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"Air Pocket" Over East Ukraine: Flight MH 17 News Wrap

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As expected following promises by virtually all carriers yesterday, today there is a literal "air pocket" above Ukraine, as seen in the most recent update of European air traffic via Expect this pattern to remain well into the future as no airline will ever again, or certainly for the next several years, want to incur liability associated with having a plane shot down after the MH 17 tragedy.

So aside from air traffic patterns, here is a compilation of actions by Ukraine, Russia, U.S., EU, including effects on global markets, courtesy of Bloomberg


  • Russian President Putin says jet crash shows need to resolve crisis; sends condolences to Dutch PM Mark Rutter
  • Blames Ukrainian government responsible on eastern fighting
  • Expected to attend Brisbane G20 meeting in Nov.: Australia
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin says “terrorist” calls on crash intercepted
  • Rosneft says “illegitimate” sanctions won’t deter investments


  • German Chancellor Merkel says destruction of MH17 won’t on its own cause additional sanctions against Russia
  • U.S. says Russian-made missile struck Boeing 777 jet
  • Russia Sees Evidence of Ukraine Anti-Aircraft Tracking Yday: RIA
  • Ukraine needs to prepare for full halt of Russian trade: IFX
  • European banks seen bowing to U.S. ban on Russia over fines
  • Separatists’ deleted posts suggest jet strike mistake: AFP


  • Yield on 10-yr ruble bonds down 5bps to 8.87%
  • Ruble appreciates 0.5% vs euro-dollar basket
  • Micex -1.7% to 1,416.74, falling for fifth day in worst week since April
  • Hryvnia strengthens 0.8% to 11.63 per dollar

Source: BBG


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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:09 | 4972604 Cognitive Dissonance
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Looks like a Bulls Eye of sorts.

Problem, Reaction, Solution. As a control system it has worked for thousands of years.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:11 | 4972612 GetZeeGold
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It's the old saying.....fool me once.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:31 | 4972667 magpie
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Ever hear of the Ancient Lost Cloward-Piven civilization of North America ?

Neither have i.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:51 | 4972724 Latina Lover
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I find it amazing how within an hour of the crash, the senior officials of the Ukrainian government already had their spin in place, with armies of trolls promoting their propaganda line.  Their reaction was far too quick for any government, and of course the 'leaked' conversations issued in record time prove nothing since anything can be electronically faked.

This is just another FALSE FLAG designed to spill american blood on behalf of the banksters controlling the Ukraine

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:57 | 4972735 Ghordius
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as far as I understood, most innocents killed were Dutch. my thoughts are with the families of all people killed in this monstrosity

on the other side, we live in modern PR times. everybody has fast reaction times for all kinds of spin. I have friends in PR that have all kinds of canned responsed for the most unlikely events, and they are on standby for mere small and medium companies. as you mentioned, those armies of trolls... they are on standby, too

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:07 | 4972773 magpie
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I thought they were Uzbeks or Mexicans.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:11 | 4972784 Ghordius
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the former name of Indonesia was Dutch_East_Indies

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:17 | 4972791 magpie
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How is this relevant...does this hit a chord with Pak Soetero ?

Do these little martyrs go to service Obamao in the Great Bath House in the Sky?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:18 | 4972810 Ghordius
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lots of former colonies are popular tourist destinations, nowadays. check the flights, and you'll see the pattern

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:20 | 4972818 magpie
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Uh yeah...and ? 100 "Aids experts" are you implying they had some kind of special needs ?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:26 | 4973886 Bananamerican
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You look at that map and you think "No planes for YOU!"

You get casus belli, more economic damage/isolation, a mini stampede in the sheep pen and the IDF on our left flank...or are we the IDF's right flank?

The Tit for Tats continue....

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:36 | 4972816 TeamDepends
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BBC (will try fo find link):  100 AIDS experts on their way to Melbourne for International AIDS Society Conference.  So we lost a bunch of top scientists yesterday!  Maybe they were going to reveal that AIDS was hatched at Langley?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:10 | 4973486 SuperRay
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Looks like somebody shorted Malaysia airlines last year and hasn't covered yet

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:07 | 4972774 magpie
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This is a prelude to the big one...Lagarde mentioned this will be the culmination of their Great Work (masonscreech) since 2008.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:15 | 4972798 Ghordius
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Christine thinks she is the new Joseph before Pharao? seven meagre years to be followed by seven fat years? oh, my

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:19 | 4972814 magpie
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Maybe it is a bit more a 777 shot down on 7/17, 7 years meagre, one year Nuclear annihlilation, 7 years fat, irradiated and dead ?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:26 | 4972850 Ghordius
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ok, ok. I surrender to the power of numerology. G is the 7th letter of the alphabeth. Gordius has 7 letters. I just inserted a silent "h" for camuflage

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:28 | 4972862 magpie
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Only the masons believe that the G stands for G-d.

Maybe they like the appearance of GGG, so close to 666.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:33 | 4973139 Mayer Amschel R...
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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:23 | 4973140 Mayer Amschel R...
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According to the research of Eustace Mullins, the G stands for generations. This hints to Masons' ties to fertility cults. This may be corroboated by the rampant use of obelisks, an overt phallus symbolizing the principle of generation in ancient Egypt, in major cities around the globe.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:37 | 4972897 lakecity55
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"I am...Christine.....I ...speak for......the Eye........of Horus.........I....was programmed........during my..........last tanning.......session........"

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:33 | 4972672 TeamDepends
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Hopefully, none of us here are jumping to any conclusions this early.  Remember all the speculation that MH 370 would be used in a false flag?  Is it a coincidence the same carrier provides us with two earth-shaking events in six months?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:41 | 4972699 Cognitive Dissonance
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Sadly I can no longer "believe" in coincidences. Is this a product of my growing awareness of the control system or just cynicism?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:01 | 4972748 TeamDepends
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There are no coincidences!  The lucies are desperate to get WWIII started to hide the economic collapse.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:30 | 4973908 edotabin
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Probably a bit of both. Awareness grows and they jump the shark completely.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:02 | 4972755 optimator
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Perhaps someone will do a study as to what the odds were on this happening.  It was done for 9-11 and the odds of all those things happening were listed as "Infantesimal".


Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:04 | 4972765 TeamDepends
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+1 for "Infantesimal".

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:13 | 4972618 xamax
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And if the US was behind the MH17 crash??

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:24 | 4972647 GetZeeGold
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Pictures.......or it didn't happen.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:32 | 4972668 Cognitive Dissonance
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Mrs. Cog and I just purchased Photshop's Elements and Premire Elements 12. We now rule the visual world.

<Give us a few days to learn the damn program.>

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:13 | 4972619 Anybody
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What's with the php error on the zh home page?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:15 | 4972622 Smegley Wanxalot
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The air-pocket is kind of heart-shaped, tilted to the left a bit. 

Surely it's a sign of love.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:13 | 4972788 libertysghost
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I saw the same thing...we are hopeless romantics apparently huh?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:05 | 4974122 TMLutas
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A sign of love... that's the ticket. The civilian airline pilots love not getting shot down. 

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:15 | 4972623 rsnoble
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Let's see........get on a Malaysian plane. And then fly over the Ukraine. Brilliant!

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:16 | 4972625 Troy Ounce
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Shareholders value....

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:19 | 4972633 observer007
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MH17 shot down? Accident



Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:23 | 4972642 katchum
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Why are there still planes over Ukraine?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:38 | 4972690 schatzi
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Because there's no fighting going on anywhere else, but in that eastern enclave. Ukraine is big.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:43 | 4972706 BurningFuld
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Those are flying in and out of Kiev. It's hard to fly there without going over the Ukraine.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:11 | 4973803 varnelius
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Just take the overland route thru Cambodia.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:08 | 4974135 TMLutas
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Maybe there are commercial carriers obligated to fly there? Maybe there are commercial carriers based there? I suspect that bookings on UIA have taken a beating in the last day or so but they are still probably flying. 

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:26 | 4972645 Jayda1850
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Somehow, I think, we'll truly know just the same as what we know about what happened to MH370. The narratives in this story have already been set. Any evidence to the contrary, on either side, will be discredited as fake propaganda from the opposing side.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:22 | 4972827 Jstanley011
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Let's not kid ourselves. There's no mystery here. Inside the White House, the Kremlin and the Bundeskanzleramt, they all know exactly what happened. And they know that the other sides all know exactly what happened too. The calculations now are wholly political. All about how to utilize one's leverage or lack thereof.

My guess, nobody's going to be held culpable. Obama already tagged it; it's not murder, it's "a tragedy." Too bad, so sad. And now Merkel says, "destruction of MH17 won’t on its own cause additional sanctions against Russia." Why should it? Dead is dead. "Time to move on."

In the meantime, behind the scenes, somebody is gonna owe somebody big time.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:25 | 4973155 americanspirit
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Exactly right Jstanley011 - nobody can launch a high altitude ground to air missile today anywhere in the world without the electronic  launch command signals, the guidance signals, the launch plume and the exhaust trail being recorded on multiple media from multiple vectors. Oh, and the impact. I dont think anyone has the capability to detect the evil in the hearts of those responsible for this atrocity (lookin at you Victoria Nudleman), but by their deeds ye shall know them.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:33 | 4972652 lakecity55
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I just checked the live map, there are still a number of flights, but is sure has thinned out.

After BA lost my gear a few weeks ago, I am flying Emirates next time. I have one of their club cards anyways.  I had the chance to fly Emirates, but I was in a fucking hurry. I hate US airports with all the sexual perverts who wear these official-looking uniforms.


Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:32 | 4972665 Troy Ounce
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Persco Malaysian Airlines on MH017 in Amsterdam:


Cargo Manifest MH017: (.pdf's not working)


Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:34 | 4972676 giggler321
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I don't see Lithium batteries?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:47 | 4972934 Mr_Wonderful
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SHIPMENT OF POT is on Manifest 1, LOL.

It´s probably some other kind though.


Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:47 | 4972935 Mr_Wonderful
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SHIPMENT OF POT is on Manifest 1, LOL.

It´s probably some other kind though.


Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:31 | 4972666 Bastiat
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Just read that there were 100 AIDS scientists on that plane on their way to a conference in Malaysia.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:08 | 4972778 lakecity55
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....just part of the Bath House plan to spread more biological warfare by whacking the scientists, as an addition to infecting the US with his Biowar agents crossing the Border.

Satan could not think of a better plan.

Oh, wait........

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:23 | 4972842 magpie
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Obama is the guy Satan prays to, FYI

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:31 | 4972874 lakecity55
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Yeah, that is kind of obvious, no disrespect intended, magpie.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:33 | 4972669 giggler321
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So East Ukraine will be warmer then?  I mean not because of the bombs but the lack of jet trails covering its air space.  Wonder what that will do to the crops?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:33 | 4972674 Debugas
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Russians reported that on the "shoot down" day they had detected activity of „Buk M1“ radiolocator RLS-9S18 named „Kupol“ located near Styla town

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:36 | 4972682 magpie
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Ok, then back to the manpad, peasant with a shotgun story on Dutch msm...

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:45 | 4972709 xamax
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Funny that US already has proof that MH17 was shot down before they found black boxes.
Nobama is perhaps more involved than all think.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:23 | 4972824 Urban Redneck
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Based on sheriff "double barrel" retard's actual self-incriminating words yesterday- the US was involved in shooting down the plane, unless someone can provide a defensible hypothesis as to why the Ukrainian separatists or the Russians would intentionally shoot down a Malaysian passenger plane.

Then we have the PR quota monkeys of Foggy Bottom and "Russian made" missiles, as if they themselves would ever accept responsibility for all the planes shot down with US made missiles, such as when Susan Rice and her cohorts across the river in Langley were directly responsible for providing the Stinger that shot down Habyarimana's jet and led to the Rwandan genocide.

Then there's perennial embarrassment McStain... will he waive his little t-rex arms and insist that Obama is personally responsible and the US should have "hell to pay" if it turns out Porky Pig accidentally entrusted some Ukey retards with more responsibility than he should have?

With idiots like these it really is getting hard to justify keeping the US passport...

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:26 | 4972853 magpie
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If Obunga's Africa Corps led to the slaughter of six figure Africans...then it must at lead to the slaughter of seven or eight figure white folks gnomeiamsayin.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:45 | 4972711 xamax
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Funny that US already has proof that MH17 was shot down before they found black boxes.
Nobama is perhaps more involved than all think.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:51 | 4972727 magpie
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They can't wait to make accusations, Lagarde started their countdown...expect more "events" not necessarily as deadly but distracting, stupid spectacles between the 20th and 27th.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:10 | 4974148 Jano
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the black boxes are alegedly in the hands of the militia.

use this search for example:

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:50 | 4972721 kurzdump
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Looks quite crowded all over Europe. I suppose the air traffic controllers have a stressful time now.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:53 | 4972731 _ConanTheLibert...
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"Dutch PM Mark Rutter"

His name is Mark Rutte. You were thinking of rudder? Which would be quite appropriate here.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:08 | 4972777 mvsjcl
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Thinking of rutter, perhaps, as in someone who likes to rut.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:00 | 4972732 lakecity55
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Putin/Russia has NOTHING to gain from downing a civilian airliner.  I bet 1 Au AGE they did not do it.

Either nervous pro-Russians did it, or Ukraine did it thinking it was Russian. I doubt the rebels had the expertise to operate a crew-served technical weapons system like the BUK. Therefore, my $$$$ is on the NAZIs.


Someone WANTS a WAR!

They want the homosexual dopehead in DC to start it.

Look at the chaos they have cranked up: ISIL, Invasion of the US, war in Ukraine. ALL areas the PTB have operatives in!

If Bath House tries to start a war, some authority had better get his ass in jial quick or WE R All Dead!


Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:00 | 4972741 _ConanTheLibert...
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I agree.....NEWman

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:02 | 4972751 lakecity55
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Thank you, Jerry!

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:36 | 4972894 Tsunami Wave
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What happened to the Bugs Bunny avatar??

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:42 | 4972911 lakecity55
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I have him tied up in the back. If there is enough praise for the USPS, I will free him!

But, be quick. I am getting hungry.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:49 | 4972943 Tsunami Wave
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In case nobody has ever heard.. I LOVE the USPS! Keep up the good work America! And.. Newman?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:57 | 4972736 BaghdadBob
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MH370 - "Missing" never found. MH17 "Shot Down" right over area where US/Russia proxy gas pipe war taking place. Both planes are same airline, same manufacturer, same model. Fish'ier than a prostitues party in a filleting factory after an afternoon spent whale watching....

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:06 | 4972761 lakecity55
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Hello! I am Archduke Ferdinand! I, uhh *BANG! BANG!!*

(Long live the Bath House Black Hand!)

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:12 | 4972787 youngman
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I still say Putin losses a lot of cred on was his his boys control...sure it might of been some hotshot rogue soldjer...but he was fighting for me the blood is on Putins hands...the problem right now is that the West does not control the accident those black boxes will go to Russia..and then things will get very foggy....Russians are good with disinformation...or just plain lying...On the other hand..the Russian seperatists just LOST their war...

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:15 | 4972801 BaghdadBob
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Come on man, I used to respect your posts. When did you start working for psyops?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:21 | 4972822 Bastiat
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Kiev has those rocket s and fire control systems and the personnel to operate them.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:14 | 4972793 BaghdadBob
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...of course I meant Prostitutes...

Let's also not overlook the miraculous discovery of many perfectly preserved passports picked out from within the wreckage of a jet fuel laden aircraft that fell 6 miles to the ground and burst into a gigantic fireball...where have we seen that before?

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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:18 | 4972812 alexcojones
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MH 17 sent 100 north of normal flight path over war zone. McCloy said first time in 15 flights he noticed this occur

Pristine passports found. WTF.

Most diabolical, the same plane, 777, from same airline goes down, lost. Vegas would not even give odds for this to happen.

And truly evil, is this unites warmongers on Left and Right here in USA, a broke , heavily indebted country. 



Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:27 | 4972856 SDRII
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3 days before the MH17 an alleged AN-26 transport was shot down with a Russian Missile per Kiev. MH-17 had a 8 mile debris field while the entire crew of the alleged AN-26 shoot down escaped with parachutes - some rescued by the Ukraine military. Other than the staging a day before, is it normal to be  able to bail out of a transport hit by a missile?


"People pose on July 14, 2014 while standing on the wreckage of a Ukrainian AN-26 military transport plane after it was shot down by a missile in the village of Davydo-Mykilske, east of Lougansk near the Russian border.  Ukrainian military said on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, it had rescued four crew members of a transport plane shot down over rebel territory, while two more were being held by insurgents and another two still missing" Straitstimes

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:30 | 4972873 Byte Me
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Lots of planes next to Ukraine flying over RusFed right close to the border. Gee, I guess they got a memo that they're safe...

Figure it out. If the Fourth Reich in Kiev false flagged MH17, would ANYTHING be flying that close to Luhanestsk???

Either Moskow is culpable - either through its p(r)oxy Muscovite led counterinsurgrncy, which we haven't heard the Durdens banging on about how superwonderful their strategy seems to be much of late (because they're losing)


They fucked up big-time, shot a 777 down and Moskow told them to "cut the crap" and as a consequence air traffic adjacent to that area is deemed "safe".

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:44 | 4972908 Pee Wee
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For all the retards on ZH worshipping Putin, he just lost his cause.   Russian fingerprints are all over this incompetence.  The "sepratists" lost their cause, too if they ever had one.  Like it or not, they can not win with the world against them.

A competent US commander in chief would be cutting the oxygen off to Moscow, but the spineless Zero won't.  Perhaps some hope will be offered at the altar of oligarch-buffoons.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:47 | 4972933 Essential Intel...
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The USA surely planted that bomb in order to blame Russia, in order to back American hostilities against Russia and in the Ukraine. The flight took off from Schiphol in the Netherlands, which itself is a core country for western imperialism like with ‘Royal Dutch-Shell’. Today’s explosion is thus reminiscent of the Lockerbie false-flag operation by Anglo-America, causing an internal fatal explosion on a Boeing 747, in order to Frame Muammar Gaddafi who was eventually assassinated by NATO . DETAILS HERE:

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:56 | 4975073 Mikebacker
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Well thats one way to stop chemtrails in your skys.

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