THE ROVING EYE It was Putin's missile! By Pepe Escobar
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.
Because the CIA said so. Because Hillary "We came, we saw, he died"
Clinton said so. Because batshit crazy Samantha "R2P" Power said so -
thundering at the UN, everything duly printed by the neo-con infested
Washington Post. 
Because Anglo-American corporate media -
from CNN to Fox (who tried to buy Time Warner, which owns CNN) - said
so. Because the President of the United States (POTUS) said so. And
mostly because Kiev had vociferously said so in the first place.
off the bat they were all lined up - the invariably hysterical reams of
"experts" of the "US intelligence community" literally foaming at their
palatial mouths at "evil" Russia and "evil" Putin; intel "experts" who
could not identify a convoy of gleaming white Toyotas crossing the Iraqi
desert to take Mosul. And yet they have already sentenced they don't
need to look any further, instantly solving the MH17 riddle.
doesn't matter that President Putin has stressed the MH17 tragedy must
be investigated objectively. And "objectively" certainly does not mean
that fictional "international community" notion construed by Washington -
the usual congregation of pliable vassals/patsies.
And what about Carlos? A simple search at
reveals that MH17 was in fact diverted 200 kilometers north from the
usual flight path taken by Malaysia Airlines in the previous days - and
plunged right in the middle of a war zone. Why? What sort of
communication MH17 received from Kiev air control tower?
has been mute about it. Yet the answer would be simple, had Kiev
released the Air Traffic Control recording of the tower talking to
flight MH17; Malaysia did it after flight MH370 disappeared forever.
won't happen; SBU security confiscated it. So much for getting an
undoctored explanation on why MH17 was off its path, and what the pilots
saw and said before the explosion.
The Russian Defense
Ministry, for its part, has confirmed that a Kiev-controlled Buk
anti-aircraft missile battery was operational near the MH17's crash.
Kiev has deployed several batteries of Buk surface-to-air missile
systems with at least 27 launchers; these are all perfectly capable of
bringing down jets flying at 33,000 ft.
Radiation from a
battery's Kupol radar, deployed as part of a Buk-M1 battery near Styla
(a village some 30km south of Donetsk) was detected by the Russian
military. According to the ministry, the radar could be providing
tracking information to another battery which was at a firing distance
from MH17's flight path. The tracking radar range on the Buk system is a
maximum of 50 miles. MH17 was flying at 500 mph. So assuming the
"rebels" had an operational Buk and did it, they would have had not more
than five minutes to scan all the skies above, all possible altitudes,
and then lock on. By then they would have known that a cargo plane could
not possibly be flying that high. For evidence supporting the
possibility of a false flag,check here.
then there's the curiouser and curiouser story of Carlos, the Spanish
air traffic controller working at Kiev's tower, who was following MH17
in real time. For some Carlos is legit - not a cipher; for others, he's
never even worked in Ukraine. Anyway he tweeted like mad. His account -
not accidentally - has been shut down, and he has disappeared; his
friends are now desperately looking for him. I managed to read all his
tweets in Spanish when the account was still online - and now copies and
an English translation are available.
These are some of his crucial tweets: "The B777 was escorted by 2 Ukrainian fighter jets minutes before disappearing from radar (5.48 pm)""If
the Kiev authorities want to admit the truth 2 fighter jets were flying
very close a few minutes before the incident but did not shoot down the
soon as the Malaysia Airlines B777 disappeared the Kiev military
authority informed us of the shooting down. How did they know? (6.00)""Everything
has been recorded on radar. For those that don't believe it, it was
taken down by Kiev; we know that here (in traffic control) and the
military air traffic control know it too (7.14)""The Ministry of the Interior did know that there were fighter aircraft in the area, but the Ministry of Defense didn't. (7.15)""The military confirm that it was Ukraine, but it is not known where the order came from. (7.31)"
Assuming Carlos is legit, the assessment makes sense.
The Ukrainian military are divided between Chocolate king President
Petro Poroshenko - who would like a d?tente with Russia essentially to
advance his shady business interests - and Saint Yulia Timoshenko, who's
on the record advocating genocide of ethnic Russians in Eastern
Ukraine. US neo-cons and US "military advisers" on the ground are
proverbially hedging their bets, supporting both the Poroshenko and
So who profits? The key question remains, of course, cui bono?
Only the terminally brain dead believe shooting a passenger jet
benefits the federalists in Eastern Ukraine, not to mention the
As for Kiev, they'd have the means, the motive and the
window of opportunity to pull it off - especially after Kiev's militias
have been effectively routed, and were in retreat, in the Donbass; and
this after Kiev remained dead set on attacking and bombing the
population of Eastern Ukraine even from above. No wonder the federalists
had to defend themselves.
And then there's the suspicious
timing. The MH17 tragedy happened two days after the BRICS announced an
antidote to the IMF and the World Bank, bypassing the US dollar. And
just as Israel "cautiously" advances its new invasion/slow motion ethnic
cleansing of Gaza. Malaysia, by the way, is the seat of the Kuala
Lumpur War Crimes Commission, which has found Israel guilty of crimes
Washington, of course, does profit. What the
Empire of Chaos gets in this case is a ceasefire (so the disorganized,
battered Kiev militias may be resupplied); the branding of Eastern
Ukrainians as de facto "terrorists" (as Kiev, Dick Cheney-style, always
wanted); and unlimited mud thrown over Russia and Putin in particular
until Kingdom Come. Not bad for a few minutes' work. As for NATO, that's
Christmas in July.
From now on, it all depends on Russian
intelligence. They have been surveying/tracking everything that happens
in Ukraine 24/7. In the next 72 hours, after poring over a lot of
tracking data, using telemetry, radar and satellite tracking, they will
know which type of missile was launched, where from, and even produce
communications from the battery that launched it. And they will have
access to forensic evidence.
Unlike Washington - who already
knows everything, with no evidence whatsoever (remember 9/11?) - Moscow
will take its time to know the basic journalistic facts of what, where,
and who, and engage on proving the truth and/or disproving Washington's
The historical record shows Washington simply won't
release data if it points to a missile coming from its Kiev vassals. The
data may even point to a bomb planted on MH17, or mechanical failure -
although that's unlikely. If this was a terrible mistake by the
Novorossiya rebels, Moscow will have to reluctantly admit it. If Kiev
did it, the revelation will be instantaneous. Anyway we already know the
hysterical Western response, no matter what; Russia is to blame.
is more than correct when he stressed this tragedy would not have
happened if Poroshenko had agreed to extend a cease-fire, as Merkel,
Hollande and Putin tried to convince him in late June. At a minimum,
Kiev is already guilty because they are responsible for safe passage of
flights in the airspace they - theoretically - control.
that is already forgotten in the fog of war, tragedy and hype. As for
Washington's hysterical claims of credibility, I leave you with just one
number: Iran Air 655.
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