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Perverted truth: How rebel mourning MH17 victims was turned into looter with trophy

Source RT

“Pro Russian holds up stuffed toy like trophy. Mr @PutinRF_Eng, are you proud of your compatriots?” wrote a twitter user John Gosling.

A photo signed “pro-Russian fighter holds up a toy found among the debris at the crash site of MH17” has been used by such major media outlets as the BBC and NBC. Some outlets went as far as to say that ‘pro-Russian fighters’ were collecting the belongings of passengers of the doomed Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight.




Dutch led inquiry drafts circulates draft report that Russian air transport agency says “begs more questions than it answers”.


Though the Western media has barely reported it, the Dutch led international accident investigation into the MH17 tragedy has drafted its initial report.

We know this because the Russian air transport agency Rosaviatsiya, which has seen the report, claims that it “raises more questions than it gives answers.”

This appears to suggest that the draft report avoids pinning responsibility on any specific party.


That this is the most likely explanation for Rosaviatsiya’s comments is also suggested by two further facts (1) the absence of any leaks of the report appearing in the Western media; and (2) certain comments recently made by Netherlands Public prosecutor Fred Westerbeke, in which he is reported to have said “we are not yet far enough that we have formal suspects identified or are ready to arrest suspects.”

The Russians have complained that they have only been given 30 days to respond to the draft report and say that they have “a range of weighty remarks regarding the document, stated arguments, and simply technical data.”

The Russians have also ruled out suggestions of an international tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down MH17. Whilst some media reports have circulated suggesting that Malaysia or the Netherlands were seeking such a UN Security Council resolution to set up such a tribunal, there is no actual confirmation of this.

As the Russians rightly say, such a tribunal would in fact be unprecedented and has never been set up in any previous case where a civilian airliner has been shot down. The Russians have anyway turned against the idea of such tribunals following what they see as the highly partial and Western dominated way in which other such such tribunals (such as the one looking into the Yugoslav conflict) have conducted themselves.

Meanwhile it is clear that no step has been made to undertake the on-the-spot questioning of potential witnesses that as I have said previously is an essential part of a properly conducted investigation into this sort of tragedy (see MH17: The Facts and the Cover-Up, Russia Insider, 3rd December 2014). It appears that the whole report is based purely on an assessment of the technical data. There is no confirmation as to whether this includes any satellite imagery provided by the US.

Whilst it is difficult to comment on a report that has not been published the little we know about it suggests a report that will fail to settle the many questions there are about this tragedy.


Given its performance in Baltimore, I am starting to wonder if maybe Fox News should only do opinion and stay away from covering challenging news stories like the one still playing out on the streets of Baltimore.

I know that might sound extreme, but in the volatile situation that is Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, you would think the last thing any reporter or producer would do is report any act of violence, particularly a police shooting, that it had not absolutely confirmed and vetted several different ways.

But that’s just what happened Monday afternoon with Fox News reporting that police shot a black man in the back as he was running from them. It was on Fox air, Fox Twitter accounts and Fox online.

Mike Tobin reported the shooting from Pennsylvania and W. North Avenues for the channel. But what he thought he saw appears to have never happened.

“We screwed up,” anchor Shepard Smith said after police tweeted and explained that a man who was running from police threw a gun to the ground. Baltimore police said no shots were fired by law enforcement officers.

The weapon apparently discharged and the man then fell down. Police say they took the man in an ambulance to a hospital for observation.

“Mike Tobin thought he saw somebody get shot,” Smith told viewers. “… And what we have here is nothing.”

Now, you might think we should at least give Smith and Fox News credit for a fast, clean correction.

“On behalf of  Mike Tobin and the rest of our crew there, and the rest of us at Fox News, I’m sorry for the error and glad we were able to correct it quickly,”  Smith told viewers.


Watch Tubby Nuland put through the meat grinder

As the nation continues to react to the newly discovered ‘black site’ operated by Chicago Police, the mainstream media continues to bury its head in the sand.

National media outlets like Fox, MSNBC, and CNN are unsurprisingly refusing to touch this story, driving even further suspicion that the corporate media has become nothing more than a mouthpiece for big government and corporate America.

4 More Victims Come Forward From Chicago Secret Prison, Man Tortured Over Weed

Four more victims of incarceration at Chicago’s Guantanamo Bay style secret detention/torture center,known as Homan Square, have come out and spoken to The Guardian about their experience being essentially treated like cattle.

They are four black males, Brock Terry, Kory Wright, Deandre Hutcherson and David Smith. Three of them were held in 2006, and one in 2011.

They were kicked in the genitals while helpless and bound, put in ‘kennels for humans’, and they heard the bloodcurdling screams of other helpless victims while they thought they would never see the light of day again.


Rhetoric of US media changed. Now they speak of the People’s Militia as “rebels”, not “terrorists”, and they do not spot regular Russian army in Donbass. Zakharchenko, Head of the DPR, mentioned this fact in his joint press-conference with Plotnitskiy, Head of the LPR. As well as the notion that Americans – the adequate ones – appreciate and understand struggle for independence and essential human rights.
Is this another Globalist trick to soften that thud when the first US/Ukraine Cruise Missile lands in Lugansk or Mariupol. Seems very strange that the NYT has done a U turn……



Ukraine Rebels Upbeat After an Infusion of Aid

HORLIVKA, Ukraine — The rebel commander casually led the way down a muddy trench, shoulder high with shaved walls of moist earth, his boots slapping at wooden slabs sunk into the muck. Finally, he reached an earth-covered observation post.

“There, you see,” he said, pointing a gnarled index finger, its brown nail twisted after 30 years in the coal mines. A few hundred yards away, across an icy lake and a field, were some scattered office buildings, close enough to count the windowpanes.

“There are the Ukrainians,” said the commander, whose real name is Pavel and who asked that his surname not be used, for fear of reprisals. His fighters call him Batya, an endearment for father in Russian and a common nom de guerre for rebel commanders in easternUkraine.

The smack of artillery fire rose from a village in the valley below, captured just a few days earlier by Batya’s rebels. A nearby crack, a tense pause, then a distant thud somewhere beyond the lake.

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