MH17: Turning Truth & Victims into Pawns By Gunnar Olsen

29 June 2019 — Land Destroyer

(Gunnar Ulson – NEO) – As the wreckage of Malaysian flight MH-17 laid scattered in eastern Ukraine, and many days before the first investigators even arrived on scene, the US had already blamed Russia and separatists it accused of aiding for the tragic downing of the passenger plane and the loss of all 298 people on board.

Is there a Pattern to the MH17 Blame Game? BY Grete Mautner

28 June 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Washington’s recent attempt to use the tragic downing of Malaysian flight MH-17 over the Donbass region of Ukraine, which occurred on July 17, 2014 is nothing short of pathetic. Instead of making an attempt to bring to justice those responsible for this crime it tries instead to unleash yet another wave of anti-Russian hysteria. In this situation, it’s only logical that this latest attempt has gone down in flames yet again.

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Four men charged with murder based on bogus MH-17 investigation By Clara Weiss

24 June 2019 — WSWS

On June 19, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) set up in 2014 to investigate the crash of the MH-17 Malaysian Airlines flight over East Ukraine on July 17, 2014, which resulted in 298 deaths, announced the criminal prosecution of four individuals for murder by the Public Prosecution Service of the Netherlands.

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The File on Flight MH17 2014 – 2018

8 October  2018 — William Bowles

35 stories on the Malaysian Airlines shootdown over eastern Ukraine in July 2014.

MH17: Some Truth Emerging at Last

27 September 2018 — NEO

On 17th of July 2014 Malaysia Airlines MH 17 was directed to vary its scheduled flight path flying over Ukraine en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam. Air traffic control ordered the playing to fly 200 km north of its original flight path. Continue reading

The Battle for Our Minds By Patrick LAWRENCE

26 September 2018 — Consortium News

After reading The New York Times piece “The Plot to Subvert an Election” I put the paper down with a single question.

Why, after two years of allegations, indictments, and claims to proof of this, that, and the other did the newspaper of record—well, once the newspaper of record—see any need to publish such a piece? My answer is simple: The orthodox account of Russia-gate has not taken hold: It has failed in its effort to establish a consensus of certainty among Americans. My conclusion matches this observation: The orthodox narrative is never going to achieve this objective. There are too many holes in it.

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The Highest Degree Of Certainty: The New Evidence In The Downing Of Flight MH17

24 September 2018 — Oriental Review

On Sept. 17 the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation held a briefing for members of the press, to present documented new evidence that the Ukrainian armed forces helped to bring down the Malaysian airliner that was flying over the Donbass in July 2014.

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A serial number on a part of the BUK-TELAR missile that was fired on the MH17 flight is show during the press conference of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT)

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Flight MH17, Ukraine and the Civil War By Prof. Kees van der Pijl

22 September 2018 — Global Research

Flight MH17, Ukraine and the New Cold War. Except from Chapter 4, ‘The civil war and the MH17 disaster’

The July Offensive and NATO Monitoring 

On the margins of D-Day celebrations in Normandy in June 2014, Poroshenko agreed with Putin to start talks on a ceasefire, for which a Russian emissary arrived in Kiev on the 8th. On 24 June the Russian Federation Council revoked the authority granted to Putin in March to deploy Russian troops in Ukraine. Moscow had already indicated it did not want the Donbass insurgency to lead to secession when it refused to honour a referendum on the issue. It did recognise the results of the Ukrainian presidential election, leading to angry accusations by Strelkov and other commanders of the insurgency. Russia, however, was responding to an apparent EU willingness to give it a breathing space. After Kiev signed the economic Association Agreement with the EU on 27 June, implementation of the DCFTA [Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement] was postponed to 31 December 2015. 
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The Dutch Investigation into Flight MH17 and Kiev’s Veto By Prof. Kees van der Pijl

19 September 2018 — Global Research

Flight MH17, Ukraine and the New Cold War. Prism of Disaster. Except from Chapter 5, ‘Aftermath. A failed state on NATO’s front line’

Towards Kiev’s Veto 

The Dutch government, soon to be given charge of the investigation, ruled out any dealings with the insurgency. After foreign secretary Timmermans at the UN called local volunteers ‘thugs’ on 21 July, falsely accused them of robbing the victims’ corpses, the option of negotiating with the insurgents was effectively closed. Although the Dutch government later apologised, contact was now only possible via the OSCE. A Dutch public prosecution team did fly to Ukraine, but it remained in Kiev to discuss matters with the coup government. Australian experts on the other hand arrived at the scene of the disaster without delay, as did a Malaysian team led by prime minister Najib Razak. As noted, it received the Boeing’s black boxes from the insurgents without any fuss and passed them on to the Netherlands on the 22nd of July. When the recorders were forwarded to London for analysis, Kiev, apparently concerned they would reveal damaging information, claimed that the insurgents had manipulated them, something that is practically impossible. 

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Russia reveals the MH17 ‘smoking gun’ By Pepe Escobar

18 September 2018 — Asia Times

Defense Ministry provides missile engine evidence, shifting blame to the Ukrainian military

The Russian Defense Ministry may have finally unveiled the “smoking gun” able to solve the mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot down on July 17, 2014 over the Donetsk Oblast, a province in eastern Ukraine. Continue reading

Flight MH17, Ukraine and the New Cold War. Prism of Disaster

17 September 2017 — Global Research

Excerpt from Chapter 1, ‘The global gamble of a new Cold War’

By Prof. Kees van der Pijl

‘Based on wide-ranging meticulous research, van der Pijl utilises the case of the downing of MH17 as a prism to refract the political corruption of state-directed oligarchic capitalism in Ukraine coupled to the self-interest of a neo-liberal driven European Union. He offers a masterly analysis of the complex domestic personal relationships and class forces involved in the breakup of Ukraine and the wider Soviet bloc, and concurrently the clash by foreign interests for material assets. The discussion of the downing of MH17 is based on a wide range of sources and provides the best available case study of the topic. Van der Pijl’s research raises controversial conclusions both about the validity of the process, the conclusions of the investigation of the crash and the wider motivations of the principal interests.

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