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The MH17 Malaysian Plane Crash – Hallmarks of a stitch up?

July 21st, 2014
The MH17 Malaysian Plane Crash - Hallmarks of a stitch up? By Dark Politricks Now believe it or not, I'm not a CIA stooge for writing about Putin's involvement in the Ryazan apartment bombings that brought him to power in the corrupt days of post USSR. This was during a time where US economic hitmen were running the show, and the majority of KGB became... [read more]

Help the jailed Pirate Bay creators – Use The Pirate Bay

July 12th, 2014
Help the jailed Pirate Bay creators - Use The Pirate Bay By Dark Politricks Gottfrid Svartholm Ward and Peter Sunde Help these two prisoners by sending them comfort items whilst they rot away in prison. Gottfrid can only receive letters whilst Peter can get letters, books and vegan candy! So why not help these two out whilst they are stuck in... [read more]

Why do Americans still celebrate the 4th of July?

July 7th, 2014
Why do Americans still celebrate the 4th of July? By Dark Politricks On the 4th of July there is only one question that needs to be asked by all Americans who are actually celebrating this holiday. "What are you actually celebrating and why?" You may not be ruled by King George any-more but the recent 2 Presidents have acted far more like Kings... [read more]

An interview with Dimitri Khalezov about the 9.11 nuclear attack

June 14th, 2014
An interview with Dimitri Khalezov about the 9.11 nuclear attack By Dark Politricks If you know about Dimitri Khalezov you will know he is an ex Soviet Union Nuclear Weapons specialist and a former commissioned officer of the “military unit 46179”, otherwise known as “the Special Control Service” of the 12th Chief Directorate of the Defense... [read more]

Money buys world football as the Brazil World Cup kicks off

June 13th, 2014
Money buys world football as the Brazil World Cup kicks off By Dark Politricks As the World Cup got on it's way Thursday night with the first match seeing hosts Brazil beat Croatia 3-1, we should remember that FIFA who run World Football, are mired in scandal, bribery and backhanders. Investigations by the Sunday Times have shown that leading... [read more]

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The MH17 Malaysian Plane Crash – Hallmarks of a stitch up?



The MH17 Malaysian Plane Crash – Hallmarks of a stitch up?

By Dark Politricks

Now believe it or not, I’m not a CIA stooge for writing about Putin’s involvement in the Ryazan apartment bombings that brought him to power in the corrupt days of post USSR. This was during a time where US economic hitmen were running the show, and the majority of KGB became the Russian Mafia.

This is what someone called me on my article about the bombings.

Neither am I a pro-Russian, FSB agent, who hates America and only believes anything Russia says as many others claim on my other postings just because I post videos from RT.com. It’s a bit hard to have it both ways.

This is probably due to the fact that I like to get my news from multiple sources and then make up my own mind. The problem with US mainstream media is that is only shows the US perspective and never alternative views.

Both Democrats and Republicans fight over tiny inconsequential differences whilst both agreeing on:

  • War as a first resort
  • Using CIA stooges and agents to other throw “unfriendly” governments
  • The use of drones to kill terrorists AND US citizens.
  • The NDAA
  • The PATRIOT ACT
  • The militarisation of US Police Forces
  • The 1% taking all the wealth and being paid to by US tax payers as they are thrown out their homes, and all the other major crimes that should be divisive topics across political lines.

So as much as I wish someone paid me a few bucks to write articles for this blog they don’t.

Why do I do it? Because I believe in always telling my own point of view whether others like it or not and not following the established line when it comes to events of immense proportions.

You read both sides of the story from mainstream to alternative news, from “left-wing” to “right” and pro war / anti-war sides before coming to your OWN conclusion. Therefore anyone who wants to get a fair and balanced view on the recent shooting down of Flight MH17 needs to watch both Russian media reports and Western media reports before deciding for themselves which seem the most logical, rational and less likely to lead us to World War III.

The Downing of Flight MH17

First here is a Russian news report in which Russia and their allies in the East are begging for an investigation into the crash.

And here is a US report in which John McCain is literally itching to start a new war with Russia. Psychopaths often end up in positions of power remember.

Despite both Kiev and anti Kiev troops denying shooting down the plane. In John McCain’s mind it doesn’t matter who shot it down as all roads lead to Putin drawing the blood from the victims by his own cold hands.

Even Barack Obama who claims the US has firm evidence that the plane was shot down by a missile which was fired from an area controlled by anti-Kiev fighters agrees with Putin’s calls to conduct transparent investigation and says it’s too early to say who and why shot down the plane.

Both Putin and Obama are agreeing that a ceasefire needs to be implemented so that a proper investigation can be held before responsibility can be laid at anyone’s door. This is a very sensible claim seeing that some questions need to be answered first by the Ukrainian Air Authorities such as:

Why did the plane fly over a war zone?

Why did the Ukrainian air traffic controllers asked the plane to fly lower over the war zone area?

This comes directly from the planes own company.

Was Flight MH 17 Diverted Over Restricted Airspace? MH%2017%20flight%20paths 0

 

Was it in the hope that the separatists would think it was a Ukrainian transport plane and shoot it down? It reminds me of that time when Blair and Bush talked about getting Saddam Hussein to “start” the Iraq war by luring him into downing a plane painted in UN colours.

Things like this do happen and it seems our leaders do talk about them. This includes Dick Cheney who had a crazy plan to stage a shoot up in the Straits of Hormuz between fake Republican Army boats and US ships, all so that they could blame Iran and start another war.

Here is investigative journalist Seymour Hersh talking about the plot.

And lets not forget that we have already heard claims that the new Kiev government is prepared to use false flag attacks to get its way as the leaked phone call between the Estonian Foreign Minister and EU Foreign Minister showed.

You can read more about it here or even on NSBC but you can listen to the two leaders discuss the false flag attacks below.

So with Kiev already using dirty tactics we have to ask ourselves “how far would they go” to get legitimacy to “cleanse” the East of Russian speakers as some Ukrainian Government ministers have even gone so far to say.

Even the Ukrainian Defense Minister has publicly voiced his plan to corral the citizens of Donbass into special “filtration” camps prior to forcibly resettling them in different parts of Ukraine. Even the Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk declared the pro-federalists in the East to be “subhuman”.

And what about the massacre in the Trade Union building in Odessa that killed between 50 and 120 people.

39 Die in Odessa as Pro-regime Rioters Set Trade Union Building Ablaze

How mad did the west go about the Ukrainians killing innocent over a 100 men, children and women.

Not far it seems from their reporting.

  1. CNN: It is unclear how the fire began, but it comes amid ongoing clashes between pro-Kiev and pro-Russian protesters.
  2. Globe & Mail: … most caught in a building set on fire after pro-Russian activists and supporters of Ukrainian unity fought running battles across the southern port city.
  3. BBC: At least 31 people have been killed in a fire in an official building amid violence in Odessa in south-west Ukraine, the interior ministry says. The deaths came as pro-Russian protesters clashed with Ukrainian government supporters in the city.
  4. Global Post: At least 30 people died in the port city of Odessa on Friday, most of them from smoke inhalation after a building caught fire amid violent protests.
  5. USA Today:Police in the Black Sea port of Odessa said late Friday that 31 people died when a union hall was set ablaze as pro-Russia demonstrators battled in the streets with Ukrainian loyalists.

Not exactly the same sort of rhetoric used when pro Kiev fighters, bombing, shelling and killing Eastern Ukrainians are themselves killed in return is it?

Lets hear what they said when two fighter jets who were probably on a mission to unleash more bombs on defenceless Ukrainians were shot down by the separatists.

  1. NYTimes: The Ukrainian government said on Thursday that a Russian military plane had shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet in Ukrainian airspace the previous evening, a serious allegation of direct intervention by Russia’s armed forces.
  2. BBC: A Ukrainian security spokesman has accused Russia’s air force of shooting down one of its jets while it was on a mission over Ukrainian territory.
  3. TIME: A Russian plane shot down a Ukrainian jet as it was flying on military operations over east Ukraine, Reuters reports. Ukrainian military spokesperson Andriy Lysenko confirmed Thursday that a SU-25 war plane was shot down Wednesday evening by a Russian jet.
  4. Telegraph: Telegraph: A Ukrainian Su-25 war plane. . A war plane of the Russian armed forces carried out a rocket attack on an Su-25 of the Ukrainian armed forces, which was carrying out missions on Ukrainian territory… was downed by a rocket fired by a Russian fighter
  5. Huffington Post: A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down Wednesday by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane, Ukrainian authorities said.

Not exactly even and balanced reporting, taking quotes directly from the coup installed illegal Kiev government.

One which I might add due to the USA’s own laws shouldn’t even be supported. Not that the US would listen to its own laws of course.

“in accordance with the amendments introduced to the 1961 law (Foreign Assistance Act) a few years ago the provision of foreign assistance is prohibited to ‘the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree.’ The relevant provision is contained in 22 US Code § 8422,”

So in spite of Ukrainian provocation on a massive scale I believe that if it wasn’t for Putins current calm and rational behaviour in these tense times we could already be involved in World War III.

All because of the US neo-con and Ukrainian neo-nazi’s hatred for Russians.

It seems that even American pro-Israeli Zionists, people who would throw themselves on a bomb to protect the state of Israel, are willing to stand alongside neo-Nazi’s and anti-Semites to get their wish of a war.

In case you forgot here is John McCain with far right leader Oleh Tyahnybok in Independence Square in Kiev rousing the crowd to other-throw a legitimately elected government. One that was due to have an election in a years time anyway.

What right does an US politician have to enter another country and demand changes in leadership?

Can you imagine if Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro or President Putin stood in Washington rabble rousing and telling the masses to other-throw the US Government?

John McCain Oleh Tyahnybok
Here is John McCain in the Ukraine meeting (on his right) far right leader Oleh Tyahnybok in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Now just because the self-defence forces shot down Kiev “fighter” planes with their rockets it does not mean they did shoot or would shoot down a passenger jet. Would the separatists be crazy enough to shoot down a civilian airliner knowing what kind of trouble it would cause?

From a military article on “What would it take to shoot down a passenger jet”

To shoot down a commercial airliner at cruising altitude would require advanced anti-air missile systems. Among the easiest systems to employ would be man-portable air-defense systems, known as MANPADS. But some experts ruled out that possibility.

“First off, a MANPAD did not shoot down that airliner,” a former Marine Special Operations member trained in air defense systems said. “A MANPADS original purpose is for low-flying aircraft with high-heat signatures.”

“Like helicopters,” he added.

MANPADS have been known to target commercial aircraft – but usually only during takeoff and landing, when the jets are moving the slowest and are the most vulnerable. A DHL transport plane was struck by an SA-14, a type of MANPAD, shortly after departing Baghdad international airport in 2003.

MANPADS don’t have the fuel to continue tracking a fast-moving target at high altitude,” said the special operations member, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

For further reading on Russian hardware that could have shot down the MH17 Plane read this.

pro-Russian separatists have denied allegations that they brought down the aircraft, saying they lack weapons systems that would be able to target an airliner at a cruising altitude near 30,000 feet. At the same time, rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed that they had shot down a Ukrainian transport plane earlier this week. That plane, an IL-76, was shot down at 21,000 ft, according to U.S. officials. Three crew members were killed.

So the Russian separatists deny they have the weapons to even shoot down the plane. However in my eyes they have a perfect right to shoot down any enemy planes that are bombing and killing their women and children in their towns.

“It is war after all” – as the Israeli’s say whilst blasting homes to pieces, but not before dropping leaflets on top first warning the occupants that their house is about to be destroyed. How kind of them.

Also why would they do something that they would know Kiev and the US would use as a pre-text to launch an even bloodier war on the East of Ukraine than they already have? Are they just stupid.

So then that leaves Russia and Kiev who have the capabilities of shooting down such an airliner.

Mistakes do happen. Remember when the US shot down the Iranian airliner Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988.

The attack took place in Iranian airspace over Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. It was on the flight’s usual flight path and giving out the correct signal to identify that it was a commercial airliner and not military.

The aircraft, an Airbus A300 B2-203, was destroyed by SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles fired from the Vincennes who “mistook” the Iranian Airbus A300 as an attacking F-14A Tomcat fighter.

I don’t remember too much crying in the US media about that attack, but then again Iran are our enemies just like the Russians are.

We don’t or shouldn’t shed tears for “terrorists” or “separatists” who just want feel safe and secure from the neo-nazi influenced Kiev government that we shouldn’t forget was installed after a coup removed the legitimate leader of the country.

And as for Russia shooting down the plane? Well they are being the calmest most rational politicians on the world stage at the moment.

  1. They are calling for a ceasefire so a proper investigation can be held.
  2. They have not invaded (as claimed) the East of Ukraine – although in my eyes they have the right to if they believe the Russian speaking people who WANT to be part of Russia are under deadly attack.
  3. They have not retaliated for all the sanctions the US and Europe have placed on them. They could have switched off all gas to Europe, sold all US currency and got China to as well, and then banned every single American government worker from the country including all the CIA agents on the hunt for Edward Snowden.

Instead they have just put troops on the border – a logical action considering they feel very likely an attack might be coming. Don’t forget 20 million Russians were killed by Nazis who came through the Ukraine in World War II so having a neo-Nazi government next door is not exactly comforting.

Plus the USA NEEDS Russia at the moment.

- Who was it that prevented the US being drawn into another war in Syria when they brokered a deal to get rid of Assad’s chemical weapons? Russia!

- Who is it that the US needs to help solve the Iranian nuclear weapon crisis? Russia!

- Who is it that Europe needs to fuel them every freezing winter with their gas? Russia!

- Who would it be mad to start a war with considering they have some of the most sophisticated missile technology in the world plus thousands of nuclear weapons? Russia?

So as neo-con war mongers and their limp wristed bitches Lyndsey Graham literally beg for a first nuclear strike on Russia despite any evidence they shot the plane down Obama has to be strong.

Can he?

Can he stop the neo-cons from ending the world or can he and Putin put their differences aside and admit that the Ukrainian situation is a mess and one that the US shouldn’t be supporting.

So as another Gladio 2 operation unfolds in the Ukraine and Iraq and Syria are fighting a bastard child of the CIA’s al-Qaeda e.g ISIL/ISIS. Plus Israel is bombing the hell out of Palestine due to 3 dead teenagers compared to thousands of dead Palestinian teenagers it’s madness not to have some calm at this point and wait for the facts to come in.

Whoever shot the plane down was either doing it deliberately to cause war or it was done by mistake DUE to the war on the Eastern Ukrainian people who just want to vote to be free like the people of Crimea, Kosovo, Scotland and all the other countries we are supposed to support self-determination for.

Wasn’t that the reason we supported Syrian rebels, Libyan rebels and countless other rebels when it suited us?

Are we that much of a bunch of hypocrites? The answer seems an affirmative yes.

For more of my articles on the Ukrainian situation:

Can You Imagine if the Ukraine was the USA?
Western hypocrisy over Ukrainian Protests

Posted in Analysis & Review, Anti War & Peace, conspiracy, Dark Politricks Articles, False Flag, Investigations & Inquiries, Mainstream Media, Revolutions & Coups, War.

Tagged with Eastern Ukraine, Independence Square, John McCain, Kiev, Malaysian Plane Crash, MANPADS, MH17, MH17 Malaysian Plane Crash, Obama, Odessa, Odessa Massacre, Plane Crash, President Putin, pro-Russian, Putin, The MH17 Malaysian Plane Crash, Ukraine.


High-Level American Intelligence and Counterterror Officials: Islamic Terror Is Motivated by U.S. Support for Tyrants in the Middle East and U.S. Support for Israel



High-Level American Intelligence and Counterterror Officials: Islamic Terror Is Motivated by U.S. Support for Tyrants in the Middle East and U.S. Support for Israel

By WashingtonsBlog
washingtonsblog.com

“Only a Fool Wouldn’t Know that Our Relationship with Israel Causes Us War with Muslims”

In the classic 6th Century B.C. Chinese military strategy treatise – The Art of War -the brilliant military commander Sun Tzu wrote:

It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.

In other words, knowing your enemy is key to destroying them.

Former high-level CIA officer Michael Scheuer a 22-year CIA veteran who was the head of the CIA unit tasked with capturing or killing Bin Laden, the Chief of the Sunni Militant Unit, and served in both the Directorate of Intelligence and the Directorate of Operations (and Georgetown University professor at the Center for Security Studies) had to know his jihadi enemies in order to track and defeat them.

Scheuer testified to the House Homeland Security Committee on October 9, 2013 on the real causes of Islamic jihad:

Scheuer told the committee:

Our allies in the middle east are mostly totalitarian, sir. And they have been for 50 years.

He noted:

Only a fool wouldn’t know that our relationship with Israel causes us war with Muslims.

And he ranked the causes of Islamic jihad against the United States:

CONGRESSMAN STEWART: I would like you to explain very quickly if you can what you think the primary motivators are for Islamic jihadism?

SCHEUER: First, our support for the Israelis.

STEWART: Okay, that is your number—-

SCHEUER: No, there are six.

STEWART: Okay. Put them in order if you could.

SCHEUER: Our support for tyranny for over 50 years in the Muslim world, okay.

As a trigger, our presence on the Arab peninsula.

Third, I would put the Israelis rising.

Fourth, our ability for a long time to get oil at prices that were very much below the market level.

Fifth, our presence, military presence in other countries in the Muslim world.

Sixth, our abiding willingness to identify as terrorists any Muslim population that one of our allies dislikes, whether it is the Russians or the Chinese.

Those six things, sir.

STEWART: It is astounding to me that you don’t put in the top six what I know to be true, and that is they are motivated–many of them are motivated by their absolute hatred of the United States and what we represent, whether it is freedom, whether it is democracy, whether it is women’s rights.
There are many of them who are absolutely motivated by that. I know that. I have talked with them.

SCHEUER: They hate them, sir.

STEWART: I can’t imagine that you would not put that in somewhere—-

SCHEUER: They are not going to die for that, sir.

STEWART: Oh, they absolutely have.

SCHEUER: They have not, sir. This war is not–they wouldn’t have anything we have in this country ….

STEWART: Professor, you are turning a blind eye to history for you to say that they will not die for that.

SCHEUER: Bullshit, sir…. The reality is no one has blown themselves up because this young lady is in this place.

Indeed, the U.S. has inserted itself into the middle of a Muslim religious war by backing the brutal regimes in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.

Scheuer – as a patriotic American – says that the U.S. can choose to back the Saudis, Israelis and other unpopular regimes in the Middle East if it wants. But the people should be informed of this trade-off, and we have to understand that there will be tremendous costs – including monetary costs and future terrorist attacks – if we do so.

Similarly, Ray McGovern a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their vice presidents, secretaries of state, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials wrote in 2012:

The drafters of [the 9/11 Commission] report apparently went as far as their masters would allow, in gingerly introducing a major elephant into the room: Americas policy choices have consequences. Right or wrong, it is simply a fact that American policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and American actions in Iraq are dominant staples of popular commentary across the Arab and Muslim world. (p. 376)

When asked later about the flabby way that last sentence ended, former Rep. Lee Hamilton, Vice-Chair of the 9/11 Commission, explained that there had been a Donnybrook over whether that paragraph could be included at all.

The drafters also squeezed in the reason given by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as to why he masterminded the attacks on 9/11: By his own account, KSMs animus toward the United States stemmed from his violent disagreement with U.S. foreign policy favoring Israel.

Would you believe that former Vice President Dick Cheney has also pointed to U.S. support for Israel as one of the true sources of resentment ? This unique piece of honesty crept into his speech to the American Enterprise Institute on May 21, 2009.

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People in the Middle East already know how Palestinians have been mistreated for decades; how Washington has propped up Arab dictatorships; how Muslims have been locked away at Guantanamo without charges; how the U.S. military has killed civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere; how U.S. mercenaries have escaped punishment for slaughtering innocents.

The purpose of U.S. public diplomacy appears more designed to shield Americans from this unpleasant reality, offering instead feel-good palliatives about the beneficence of U.S. actions. Most American journalists and politicians go along with the charade out of fear that otherwise they would be accused of lacking patriotism or sympathizing with the enemy.

Commentators who are neither na’ve nor afraid are simply shut out of the Fawning Corporate Media (FCM).

***

Greenwald recently called attention to a little-noticed Associated Press report on the possible motives of the 23-year-old Nigerian Abdulmutallab. The report quoted his Yemeni friends to the effect that the he was not overtly extremist. But they noted that he was open about his sympathies toward the Palestinians and his anger over Israels actions in Gaza. (Emphasis added)

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I continue to be amazed at how otherwise informed folks express total surprise when I refer them to Khalid Sheikh Mohammeds statement about his motivation for attacking the United States, as cited on page 147 of the 9/11 Commission Report: By his own account, KSMs animus toward the United States stemmed not from his experience there as a student, but rather from his violent disagreement with U.S. foreign policy favoring Israel.

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An unusually candid view of the dangers accruing from the U.S. identification with Israels policies appeared five years ago in an unclassified study published by the Pentagon-appointed U.S. Defense Science Board on Sept. 23, 2004. Contradicting President George W. Bush, the board stated:

Muslims do not hate our freedom, but rather, they hate our policies. The overwhelming majority voice their objections to what they see as one-sided support in favor of Israel and against Palestinian rights, and the longstanding, even increasing support for what Muslims collectively see as tyrannies, most notably Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan, and the Gulf States.

Thus, when American public diplomacy talks about bringing democracy to Islamic societies, this is seen as no more than self-serving hypocrisy.

***

When the Saudi and Yemeni branches of al Qaeda announced that they were uniting into al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula, their combined rhetoric railed against the Israeli attack on Gaza.

And former FBI director Robert Mueller just agreed:

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller warned that the current violence in Gaza will inflame anti-U.S. sentiment in the region and exacerbate an increasingly dangerous terror threat to the U.S.

“We cannot forget that what’s happening in Gaza today will feed and fuel the desire for many more to join radical groups” …. “You may well see as a result of what’s happening between Israel and Hamas in Gaza an increase in the months ahead of those that are willing to go and join such groups.”

View the original article at Washingtons Blog

Posted in Analysis & Review, False Flag, Israel & Zionism, Middle East, Television Video & Film, War on terror.


MH17: Cold War Replay?



MH17: Cold War Replay? – The last time the U.S. accused Russia of downing a civilian airliner, nuclear war nearly broke out

Antiwar.com
John Feffer

The most bizarre conspiracy theory surrounding the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine comes from a leading pro-Russian separatist, Igor Girkin.

Relying on secondhand information, Girkin asserted that many of the passengers from the crash had already been dead before the plane had even taken off. His underlings had reported to him that the bodies were badly decomposed and drained of blood. This, of course, was news to all the families of the victims whod seen off their loved ones at the airport in Amsterdam.

The separatists have denied responsibility for shooting down the plane and have pinned the crime instead on the Ukrainian government. Until recently, the rebels restricted access to the crash scene and the bodies, which gave them ample opportunities to tamper with the evidence – such as sawing the cockpit in half and lugging away pieces of the plane. Now that the bodies are in the hands of outside investigators, presumably the rebels have moved on to more plausible exculpatory explanations.

The United States, meanwhile, argues that it has conclusive proof that the rebels not only shot down the plane but also gloated over their success on social media (before deleting the posts). Moreover, Washington argues that Moscow is ultimately responsible for the disaster because it gave the separatists the surface-to-air missile system in the first place.

Russia denies delivery of the BUK missile system and has claimed that a Ukrainian fighter jet was near the civilian airplane shortly before it was hit. The problem with the latter claim is that the fighter jet that Moscow asserts was trailing Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 – a Ukrainian SU-25 – couldnt actually reach that particular altitude and doesnt have the weaponry onboard capable of taking down a plane 10,000 feet further above.

The Ukrainian government has denied having any missile batteries within firing range of the flight that day. But, strangely, Ukraine didn’t completely shut down the airspace over the disputed territory and direct traffic to safer routes. It was permitting overflights above 32,000 feet, and Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was cruising at an altitude of 33,000.

Moreover, as Russ Wellen points out in the FPIF blog Focal Points, the Ukrainian government knew that the rebels possessed the capacity to bring down planes that high up, and yet Ukrainian air traffic controllers rejected a request from MH17 to fly 2,000 feet higher. Was the government in Kiev guilty of poor judgment, or was some darker motive at play?

Unless a plane completely disappears – a truly unlikely scenario until it happened to another Malaysian airliner back in March – its usually possible to get to the bottom of air disasters with the help of black box recordings, satellite data, and the scraps of wreckage. But it takes time to sift through the evidence. And during that time, all manner of wild speculation can take place.

Sometimes that speculation is idle and produces only flame wars on the Internet. But sometimes it can lead to a very dangerous escalation in tensions between armed combatants.

I was returning to college in 1983 when news broke that the Soviet Union had shot down Korean passenger jet KAL 007, killing all 269 people on board. For a couple days in early September, the campus worried that this tragic incident would spark something even worse: a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. President Ronald Reagan had been rapidly escalating his anti-Soviet rhetoric. Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov, directing Soviet policy from his hospital bed by that point, was firmly convinced that Reagan was planning a first nuclear strike. Indeed, a false alarm later that September – Soviet satellite sensors had mistaken high-altitude clouds for incoming nuclear missiles – nearly triggered a Soviet launch. Only a single quick-thinking lieutenant colonel in Soviet military intelligence saved the world from nuclear annihilation.

There were plenty of rumors back in 1983 about KAL 007. The jet had veered more than 200 miles off course to enter Soviet airspace, so perhaps it was gathering intelligence for the CIA or testing Soviet air defenses. Or maybe the Soviets deliberately downed the airliner knowing that it was a civilian craft. You can still find conspiracy theories on the Internet claiming that the airplane was never shot down in the first place and the Soviets had taken all the passengers into custody (obviously some people have watched too many Lost episodes).

After a number of exhaustive investigations, including an analysis of the black box recordings, the shooting down of KAL 007 turns out to have been the result of error, misinterpretation, and incompetence.

Five years later, it was the United States turn to engage in criminal negligence when the U.S.S. Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people on board. The Iranian government used language very similar to Reagans in 1983, calling the attack a massacre and an atrocity. The United States denied that the attack was deliberate. It eventually paid reparations to Iran and expressed regret for the incident, though it did not issue a formal apology. Here, too, it appears that errors of judgment determined the tragic outcome. The evidence that the Iranian plane was civilian should have been clear to the U.S. warship, but the chain of command was apparently so convinced that it was dealing with a military target that it ignored all contrary indicators.

In this case, however, the Airbus disaster didnt escalate the war between Iran and Iraq (in which the United States had intervened on the side of the latter). Within two weeks of the downing of the plane, Iran signed a UN ceasefire. The eight-year struggle was over within the next two months.

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 can produce either of these results. It can serve as a wake-up call to the combatants that, because their actions are resulting in inexcusable civilian casualties, they should negotiate an immediate truce. Or it can lead to the most serious escalation in tensions between Moscow and Washington since 1983.

Back in the early 1980s, the United States was convinced that the Soviet Union was fomenting instability in an arc of crisis that stretched from the Horn of Africa to South Asia. Moscow, or so Washington asserted, was bent on seizing a warm-water port, securing access to Middle East oil, and picking up allies in its Cold War competition with the United States.

It was yet another example of Washington overestimating Moscow. Certainly the Soviet Union wanted the region along its vast borders to be friendly. But there was no secret plan for Eurasian dominance. The Soviet Union was acting more out of weakness than strength when it invaded Afghanistan in 1979. Its rash intervention was not the beginning of a neo-imperial surge to the south, but the beginning of the end for the overextended Soviet Union.

Vladimir Putins seizure of Crimea and involvement in eastern Ukraine – taken alongside Russias encouragement of separatists in Georgia and Moldova and its support for Assad in Syria – might look like a sequel to the arc of crisis. And indeed some on the right are dusting off some of the language from this period. But Putins ambitions are circumscribed. He is not interested in reconstituting the Soviet Union, much less the former Soviet sphere of influence incorporating Eastern Europe and client states elsewhere in the world.

At most, Putin wants to recreate a greater Russia, which involves some swathes of the near abroad. But even that plan has its limits. Latvia and Estonia, where there are large numbers of ethnic Russians, are both firmly in the EU and NATO. Kazakhstan, home to the second largest number of Russians outside of Russia, has already proposed new laws criminalizing separatist rhetoric. And given the sheer incompetence of his Donbas allies, Ukraine may well turn into Putins Afghanistan.

What Putin has done so far in Ukraine is inexcusable. But its not part of a plan for global or even regional domination.

All of which is to say that the United States should not overreact to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. This should be an opportunity for Washington and Moscow to work together on investigating the tragedy, which Putin has agreed to do. This is a chance for the combatants to lay down their arms, which Putin has also urged.

Yes, sometimes Moscows words and deeds do not match, but Washington suffers from flare-ups of the same disease. Before this war in Ukraine claims more victims and sends U.S.-Russian relations into a deep freeze, both Obama and Putin need to realize that both sides benefit a great deal more from cooperation than confrontation.

A full reset in U.S.-Russian relations is obviously not in the offing. But returning to the status quo ante that existed before the change of government in Ukraine would at least prevent a replay of those perilous scenarios of 1983.

John Feffer is co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus. Reprinted with permission from Foreign Policy In Focus.

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Posted in Analysis & Review, Middle East, Politics, Russia.


Downtown New York flooded with thousands protesting Gaza operation



Downtown New York flooded with thousands protesting Gaza operation

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Demonstrators in lower Manhattan protest against Israel's recent military campaign in Gaza on July 24, 2014 in New York City. (AFP Photo / Getty Images / Spencer Platt)

Israel steps up operation in Gaza LIVE UPDATES

Anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 demonstrators flooded the streets around Times Square, with the police keeping a watchful eye on the crowds, who waved Palestinian flags and signs condemning Israel and criticizing US aid to the Jewish state, Reuters reported.

“We’re trying to break the siege and end the killing in Palestine. We just want them to live like human beings,” said Ramsay Jamal, an American of Palestinian descent, who protested with his eight-year-old son on his shoulders. The child held a banner with the words Israel, Im just a kid. Please dont kill me, with a childs hand prints in red paint around the words.

It wasnt apparent who organized the protests, but the crowd drew people from towns and areas far outside New York City one resident of Connecticut, a nursing student, talked of her parents fleeing from the Gaza Strip decades ago from what was essentially a military operation just like the one seen today.

“Even though I don’t live in that country, the country lives in me,” the 21-year-old Raya Karzoun told the news agency.

The situation in New York mirrored the dozens of protests that have been occurring in major cities worldwide since the start of Israels military onslaught on Hamas positions almost three weeks ago.

In our millions, were all Palestinian: Wave of protests worldwide demand end to Gaza slaughter

France saw some of the more violent reactions to the events, as protests were banned in some cities and the police had to step in numerous times to protect Jews hiding in Synagogues against a raging crowd. At the same time, hardline Jewish groups also stood accused of instigating the unrest in France, which is home to some of the largest Jewish and Palestinian populations in the world.

France ‘bans pro-Palestinian rallies’ as tensions increasingly mirror Israel-Gaza animosity

At least 844 Palestinians have lost their lives in Operation Edge, which has recently gone into a ground warfare phase, an alarming escalation in Palestinian civilian casualties, which number 80 percent of all dead, a large fraction of them children. Israel lost 37 troops in the hostilities.

Numerous attempts at ceasefire have taken place since the start of Israels offensive, the most recent put into force on Saturday, as the sides agreed a 12-hour cessation of hostilities to allow for humanitarian assistance to be delivered.

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Posted in Analysis & Review, Israel & Zionism, Middle East.


Downtown New York flooded with thousands protesting Gaza slaughter



Downtown New York flooded with thousands protesting Gaza slaughter

RT.com

Demonstrators in lower Manhattan protest against Israel's recent military campaign in Gaza on July 24, 2014 in New York City. (AFP Photo / Getty Images / Spencer Platt)

Israel steps up operation in Gaza LIVE UPDATES

Anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 demonstrators flooded the streets around Times Square, with the police keeping a watchful eye on the crowds, who waved Palestinian flags and signs condemning Israel and criticizing US aid to the Jewish state, Reuters reported.

“We’re trying to break the siege and end the killing in Palestine. We just want them to live like human beings,” said Ramsay Jamal, an American of Palestinian descent, who protested with his eight-year-old son on his shoulders. The child held a banner with the words Israel, Im just a kid. Please dont kill me, with a childs hand prints in red paint around the words.

It wasnt apparent who organized the protests, but the crowd drew people from towns and areas far outside New York City one resident of Connecticut, a nursing student, talked of her parents fleeing from the Gaza Strip decades ago from what was essentially a military operation just like the one seen today.

“Even though I don’t live in that country, the country lives in me,” the 21-year-old Raya Karzoun told the news agency.

The situation in New York mirrored the dozens of protests that have been occurring in major cities worldwide since the start of Israels military onslaught on Hamas positions almost three weeks ago.

In our millions, were all Palestinian: Wave of protests worldwide demand end to Gaza slaughter

France saw some of the more violent reactions to the events, as protests were banned in some cities and the police had to step in numerous times to protect Jews hiding in Synagogues against a raging crowd. At the same time, hardline Jewish groups also stood accused of instigating the unrest in France, which is home to some of the largest Jewish and Palestinian populations in the world.

France ‘bans pro-Palestinian rallies’ as tensions increasingly mirror Israel-Gaza animosity

At least 844 Palestinians have lost their lives in Operation Edge, which has recently gone into a ground warfare phase, an alarming escalation in Palestinian civilian casualties, which number 80 percent of all dead, a large fraction of them children. Israel lost 37 troops in the hostilities.

Numerous attempts at ceasefire have taken place since the start of Israels offensive, the most recent put into force on Saturday, as the sides agreed a 12-hour cessation of hostilities to allow for humanitarian assistance to be delivered.

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Posted in Analysis & Review, Israel & Zionism, Middle East.


Head of Both CIA’s Sunni Militant Unit and CIA Unit Tasked with Killing Bin Laden: Islamic Terror Is Caused by U.S. Support for Tyrants in the Middle East and U.S. Support for Israel



Head of Both CIA’s Sunni Militant Unit and CIA Unit Tasked with Killing Bin Laden: Islamic Terror Is Caused by U.S. Support for Tyrants in the Middle East and U.S. Support for Israel

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“Only a Fool Wouldn’t Know that Our Relationship with Israel Causes Us War with Muslims”

In the classic 6th Century B.C. Chinese military strategy treatise – The Art of War -the brilliant military commander Sun Tzu wrote:

It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.

In other words, knowing your enemy is key to destroying them.

Former high-level CIA officer Michael Scheuer a 22-year CIA veteran who was the head of the CIA unit tasked with capturing or killing Bin Laden, the Chief of the Sunni Militant Unit, and served in both the Directorate of Intelligence and the Directorate of Operations (and Georgetown University professor at the Center for Security Studies) had to know his jihadi enemies in order to track and defeat them.

Scheuer testified to the House Homeland Security Committee on October 9, 2013 on the real causes of Islamic jihad:

Scheuer told the committee:

Our allies in the middle east are mostly totalitarian, sir. And they have been for 50 years.

He noted:

Only a fool wouldn’t know that our relationship with Israel causes us war with Muslims.

And he ranked the causes of Islamic jihad against the United States:

CONGRESSMAN STEWART: I would like you to explain very quickly if you can what you think the primary motivators are for Islamic jihadism?

SCHEUER: First, our support for the Israelis.

STEWART: Okay, that is your number—-

SCHEUER: No, there are six.

STEWART: Okay. Put them in order if you could.

SCHEUER: Our support for tyranny for over 50 years in the Muslim world, okay.

As a trigger, our presence on the Arab peninsula.

Third, I would put the Israelis rising.

Fourth, our ability for a long time to get oil at prices that were very much below the market level.

Fifth, our presence, military presence in other countries in the Muslim world.

Sixth, our abiding willingness to identify as terrorists any Muslim population that one of our allies dislikes, whether it is the Russians or the Chinese.

Those six things, sir.

STEWART: It is astounding to me that you don’t put in the top six what I know to be true, and that is they are motivated–many of them are motivated by their absolute hatred of the United States and what we represent, whether it is freedom, whether it is democracy, whether it is women’s rights.
There are many of them who are absolutely motivated by that. I know that. I have talked with them.

SCHEUER: They hate them, sir.

STEWART: I can’t imagine that you would not put that in somewhere—-

SCHEUER: They are not going to die for that, sir.

STEWART: Oh, they absolutely have.

SCHEUER: They have not, sir. This war is not–they wouldn’t have anything we have in this country ….

STEWART: Professor, you are turning a blind eye to history for you to say that they will not die for that.

SCHEUER: Bullshit, sir…. The reality is no one has blown themselves up because this young lady is in this place.

Indeed, the U.S. has inserted itself into the middle of a Muslim religious war by backing the brutal regimes in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.

Scheuer – as a patriotic American – says that the U.S. can choose to back the Saudis, Israelis and other unpopular regimes in the Middle East if it wants. But the people should be informed of this trade-off, and we have to understand that there will be tremendous costs – including monetary costs and future terrorist attacks – if we do so.

Similarly, Ray McGovern a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their vice presidents, secretaries of state, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials wrote in 2009:

The [fawning corporate media] have done their best to ignore or bury the role that Israels repression of the Palestinians has played in motivating the 9/11 attacks and other anti-Western terrorism.

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