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Raging at Russia

July 19, 2014


Will we ever be certain of the truth? I doubt it. I fear people will end up just believing whatever they want to believe.

I wasn’t there. I don’t know what happened. What sources of information do I trust? Not surpassingly, the US State Department is announcing more and more evidence points the finger of blame for 295 civilian deaths at the “pro-Russian separatists” of Eastern Ukraine, supposedly armed and directed by the fiendish Russian Emperor of Evil, Vlad Putin.

Maybe they did it. Maybe he made it possible. But is the State Department a trustworthy, independent, even-handed, source of unbiased factual information, not driven y a self-serving political agenda? Hardly.

You would never know, listening to the news in America that he downing of this airliner took place in the midst of fierce fighting in a war zone, where the Kiev government has been bombing and shelling its own people day and night for the past two weeks.

You would never know from following the MSM in America that France, Germany and Russia urged the Kiev government to extend the cease fire instead of declaring war on an opposition political faction of Ukrainian citizens that clearly seems to have the support of from one-third to one-half of the total Ukrainian population. Do they have no rights, no legitimacy?

You would never know that it was at the urging of the Obama administration that he Kiev government refused to do so and declared war on a large section of its own people. (no doubt we’ll hear nonsense about “precision bombing” and neat “surgical strikes” that minimize civilian casualties but we all know those are transparent lies we’ve heard before).

You would not be reminded that Putin has repeatedly urged the Ukraine separatists to settle for greater regional autonomy within Ukraine and not secession. Or that he publically accepted the outcome of the May elections despite the fact that much of the eastern half of the country did not vote.

Nor would you get a refresher on Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland’s intercepted announcement to the US Ambassador to Ukraine last February that the US government had decided it was now “time for regime change” in Ukraine and that’s when the violence dramatically escalated until an extra-legal parliamentary coup d’état deposed the legally elected president of Ukraine in favor or an openly anti-Russian cabal more docile towards US wishes.

I am not saying Vladimir Putin is a “nice guy” or that he couldn’t possibly have contributed to the downing to the Malaysian airline, but the hysterical demonization he has experienced in the US press, including Hillary Clinton comparing him to Hitler, is ridiculous. We are told his motives are inscrutable, insane, bloodthirsty and sadistic, with no rhyme or reason in terms of Russia’s legitimate national interests. (Apparently only the US has legitimate interests and in practice anyone insubordinate to US dictates is the very definition of a “terrorist”).

Maybe the eastern Ukraine pro-Russian armed forces downed the airliner, accidentally or by mistaking it for one of t he many Kiev bombers raining death down on them from the skies. Maybe Russia supplied their surface-to-air missles.

Or maybe this is just too convenient for the American agenda, the latest Gulf of Tonkin incident or the Mayaguez or the sinking of the Maine. Are we being primed for an exciting new case of “Shock and Awe” and the latest version of what Naomi Klein calls “The Shock Doctrine”?

Will we everknow before it’s too late to matter?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 24, 2014 9:09 AM

    Thank you for sharing. You bring up many interesting points. Feel free to contact me by e-mail, because you’re somebody that I would love to speak with. Rationally!

  2. donegaldescendant permalink*
    July 30, 2014 8:38 AM

    This post wasn’t meant to be anything in-depth, just thoguht-provoking about how the mainstream media in the US ignores some important pieces of the puzzle. Someone once said, “You are never going to put the puzzle together as long as you keep throiwng away the pieces.”

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