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Obama: Hiding Truth in Plain Sight
Friday, March 27, 2015 11:20

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Makia Freeman | Tools for Freedom

Hidden truth in plain sight is a favorite tactic of the elite. The biggest factor working in their favor is massive and widespread public incredulity at their schemes, because the scale of evil is simply unimaginable for the average person. It is indeed hard to swallow that a tiny elite, disconnected from compassion, empathy and the rest of humanity, would actively promote mass murder, depopulation and destruction of the Earth, but the evidence proves it to the case, from Kissinger’s 1974 Memorandum 200 (depopulation) to spraying the skies with toxic metals (geoengineering). However, as bad as that is, it still has not gone so deep into the rabbit hole. If you really want an outlandish and ostentatious example of hiding truth in plain sight, check out the video clip above where Obama glibly coats the shocking truth of the ET situation (the Extraterrestrial situation) with a layer of calculated sarcasm.

“The Aliens Exercise Strict Control Over Us”
The overwhelming majority of people watching that clip would have walked away believing the whole thing was a joke. This is exactly the calculated response the elite want to elicit around the alien topic. It seems hiding truth in plain sight by making it into a joke or science fiction is a more effective strategy at shielding reality than merely obfuscation or point blank denial. If the NWO elite can keep people in disbelief and ridicule, if they can keep people mind’s closed enough to the idea of what is possible, then they can keep their control grid intact. Obama is a very good actor; look at his delivery as he says these words:

“The Aliens won’t let it happen.”

“They (The Aliens) exercise strict control over us.”

“I can’t reveal anything.”

“That’s what we’re instructed to say.”

 

Obama may try, but he can’t hide the truth by pretending it away. Enough of us already know of the extraterrestrial presence on Earth, and that number is only going to increase as time goes by.

The Overwhelming Proof Aliens Do Exist, Have Already Arrived on Earth and Already Interact with Humanity

If you take the time to study eyewitness testimonies, listen to visitation/abduction accounts and read declassified military documents on the ET topic, you will discover a vast amount of evidence not only confirming that ETs exist, but also that they have been here a long time – and entered into arrangements with our Government that are most definitely not in the best interest of humanity. Here is a sample of the thousands of credible sources (many of which come from hardened, rational military men) which reveal that aliens do exist among us:

– Former Command Sergeant Bob Dean who worked at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Power Europe), the center of NATO, who personally had many experiences of interacting with Nordic ETs. He reveals that the Shadow Government is deeply involved with ETs in underground facilities (e.g. with the jumproom connecting S4 [Area 51] in Nevada with Pine Gap in Australia) and how there is a big battle between the NWO factions that favor disclosure and the ones that vehemently oppose it.

– Veteran Clifford Stone, who had a personal relationship with a green ET called Korona and has numerous alien tales. Some of these many involved his time in Vietnam where he went on UFO crash recovery missions. He even helped an alien escape from military custody! Stone has publicly stated many times there are 57 alien species already interacting with humanity in some way or another.

– ET Contactee Alex Collier, who has had a long ongoing relationship with evolved beings from the Andromedan Galaxy. Throughout his many video interviews he discusses, in astonishing detail, the ET presence on Earth, the Reptilian control of our government and institutions, the truth about our Moon, bases on Mars, human treaties signed with evil alien races, the Government selling us out for greed and technology and many other topics.

– Former military man Phil Schneider, a brave whistleblower who not only encountered alien beings underground, but also got into a gun fight with them – killing one and wounding another. He was a geologist, structural engineer and underground tunneling expert who participated in the construction of many deep underground cities and bases in North America. In his many video presentations he describes in detail these cities, tunnels and bases, the Government’s secret deal with hostile ETs and advanced alien technology being used by secret US agencies.

– ET Contactee Billy Meier, who was one of the first prolific contact stories. Meier was contacted by an extraterrestrial named Semjase who claimed to be from the Pleiades. She allowed him to take over 1000 clear daytime pictures of her craft and others like it as well as live video – in the 1970s before computers and Photoshop were widespread, so fakery would have been difficult or impossible.

– Former Air Force officer Charles Hall who became familiar with Areas 53 and 54 (called “Dreamland”) and the Dogbone Lake field where the ETs landed their craft. He actually lived with a certain species, which he describes as tall, thin, with large eyes and transparent hair, and with the ability to dress and look like humans, and to grow again once they get old.

– Former Air Force officer Bill Holden who had many UFO and ET experiences, including several encounters with alien beings and UFO craft demonstrations. He witnessed 2 Greys in jumpsuits, and a flying double-saucer UFO emerge from water without a splash. He reveals how relations between aliens and the US government are both ongoing and extensive.

The cases of ET contacts Simon Parkes, Arizona Wilder, Whitley Strieber, Mark Richards, Maurizio Cavallo, Ernie Sears, Bonnie Meyer, Alec Newald, Jonathan Reed, James Casbolt, Kim Carlsberg, Douglas Taylor, Travis Walton and Stan Romanek are also worth investigating, not to mention those who saw or worked on UFOs, such as Robert Salas and Bob Lazar.

Researchers Who Have Shone Light on the Extraterrestrial Situation

As well as ET contactees and abductees, there are numerous credible researchers who have spent their lives studying the ET phenomenon. Take Roger Leir, an expert on alien implants; Ann Eller, who worked with the father of UFO and Alien research, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, and who served as Hynek’s personal secretary; and Professor David Jacobs who has fascinating evidence of a disturbing ET agenda of building a hybrid human-alien race. Or, listen to Barbara Lamb, Stan Friedman, Bill Cooper, Mary Rodwell, Timothy Good, Steven Bassett, Steven Greer, Linda Moulton Howe or Philip Corso. Of particular interest is the late Dr. Karla Turner, who investigated the ET abduction phenomenon for decades and collected massive testimonial evidence showing that grey and reptilian ETs do exist. She showed that they use deception and coercion, they possess human clones and other advanced technology (e.g. they can produce lifelike holographic images of people and things) and they control abductees with implants. Then there are those who studied the history of ancient aliens, such as Philip Coppens, Michael Tellinger, Zecharia Sitchin and Erich Von Daniken.

Hiding Truth in Plain Sight is Frequently Used in Movies, Music and Comedy

The theme of hiding truth in plain sight can be found in abundance in the entertainment industries, especially science fiction. Movies and TV series such as Star Trek, V are a way that the elite can secretly communicate what technology really exists and what kind of experiences have already happened to us. It’s a way that the elite can release the pressure without having to engage in open disclosure. It’s also a cunning way they can claim plausible denialability, by explaining away all the evidence as “science fiction”.

We Have Been Helped

Lastly, let’s finish with a quote from Dr. Herman Oberth, a NASA Space Scientist, who said this in 1972:

“Today, we cannot produce machines that fly the same as UFOs do. They are flying by means of artificial fields of Gravity. This would explain the sudden changes of directions. This hypothesis would also explain the piling-up of these discs into a Cylindrical or cigar shaped “Mothership” upon leaving the Earth. Because it is in this fashion, that only one field of gravity be required for all the flying saucers. We cannot take credit for our record advancement in certain scientific fields alone. We have been HELPED. And we have been helped by the people of other WORLDS.”

Not all ETs are “bad”. Not all are “good”. There are countless species, and motivations within those species, for us to make many generalizations. There is a whole universe of hominoid beings out there waiting for us to end the planetary secrecy and take our place in the galactic community. However, it’s not going to happen until a critical mass can discern the truth hiding in plain sight.

This article originally appeared on Tools for Freedom.

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What RARE BIRD EVENT(S) is the government preparing for in 2015?

What “rare bird” event is the Government preparing for in 2015?

The government is making unprecedented preparations for some type of unusual “event” that could have cataclysmic consequences.

Underground bases are being prepared at a feverish pace . Reportedly , the amount of food going underground is mind blowing . FEMA camps are ready for business. Our local police have been militarized and 100’s of new UN vehicles have been eyeballed in the US , imagine what we haven’t seen . Let’s analyze the possibilities .

1. Financial meltdown … The federal reserve keeps pumping up the dollar .. there’s no retreat insight. With the myriad of issues .. It’s probably  not the time for the Fed to go cold turkey ….OR  financial meltdown may coincide or be masked with additional “planned” events.

2. A coming nuclear war ?

While the acrimony is heating up … the likelihood of “assured mutual destruction” is low . With all the UN troops and equipment being disbursed .. and joint American/ Russian troop exercises going on .. Indications are this “talk” may be more of a head fake . Remember , whatever the are selling … Discount… Whatever they are not mentioning ..look closer .

3. New world order assault on the masses ?

While the illuminati is real .. And their intentions mostly nefarious .. The scenario of the classes taking on the masses doesn’t make sense in 2015.The rich keep getting richer … Not the time to launch a civil war . Let’s keep looking.

4. Volcanoes , Earthquakes and Floods ? Asteroid crash … Planet X?

While this theory is being thrown out there .. The chance of these events ” destroying Earth ” are low. Why would it specifically happen in 2015? How would all the underground tunneling be of much use ?

5. Assault from the skies above?

While on the surface this may seem impossible , real world activities do point to a looming threat . Do you really believe the government when the say they “don’t ” investigate UFO’s? You mean they record every phone call , the average person gets photographed over 100times everyday .. But government doesn’t care about a looming outside threat? We haven’t returned to the moon because “of budgetary” concerns … Can you smell the bullshit ?

We here on Earth have laser weapons that would boggle the mind . What do you think advanced species might possess? Planets sometimes come to the end of their useful life , and all living entities require food . GMO tinkering could supply food for billions. Human’s are said to be a good source of food … considered a delicacy among other worldly entities.

Why have 3 spaceships in a row been blown up before entering outer space ? Is there something out there that can’t be revealed ? 3 Malaysian flights crash(?) in 2014… Reportedly killed are 108 top scientists , several dozen of the most advanced electronic warfare pioneers and key worldwide energy players . Do we see a trend ? Have these specialists been moved underground in preparation for a war that pits all of Earth . Against unknown invader(s) ?

What is not discussed by government should be listed as the most likely scenario. Like a good gin rummy player , the cards you see mean much less than the cards you haven’t seen .

Remember Ronald Reagan’s 1977 speech to the UN, which broached the subject of an alien invasion uniting the powers on Earth.

It’s understandable world governments don’t want to panic the planet . Imagine the turmoil if it was confirmed our world would soon be a target of outside predators .

The answer to the future of Earth is likely out of control of earthlings .. Government job is to NOT CONFIRM what they cannot control !





Will 7 billion souls succumb to 1200 Billionaires and their Mainstream Media Bitches?

The biggest danger to America in 2015 is the further castration of the freedom of the press.
The banking cabal along with Wall Street has taken control of our government. The American people (otherwise known as (useless eaters ) to the elite … are in danger of a premeditated depopulation effort .
Going forward the elites claim planet Earth can only support 1 or 2 billion people . Robots , drones , and artificial intelligence are all moving to the head of the class … The citizens of the world are becoming obsolete. 1200 billionaires call the shots , and 7 billion souls are their cattle .
We as the 7 billion people on the chopping Block,,, must fight for our survival . The most important thing we can do as the collective conscious of the planet,,, is to force truthfulness from our government and it’s corporate mockingbirds.
We must demand truth before we allow the mainstream media to further obscure the facts. We must hold their feet to the fire and demand the truth about Malaysian flights MH 17 and MH 370 . what’s really happening in Ukraine , Iran and Syria. Stop the NSA trampling of our freedoms .we need to expose the real culprits of 9/11 and their real agenda .
Our Western governments really contemplating a first strike attack against Russia in all out of assault to save the petrodollar?
The alternate media has come of age in 2014 . Government fingers are firmly twitching in anticipation of ending the freedom of the alternate media and switching that kill switch that will end the 4th estate
.We cannot allow the banking cabal , Rothschild, Murdoch Bush, Cheney , Obama and both Clintons to continue the sellout of the masses for the benefit of the “classes” They have their underground bunkers and posh secret cities ready for their secure future, as the rest of us curl up and die .
Do not accept their vision of the future . Do not allow them to incite class and racial self destruction . Let’s rise above their manipulation .. How can 7 billion souls be destroyed by 1200 mother fuckers? Now is the time to expose the truth .. Time is running very short .





The BIGGEST Scandal in America is it’s CONTROLLED PRESS – Eric Zuesse

How many Americans know that the current regime in Ukraine was installed in a very bloody February 2014 coup d’etat, that was planned in the U.S. White House, and overseen by an Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, and run by the CIA, and carried out for the White House by one of Ukraine’s two racist-fascist, or Nazi, political parties, whose founder and leader still controls Ukraine though not officially, even these many months after his coup, and which nazi party has been up to their elbows since then in a genocidal policy to exterminate the people in the region of Ukraine that had voted approximately 90% for the man whom Obama and those nazis overthrew in February? (Click onto that link, and to the more-detailed evidence that’s linked to there, in order to see the ultimate documentations of this entire horrific history, because it is history now, even though the American public were never informed about it while it was news — while and when it was happening, which it still is.)

And how many Americans know that one of the two main suspects in the bringing-down of the Malaysian MH17 airliner over Ukraine on July 17th has been given veto-power over the report that is to be issued from the official ‘investigation’ of the black boxes and other evidence in the case?

The ongoing hiding of all of this from the American public is perhaps even more stunning to the present writer than is the bloody American policy (including Obama’s personal role in it) itself.

Virtually all of the ‘news’ editors and producers — the ‘news’ executives, in America’s press — know, and have known all along, that these things are the case, because they’ve been receiving many news-submissions on them, with full and entirely credible documentation each time, ever since February, and have not made any of these facts public; they’ve not published this reality, when it was news, though they are supposed to be news-organizations.

I know this because I am one of the many independent investigative journalists who has been reporting in detail on these matters, throughout this time-period, and whose reports have been submitted to virtually all U.S. ‘news’ media — mainstream and alternative news, liberal and conservative news, Republican and Democratic news. And, with the exception of only about a half-dozen obscure but admirably authentic news-sites on the Internet (which is just a small fraction of the “alternative news” sites), all of this solidly documented information (just click on the links and you’ll see it documented there) has been intentionally withheld, from the American public, by virtually the entirety of the U.S. ‘news’ media.

Was the rigid control over a nation’s press more rigid and more universal in the Soviet Union, or in Nazi Germany, than is the case in today’s United States? One should not simply assume that it was, or that it wasn’t, but instead recognize how extremely far from being a democracy today’s United States has, in fact, become. This is the most shocking realization of all, because it’s the most suppressed news of all — news about the news-suppression by the ‘news’-media.

Regarding that charge of news-suppression in America: among the ‘news’ media to which these news-reports have been regularly submitted and yet never published, have also been specialized ones, such as fair.org, mediamatters.org, and Foreign Policy magazine; and yet even they refuse to report these realities about U.S. foreign policy and its cover-ups, and about the controlled U.S. ‘news’ media — in neither specialized field (neither press-reviews, nor international policy) is it being reported. And, of course, it’s not broadcast in any U.S. national media. That’s how dire the condition of what used to be American democracy has now become.

The biggest news-story of all is thus the one that is, and that will inevitably be, the most suppressed news-story of all: the news-suppression itself. It extends from the major ‘news’-media to the alternative and even to the specialized ‘news’-media.

Edward Snowden, the former CIA and NSA employee and then contractor who went public about the U.S. Government’s violating the 4th Amendment and other U.S. Constitutional provisions regarding Americans’ right to privacy and so forth, addressed on October 20th, a class at Harvard Law School, and he spoke about the impossibility of democracy to exist if there is not informed consent from the public of what the Government is doing, and of what the authentic aims of the Government are in what it is doing and intends to do. He necessarily had to speak from an undisclosed location, because the U.S. Government wants to imprison him (if not worse). He raised the extremely serious question as to whether, and the extent to which, a government can lie to its public and still be a democracy.

That’s the question. How can the public have a government representing informed consent, if the ‘news’ media are constantly, and systematically, lying about the most important things, and covering up that government’s worst, most heinous, crimes? Yet, this is what Americans have today.

The United States is thus no longer a model for any country except for a dictatorship. How likely is it that America’s press will let the American public know this now-established fact?

Something’s wrong — and it’s not people such as Edward Snowden.

For yet another of the many examples of U.S. news-suppression, click here. This interview, 13 years after the news-event, was relegated to C-Span, not aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, or cable-news channels.

 

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that (more…)





What the Corporate Mass Media Ignores Tell’s the Real Truth…

 

Will 2014 be the year remembered as the year the Illuminati owned and operated media was finally exposed as the deceivers and destroyers of the last remnants of the 4th estate? It’s a painful realization that the world’s elite use their power over the press to misinform…the Bilderberg group treats the world as their’s alone….and play’s God here on Earth.

Maybe the death of Washington Post editor Benjamin Bradley is both tragic but purposeful here in 2014. One of the last remaining “old guard” has left us  …one of the few that would dig for the truth….and inform the public what was real, no matter which way the facts point.

It’s clear the investigative media no longer exists, their rulers have closed down the 4th estate. Let’s review 2014 and look at the unanswered questions our  “free press” will not discuss.

What really happened in Fukushima? , and what are the actual ramifications to  the health and well-being of the citizen’s on planet Earth? Is it true that public notification radiation levels have been ignored..as the death to wildlife populations mount? It appears we have not been told the truth, and the corporate media will not level with us.

Malaysian flight #370 disappeared on March 8th,2014. We’ve got nothing but a dog and pony show from the world’s media. Malaysian airlines, Free-scale Semiconductor and the Federal reserve are all owned by the world’s leading international banking cabal, the Rothschild family. They also own the Carlyle group, Blackstone and control 95% of the Western media. Anyone smell a rat?

We’ve heard little about FRACKING..and the real effects this process has on the future of planet Earth. The corporate media doesn’t want to discuss it, the health of the planet is not part of the responsibility of the billions that inhabit Earth, we are merely the cattle and useless eaters that face the depopulation efforts from those that own us.

We have an American president that seems totally out-of-it. Is he stoned? Has he been relegated to a mere figure head position? Who is really in charge of the decisions?The American people sent him a serious rebuke in the mid-terms..only to have him spit in our  face and take extraordinary executive actions that put all Americans in a more dangerous position.

July brought a double dose of disaster, as another Malaysian airline bit the dust..this time Obama and the West declared Russian’s Putin guilty of crimes against humanity, despite all evidence to the CONTRARY. Not one Western media outlet has done any legitimate investigation….IT’S PRETTY CLEAR THE MEDIA IS JUST PART AND PARCEL OF THE NSA….and the truth doesn’t matter. Israel launched a horrific attack the same day as the MH17 destruction, using the plane disaster as cover to their aggressive assault….with obvious cooperation from Obama and his Neo-con handlers.

The media has been so silent on the 3 spaceships that all were blown up this year, two private and one secret payload. Someone really doesn’t want us to see what’s really happening in the skies above us…make you wonder why..don’t hold your breathe for any real information from the media here on Earth.

The West installed a corrupt government in Ukraine..which the Press-ti-tutes  completely ignore. The West funded something caused ISIS or ISIL…the newest bogeyman on the block. Dick Cheney warned us all about his newest 9/11 #2 plan of action. Russia is feeling threatened…and so are the American people. I never would have imagined we might have more confidence in Putin than Obama and his Rothschild/Saudi Arabia/Israel Neo-con, Illuminati demons.

It’s time to come face to face with the facts…those bits of information that are being ignored….there in lies the real truth!

 





Why The Alex Jones Show and ISIS Are BOTH creations of the Out-of-Control New World Order…

 

Who here knew about ISIS and their diabolical plans to destroy America two  months ago?  Do you ever get the feeling that were just the audience in a high stakes theatrical event?

It has been confirmed through multiple sources that ISIS is the creation of the US/UK/SAUDI ARABIA/ISRAEL CONSORTIUM.

We must create an enemy in order to divide and conquer. In the same way we created OSAMA BIN LADEN

In the same vain, the New World Order has created a villian to continue its quest to divide and smash. His name is Alex Jones, or perhaps Bill Hicks, but in any event his purpose is the same. Galvanize the opposition, and feed the information obtained from the public into a grand computer program…to set the strategy for the future domination of the New World Order.

The elite think they are smarter than anyone…and they will finese their way to the type of Fascist One World Government they so desire.

Alex Jones  is the ultimate propagandists, with his “shows” reaching out to some 20 million listeners per week. He daily unviels a torent of disnformation…sometimes dropping “classified” information to both incite and take the temperature of the people.

Warning to all Alex Jones “fans” Everyone calling into the show, downloading podcasts and TV feeds…and/or buying his snake oil “survivalists” potions…your phone numbers and emails are going straight into the NSA data base. When FEMA knocks on your door…you will have a pre-ordained label, not unlike the Jews put to death in the German death camps.

The gun owners and libertarians, the loud mouths and survivalists…Patriots and Tea Part stalwarts…Christians and Jews….you are all targets of the New World Order. If you think Alex Jones is your friend in arms, think again.

Proof positive of Alex Jones deception is all over You tube. Even more startling…The recent death of comedian Joan Rivers…after she blurted out to the cameras that Michelle Obama is tranny..and our president is gay…confirms Alex Jones is working for dark forces aligned with the Whitehouse and The Illuminati.

He at first investigated Joan Rivers claims, and was adamant that indeed, the American people have been decieved. Quite incredibly, Jones did  a 180 and said Joan Rivers was just “joking” and he also was just “joking”

NOT TRUE. Watch the clips of both Rivers and Jones before his heart to heart WARNING FROM HIS NWO HANDLERS. It’s not the particular sexual orientation that’s a big deal..it’s the cover-up.

Imagine how the Democrats would fair in the upcoming MIDTERM elections if Obama was confirmed as master deciever. Not to mention, some alledge there’s a long list of Obama’s ex-gay lovers…and they are all dead now.

Weve seen the West crash 2 civilian airplanes with 600 innocent people, why would a few loose ends and a renegade comedian give them pause to do what they “need” to do.

Now we have live replays  just hours after the death and destruction we are  unloading on both terrorists and civilians in the newest Middle East debacle. First they warm us up with beheadings, then they give us ” joy” in hitting back these terrorists.

Count on ISIS hitting the West with some terror of their own…and very soon. Public opinoin must be incited to support Washington’s madness. Computer models tell the “powers that be” what’s needed to create chaos and circumstances “ripe” for the next stage of the New World Order takedown

ISIS, ALEX JONES…IT’S ALL THE SAME …DIVIDE AND CONQUER……

SENSIBLE AMERICANS HAVE  FIGURED OUT THE UGLY TRUTH..

Let’s tell the computer model’s we see through the madness in Washington and all their allies, especially the City of London and the Wall street co-conspirators. Return the RULE OF LAW…PROSECUTE THOSE THAT SUBVERT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.!!

 

 





Who’s Telling the BIG LIE on Ukraine? By Robert Parry



By Robert Parry

September 03, 2014 “ICH” – “Consortiumnews” –  If you wonder how the world could stumble into World War III – much as it did into World War I a century ago – all you need to do is look at the madness that has enveloped virtually the entire U.S. political/media structure over Ukraine where a false narrative of white hats vs. black hats took hold early and has proved impervious to facts or reason.

The original lie behind Official Washington’s latest “group think” was that Russian President Vladimir Putin instigated the crisis in Ukraine as part of some diabolical scheme to reclaim the territory of the defunct Soviet Union, including Estonia and other Baltic states. Though not a shred of U.S. intelligence supported this scenario, all the “smart people” of Washington just “knew” it to be true.

To believe that Putin was indeed the mastermind of the crisis, you would have to think that he somehow arranged to have the EU offer the association agreement last year, then got the International Monetary Fund to attach such draconian “reforms” that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych backed away from the deal.

Then, Putin had to organize mass demonstrations at Kiev’s Maidan square against Yanukovych while readying neo-Nazi militias to act as the muscle to finally overthrow the elected president and replace him with a regime dominated by far-right Ukrainian nationalists and U.S.-favored technocrats. Next, Putin had to get the new government to take provocative actions against ethnic Russians in the east, including threatening to outlaw Russian as an official language.

And throw into this storyline that Putin – all the while – was acting like he was trying to help Yanukovych defuse the crisis and even acquiesced to Yanukovych agreeing on Feb. 21 to accept an agreement brokered by three European countries calling for early Ukrainian elections that could vote him out of office. Instead, Putin was supposedly ordering neo-Nazi militias to oust Yanukovych in a Feb. 22 putsch, all the better to create the current crisis.

While such a fanciful scenario would make the most extreme conspiracy theorist blush, this narrative was embraced by prominent U.S. politicians, including ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and “journalists” from the New York Times to CNN. They all agreed that Putin was a madman on a mission of unchecked aggression against his neighbors with the goal of reconstituting the Russian Empire. Clinton even compared him to Adolf Hitler.

This founding false narrative was then embroidered by a consistent pattern of distorted U.S. reporting as the crisis unfolded. Indeed, for the past eight months, we have seen arguably the most one-sided coverage of a major international crisis in memory, although there were other crazed MSM stampedes, such as Iraq’s non-existent WMD in 2002-03, Iran’s supposed nuclear bomb project for most of the past decade, Libya’s “humanitarian crisis” of 2011, and Syria’s sarin gas attack in 2013.

But the hysteria over Ukraine – with U.S. officials and editorialists now trying to rally a NATO military response to Russia’s alleged “invasion” of Ukraine – raises the prospect of a nuclear confrontation that could end all life on the planet.

The ‘Big Lie’ of the ‘Big Lie’

This madness reached new heights with a Sept. 1 editorial in the neoconservative Washington Post, which led many of the earlier misguided stampedes and was famously wrong in asserting that Iraq’s concealment of WMD was a “flat fact.” In its new editorial, the Post reprised many of the key elements of the false Ukraine narrative in the Orwellian context of accusing Russia of deceiving its own people.

The “through-the-looking-glass” quality of the Post’s editorial was to tell the “Big Lie” while accusing Putin of telling the “Big Lie.” The editorial began with the original myth about the aggression waged by Putin whose “bitter resentment at the Soviet empire’s collapse metastasized into seething Russian nationalism. …

“In prosecuting his widening war in Ukraine, he has also resurrected the tyranny of the Big Lie, using state-controlled media to twist the truth so grotesquely that most Russians are in the dark — or profoundly misinformed — about events in their neighbor to the west. …

“In support of those Russian-sponsored militias in eastern Ukraine, now backed by growing ranks of Russian troops and weapons, Moscow has created a fantasy that plays on Russian victimization. By this rendering, the forces backing Ukraine’s government in Kiev are fascists and neo-Nazis, a portrayal that Mr. Putin personally advanced on Friday, when he likened the Ukrainian army’s attempts to regain its own territory to the Nazi siege of Leningrad in World War II, an appeal meant to inflame Russians’ already overheated nationalist emotions.”

The Post continued: “Against the extensive propaganda instruments available to Mr. Putin’s authoritarian regime, the West can promote a fair and factual version of events, but there’s little it can do to make ordinary Russians believe it. Even in a country with relatively unfettered access to the Internet, the monopolistic power of state-controlled media is a potent weapon in the hands of a tyrant.

“Mr. Putin’s Big Lie shows why it is important to support a free press where it still exists and outlets like Radio Free Europe that bring the truth to people who need it.”

Yet the truth is that the U.S. mainstream news media’s distortion of the Ukraine crisis is something that a real totalitarian could only dream about. Virtually absent from major U.S. news outlets – across the political spectrum – has been any significant effort to tell the other side of the story or to point out the many times when the West’s “fair and factual version of events” has been false or deceptive, starting with the issue of who started this crisis.

Blinded to Neo-Nazis

In another example, the Post and other mainstream U.S. outlets have ridiculed the idea that neo-Nazis played any significant role in the putsch that ousted Yanukovych on Feb. 22 or in the Kiev regime’s brutal offensive against the ethnic Russians of eastern Ukraine.

However, occasionally, the inconvenient truth has slipped through. For instance, shortly after the February coup, the BBC described how the neo-Nazis spearheaded the violent seizure of government buildings to drive Yanukovych from power and were then rewarded with four ministries in the regime that was cobbled together in the coup’s aftermath.

When ethnic Russians in the south and east resisted the edicts from the new powers in Kiev, some neo-Nazi militias were incorporated into the National Guard and dispatched to the front lines as storm troopers eager to fight and kill people whom some considered “Untermenschen” or sub-human.

Even the New York Times, which has been among the most egregious violators of journalistic ethics in covering the Ukraine crisis, took note of Kiev’s neo-Nazi militias carrying Nazi banners while leading attacks on eastern cities – albeit with this embarrassing reality consigned to the last three paragraphs of a long Times story on a different topic. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “NYT Discovers Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis at War.”]

Later, the conservative London Telegraph wrote a much more detailed story about how the Kiev regime had consciously recruited these dedicated storm troopers, who carried the Wolfsangel symbol favored by Hitler’s SS, to lead street fighting in eastern cities that were first softened up by army artillery. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “Ignoring Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Storm Troopers.”]

You might think that unleashing Nazi storm troopers on a European population for the first time since World War II would be a big story – given how much coverage is given to far less significant eruptions of neo-Nazi sentiment in Europe – but this ugly reality in Ukraine disappeared quickly into the U.S. media’s memory hole. It didn’t fit the preferred good guy/bad guy narrative, with the Kiev regime the good guys and Putin the bad guy.

Now, the Washington Post has gone a step further dismissing Putin’s reference to the nasty violence inflicted by Kiev’s neo-Nazi battalions as part of Putin’s “Big Lie.” The Post is telling its readers that any reference to these neo-Nazis is just a “fantasy.”

Even more disturbing, the mainstream U.S. news media and Washington’s entire political class continue to ignore the Kiev government’s killing of thousands of ethnic Russians, including children and other non-combatants. The “responsibility to protect” crowd has suddenly lost its voice. Or, all the deaths are somehow blamed on Putin for supposedly having provoked the Ukraine crisis in the first place.

A Mysterious ‘Invasion’

And now there’s the curious case of Russia’s alleged “invasion” of Ukraine, another alarmist claim trumpeted by the Kiev regime and echoed by NATO hardliners and the MSM.

While I’m told that Russia did provide some light weapons to the rebels early in the struggle so they could defend themselves and their territory – and a number of Russian nationalists have crossed the border to join the fight – the claims of an overt “invasion” with tanks, artillery and truck convoys have been backed up by scant intelligence.

One former U.S. intelligence official who has examined the evidence said the intelligence to support the claims of a significant Russian invasion amounted to “virtually nothing.” Instead, it appears that the ethnic Russian rebels may have evolved into a more effective fighting force than many in the West thought. They are, after all, fighting on their home turf for their futures.

Concerned about the latest rush to judgment about the “invasion,” the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a group of former U.S. intelligence officials and analysts, took the unusual step of sending a memoto German Chancellor Angela Merkel warning her of a possible replay of the false claims that led to the Iraq War.

You need to know,” the group wrote, “that accusations of a major Russian ‘invasion’ of Ukraine appear not to be supported by reliable intelligence. Rather, the ‘intelligence’ seems to be of the same dubious, politically ‘fixed’ kind used 12 years ago to ‘justify’ the U.S.-led attack on Iraq.”

But these doubts and concerns are not reflected in the Post’s editorial or other MSM accounts of the dangerous Ukraine crisis. Indeed, Americans who rely on these powerful news outlets for their information are as sheltered from reality as anyone living in a totalitarian society.





MH17 & MH370- VANASHING POINT- (PEDRO ESCOBAR)

Vanishing Point By Pedro Escobar August 15, 2014 Vanishing Point – Asia Times

First, passenger airliner MH370 vanished from Planet Earth. Then MH370 vanished from the news cycle. First, MH17 was shot down by “Putin’s missile” – as Planet Earth was told. Then MH17 vanished from the news cycle. Where’s Baudrillard when we need him? Had he been alive, the dervish of simulacra would have already deconstructed these two Malaysian planes as mirror images; from absolute vanishing to maximum exposure, then vanished again. They might as well havebeen abducted – and shot – by aliens. Now you seem them, now you don’t. Black boxes, data recorders – everything MH17 is now floating in a black void. The British are taking forever to analyze the data – and if they have already done so, they are not talking. It’s as if they were singing, I see a black box / and I want it painted black … void. The Pentagon, with 20-20 vision over Ukraine, knows what happened. Russian intelligence not only knows what happened but offered a tantalizing glimpse of it in an official presentation, dismissed by the “West”. The best technical analyses point not to “Putin’s missile” – a BUK – but to a combination of R-60 air-to-air missile and the auto-cannon of an Su-25. A reader led me to this fair assessment by former USAF and Boeing engineer Raymond Blohm: “With proper vectoring, a Su-25 need not be quite as fast as a Boeing 777 in cruise. It just has to get to a missile-firing position. Since the 777 was not maneuvering, it would be simple to pre-calculate when to get in a certain spot in the sky below the 777. From there, it’s the missile that has the speed and altitude capability to hit the 777. (The R-60 is a very capable missile.) After the missile takes out an engine, both the 777’s max speed and its max altitude are well within the Su-25 fighter’s speed & altitude capabilities. Then, the Su-25 can show off its cannon power.” Follow the engine wreckage. Follow the cockpit wreckage. Follow the motive. One cannot even imagine the tectonic geopolitical plates clashing were the Kiev regime to be deemed responsible. It would be the vanishing point for the whole – warped – notion of the Empire of Chaos’s “indispensable” exceptionalism. So as MH370 totally vanished, the MH17 story must also totally vanish. The Dutch and the British might eventually come out and hold a high-profile press conference telling the world what His Master’s Voice finally redacted. Still, one may count on certified, residual outrage, if not puzzlement, by a large number of grieving Dutch families. And one may count on certified outrage by Malaysia as a nation. As in Why Us? And not once but twice? Moscow, after deconstructing the “logic” of the ongoing Russia/Putin hysterical demonization, knows that whatever they say will be invalidated by the Orwellian Thought Police. Yet as much as His Master’s Voice controls what the Dutch and the British might eventually reveal, Russia can counterpunch by leaking the crucial scenario to Malaysia. And Malaysia will talk. MH370 vanished as in a video game. MH17 was hit as in a video game. Now their respective narratives are being vanished. It’s as if we are living a tiny rehearsal of the black hypothesis of post-history. Postmodernist star Jean-Francois Lyotard and later Flemish thinker Lieven De Cauter were the rarified few who dabbled in studying the black hypothesis. The black hypothesis is the ultimate dystopia – playing out in the cosmological time of the death of the sun, something like 4.5 billion years away. Basically this is about techno-science surviving the death of the sun and the death of humanity itself. So MH370 may have vanished into an antechamber of the black hypothesis. But MH17 is much more prosaic; it could have been just a false flag gone wrong. Thus, under Empire of Chaos’s rules, it must also vanish. The question is whether global civil society will accept it – or has already entered its own vanishing point.





Something Sinister Going on? The Unanswered Questions of MH17- Mike Whitney

 

 

Something Sinister Going On?

The Unanswered Questions of MH17

By Mike Whitney 

“Recent history has repeatedly proven that nothing said by Washington and its officials should be accepted at face value. No other government in the world has been implicated in so many egregious lies as the United States.” Bill Van Auken, “US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine“, World Socialist Web Site

“Mendaci neque quum vera dicit, creditor.” Cicero (“A liar is not to be believed even when he speaks the truth.”)

Without a shred of public evidence to support their claim that Moscow was involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the United States and Europe have levied a new round of sanctions on Russia. The sanctions, which are designed to restrict Russia’s access to both capital and technology, will be imposed as soon as August 1, despite the fact that Moscow has repeatedly denied either involvement in the incident or of providing material support for the militants fighting in east Ukraine. Not surprisingly, Russia will not be given a chance to defend itself in court or present its case before an independent tribunal. Due process and the presumption of innocence are breezily jettisoned whenever US interests are involved. Instead, Washington will act as judge, jury and lord high executioner arbitrarily imposing penalties on the country that has provided hard evidence of what actually transpired prior to the crash using data it compiled from radar and satellite imagery. In contrast, the US hasn’t lifted a finger to help the investigation even though it has the most advanced, state-of-the-art surveillance systems in the world and even though it had a satellite — capable of reading a license plate from outer space — hovering directly overhead at the time the aircraft blew up. And here’s something else to consider from blogger Moon of Alabama:

“Pentagon officials told CNN (on Tuesday) that the Ukrainian government fired three ballistic missiles towards the federalists during the last 48 hours.” (Moon of Alabama)

If the Pentagon picked up the ballistic missile launches on their radar, they certainly saw the surface-to-air missiles that brought down MH17. Case closed.

So why hasn’t Washington been more forthcoming with the information they have? Why are they basing their judgment on the nonsense they’ve gleaned from social media and Twitter feeds instead of spy-in-the-sky photos and satellite imagery? Why are they dragging their feet and obstructing the investigation? And why, for God sakes, why has Europe agreed to go along with this charade when they know there’s not a scintilla of evidence linking Russia to the downed plane?

These are just some of the questions that remain unanswered a full two weeks after MH17 was downed by what appears to have been a surface-to-air missile launched from a BUK platform somewhere in east Ukraine. (Although even that fact is now in dispute given that MH17 was being allegedly being shadowed by two Ukrainian warplanes. Some analysts believe the aircraft was actually destroyed by air-to-air missiles fired from one of the two Su25 interceptors.)

One thing that’s clear, is that the lack of public evidence hasn’t stopped the Obama administration from smearing Russian president Vladimir Putin in the media or blaming Moscow for the tragedy that killed 298 passengers. The campaign to hold Moscow responsible started just hours after MH17 crashed and has only intensified over the last two weeks. This is amazing considering that, most of what we know about the incident has been provided by Russia. For example, it was Russia that provided the information about the two Su25 interceptors and the US satellite. It was also Russia that came up with the photographic evidence that showed Kiev had deployed anti-air missile systems (BUK) around the area where flight MH17 was downed. The Kiev government has repeatedly denied claims that it had BUK systems in the area, but on Friday, Russian military analysts released satellite images that made mincemeat of those denials. Here’s the story from RT:

“Satellite images Kiev published as ‘proof’ it didn’t deploy anti-aircraft batteries around the MH17 crash site carry altered time-stamps and are from days after the MH17 tragedy, the Russian Defense Ministry has revealed.

The images, which Kiev claims were taken by its satellites at the same time as those taken by Russian satellites, are neither Ukrainian nor authentic, according to a Moscow statement.

The Defense Ministry said the images were apparently made by an American KeyHole reconnaissance satellite, because the two Ukrainian satellites currently in orbit, Sich-1 and Sich-2, were not positioned over the part of Ukraine’s Donetsk Region shown in the pictures….

At least one of the images published by Ukraine shows signs of being altered by an image editor, the statement added.” (“‘Wrong time, altered images’ Moscow slams Kiev’s MH17 satellite data“, RT)

Ask yourself this, dear reader: Why would you provide “altered” photos that were taken on a different day to prove your innocence if you weren’t guilty as hell? And why would the US go along with this farce unless they were involved too?

Like we said earlier, there’s photographic evidence that Kiev had BUK systems operating in the area at the time of the crash. These “new” fake photos only increase the probability that it was a Ukrainian missile that brought down MH17. That’s why the administration hasn’t released any of its radar data or satellite imagery. It’s because they know the truth.

Consider this: The Obama administration has never inquired about the communications recordings between Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the aircrew of MH17.

Why? Don’t they want to know what happened?

Nor have they asked for:

“The information on the specific instructions from the Ukraine Aviation Administration to the air traffic control units of Ukraine with relation to the imposed restrictions on the airspace utilization in the area of Donetsk and Lugansk.” (RT)

Nor are they interested in why MH17 was rerouted over a warzone, 200 kilometers north of all previous flights for the last two weeks. Or whether MH17 was in fact being followed by Ukrainian warplanes. Or whether Ukrainian SAM units were active in the area before the incident took place.

How does one explain the Obama administration’s total lack of interest in any area of the current investigation? Doesn’t that suggest that they already know what happened? And doesn’t that also suggest that they’re trying to prevent the facts from leaking out?

Readers should take a quick look at the 28 questions that Russia’s Air Transport Agency would like the Ukrainian government to answer in order to clarify what happened to MH17. (See questions here.) This is the approach the Obama administration would take if they were genuinely interested in finding out what happened. The reason the administration hasn’t taken this approach, is because they’re not really interested in what happened. Why is that?

Most of the lies about MH17 have been coming from the State Department, where just last Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five Sunday morning talk shows claiming that Moscow had sent “a convoy of about 150 vehicles with armored personnel carriers, multiple rocket launchers, tanks, artillery, all of which crossed over from Russia into the eastern part of Ukraine and was turned over to the separatists.”

Imagine making a bold statement like that on five different news programs without even one of the hosts demanding evidence to support the claim. Such is the state of the media in the US today.

So far, neither Kerry nor any of the US Intel agencies have produced proof that Russia is providing material support for rebels in east Ukraine. Zilch. It’s all uncorroborated speculation and unsubstantiated rumor.

Do you remember Kerry said he had proof that the Syrian government was responsible for the Aug. 21 Sarin gas attack outside Damascus, an incident that he hoped would lead the US to launch a war against Syria?

It was a lie. Here’s a clip from Robert Parry:

“A new report by two American weapons specialists, entitled “Possible Implications of Faulty US Technical Intelligence in the Damascus Nerve Agent Attack,” makes clear that the case presented by Kerry and the Obama administration was scientifically impossible because the range of the key rocket carrying Sarin was less than a third of what the U.S. government was claiming.” (“The Mistaken Guns of Last August“, Robert Parry, Consortium News)

And what about Kerry’s grandstanding repudiation of the fake leaflets in Donetsk that said “Jews had to identify themselves as Jews … or suffer the consequences.”

Right. That was another whopper Kerry used to promote his attack on Russia.

And what about this from CNN: “Kerry: ‘Drunken separatists’ interfering at MH17 crash site“. Or this from Vice News “MH17 Crash Site Reportedly Looted by Rebels“.

It’s all just more outlandish speculation intended to smear Russia. There’s a great article in the Wall Street Journal by journalist Paul Sonne titled “After Flight 17 Crash, Agony, Debris and Heartbreak in Ukraine Villages” that dispels a lot of the lies that have popped up in the media in the last couple weeks. First of all, the rebels have not prevented inspectors from accessing the site (as Kerry claims) Here’s Sonne in an interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” on Wednesday:

“The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has actually gotten very good access to the site with the exception of the first day they showed up, which was the day after the crash where their time there was limited to 75 minutes, and they said that they weren’t given access to every piece of the crash site that they had wanted to see. So after the sort of first day standoff that they experienced with some of the rebel militants, it did seem like they were getting pretty full access to the crash site. The problem was that the investigation team, which is now being led by the Netherlands, wasn’t ready and didn’t, in fact, really arrive in Donetsk until a few days ago. And after they finally assembled in Donetsk, it took, you know, about a week or more. Then, fighting had already started to encompass the crash site. And the reason that they’re not getting access to the crash site now is not because the rebels are not allowing them to go to the crash site. It’s because the crash site has turned into an active, violent fighting zone.”

So the inspectors have had access to the site the whole time except just recently when US-backed goons from the Ukrainian army resumed hostilities in violation of their promise to honor a temporary ceasefire. It sounds like Kiev might have something they want to hide at the crash site, doesn’t it?

Meanwhile, according to the Independent, “John Kerry accused the separatists of displaying “an appalling disrespect for human decency” in carrying on fighting close to the area.”

Is Kerry lying again or is he just confused about the facts?

As far as the looting and drunken disrespect for the corpses of the victims; that’s all BS too. Sonne paints an entirely different picture of what took place on the ground. Just check out some of his description and see if it squares with Kerry’s breakdown:

“The plane’s cockpit and dozens of bodies plummeted into Rozsypne, about 2 miles from Petropavlivka. One body fell through a woman’s roof. A pilot strapped to a seat wound up next to a flight attendant in a nearby field. …Charred remains of an engine, landing gear and wings fell in a fireball next to Hrabove, with a tumbling storm cloud of at least 70 bodies, some of them largely intact…

No villagers on the ground died, but they are scared of what they might find next…

“We thought it was the end of the world,” the Orthodox priest says. He stayed on the ground in prayer, preparing to meet God, and then ran up the hill as burning pieces of the plane’s undercarriage and landing gear pelted a field like bombs. Then came a hail of bodies: arms, heads and fingers.

Farmers dashed to the village, afraid it would be engulfed by an inferno. Hrabove Mayor Vladimir Berezhnoi screamed at drivers and motorcyclists to get off the road as fire rolled across a field. When he saw bodies, Mr. Berezhnoi yelled at adults to take their children home.

A few miles away, Oleg Miroshnichenko, a retired miner who became the mayor of Rozsypne about 13 years ago, felt panic as he heard two loud blasts and watched the remains of about 40 passengers rain down on yards and homes. His phone started ringing off the hook.

“There’s a body here, a body there, another body,” he says…

“In mines, you don’t remove a body until they investigate it,” he says.

Villagers and emergency workers decided to start bagging bodies that were rotting in the sun. Local miners joined the effort. Heartbroken residents had been pleading in tears for the bodies’ removal.” (“After Flight 17 Crash, Agony, Debris and Heartbreak in Ukraine Villages“, Wall Street Journal)

See? These people were deeply traumatized by the experience, they weren’t throwing bodies around and disrespecting the dead. That’s pure bunkum, just like the claims that Russia has been firing rounds into Ukraine is bunkum. Just like the leaflets ordering “Jews to register or face deportation” were bunkum. It’s all bunkum. For whatever reason, the State Department doesn’t give a rip about its credibility anymore. They’ll say just about anything as long as they can skewer Moscow.

On Friday, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf was challenged by Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee, who demanded that Harf back up her claims that Russia has been firing rounds into Ukraine with something more substantial than the rubbish she’d read on Twitter. Here’s what the AP journalist said:

“I think that it would be best for all concerned here if when you make an allegation like that you’re able to make it up with something more than just ‘because I said so. You guys get up at the UN security council making these allegations , the secretary [of the State Dept., John Kerry] gets on the Sunday shows and makes these allegations, and then when you present your evidence to back up those allegations, it has appeared to, at least for some, fall short of definitive proof.”

The clearly-flummoxed Harf started backpeddling like crazy, unable to provide any hard evidence that her claims of Russian complicity were anything more than a complete fabrication. As it happens, the so called “satellite imagery data” and “electronic intelligence” that was used to incriminate Moscow was originally posted on coup-backer Geoffrey Pyatt’s Twitter account, which further underlines the fact that the real objective was to shape public opinion with propaganda not to reveal the truth. Here’s a bit more from Antiwar.com:

“During the past several days, there has not been a single report out of Ukraine of an artillery strike against any of their military bases, anywhere in the country. …And this is Ukraine we’re talking about, which comes up with its own dubious stories of Russian attacks on a near daily basis. If Russia was carried out concerted shelling against Ukrainian military targets, Ukraine would be harping on about it constantly. They aren’t even alleging anything close to that is happening. (“US Invents Reports of Russia Attacking Ukraine Bases“, antiwar.com)

A Twitter account, for god sakes! The US State Department is basing its theory on the crap they picked up on Twitter. It’s ridiculous.

Then there’s the State Department’s claim that Russia is massing troops along the border, another fairy tale that’s turned out to be complete baloney. In fact, an International team of inspectors were sent to Russia to check things out and here’s what the found:

“No instances of violations by Russia along the Ukrainian border had been registered by the inspectors,” the ministry said. “The last four months have witnessed 18 separate inspections along the Ukrainian border with the Russian Federation, all in line with the Vienna Open Skies Treaty and the Vienna agreement of 2011.” (RT)

If you’re starting to think that everything you’ve read about the MH17 crash is bullshit, you’re probably right. There’s not much truth to most of it.

But why would the administration lie about things that are so easy to disprove? What’s the point? Are they just getting sloppy and apathetic or is something else going on here?

To get a handle on what’s really going on, we have to understand that Ukraine is not just another bloody afterthought like Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria, none of which would dramatically impact the US’s role as the world’s only superpower. Ukraine is different. Ukraine is an essential part of Washington’s plan to pivot to Asia. If Washington is unable to achieve its objectives in Ukraine — create a chokepoint for vital resources flowing from Russia to the EU, establish NATO bases in the heart of Eurasia, and drive a wedge between Moscow and Brussels — then the plan to maintain US global hegemony for the next century will fail. And if the plan fails, then China will gradually become the world’s biggest and most powerful economy, economic ties between Moscow and Europe grow stronger, and the US will slide into irreversible decline. Get the picture?

This is the scenario that Washington wants to avoid at all cost. That’s why the anti-Russia hysteria in the media has been so ferocious and unrelenting. That’s why the State Department assisted in the coup d’état that toppled the Ukrainian government and triggered the crisis. And that’s why ruling elites of all stripes have thrown their support behind a policy that recklessly pits one nuclear-armed adversary against another. It’s because the bigshot money-guys who run this country are bound and determined to be the Kingfish for the next hundred years even if it means plunging the world into the abyss of a third world war. That’s just a chance they’re willing to take.

Mike Whitney lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press). Hopeless is also available in a Kindle edition. He can be reached at fergiewhitney@msn.com.

 

 





What happened to the Malaysian Airliner? Western Press-titutes all have same talking points (Paul Craig Roberts)

Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing
the facts that we do have.

One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it.

Another fact is that the separatists have no incentive to shoot down an airliner and neither does Russia. Anyone can tell the difference between low-flying attack aircraft and an airliner at 33,000 feet.

The Ukrainians do have Buk anti-aircraft missile systems, and a Buk battery was operational in the region and deployed at a site from which it could have fired a missile at the airliner.

Just as the separatists and the Russian government have no incentive to shoot down an airliner, neither does the Ukrainian government nor, one would think, even the crazed extreme Ukrainian nationalists who have formed militias to take the fight against the separatists that the Ukrainian army is not keen to undertake–unless there was a plan to frame Russia.

One Russian general familiar with the weapon system offered his opinion that it was a mistake made by the Ukrainian military untrained in the weapon’s use. The general said that although Ukraine has a few of the weapons, Ukrainians have had no training in their use in the 23 years since Ukraine separated from Russia. The general thinks it was an accident due to incompetence.

This explanation makes a certain amount of sense and far more sense than Washington’s propaganda. The problem with the general’s explanation is that it does not explain why the Buk anti-aircraft missile system was deployed near or in a separatist territory. The separatists have no aircraft. It seems odd for Ukraine to have an expensive missile system in an area in which it is of no military use and where the position could be overrun and captured by separatists.

As Washington, Kiev, and the presstitute media are committed to the propaganda that Putin did it, we are not going to get any reliable information from the US media. We will have to figure it out for ourselves.

One way to begin is to ask: Why was the missile system where it was? Why risk an expensive missile system by deploying it in a conflict environment in which it is of no use? Incompetence is one answer, and another is that the missile system did have an intended use.

What intended use? News reports and circumstantial evidence provide two answers. One is that the ultra-nationalist extremists intended to bring down Putin’s presidential airliner and confused the Malaysian airliner with the Russian airliner.

The Interfax news agency citing anonymous sources, apparently air traffic controllers, reported that the Malaysian airliner and Putin’s airliner were traveling almost the identical route within a few minutes of one another. Interfax quotes its source: “I can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft at 15:44 Moscow time. The contours of the aircrafts are similar, linear dimensions are also very similar, as for the coloring, at a quite remote distance they are almost identical.”

I have not seen an official Russian denial, but according to news reports, the Russian government in response to the Interfax news report said that Putin’s presidential plane no longer flies the Ukraine route since the outbreak of hostilities.

Before we take the denial at face value, we need to be aware that the implication that Ukraine attempted to assassinate the president of Russia implies war, which Russia wants to avoid. It also implies Washington’s complicity as it is highly unlikely that Washington’s puppet in Kiev would risk such a dangerous act without Washington’s backing. The Russian government, being intelligent and rational, would obviously deny reports of an attempted assassination of the Russian president by Washington and its Kiev puppet. Otherwise, Russia has to do something about it, and that means war.

The second explanation is that the extremists who operate outside the official Ukrainian military, hatched a plot to down an airliner in order to cast the blame on Russia. If such a plot occurred, it likely originated with the CIA or some operative arm of Washington and was intended to force the EU to cease resisting Washington’s sanctions against Russia and to break off Europe’s valuable economic relationships with Russia. Washington is frustrated that its sanctions are unilateral, unsupported by its NATO puppets or any other countries in the world except possibly the lap-dog British PM.

There is considerable circumstantial evidence in support of this second explanation. There is the youtube video which purports to be a conversation between a Russian general and separatists who are discussing having mistakenly brought down a civilian airliner. According to reports, expert examination of the code in the video reveal that it was made the day before the airliner was hit.

Another problem with the video is that whereas we could say that separatists conceivably could confuse an airliner at 33,000 feet with a military attack plane, the Russian military would not. The only conclusion is that by involving the Russian military, the video doubly discredited itself.

The circumstantial evidence easiest for non-technical people to understand is the on cue news programs organized to put the blame on Russia prior to the knowledge of any facts.

In my previous article http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/07/17/sanctions-airliners-paul-craig-roberts/ I reported on the BBC news report which I heard and which was obviously primed to place all blame on Russia. The program ended with a BBC correspondent breathlessly reporting that he has just seen the youtube video and that the video is the smoking gun that proved Russia did it. There is no longer any doubt, he said. Somehow the information got on a video and on youtube before it reached the Ukrainian government or Washington.

The evidence that Putin did it is a video made prior to the attack on the airliner. The entire BBC report aired over National Public Radio was orchestrated for the sole purpose of establishing prior to any evidence that Russia was responsible.

Indeed the entire Western media spoke as one: Russia did it. And the presstitutes are still speaking the same way.

Possibly, this uniform opinion merely reflects the pavlovian training of the Western media to automatically line up with Washington. No media source wants to be subject to criticism for being unamerican or to find itself isolated by majority opinion, which carries the day, and earn black marks for being wrong. As a former journalist for, and contributor to, America’s most important news publications, I know how this works.

On the other hand, if we discount the pavlovian conditioning, the only conclusion is that the entire news cycle pertaining to the downing of the Malaysian airliner is orchestrated in order to lay the blame on Putin.

Romesh Ratnesar, deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, provides convincing evidence for orchestration in his own remarks of July 17. http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-17/the-malaysia-airlines-shootdown-spells-disaster-for-putin?campaign_id=DN071814 Ratnesar’s opinion title is: “The Malaysia Airlines Shootdown Spells Disaster for Putin.” Ratnesar does not mean that Putin is being framed-up. He means that prior to Putin having the Malaysian airliner shot down, “to the vast majority of Americans, Russia’s meddling in Ukraine has largely seemed of peripheral importance to U.S. interests. That calculus has changed. . . . It may take months, even years, but Putin’s recklessness is bound to catch up to him. When it does, the downing of MH 17 may be seen as the beginning of his undoing.”

As a former Wall Street Journal editor, anyone who handed me a piece of shit like Ratnesar published would have been fired. Look at the insinuations when there is no evidence to support them. Look at the lie that Washington’s coup is “Russia’s meddling in Ukraine.” What we are witnessing is the total corruption of Western journalism by Washington’s imperial agenda. Journalists have to get on board with the lies or get run over.

Look around for still honest journalists. Who are they? Glenn Greenwald, who is under constant attack by his fellow journalists, all of whom are whores. Who else can you think of? Julian Assange, locked away in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London on Washington’s orders. The British puppet government won’t permit free transit to Assange to take up his asylum in Ecuador. The last country that did this was the Soviet Union, which required its Hungarian puppet to keep Cardinal Mindszenty interred in the US Embassy in Budapest for 15 years from 1956 until 1971. Mindszenty was granted political asylum by the United States, but Hungary, on Soviet orders, would not honor his asylum, just as Washington’s British puppet, on Washington’s orders, will not honor Assange’s asylum.

If we are honest and have the strength to face reality, we will realize that the Soviet Union did not collapse. It simply moved, along with Mao and Pol Pot, to Washington and London.

The flaw in Putin’s diplomacy is that Putin’s diplomacy relies on good will and on truth prevailing. However, the West has no good will, and Washington is not interested in truth prevailing but in Washington prevailing. What Putin confronts is not reasonable “partners,” but a propaganda ministry aimed at him.

I understand Putin’s strategy, which contrasts Russian reasonableness with Washington’s threats, but it is a risky bet. Europe has long been a part of Washington, and there are no Europeans in power who have the vision needed to separate Europe from Washington. Moreover, European leaders are paid large sums of money to serve Washington. One year out of office and Tony Blair was worth $50 million dollars.

After the disasters that Europeans have experienced, it is unlikely that European leaders think of anything other than a comfortable existence for themselves. That existence is best obtained by serving Washington. As the successful extortion of Greece by banks proves, European people are powerless.

Here is the official statement of the Russian Defense Ministry: http://www.globalresearch.ca/mh-17-crash-in-ukraine-official-statement-from-russian-defense-ministry/5392000

Washington’s propaganda assault against Russia is a double tragedy, because it has diverted attention from Israel’s latest atrocity against the Palestinians locked up in the Gaza Ghetto. Israel claims that its air attack and invasion of Gaza is merely Israel’s attempt to find and close the alleged tunnels through which Palestinian terrorists pour into Israel inflicting carnage. Of course there are no tunnels and no terrorist carnage in Israel.

One might think that at least one journalist somewhere in the American media would ask why bombing hospitals and civilian housing closes underground tunnels into Israel. But that is too much to ask of the whores that comprise the US media.

Expect even less from the US Congress. Both the House and Senate have passed resolutions supporting Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians. Two Republicans–the despicable Lindsey Graham and the disappointing Rand Paul–and two democrats–Bob Menendez and Ben Cardin–sponsored the Senate resolution backing Israel’s premeditated murder of Palestinian women and children. The resolution passed the “exceptional and indispensable” people’s Senate unanimously.

As a reward for its policy of genocide, the Obama regime is immediately transferring $429 million of US taxpayers’ money to Israel to pay for the slaughter.

Contrast the US government’s support for Israel’s war crimes with the propaganda onslaught against Russia based on lies. We are living all over again “Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction,” “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” “Iranian nukes.”

Washington has lied for so long that it can’t do anything else.