Eric Zuesse

A Ukrainian soldier who was part of the crew that operated the supposed missile-battery that the Ukrainian Government claims shot down the Malaysian MH17 airliner on July 17th has testified publicly for the first time, saying that the missile-battery was operated by the Ukrainian military, not by the rebels as asserted, and that he and his former crew-mates who operated it laughed when they heard their Government say that this missile-battery was operated by rebels and had shot the airliner down.

An English-translated transcript of the December 15th Russian-language interview with this soldier was posted at UkraineWar.Info on December 17th by Michael Collins, an investigative journalist with UkraineWar.Info who has been following very closely the multiple investigations that are proceeding into the cause of the downing.

This testimony confirms the accumulating prior, already overwhelming and even-more-convincing evidence, which is linked to in my latest article on the topic, here, all of which evidence indicates that either one or else two Ukrainian fighter-jets intentionally shot this airliner down – that it was not an error by rebels who had mis-identified this airliner as being a bomber from the Ukrainian Government, such as the Ukrainian Government and its sponsor the U.S. Government claim.

Regarding the reason why the Ukrainian Government did this, it, too, is clear: U.S. President Obama needed a startling incident in order to obtain from the EU and other U.S.-allied nations their participation in heavily increased economic sanctions to weaken Russia. As soon as this plane was downed, both the Ukrainian Government and the Obama Administration claimed that they possessed convincing proof that it had been downed by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine’s former southeast. All U.S. allies got on board with that and agreed to hiked sanctions against Russia.

This “false flag” event (as such government fakeries are called in the intelligence communities) succeeded, just as did Hitler’s burning down the Reichstag and blaming it on leftists, which was the event that enabled him to seize total power in Germany.

THIS JUST IN (3:21PM Eastern time in U.S.) from Michael Collins: “George [Eliason, a third member of our team at UkraineWar.Info, and a resident inside the conflict-zone] says that due to the pub from the article, the ukraine govt took down their ‘damning’ pic of BUK 312 today and that the reporter who did the interview is underground and fleeing the country.”

So, the reason why Ukrainians are reluctant to go public about their lying Government is obvious. And, all of the ‘news’ media there are owned by Ukrainian, or, in some cases, by American, oligarchs. (The American ones do it through ‘nonprofit’ foundations they create, which are co-funded by the American Government. The U.S. oligarch then gets tax-write-offs, plus co-funding by U.S. taxpayers, to save him still more money on his scheme.)

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

 

 

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  • Rob

    Does this paper write anything else but lies ?????? SERIOUSLY !!!
    These articles are a laughing joke !! Maybe if they would higher journalists that aren’t propelled by the Kremlin, they could write the truth !!!
    Wow it’s Amazing how much bullshit they can write !!!!! Ha ha ha and it’s even MORE AMAZING THAT PEOPLE BELIEVE THIS CRAP !!!!!
    These articles show how desperate they are getting too justify being a Terrorist !!!!
    And it shows a fear of a short lived life of communism!!!
    It’s a weakness ! And a site of transparent lies !! It’s a fantasy in their own minds !!!!
    It’s hilarious!!! It’s great for amusement !
    A good laugh !!!!!

    • Pasha

      Huhhhh ?????? what are you raving about you troller ??

      • ha ha ha

        to guest, another zionist dares to speak

  • nadodi

    Anything that isn’t sweet to the US are lies..!

  • gino

    Well you have it folks….our Marxist-Jewish press must have ‘dropped the ball’ on this one…

    • David West

      Those dudes need some high pressure colonics.

  • knew it when it happened

    everyone knows that the zionist fascists of kiev destroyed the plane, problem is we have a lot of ignorant western people say otherwise

  • geo1671

    Any bets–Ukraine was ordered by USA to bring down Malaysian plane down and is why now only USA bank rolls Ukraine?
    Just as Israel is threatening USA–more money please or we will expose who really paid us to have had pulled off 911 capper :^(

  • TexasRedNeck

    Ukrainian military jets shot the airliner down, they had one or two jets tailing the plane.
    The Ukrainian govt. is responsible for the deaths of all of the civilians on Malaysian Flight MH17.
    The Russian’s did not do this, the West is trying to put pressure on Putin.

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  • Christopher Brooks

    This article by Eric Zuesse is frankly a total distraction and proves nothing of importance regarding the details surrounding the tragedy of MH17.

    The only informative element is that Eric Zuesse is a propagandist who mixes a muddle of information and then declares conclusions that are not substantiated
    by the material.

    I find it fascinating because it is hard to tell which side of this debate is damaged more by this fantastic hyperbole that contributes no solid evidence.

    I take an objective view towards the MH17 event and understand the multi level war that is being waged against Russia that must be understood if any authentic evaluation and judgement of things can be achieved.

    I would only arrive at firm conclusions after all allegations have been subjected to legal scrutiny but despite the flippant detractors the bellingcat report definitely presents some tough questions for Russia.

    Sweeping condemnations of the bellingcat report based on flimsy vague arguments do not equal a proper refutation though clearly many readers on this site are very loose in their critical thinking method.

  • Thisweekinfascism5

    Don’t let American TV make you forget.

  • davidhill

    ‘Another MH17 Cover-Up: Hiding a Key Autopsy’ – http://www.globalresearch.ca/another-mh17-cover-up-hiding-a-key-autopsy/5421386

    ‘Russia to probe media reports that Ukraine military shot down MH17’ – http://rt.com/news/216871-ukraine-military-mh17-report/

    The strange thing though about this international incident that killed 298 passengers and crewmembers is that with the ‘West’s leading-edge surveillance technology (eyes in the sky that can see the hair on a persons head), that the USA have never released the conclusive evidence from Satellite surveillance systems that the plane was shot down by the Russians or Ukrainian rebels. No-one has ever answered why this evidence is not out there and where then if it was, we would all know the truth, one way or the other. It is either a cover-up in the West or they are keeping the evidence secret which does not help their case either?

    But in the West there has always been massive cover-ups and Churchill was no different during and after WW2 when it came to the establishment and where one of them indirectly caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of allied soldiers (USA, British, Australian, etc, etc, etc…etc) and millions of civilians throughout the Pacific campaign – ‘The ‘Establishment’ Makes Amends but where the ‘Establishment’ does not change its spots when it comes to its own ‘ – http://worldinnovationfoundation.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-establishment-makes-amends-but_720.html

  • davidhill

    ‘Another MH17 Cover-Up: Hiding a Key Autopsy’ – http://www.globalresearch.ca/another-mh17-cover-up-hiding-a-key-autopsy/5421386

    ‘Russia to probe media reports that Ukraine military shot down MH17’ – http://rt.com/news/216871-ukraine-military-mh17-report/

    The strangest thing though about this international incident that killed 298 passengers and crewmembers is that with the ‘West’s leading-edge surveillance technology (eyes in the sky that can see the hair on a persons head), that the USA have never released the conclusive evidence from Satellite surveillance systems that the plane was shot down by the Russians or Ukrainian rebels. No-one has ever answered why this evidence is not out there and where then if it was, we would all know the truth, one way or the other. It is either a cover-up in the West or they are keeping the evidence secret which does not help their case either?

    But in the West there has always been massive cover-ups and Churchill was no different during and after WW2 when it came to the establishment and where one of them indirectly caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of allied soldiers (USA, British, Australian, etc, etc, etc…etc) and millions of civilians throughout the Pacific campaign – ‘The ‘Establishment’ Makes Amends but where the ‘Establishment’ does not change its spots when it comes to its own ‘ – http://worldinnovationfoundation.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-establishment-makes-amends-but_720.html

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  • xploratorul

    Bias of this article is really appalling. Independent media is now russian-sponsored open propaganda ?!