Whenever a major event happens in the world I ask myself who benefits from the event. Maybe the shooting down of flight MH17 was a tragic mistake. But, I doubt it.
The facts are that the Ukrainian Nazis who were put in place by the United States after the American engineered overthrow of a democratically elected leader are losing the battle with pro-Russian separatists. It is fascinating how the American MSM has ignored the slaughter of innocent women and children by the Ukrainian Nazis who have been shelling cities across the eastern Ukraine. Why are the 300 dead passengers on a plane more important than the the hundreds of innocent victims slaughtered by the Ukrainian government?
If you are losing a civil war to Russian backed forces, how do you turn the tide? Get world opinion on your side and convince NATO and the U.S. to commit forces, weapons and money to support you. How do you do it? Direct an airliner over territory where it can be shot down only by highly sophisticated weapons that you possess, shoot it down, roll out fake youtubes within two hours of the disaster, and have your NATO and American allies use their MSM propaganda machines to blame Russia for the tragedy.
This has the dual benefit of distracting the American public from the border disaster caused by Obama, the ongoing economic recession, the Obamacare clusterfuck, and Israel’s invasion of Gaza and slaughter of women and children. When domestic issues are overwhelming a president, an international crisis is a great distraction.
The separatists are winning the civil war. Does shooting down of a commercial airliner benefit them?
The Russians control the natural gas flow through the Ukraine to Europe. They hold all the economic cards. Does shooting down of a commercial airliner benefit them?
The American backed Ukrainian Nazis are broke, losing a civil war, and owe Russia billions for gas. Does shooting down a commercial airliner and blaming Russia benefit them?
You bet your ass it does.
Ukraine Possessed the Type of Missile System Which Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17
Submitted by George Washington on 07/21/2014 02:32 -0400
Ron Paul writes:
While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the [plane crash in Ukraine], there are a few things they will not report.
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.
He’s right …
The American government and media are loudly proclaiming that it must have been the Russian loyalists within Ukraine who shot down the plane because they possessed the type of missile used in the attack: SA-11 missiles fired from a Buk missile system.
Of course, the Ukrainians possess them as well.
As the Council on Foreign Relations notes:
All three regional actors—Russia, pro-Russian rebels of the “Donetsk People’s Republic,” and the Ukrainian government—had access or potential access to this weapons platform.
Reuters points out:
As Russia and Ukraine trade blame over the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, they appear to agree on one thing: the type of Soviet-era missile that brought it down.
But if an SA-11 Buk missile, known as “Gadfly” in NATO, struck the aircraft and killed all 298 on board, that won’t solve the mystery of who did it: Russia, Ukraine and Russian-speaking rebels have all claimed the missile in their arsenals.
Former Associated Press and Newsweek reporter Robert Parry explains:
Ukraine, after all, was part of the Soviet Union until 1991 and has continued to use mostly Russian military equipment.
For example, here’s a Ukrainian state company BOASTING about their Buk systems and SA-11s … complete with pictures:
The Ukrainian military also admits – after denying it for 8 days – that it accidentally shot down a Russian airliner in 2001, killing all 78 passengers, using a different missile system.
But – say American talking heads – it came from “rebel-controlled territory”.
Maybe … but last time we heard that kind of claim, it turned out to be totally false.