Blaming Russia for MH17 Shoot-Down: A Bum Rap?
Veteran journalist and specialist on Russia, John Helmer, reports that the trial in the Netherlands of three Russians and one Ukrainian accused in the July 17, 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, killing 298, has called into serious question evidence of Russian involvement.
Sad to say, the evidence the U.S. earlier claimed to have on the shoot-down apparently fits snugly into the category of “nonexistent intelligence” – the adjective actually used in a bipartisan study by the Senate Intelligence Committee to describe prewar intelligence on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
There are serious problems as well with the attempts by Ukraine to provide their own “intelligence” as a substitute for the here-you-see-it-here-you-don’t evidence from the US (Yes, although a prime suspect in this case, Ukraine was allowed to be one of the investigating countries.)
Recall that three days after the shoot-down, then-Secretary of State John Kerry told NBC’s David Gregory:
We picked up the imagery of this launch. We know the trajectory. We know where it came from. We know the timing. And it was exactly at the time that this aircraft disappeared from the radar.
And yet, Washington has consi
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