I read over the week-end the most disgraceful distorted reporting in the Herald Sun by Patrick Carlyon. You would have thought that the pro-Russian separatists were responsible for the decomposition of the bodies (I’m sure those same poor souls wouldn’t compose on Australian soil – as we’re ‘nice’ people).
The article, entitled Bullies, goons and body-snatchers at the MH17 disaster site – goes on about the body snatches – this printed alongside a photograph of two officials dressed in blue uniforms collecting bodies and taking them to a train station to be sent off to another country. Body-snatchers? He goes on about the “cover up” – and all the time pointing blame at Putin. Well the separatists have given up the black boxes, and the Russians have published their radar data. It is the West that is busy in a cover up. It is the West (the US and the Ukraine government) that has not been forthcoming with their data. And the mainstream media keeps citing old fraudulent social media as fact – as did Andrew Bolt during his Bolt Report on Sunday.
Then splashed across a double page – BARBARIANS AT THE GATE. This reflected the ‘war-mongering’ mentality of the article. I think it might more reflective to remember Australia – jumped to conclusions – and went into Iraq on false evidence and bombed Iraq back into the stone age – killing (murdering) tens of thousands of innocent civilians. That it barbaric.
However, lets revue the evidence. Carlyon fails to mention any of the potential evidence that points elsewhere. He does not mention Carlos in the control tower tweeting that Ukrainian fighter jets shot MH17 down – or questions why the US their data – or and Ukraine not releasing the control tower transcripts.
However I will point to one sentence in his article: “If it is evidence of a missile blast, the separatists fail, at least insofar that media photos clearly show shrapnel blast patterns to sections of the fuselage. Closer observations show they resemble machinegun fire. If it is the fragments of the missile itself they hope to hide, their success or otherwise is more difficult to measure….” Very interesting. Machine gun fire. (report here)
Well there is now a report from Investmentwatch indicating – German experts point finger at Ukrainian air-force jets.
“Surface to air missile attack ruled out as calibre of cockpit bullet holes puts Ukraine pilots in the frame for MH17 murders…. .if you look at the image of Cockpit-Fragments, this picture is certainly shocking. Entry And Exit holes from bullets in the area of the Cockpit. This is not speculation, but analysis of clear facts: the cockpit shows clear evidence of bullet holes. You can see the entry holes and some exit points. The edges of the bullet holes are bent inwards, these are much smaller and round in shape. A 30mm calibre. The exit holes are less well formed and the edges are torn outwards” And
Armour-Piercing Ammunition. Russia has published radar data that a Ukranian SU 25 was close to MH 017. this corresponds with Spanish air traffic control that two Ukranian fighter aircraft were in direct contact with MH 017. Examine the weaponry of the SU 25: it is fitted out with a 30mm cannon Type GSch-302 /AO-17A, with 250 rounds of
splintering exploding bullets on a belt – shrapnel rounds. The cockpit of MH 017 was hit from TWO sides, as there are entry and exit holes on the same side….’
Well Carlyon was right about that one sentence: “Closer observations show they resemble machinegun fire”. But the rest of the article is disgraceful and uninformed journalism.
The Australian government has led the charge against Russia. Lets hope they will be able to stomach the latest facts – that MH17 appears to have been downed by Ukrainian jet fighters.