On the anniversary of the downed Malaysian airliner, the propaganda continues. Was the release of the “horror” video, showing the rebels “rifling” through the wreckage, carefully timed to aid the sentiment and blame against Russia. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop described the video as “sickening to watch,” but also added – “deeply concerning this footage has emerged now”.
The Australian mainstream media, including the ABC, claim this video is significant evidence that the “rebels” and President Putin are guilty. I heard on an ABC radio newscast the reader say, the rebels “expressed dismay that they had shot down the plane”. They claim in their news report that the rebels admit to shooting down MH17. Extraordinary. Where are they getting this script from?
I watched much of the footage and read through the alleged transcript here – but it only adds to the confusion.
When I watched the video, I was immediately struck by the quality of the audio. It sounded like some of it had been recorded in a studio. This could be attributed to the type of digital camera used. But, making the assumption that the audio is genuine, this, for example, is some of the chatter on the audio track:
“Look for the black box everywhere”, “Commander, can someone come here? Open it, I will stand and watch or hold the camera and I will open it. Open it.”, “I’m not filming faces, I never film faces”, and “It’s a Malaysian Airport [ID], Malaysian airlines…” And “Look for more information out there.” is answered with “Put it all there, the investigation is going deal with it.”
But it gets more convoluted and confusing:
“And where’s the parachute jumper?”, “The plane fell at Lesnaya Skazka”, “They say the Sukhoi (Fighter) brought down the civilian plane and ours brought down the fighter.” and “They saw a pilot crawling at Rassipnaya. A pilot was seen crawling.”
Or this interaction:
Voice 1 – The other plane that fell down, they are after them, the pilots.
Voice 2 – The second one?
Voice 1 – Yes, there’s two planes taken down. We need the second.
Voice – The second one is a civilian too?
Voice – The fighter jet brought down this one, and our people brought down the fighter.
This hardly gets a mention in the Australian news. Thus how can we trust Australian media at all. Even the ABC avoid the content of the alleged audio track – and take up the Washington/Canberra narrative of blaming Putin directly. Headlines show a picture of a man “rifling” a pack. But it seems the videographer is deliberately filming the soldier while he searches for “intel” on the disaster.
Would we like to see soldiers express more compassion? Yes. Would we have liked soldiers to have killed less civilians in Iraq? Yes.
It would also be preferable to find the culprits in this instance, and not make assumptions.
The short version of the video.
There is no integrity left in mainstream media
We can only hope that the investigation on MH17 is being done with some integrity. We will never know, as secrecy and disclosure clauses surround the investigation process. There is a secret deal regarding the release of information – as we have reported on several occasions.
How can we believe anyone. The Russians are being creating their own propaganda to combat the West’s propaganda.
This is what the Deputy chief of Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency Oleg Storchevoy said during a briefing on MH17 investigation Thursday:
“If the missile, as Western authorities claim, were sent from Snezhnoe area [controlled by the rebels], then according to all experts and specialists, it would have been detected by radar station in Rostov-on –Don [region in Russia which borders on Donetsk Region],” (RT report)
“the radars would have recorded neither the launch, nor the movement of the missile towards the plane.”
Storchevoy added that there are “numerous records from plane crash witnesses, saying that they saw a military aircraft in the sky at the moment of MH17 crash.”
But other reports from the West claim that the rebels told the locals to tell the media they saw jet fighters.
And then – why not include the Israeli’s, “Israeli-made air-to-air missile may have downed MH17.”
A report by a group of old-hand aviation security experts maintains that the Boeing might have been downed by an Israeli Python air-to-air missile. This was leaked via the private LiveJournal account of Albert Naryshkin (aka albert_lex) late on Tuesday and has already been widely discussed by social media communities in Russia.
And maybe it was a false flag.
One version I would like more information on is the “attempt to assassinate Putin” theory. This is a story that both the West (plus Ukraine) and Russia would like to put to bed. I don’t think Putin would like to advertise that there was an attempt to “off” him.
As reported in RT, “The presidential jet was there at 16:21, the Malaysian aircraft – 15:44 (Moscow time)” and “the aircrafts… (at a) distance they are almost identical”.
This exotic theory would explain the Ukrainian jets, parachuters, two planes, Buk’s everywhere, the secrecy, and the non-disclosure of the tower transcripts and US intelligence reports.
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