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Today is the second anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and we still do not know the explanation.

Washington and its European vassal politicians and media instantly politicized the event: The Russians did it. End of story. After 15 months of heavy anti-Russian propaganda had imprinted the message on peoples’ minds, the Dutch Safety Board issued its inconclusive report.

By then, it was irrelevant what the report said. Everyone already knew that “the Russians did it.”

I remember when pre-trial media accusations resulted in dismissed cases. Anyone declared guilty prior to presentation of evidence and conviction was considered to have been convicted in advance and unable to receive a fair trail. Such cases were dismissed by judges.

Washington’s story never made any sense. Neither Russia nor the separatists in the Donetsk region had any reason to shoot down a Malaysian airliner. In contrast Washington had enormous incentives as Washington’s propaganda machine could place the blame on Russia and use the incident to compel European governments to accept Washington’s sanctions placed on Russia.

It worked for Washington. Washington successfully used the incident to wreck Europe’s political and economic relationships with Russia.

Four months into the anti-Russian propaganda campaign, a website called Bellingcat, claiming to be an open source site for citizen journalists, but which could be a MI-5, MI-6, or CIA front, issued a report that the Buk missile was fired by a Russian unit, the 53rd Buk Brigade, based in the Russian city of Kursk. This allegation exposed the propaganda for what it is.

Whereas it is possible that separatists unfamiliar with the Buk weapon system could accidentally shoot down a civilian airliner, it is not possible for a Russian military unit to make such a mistake.

Moreover, it is unclear why separatists or the Ukrainian government would have any reason to use Buk missiles in their conflict. The separatists have no air force. The Ukrainians attack the separatists at ground level with ground attack aircraft and helicopters, not with high altitude bombing. The Buk missile is a high altitude missile. The only way the separatists could have acquired Buk missiles is by overrunning and capturing Ukrainian positions that for unfathomed reasons had deployed Buk missiles.

It seems to me that if a Buk missile was present in the conflict area, it was moved there for a reason unrelated to the conflict.

A European air traffic controller said that MH-17 and the airliner carrying Russian President Vladimir Putin were initially on the same course. Possibly Washington and its vassal in Kiev thought MH-17 was Putin’s plane and destroyed the Malaysian flight by mistake.

In order to avoid the consequences of such a provocation, the Russian government would deny that Putin’s plane was on a similar course.

ORDER IT NOW

Even the Western presstitute media reports that separatists found the Malaysian airliner’s recorders, or black boxes, and turned them over to the investigation and that the recorders had not been tampered with. If the separatists were responsible for the attack, why would they hand over evidence against themselves?

Why does Kiev refuse to release the communications between Ukrainian air traffic control and MH-17? Why was a civilian airliner routed over a combat zone? The Dutch report does not answer these questions. Washington prevented all answers that conflict with its propaganda.

Only Washington, whose presstitutes can be relied on to control the explanations for Washington, and Washington’s vassal in Kiev had anything to gain from downing the airliner. Whether intentional or an accident, the downing of MH-17 was used to blacken Russia and to convince the EU to go along with Washington’s economic sanctions and military moves against Russia.

As the Romans always asked: “Who benefits?” The answer to that question tells you who did it.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: American Media, MH 17, Russia, Ukraine 
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  1. dearieme says:

    “it is not possible for a Russian military unit to make such a mistake”: that’s an absurd exaggeration. You might as well say it is not possible for an American naval unit to make such a mistake: but they did, and shot down an Iranian airliner.

    • Replies: @mikh
  2. mikh says:
    @dearieme

    They did, but not by mistake. It was a calculated mass murder for which they never apologised and the Captain even got a medal for it.

  3. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The author misses the fact that the Ukrainians had lost large transport planes to anti-aircraft missiles in the weeks leading up to this event. They were ALL shot down with missiles, not gunfire. The BUK is an all levels system that maxes out just over the 36,000 feet that the plane was flying at. Had it been even 2,000 feet higher, it would not have been hit at all. Radio chatter from the sepratists even confirmed that they were looking for soldiers in the wreckage and were only finding civilian bodies. THAT was when the cover-up started. THAT is why the West went crazy. While it was bad enough that the plane was shot down, there would have been less outrage if it was called for what it was, a case of unfortunate miss-identification. Hiding the launcher, fabricating an air to air attack by a Ukrainian fighter all PROVED that there was something to hide. Further, it confirmed that Russia was providing weapons systems and expertise to the Ukrainian rebels, helping to split the couintry so that it could not become part of NATO. Remember that bit? The Ukrainina government WANTED to be part of NATO, something that the Russians could never allow.

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