What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

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Posted on 20th July 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Written by Ron Paul

Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern 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. President Obama held a press conference to claim – even before an investigation – that it was pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible. His ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, did the same at the UN Security Council – just one day after the crash!

While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event, there are a few things they will not report.

They will not report that the crisis in Ukraine started late last year, when the EU and US overthrew the elected Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych. Without US-sponsored “regime change,” it is unlikely that hundreds would have been killed in the unrest that followed. Nor would the Malaysian Airlines crash have happened.

The media has reported that the plane must have been shot down by Russian forces or Russian-backed separatists, because the missile that reportedly brought down the plane was Russian made. But they will not report that the Ukrainian government also uses the exact same Russian-made weapons.

They will not report that the post-coup government in Kiev has, according to OSCE monitors, killed 250 people in the breakaway Lugansk region since June, including 20 killed as government forces bombed the city center the day after the plane crash! Most of these are civilians and together they roughly equal the number killed in the plane crash. By contrast, Russia has killed no one in Ukraine, and the separatists have struck largely military, not civilian, targets.

They will not report that the US has strongly backed the Ukrainian government in these attacks on civilians, which a State Department spokeswoman called “measured and moderate.”

They will not report that neither Russia nor the separatists in eastern Ukraine have anything to gain but everything to lose by shooting down a passenger liner full of civilians.

They will not report that the Ukrainian government has much to gain by pinning the attack on Russia, and that the Ukrainian prime minister has already expressed his pleasure that Russia is being blamed for the attack.

They will not report that the missile that apparently shot down the plane was from a sophisticated surface-to-air missile system that requires a good deal of training that the separatists do not have.

They will not report that the separatists in eastern Ukraine have inflicted considerable losses on the Ukrainian government in the week before the plane was downed.

They will not report how similar this is to last summer’s US claim that the Assad government in Syria had used poison gas against civilians in Ghouta. Assad was also gaining the upper hand in his struggle with US-backed rebels and the US claimed that the attack came from Syrian government positions. Then, US claims led us to the brink of another war in the Middle East. At the last minute public opposition forced Obama to back down – and we have learned since then that US claims about the gas attack were false.

Of course it is entirely possible that the Obama administration and the US media has it right this time, and Russia or the separatists in eastern Ukraine either purposely or inadvertently shot down this aircraft. The real point is, it’s very difficult to get accurate information so everybody engages in propaganda. At this point it would be unwise to say the Russians did it, the Ukrainian government did it, or the rebels did it. Is it so hard to simply demand a real investigation?

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4 Comments
  1. AWD says:

    Once again, the only person telling the truth is Ron Paul. God bless him…

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    20th July 2014 at 8:15 pm

  2. IraK, reflecting on Ron Paul, apes, and us, says:

    Ron Paul thinks different than most pf us, including the MSM and our government. He’s out of touch.
    The former Congressman is logical and rational in times when most Americans think and act like the apes at the beginning of “2001, A Space Odyssey.”
    Emotion, ranting, blaming, and threatening are the accepted way of thought and action these days.
    Ignore Ron Paul who’s a reactionary with an out-of-date mind and mental process.

    20th July 2014 at 8:43 pm

  3. GilbertS says:

    I keep seeing news reports that only Russians could have launched that missile.

    I can’t believe that-the Ukrainian military is a conscript force (at least it was when I was there) using Russian/Soviet-made equipment. I can’t believe the Ukrainian rebels couldn’t find any Ukrainians with military service on current-issue Ukrainian air defense weapons. Their air defense equipment has been around for a long time, having been originally developed in the 1970s, so I doubt it is entirely alien to them.

    21st July 2014 at 9:21 am

  4. Hagar says:

    These days I tend to believe just the opposite of what the MSM reports.

    21st July 2014 at 3:58 pm

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