The downing of Flight MH17 means that Washington’s gang are on the war path again. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain and even Hillary Clinton – are all insisting that the west has to ‘get tougher’ with Russia. Was this the plan all along?
With little or no evidence to back their claims (déjà vu Syria), the usual suspects and their media moguls are pointing the finger at Russia again. With so much going on in the US and to its special friends in other parts of the world, this crisis event could not have come at a better time. Is this the Kiev Flash Mob’s final card from its dealer at Pennsylvania Ave?
Escalating to War
As any keen observer of the event will tell you, nothing about Washington’s version of events adds up.
Reactions were predictable. Financial markets reacted with a predictable knee-jerk massive gold and oil price spike, to news of the mid-air destruction by missile or (theoretically only) by an on-board bomb explosion, of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 near Donetsk in Ukraine. The recent model Boeing 777 is said to have had 298 persons on board, all of whom died. Known data on the flight, until it suddenly went off-air, is that the flight was progressing normally at the plane’s design cruise speed (about 0.84 Mach or 1000 kilometres/hour), and its normal cruise altitude of 10,000 metres or 33,000 feet.
IMAGE: Pristine, identifiable piece of MH17 (Photo: Life News)
Groundbased missiles (SAM) able to completely destroy a plane with a takeoff weight near 250 tons, with more than 100 tons of fuel on board, at 10,000 metres height, flying at 0.84 Mach are unlikely to be in the hands of ‘pro-Russian’ rebels in eastern Ukraine. Socalled MANPADS or shoulder-launched air defence missile systems like the US ‘Stinger’ or French ‘Mistral’ have a maximum altitude around 4,000 metres for destroying or in the case of large airplanes, severely damaging enemy aircraft.Air-to-air missiles (AAM) also able to completely destroy large aircraft at high altitudes need highly sophisticated airplanes, pilots and ground radar support, which are totally outside rebel capacities. The only unknown on the military technology side, therefore, is whether the pro-Russian rebels possess sophisticated SAM air defence missiles, or not.SAM systems have been used in the past by Ukrainian military to destroy civil airliners – by error – and include the advanced BUK air defence system, which has been continually developed firstly by the ex-USSR, then by Russia since 1979 to counter similar materiel in the NATO countries.Incredibly, Kiev spokespersons immediately claimed that BUK missiles had been used by the rebels to destroy the Malaysian plane, set a false flag, and further “up the ante” in the escalating civil war process. There evidence for this claim is less than impressive – a 5 second YouTube video, seen here.
Proving that Kiev, under the direction of the CIA (the CIA have set-up a station occupying the entire top floor of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense in Kiev) later the same day, Thursday 17 July, they claimed that Russia had used its aviation and AAM weapons to destroy the jetliner. Normally, this would hurt the credibility of Kiev’s finger-pointing, but this was completely black-out of US media and State Department reports, or ‘memory holed’ for expediency of the prevailing narrative being managed by Washington DC.
‘An Airborne Lusitania’
The motive for this cynical and criminal act – destroying a civil jetliner – underscores the role of “false flags” to rouse and manipulate public opinion in the supposedly “neutral” US and the EU28 countries. Drawing their political leaderships into the next – international – phase of the Ukrainian civil war is “logical” for the Kiev flash mob government given its lack of success, either military or political, in obtaining full control of separatist regions in eastern Ukraine. Cynically destroying a large civil airliner and killing nearly 300 people is, to be sure, “war logic” but as the 1915 Lusitania incident showed, these incidents can spark a one-way process to all-out international war.Single incidents of deliberate attack on civil transport able to cause or accelerate the declaration of war by previously neutral countries due to the death of their citizens in the attack include the renowned Lusitania maritime incident of May 1915. The British asset Lusitania passenger ship traveling from New York to Liverpool, was sunk off Ireland, allegedly by a German U-boat with 138 Americans among the 1198 total of persons killed. Following this incident it became politically impossible for US President Woodrow Wilson, who had sought to stay neutral, to avoid declaring war against Germany.As we know today, the US political stance on the Ukrainian civil war is that of outright hostility towards Russia and the ‘pro-Russian’ rebels seeking some level of either recognition or autonomy from the pro-fascist and NATO-backed regime which came to power by a Flash Mob and paramilitary coup in February.