5 December 2020 — The New Dark Age
66 stories on the Malaysian Airlines shootdown over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 and will be updated when necessary.
Sam Bullard for the Saker Blog
There are MH17 dots that should be connected but aren’t, possibly because the right questions haven’t been asked. This article examines existing evidence and follows where it leads from the perspective of a bad state actor. The results are unexpected but plausible.
The authenticity of the phone tapes provided to the investigation by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) have long been questioned. Audio analyses done by an expert on two of these phone tapes published on YouTube have already shown that there is evidence they were tampered with.
Six years ago, on 17 July 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was shot down in Eastern Ukraine.
This background text was prepared in the context of the Kuala Lumpur MH17 Conference entitled MH17: The Quest for Justice, organized by JUST, the PGPF and the CRG in August 2019. This comprehensive report provides detailed evidence that Russia was not involved in the downing of MH17.
It also confirms the insidious role of Ukraine’s intelligence agency.
Judge Hendrik Steenhuis “refused to allow Russian military intelligence to reveal where the missile was located between 1987 and July 17, 2014, when the Dutch prosecution claims the missile was fired by a Russian military crew at MH17,” as John Helmer reported on Friday.
The travesty of the MH 17 investigation by the Dutch and their allies, including Australia, has not finished. As this is being written there is what might fairly be described as a travesty of justice being perpetrated in an Amsterdam court. Three Russians and one Ukrainian citizen are charged with complicity in the shooting down of MH17 and the consequential murder of the passengers and crew.
How the Dutch prosecution and the judge have rigged the outcome of the MH17 trial on a charge that requires no proof
by John Helmer, Moscow
The Dutch Government has devised an evidence-proof scheme for ensuring the trial of the Russian government for the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 will end in a conviction.
This scheme will work without evidence to prove that the four men accused of the crime of shooting down the aircraft, killing the 298 passengers and crew on board on July 17, 2014, intended to kill; or even intended to fire the missile which allegedly brought MH17 down.
On 17 July 2014 a Malaysian Airlines flight was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down over Ukrainian territory with the loss of all passengers and crew. The majority of the passengers were Dutch citizens, although there were significant other nationals represented, including in particular Australian citizens and residents.
Desperate MH17 “Intelligence” Spin by Ukraine Secret Service: Pro-Russian Rebels had Targeted a Russian Passenger Plane. “But Shot Down Flight MH17 by Mistake” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
4 January 2020
The latest MH17 documentary, “MH-17: In Search Of Truth” by Ukrainian SBU whistleblower Vasily Prozorov, shares some shocking truths about that tragedy which strongly make the case that the UK conspired with Kiev to take down that civilian aircraft as part of a preplanned Hybrid War plot against the Donbas rebels that was also intended to frame Russia as the West’s main geopolitical competitor.
1 January 2020
BC stands for NEO’s Banned Classic. This article was originally published by our journal on 10.09.14. For some reason, this article is missing from Google search results. Since this article remains pretty relevant to those geopolitical events that are taking place on the geopolitical stage today, we deem it possible to present it to our readers once again. Should it go missing again, you may be confident that you will see it republished by NEO once more, should it still remain relevant by that time.
Latest MH17 Documentary By SBU Whistleblower Shares Some Shocking Truths
14 November 2019 — South Front
After failing to provide any comprehensive evidence that will allow to blame Russia for the MH17 tragedy, Western diplomats and ‘investigators’ have come with a fresh batch of PR tricks to picture the situation like they have some evidence.
On November 14, the Dutch-led joint investigative team (JIT) claimed that new recordings of intercepted telephone calls that show rebels in Ukraine requesting military support and political guidance from “high-ranking” Russian political figures in the period before the MH17 incident in eastern Ukraine.
ERIC ZUESSE—The Netherlands Government is resisting an effort by Dutch victims’ families to find out why Ukraine’s Government, on 17 July 2014 — when the Malaysian airliner MH17 was shot down while flying over Ukraine’s civil-war zone — this passenger-plane had been guided by Ukraine’s air-traffic control to fly through, instead of around (as it instructed other airliners), the war-zone.
8 September 2019 — South Front
The 35 for 35 prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia once again revealed the double-faced stance of the so-called ‘Civilized World’ towards the MH17 tragedy in eastern Ukraine.
Ahead of the prisoner swap, the Netherlands urged Ukraine to not hand over Vladimir Tsemakh to Russia. Tsemah, a citizen of Ukraine (as well as many others people handed to Russia) and a former member of an air defense unit of self-defense forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
The top leadership of Malaysia is not going to change its stance and continues saying that there is no evidence to blame Russia for the MH 17 tragedy in eastern Ukraine.
The MH17 Malaysian Airlines Tragedy, Blamed on Russia. NGOs Say They Will Seek PM Mahathir Support to Prevent the MH17 Trial of Four Men
By Ida Lim
Malay Mail 17 August 2019
Several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) today said they will soon ask for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s help to prevent the trial of four individuals over the 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from starting.
This Saturday, a conference will convene in remembrance of the 298 passengers and crew on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot out of the sky over a war zone in Ukraine.
The documentary discloses a catalogue of improper investigative behaviour, the suppression of vital evidence, the misreporting of other evidence, and the sustained effort to attribute blame to the Russians. This did not happen by chance. It is clear that the tragic shooting down of MH 17, which the evidence overwhelmingly establishes, was due to the actions of Ukrainian Government forces.
21 July 2019
A new documentary from Max van der Werff, the leading independent investigator of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster, has revealed breakthrough evidence of tampering and forging of prosecution materials; suppression of Ukrainian Air Force radar tapes; and lying by the Dutch, Ukrainian, US and Australian governments. An attempt by agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to take possession of the black boxes of the downed aircraft is also revealed by a Malaysian National Security Council official for the first time.
16 July 2019
Bonanza media investigative team of independent journalists take exclusive interviews with one of the suspects of downing the MH17, Malaysian prime minister; colonel that collected black boxes and much more. Eye opening testimonies from witnesses and irrefutable evidence from experts. Exclusive footage shot in Malaysia, The Netherlands and at the crash area in Ukraine.
Nearly five years ago, on 17 July, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 left from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur before it was shot down while flying over eastern Ukraine, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board. NATO member states immediately claimed Russia was responsible. Russia vehemently denies this.
Bonanza Media’s investigative team of independent journalists have put together the first real documentary challenge to the Dutch-NATO version of events, entitled, “MH17 – 5 Years On,” with exclusive interviews and insights into the downing of MH17, including eye-opening testimony from witnesses and irrefutable evidence from experts, as well as exclusive footage shot in Malaysia, The Netherlands and at the crash area in eastern Ukraine.
Every summer, on the eve of the anniversary of the tragedy, the commission lazily reports that it very strongly suspects the Donbass militiamen of (with the assistance of Russia) downing the Malaysian “Boeing”. By 2016 it was clear that even if the US would down all “Boeings” in the world and will blame Russia for it, the position of Moscow would not be shaken.
Russia called regrettable the “absolutely baseless” accusations made by the international investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which said the Russian military was involved in the incident.
The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has announced the names of three Russian and one Ukrainian nationals suspected of being involved in the Boeing jet crash in Ukraine in July 2014. The list of suspects includes Igor Girkin, known under the nickname of Strelkov, a relative of one of the crash victims Seline Fredericks told reporters on Wednesday.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad sent shock waves in a public speech where he dismissed a Dutch “official” report blaming Russia for the downing of Malaysia Air Flight 17 in July, 2014, weeks after a CIA-led coup toppled the elected…
Mahathir Mohamad has voiced heavy claims over activities of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). Malaysia is not allowed to decipher the airliner
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Has Dismantled the West’s Official Narrative About Malaysian Airlines MH17
June 1 2019
The Malaysian Prime Minister bravely spoke out about the MH-17 cover-up and the West’s dishonest attempt to pin the blame on Russia for political reasons.
Desperate MH17 “Intelligence” Spin. Ukraine Secret Service Contends that “Pro-Russian Rebels had Targeted a Russian Passenger Plane”. “But Shot Down Flight MH17 by Mistake”
11 August 2014
According to Ukraine’s Secret Service, the alleged design of the pro-Russian rebels was to shoot down a Russian passenger plane, with a view to blaming the Ukrainian government and justifying a Russian invasion.
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Has Dismantled the West’s Official Narrative About Malaysian Airlines MH17
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad surprised observers when he unexpectedly spoke out against the MH-17 cover-up and dismantled the West’s official narrative blaming Russia for this tragedy. The nonagenarian leader raised questions that no non-Russian had hitherto dared to publicly …
Everything on Bellingcat and the official inquiry into the destruction of Flight MH17
by Jürgen Cain Külbel
Jürgen Cain Külbel is an ex-investigator for the criminal police of the Democratic Republic of Germany. He became a journalist after the reunification of Germany. He has managed to identify the author of the reports posted on the Bellingcat site which influenced the international police team tasked by Ukraine with establishing the cause of the destruction of Flight MH17. This amateur, who « found » evidence of Russian guilt which he claims to be « irrefutable », is in reality a musician, with no competence whatsoever in criminalistics.
Malaysian Airlines MH17 Brought Down by Ukrainian Military Aircraft. The BBC Refutes its Own Lies? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Source: 31 January 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Finally, a clear and convincing — and unrefuted — case can now be presented to the public, as to precisely whom the guilty party was, that downed the MH17 Malaysian airliner over Ukraine on 17 July 2014, and why it was done. The complete case, which will be fully documented here, displays unequivocally who needed the MH17 murders (of 298 persons) to be perpetrated. This mass-murder was done for one leader’s very pressing obsession. For him, it simply had to be done, and done at that precise time.
Source: 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.
Source: 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.
Flight MH17, Ukraine and the New Cold War. Except from Chapter 4, ‘The civil war and the MH17 disaster’
22 September 2018 — Global Research
The July Offensive and NATO Monitoring
22 September 2018 — Voltaire Network
The Russian Authorities continue to challenge the version that Flight MH-17 was brought to the ground by an air-ground missile. They declassified information contradicting the conclusions of the Dutch Commission of Inquiry Into the Crash.
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’
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.
17 September 2017 — Global Research
Excerpt from Chapter 1, ‘The global gamble of a new Cold War’
The Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 and the New Cold War with Russia By Prof. Kees van der Pijl
30 April 2018 — Global Research
A New Book By Prof. Kees van der Pijl
Dutch MH17 Investigation Omits US “Intel”. Fabrications and Omissions Supportive of US-NATO Agenda Directed against Russia By Tony Cartalucci
19 September 2014 — Global Research
The absence of America’s so-called “intelligence” regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over Ukraine in a 34 page Dutch Safety Board preliminary report raises serious questions about the credibility and legitimacy of both America’s political agenda, and all agencies, organizations, and political parties currently behind it.
Camouflage and Coverup: The Dutch Commission Report on the Malaysian MH17 Crash is “Not Worth the Paper it’s Written On” By Peter Haisenko
11 September 2014 — Global Research
“Weasel wording” consists in using “words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that a specific and/or meaningful statement has been made, when in fact only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated, enabling the specific meaning to be denied if the statement is challenged.” … “Some weasel words may also have the effect of softening the force of a potentially loaded or otherwise controversial statement through some form of understatement.” (Gary Jason 1988)
31 August 2014 — Global Research
First published on August 11, 2014, this article reviews the official Kiev government’s position concerning the downing of flight MH17, as confirmed by a statement of Ukraine’s Secret Service (SBU).
According to the official SBU report entitled Terrorists and Militants planned cynical terrorist attack at Aeroflot civil aircraft, the Donetsk militia (with the support of Moscow) was aiming at a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane and shot down the Malaysian MH17 airliner by mistake. That’s the official Ukraine government story which has not been reported by the MSM.
Something unprecedented is happening in Ukraine.
For decades the US and its proxies have committed war crimes with total impunity. They’ve trampled on just about every humanitarian convention there’s ever been, and the most they’ve had to fear is a Wikileaks-type exposé in a safely distant future.
27 July 2014 — Slavyangrad.org
Posted by Gleb Bazov
Preamble: An excellent overview of some of the key damning evidentiary red flags inexorably pointing to the real culprits behind the collapse of Ukraine as a country, the genocidal fratricidal civil war, and, most recently, the devastating catastrophe of Malaysian Airlines Boeing MH17 that took away almost 300 lives. These culprits are the gang of murderers we have termed the Ukrainian Junta and their overseas patrons and masters, the leadership of the world’s expiring superpower – the USA. Continue reading →
Evidence Is Now Conclusive: Two Ukrainian Government Fighter-Jets Shot Down Malaysian Airlines MH17. It was Not a ‘Buk’ Surface to Air Missile By Eric Zuesse
4 August 2014 — Global Research
We’ll go considerably farther than has yet been revealed by the professional intelligence community, to provide the actual evidence that conclusively shows that (and how) the Ukrainian Government shot down the Malaysian airliner, MH-17, on July 17th.
“Support MH17 Truth”: OSCE Monitors Identify “Shrapnel and Machine Gun-Like Holes” indicating Shelling. No Evidence of a Missile Attack. Shot Down by a Military Aircraft? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
31 July 2014 — Global Research
According to the report of German pilot and airlines expert Peter Haisenko, the MH17 Boeing 777 was not brought down by a missile. Continue reading →
Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the “Shooting Down” of Malaysian MH17. “Aircraft Was Not Hit by a Missile” By Peter Haisenko
31 July 2014 — Global Research
[Yeah, I know I’m breaking the promise I made to myself but this story needs to be read. WB]
The tragedy of Malaysian MH 017 continues to elude any light of clarity being cast over it.
The flight recorders are in England and are evaluated. What can come of it? Maybe more than you would assume.
Especially the voice recorder will be interesting when you look at the picture of a cockpit fragment. As an expert in aviation I closely looked at the images of the wreckage that are circulating on the Internet.
Peter Haisenko in Cockpit of Condor DC 10
June 18 2014 — Youtube
This video was uploaded June 18, 2014, a month before Malaysian Airlines MH17 crashed in Ukraine
“Terrible things are happening. For example an incident that happened recently… A passenger plane was flying by and a Ukrainian attack aircraft hid behind it. Then it lowered his altitude a bit and dropped bombs on the residential areas of Semenovka. It regained altitude and hid behind the passenger plane again and left. They wanted to provoke the militia to shoot at the passenger plane. That would’ve been a global catastrophe as many civilians would have died.”
24 July 2014 — No Limit to Our Anger (c) V. M. Molotov
Preamble: By popular demand of one Luis López, we present to you a little diversion – something out of the ordinary. A fight to the death between Peter Lavelle (Russia Today) and Chris Cuomo (CNN). Unfortunately, the occasion for the battle is inauspicious – the crash of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing MH17. Nevertheless, this battle is a microcosm of the world we find ourselves in, in which one side’s, Russia’s attempt to play by the rules is met with a saloon-style brawl by the other side, the US.
Video: CNN Interview with RT Anchor Explodes: Chris Cuomo vs Peter Lavelle. Continue reading →
23 July 2014 — Asia Times
“The intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.” Everyone remembers the Downing Street Memo, which unveiled the Bush/Blair “policy” in the run-up to the 2003 bombing/invasion/occupation of Iraq. The “policy” was to get rid of Saddam Hussein via a lightning war. The justification was “terrorism” and (non-existent) weapons of mass destruction (WMD), which had “disappeared”, mounted in trucks, deep into Syria. Forget about intelligence and facts.
22 July 2014
Well, aside from a few comments I’ve posted on Moon of Alabama, I’ve spent most of the time reading (when I’ve not been compiling) just about everything I could on the subject of the downing of Malaysian Airlines #MH17 and I think it’s pretty obvious that the Russians have been fitted up for this horrendous crime by the Kiev authorities (and possibly others) and, it must be said, they did a pretty bad job of it! If it wasn’t for the craven and complicit corporate/state media in the West simply not reporting on the actual events of the 17 July as they have been revealed, the reality of the frame would be obvious to everyone.
22 July 2014 — Tigr.net
[Another interesting article on the downing of MH17. AS more information like this emerges, I’d say that it’s all pointing to the plane being hit by an air-to-air missile perhaps originating with the Kiev authorities. WB]
The news of the crash of the Malaysian “Boeing 777″ split the whole world in just a few minutes based on a predetermined basis: “believe / do not believe” that the blame lies with Russia / U.S.A. / Ukraine / Donetsk. While the international investigation has not even started, most viewers and opinion leaders very quickly – after just fifteen or twenty minutes after the news related to the disaster started to arrive – already knew who were to blame.
Malaysian Airlines MH17 Was Ordered to Fly over the East Ukraine Warzone By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
22 July 2014 — Global Research
Malaysian Airlines Confirms that it was Instructed to Fly MH17 at Lower Altitude over East Ukraine
On the matter of MH17’s flight path, Malaysian Airlines confirms that the pilot was instructed to fly at a lower altitude by the Kiev air traffic control tower upon its entry into Ukraine airspace.
Video: Malaysian Airlines plane crash: Russian military unveil data on MH17 incident over Ukraine (FULL)
21 July 2014 — Youtube
The Russian Defense Ministry holds a press conference on the details of MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine. Defense Ministry reports that on the day of the catastrophe, a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the Boeing 777. Calling for Kiev to explain why the fighter jet was tracking the airplane. Continue reading →
20 July 2014 — Vineyard of the Saker
Video: Alexander Borodai Press-Conference (w/ENG & FRENCH subs): The Vineyard of The Saker Team
21 July 2014 — Human Rights Investigations
In the days since the downing of MH17 a lot of people have jumped to conclusions prematurely. Evidence provided by the Ukrainian Security Service, combined with the results of social media investigations, suggests the Ukrainian authorities have been less than honest in key disclosures of information to date.
21 July 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation
In a devastating twist to emerge over the weekend it now seems that the Malaysian civilian airliner downed over Ukraine was most probably brought down as a result of sabotage by the US-backed Kiev regime.
20 July 2014 — Consortium News
Exclusive: The U.S. media’s Ukraine bias has been obvious, siding with the Kiev regime and bashing ethnic Russian rebels and Russia’s President Putin. But now – with the scramble to blame Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down – the shoddy journalism has grown truly dangerous, says Robert Parry.
By Robert Parry
20 July 2014 — Land Destroyer
The level of unsubstantiated propaganda being directed against Russia regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has reached unprecedented lows. There is tangible desperation across Western media establishments, their political spheres, and within their corporate-financier funded policy think-tanks as they attempt to reassert their agenda and narrative not only upon the crisis in Ukraine, but upon the entire world as their weakening grip becomes apparent to all.
The dangerous desperation emanating from the West follows the latest in a series of growing failures – the previous and most comparable being the loss of its proxy war against Syria and the desperate criminal conspiracy they unleashed in a failed attempt to save it.
19 July 2014 — Asia Times
And here’s the spin war verdict: the current Malaysia Airlines tragedy – the second in four months – is “terrorism” perpetrated by “pro-Russian separatists”, armed by Russia, and Vladimir Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up.
19 July 2014 — The Greanville Post
I cannot believe that I am writing this short essay, but I feel that I have to; I simply have no choice; I am a determined internationalist who does not believe in ‘blood’ and ‘nations’.
18 July 2014 — Global Research
Spanish Air Controller @ Kiev Borispol Airport: Ukraine Military Shot Down Boeing MH#17
The Boeing-777 of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur “disappeared from the radars and crashed on Thursday evening near Grabovo in Ukraine’s Donetsk oblast
We bring to the attention of GR readers, the following timeline Tweets by the Spanish Air controller at Kiev Borisopol Airport.
This report has yet to be fully corroborated and should be read with caution. We have highlighted relevant sections. Continue reading →
19 July 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation
The downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine with the loss of all 298 onboard comes amid mounting frustration between Washington and its European allies over the imposition of further trade sanctions on Russia.
19 July 2014 — Consortium News
Exclusive: Neocons are the “masters of chaos” as they destabilize disfavored governments around the world. But real people pay the price as we’ve seen with Israel’s slaughter of four boys on a Gaza beach and an apparent shoot-down of a Malaysian airliner over war-torn Ukraine, writes Robert Parry.
18 July 2014 — No Limit to Our Anger (c) V. M. Molotov
Key Information in Reverse Chronological Order (Start at the Bottom)
#5 – Examining the General Flight Declaration of Flight MH17
Spanish Air Controller @ Kiev Borispol Airport: Ukraine Military Shot Down Boeing MH#17 By Gleb Bazov
18 July 2014 — No Limit to Our Anger (c) V. M. Molotov
Translated from Spanish by Luis Lopez
Source: Tweets by Spanish Air Controller – @spainbuca
10:21 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Autoridades de kiev, intentan hacer que pueda parecer un ataque de los pro-rusos
“Kiev Authorities, trying to make looks like an attack by pro-Russian”
18 July 2014 — No Limit to Our Anger (c) V. M. Molotov
Translated by Gleb Bazov
July 16, 2014 – “Proof of Rebel Responsibility” Video Faked & Uploaded 1 Day Earlier