By Dee McLachlan
Why don’t the journalists in Canberra question the “official” narratives?
This is a shocking state of affairs. Hundreds of journalists report on events and policy daily without using other important sources. And so few question our representatives in Canberra whether the government narrative has factual basis.
Here are two excellent sources that have presented themselves. One has to do with the MH17 crash in which 38 Australians lost their lives in 2014. The second is a video interview with a US Colonel about America’s disastrous foreign policy.
1 – Policeman Andrew Donoghue testifies re: MH17
Last year the mainstream media (MSM) came out and called Putin a murderer, and this built up to Tony Abbott’s shirt-fronting threat. Back then, the MSM was awash with accusations.
Now, a new development, the Coroners Court in Melbourne is the first in the world to hold an inquest into the MH17 crash. A senior Australian policeman, Detective Superintendent Andrew Donoghue, is involved in the investigation. Wouldn’t you think the MSM would be all over this?
Thanks to an article in investmentwatchdog entitled, MH17: Australia Say Russia Not To Blame, Evidence Tampered With, we have learned of Donoghue’s analysis. He says that a “tougher standard than the DSB (Dutch Safety Board) report” is required before the criminal investigation can identify the weapon that caused the crash. The article goes on:
“The official Australian investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17 have accused the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) of failing to provide “conclusive evidence” of what exactly destroyed the aircraft, and say that Russia did not shoot down the plane despite accusations to the contrary from DSB.
“He and other international investigators are unconvinced by reports from the US and Ukrainian governments, and by the DSB, of a Buk missile firing. “Dutch prosecutors require conclusive evidence on other types of missile,” Donoghue said, intimating that “initial information that the aircraft was shot down by a [Buk] surface to air missile” did not meet the Australian or international standard of evidence.”
The Coroners Court in Melbourne want witnesses from Ukraine to testify. However many witnesses apparently refuse to testify unless they have protections.
“Australian police calls for Ukrainian witnesses on the ground, who may have seen or heard what happened on the fateful day, were issued in March 2015, and then again in June. Some of those who came forward to testify refused to do so, Donoghue said Tuesday, unless the Australian and Dutch police protected them in “a safe location”; excluded Ukrainian government officials; and kept the identities of the witnesses secret.”
Again, why are the two Australian media corporations not reporting this?
And why don’t Press Gallery in Canberra ask Tony “shirt-fronting” Abbott and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull their thoughts on the Australian Police investigation. Maybe the government is struggling to pull Donoghue “into line.”
2 – U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson on the War Empire
Abby Martin interviewed retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, a former national security advisor to the Reagan administration. Wilkerson spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
In the video below Wilkerson gives an honest portrayal of the corruption inside the US establishment, and the corporate interests that drive foreign policy. The outcome is “interminable war” — a madness which Australia obediently follows.
Take for example the government’s line that Syrian President Al-Assad used chemical weapons. After all his investigations, the Colonel says “Bull“, and, he says “the evidence looked more strongly at other parties, not the president.” (from 14:50 on the video below)
Listen to his interesting view of the intertwining of the military and corporate world, and why the U.S. Empire is doomed.
The “BUGGER OFF” spread (inset) was the Herald Sun’s advice to President Putin for when he arrived at the G20 in November last year.
They will happily have us in a war… AGAIN.
Main picture – the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery in 2011, and the inset is from the Herald Sun
Well, I think the Australian public would be better off if the Federal Press Gallery were to “bugger off” – to replaced with some real journalists asking our politicians some real questions.