The Obama Administration’s narrative of Russian guilt in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 downing is unraveling like a cheap sweater tonight, under the increasing realization that dubious social media-sourced evidence is essentially all there is, and the admission by US intelligence officials that there is no real evidence pointing to Russia at all.
What is now being euphemistically called “major evidentiary and legal obstacles,” but would more correctly be called “completely full of holes,” it is quickly becoming a case study in why random videos you found on YouTube are not a great way to build a case in a major international incident.
Take the photograph released over the weekend on social media, showing the putative 9k37 Buk that shot down the plane just hanging out in the middle of a quiet square in a rebel town. It would be pretty damning, if true, but it also would raise a lot of questions, chiefly why the rebels left the vehicle in such a conspicuous place during an alleged coverup.
The photo, like YouTube videos claiming to be the rebels confessing to the shoot-down but built on content created a day before the plane crashed in the first place, was quickly labeled “unable to be verified,” and with deeper digging seem probable forgeries.
People who have been on social media for more than a few minutes know how much nonsense is presented as absolute truth there, and the Obama Administration’s decision to base its entire case on stuff they read there, going to the extent of arguing with a dubious press, has clearly not served them well.
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But they won't learn their lesson, that's for sure. Next time someone wants the US to interfere in yet another country's affairs you can bet on seeing social media filled with allegations and clamors for US "help" in English of course, and you know the US is going to be at the brink of attacking, till someone with a brain in a position of power and knowledge tells them that it's all baloney. Looks like this will be the m.o. for a while. Sure would like to know who's putting a break on the lies this time around. The handful of reasonable ones in the military, intelligence people who are tired of having to lie/manufacture "intelligence" to suit political goals?
From the independent.co.uk: "Pro-Russian separatist fighters have demonstrated proficiency with surface-to-air missile systems and have downed more than a dozen aircraft over the past few months, including two large transport aircraft," the US said in a statement posted on the website of its embassy in Kiev.
The lying never stops.
Ukraine has at least 4 Regiments of the Buk missile system in its order of battle one in the disputed Oblast but three more in Ukraine including one in close proximity to the region, so to say Russia supplied one to the rebels is simply not true! There is the Problem as well that early I the time frame Ukraine was claiming that the rebels stole the system from them, again a problem for the latter line of propaganda!
Even more laughable the corrupt Kiev junta made the claim the missile had been stolen from them after the plane came down. This implies that a) they are totally incompetent at protecting military equipment b) they apparently didn't see fit to mention it at the time, which would be remarkable in itself and c) the pro-Russian groups are incredibly efficient.
The USG boasts it has (17) intelligence gathering organizations, yet it relies
on unsubstantiated rumors and innuendo on social media to support its claim that
Russian supported (rebels) were the culprit of MH17.
As usual, the USG corporate media backed by Zionist moneychangers, ran with the
story without verifying this information. Diane Sawyer, and the rest of the
talking heads are pathetic. It's obvious they're parroting the pablum spoon-fed
by their Zionist puppet masters. AIPAC's stooge in the Oval Office is no better.
Neither one of them are worth a damn.
Lies and misinformation aka: (Judith Miller's NYT garbage) was used as an excuse
to invade Iraq. Today, we see the results of that fiasco. If it wasn't for Russia,
the USG would have used similar bogus WMD information to bomb Syria.
Every prosecutor's dream is presenting allegations of wrong doing to a jury while never being called upon to present evidence to support the allegations. Which is exactly what the US government has done for the past 70 plus years. But it appears that the world, including the American people, are finally waking up from their stupor.
Unfortunately, there are way too many Americans who DO NOT understand that just because it is on the internet and Youtube doesn't make it true, especially when the US spokespeople and the talking-heads of the mass media use said information as "reliable" sources.
Though that number is dropping, slowly, it's not low enough to force the government/media to stop trying to use these sources as "fact."
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