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…
Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was apparently bound from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday evening and was said to have ‘disappeared’ from radar prior to crashing near the settlement of Grabovo, in Eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, with the deaths of all 298 members on the plane, after it was originally stated the count was 295.
The human tragedy is incomprehensible, and a very sad ordeal for the victims families. The potential damage doesn’t end there, however, as Washington and its allies are working overtime to try and establish guilt in the court of public opinion. It’s the type of pretext event which could easily spiral geopolitical rivals further towards a military confrontation in the short term.
IMAGE: A section of MH17 fuselage on the ground is but one key identifiable piece found in perfect condition, no burn marks or impact damage – without a scratch (Photo: Mashable)
Initial western media reports have suggested that the 777 Boeing was shot down by a SAM missile unit, leading Western governments and heavy-handed media outlets to hastily blame pro-Russian separatists for the incident without producing any real evidence.
The sudden tragic end to MH17, has had a fiery backdrop provided by other regions of the world as well, as Israel has engaged in a ground invasion of Gaza, while Iraq has been wrought with manufactured terror for months, both of which are undoubtedly political factors contributing to the polarization of the MH17 incident.
There seems to be a heavy bias within media reports concerning the ‘doomed’ flight, prompting Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov, to lambaste the West for drawing such a quick conclusion, without any verifiable evidence, as told to RT news:
“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 stated.
“It seems to me that this is part of information warfare which has been started against the Russian Federation and armed forces.”
He also added, “As for me, I don’t want to use this opportunity to blame anybody. I would just like to raise few questions for my colleagues from the armed forces of Ukraine,” Antonov said.
“I hope they try to answer the questions, it will be a good opportunity for us to realize where we are, whether there is a possibility for us to restart cooperation and to find who is really responsible for the tragedy.”
It should also be mentioned that Putin condemned the apparent plane attack when it was first announced, calling for a ceasefire between what Washington refers to as ‘pro-Russian separatist’ rebels and Kiev’s Western-backed Ukrainian armed forces in the wake of MH17′s downing – the third such ceasefire proposal which Washington has worked hard to undermine, preferring to politically and financially fuel the Ukrainian civil war from the outside.
IMAGE: ‘Burning evidence’ – The MH17 crash site near Grabovo in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. MH17 was apparently downed on the anniversary of TWA flight 800. While officials have stated that Flight 800 was downed in the Atlantic Ocean because of a feul tank explosion in 1996, many critics have doubted those claims stating that the plane was shot down due to the forensic evidence compiled. (Photo channelnewsasia.com)
Many will debate the cause of the MH17′s demise, as there are many anomalies surrounding this incident, as critics have already begun to question the crash itself, something of which we’ll look into a bit later, but before we do, one should examine those who are most likely to carry out such a dark event, via their access to air-defense equipment.
The 21WIRE’s own Andrew McKillop, weighed in on this very idea in his article entitled, “FLIGHT MH17 – KIEV FLASH MOB’S LAST FALSE FLAG?”:
“While there is no certainty the pro-Russian rebels hold advanced SAM air defence weapons, they are certainly in the hands of the Kiev flash mob government, alongside the advanced AAM weapons they also “inherited” from the elected government they overthrew. The onus of military proof is stacked against Kiev, leaving only the question of political motive or motives for the incident.”
Relevant Background History
Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 was shot down over the Black Sea in October of 2001 by the Ukrainian military in a flight traveling from Tel Aviv to Russia. It was first reported that Russian forces had been responsible for the areonuatical disaster, but the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) stated that the incident was caused by a surface-to-air missile strike by the Ukrainian military following a more lengthy investigation.
US intelligence has claimed that Russia supplied the air-defense system but history tells a different tale. There was said to be at least three cargo planes shot down this week by Ukrainian forces and according to Anton Lavrov, an independent aviation analyst and noted military expert, Ukraine has held many air-defense systems since Soviet times, outlining a trail of money leading back to the United States government, revealing its foreign policy blow-back:
“Ukraine has had many portable air-defense systems since Soviet times. They were even disposing of them with the help of U.S. money.”
Washington’s World War via Social Media
So what about reports suggesting Russia supplied the armaments used to allegedly shoot down MH17?
United States intelligence has been busy trying to ‘build’ a case against Russia in the aftermath of MH17 and have suggested that the SAM defense system allegedly used to shoot down MH17 was brought back to Russia.
Western media has been busy, heavily pressing on the unverified conversations released on YouTube allegedly depicting a ‘BUK’ SAM missile system for 5 seconds – with no verification of where or when the brief video clip originated, but that hasn’t stopped ever major US media and radio program from stating that this somehow constitutes a closed case.
The other ‘evidence’ US media is holding up is an unconfirmed Tweet from ‘rebels’ boasting about shooting down a passenger airliner. The distortion through various social media over MH17, seems reminiscent of Secretary of State John Kerry‘s ‘open source evidence’ in Syria, allegedly showing young victims of chemical warfare – later we learned these videos had been fabricated to justify Washington’s war ambitions with Syria.
According to military analyst at the Institute for Political and Military Analysis, Alexander Khramchikhin, Ukrainian’s were the ones with ability to down the aircraft from weapons procured from Ukrainian bases after their change in government.
The following quotes are from a recent interview that Khramchikhin had with The Moscow Times:
“The only reason Russia would supply armaments to insurgents now is get rid of its own scrap metal,” continuing he added, “The proof that the Ukrainian authorities presented is laughable. It is aimed at a Ukrainian public that does not care about evidence.”
MH17 has followed the unprecedented and highly controversial disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 back in March. Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 was said to have disappeared from the sky in the early hours of Saturday, March 8th, 2014, subsequently over at 35,000 feet heading in a flight bound for Beijing.
The flight was carrying some 227 passengers and 12 crew members and had its flight path redirected, triggering many theories, as evidence suggested the flight had been deliberately taken off course and possibly landed.
Many aeronautical experts agreed that the MH370′s apparent vanishing did indeed defy logic as it was ‘highly unusual’ if not outright unprecedented – at that altitude.
During the wave of MH370 reports in March, I outlined the many systems in place used to track the whereabouts of a Boeing 777 at all times, making the false reports by satellites very questionable:
“Rolls Royce and Malaysian Airlines are said to have a partnership that requires the engine to transmit live data to its global engine health monitoring center in Derby, UK every 30 minutes. Investigators are said to have used the ACARS information uploaded to the engine maker.”
Additionally, we learned about the controversial on board device known as the Boeing Uninterruptible Autopilot (Fly-By-Wire remote control) that has supposedly been equipped in all Boeing planes since 1995, according to Field McConnell, a retired 35 year Delta pilot,
“This information was apparently not released until March of 2007, following a subsequent lawsuit by McConnell. The modification was reported to the FAA, NTSB and ALPA (airline pilots association). According to McConnell’s documents, Boeing is said to have stated that by end of 2009 all Boeing planes would be fitted with the BUAP – making them impossible to manually hijack within the plane but susceptible to remote control by the military, according the flight veteran.”
MH17 Was Diverted For Explosion
So what could account for the lapse in radar systems just before MH17 crashed?
According to a YouTube report by POTRBLOG, there was evidence that military craft had been deployed in the area, which would reveal what could have provided the radar coverage, corroborating other accounts by Spanish air traffic control, that fighter jets were nearby the passenger plane before it was downed.
There are other pressing questions that need to be answered, as it has been confirmed by Malaysia Airlines itself, that Kiev-based Ukrainian air controllers had requested that MH17 lower its altitude just before the plane’s demise.
Add to this, the fact that this MH17 passenger jet was redirected so it would fly directly through a war-zone where a number of planes and helicopters had apparently been shot down over the last three weeks.
If indeed a SAM ground missile system was used in the downing of MH17, then it would have required assistance in the form of radar guidance – a capability not even remotely known to be in the hands of rebels in Eastern Ukraine, but was certainly in the possession of NATO-backed Defense Ministry in Kiev.
The report below details a substance used by military planes to obscure an aircraft from radar and radar guided missiles called ‘Chaff’…
Incredibly, this is the ‘evidence’ being touted by Washington and their friends in Kiev, that Russia is to blame for the downing of MH17, a 5 second YouTube video depicting with what appears to be a ‘BUK’ SAM defense system in transit on the back of a truck.
Despite US corporate media reporters’ (like CNN’s Andersen Cooper yesterday) insistence that ‘a missile is missing’, there is zero evidence to even suggest that it was used, let alone, used in this explosion…
Overwhelming Evidence Points to a Staged Event
On many fronts the official narrative of this story is being challenged, as military involvement would more likely indicate Ukrainian forces or those in support of them, with their easy access to air-defense weapons and given the vitriolic cries condemning the Russian’s before all the evidence has properly reviewed, it creates a clearer picture that the West is backing this highly propagandized witch-hunt – further exposing their role in the destabilization of Ukraine and continued the frame-up of Russia.
Here’s the alleged raw footage of the downed MH17 airliner…
In conjunction with the geopolitical side of the MH17 event there was other odd evidence that seemed to defy logic. Below are a series of photographs depicting passports in perfectly mint condition, intact belongings found at, or near the crash site, and a flight radar screen shot showing that Flight MH17 was actually canceled…
IMAGE: ‘Strange evidence’ – 60-year-old Dutch psychologist Jolette Nuesink’s passport was found at the crash site in near mint condition along with dozens of others also in pristine shape. There will be many more passenger stories and photos to hook the public on the official narrative of the incident but you should be looking at the forensic evidence and the geopolitical ramifications (Photo smh.com)
How was it possible for these passports to be in such great condition at the crash site following such a large explosion?
IMAGE: ‘Planting passports?’ – Again here we see the gathering of passports near the MH17 crash site, notice they don’t have scratch on them. There were eyewitness report seeing charred bodies falling from the sky, raising more questions about the items that avoided being burned up at the crash scene
IMAGE: ‘Without damage’ – Suspiciously, there were dozens of passports reportedly found at or near the MH17 wreckage, a crime scene reminiscent of the flight 93 crash site on 9/11, another scene mired in distortion that somehow produced near perfect passports after an apparent downed airliner during the questionable events that day (Photo news.com)
IMAGE: Faked? ‘A staged production’ – luggage and belongings seemingly untouched after the allegedly downed airliner, complete with an ‘I Love Amsterdam’ T-shirt splayed out for maximum effect (Photo thepositivevibe.com)
IMAGE: ‘Shedding light on the mystery of MH17′ – Here is an apparent screen shot from Flightradar24 that shockingly shows that the doomed Malaysian flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, MH17 was canceled (Photo flightradar24.com)
Above is a direct link to Flightradar24 for those who doubt the authenticity of the photo. Was this a glitch, or is the information on the site accurate? If nothing else, this is another bizarre finding in the case of MH17.
In a bizarre twist, early on in this story, AOL reported how a pro-Russia commander in eastern Ukraine, named Igor Girkin, has stated that he felt the bodies near the crash site appeared to be dead for days:
“A significant number of the bodies weren’t fresh,” suggesting that the bodies may have been tampered with as they were said to have been drained of blood and reeked of decomposition.
One can’t help but to connect the downed MH17 and the still as yet to be explained disappearance of MH370, comments like Girkin’s only add fuel to that fire.
Only time will tell if the two flights are related in some way, or whether it was shot down or there was a bomb onboard but this highly theatrical event is seemingly meant to punish Russia, just as Syria’s government was similarly punished with false chemical weapons allegations last year.
Washington is now openly leveraging their own predetermined conclusions in order to push through yet more sanctions against Russia, as well as isolate Russia on the world diplomatic stage.
A number geopolitical commentators have already pointed out that Washington and their NATO allies’ chief objective through this entire Ukrainian Civil War is not only to expand the EU and NATO eastward (as is both their public policy objectives), more urgently – to push Russia far enough back that another move can be made towards Syria by defense planners in Washington.
Keep a watchful eye as more details are sure to pour out of this incredible story…
Shawn Helton, 21stCentury Wire