RUSSIA/UKRAINE

Jul 21 18:29

Ukraine: More Questions Than Answers

Jul 21 17:30

Dutch expert says Ukraine body recovery team 'did a hell of a job'

The Dutch head of a team sent to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 praised the Ukrainian recovery workers who collected hundreds of bodies from a giant swathe of land in a war zone for doing a "hell of a job".

Jul 21 17:21

Ron Paul Defends Russia After Malaysian Plane Crash

Former Congressman Ron Paul defended the Russian government on Sunday and slammed Western leaders for spreading "propaganda" after a Malaysian Airlines plane was allegedly shot down by Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine.

"Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said," the former presidential candidate wrote. "While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event, there are a few things they will not report."

One of those unreported things, Paul claimed in his weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column, was the United States' own responsibility for destabilizing the region.

Jul 21 17:01

New World Disorder: Emerging Division Between East And West Threatens To Plunge The Globe Into Chaos

In general, over the last several decades the world has experienced an unprecedented era of peace and prosperity. The opening up of relations with China and the "end of the Cold War" resulted in an extended period of cooperation between east and west that was truly unique in the annals of history. But now things are shifting. The civil war in Ukraine and the crash of MH17 have created an enormous amount of tension between the United States and Russia, and many analysts believe that relations between the two superpowers are now even worse than they were during the end of the Cold War era. In addition, the indictment of five PLA officers for cyber espionage and sharp disagreements over China's territorial claims in the South China Sea (among other issues) have caused U.S. relations with China to dip to their lowest point since at least 1989. So could the emerging division between the east and the west ultimately plunge us into a period of global chaos?

Jul 21 16:17

'Why did Ukraine SU-25 fly same path as MH17, simultaneously at same altitude?' - Russian Military

Jul 21 15:59

Pervert truth: How rebel mourning MH17 victims was turned into looter with trophy

Twitter is quick, but too quick sometimes – recently it burst with photos of an evil Ukrainian militiaman who took a teddy bear from the victim of Malaysia plane crash as a trophy. But the full video shows he was just paying the tribute to the dead.

Jul 21 15:28

‘Too good an opportunity to miss’: MH17 blame game has political motives, may lead to war

The blame game against Russia that unfolded in western media hours after MH 17 crash in Ukraine has only political motives behind it, says a former Senior Advisor to the OSCE. Accusing Moscow is a great opportunity that both politicians and media can’t miss.

Jul 21 15:24

Russia ready to hand over Malaysian plane flight data to ICAO

Russia’s Federal Agency for Air Transportation said it was ready to share all information on the Malaysian Boeing-777 passenger plane crash to an ICAO-led group of international experts investigating the accident.

Jul 21 15:21

Poroshenko denies Ukrainian plane could be involved in Boeing crash

Never believe anything to be true until it is officially denied.

Jul 21 15:09

The investigation into the Malaysian airliner is already compromised

Under normal circumstances, among the first to swarm a plane crash are trained professionals. Even under the best of conditions, they’re painstakingly methodical: They seal off the site to prevent tampering, videotape, examine, preserve parts of the wreckage and send bits off for analysis. They never know which part of a wing or fuselage might tell the tale, so every small find is crucial.

Jul 21 14:53

Russian Institute for Strategic Studies: NATO Is Attempting to “Revolutionize The Current World Order”

The recent incident involving flight MH17 has pushed the already tense situation with Ukraine closer to war. Despite unclear evidence about who was responsible for shooting down the aircraft, the Obama administration and others are still moving forward unblinkingly with a warpath agenda.

Jul 21 14:37

Russian Billionaires in ‘Horror’ as Putin Risks Isolation

Russia’s richest businessmen are increasingly frantic that President Vladimir Putin’s policies in Ukraine will lead to crippling sanctions and are too scared of reprisal to say so publicly, billionaires and analysts said.

Jul 21 14:34

Israel’s Netanyahu benefits from shooting down of Malaysian plane

An American political commentator believes that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu benefits from the shooting down of a Malaysian passenger plane because he can continue his atrocities in Gaza.

Jul 21 14:31

Russian Institute for Strategic Studies: NATO Is Attempting to “Revolutionize The Current World Order”

Daniel Taylor
Activist Post

The tense situation between Ukraine and the United States is outlined in a paper released earlier this month by the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS). A week prior to the downing of Malaysian flight 17, the institute warned that the West “refuses to adhere to the principles and norms of international law and the rules and spirit of the existing system of international relations.”

Much like the United States Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, RISS provides “…information support to the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the Federation Council, the State Duma and the Security Council as well as to Government offices, ministries and departments”.

Jul 21 14:31

Russia hits back at claims it supported rebels suspected of downing MH17 Vladimir Putin still blames Kiev for disaster

President Vladimir Putin and Russia's military top brass have attempted to strike back at accusations that they had supported the pro-Russian rebels suspected of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine.

Speaking forcefully in televised comments on Sunday night, Putin again placed responsibility for the tragedy on Kiev and hinted that the west was using it for political gain. He suggested that the resumption of Kiev's military campaign in eastern Ukraine after a failed ceasefire in June had led to the downing of the plane.

Jul 21 14:22

Ron Paul Says U.S. May Share Responsibility for Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash

Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul claimed Sunday that the U.S. and European Union may share responsibility for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week. He raises the possibility that the U.S. may be using the crash to start a war against Putin.

Jul 21 13:16

Ukraine: More Questions Than Answers

Within hours of the downing of Flight MH 17, the corporate-controlled mainstream media had concluded that Putin's Russia was responsible. But what evidence exists to back up their claim?

Jul 21 13:01

PLO’s Hanan Ashrawi: ‘Deliberate Massacre’ in Gaza

An emotionally wrought Hanan Ashrawi calls on the world to act immediately in defense of defenseless Palestinian civilians being deliberately massacred in Gaza by Israeli military.

“Look there, there is no human being who cannot be affected by this. Unless you lose the last vestiges of humanity, you cannot allow this to go on. It has to stop,” Ashrawi said of the latest violence in Gaza.

“This morning, it’s nothing short of a massacre, a deliberate massacre. War crimes committed daily. But now there is a deliberate shelling and bombing and destruction of whole areas, of residential areas,” Ashrawi said on “This Week.”

Jul 21 12:58

Claim: MH17 was being flanked by Ukrainian fighter jets

RUSSIA WANTS EXPLANATION FOR WARPLANE FLYING WITHIN THREE MILES OF DOWNED AIRLINER

Jul 21 12:37

Dutch experts check train with bodies of MH17 victims in E. Ukraine

The first international investigators have arrived in eastern Ukraine to assess the aftermath of the Malaysian plane crash. The Dutch forensic experts have seen the train carrying the remains of the victims and will view the crash site later on Monday.

Three members of the Dutch Disaster Victims Identification team visited the city of Torez where some of the bodies of those that died in the Malaysian plane crash have been loaded on to a refrigerated train. The destination of the train, which is being guarded by rebel fighters from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, remains unknown.

Jul 21 12:37

Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash in Ukraine LIVE UPDATES

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution, introduced by Australia, demanding international access to the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

Russia did not move to block UNSC Resolution 2166. "This resolution is supported by Russia...so long as it does not blame somebody,'' Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said before the vote.

Jul 21 11:57

Official Russian Military Presentation of evidence that Russia nor the pro-Russian freedom fighters downed the Boeing 777

Jul 21 11:43

Canada backs imperialist aggression in Gaza and Ukraine

Last week Canada’s Conservative government strongly endorsed the bloody war launched by Israel against the people of Gaza, while seizing upon the crash of a Malaysian Airlines in the Ukraine to ratchet up its support for the Western imperialist powers’ drive to isolate, bully and threaten Russia.

Jul 21 11:17

The evolution of U.S. war propaganda

IN THE 1984, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN MOVIE AUDIENCES IN THE US WERE SUBJECTED TO A RIGHT-WING ACTION MOVIE ENTITLED “RED DAWN”

Jul 21 11:04

Ukraine - A day at the beach ruined by pesky mortar shells

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Shelling kids on the beach seems to be the "thing" these days for conquering empires!

Jul 21 10:20

Key Piece of Video “Evidence” for Russian Responsibility for Malaysian Plane Shootdown Debunked

Video of Rebel Buk Launchers Headed Back to Russia? No – Images From Ukraine-Held Territory Since May

Jul 21 10:09

When the Government talks of Sanctions

Sanctions only serve the Government, not the People.

When a foreign country, such as Russia, Iran or Cuba, is at the receiving end of sanctions, only the people suffer. Americans suffer because they can’t export as much so they loose money. And the people in those foreign countries also suffer because they cannot receive the benefits of American-made products to make their lives better. In either case both governments benefit. How?

The US government enlarges its reach of power much like a two-bit mafia don: “Do what I say or else. Capisce?” It does not suffer because it produces nothing and its long arm is in every American pocket via the IRS and other tax authorities.

The foreign government is also happy because it too is a two-bit mafia don with its hands on every lever of the economy. When its people cannot progress they’re at its mercy: “Do what I say or no bread. Capisce?”

Jul 21 09:59

Canada to expedite sanctions against Russia

Canada is expediting new sanctions on Russian individuals and entities amidst growing evidence that “Russian-backed provocateurs” are behind the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced Monday.

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This has nothing to do with Flight 17 and everything to do with preventing the Ruble from challenging the rapidly-declining US dollar as the global currency.

Jul 21 09:56

US MH17 remarks resemble Iraq WMDs tale: Russia

A Russian official says US remarks over the crash of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine resemble Washington’s hasty conclusions on the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

The US has established the guilty party "even before the investigation of the Boeing accident. Earlier, the White House established the same way that Saddam [Hussein] had WMDs [weapons of mass destruction],” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Saturday.

Jul 21 09:49

If You Believed the US Secretary of State’s Poison Gas Lie, You’ll Love His Latest One

Why on earth would the Russians (who have been scrupulously avoiding getting involved in the Ukraine fighting), have provided the separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine with Buk missiles capable of downing high-altitude planes? Such aircraft pose no threat to the rebels. What they fear is the Ukraine military’s ground attack aircraft and bombers, and their helicopter gunships and troop transport planes. And they already have demonstrated that they’ve got the weapons to deal with those, in the form of shoulder-fired, wire-guided missiles -- weapons that don’t have the capability to down aircraft flying at anywhere near 33,000 feet.

The answer to that question is that Russia would gain nothing, and would stand to lose a lot by contributing to the downing of a civilian aircraft. In fact, we can see, in the desperate effort by Kerry to pin the blame on Russia, exactly why they would never have wanted to do such a thing.

Jul 21 09:44

Naomi Klein: Enough. It’s Time for a Boycott of Israel

It’s time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa

Every day that Israel pounds Gaza brings more converts to the BDS cause – even among Israeli Jews. In the midst of the assault roughly 500 Israelis, dozens of them well-known artists and scholars, sent a letter to foreign ambassadors in Israel. It calls for “the adoption of immediate restrictive measures and sanctions” and draws a clear parallel with the anti-apartheid struggle. “The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves … This international backing must stop.”

Jul 21 09:19

Downed Airliner: Fake Audio Tape Shows US-Backed Hit to Frame Russia

Within hours of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashing into a wheat field in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine last Thursday, Western governments and media have gradually stoked a frenzy of accusations that Moscow had a hand in the disaster.

In a devastating twist to emerge over the weekend it now seems that the Malaysian civilian airliner downed over Ukraine was most probably brought down as a result of sabotage by the US-backed Kiev regime.

The purpose of this audacious act of mass murder – in which 298 lives were lost – was carried out with the intention of framing the Russian government. Washington, the chief sponsor of the Kiev regime, must have known about the plot, if not being fully complicit in it.

Jul 21 08:55

MH17 Show and Tell: It's the West's Turn

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Russia has now shown its satellite pictures and radar information from the Donetsk, Ukraine region during the July 17, 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash...

Jul 21 08:43

Obama: We must have access to plane crash site

President Barack Obama says investigators need immediate and full access to plane crash site.

Obama says international teams are prepared to conduct investigation, but Russian-backed separatists are impeding the investigation.

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Obama wants American investigators in control of the crash site to control the outcome, much as they did following the accidental shoot-down of TWA 800 by the United States Navy. But there is a problem. The US doesn't have jurisdiction. Malaysian Airlines is a foreign-flagged airline. The crash took place on foreign soil. The only justification for the NTSB or FBI to be involved is in the case of a suspected malfunction on the Boeing product, which is clearly not the case here, or if the plane had departed a US airport where a bomb might be placed on board, which again is not the case.

The US is, as usual, sticking its nose in where it is neither needed or wanted.

Jul 21 08:36

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

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I am reposting Claire's video for two reasons. First, this is a message that needs to get out to the world about how everyone loses in war except the bankers.

Second, the latest revelations from Edward Snowden include confirmation that the NSA "tinkers" with view counts on YouTube videos to keep videos contrary to the war agenda from going viral.

Fuckers!

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Jul 21 08:36

So You Think War with Russia is a Good Idea?

Well, if you really feel that strongly about it..

Here's your rifle..

Here's your parachute..

We ran out of the desert camo, but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from Gitmo..

Watch your head climbing into that transport plane..

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And we'll call whoever it is you are telling us needs to be invaded this week and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But given the very long history of the United States government and the corporate media lying and tricking us into wars, you will forgive We The People if we sit this one out and keep our children safe at home.

And just in case you are one of those poor government or media people who are not as well educated in history as the average American citizen, here is a comprehensive but by no means complete list of just how many times We The People have been made total fools of by the US Government and the corporate media.

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Jul 21 08:36

Kyrie Eleison - Anti-War Music Video - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

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I am reposting Claire's video for two reasons. First, this is a message that needs to get out to the world about how war is cilling innocent children.

Second, the latest revelations from Edward Snowden include confirmation that the NSA "tinkers" with view counts on YouTube videos to keep videos contrary to the war agenda from going viral.

Fuckers!

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Jul 21 08:34

World War 3, Anyone?

They told lies about Syria and they turned out not to be true. Now they're telling lies about the Ukraine and Russia, and they will turn out not to be true. The only problem is, will they start World War 3 in the meantime, as hawks in Congress and sycophants in the news media are chafing at the bit to see the bombs start dropping.

Is this your government? Because it's sure not mine. It should be the objective of every decent American to overthrow this present government, because the crimes they continue to commit are sure to destroy the United States.

Jul 21 08:19

Russian Billionaires in horror as Putin risks isolation

Russia’s richest businessmen are increasingly frantic that President Vladimir Putin’s policies in Ukraine will lead to crippling sanctions and are too scared of reprisal to say so publicly, billionaires and analysts said.

Jul 21 08:16

Photo evidence shows Ukraine regime delivering Buk missiles to troops

Media in West insist Russia delivered Buk systems to separatists.

California Republican and House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce criticized the Obama administration for not sending weapons to the regime in Kyiv.

Jul 21 08:09

Russian Steel Giant Severstal Is Selling Its US Plants For $2.3 Billion

Russia's steel giant Severstal announced on Monday the sale of its North American plants to US companies for a total of $2.3 billion (1.7 billion euros).

Severstal is selling Severstal Columbus (Mississippi) to Steel Dynamics and Severstal Dearborn (Michigan) to AK Steel Corporation, the company said.

AK Steel said separately that its acquisition was worth $700 million.

Jul 21 08:04

Russia Proving Ukraine shot down MH17, not through Propaganda but through irrefutable satellite images of Military jet and missile systems

Russia is now proving that the information released about a Ukrainian military jet was there by MH17 when it went down is correct and the fact that Ukraine had BUK missile systems set up where the plane was shot down.

Here is what I want to know.

What will the U.S., U.K. and Australia demand be done against Ukraine as it is proven they shot down MH17? Will they demand sanctions? Will they demand NATO go in against Ukraine?

Jul 21 07:47

Russia Says Has Photos Of Ukraine Deploying BUK Missiles In East, Radar Proof Of Warplanes In MH17 Vicinity

Ukraine hasn’t said how it immediately knew rebels downed Malaysian plane, notes the Russian Foreign Ministry, as it unveils 10 awkward questions for Ukraine (and perhaps the US 'snap judgment') to answer about the MH17 disaster. However, what is perhaps more concerning for the hordes of finger-pointers is that:

RUSSIA HAS IMAGES OF UKRAINE DEPLOYING BUK ROCKETS IN EAST: IFX
RUSSIA: UKRAINE MOVED BUK NEAR REBELS IN DONETSK JULY 17: IFX
RUSSIA DETECTED UKRAINIAN FIGHTER JET PICK UP SPEED TOWARD MH17

Obviously, if there is proof that this is so, aside from CIA-created YouTube clips, these would deal another unpleasant blow to US foreign policy.

Jul 21 07:45

OFFICIAL WARNING - U S to hit RUSSIA with FIRST STRIKE - PREPARE NOW

Jul 21 07:23

That Plane in Ukraine

The recording produced as evidence that the anti Kiev militia had planned and executed the shooting down the plane over Ukraine has been analyzed.

It consists of a number of different conversations spliced together to "create" a conversation held as "evidence"of their guilt. This evidence was posted to You Tube approx. 36 hours before the plane came down. The recording is a fake.

Jul 21 07:15

Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash - Russian military

The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“A Ukraine Air Force military jet was detected gaining height, it’s distance from the Malaysian Boeing was 3 to 5km,” said the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the HQ of Russia’s military forces, Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov speaking at a media conference in Moscow on Monday.

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There is a strong case being made that Kiev shot down Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in order to frame the eastern Ukrainian separatists and turn world opinion against them. We have that Spanish Air Traffic Controller who went public with the news that MH17 was being followed by Kiev warplanes just prior to the shoot down. We have multiple reports of Kiev's security service confiscating all the radar and ATC tapes for the incident. And we have the report by an expert at the crash scene that the damage to the aircraft shows signs of continues rod warheads, something the BUK anti-aircraft missile does not have, but air-to-air missiles carried by fighters do.

Jul 21 06:51

Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash - Russian military

Busted Obama! It's over!

The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“A Ukraine Air Force military jet was detected gaining height, it’s distance from the Malaysian Boeing was 3 to 5km,” said the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the HQ of Russia’s military forces, Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov speaking at a media conference in Moscow on Monday.

Jul 21 06:50

Whistleblower: U.S. Satellite Images Show Ukrainian Troops Shooting Down MH17

Award winning former Associated Press reporter Robert Parry has been told by an intelligence source that the United States is in possession of satellite imagery which shows that Ukrainian troops were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

Jul 21 06:38

U.S. Showing It’s Prepared To Go To War With Russia And China

“The Obama administration announces that it’s going to spend billions of dollars, that it doesn’t have by the way for unemployment insurance and job creation or anything else, but they are going to spend billions of dollars — tens of billions of dollars — to upgrade the stealth bombers that are used really, or only intended to be used, against the very advanced countries”.

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Okay, Obama, if you really feel that way...

Here's your rifle, and here's your parachute. We ran out of the camo so here is a bright day-glo orange jump suit left over from Abu Ghraib. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane, and we will call Putin and tell him you are on your way to kick his butt all by yourself. But We The People know you are lying to us about Malaysian Airlines flight 17, just as you lied about Assad gassing his own people right in front of the UN chemical weapons inspectors, just like your predecessor lied about Saddam having nuclear weapons, just like previous Presidents have lied about torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, Pearl Harbor being a surprise, the Lusitania not carrying military cargo, a Spanish mine in Hava harbor, etc. etc. etc. always with the intention of tricking this nation into wars of conquest.

And We The People are sick of it.

Our children are worth more than some stack of bank notes cowering in fear at the Ruble and the Yuan. If maintaining the US dollar as the global currency is that important to the bankers then put those owners of the federal Reserve into uniform and send them out to be killed and crippled.

We The People know how the war-scam works, and we will not be fooled by you liars in the Oval Office any longer. Fight your own damned war.

Jul 21 06:27

Kerry, Kerry pants on fire!: If You Believed the Secretary of State’s Poison Gas Lie, You’ll Love His Latest One

If the best the US can do to pin the blame for the Malaysia Flight 17 downing on Russia is to have Secretary of State John Kerry say that “circumstantial evidence” points to Moscow being behind it, we can be pretty certain it was not Russia at all.

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To find a lie look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there in the case of MH17 is a REASON for either Russia or the Eastern Ukrainians to shoot down a civilian passenger jet, knowing that such an act would turn world opinion against them. On the other hand, shooting down a civilian passenger jet to frame Russia and the Eastern Ukrainians in order to turn world opinion against them is a great motive for either Kiev or the US to have committed this crime.

Jul 21 05:30

What Did US Spy Satellites See in Ukraine?

In the heat of the U.S. media’s latest war hysteria – rushing to pin blame for the crash of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin – there is the same absence of professional skepticism that has marked similar stampedes on Iraq, Syria and elsewhere – with key questions not being asked or answered.

The dog-not-barking question on the catastrophe over Ukraine is: what did the U.S. surveillance satellite imagery show? It’s hard to believe that – with the attention that U.S. intelligence has concentrated on eastern Ukraine for the past half year that the alleged trucking of several large Buk anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia to Ukraine and then back to Russia didn’t show up somewhere.

Jul 20 20:54

Kiev’s evidence of militia’s responsibility for airliner crash faked - expert

A tape posted by Ukrainian security services in the Internet and allegedly recording a talk between self-defense fighters about the destruction of a Malaysian airliner is a fake, experts said on Sunday.

A group of experts studied the tape and came to the conclusion that it was made up of numerous unrelated recordings.

“This audio recording is not an integral file and is made up of several fragments,” said Nikolai Popov, a reputable expert in sound and voice analysis.

Jul 20 20:48

Pepe Escobar mocks John Kerry's 'It was Putin's missile!'

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Why? Because the CIA said so. Because Hillary "We came, we saw, he died" Clinton said so. Because batshit crazy Samantha "R2P" Power said so - thundering at the UN, everything duly printed by the neo-con infested Washington Post. [1]

Because Anglo-American corporate media - from CNN to Fox (who tried to buy Time Warner, which owns CNN) - said so. Because the President of the United States (POTUS) said so. And mostly because Kiev had vociferously said so in the first place.

Right off the bat they were all lined up - the invariably hysterical reams of "experts" of the "US intelligence community" literally foaming at their palatial mouths at "evil" Russia and "evil" Putin; intel "experts" who could not identify a convoy of gleaming white Toyotas crossing the Iraqi desert to take Mosul. And yet they have already sentenced they don't need to look any further, instantly solving the MH17 riddle.

Jul 20 17:15

BEX ALERT - US says recordings of Ukraine rebels admitting MH17 downing ‘authentic’

Alleged intercepted phone conversations released by Ukraine’s security service of pro-Russian rebels discussing how they shot down Malaysian airliner MH17 are genuine, the US embassy in Kiev said Sunday.

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BULL BISCUITS!

First off, why would either Russia or the Rebels shoot down a passenger jet, KNOWING it would turn world opinion against them? Second, knowing that the NSA is listening to every phone on the planet, why would they talk about it on an open phone line when they have encrypted military radios?

The US Government must think the American people are morons if they think this latest war-starting lie is going to be believed, especially after those whoppers about Saddam's nuclear weapons, Assad's gas, torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, etc. etc. etc. etc.

UPDATE: I went to post this comment on the story and have been blocked from commenting by Raw Story, who is apparently on board with starting WW3! Readers are welcome to use my comments for their own posts on the corporate media websites.

Jul 20 15:29

Moscow raises questions surrounding MH17 crash

Jul 20 15:16

Malaysian Airlines MH17: Weathering the Propaganda Firestorm

The level of unsubstantiated propaganda being directed against Russia regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has reached unprecedented lows.

There is tangible desperation across Western media establishments, their political spheres, and within their corporate-financier funded policy think-tanks as they attempt to reassert their agenda and narrative not only upon the crisis in Ukraine, but upon the entire world as their weakening grip becomes apparent to all.

The dangerous desperation emanating from the West follows the latest in a series of growing failures – the previous and most comparable being the loss of its proxy war against Syria and the desperate criminal conspiracy they unleashed in a failed attempt to save it.

Jul 20 13:01

Ukrainian Pearl Harbor and World War III

When years ago I heard Lyndon LaRouche saying that if Barack Obama remains in power then a thermonuclear war with Russia is to be expected, I thought LaRouche was crazy. I couldn’t see a connection between the two.

Jul 20 12:50

Absolute Reason Why the U.S. could have been behind MH17 being shot down. U.S. was in conflict with Russia for Europe's Energy Needs

The U.S. and the U.K. are calling on all the European countries to get behind Russian sanctions. They want the EU to stop using Russian energy, especially Gazprom.

Hillary Clinton directly said the EU has to stop using Gazprom.

The U.S. has been in a conflict with Russia to get the EU to import the U.S. energy, but the EU has had a stronger relationship with Russia for energy.

Jul 20 12:17

The Mother of an Ukrainian Soldier speaks out

How long will they continue to lie to us? This is not a country anymore. They holler: “We are building a new Ukraine!” What kind of Ukraine are we building now? How many years we lived in peace! Nobody cared to ask if you were Romanian, Moldovan, Russian, or Ukrainian.

Jul 20 11:25

Investigators arrive in Ukraine, locals horrified by MH17 bodies at their doorstep

Investigators are combing through the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that crashed in East Ukraine on Thursday killing all 298 onboard. Alongside the debris of the plane lie the remains of passengers and their belongings all over the area.

Jul 20 11:22

Donetsk militia put MH17 bodies on train amidst concerns over international experts’ absence

The bodies of 196 MH17 crash victims have been placed inside refrigerated train carriages, according to the leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, who also wonders why international experts are still not at the crash scene.

Jul 20 10:30

Media Blackout: Major Military Operation in East Ukraine. 496 Civilians, 1600 Soldiers Reported Killed

The killing of innocent civilians in Eastern Ukraine resulting from the conduct of major bombing and shelling operations by US supported Kiev regime is not newsworthy. According to official sources, Four hundred and seventy-eight civilians, including seven children were killed and 1392 were wounded in Eastern Ukraine since the outset of the Kiev government’s military crackdown.

Jul 20 09:04

Missile Guidance System being smuggled into Ukraine in June intercepted in Finland. Won't say who going to. Ukraine shot down airliner in 2001 with BUK missile

Finland intercepted a shipment of missile guidance systems being smuggled into Ukraine from Vietnam.

They will not say who was the intended recipient in Ukraine.

Ukraine shot down an airliner in 2001 with BUK 300 missile, first they denied it and then had to admit it.

NATO had two airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) planes in the air at the time of MH17 being shot down. One was in Romania and the other in Poland.

Jul 20 07:57

Hillary Tells EU to Use MH17 Tragedy to Find Alternatives to Gazprom (dollar dumping gas giant)

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Ah, now the agenda is starting to make a bit more sense. Hillary Clinton doesn't want a good crisis to go to waste. She told Charlie Rose that her recommendation to the European Union is to take advantage of the shot-down MH17 tragedy to "Immediately accelerate efforts to find alternatives to Gazprom."...

Jul 20 07:49

DEBRIFING: MH17 WAS HIT BY AA MISSILE R-73 OR R-27 THAT WAS FIRED FROM MIG-29 OR SU-27, BOTH OPERATIONAL IN UKRAINE AIR

"With the hit of such aircraft with this warhead form many different holes, - says the designer. - In the fuselage, they may be small, if they hit the fuel tanks huge, if the engine is hit then nothing remains as fragments "fire" all turbine blades. "

Judging by the damaged remains of the Boeing 777, the expert concludes that the aircraft was fired upon by jet missiles. These balls are not combat units, and the beam pointed rods welded together sometimes, sometimes not. For established beam rods installed lifting charge - this is the "fragmentation rod warhead." At the peak of approach to the target warhead made ??in undermining the charge, and a bunch of bars on almost cosmic speed rushes to the goal.

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This may explain why the British press is trying to sell the BUK shoot down with a video which is clearly edited from one clip showing a SAM launch, then a hard cut to the plane coming down. The actual impact of SAM to MH17 is not show, merely implied, and in none of the clips does the SAM and MH17 appear together. Bolstered by the statements from the Spanish Air Traffic controller regarding two Kiev fighters following the 777, and the possibility that Kiev's original intention was to shoot down Putin's plane coming back from the BRICS meetings, this looks like a simple in-air assassination gone horribly wrong, with Kiev and the US using the tragedy to push for escalating the conflict with Russia.

Remember the Lusitania and how there really were munitions in the hold!

Remember the Maine and how there never was a Spanish mine.

Remember the Gulf of Tonkin and how there were no torpedoes.

Remember Pearl Harbor and how it wasn't a surprise at all, but the end result of Roosevelt's deliberate goading of Japan into the attack. Remember every time you have been tricked into a war and understand that the propaganda about MY17 is just business as usual for a government that rules you with lies, fraud, and deception.

Jul 20 06:30

Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Israel Invades Gaza Because it has America’s tacit consent

America must soon shift our role from giving tacit consent to an invasion to becoming an active partner in a new, honest search for peace in the Middle East.

What is the end game? To cast Gazans to the sea, where they will be met by the Israeli Navy? To push Gazans into Egypt? To eject all Palestinians to… where? This is a question relevant not only to Israelis and Palestinians, but to the entire world.

Jul 20 06:26

What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner? — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing the facts that we do have. One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it. Another fact is that the separatists have no incentive to shoot down an airliner and neither does Russia. Anyone can tell the difference between low-flying attack aircraft and an airliner at 33,000 feet.

Jul 20 06:23

Will Russia shoot down West’s lies?

One gets the feeling that Russia has the aim and ability to shoot down these Western lies, and to show up Western politicians and media for what they are: a criminal enterprise of lies and war-making.

They don’t call it the “gutter press” for nothing. But Western so-called news media sunk to new toxic depths over the weekend in their coverage of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine – and the death of all 298 people on board.

The trouble is that this time the Western propaganda machine is up against Russia and its own very capable intelligence.

Russia is not only calmly challenging the West to present its so-called “intelligence evidence.” Moscow is now also saying that it has its own incriminating information as to what really happened to the doomed Malaysian flight.

Jul 20 06:18

BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves

Each BRICS member is expected to put an equal share into establishing the startup capital of $50 billion with a goal to reach $100 billion. The BRICS bank will be headquartered in Shanghai, India will preside as president the first year, and Russia will be the chairman of the representatives. Each country will send either their finance minister or Central Bank chair to the bank’s representative board.

The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar.

Jul 20 06:16

Dr. Strangelove: Directed by Stanley Kubrick (1964) Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens

Time to warm-up to the Cold War Classics

Dr. Strangelove or:
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,

Jul 20 01:45

Cameron warns of more sanctions on Russia

British Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the prospect of fresh European sanctions against Russia following the crash of a Malaysian plane in east Ukraine.

Jul 20 01:39

It was Putin's missile!

And here's the spin war verdict: the current Malaysia Airlines tragedy - the second in four months - is "terrorism" perpetrated by "pro-Russian separatists", armed by Russia, and Vladimir Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up.

Jul 20 01:31

Donetsk People’s Republic guarantees security to experts working at the Boeing crash site

The government of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have said they will guarantee security to international experts who will work at the Boeing 777 crash site.

Jul 19 20:27

US showing prepared to go to war with Russia and China: Don DeBar

An American political commentator says he believes the United States’ plan to upgrade its stealth bombers is a message to Russia and China that it is prepared to go to war with them if need be.

Jul 19 17:05

U.S. Grants Ukraine Non-NATO Ally Status

The United States Congress passed a Russian Aggression Prevention Act (RAPA) of 2014, which granted Ukraine together with Moldova, and Georgia major non-NATO ally status. The legislation authorizes the transfer of military assistance to Ukraine, including the anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons and small arms, based on the needs and the assessment of capabilities of Ukrainian Armed Forces, reads the document. It also encourages the U.S. government to share intelligence with Ukraine.

The Act was submitted by the expert commission and adopted by the U.S. Congress in two readings on July 17. The legislation stipulates the increase of the U.S. Armed Forces interactions and NATO security assistance to Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and post-Yugoslavia republics: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia.

Jul 19 16:57

Flight MH17 conjures MH370, exposing western deception, leading to more questions

There are many questions surrounding the ‘downed’ Malaysian airliner MH17, one must keep their eyes peeled, as the volatile landscape within Ukraine and the Middle East is front and center with regards to this latest high-flying tragedy…

Jul 19 16:43

MH17: Weathering the Propaganda Firestorm

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The level of unsubstantiated propaganda being directed against Russia regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has reached unprecedented lows.

There is tangible desperation across Western media establishments, their political spheres, and within their corporate-financier funded policy think-tanks as they attempt to reassert their agenda and narrative not only upon the crisis in Ukraine, but upon the entire world as their weakening grip becomes apparent to all.

The dangerous desperation emanating from the West follows the latest in a series of growing failures - the previous and most comparable being the loss of its proxy war against Syria and the desperate criminal conspiracy they unleashed in a failed attempt to save it...

Jul 19 16:38

FLIGHT MH17 – Kiev Flash Mob’s Final False Flag?

With little or no evidence to back their claims (déjà vu Syria), the usual suspects and their media moguls are pointing the finger at Russia again. With so much going on in the US and to its special friends in other parts of the world, this crisis event could not have come at a better time. Is this the Kiev Flash Mob’s final card from its dealer at Pennsylvania Ave?

Jul 19 16:27

Ron Paul: Don't Blame Putin For Malaysian Jet Shoot Down

Many are pointing fingers at Russian President Vladimir Putin for giving weapons to the pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels that are being linked to the shootdown of the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed in Ukraine, but former Rep. Ron Paul says that Putin shouldn't be blamed.

"Putin is a little bit smarter than that," Paul told John Bachman on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Friday. "I don't think he would ever come close to participating in an act like this."

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Jul 19 15:08

LET'S START WW3 FOR REAL BEX ALERT - Did a Russian soldier's trigger finger blow MH17 out of the sky. US says separatists would struggle to fire missile alone

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Wow! They are really trying to lay this on Putin any way they can!

Jul 19 14:37

Ukraine State News Broadcast of MH17 is Naked Propaganda

Activist Post

Ukraine's state sponsored news broadcast of the alleged shoot down of flight MH17 should win the award for best propaganda of the year...

Jul 19 14:19

Ukraine Prepares Claims for Recognizing Southeastern Republics as Terrorist Organizations

Ukrainian authorities are preparing international legal claims on the recognition of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics as terrorist organizations, the press service of the Ukrainian president reported.

At a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, "the president [Petro Poroshenko] said that international legal claims are prepared to globally recognize the so-called DPR [Donetsk People’s Republic] and LPR [Luhansk People’s Republic] as terrorist organizations," the press service said.

On Friday, Poroshenko called the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine a terrorist attack.

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Jul 19 09:41

Malaysian jet tragedy propagandized – Ron Paul

Referring to the tragic downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine, former Texas congressman Ron Paul warned against jumping to conclusions over the culprits.

Drawing parallels between the potential for a Russian-made missile system’s connection to the attack of the passenger jet on Thursday over the restive Donetsk region of Ukraine and the capture of US-made weapons by Islamist insurgents in Iraq, Paul pointed out that the missile’s potential source of manufacture was largely immaterial.

“That may well be true, but guess what, ISIS has a lot of American weapons," said Paul. "We sent weapons into Syria to help the rebels and al-Qaida ends up getting it — it doesn't mean that our American government and Obama deliberately wanted ISIS to get American weapons."

Jul 19 09:27

FLASHBACK - Russia preparing to develop Gaza gas field

In a significant political and economic development, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Jan. 23 with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting came as a prerequisite to officially sign an investment agreement aiming to develop the Gaza offshore gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. It is only logical to assume that this step will raise the ire of Israel. The latter does not appreciate the role Russia plays in the region, especially since Israel has never come to an agreement with Russia.

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And THERE is the real motive for Israel's genocide against Gaza!

Jul 19 09:19

US Supplies Found at Abandoned National Guard Post in Kransdon Republic of Donetsk

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US Government already sending supplies for Kiev's army to murder Ukrainians.

Jul 19 08:26

As it happened: Reaction to MH17 Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine

15:29: Ukraine's SBU security service has confiscated recordings of conversations between Ukrainian air traffic control officers and the crew of the doomed airliner, a source in Kiev has told Interfax news agency.

Jul 19 07:22

Russia says will impose visa bans on U.S. citizens in retaliation

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday Moscow would retaliate to the United States' most recent sanctions over Ukraine by denying entry to several U.S. citizens.

"Retaliatory measures definitely will be taken. First of all, a similar number of Americans will be prohibited from entering (Russia)," the ministry's spokesman Alexander Lukashevich was quoted in a ministry statement as saying.

Jul 19 06:35

Russia Asks Kiev 10 Simple Questions About MH17

Activist Post

Russia has denied involvement in the downing of flight MH17. Now they're demanding answers to some very basic questions about Kiev's actions related to the crash and their immediate, unsubstantiated claims that Russia was to blame.

Russia's Deputy Defense Minister was interviewed by RT who made these questions public. Yes, RT is clearly biased, but who wouldn't like to know the answers to these questions?...

Jul 19 06:34

JUST LIKE MSM, POLITICAL CARTOONS ALL BLAME RUSSIA FOR DOWNING OF MH17 [CARTOONS]

Jul 19 06:31

Busted! Kiev's Video Implicating Russia Posted to Youtube BEFORE Plane Was Shot Down

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Common sense says this video is a hoax. Russia and the Ukrainian independence groups know that such a shoot down would turn world opinion against them, so why would they make such a video in the first place?

Jul 19 06:27

'You are being taken out of here, this is the order of your guards': 'Drunk' pro-Russian rebels deny access to MH17 crash site

There were also reports that a black box record is 'on its way to Moscow', as Ukraine said it had yet to be given any of the devices.

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The reason for this obvious smear job on the Ukrainian rebels is to discredit in advance anything Moscow may find on those black box recorders that points to Kiev as the culprit.

Jul 19 06:18

U.S. Government Lied to Pretend that Accidental Russian Shootdown of Commercial Plane Was Intentional … Three Decades Ago

Ray McGovern – a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their vice presidents, secretaries of state, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials – provides vital details on an accidental shootdown by Russia – and America’s disinformation campaign to make it look intentional – 3 decades ago:

The U.S. press might pause to recall how it’s been manipulated by the U.S. government in the past, including three decades ago by the Reagan administration twisting the facts of the KAL-007 tragedy.

In that case, a Soviet fighter jet shot down a Korean Air Line plane on Sept. 1, 1983, after it strayed hundreds of miles off course and penetrated some of the Soviet Union’s most sensitive airspace over military facilities in Kamchatka and Sakhalin Island.

Jul 19 06:16

FLASHBACK - Death of Russian citizen in cross-border shelling not enough to call Kiev to account - PsakiRead more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_16/Death-of-Russian-citizen-in-cross-border-shelling-not-enough-to-call-Kiev-to-account-Psaki-1055/

The US Department of State has made another attempt to exonerate Kiev from responsibility for what's happening in eastern Ukraine.
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_16/Death-of-Russian-citizen-in-c...

Jul 19 06:06

Central Bankers Are Now Using The Malaysian Airline False Flag To Start WWIII

Jul 19 06:00

Putin Poised to Retaliate Against Obama by Trashing Iran Deal

Earlier this week, Putin promised to retaliate against the United States for new sanctions targeting his friends and business associates, as well as large Russian defense, energy, and financial firms. On Thursday, Putin called President Obama to alert him a civilian jetliner had crashed over Eastern Ukraine, a tragedy the U.S. says was caused by a missile shot from a Russian-made SA-11 mobile surface to air missile system located in a separatist-held area.

Putin’s next call was to none other than the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.

“Mr. Putin and Mr. Rouhani exchanged views on the state of talks on Iran’s nuclear program,” stated the Kremlin readout of the call. “The two leaders also examined bilateral cooperation matters of mutual interest, including joint projects in the oil and gas sector and in peaceful nuclear energy.”

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The US makes war. Russia makes deals!

Jul 19 06:00

British Parliament Accuses Israel of War Crimes

British MP: This is not just a war about rockets, but it is a war about illegal settlements and stolen land.

Highlights from a UK parliamentary debate in which British MPs collectively accused Israel of war crimes, disproportionate violence, ruining peace negotiations by building illegal settlements, running the worlds largest outdoor prison, collective punishment,etc. etc.

Jul 19 05:59

Flight 17 - RT HD Headline News 19 July 1200 CET (Central European Time)

Jul 19 05:58

Reminder: U.S. Plotted to Provoke Shoot Down of Airliner to Create Pretext for War

In 2005, a memo was leaked from a January 2003 meeting between President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair during which Bush, “considered provoking a war with Saddam Hussein’s regime by flying a United States spyplane over Iraq bearing UN colours, enticing the Iraqis to take a shot at it.”

However, this was by no means the first time that the United States considered such methods. Declassified documents from 1962?s infamous Operation Northwoods confirm that the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff planned to, “create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama, or Venezuela.”

The Joint Chiefs planned to pack the plane with “a group of college students off on a holiday” in order to fully demonize Cuba and potentially set the stage for a confrontation with the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.

Jul 19 03:02

US Aims at Blowing EU-Russia Rift with Downed Airliner

When assessing culpability, it is not only significant to ask the criminologist’s question: who benefits? It is also significant to observe how the political and media reaction to events quickly takes on an unmistakably scripted pre-ordained formula. In this case, there is more than a pungent whiff of premeditated action-reaction dialectic going on.

American geopolitical interests are best served by this atrocity, by shocking a laggardly Europe into adopting its aggressive sanctions towards Russia, even though that militates against European economic concerns. Shooting down a civilian airliner would ensure blowing a decisive rift between Europe and Russia.

Jul 18 22:48

I, spy: Edward Snowden in exile

But the Edward Snowden who materialises in our hotel room shortly after noon on the appointed day seems none of those things. A year into his exile in Moscow, he feels less, not more, isolated. If he is depressed, he doesn’t show it. And, at the end of seven hours of conversation, he refuses a beer. “I actually don’t drink.” He smiles when repeating Hayden’s jibe. “I was like, wow, their intelligence is worse than I thought.”

**Video at source

Jul 18 18:15

Putin’s Approval in Russia Soars to Record, America’s Plunges to Near Zero

Don’t let a good crisis go to waste – that appears to be the newest slogan of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as his approval rating in Russia soared from 54% a year ago to 83% now, matching the record of the data series in 2008, when he switched roles to become Prime Minister. The rating was, as Gallup put it, “likely propelled by a groundswell of national pride with the annexation of Crimea in March on the heels of the Sochi Olympic Games in February.”

Jul 18 17:05

Obama Points to Pro-Russia Separatists in Downing of Malaysia Airlines Plane

President Obama said Friday that the United States believed the Malaysia Airlines jetliner felled over eastern Ukraine had been shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area inside Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

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Jul 18 16:57

Death threats to a Spanish review in Ukraine crisis

Regarding the situation faced by Ukrainians, Carlos says he sees "impossible" for "the west and east again to live together in peace." "People have too much hate, at least in Kiev," he says, adding, "They do not want to end the conflict, because they have nothing else to do."

Jul 18 16:42

Moscow: No Buk missile systems or other weapons crossed Russia-Ukraine border

The Russian Defense Ministry has said that neither the Buk missile defense system, nor any other military equipment, has crossed the Russian border into Ukraine.

Such border crossings “can’t be performed in secrecy,” the official representative for the Russian Defense Ministry told journalists in Moscow.

Jul 18 16:38

Malaysia MH17 crash: 10 questions Russia wants Ukraine to answer

Speaking to RT, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov has criticized Western countries for jumping to conclusions just “24 hours after the crash” while there is no evidence.

“They try to show to the whole world that we are responsible for the crash. It is very strange that without any evidence my colleagues from western media would like to find somebody who is responsible for the crash,” Antonov said. “It seems to me that this is part of information warfare which has been started against the Russian Federation and armed forces.”

Instead of using the incident as the pretext for groundlessly blaming one of the sides, the catastrophe over Ukrainian sky should be used as a possibility to restart cooperation to “prevent such tragedies in the future.”

Jul 18 16:25

Downed Malaysian Jet Intensifies Russia Bashing

In Thursday’s USA Today, self-described liberal Democratic strategist Bob Beckel wrote, “(Earlier) empires tried to dominate the world, mostly by military aggression. The United States has never sought to be an empire.”

You hope that most people would laugh at Beckel’s silly claim, but they probably won’t if they live in the US.

Jul 18 14:39

Ron Paul: Don’t Blame Putin For Malaysian Jet Shoot Down

Many are pointing fingers at Russian President Vladimir Putin for giving weapons to the pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels that are being linked to the shoot down of the Malaysian Airlines jet that crashed in Ukraine, but former Rep. Ron Paul says that Putin shouldn’t be blamed.

Jul 18 12:54

Plane crash could be Ukraine game changer

The apparent downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and the loss of nearly 300 lives could be a game changer in the Ukraine crisis, piling pressure on key players, Russia foremost.

Jul 18 12:33

US confident surface-to-air missile brought down MH17 - Obama

President Barack Obama called for a cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists in the east of Ukraine to allow a complete investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Jul 18 12:27

Ukrainian government should be responsible for investigation of MH17 incident: Malaysian official

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said here Friday in a press conference that according to the International Civil Aviation Organization's Annex 13, the Ukrainian government should institute an investigation into the circumstances of the deadly MH17 incident, and be responsible for the conduct of the investigation.

Jul 18 12:25

MH17's flight route declared safe by ICAO: Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here Friday at a press conference that the MH17's flight route was declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), adding that the International Air Transportation Association had stated that the airspace the aircraft was traversing was not subject to restrictions.

Jul 18 12:18

Bombshell! Air Traffic Controller who was in Kiev said it was Ukrainian Military who shot down MH17 - Military Jets shadowing it

An air traffic controller who was there yesterday in Kiev said it was the Ukrainian Military who shot down the plane and they were all taken off their duties immediately afterwards. Fighter jets had been shadowing plane.

Jul 18 12:15

BUSTED! Ukraine Caught Trying to 'Frame Russia' for Shooting Down Malaysia Flight MH17!

Jul 18 12:10

OSCE agrees on statement re MH17

After five hours of consultations, representatives of OSCE member-states have agreed on the statement regarding the crash of Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing in Ukraine.

Jul 18 11:47

President Obama Dictates What Happened In Ukraine And Whose Fault It Is

President Obama was a little cagey early yesterday in finger-pointing or assigning blame... but later in the day, he was clear that Putin and Russia were responsible. This morning we are told that the US "believes" it was pro-Russian separatists "maybe." We await President Obama's statement (and hopefully Q&A) this morning as he explains the situation in Ukraine... and how he won't stand for it any longer. Despite Russia signing energy and investment deals with numerous nations around the world and being at the hub of the creation of the BRICS Bank, we are sure President Obama will dictate how isolated Russia is becoming (despite Europe's "fold" on further sanctions for fear of retaliation).

Jul 18 11:46

Ukraine's Security Service Has Confiscated Air Traffic Control Recordings With Malaysian Jet

Earlier, when we commented in the abnormality in the flight path of flight MH-17 we said that "perhaps before coming to "certain" conclusion about the involvement of this rebel or that, the key questions one should ask before casting blame, is why did the pilot divert from his usual flight plan, why did he fly above restricted airspace, and just what, if any instructions, did Kiev air control give the pilot in the minutes before the tragic explosion?"

The simple answer would have come if Ukraine had merely released the Air Traffic Control recording from the tower and flight MH 17, something Malaysia did in the aftermath of the disappearance of flight MH 370, which at last check has still not been uncovered.

Jul 18 11:31

Malaysia Flight MH17 crash Ukraine compared to United 93 crash in Shanksville on 9/11

Huge difference from MH17 crash site to United 93 crash site in Shanksville on 9/11

Jul 18 11:17

U.S. is the Only Country Blaming Russia for MH17. Other Countries saying "Unclear Who shot it down" Ukraine Confiscated all Air Traffic Control Conversations with MH17

the U.S. is the only one that has been blaming Russia for the downing of MH17. No other country, including Germany, New Zealand, Netherlands, etc are blaming Russia. the U.S. sure is beating those war drums. I guess they don't like the fact that Russia does not plan on using the Petro dollar anymore.

Jul 18 11:16

Up to 108 AIDS researchers and activists dead, possibly targeted, in latest MH17 missile attack

Shockingly, up to 108 AIDS researchers and activists who were traveling aboard Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 on their way to Australia for the 20th annual AIDS conference may have been targeted, as some question what business the Malaysian government’s Rothschild sponsored airline is really in.

Jul 18 10:44

Putin: “I would like to note that this tragedy would not have occurred if there were peace in that country"

During a meeting with his top economic advisers on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin took the opportunity to argue that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 would not have been downed had there not been civil war in Ukraine — a conflict he has repeatedly pinned on the central government in Kiev.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: This tragedy would not have occurred if the US and EU had not overthrown the elected government if Ukraine last January and installed a Junta willing to wage war on their own people to enslave them to the private central banks!

Jul 18 10:44

Spanish Air Controller @ Kiev Borispol Airport: Ukraine Military Shot Down Boeing #MH17

This Kiev air traffic controller is a citizen of Spain and was working in the Ukraine. He was taken off duty as a civil air-traffic controller along with other foreigners immediately after a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine killing 295 passengers and crew on board.

The air traffic controller suggested in a private evaluation and basing it on military sources in Kiev, that the Ukrainian military was behind this shoot down. Radar records were immediately confiscated after it became clear a passenger jet was shot down.

Military air traffic controllers in internal communication acknowledged the military was involved, and some military chatter said they did not know where the order to shoot down the plane originated from.

Obviously it happened after a series of errors, since the very same plane was escorted by two Ukrainian fighter jets until 3 minutes before it disappeared from radar.

Jul 18 10:06

Jim Willie BOMBSHELL: It Has Begun- Germany to Break From US/UK, Join Russia/China Alliance!

Berlin is outraged by clear USGovt spying, and in process of conducting a Gold audit among their population. Germany is building motives to split from the Euro Monetary Union (common Euro currency) by forging stronger open ties with Russia & China.

Jul 18 09:58

Ukrainian Army with Surface to Air missiles near Donetsk on July 5th (see 0:50)

Here is a video from a few days ago showing UKR Army in the region in possession of SAM BUK.
They have been going crazy suggesting that Russian planes have crossed the border in the recent days and were working hard to shoot it down - a fact. There is a chance Ukrainians did it. They've done this before (look up 2001) they have showed how unprofessional they are.

Jul 18 09:57

Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed and called for an immediate cease-fire to allow for an unfettered investigation.

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"We'll have the FBI and NTSB look into this, after the great job they did on TWA 800 and MH370!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 18 09:38

Was MH17 Sabotaged By An Israeli Security Team At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport?

As the only non-European journalist to cover The Hague inquiry into the Amsterdam crash of El Al flight 1862 (October 1992), which destroyed a Biljmeer district apartment complex, I discovered many aspects of the Israeli security set-up at Schipol International Airport and the role of the Mossad intelligence agency in secret operations there, one of Europe’s business transport hubs. This same airport spy network is very likely involved in the recent crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over the Ukraine. . . .

. . . Once again, this time in the destruction of MH17, there is an Israeli-connected air crash with political ramifications involving Israeli strategic interests, inside Israel exactly when its military launches an invasion of Gaza and in troubled Ukraine, a supplier of military electronics to the IDF.

Jul 18 09:36

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to obtain non-NATO ally status, increase in transfer of military assets

Baku – APA. The U.S. Congress passed in two readings a Russian aggression prevention bill that provides major non-NATO ally status for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova (during the period in which each of such countries meets specified criteria) for purposes of the transfer or possible transfer of defense articles or defense services. The bill was submitted to the competent commission for being prepared for the final reading, APA reports, quoting the official website of the U.S. Congress.

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This means we are going to see a massive ratcheting up of war materials getting sent to Ukraine in order to quash Eastern separatists, but we have to look at the bigger picture here.

The US government (and, of course, the Federal Reserve) are terrified by the rising use of the ruble and the yuan in international financial trade. Unfortunately, between these pre-emptive wars, and the quantitative easing policies by the Federal Reserve, the US and its private central bank have almost destroyed the value of the US dollar completely, and have no one to blame but themselves.

And their "remedy" for this? Why, another illegal and immoral war, of course, this time against Russia and China to attempt to quash the rise of their currencies.

No matter what a lunatic idea this is, I can clearly see the stage being set for such a military attack. And what scares me about this is that the US and NATO do not have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against China and/or Russia.

Jul 18 09:08

MH17 flight path story changes AGAIN!

It appears it went further north than usual to skirt round large storms. I am sure of that and have it from my own source – a neutral aviation one.

Jul 18 09:04

New Information Provides New Questions About Malaysian Flight

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Only yesterday, I wrote an article entitled “6 Reasons To Question The Official Story Of The Malaysian Flight Over Ukraine” where, as the title suggests, I briefly discussed a number of reasons the story presented by Western media outlets blaming Ukrainian separatists and even the Russian government for shooting down the plane were both contradictory and dubious.

Now, on the day after the crash of the flight, more information has emerged regarding the details surrounding what actually brought the flight down. Yet, as is typical in international incidents, the Western press reports simply add more questions to the pile.

First, it is important to point out the deceptive nature of many of the Western reports so it can be demonstrated that the credibility of all future reports should be viewed as highly questionable...

Jul 18 09:01

Five Reasons The Situation in Eastern Ukraine is About to Become Much More Dangerous

Though this latest phase in the Ukraine crisis might seem like a repeat of recent events, this round is more dangerous for a number of reasons. Here are five of them.

This past week the mainstream coverage of the Ukrainian civil war has focused on Kiev's move to encircle Donetsk. However there are reports coming out of the east right now that indicate that the Ukrainian troops may have just walked into a trap. Specifically the separatists claim to have encircled western troops and have completely stalled their advance.

Jul 18 08:54

Did MH17 pilot divert INTO the danger zone? Aviation expert claims captain made last-minute change of course over Ukraine because he 'felt uncomfortable'

The pilot of MH17 radioed that he 'felt uncomfortable' about the route he was flying while over Ukraine and fatally altered his course to hostile territory, according to an expert.

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The corporate media is scrambling to explain why Malaysian Flight 17 flew well north of its normal course, and apparently have decided to dump the blame on the pilot, even though Maylasian Airlines is saying the pilot requested a higher altitude from Ukraine Air Traffic Control and were ordered to fly lower. This tells ut that the flight crew of MH17 were doing what ATC directed them to do.


In the age of the internet, the life-span of a government lie can be clocked with an egg timer!

Jul 18 08:49

Who shot down Maylasian Airlines flight 17?

Kiev
47% (881 votes)
The US
13% (251 votes)
Israel (as a distraction from Gaza invasion)
29% (541 votes)
Putin
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Space Aliens :)
8% (156 votes)
Total votes: 1861
Jul 18 08:47

Amenazan de muerte a un español en Ucrania por opinar sobre la crisis - Death threats to a Spanish review in Ukraine crisis

Expresar lo que uno opina sobre la crisis en Ucrania puede llevar incluso a un extranjero a verse obligado a huir de Kiev para salvar la vida. Es el caso de un controlador aéreo español que fue amenazado por partidarios del Maidán.

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Express what one thinks about the crisis in Ukraine can even lead to an alien to be forced to flee for their lives Kiev. It is the case of a Spanish air traffic controller who was threatened by supporters of the Maidan.

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This story in the Spanish language Russia Today, is a follow-up to yesterday's story about a Spanish Air Traffic Controller who tweeted that Kiev was behind the shot down of MH17 and that Kiev military forces had confiscated all the radar tapes in the area (shades of TWA 800!) The tweet was erased and there were a flood of counter-tweets insisting the story was a hoax and the man did not really exist. This story, which includes a video interview, confirms the man is real and that he was forced to flee for fear of his life.

Jul 18 08:41

Malaysia Airlines says requested higher flight plan

Malaysia Airlines filed a flight plan requesting to fly at 35,000 feet throughout Ukraine airspace but was instructed by Ukraine air traffic control to fly at 33,000 feet upon entry, it said in a statement late on Friday.

"MH17 filed a flight plan requesting to fly at 35,000 feet throughout Ukrainian airspace. This is close to the 'optimum' altitude," the airline said.

"However, an aircraft's altitude in flight is determined by air traffic control on the ground. Upon entering Ukrainian airspace, MH17 was instructed by Ukrainian air traffic control to fly at 33,000 feet."

Jul 18 08:33

US Makes Up Its Mind: "The Pro-Russian Separatists Did It, Although We Really Don't Know"

Sounding more and more like a Wall Street economist, it appears US intelligence has made up its mind that pro-Russian separatists shot down the Malaysian Airlines jet in Ukraine... but are not really sure... As WSJ reports, a U.S. official said there are “indicators” that Russian separatists fired the (BUK) SA-11 that took down the plane, but that officials have not reached a definitive conclusion. "There are still a lot of questions," the official said. So - put another way - they have no idea (but know what they would like the answer to be).

Jul 18 08:32

The Final Moments Of Flight MH-17: The Russian Side Of The Story

As reported earlier by RIA, the Russian Defense Ministry says it had intercepted the activity of a Ukrainian radar system on the day the Malaysian plane went down in eastern Ukraine, the ministry’s press service said Friday.

"Throughout the day on July 17, Russian means of radar surveillance intercepted the operation of the Buk-M1 battery’s Kupol radar station located in the region of the populated area of Styla [30 kilometers south of Donetsk]," the press service said in a statement.

“The technical capabilities of the Buk-M1 allow the exchange of data on air targets between batteries of one battalion. Thus, the launch of rockets could have also occurred from any of the batteries deployed in the populated area of Avdeevka [8 kilometers north of Donetsk] or from Gruzsko-Zoryanskoe [25 kilometers east of Donetsk],” the ministry said.

Jul 18 08:30

Blatant #FalseFlag: #Ukraine Missile Targeted #Putin’s Plane – Hit Malaysia #MH17 Instead!

THIS WAS A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO SHOOT DOWN THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PLANE CARRYING VLADIMIR PUTIN ON HIS WAY FROM THE LATIN AMERICAN VISIT. THIS COMES ON THE HEALS OF PUTIN’S SUCCESS IN PUSHING THROUGH THE CREATION OF THE BRICS BANK AS A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO THE ROTTEN US-LED IMF/WORLD BANK SYSTEM. PUTIN ALSO SIGNED VARIOUS MEGA-DEALS WITH MULTIPLE LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES. DISCUSSED WERE SECURITY AND COMMUNICATIONS DEALS THREATENING US GLOBAL DOMINANCE, INCLUDING THE RUSSIAN GLOBAL NAVIGATION GLONASS SYSTEM, TO RIVAL THE AMERICAN GPS.

Jul 18 08:15

Killing Russian Journalists in Ukraine is Organized Effort – Willy Wimmer

There is fear spreading through Europe of the specter of war, fuelled by aggressive war propaganda by the West in their attempt to demonize Russia. In Germany, for the first time, people do not trust their mass media. All over Europe appearing strange fascist parties. The blind drive by the US in pursuit of their geopolitical objectives in Europe and in Ukraine has placed the entire European continent in an unstable and extremely dangerous position.

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There is a good reason for the US to focus their war-making efforts on Europe. During WW2, the United States was the only industrialized nation to escape bombing. For twenty years after WW2, the rest of the world had to come to the United States to purchase the machine tools to rebuild their own industry, and of course, during that time, consumers in other countries had to buy industrially-produced goods from the United States as well. Together with the Breton-Woods agreement forcing the use of the dollar for all global trade, the United States made out like a bandit economically. But over the last 30 years, manufacturing in the United States has declined. At the end of WW2 there were thirty American companies manufacturing TV sets. Today there are none. Asian electronics rule the world. Asian and European cars outclass those produced in America.

The goal for the US Government in WW3 is not only to force the world back to the US dollar but to trigger wars in industrial regions that compete with US industries, to smash them and force the world back into a period of dependence on American manufacturing.

Jul 18 08:09

Judge Napolitano to Obama: Be Like Reagan on Downed Plane

This guy just jumped the Shark! Shame on you Nappy!IMHO you've come out of the closet!

President Barack Obama should go on national television and call Russian President Vladimir Putin a killer, much like President Ronald Reagan did in 1983 when Russians shot down a Korean airliner, says Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Jul 18 07:56

Bombshell! Proof That Malaysia Flight MH17 Was Diverted Over Ukraine War Zone!

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These so-called leaders of nations seem unable to realize that the dirty tricks that worked a half-century ago to steer the world into war cannot work in the age of the internet!

Jul 18 07:54

Ukraine's Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema confirms eastern rebels do NOt have BUK surface to air missile system.

The separatists were said to have seized the Buk after overrunning a Ukrainian military base.

However, Ukraine's Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema cast doubt on this, telling local media on Friday: "The military told the president after the passenger plane had been shot down that the terrorists did not possess our Buk missile systems."

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