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US Makes Up Its Mind: "The Pro-Russian Separatists Did It, Although We Really Don't Know"

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Sounding more and more like a Wall Street economist, it appears US intelligence has made up its mind that pro-Russian separatists shot down the Malaysian Airlines jet in Ukraine... but are not really sure... As WSJ reports, a U.S. official said there are “indicators” that Russian separatists fired the (BUK) SA-11 that took down the plane, but that officials have not reached a definitive conclusion. "There are still a lot of questions," the official said. So - put another way - they have no idea (but know what they would like the answer to be).

As WSJ reports,

The U.S. now believes that pro-Russian separatists were responsible for firing the missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines jetliner, a Defense official said Friday.

 

Officials in Washington also confirmed that the missile was fired from a Russian-made SA-11, or Buk, system, the Defense official said.

 

The official cautioned on both findings that a U.S. probe isn’t complete and investigators and analysts are still sifting the circumstances surrounding and leading up to the firing of the missile.

 

...

 

Another U.S. official said there are “indicators” that Russian separatists fired the SA-11 that took down the plane, but that officials have not reached a definitive conclusion.

 

“There are still a lot of questions,” the official said.

 

The U.S. official said the missile was fired from “the border region” but declined to give a more precise location.

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So that's that - "proof" that will now become mainstream media's anti-Putin meme

 

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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:23 | 4973142 TeamDepends
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We found a pristine passport in the wreckage...

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:25 | 4973156 Thought Processor
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Because the propaganda must flow...........

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:32 | 4973196 Headbanger
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But the question is  SO NOW WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT!?

Moar sanctions?  Moar "red lines"?  Moar blame game?

Fact is, we're not going to do anything but see Barry play moar golf.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:35 | 4973229 101 years and c...
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i'd be willing to bet $100 the US shot the plane down.  and will blame russia.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:46 | 4973312 Chief KnocAHoma
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Valerie Jarrett (Sitting in the den of the Obama’s Hamptons vacation home.) – Mr. President could you quit putting on the carpet for a minute and focus?

Obama (Glancing up with a look of scorn.) – Why are you always so serious Valerie? Relax… we’re on vacation.

Jarrett – But Mr. President I think we need to address a few issues.

Obama – Like what? (He tries to give a putt some body English.)

Jarrett – Well let’s see… there is the plane the Russians just blew from the sky, Israel is moving into Gaza, the border crisis, Obama care is collapsing, Issa and Goudy are closing the noose on the IRS scandal, Benghazi, the VA is a disaster….

Obama (Interrupting) – Okay… okay… I get it, the shit is piling up. What do you recommend?

Jarrett – We need to either solve at least one of the issues, or at very least change the subject.

Obama (With a puzzled look.) – Solve?  What is that?

Jarrett – Yeah it might be easier to just change the subject.

Obama (Looks up from his putting to admire himself in a mirror.) – I got it! Can you rent those columns we used back in 2008 in Denver? We could set them up on the beach and I’ll do a speech.

Jarrett – I think this may require more than a speech.

 

Obama (Exasperated) – Okay… okay… I’ll do two speeches.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:08 | 4973777 Save_America1st
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I, for one, hope obama takes a break from golf while on vacation to practice shooting hoops.  Cuz that piece of shit Marxist is fucking horrible at B-Ball: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IjDqm-JHrA

The best is at 1min 15sec in the video when he absolutely destroys that layup.  The "Brothers" must have shit themselves when they saw him lay that epic brick off the backboard!  hahaha

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:50 | 4973348 exi1ed0ne
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In the end it doesn't matter who shot it down.  The entire fiasco began with the east vs west tug of war to get Ukraine into their sphere of influence.  The US is doing everything in it's power to deflect from the fact that the coup supported by the west really got things heated up.  It is very telling that the EU is balking at further sanctions against Russia, as they know that will mean a very cold winter and further economic slump.  EU is now caught in the middle between the east and west.  Will we see them continue to walk the line?  Will they choose one love over another?  Or will they go their own way?  Tune in next week to find out in As the World Burns!

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:10 | 4973485 DaddyO
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I just went and checked all the headlines of the MSM, Fox, ABC, NBC, etc. and it's official -

The Separatists did it!

I'm so glad the media is on top of this story, aren't you?

DaddyO

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:29 | 4973571 COSMOS
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Tyler seriously....Spending the advertising revenue on Hookers and Blow on the islands of Corfu and Mallorca instead of bandwidth....great thinking bud....

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:59 | 4973699 SMG
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Could be one of these, specifically SUNBLOCK:

  • ASTRAL PROJECTION: Remote GSM secure covert Internet proxy using TOR hidden service
  • POISON ARROW: Safe malware download capability
  • AIRWOLF: YouTube profile, comment and video collection
  • BIRDSTRIKE: Twitter monitoring and profile collection
  • GLASSBACK: Technique of getting a target's IP address by pretending to be a spammer and ringing them. Target does not need to answer.
  • MINIATURE HERO: Active skype capability. Provision of realtime call records (SkypeOut and SkypetoSkype) and bidirectional instant messaging. Also contact lists.
  • PHOTON TORPEDO: A technique to actively grab the IP address of MSN messenger user
  • SPRING-BISHOP: Finding private photos of targets on Facebook
  • BOMB BAY: The capacity to increase website hits, rankings
  • BURLESQUE: The capacity to send spoofed SMS messages
  • GESTATOR: Amplification of a given message, normally video, on popular multimedia websites (YouTube)
  • SCRAPHEAP CHALLENGE: Perfect spoofing of emails from Blackberry targets
  • SUNBLOCK: Ability to deny functionality to send/receive email or view material online
  • SWAMP DONKEY: A tool that will silently locate all predefined types of file and encrypt them on a targets machine
  • UNDERPASS: Change outcome of online polls (previously known as NUBILO).
  • WARPATH: Mass delivery of SMS messages to support an Information Operations campaign.
  • HUSK: Secure one-on-one web based dead-drop messaging platform.
  • Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:44 | 4973623 COSMOS
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    Tyler seriously....Spending the advertising revenue on Hookers and Blow on the islands of Corfu and Mallorca instead of bandwidth....great thinking bud....

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:09 | 4973480 Urban Redneck
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    Until there is FULL DISCLOSURE of intelligence means methods and RAW DATA, it's all Bullshit. Both side have the means, motive, and opportunity to lie and massage analysis to suit their strategic aims.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:44 | 4973621 sunnydays
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    The Ukraine Air Traffic Control was in complete charge of Malaysia flight MH17.

    They had them fly a route directly through the war zone and out of the way than their normal flight and they had them fly lower than they requested.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdjODDmW3Q4

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:55 | 4973664 WhackoWarner
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    http://www.globalresearch.ca/did-ukraine-fabricate-evidence-to-frame-russia-for-mh17-shoot-down/5391942

     

    Nice bit in here regarding a now taken down Twitter account of air taffic controller......

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:35 | 4973231 gmrpeabody
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    ZH is sounding more and more like the National Enquirer...

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:38 | 4973258 1stepcloser
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    when ZH goes Big Footing...then maybe...

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:42 | 4973287 Mr Pink
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    Nothing wrong with doin a little squatchin!

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:48 | 4973322 1stepcloser
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    Squatchin is like the new fishing... who cares what you catch as long as you're drinking...

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:50 | 4973336 onewayticket2
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    ...National Enquirer broke the John Edwards story a year before the regular press admitted it...and a year AFTER MSM instructed their reporters NOT to cover the story.

     

    no big fan of the NE, just sayin'

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:50 | 4973346 Mr Pink
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    Someone once said, "there is fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot". I would guess the same would apply for bigfoot hunting

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:38 | 4973256 chunga
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    One has to wonder what the public opinion in Russia will be with the west pointing fingers at them.

    Does public opinion anywhere really make a difference anymoar? What will Russia do?

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:42 | 4973282 smlbizman
    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:48 | 4973328 SMG
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    This is so blatently a false flag.  They made sure Americans were on the plane just like the freaking Lusitainia, another false flag.  The rebels have absolutly no benefit frojm shooting down that plane.   Only the NWO's NATO does because they are going to try and use this as an excuse for military action.

    And look at the coordinated propaganda flying:

    http://www.cracked.com/article_21341_5-ways-every-conspiracy-theory-makes-world-worse.html

    US believes Russian separatists fired missile that downed MH17: Dow Jones, citing sources

    Putin is responsible for MH17 crash: Phillips

    And notice how ZH site has been slow lately?

    And remeber how one of those GCHQ web programs snowden just released was to jam up websites.

     

     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:25 | 4973165 Mr Pink
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    Well, at least this plane crash actually had wreckage

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:36 | 4973238 McMolotov
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    Probably because it's the same plane and it didn't actually crash the first time. I need more tin foil.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:55 | 4973377 Shrapnel
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    Absolutely agree(aside from the tin foil).

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:27 | 4973170 1stepcloser
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    its the magic passport theory.  Similar to the magic bullet...  What I find interesting they can find this passport but the black boxes from these flights...not so much..

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:29 | 4973180 BobPaulson
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    Hauled away and destroyed. They had good reasons, if your security clearance was higher they could tell you why.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:32 | 4973195 1stepcloser
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    because suadi arabia with Mossad help were behind the farce...  got it!  

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:39 | 4973261 McMolotov
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    Modern passports are made with unobtainium and fairy dust and are indestructible.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:46 | 4973311 1stepcloser
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    Christ no wonder passports a sooooo expensive....tinker bell only works for Gold and silver.  No FRNs

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:27 | 4973171 BobPaulson
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    Literally laughed out loud when I saw your post. Thanks for that.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:42 | 4973263 Dr. Richard Head
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    A while stack of pristine passports was indeed photographed in the smoldering and ashed wreckage.  You can't make this shit up anymore.  It's getting ridiculous. https://twitter.com/lifenews_ru/status/489821390040993793/photo/1

     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:47 | 4973324 Mr Pink
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    Holy shit! Damn the CIA is getting lazy. If that passport pic is real, this story just got blown wide open

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:54 | 4973373 Recognizer
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    On live Russian TV they showed a couple guys going through the wreckage collecting the passports.  They are all given to one guy who then opens them one at a time on TV to show the names and pictures of the people they belonged to.  He then drops them all in a pile and that's where this picture was taken.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:58 | 4973406 Mr Pink
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    Is it standard procedure to rummage through a crime scene separating IDs from bodies and then throwing them in a pile? WTF??

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:01 | 4973425 TeamDepends
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    What a country!

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:59 | 4973412 Shrapnel
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    In addition, at least one of the passports in that pile was punched(as in cancelled).

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:07 | 4973471 magpie
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    Must be from the 47 unknown who boarded the plane...completely legit in Amsterdam...safest place in world.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:45 | 4973305 KenShabby
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    From the footage I saw yesterday on ABC, they had a whole stack of pristine passports that they were tossing in a pile on the ground. 

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:45 | 4973309 Ozy_mandias
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    They're (MSM) now showing pictures of about ~30 passports all piled up and all in perfect condition. Also surprising, and I've seen a couple analysts mention it, is that so many bodies are so intact. Rapid decompression at that altidude, along with a 10km descent at near terminal velocity with an assload of jetfuel strapped to you isnt going to leave much. Obviously i don't have all of the info, just an observation.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:01 | 4973428 Dr. Richard Head
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    Here is a video of the impact and the resultant fire ball.  http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nbc-news/video-shows-malaysian-jets-moment-of-impact-307015235547

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:46 | 4973625 r0mulus
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    Actually I think it's quite reasonable that many passports are still in tact and the bodies are not more thoroughly charred.

    Planes store fuel in the wings. The luggage and bodies are in the cabin, which is not filled with jet fuel.

    If the plane blows up in midair, the fuselage is not itself exploding, the wings are.

    when the fuselage crashes into the ground, it does not "blow up", it has a physical impact that scatters matter.

    i am not sure why people are assuming spontaneous combustion like responses from a crash.

    for people to compare this to the 9/11 passports is pretty ridiculous, the difference being that those passports also "survived" a miraculous, nearly instantaneously vaporized, 110 story building collapse.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:36 | 4973942 tonyw
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    at Lockerbie there were many body parts strewn over a large area, some complete others in many parts.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:56 | 4973632 r0mulus
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    site is completely messed up (ddos attack or something) and tripled my post. sorry.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:56 | 4973651 r0mulus
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    site is completely messed up (ddos attack or something) and tripled my post. sorry.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:03 | 4973434 Atomizer
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    The NSA was tied up monitoring domestic Facebook and YouTube posts. Never saw this coming. 

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:31 | 4973584 Atomizer
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    Brian Williams is promoting his fireproof passport product line again. 

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:30 | 4973147 Divided States ...
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    CNBShit was doing the blame game on the Russian separatists this morning....I heard Joe Kernan stutter like the paid shill that he is...Across every MSM outlet, its unanimous that the Russians are responsible...much like in all the movies I watched in the 80s...the Russians are the bad guys.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:35 | 4973230 yogibear
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    No wonder CNBC's ratings are in the toilet. They need to fire the producers and get rid of these over-paid shills. Liesman and Ron Insana should be cut immediately.

    Start with real facts and get away from pumping with continuous BS. It's sickening to so many people they just turn it off.

     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:17 | 4973519 jubber
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    CNBC have also been rolling out Jew after Jew defending Israel all morning

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:32 | 4973148 Mercury
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    Nonetheless, some moron made the decision to fly a commercial passenger plane through a war zone.

    As a passanger you might want to keep your great circle route app handy next time you fly international.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:12 | 4973236 cowdiddly
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    Nontheless, US foriegn policy decided to try and destabilize yet another whole country to the point it is now unsafe to go there. They have not even gotten Libya, Iraq or Afganistan solved and now don't have the will or money to fix yet and you start another. Now who's fault is this again?

    So Bidens worthless son can have a Job? Or some STUPID BITCH can bake happy cookies soaked in blood? Disgusting.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:50 | 4973345 Beard of Zeus
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    Perhaps sone Ukie morons instructed the plane to fly through a war zone.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:07 | 4973464 Mercury
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    Even without the diversion the original/previous flight path(s) didn't give that area a wide enough berth to have gotten me on the plane.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:23 | 4973149 1stepcloser
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    Men in caves, russian separtists...just believe us....

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:43 | 4973273 Winston Churchill
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    Usama bin Laden just claimed responsibility.

    Oh wait, he's dead,scratch that retraction , being dead but it never stopped him before.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:05 | 4973454 magpie
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    You are wrong. I just heard the podcast from the Mosul Friday prayers by Abu Baghdadi Bob the New American Caliph TM...ISIS claimed responsibility.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:49 | 4973318 what's that smell
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    ....hamas rockets....sadam's weapons of mass destruction....syrian chemical weapons....satan.....iranian nukes....bitter clingers....boko haram.....isis......the toilet.....bin laden.....saudi arabia.....welfare queens....free shit army.....

    blame everybody but US, UK, and Zion (the Triangle of Evil).

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:54 | 4973366 1stepcloser
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    soooo we're the evil dooers!  I knew it...

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:24 | 4973150 Mercury
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    <dupe print>

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:25 | 4973154 Yen Cross
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      The U.S. MSM and assclown .gov yes... The U.S. citizenry will draw their own conclusions.

     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:26 | 4973166 PrayingMantis
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    ... a little known news tweets from Spanish air controllers out in Kiev might provide the smoking gun on the Malaysian airlines tragedy ... ... >>> "Spanish Air Controller @ Kiev Borispol Airport: Ukraine Military Shot Down Boeing MH#17" ... >>> http://www.globalresearch.ca/spanish-air-controller-kiev-borispol-airport-ukraine-military-shot-down-boeing-mh17/5391888

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:28 | 4973173 Buster Cherry
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    As Hillary Clinton would say: "What difference does it make?"

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:28 | 4973176 Reaper
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    What does the smartest President believe? When did he believe it?

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:31 | 4973194 Bioscale
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    What and when it's told him to.

    He is a speaker of his teleprompter machine.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:29 | 4973183 Spastica Rex
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    O.K., USA propaganda effort - let's just say for sake of argument that the "Russian Separatists" did it.

    Now whatcha gonna do?

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:55 | 4973227 kowalli
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    WMD, NATO INVADE, BLAME RUSSIA,more sanctions

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:03 | 4973419 magpie
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    It isn't as simple as that. They want the European sheeples to actually believe this story. So we will hear it ad nauseum...how long did CNN spin MH370 again ? "Believe" not in "temporarily supsend belief in human rationality" or "metaphorical cautionary tale" but actually, yes believe as all Popes put together and you will enter the Great Bath House in sky with the Masonic martyrs of MH17.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:56 | 4973382 Ghordius
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    exactly. but you are thinking the wrong way. imagine yourself a lobbyist. your client sells arms, you sell words. you want to appear promoting your client's interests, relentlessly. you network with the energy industry lobbyists, who want Russia out, out, out of those sweet, sweet, sweet deals

    WOAR! you have to make the effort, you see? WOAR! WOAR! WWIII!!! at least you must be seen making the effort. your salary depends on it

    and in your free time - aha, gotcha, a lobbyist never stops working - you come here on ZH and write: "WWIII!!! Arm yourself for Armageddon!!!" or "When do we finally shed moar blood?"

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:30 | 4973186 alien-IQ
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    Somebody seems desperate to start WW3...ASAP.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:33 | 4973209 comob
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    They need to start constructing those "black boxes" out of passports!

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:19 | 4973845 RaceToTheBottom
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    What you didn't hear, Black box is on its way to Moscow.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:33 | 4973211 SoDamnMad
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    This is really the Malaysia to China plane, flown to Diego Garcia,  and the bodies refrigerated. It got repainted with Boeing providing new serial numbers on parts then brought out and flown to Ukraine and blown up but blaming the separatists.  The real plane got depressurized and is now also in DG.  This is all a cover for the Gaza incursion. Haven't figured out the rest.

    Tom Klancy

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:32 | 4973591 SDRII
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    What are the odds same family both flights

    Woman loses brother, stepdaughter in two MAS disasters

    Stimes

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:58 | 4974437 Moustache Rides
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    Maybe at this point i'm too far gone... but this sounds like the most plausible explanation to me.  Seriously

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:34 | 4973223 earnyermoney
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    Yesterday, was reading the Queens take on the story from Her Majesty's news outlet. Starting assumptions are the Russian seperatists are at fault.

     

    LOL. Syraia, Libya reruns.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:37 | 4973245 TabakLover
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    Let's face it..... Uncle Sam misses his old buddy/foe, the USSR.  Having the Soviets around was just so much easier!  Have not been able to replace them....so why not ressurected them?

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:37 | 4973250 Postal
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    "We also know what the answer shall be with regard to housing starts, unemployment, Republican obstructionism, and Miley Cyrus."

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:59 | 4973252 mastersnark
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    Indicators = "Russian separatists exist and we don't like them"

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:38 | 4973257 Titus
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    "There are still a lot of questions,"

     

    Funny, I have some questions about why the USA invested billions into the regime change in Ukraine.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:58 | 4973401 Solarman
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    Because they view Russia as an enemy.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:34 | 4973923 Urban Redneck
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    They both know the EU is a prize.

    (aging, ugly, flabby assed whores that the EU leadership is, it kind of makes you wonder...)

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:39 | 4973260 carlnpa
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    The puppet masters must be feeling pressure somewhere that might result in the masses having a red pill/blue pill awakening.

    Expect much more in the near future.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:39 | 4973268 Colonel Klink
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    USA, world's judge, jury, and executioner.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:55 | 4973379 Itchy and Scratchy
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    You forgot instigator!

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:40 | 4973272 Itchy and Scratchy
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    U.S. financed & Blackwater trained!

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:41 | 4973277 TabakLover
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    Here we go.  US MSM progaganda machine up and humming..........

    On CNBC:

    Putin is responsible for MH17 crash: Phillips

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:41 | 4973281 Son of Captain Nemo
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    And just what else were you expecting from an Exxon/Moblil/Chevron/George Soros funded operation that has their $5 billion USD investment in the total destruction of a Country that had a legitimate government 5 months ago only to be replaced with a military backed fascist dictatorship throwing the rules of the Hague "out the window" and declaring "the illegitimate" mass murder and devastation "legitimate"!...

    Of course this is simply the natural progression of the illogical and bankrupt work of the Western psychopath that is losing it's grip on what it wants desperately to control.

    After all... Throwing "BRICS" in self defense is sometimes the only proper thing one can do to protect ones own interests or perhaps I should say "survival!

     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:41 | 4973283 KenShabby
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    The same intelligence that claimed yesterday afternoon that there were at least 22 Americans on board? 

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:00 | 4973405 Son of Captain Nemo
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    "The same intelligence that claimed yesterday afternoon that there were at least 22 Americans on board?"...

    So just like with 9/11 that had 6 of the alleged 19 hijackers pictured and labeled as alive and well interviewed by the BBC a month after it happened we come to find out with the latest pretext du jour that there weren't any Americans on board flight MH-17?

    Again why should anybody without a frontal labotomy be at all surprised?

    Thanks for the heads up, as this comes in!

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:44 | 4973300 Kirk2NCC1701
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    Dear Malaysian Airlines, this might be a good time to stop buying/using Boeing planes that can be flown via remote control, and switch to Airbus.  The EU certainly won't complain. 

    Don't worry, this won't affect Boeing stock one bit.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:45 | 4973310 Bankster Kibble
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    "The U.S. official said the missile was fired from “the border region” but declined to give a more precise location."

    The State Department would dearly love to say the missile came from the Russian side of the border, but Russia would demand proof the SD could not supply, and they would be publicly embarrassed.  Again.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:07 | 4973474 JR
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    Just as in Gaza, as now in Ukraine, America’s Zionist-controlled officials and government-connected Zionist-owned media attack, maim and kill and provoke wars of empire around the globe and make it seem that it was “they,” the victims, and not we, the terrorists, who engaged the terror.

    Just as Israel has surrounded and imprisoned Gazans while using lies to explain the action (who killed the teen-agers), NATO has surrounded and is attempting  to use lies to imprison Russia.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:47 | 4973319 SheepDog-One
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    Even if the 'pro Russian separatists' are responsible, what does that prove? That Putin directly ordered it? Who ARE the separatists?

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:48 | 4973320 Itch
    Itch's picture

    What about a couple of clowns hitting a button on a machine they never had a clue about when they seen dot on the screen? A machine that came from Russia, one of many? No !!! That could never happen. It was the CIA, and the Ukrainians diverting air traffic instead...i mean, fuck off. 

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:12 | 4973493 robertocarlos
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    BUK off. Do you understand how it operates?

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:47 | 4973325 LawsofPhysics
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    Who needs proof when you have an agenda...

    I am constantly amused by the hubris of the west, especially the western "academics" who continue to beleive that you can solve problems by simply "outlawing" them.  Want to end poverty?  Go ahead, make it "illegal".

    morons.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:55 | 4973677 Boubou
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    If that doesn't work you can declare a war on it.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:50 | 4973340 roadhazard
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    I think the trigger happy rebels shot the plane down. The Ukraine military is not looking in the sky for rebel planes. Putin is complicit because he is backing the rebels. Got to have better control of your morons.

    Judge Roadhazard

     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:47 | 4973627 JR
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    It is no longer win or lose by bravery. It is win or lose by money, banker money; win or lose by economies. The US government under the Victoria Nulands and John McCains paid $5 billion cash up front for this junta -- for this takeover of Ukraine.

    Modern war and peace is decided by the movement of capital. Remove the capital, and you remove the US/Iraeli violence of world empire.

    End the Fed – the bankers who print and provide the capital for those who make money from the business of war -- and you shut off the spigot – the power – that drives the US/Israeli empire.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:54 | 4973359 oudinot
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    I hate to admit it, but the 'dumbing down'(has took hold in Canada as well)  of the American population  , purposedly through a mickey mouse education system governments , politicians , are now able to progagandise  people with such things as saying 'X has done this, but we really don't know' would have been laughed off as so patently insipid 60 years ago after the Depression and the Second World War.  The people then had suffered, horribly and they wanted action from the government; they held them to account after all that misery.They had real, tough reporters.

    Now the great majority of citizens are historically, politically , geographically ignorant and are but intellectual serfs (doesn't matter if they have money or not) kneaded into submission by the corporate interests that control the politicians.

    The Canadian people are just as 'sheepled' as are our American friends.

    And it pisses me off when China is referred to as America's greatest trading partner while it is Canada by a long shot.

    You guys seem to like our really thick oil brewed in Alberta I think that alone is around $2 billion a week

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:53 | 4973360 JR
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    US officials lie. And because of the domination of America’s foreign policy by the banker-cartel now interested in every move to further world government, it is they who set the agenda for manipulating the message.

    10:38 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Antes de que me quiten el tlf o me rompan la cabeza, derribado por Kiev

    “Before They remove my phone or they break my head, shot down by Kiev”

    --Global Research publishes Tweets by the Spanish Air controller at Kiev Borisopol Airport today: 

    Spanish Air Controller @ Kiev Borispol Airport: Ukraine Military Shot Down Boeing MH#17 | Global Research

    The Boeing-777 of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur “disappeared from the radars and crashed on Thursday evening near Grabovo in Ukraine’s Donetsk oblast

    We bring to the attention of GR readers, the following timeline Tweets by the Spanish Air controller at Kiev Borisopol Airport.

    This report has yet to be fully corroborated and should be read with caution. We have highlighted relevant sections. 

    There was an unexplained change of course of the Malaysian MH17 flight which took the aircraft directly over the Eastern Ukraine warzone.

    The Spanish air controller confirms a conflict between the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of the Interior intimating that the order concerning the  downing of the aircraft came from the Ministry of the Interior, which is dominated by Svoboda and Right Sector. 

    He also said that the MH17 flight was escorted by Ukrainian fighter jets minutes before it was downed. It is worth noting that the presence of the Ukraine fighter jets reported by the Spanish air traffic controller was confirmed by eyewitness reports in the Donetsk region:

    “eyewitnesses in the Donetsk region saw Ukrainian warplanes near the passenger jet. They say they heard sounds of powerful blasts and saw a Ukraine warplane shortly before the crash. (ITAR Tass)

    (M.Ch. Global Research Editor)

    Translated from Spanish by Luis Lopez
    Source: Tweets by Spanish Air Controller - @spainbuca 

    TWEETS are here:

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/spanish-air-controller-kiev-borispol-airport-ukraine-military-shot-down-boeing-mh17/5391888

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:56 | 4973391 Solarman
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    LOL, you can't see fighter jets at 33,000 feet.  If you are doing propoganda at least make it seem realistic.  Did you attend the Iranian school of Photoshop?

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:29 | 4973572 JR
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    Since we are dealing with provable liars (the Kiev government), we’re going to need better evidence as to what brought the plane down, surface to air or air to air missile. If a BUK missile system was used, its application requires considerable experience; this is not some truck-fired missile the separatists have used to bring down Ukrainians airplanes. Instead, it is a highly complicated delivery system requiring radar coordination to be able to hit a high-flying Boeing 777 traveling at full speed.

    Russian authorities say the separatists do not have that capability. But the Ukrainian army does have several of these units in the Donetsk vicinity.

    As to “you can't see fighter jets at 33,000 feet,” who mentioned at what altitude they allegedly saw the fighter jets or under what circumstances?

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:08 | 4973779 gcjohns1971
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    He's right. 

    You can't see a fighter at 30K + feet .

    Test it for yourself.

    1) Go to:

    http://www.flightradar24.com/

    2) Choose a plane that is flying at the right height over you.

    3) Walk outside and report whether you can see it.

     

    The commercial planes are bigger than most fighters.  If you can't see the BIG BRIGHTLY PAINTED commercial plane, you wouldn't be able to see the SMALL CAMOFLAGED FIGHTER.

    Before flinging accusations, just try it.

    I live in a rural area, and there are three planes over me right now.   I walked outside and couldn't see any of them.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:51 | 4973967 JR
    JR's picture

    Binoculars? We're talking military guys...

    ·  Visibility is shown in the newscasts as being more than adequate for a normal sighted adult to have recognized MH17 for what it was — a commercial flight.”

    Yes, but with aid of a telescopic device. I live almost under the busiest flight corridor in Australia and I can if not impeded by cloud, identify aircraft at cruise altitude with an ordinary pair of binoculars. You would’ve thought that those responsible for launching a BUK would’ve used a far superior visual aid.

    by Roger Roger on Jul 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    http://www.crikey.com.au/2014/07/18/mh17-why-a-commercial-jet-was-flying-over-a-war-zone/?wpmp_switcher=mobile

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:04 | 4974108 Urban Redneck
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    You need some better glasses.

    It might be hard to distinguish between the commercial and military planes from a distance, but they should both be visible, even absent contrails in broad daylight.

    At night it's even easier to see them, but harder to distinguish between them (although the three military transports I saw flying towards eastern Europe last week were obviously military- since they were flying in formation and they didn't appear on any public flight schedules).

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:53 | 4973361 oudinot
    oudinot's picture

    I hate to admit it, but the 'dumbing down'(has took hold in Canada as well)  of the American population  , purposedly through a mickey mouse education system governments , politicians , are now able to progagandise  people with such things as saying 'X has done this, but we really don't know' would have been laughed off as so patently insipid 60 years ago after the Depression and the Second World War.  The people then had suffered, horribly and they wanted action from the government; they held them to account after all that misery.They had real, tough reporters.

    Now the great majority of citizens are historically, politically , geographically ignorant and are but intellectual serfs (doesn't matter if they have money or not) kneaded into submission by the corporate interests that control the politicians.

    The Canadian people are just as 'sheepled' as are our American friends.

    And it pisses me off when China is referred to as America's greatest trading partner while itis Canada by a long shot.

    You guys seem to like our really thick oil brewed in Alberta I think that alone is around $2 billion a week

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:54 | 4973368 computer-america
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    Every time something happen they find a passport, remember 9/11? Only the passport of the "terrorist" was found. So funny, you have to meke this sh*t better than Hollywood movie otherwise no one is going to watch it.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:54 | 4973370 computer-america
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    Every time something happen they find a passport, remember 9/11? Only the passport of the "terrorist" was found. So funny, you have to meke this sh*t better than Hollywood movie otherwise no one is going to watch it.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:54 | 4973371 Itchy and Scratchy
    Itchy and Scratchy's picture

    The only question (and answer) to this tragic incident is, 'who stands to benefit the most from a situation like this?'

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:12 | 4973796 JR
    JR's picture

    Exactly. A New Delhi-based think tank conducted a study in 2012 that assesses India's strategic partnerships with six countries and finds out that the Russia-India partnership comes on top of the scale.

     

    IOW, Malaysia is a strong strategic partner of Russia. Therefore, why would Russia or the separatists shoot down a Malaysian passenger plane?

    On the other hand, who is the bully on the world stage trying to provoke war with Russia; who installed Kiev's illegitimate government that is ethnic cleansing the country of its Russian heritage citizens?

    At the same time...

    "The Russian Defense Ministry has said that neither the Buk missile defense system, nor any other military equipment, has crossed the Russian border into Ukraine."

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:57 | 4973394 thunderchief
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    Don't mean to toss in common sense here, but why would Russia hand out or even consider using this kind of weapons system?

    And how about all those twitters out of Ukraine claiming they downed a Russian jet?

    This is like saying the Taliban got hold of an Apache and raked over a village of peace loving pro freedom locals.

    And hey, they are "Re-Correcting" gold as I write.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:51 | 4974025 tonyw
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    i haven't looked at the twitters but one possible answer is that the ukraine private army guys were taking the computers of people in the separatist region.

    Some of those youtube accounts were then closed.

    It would be very easy to have control over the twitter accounts, so should not be taken as undeniable  truth.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:58 | 4973396 TabakLover
    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:58 | 4973404 SillyWabbits
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    "Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."

    Mark Twain

     

     

    "It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit."

    Noel Coward

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:01 | 4973422 TabakLover
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    Hmmmmmm.... Russian bad guys look to be good for the market.  SP +12.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:06 | 4973457 thunderchief
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    What I find sad is how impotent US media is becoming outside its own borders.

    Do Americans realize they are now getting a script not so different than Pravda?

    I think this story may be a tough cooky to turn into a steaming strudel.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:09 | 4973482 NoWayJose
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    Given the amount of US satellite coverage and AWACS planes flying near by - the only absolute is that the US knows for certain that Western Ukrainie did it and that they are hoping there won't be enough evidence to prove it.  If the US had 'proof' that the rebels did it, we would be seeing that all over the front pages.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:12 | 4973489 tobot
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    It would have been very easy for Kiev to 'spoof' the rebels. They won and operate BUK systems themselves. They could have sent one east and then shot the airliner down claiming it was the "rebels." This has all the signs of a false flag attack aimed at getting the US and Europe to help them gain control of the east.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:24 | 4973547 Son of Captain Nemo
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    This has "human interest story" written ALL OVER IT!...  It feels like... like... Summer time in "Sandy Hook"?...

    Hopefully the reporter that investigates it won't wind up like Michael Hastings driving home from work when he completes the story. 

    Posthumous Pulitzers really "suck"!

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/malaysia-airlines-flight-17-victims-family-t...

     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:27 | 4973558 Son of Captain Nemo
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    This has "human interest story" written ALL OVER IT!...  It feels like... like... Summer time in "Sandy Hook"?...

    Hopefully the reporter that investigates it won't wind up like Michael Hastings driving home from work when he completes the story. 

    Posthumous Pulitzers really "suck"!

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/malaysia-airlines-flight-17-victims-family-t...

     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:43 | 4973617 Son of Captain Nemo
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    Everything "old" is "new" again...  Mike Rivero nails it!

    "There is a good reason for the US to focus their war-making efforts on Europe. During WW2, the United States was the only industrialized nation to escape bombing. For twenty years after WW2, the rest of the world had to come to the United States to purchase the machine tools to rebuild their own industry, and of course, during that time, consumers in other countries had to buy industrially-produced goods from the United States as well. Together with the Breton-Woods agreement forcing the use of the dollar for all global trade, the United States made out like a bandit economically. But over the last 30 years, manufacturing in the United States has declined. At the end of WW2 there were thirty American companies manufacturing TV sets. Today there are none. Asian electronics rule the world. Asian and European cars outclass those produced in America.

    The goal for the US Government in WW3 is not only to force the world back to the US dollar but to trigger wars in industrial regions that compete with US industries, to smash them and force the world back into a period of dependence on American manufacturing."... - WhatReallyhappened.com

    http://en.ria.ru/interview/20140708/190852685/Killing-Russian-journalist...


     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:09 | 4974138 crazybob369
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    Really? The goal for the US Government in WW3. Have we all gone totally collectively stupid? The only goal of the US Government in WW3 will be how to get the cockroach vote, because those are the only constituents they'll have left.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:47 | 4973626 Boubou
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    Chances are this was in fact an accidental strike by the rebels. But.
    I hope US refrains from the usual knee-jerk belligerence and threats which it uses on anyone who does not share US aims.
    It is not working and it winds all parties into hasty action.
    Relations with Russia could have been handled in a very different way. Instead we are back in a Cold War scenario.
    US has the ability to fry any and all adversaries one at a time or all at once, including the Klingon Empire. It is way beyond any existential threat.
    It can afford to be measured and generous

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:13 | 4973809 Son of Captain Nemo
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    Chances are this was in fact an accidental strike by the rebels. But.
    I hope US refrains from the usual knee-jerk belligerence and threats which it uses on anyone who does not share US aims.

    And just what are the chances B that this would have happened if Victor Yanukovych was still in power after he won in 2010 with an international "gang" of observers that called his election legitimate?

    Couldn't be anything like the narrative we still can't break over 9/11 which has fallen on deaf ears going on 13 years now?  Or how 'bout the "yellow cake" uranium story complete with the head of the DOS waiving a vile of WMD in front of us to start a war we knew within a year was based on a total lie?

    Truth be told this time around this ain't Iraq, Afghanistan , Libya and Syria we're talking about!

    If you wear that uniform after creating all 5 failed states already in your career you better think clearly about where your leaders are taking you with the "goal" this time!

    Ain't gonna be your Grand Dad's war that's for certain!

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:51 | 4973638 Boubou
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    C

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:56 | 4973682 gcjohns1971
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    What about this?
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/07/caught-on-tape-russian-buk-sam-m...

    How do they know it is a Russian Launcher and not an East Ukrainian one?

    How do they know it isn't a West Ukrainian Launcher?

    If it is a West Ukrainian Launcher, then where is the rest of the Firing Battery (the other vehicles)???

    Where is the missile?

    "A standard Buk battalion consists of a command vehicle, target acquisition radar (TAR) vehicle, six transporter erector launcher and radar (TELAR) vehicles and three transporter erector launcher (TEL) vehicles. A Buk missile battery consists of two TELAR and one TEL vehicle."

    Which ones DON'T the East Ukrainians have? 

    IIf they have only a TEL they could not have fired.

    If they  have a TELAR they could have fired.

    If they have only the TAR they could not have fired.

    Which do they have?

    If the photo is correct, then the equipment APPEARS to be a TELAR. (Radar is in the dome on the back which can be raised and oriented.)

    Girkin said he downed an AN-26 on 17 July,  before he took down the post and denied.  Why shouldn't I belive the first post?

    How is any of that unreasonable?

    Are we supposed to accept the Russian position without review of facts, but we're supposed be be critical of the US view?

    Why?

    Can't I be critical of both views?

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:06 | 4973768 news printer
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    Last year in Syria responsible for chem attack in rebel held teritory was Syian Gov

    now for attack on plane in rebel held teritorry are responsible rebels or Russia

    Its a gordian knot

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:09 | 4973785 gcjohns1971
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    You can't see a fighter at 30K + feet .

    Test it for yourself.

    1) Go to:

    http://www.flightradar24.com/

    2) Choose a plane that is flying at the right height over you.

    3) Walk outside and report whether you can see it.

     

    The commercial planes are bigger than most fighters.  If you can't see the BIG BRIGHTLY PAINTED commercial plane, you wouldn't be able to see the SMALL CAMOFLAGED FIGHTER.

    Before flinging accusations, just try it.

    I live in a rural area, and there are three planes over me right now.   I walked outside and couldn't see any of them.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:32 | 4973918 Ginsengbull
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    WOW, there sure is a lot of garbage flying around up there.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:00 | 4974081 JR
    JR's picture

    And, also, a lot of facts...

    ·  Visibility is shown in the newscasts as being more than adequate for a normal sighted adult to have recognized MH17 for what it was — a commercial flight.”

    "Yes, but with aid of a telescopic device. I live almost under the busiest flight corridor in Australia and I can if not impeded by cloud, identify aircraft at cruise altitude with an ordinary pair of binoculars. You would’ve thought that those responsible for launching a BUK would’ve used a far superior visual aid."

    by Roger Roger on Jul 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    http://www.crikey.com.au/2014/07/18/mh17-why-a-commercial-jet-was-flying-over-a-war-zone/?wpmp_switcher=mobile

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:18 | 4973837 Ginsengbull
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    Norad can see anything burning on the face of this earth, bigger than a garbage can on fire, in real time.

     

    They LOOK for missile launches. That's what they do.

     

    No reason they haven't released the location of the launch, except the old excuse of "That's classified".

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:25 | 4973880 Ginsengbull
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    I'm investing in chaff and flares.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:46 | 4973990 x-moose
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    Meanwhile "Col" Strelkov (the military commander of "freedom fighters", who certainly - according to RT/ZH, haven't shot the MH17) reports as follow (translation is mine):

    "According to the reports of those collecting bodies, the large part of them were not "fresh" - people apparently died a few days prior (to the incident). Furthermore, the large quantity of medical supplies, blood plasma and other, untypical to a regular (passenger) flight has been discovered.Multile corpses are completely bloodless as if blood coagulated long prior to the catastrophe. Very strong decay stench is also reported by the locals - such a stench is impossible to develop within the half an hour of the incident in any weather, but especially in the cool and overcast day as yesterday...Pilot were quite alive (though) - front end of the plane is well preserved and is washed with their blood."

    http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/07/18/7032346/

    There you have it: the MH370 is taken by Mossad via Diego Garcia to the promised land, re branded as MH17, stuffed with corpses of (fill blank) and AIDS researchers, and then blown up over the last truly free part of the Earth to destroy St. Putin -the last savior of humanity.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:48 | 4974001 laomei
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    Here's my stab at the actual events.

    MH17 was escorted by a pair of fighters as initially reported.

    MH17 was diverted from the previous flight plan by that escort to restricted airspace intentionally

    The fighters broke off once the missile was in the air

    Assuming it was the seperatists who fired - they were targetting the fighters

    Assuming it was the Ukraine who fired - false flag setup 

    Russia most assuredly did NOT fire, as doing so has zero benefit.

     

    Someone wanted THAT plane to be at THAT location, smack dab in the middle of hot airspace.  The smoking gun really is the fact that the Buk is not a fire and forget system.  If they had the tech and training to fire on it and hit it at that altitude, they had the same training and tech to know it was civilian.  

     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:58 | 4974067 crazybob369
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    I admit I don't know much about international law, but given that this was not a U.S. airliner, and crashed in Europe what exactly is the U.S. jurisdiction in this? a U.S. probe isn’t complete and investigators and analysts are still sifting the circumstances surrounding and leading up to the firing of the missile.

     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:18 | 4975913 Rootin' for Putin
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    Because its a Boeing the NTSB and FAA get a say in normal accidents.  But this doesnt strictly count in that theme.

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:12 | 4974163 RevRex
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    It was shot down very close to the Russian border, in Russia controlled airspace over pro-Russian rebel held terrritory.

     

    By all means, everything points right to Israel......yep, I gotcha!

    I suppose "Busch new an dint say nuthing two"

     

    Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:16 | 4975907 Rootin' for Putin
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    So, a few days ago the Ukies said the rebels were surrounded and cut off from russia

    Now magicially the border region is where the rebels are hanging out unchecked.

    Which is it?

    Sat, 07/19/2014 - 04:43 | 4976547 Magooo
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    And of course Iraq has WMD.

     

    Fucking morons in America will, in spite of the lie after lie, mostly believe this shit

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