Just a short update for today. News Netherlands officials have collected more human remains from the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 prompts note here. Along those lines, news freelance journalists Graham Phillips and his cameraman Patrick Lancaster (Below) are headed to Holland to offer up evidence to the inquiry there, this also bears watching.
It’s been almost 7 months since a Malaysian airliner flying over eastern Ukraine was shot down, and since the US State Department trumpeted the cry, “it was Russia!” Well, at least the headline “Putin’s Missile” caught on as the frenzy began. Let’s face it, ever since Putin convinced Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych not to join the EU in favor of a new Eurasian Economic Union, the US, NATO, and the EU have been spoiled sports. First Senator John McCain became the first ever US coup d’é·tat champion, while Heavyweight Boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko exiting the ring to punch European peace in the guts.
Hell, throw in a Edward Snowden dropping dime on a conspiracy to destroy the Bill of Rights, the US Constitution, and a Radio Flyer red wagon load of international law violations, and it’s probably small wonder we’re not all dead or glowing bright green from nuclear fallout by now. Mainstream media first leaped on the best Olympics held in decades, tried to trash Sochi before it ever began, and the shit storm has not let up since.
Stepping back into the voodoo world of present day politics and news, and I’m even having trouble staying focused. The Super Bowl, Katy Perry and some idiots in shark suits? An interception that somehow turned into the greatest NFL football play in history? We’re in a swirling rabbit hole of bullshit.
Graham Phillips and his courageous sidekick Patrick, not many people realize they’ve been there in the carnage in Ukraine since the start. While BBC reporters tweet their stories from far off Kiev, Phillips and Lancaster have been in the thick of it, shot at and missed, shit at and hit by the Kiev junta and others, the dynamic duo just happen to have the most extensive collection of MH17 stills and video that exists. Right here it makes good sense to think about what this means. In the first place, why did it take the authorities in Netherlands so long to ask to see it? Why was their testimony not sought early on? I can think of several reasons.
I think something changed recently, both at the OSCE and at the Dutch Safety Board. From my perspective, the once semi-cooperative OSCE has almost totally clammed up since the morning of the Mariopol rocket attack. They refused to even acknowledge my requests for information half a dozen times in the last two weeks. Their hasty judgement call on the Mariupol incident, it was concemned by the Russians and me. Now, the final determination on that is still up in the air, this after the team there said Pro-Russian separatists were at fault, just a couple hours after the incident.
As for the Dutch Safety Board, calling Phillips and Lancaster in, it just feels wrong to me. If my suspicions are correct, what’s going on there is a fact finding to protect a cover up. Or at least this seems logical. If you were about to release a bullshit report on an international incident, wouldn’t you first make sure there was not footage of another truth? Any criminal would. And here is where I’d encourage my friends to pay very close attention to what goes on there in the land of wooden shoes.
I’ll leave off here, it’s a bit busy today. I want to ask you one question though. “Is it just me or is ever-single-solitary-event the US State Department, Obama, NATO, and the so-called west take part in the same?” What I mean is; “Isn’t it strange how little evidence of things there is, and how the initial outcry prompts grievous consequences?” Osama Bin Laden Killed! Sochi DOGS! Putin’s Missile! Rebels Guilty! Je Suis Charlie! BLAH, blah, blech. It seems our leaders don’t even have the decency to lie effectively now.
Stay focused Graham and Patrick, what you’ve got on drives is probably more valuable than you think. 7 months and nothing? One shell fragment should have settled this guys.
Additional image credit: Graham inside Donetsk Airport – courtesy Graham Phillips