Pro-West Snipers Murdered Kiev Demonstrators in False Flag: Canadian Academic Analysis

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The murder of 100 pro-West demonstrators in January launched the Revolution. Now many say it was a false flag.

By Ivan Katchanovski (University of Ottawa), for Russian Insider

  • Exhaustive analysis by reputable academic, Canadian Ukraine specialist

  • Challenges narrative of Western media, which alleges the exact opposite

  • Alleges subsequent government cover-up

  • Makes substantial contribution to multiple other media reports alleging the same thesis

This academic paper first appeared on the respected blog, Johnson’s Russia List.

We are publishing it here in full, despite its length, because it is by far the most detailed and thorough investigation of the Kiev Sniper Controversy, drawing on a mass of sources and materials, some of which were previously unpublished.

It is the work of a well-known Canadian political scientist at the University of Ottawa, who is a native of Ukraine. His specialization is Ukrainian politics and history.

The study concludes that, though there is some evidence that some of the protesters killed during the Maidan disturbances may have been accidentally shot by police snipers, the great majority were killed by snipers controlled by the pro-West demonstration leaders in a false flag operation.

The study suggests this was a pre-planned provocation to discredit the then government and that these same leaders both before and especially after they seized power have engaged in a systematic cover up of the facts to conceal their own guilt.

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By Ivan Katchanovski, Ph.D. School of Political Studies & Department of Communication University of Ottawa

Paper presented at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies Seminar at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, October 1, 2014

[With visuals and footnotes here academia.edu/8776021/The_Snipers_Massacre_on_the_Maidan_in_Ukraine]

The massacre of several dozen Maidan protesters on February 20, 2014 was a turning point in Ukrainian politics and a tipping point in the escalating conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine.
The mass killing of the protesters and the mass shooting of the police that preceded it led to the overthrow of the highly corrupt and pro-Russian, but democratically elected government of Viktor Yanukovych and gave a start to a large-scale violent conflict that continues now in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine.
A conclusion promoted by the post-Yanukovych governments and the media in Ukraine that the massacre was perpetrated by government snipers on a Yanukovych order has been nearly universally accepted by the Western governments and the media, at least publicly, without concluding an investigation and without all evidence considered.For instance, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in his speech to the US Congress on September 18, 2014 again claimed that the Yanukovych government overthrow resulted from mass peaceful protests against police violence, in particular, killings of more than 100 protesters by snipers on February 20, 2014.

The question is which side organized the snipers massacre. This paper is the first academic study of this crucial case of the mass killing. Analysis of a large amount of evidence in this study suggests that certain elements of the Maidan opposition, including its extremist far right wing, were involved in this massacre in order to seize power and that the government investigation was falsified for this reason.

Evidence

Evidence used in this study includes publicly available but unreported, suppressed, or misrepresented videos and photos of suspected shooters, live statements by the Maidan announcers, radio intercepts of the Maidan snipers, and snipers and commanders from the special Alfa unit of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), ballistic trajectories, eyewitness reports by both Maidan protesters and government special unit commanders, public statements by both former and current government officials, bullets and weapons used, types of wounds among both protesters and the police, and the track record of politically motivated misrepresentations by the Maidan politicians of other cases of violence during and after the Euromaidan and historical conflicts.

In particular, this study examines about 30 gigabytes of intercepted radio exchanges of the Security Service of Ukraine Alfa unit, Berkut, the Internal Troops, Omega, and other government agencies during the entire Maidan protests. These files were posted by a pro-Maidan Ukrainian radio amateur on a radio scanners forum, but they never were reported by the media or acknowledged by the Ukrainian government.

The timeline of the massacre with precision to minutes and locations of both the shooters and the government snipers was established in this study with great certainty based on the synchronization of the sound on the main Maidan stage, images, and other sources of evidence that independently corroborate each other.

The study uses content analysis of all publicly available videos of the massacre, in particular, an unreported, time-stamped version of a previously widely seen, long video of the massacre on Instytutska Street, videos of suspected snipers and reports of snipers in live TV broadcasts and Internet video streams from the Maidan (Independence Square), time-stamped and unedited radio intercepts of SBU Alfa snipers and commanders, and radio intercepts of Internal Troops on the Maidan.

The analysis also uses live Internet broadcasts. Recordings of all live TV and Internet broadcasts of the massacre by Espresso TV, Hromadske TV, Spilno TV, Radio Liberty, and Ukrstream TV, were either removed from their websites immediately following the massacre or not made publicly available. These recordings were mostly made by Maidan supporters, but they got very scant attention or removed from public access.

Similarly, official results of ballistic, weapons, and medical examinations and other evidence collected during the investigations concerning this massacre have not been made public, while crucial evidence, including bullets and weapons disappeared under the post-Yanukovych government. This investigation relies on such evidence reported by the media and reliable information in the social media. An on-site research on the site of the massacre on the Maidan itself and on Instytutska Street was also conducted for this study by the author.

An Academic Investigation

A recently released time-stamped version of an over 40-minute-long video, which was filmed at a close distance on Instytutska Street starting at 9:06am, covers, with some unexplained omissions, the most intense parts of the killings. It confirms that the mass killing of Maidan protesters on February 20 began on the adjacent Instytutska Street around that time.

The Berkut anti-riot police and Internal Troops units, which were besieging, storming, and blocking the Maidan for almost three months, hastily abandoned their positions and fled by 9:00am, while protesters then started to advance from their stronghold on the Maidan up Instytutska Street.

This and other videos show members of the special elite unit of the Berkut anti-riot police and “Omega” Internal Troops special unit, including two snipers, temporarily halting the advance of protesters near Zhovtnevyi Palace starting at 9:05am, shooting with both live ammunition from the Kalashnikov assault rifles (AKMS) and rubber bullets, and pointing sniper rifles in the direction of the protesters and then retreating along with Berkut and Internal Troops units, who were resting in Zhovtnevyi Palace.

After retreating to these barricades under fire, respectively, at 9:20am and 9:28am, Berkut and Omega were doing the same from two barricades on Instytutska Street and nearby buildings of the National Bank and the Club of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Directions of many bullet holes and their impact marks in the electric poles, trees, and walls of Zhovtnevyi Palace and the Hotel Ukraina also indicate that the police fired at the direction of the protesters and the protester-held buildings. SBU snipers were located in the Cabinet of Ministers, the Presidential Administration, and neighboring buildings.

The new Ukrainian government and the head of the parliamentary commission publicly stated that “snipers,” who massacred the unarmed protesters, were from these units. Specifically, the Prosecutor General Office announced on September 12, 2014 that its investigation found a Berkut commander and two members of his unit responsible for killing 39 Euromaidan protesters, or the absolute majority of some 50 protesters killed or mortally wounded on February 20, 2014.

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Syrian Army besieges Libyan “Sam”… No choice left, surrender or death

Units of Syrian Army have stormed HQ for a group of snipers that has a foothold in the area of al-Saied Ali in Aleppo.

In an Exclusive statement to Breaking News Network, a military source has revealed that ‘the’ Libyan sniper, known as Sam, has been among the snipers group.

The source indicated that the Libyan sniper may have been injured, ahead being besieged with his snipers’ comrades in the area’s southern sides.

The source confirmed that there’s no choice for the snipers, either to surrender or fight to death.

The sniper, from Irish breeds, had participated in the civil tribal war of Libya last year, where he decided to come to the front of Syria, train and organize the fighters of Syrian opposition.

The Libyan Sam is originally named Husam al-Najar, from a Libyan father and Irish mother.  Continue reading

Syrian Army prepares to enter al-Sukari neighborhood of Aleppo

Syrian Arab Army units continue their mop-up operation from terrorists in Aleppo’s neighborhoods.

Clashes occurred between Syrian Army and gunmen in Bolus crossing and al-Hadada lane of al-Jdeideh area.

An official source confirmed that the armed conflicts resulted in the death of two terrorist snipers and the arrest of many others.

Adding that engineering units of Syrian Army have dismantled explosive charges in al-Hatab square.

Media source pointed that Syrian Army is about to enter al-Sukari neighborhood; the second center for the militants in Aleppo.

Adding that Syrian Army units have done unique military operation in the very neighborhood, what prepares them to enter it.

Breaking News correspondent in Homs confirmed that Syrian border guards were able to confront infiltration attempt by insurgents from Lebanon through Talkalakh countryside. Continue reading

CIA / Mossad Snipers in Syria

Many members of these death squads have been captured by the Syrian Government and many have confessed in detail their operations, where they received their support, weapons etc. Many have been caught with US produced M40A3 snipers and US openly admits they have supported terrorists in and outside Syria with 50 million (USD).

This video finally shows visual evidence of these US death squads (watch the whole video please):

Source: Ozyism

U.S. Journalist denounces spy agency activity in Syria

From Damascus, U.S. journalist denounces the CIA, Mossad and M16 operating together in Syria

Western countries are doing everything possible to disrupt civil peace in Syria, denounced the writer and American journalist, Webster Tarpley (Vermelho,. Voltaire) in Damascus, the Syrian capital to TV RT (Russia Today). According to him, Syrian civilians have to deal daily with death squads and blind terrorism, which is typical of covert actions of sabotage and destabilization used by the CIA.

Photo: The U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert S. Ford (left) is, according to reliable sources, the key official of the U.S. State Department which has been responsible for the recruitment of Arab terrorists to create “death squads,” usually with activists from Al-Qaeda (the funded organization of the CIA) for these same units as in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Chechnya, to fight now against the Syrian army and police in Syria and to create a civil war in this country

“How does the average Syrian national of all ethnic groups know what is happening?”

People complain that there are terrorist snipers shooting at people. It is blind terrorism, simply for the purpose of destabilizing the country to make the various ethnic groups confront each other. I would not call it civil war – which is a term that deceives and we are mistaken in using it in referring to what is happening today in Syria.

What is happening here is that civilians are being targeted by professional death squads. It comes to a question of terrorist commandos, a typical method used by the CIA. No one knows how they appeared. “In this case, it is a secret and planned joint action by the CIA, MI6 and Mossad, financed with money from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar,” said Webster.

Professor Webster notes that Syrian society is the most tolerant society in the Middle East, the only place where all kinds of people and ethnic groups can live together in a remarkable harmony, Muslims and Christians of all types.

“Syria is a model of peaceful co-existence between different ethnic groups.” The policy of the United States seeks to attack this point precisely to disrupt and create chaos in the Middle East and this is essential to attack ethnic lines, so that they face each other in a fratricidal war,” he added.

The laws imposed by Syrian President Assad and his performance as a ruler are increasingly called upon and considered illegitimate by the west.

“After the NATO ‘humanitarian help’ to Libya, which was really a bloodbath, with 150,000 dead and now with Egypt, people are just now only realizing what it was from the beginning – there was no revolution there at all – it was a failure, and now people are beginning to understand this mistake.”

Mrs. Clinton and Ms. Rice continue to encourage and promote this model of revolts, called color revolutions. But this time they are using the support of terrorist troops, mercenaries, fundamentalists, the people of Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.”

“There is an ever growing movement inside society that says: ‘We want reconciliation, we want law and order, and we especially want legality,'” Professor Webster Tarpley points out.

Translated from the Portuguese version by: Lisa Karpova

Source: Pravda

Unknown Snipers and Western backed “Regime Change”: A Historical Review and Analysis

By Gearóid Ó Colmáin
Global Research
November 29, 2011

Unknown snipers played a pivotal role throughout the so-called “Arab Spring Revolutions” yet, in spite of reports of their presence in the mainstream media, surprisingly little attention has been paid to to their purpose and role.

The Russian investigative journalist Nikolay Starikov has written a book which discusses the role of unknown snipers in the destabilization of countries targeted for regime change by the United States and its allies.

The following article attempts to elucidate some historical examples of this technique with a view to providing a background within which to understand the current cover war on the people of Syria by death squads in the service of Western intelligence.[1]

Romania 1989.

In Susanne Brandstätter’s documentary ‘Checkmate: Strategy of a Revolution’ aired on Arte television station some years ago, Western intelligence officials revealed how death squads were used to destabilize Romania and turn its people against the head of state Nicolai Ceaucescu.

Brandstätter’s film is a must see for anyone interested in how Western intelligence agencies, human rights groups and the corporate press collude in the systematic destruction of countries whose leadership conflicts with the interests of big capital and empire.

Former secret agent with the French secret service, the DGSE(La Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure) Dominique Fonvielle, spoke candidly about the role of Western intelligence operatives in destabilizing the Romanian population.

“how do you organize a revolution? I believe the first step is to locate oppositional forces in a given country. It is sufficient to have a highly developed intelligence service in order to determine which people are credible enough to have influence at their hands to destabilize the people to the disadvantage of the ruling regime”[2]

This open and rare admission of Western sponsorship of terrorism was justified on the grounds of the “greater good” brought to Romania by free-market capitalism. It was necessary, according to the strategists of Romania’s “revolution”, for some people to die.

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