Sinister Pretext for War with Russia
By Mike Whitney
"...The MSM doesn’t care about identifying the criminals who killed 298 passengers. Their job is to demonize Putin... And that’s exactly what they’re doing."
September 05, 2014 "ICH" - "Counterpunch" -
The Obama administration has failed to produce any hard evidence that pro-Russia separatists were responsible for the downing of Malaysia Flight 17. The administration’s theory – that the jetliner was downed by a surface-to-air missile launched from rebel territory in east Ukraine – is not supported by radar data, satellite imagery, eyewitness testimony or forensic evidence.
In fact, there is no factual basis for the hypothesis at all. It’s merely politically-motivated speculation that’s been repeated endlessly in the media to shape public opinion.
The preponderance of evidence suggests a different scenario altogether, that is, that MH17 was shot down by Ukrainian [jet] fighters in an effort to frame the pro-Russia separatists and demonize Russia by implication.
This is precisely why the MH17 story has vanished from all the major media for the last three weeks. It’s because the bloody fingerprints point to Obama’s puppet-government in Kiev.
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Speaking at the start of the NATO summit in Wales.
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