Downing of MH-17 - deliberate or terror act?
What would Russia, already bombarded by US through sanctions, gain by downing MH17. In contrast, by blaming Russia, US-NATO would score a geopolitical victory.
Downing of the Malaysian Air MH-17 commercial airliner in eastern Ukraine has been yet another ghastly act that has resulted in the tragic loss of 298 passengers and crew from 11 countries. The missile most likely was fired from a BUK Anti Aircraft Missile System held by both Ukraine and Russia but then the same system is also in possession of Ukrainian rebels who overran Ukranian positions in the recent past. That these rebels have the knowhow to use the system is under debate.
The US administration is building a case that using these missiles required ‘specialist’ help but it is not whether such specialists are part of the rebels, having willingly crossed over or taken hostage. Why was MH-17 downed in Eastern Ukraine. Obama blamed Russia almost instantaneously for having provided the missile system to Ukranian rebels but that logic is similar if the Iraqi Army was to be blamed for ‘providing’ tanks and artillery to the ISIS. Two days after the airliner was shot down, FBI investigators arrived in Ukraine as did investigators from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe but whether any worthwhile clues would be found is questionable since the crash site in the confict zone has been trespassed repeatedly.
Alexander Borodai, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, said he was willing to cooperate with international investigators and denied Ukraine’s claim that the rebels removed 38 bodies and took them to Donetsk. The plane’s black boxes are being handed over to Malaysia. The Ukrainian government has blamed the crash on Russianbacked separatists. But then Ukraine and US must also take responsibility for this tragedy because it was they who started using aerial firepower to attack and kill the rebels. Such use of aerial firepower should strictly be illegal but then it is routine for US and NATO. And in so doing, did Ukraine and ally US notify the civil aviation authorities about use of airspace for fighting the rebels. So, the rebels were already firing at planes and Ukraine should have closed down its airspace to civil aviation.
Considering the involvement of US in Ukraine, surely the area was under 24x7 satellite cover by the US and logically the heat signatures of the trajectory of the missile should have been noticed and snapshot of it taken. It is also common knowledge that for months Russia has confounded US-NATO’s attempts to over- throw the Ukraine regime and reorganize it along its western border.
US Special Forces have been operating in Ukraine since last year and it was CIA operation to fund rebels in western Ukraine, who occupied government buildings in Kiev and forced the Ukranian President to flee, rebels ostensibly funded by Ford Foundation. While NATO managed to violently remove the elected government of Viktor Yanukovych, the proxies it chose to replace it with as incompetent as the Muslim Brotherhood that was established in Egypt. In quick succession, Crimea peeled away from Kiev and became a federal district of Russia, while the provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk declared independence and sought closer ties with neighboring Russia.
What would Russia, already bombarded by US through sanctions, gain by downing MH-17. In contrast, by blaming Russia, US-NATO would score a geopolitical victory. Donn Martin, attributes the US blame-game against Putin for not accepting the illegally installed US backed, neo-Nazi infested coup in Ukraine and refusing to bow to the demands of Uncle Scam. While accidental downing of the plane by Russia cannot be totally discounted considering some reports that the plane was not flying the designated route, its downing could well have been CIA operation with USSF operating in Ukraine and proxy forces world over available on hire especially if Putin was the target? It could also have been Ukraine. Remember the Sarin Gas attack on hapless civilians in Syria? FSB (Russian intelligence) reported UK’s top mercenary outfit ‘Britain Defence’ (world’s largest mercenary force) delivered a chemical weapon to Syrian rebels, proposed by Qatar and approved by Washington to Syrian rebels – used eventually for Sarin attack. Intercepts of ‘Britain Defence’ said, “We’ll have to deliver a CW (chemical weapon) to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record”. Of course, downing of MH-17 on own initiative by the rebels where air power is being used to kill them cannot be discounted either. More significantly, new reports have emerged that Kiev deliberately radioed MH-17 to divert course to the fatal route, that two Ukrainian fighters were escorting the ill-fated airliner over Ukraine and that ‘immediately’ post the missile hit, Kiev announced the downing. The bottom-line, however, is the loss of 298 innocent lives, extinguished forever.
Buk-M1-2 SAM system