COMMENT POSTED TO A COLUMN IN RINF
There can be no doubt that Mr. Zuesse is correct about Ukraine having destroyed MH-17, however I cannot agree, without further evidence, that the act was a "black flag” operation.
It may have been, of course, but we have no solid evidence for that as we very much do for Ukraine's actually downing the airliner.
Sheer incompetence alone, demonstrated over and over, by Ukraine's military provides a pretty compelling explanation with no further motives required.
I think the greatest lesson we can all learn from these events concerns America's approach to world affairs today.
The United States unquestionably has spy satellite data of this event - its fleet of "Keyhole" satellites with capabilities resembling those of NASA's space telescope cover the earth - yet it has never offered any of it to the international community.
It also unquestionably has radar data of the event, this being a region of constant interest to America’s military, and America has some of the world's best radars yet, again, it has offered absolutely nothing to the international community.
Last, the extraordinary - virtually criminal - dilatory proceedings of the Dutch investigators can only reasonably be interpreted as suppression of evidence in response to American pressure, America having been deeply concerned that its fledgling coup-created government in Kiev would be discredited so early in its life by a destructive blunder.
We have seen many times a fairly straightforward crash like this explained by authorities within weeks or less, as was the recent case with the German plane widely scattered over difficult terrain in the Alps. The delay over MH-17 surely can only be deliberate.
Whatever the final resolution, the entire matter remains one big tissue of lies, and it is profoundly disturbing that European leaders remain so under the malign influence of the United States here and in other matters, allowing themselves to hurt their economies through America's insistence on penalties and needlessly to threaten a new cold war over an ugly set of lies.
Comment from another reader:
“Sadly, I think the UN is as corrupt as any other politically controlled entity. Don't expect a different result”
Indeed, today the UN behaves as corruptly as the Dutch crash investigators and the seeming victory of Malaysia in bringing the investigation to the UN’s scrutiny likely amounts to nothing. Ban Ki-Moon is Washington's man in every last matter, often displaying the most obsequious and embarrassing public behavior.