China’s Xi Jinping turning a blind eye? I hope I made my point.
The US Administration is not wearing the “white hat” on this one. We should demand to see whatever the NSA and CIA have on this, NASA too. As for who’s winning the war of wills and sanctions? You’re being told Americans and Brits are, with the Germans in tow. The truth of the matter is the image above represents roughly 4 billion people. Thing again, who’s winning.
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