This article is dedicated
to the cherished memory
of all those on MH 17 - especially
the 80 children who were on board.
Questions have been raised about Kiev military jets tracking MH 17 (Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370), Ukrainian air traffic controllers and the deployment of Buk missile systems. Kiev should also release military data on the circumstances leading to the crash.
So should the Pentagon which reportedly has
relevant intelligence and satellite data.
One such video showing a Buk system being moved from Ukraine to Russia is a fabrication. The billboard in the background establishes that it was shot in a town - Krasnoarmeisk - that has been under the control of the Ukrainian military since May 11.
Similarly, a YouTube video showing a Russian
General and Ukrainian rebels discussing their role in mistakenly downing a
civilian aircraft was, from various tell-tale signs, produced before the
Have we forgotten the monstrous lies and massive distortions that accompanied the reckless allegation that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMD) which led eventually to the invasion of that country in 2003 and the death of more than a million people? Iraq continues to bleed to this day.
What about the Gulf of Tonkin episode of 1964 which again was a fabrication that paved the way for wanton U.S. aggression against Vietnam that resulted in the death of more than 3 million Vietnamese?
The "babies in incubators" incident in Kuwait in 1990 was yet another manufactured lie that aroused the anger of the people and served to justify the U.S. assault on Iraq.
Just last year we saw how an attempt was made by
some parties to pin the blame for a
sarin gas attack in Ghouta, Syria upon the
Assad government when subsequent investigations have revealed that it was
the work of some militant rebel group.
This is done willfully to divert attention from the real culprit whose act of evil remains concealed and camouflaged.
The colluding media then begins to spin the
"correct" version with the help of its reporters and columnists who concoct
"fact" out of fiction. Any other explanation or interpretation of the event
is discredited and dismissed derisively to ensure that the "credibility" of
the dominant narrative remains intact. As the narrative unfolds, the target
often embodied in a certain personality is demonized to such a degree that
he arouses the ire of the public and becomes an object of venom.
It has happened right through history and many
contemporary nation-states - and not just the United States - are guilty of
flying false flags.
In the case of the MH 17 carnage, the pro-Russian rebels do not benefit in any way from downing a civilian airliner. Their goal is independence from the Kiev government which is why they are fighting Kiev through sometimes violent means including shooting down its military planes. Massacring 298 passengers in a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur does not serve their cause.
Moscow which backs the rebels to an extent also
gains nothing from involving itself in such a diabolical carnage.
After MH 17, it has become a lot easier to
convince people - even without an iota of evidence - that Putin is a "mass
murderer". The tarnishing of Putin’s image is crucial for those in the West
who want to curb Russia’s political re-assertion so that the U.S. and its
allies can perpetuate their global dominance without hindrance.
But will that change now? Will an outraged
European public, incensed by the MH 17 massacre, demand that their
governments punish Moscow?
Does it imply that they would have had a role in the episode itself?
Only a truly independent and impartial
international inquiry would be able to provide the answer.
It is quite conceivable that a certain
well-heeled individual equipped with the appropriate military apparatus and
with access to air-control authorities in the region may have executed the
act of evil itself.
We should not rest till the whole truth is known
and the evil behind these two colossal catastrophes punished severely.