Wednesday, September 28, 2016

222 "THE BIG LIE"

The JIT (Joint Investigation Team) report has just been released to day 29/09/2016. Although it does not mentions Russia directly it is clear that it attempts to invoke in the unsuspecting public mind Russia's implication by association and continue the controversy.  Its findings are a merely a cover up and on closer look does not add up.  In this post I will mainly concentrate on MOTIVES, in my view an essential important aspect of the investigation which so far have been entirely ignored.

1) East Ukrainian separatists did find the MH17 black boxes. They handed these boxes in good faith over to the Malaysian authorities, within days after they were found. They were then subsequently handed over to a British forensic aviation laboratory for examination. These recording have never been made public and were completely ignored by JIT claiming they did not reveal anything important or relevant (?!).

Looking at it from a separatist perspective these recorders could have revealed vitally incriminating evidence, nevertheless they did indeed hand them over spontaneously to the Malaysian authorities, an event that was widely televised all over the world. So ask yourself if these separatists had really been the perpetrators of this crime, would they have incriminated themselves by handing over evidence that could have proven their culpability ? What criminal would be so stupid to do that. They could have destroyed the black boxes, handed them over to the Russians (which in hindsight they should have done)  or something like that, but they did not. This is an extremely important point that should not conveniently be glossed over.

2) There are two parties here Russia and Ukraine who both are in possession of various types of Buk missiles systems. This means that after the downing of the MH17 both were suspects, before any investigation took place. Nevertheless Ukraine becomes part of the investigation team, while Malaysia who owns the plane and had also a great number of casualties was initially excluded (they were first admitted in December in an 'observer' capacity).  However Russia was been accused straight from day one, before any investigation had even started on grounds of American satellite images. These images have to this very day never been released.
The question however is: why should Russia smuggle a Buk missile system across the border with the aim to shoot down a civilian passenger plane in broad daylight, which could have been seen, photographed, or filmed by hundreds if not thousands of people in the area. The vapor trail of a Buk missile is visible for a long time over a wide area, as much as up to 30 kms. Weather conditions on the 14 July 2014 in the area should have been included in the report. While both sides deploy  Buk missiles the absurdity of the story goes that separatist had to secretly smuggle one over the border  from Russia, while Ukraine which had several Buk installations becomes part of the "investigation"
team.  Besides Russia being such a reportedly very bureaucratic state, it is hard to believe that a Buk installation an be 'stolen' from a military compound that easy.
What political, military, strategic or other benefits  would that have brought Russia or the separatists, other than giving their adversaries in the west a perfect propaganda medium.
The question is Ce bono?  Who benefitted. That question is not so difficult to answer I think, if we look at the western media.


 

Friday, September 23, 2016

221 Long term goal

United Nation's ambassador Churkin's comments (Press 19/9) do not come as a surprise, when he stated that the United States is backing ISIS terrorists, whose aim is to establish an Islamic State in Syria. America is using ISIS and related terrorists groups as their "boots on the ground" in their vain attempts to oust President Assad and still hasn't given up on that long term goal, which over the years was accompanied by an intense disinformation campaign, false accusations and demonization of Syria's head of state in the western corporate media. This becomes even more evident when we remember TV footage of long columns of ISIS Toyota pick-ups and oil trucks traversing freely in broad daylight through the open desert to Turkey to sell the stolen oil., while American planes - ostensibly - were 'bombing' terrorist targets in Iraq and Syria. However, are we to believe that America with its highly sophisticated intelligence apparatus has missed to locate these canibals and head choppers? It was not until Russia exactly one year ago intervened and reversed the tide to the advantage of the Syrian Arab Army, very much to the chagrin and frustrations of the US neaocons intentions.
19 September 2016

  PLAYING THE BLAME GAME

In reference to the article headed 'Playing the Blame Game" (Press 23/9) it struck me that the Islamic terrorists were not mentioned, even though they most likely are the perpetrators of the attacks on the humanitarian food convoy in Aleppo. One may wonder why Mr. Kerry did not mention them, but instead blames Russia and the Syrian government of the attacks, which took place only days after American warplanes killed (accidentally of course!) 83 Syrian soldiers and injured a hundred more., allowing the terrorists to overrun a Syrian stronghold. However looking at photos and video footage of the attack on the food-convoy it becomes abundantly clear that no bombings from the air could have caused the destruction, as there were no bomb craters and the truck cabins were still virtually undamaged. (Syrian plane do not fly during the night). Aerial bombings (Mr Kerry initially stated two hours of relentless bombings, but later changed that) would have without a shadow of doubt have complete obliterated the trucks and would have reduced them to scrap metal.  A drone had been spotted in the air right before the attack occurred. Drones are able to accurately pin-point their targets. They have been used in assassination attacks on individuals. So there is also a possibility that the attack was carried out by a drone, which also explains why the fronts of the trucks were still almost unscathed. A thorough investigation will probably reveal the truth.
23 September 2016