Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine

Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria,
Posted by Patsy Stone in News 2 days ago
Report by Macedonian International News Agency MINA
'A letter sent by a prominent Dutch Professor to Russian president Vladimir
Putin has attracted much media attention in Europe. The letter was written by
Cees Hamelink and signed by dozens of Dutch intellectuals and professors.
Below is the letter in its entirety:
Dear Mr. President Putin,
Please accept our apologies on behalf of a great many people here in the
Netherlands for our Government and our Media. The facts concerning MH17 are
to defame you and your country.
We are powerless onlookers, as we witness how the Western Nations, led by
the United States, accuse Russia of crimes they commit themselves more than
anybody else. We reject the double standards that are used for Russia and
the West. In our societies, sufficient evidence is required for a conviction.
The way you
and your Nation are convicted for 'crimes' without evidence, is ruthless
and despicable.
You have saved us from a conflict in Syria that could have escalated into a
World War. The mass killing of innocent Syrian civilians through gassing by
terrorists, trained and armed by the US and paid for by Saudi Arabia, was
blamed on Assad. In doing so, the West hoped public opinion would turn against
paving the way for an attack on Syria.
Not long after this, Western forces have built up, trained and armed an
'opposition' in the Ukraine, to prepare a coup against the legitimate Government
in Kiev. The
putschists taking over were quickly recognized by Western Governments. They
were provided with loans from our tax money to prop their new Government
The people of the Crimea did not agree with this and showed this with
peaceful demonstrations. Anonymous snipers and violence by Ukrainian troops
turned these
demonstrations into demands for independence from Kiev. Whether you support
these separatist movements is immaterial, considering the blatant Imperialism of
the West.
Russia is wrongly accused, without evidence or investigation, of delivering
the weapons systems that allegedly brought down MH17. For this reason Western
Governments claim they have a right to economically pressure Russia.
We, awake citizens of the West, who see the lies and machinations of our
Governments, wish to offer you our apologies for what is done in our name.
It's unfortunately true, that our media have lost all independence and are
just mouthpieces for the Powers that Be. Because of this, Western people tend to
have a
warped view of reality and are unable to hold their politicians to
Our hopes are focused on your wisdom. We want Peace. We see that Western
Governments do not serve the people but are working towards a New World Order.
The destruction of sovereign nations and the killing of millions of
innocent people is, seemingly, a price worth paying for them, to achieve this
We, the people of the Netherlands, want Peace and Justice, also for and
with Russia.
We hope to make clear that the Dutch Government speaks for itself only. We
pray our efforts will help to diffuse the rising tensions between our
Professor Cees Hamelink '

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