Within minutes of the crash of MH-17, the U.S. government and the Western media pinned the responsibility Russia, long before
investigators had time to even arrive at the scene, much less provide any actual conclusions.
The geopolitical implications of this event are immense. Depending on how much mileage Washington can get out of it, the downing of flight MH-17 could end up being pivotal.
Anyone who knows their history, knows that media coverage of events like these often lay the psychological groundwork for war.
So who was REALLY responsible for the downing of flight MH-17? First let’s start by asking some obvious questions.
Why was flight MH-17 routed over directly over a War Zone? This was not its normal flight path. In fact, it was 300 miles off course. Normally, planes this flight path is significantly further south. The decision to allow MH17 to fly over Donetsk was the
decision of the authorities in Kiev.
To fully understand the implications of this decision, we have to realize that for the past month and a half, Eastern Ukraine has been an Active War Zone.
In THIS context, Kiev’s decision to route a civilian airliner 300 miles north of its normal flight path, putting it directly over an Active War Zone – a War Zone where they, themselves were the primary aggressor, wasn’t just stupid – it was CRIMINAL.
Remember, the guys in Kiev are the US-EU puppets, installed last Spring.
Eastern Ukraine became a War Zone because they held referendum to declare their independence from the Western-installed government in Kiev. They had a massive voter turn-out (much higher, in fact than the official elections that Washington endorsed).
Kiev responded by attempting to bomb them into submission. The so called “international community” has just stood by and watched.
So let’s tread carefully and just ask a few more questions that these so-called journalists in the mainstream media are neglecting to ask. For example: Why hasn’t the US government released its satellite pictures of the area right after the event?
Russia has released many satellite images. These first two images (seen in the video, above) are dated July 14, and according to Russia they show Buk missile launch systems located about 8 kilometers northwest of the city of Lugansk (an area under the control of the Western-backed Ukrainian military).
The next two images were taken on July 17th. The first one shows that the Ukrainian military’s Buk systems are no longer in their previous position, and the last image shows them in a new position 5 kilometers north of Donetsk.
Washington has not responded to this information, and interestingly has lowered its tone since.
On July 21 Russia also released a radar image showing what they claimed to be an SU-27 fighter jet in close proximity to flight MH17. Ukraine had previously denied that there were any military aircraft near MH-17, but they then reversed their story and said that the SU-27 was “escorting” the flight.
Investigative journalist Robert Parry, who’s best known for his work exposing the Iran Contra scandal in the 1980s has published an article stating that one of his trusted sources has informed him that “US intelligence agencies do have detailed
satellite images of the likely missile battery that launched the fateful missile, but the battery appears to have been under the control of Ukrainian government troops dressed in what look like Ukrainian uniforms.”
Does this mean that we should just take Robert Parry and his source at their word? No, of course not.
But by the same token, why is the Western media taking the US government’s word at face value without demanding evidence?
Washington is a den of pathological liars. Their word is less than worthless, and it certainly doesn’t count as proof. Robert Parry’s account, on the other hand is validated by the satellite images released by Russia, and like it or not, this is the strongest evidence that has been released so far.
If Washington actually had evidence to support their case, don’t you think they would have released it by now?
You might be thinking, “If any of this is true, why on Earth would the US go out of their way to target Russia like this? This is really extreme.” Might it have something to do with the fact that just this month, the BRICS nations met and put together an international development bank specifically designed to rival the World Bank and the IMF? Could it be because Russia is now openly pushing for the de-dollarization of international trade?
Russia poses a threat to the dollar. That’s all the motive the US government has ever needed.