I have received a number of questions from frustrated readers regarding what some think is a weak response to the accusations that Russia is responsible for downing the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine. We all know that, as Goebbels said (or was it Machiavelli? Not much difference really), so the lie would be believed, it has to be monstrous. Ukraine and US are the faithful students of Hitler, Goebbels and other fascists. They live by it.
Here is what one reader says: “It looks like Russia is losing the info war over the Malaysian plane, perhaps badly. Has Putin given any speeches about it? He could have said “The US pulled off a putsch, installed a government full of radicals who idolize the Nazis, and want Russian speakers expelled or treated like dirt. All as a means to harm Russia. Then they regularly flew fighter jets next to commercial planes on their bombing runs. So, even if the Nazi resistance army shot this plane, which is doubtful, the responsibility lies with those who control Kiev.” Not only did Putin need to say this, but the Russian government needed to buy ad space around the world for this. In Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and Berlin. You have seen some of the Anglo media; it is talking about a world war. Truth might have defeated the Nazis, but not before tens of millions died. I have read many who say that Russia or the separatist army must be guilty because of their responses.”
The above is a very reasonable and understandable reaction. See full comment by Paul and my complete response in the comment section of Prediction re. Germany Joining China and Russia Alliance, including my explanation that Ukraine is the shadow side of Russia (which is meant in a spiritual sense). Generally, I recommend early readers return later to previous articles, because I oftentimes post additional explanations and discussions in the comment section in response to the interesting reader questions. I may include details or angles that didn’t make it into the main article, which substantially enriches and furthers the understanding.
“The responsibility lies with those who control Kiev.” I can assure you all that Putin has been saying these same words all along; so does the Russian Defence Ministry, which is apparent from videos below. Apparently, no one ever quotes Putin, except RT. Must be because he is so insignificant and unimportant, just like the president of Gana, you know. This is called information vacuum. People like my readers and myself – we don’t go to MSM for news since we know they will present a twisted or deliberately distorted picture of the world. We go where we can find the truth. But the majority listens to CNN and reads the usual. So, their picture is distorted.
Besides, in any commentary, be it on YouTube or newspapers, there are TOO MANY trolls. Many are paid Kiev/US trolls, who may operate from Ukraine, Russia, US or Canada. They have invaded the entire cyberspace. Much of the commentary out there is from trolls, or from those who are pathological haters of Russia. Don’t expect either of these to reform. Problem is – they are infecting a lot of others who sway with the wind as they have no backbone or reason.
This reader’s suggestions about taking out ad space are very reasonable. Perhaps Russian decision-makers will read these articles and comments, and will take that into account. Well, Washington Post apparently reads my articles as they have quoted me… and misspelled my name (separate story, which is also coming up). So, perhaps Russians are also reading this. Let’s hope they heed the above practical advice!
Russia is restrained because they are waiting for the Malaysian crash commission to start working, and to make their own conclusions. Because, if said commission is even remotely unbiased, there can only be one conclusion: Kiev shot down the poor Malaysian airplane.
The last I’ve heard, the Kiev junta is keeping the investigative commission in Kiev, where they have to sit and ‘negotiate’. Negotiate what exactly? One would think that every day is precious in such circumstances. The investigators still have not arrived to the site of the catastrophe. The PM of the Donetsk Republic, Alexander Borodai, announced that they recovered 8 or more of what looks like black boxes and they are being kept safe until the international investigative commission arrives; they will not give them to Kiev for fear Kiev will temper with evidence. Borodai said that they will demand that EU investigators sign for the black boxes and confirm that they were received intact. Video: A. Borodai says: Черные ящики будут переданы только экспертам из ИКАО – Black boxes will only be given to the international expert commission.
He sounded very frustrated that Kiev is practically keeping investigators hostage, essentially preventing them from reaching the site of the crash. Looks like Kiev is trying to sabotage and delay investigation. It is conceivable that Kiev is using the delay, to try to remove any incriminating evidence and erase clues. It appears the Kiev military is also moving the BUK systems away from where they were located so the observers can’t confirm BUKs were actually there during the shooting of the plane. A BUK missile launched from the Ukraine military position near Donetsk is what the Russian Defence Ministry believes brought down the airplane.
I have to say that the appearance here is that the criminals are getting away with murder – mass murder, to be exact. I understand everyone’s frustration. But you know what, I actually believe in the Europeans’ common sense and reason. They are scared of the US, but not fooled. Long term this works against US/Kiev. I also think Putin sees that, too.
Below is Putin’s latest speech, where he again reconfirms Kiev’s responsiblity for the tragedy.
My translation: “In regards to the terrible events that happened in the sky above Donetsk, I want to one more time tell everyone what we in Russia think about it. More than once we called on all sides to immediately stop bloodshed and sit down to negotiate. I can confidently say that if on June 27 the military operation in the east of Ukraine wasn’t renewed (he refers to the fact that president-elect Poroshenko gave order to renew punitive military op against Donbass despite his promise to extend the cease-fire – LR) this tragedy wouldn’t have happened. At the same time, no one has the right to take advantage of this tragedy to further their unsavory political aims. Events such as these should unite people, not further divide them. All who are in charge in Kiev must finally recognize their responsibility towards the people of their own country and towards those countries whose citizens became victims of this catastrophe. Everything must be done to ensure the security of the investigators who will be working at the site. The representatives of Donetsk, Kiev, and experts from Malaysia already work there. But this isn’t enough. The work must be done by the fully formed commission consisting of the international investigators. Everything must be done to ensure they can work without any risk to their lives. Humanitarian corridors must be provided. On our part, Russia will do everything in her power so that the present conflict in Ukraine transitioned from its military phase into a phase of exclusively peaceful negotiations.”
More videos and links below:
1. Игорь Коротченко: Украина ведёт масштабную информационную войну 20 07 2014 – Russian National Defence magazine editor Igor Korotchenko (Ukrainian name, by the way – LR): Ukraine is conducting a full-scale info war against Russia.
2. Украинский конфликт мешает расследованию крушения Boeing 777 – Ukrainian conflict gets in the way of the investigation. Some live footage from the site.
3. Meantime, the war rages – Video: representative of the OSCE commission in Lugansk says: “I have confirmed that Ukraine army bombs exclusively peaceful targets. They bomb homes, schools, hospitals. These people didn’t do anything, they just lived here. And that’s what they get?” Woman speaking in the midst of ruins: “They told us Ukraine army came here to defend us. This is defending?” Watch this self-explanatory video.
4. Latest gruesome footage from the site: Boeing 777 – последняя информация с места катастрофы 21 07 2014. Translation: Bodies loaded into refrigerated train cars to be taken to the town of Forez with further transfer probably to Kharkov. Dutch delegation arrived to the crash site. The entire site is being closely patrolled by the Donetsk Republic’s self-defence units. Their task is to provide safety and to prevent any provocations by the Kiev junta/ Ukraine nazis/ private mercenary army of oligarch Kolomoysky.
5. Russian Defence Ministry’s 10 questions to Kiev re. Malaysian plane catastrophe. This video only lists 4 questions unfortunately, but the entire list was 10.
To me the main question to ask is this: For what purpose did Kiev make the plane deviate from its course into the war zone? This is the key point: only Kiev had authority and opportunity to do that! ONLY KIEV!
Let me remind what I said previously: this is not the first time Ukraine shoots down civilian aircraft. 13 years ago, in 2001, a Ukraine missile shot down a commercial jet from the Russian Sibir airline, en route to Turkey. Over 80 people died. Ukraine denied its responsibility and only admitted it after Russia presented irrefutable evidence of their missile involvement.
But if the 2001 tragedy could have been a sloppy mistake by the poorly trained Ukraine military, the 2014 Malaysia plane downing is a result of a malicious premeditation.
It has become known that several hours before the tragedy, Ukrainian MSM started suddenly reporting that Donetsk self-defence army possessed and operated the BUK systems, something everyone knew was untrue since the BUK is a very sophisticated mobile rocket launch system requiring a well-trained and coordinated crew. Even IF self-defence took any BUK systems as trophies from the Kiev troops, they wouldn’t know how to operate them. However, this disinfo was necessary to prepare the public for what was to happen a few hours later, namely, the downing of a plane with a missile launched from a BUK, to be blamed on Donbass Republic’s self-defence.
Read the follow-up article: Urgent: Fast Track to WWIII? “USA’s Goal Is to Overturn Putin.”
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I had to post this video and translation, so more people in the West could see what’s really going on in #Donbass (#Donetsk, #Lugansk, #Slavyansk, #Kramatorsk). It also shows the real face of the “democratic government” in #Kiev, #Ukraine. The video is in Russian and I recommend you watch it. The footage is self-explanatory. You can also find an internet translator service for a full translation. I have translated the main highlights so it’s easier to follow.
0.10: “The Kiev military bombed #Kramatorsk overnight again. Residential quarters targeted, 10 people killed. Semyonovka, near Slavyansk: innocent people die every day. Hospitals are overflowing with wounded. Doctor: More wounded women than men. We had some children who died. Wounded coming in all the time.”
1:04: Elderly wounded woman, speaking in Ukrainian: “I now know what “European values” look like – like bombs coming down on our heads. I am a separatist and terrorist, according to them.”
1:20: Woman, tearfully: ” “We had a peaceful city, beautiful – city we love. Look what they have done to it! They destroyed it and they are trying to destroy us. But we won’t leave our home no matter how they try to chase us out.”
1:33 Woman, crying: “Help us, we are begging the whole world for help!”
1:43 Every day, residents are clearing out the city from the bombing debris. Women: “They bomb us every day.” “I don’t know how to survive all this. Very scared.”
2:16 Destroyed golden-domed church. The sacred icon’s glass broke, but the icon is intact, despite all the destruction around it.
2:27 Saying goodbye to the local nurse killed during a bombing, as well as other killed residents.
3:06 #Semyonovka bombed with UN banned chemical weapon – phosphorus bombs.
3:40 Accredited Russian journalists from the Zvezda TV channel were kidnapped a few days ago in Dnepropetrovsk and severely beaten by Ukraine authorities, who demanded $200,000 for their return. The journalists were later freed and taken to a hospital in Moscow with severe injuries: one has ruptured ear drum, both – severe hematomas all over their bodies.
4:47 Report about intimidation and driving out of Ukraine of a young fledgling singer, Daria Gromova, 21. She is the daughter of one of the Lugansk activists. Ukraine TV and press did reports on her, which resulted in an intimidation campaign. They said that “the daughter of the Donbass terrorist boss is on a tour of Europe paid for by the Ukraine taxpayer.” Daria says it’s a lie. After that, Daria received multiple death threats and was forced to flee to Russia, where she is trying to get a refugee status. Her father stayed behind in Lugansk and she is very worried about him. Daria: we live very modestly, I never went to any big tours and I don’t lead a glamorous life. I worked since I was 16 to help my parents; I sing in restaurants. I did win an amateur competition once based on Ukrainian TV voters choice, and the prize was a short trip to Paris.
Officially, there are presently 100,000 Ukraine refugees in Russia. Many families are torn apart as husbands, fathers, grandparents stay behind as women and children flee. The real number is much higher; many people don’t go through official channels and simply leave on their own to stay with relatives and friends. Many are trying to obtain Russian citizenship. Overall, there are at least 5-6 million Ukrainians presently living and working as guest workers in Russia. Ukraine is getting progressively emptier.
As they used to joke in Odessa – a dark kind of humor:
A sign at the train station reads: “The last person leaving, please turn off the lights.”