The BBC’s Ukraine Anomalies – Maidan’s Hotel Ukraine Snipers and the Confusing Reporting of Gabriel Gatehouse

The massacre at Kiev’s Maidan was a major turning point in the Ukrainian crisis in which the BBC played a key role on reporting of events. This post will examine the BBC video reports of reporter Gabriel Gatehouse as he covered the Maidan sniper massacre and it will demonstrate that the videos his team filmed clearly show that Gatehouse’s own on camera acceptance of an undercover British forensic investigative team version of events fails to match his own personal experience of being shot at by a sniper in the Hotel Ukraine, a sniper, who incidentally, was not included in the ‘official’ investigation final report conducted by the post coup Kiev based government of Ukraine.

At the time of the Maidan Massacre on February 20, 2014, the Hotel Ukraine was occupied and controlled by opposition forces including the Right Sector neo-nazi groups led by Andriy Parubiy that were the frontline foot soldiers being used as a battering ram against the Yankovich led government.

In the following video filmed on February 20th, 2014, we see Gabriel Gatehouse and his BBC team clearly shot at from the Hotel Ukraine at the 2:35 mark. The BBC report verifies snipers were in the Hotel Ukraine behind protesters. Gatehouse even goes so far as to identify the room the shooters are located in, stating ” from one of the upper windows of the hotel a shot rang out…….up there, yes….our hotel…..upper window 5th row from the left…2nd from the top….the one that is open”. He then states ” I saw the shooter, he was wearing one of the protester’s green helmets”.

In this 2nd video at the 3:50 mark we see Gabriel Gatehouse in the unedited version of the same video cursing about the rifle shot which just barely misses him. Before being shot at he states clearly “What is that, that window facing directly to us……fuck….let’s get the fuck out of here!”

Now here is where things get interesting. In the following BBC video, filmed 4 days later, and featuring the very same Gabriel Gatehouse, he accepts the version of events of a team of anonymous undercover British forensic experts who neglect to include the sniper that shot at him and his BBC crew from the Hotel Ukraine. He makes no mention of this fact, nor does he correct their reporting, and instead, simply accepts their stated version of events that the snipers were in other locations and government positions which has been deduced by the anonymous team based on bullet scars on surrounding objects.

At the 1:58 mark above, Gatehouse states “It’s amazing how you can work that all out”. The anonymous forensic expert then states “It was just a bloodbath really……wasn’t it?” To which Gatehouse quizzically nods and says “Yes it was”. 

At the 2:26 mark, while standing in front of a barricade, Gatehouse then states “The investigator’s say that there were at least 4 sniper positions…..one at ground level, here at this barricade, and then another 3 in the tall buildings behind it over there (points at government side) they were shooting directly down this road in the direction of the hotel where we were staying (camera then pans towards the Hotel Ukraine) and the square beyond”. Gatehouse makes no mention whatsoever of the sniper that shot at his crew in the previous BBC videos taken on February 20th, 2014.  The rest of the video features interviews with members of the groups who took over the city and a short BBC expose’ on Victoria Yankovich’s estate.

 

The following BBC video was released a full year later on February 12, 2015 and finally features Gabriel Gatehouse revealing there were snipers shooting from other buildings than the ones the anonymous British forensic team cited. The BBC video makes no direct mention of these snipers intentionally shooting protesters, nor does it accurately portray that 10 Ukrainian Berkut police officers were killed by snipers, instead, it inaccurately states that only 3 police officers were killed in the footnotes to the video and it creates an even more confusing version of events. This video does features Berkut police radio communications pointing out clearly that a sniper was in the Hotel Ukraine and even gives a precise location description stating at the 2:16 mark “Second level from the top on the left side of the Hotel Ukraine”. Now be careful to pay close attention to what Gabriel Gatehouse states in the video below at the 4:24 mark after interviewing Andriy Parubiy (Right Sector Commandant). He states ” the location matters, the Hotel Ukraine was that morning largely under the control of government forces, but the conservatory building several hundred meters away was firmly in the hands of protesters.” Later in the BBC video, a new narrative is introduced about a sniper in the conservatory building. The statement that the Hotel Ukraine was under government control is obviously inaccurate due to the fact that Gabriel Gatehouse had already previously identified a green helmeted protester in the window that he pointed out in this video and previous videos. He also had stated previously that the Hotel Ukraine was occupied by protestors as a makeshift medical facility. Yet, strangely, in this fourth video he refers to it as a building under the control of government forces. Then he interviews Andriy Parubiy again on the possibilities of snipers in the Hotel Ukraine and takes his words at face value that his Maidan Right Sector neo-nazi foot-soldiers did not locate a sniper in the Hotel Ukraine (once again, this provides more proof that the hotel was not under government control as Gatehouse previously stated).

Gatehouse redeems himself somewhat at the 11:40 mark when he states ” I’ve spoken to a senior investigator at the general prosecutors office here, he’s convinced that whoever was firing from the Hotel Ukraine was targeting both sides. He’s gathering evidence that he says will prove that the massacre on Maidan on the 20th of February was the culmination of a carefully worked out plot….the aim of which was to cause maximum chaos…..but he says that his investigation is constantly being blocked by the courts.” (Note that nothing of substance has ever come of this Kiev led investigation, instead a few Berkut officers have been scapegoated for the killings).

Gatehouse’s reporting then reverts to narratives based on Russia blaming put forth by the same Andriy Parubiy, CIA blaming put forth by anonymously cited Russians and finally wrapping up with the statement that Maidan was all about good people coming together, yet, unfortunately people were manipulated and no one knows by whom……..thus, resulting in the waters being thoroughly muddied enough to conceal everything, even though the BBC itself has previously reported on the dangers of Maidens Right Sector neo-nazis.

Judging from all the above, if the BBC’s goal was to confuse the hell out of the general public with their ‘reporting’, then they have performed a remarkable job. The waters are completely muddied, there’s been plenty of time for all evidence to be destroyed (even the tree’s were removed) and a complete cloud of confusion now hovers over the sniper murders that took place at Maidan on February 20th, 2014. A closer look at the actions of participating BBC interviewee Andriy Parubiy would certainly be a good place to start when it comes to accessing the truth about the snipers that killed the so called ‘heavenly 100’ at Maidan.

On a more professional and decent note, there have been some remarkable researchers cacheing information and investigating what really happened in Kiev on February 20th, 2014 and I will link to them here so that other researchers may continue to look more deeply into this terrible tragedy that has now led to the New Cold War between the United States and Russia.

The best place to start is here:

The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine
by Ivan Katchanovski, Ph.D. School of Political Studies University of Ottawa

https://www.academia.edu/8776021/The_Snipers_Massacre_on_the_Maidan_in_Ukraine

The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine

A Closer Look on Syria website also compiled a huge amount of information related to the event as well as one of the best Maidan video troves online:

A Closer Look on Syria – Ukraine’s Maidan snipers

A Closer Look on Syria – Talk: Kiev Maidan Snipers

A Closer Look on Syria – Maidan snipers/Suspects

A Closer Look on Syria – Kiev Maidan snipers/Victims

September 2014 German TV investigation disproves the West’s claim that Yanukovych was responsible for killing of dozens of Ukrainian protestors. (English Subs)

 

Linked below is the most shocking video showing the sniper killings up close (Graphic Warning). This particular group of victims appear to have all been shot from behind by the snipers in the Hotel Ukraine, the evidence proving such (trees with bullets lodged in them showing azimuth of fire) were removed not long after the massacre. The fact that these victims were all sent forth from the Hotel Ukraine with no firearms of their own is also cause for suspicion on the actions of Andriy Paruiby and his Right Sector soldiers who were occupying the Hotel Ukraine.

Highly recommended IMBD documentary – Maidan Massacre 2014

Russian version in English language –

No proper investigation has ever been conducted by the Kiev regime that performed a coup utilizing neo-nazi battalions and took control of the Ukrainian government in February 2014. For those looking for more regarding the US instigated New Cold War with Russia please see my CoS posts on Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Grand Chessboard and implementation of the war in Ukraine.

IMI- Analysis – Understanding the Grand Chessboard

https://clarityofsignal.com

U.S. Media Blackout on Ukrainian Army Shelling and Killing of Civilians Continues…..OSCE Ignores Azimuth and Trajectory of Fire

These are the current videos coming out of the war zone where American investigative journalist Patrick Lancaster is located and has been reporting on the killing of Donbass civilians by the Ukrainian army who have been relentlessly attacking the breakaway regions for the past 2.5 years. In the past week shellings have escalated and a number of civilians have been killed. The US and EU media are completely ignoring what is currently going on in the Ukrainian war zones. It has completely fallen off their radar that Ukraine’s Right Sector National Guard battalions continue firing upon and killing innocent civilians. The video’s below prove such……

2 killed, hospital, apartments, & school damaged in today’s huge a artillery attack on Donetsk
Published on Jan 30, 2017
On the second day of the Ukraine forces biggest attack this year on the Donetsk area at least 2 civilians have been killed with more injured. A hospital & homes were hit. A school full of children took some shrapnel damage and the school was evacuated..

Breaking News: Woman killed by artillery fire in Donetsk (ENG SUBS)
Published on Jan 31, 2017
BREAKING NEWS Str. Nedelina, Donetsk 45 woman, Lyudmila Tretyakova, born in 1947, At 12:30 PM she died in her bed when numerous shrapnel impacts from Ukraine shelling her home.

4th civilians in 3 days has been killed by Ukraine shelling in the Donetsk area
Published on Feb 1, 2017
For the 3 rd day in a row civilians have been killed by Ukraine artillery fire in the Donetsk area,( Makeevka), 4 in 3 days. Today 39 year old Serkova Valentine Ivanovna has lost her life when a shell hit the coal shed that she was retrieving coal to heat her house from. After the impact she was almost completely buried in coal.

Proof Ukraine forces fired artillery on a residential area today

Published on Feb 1, 2017
Today artillery was fired on the residential neighborhood of Ockobersky in the Kyivs’kyi district of Donetsk. I went to the site and investigated the direction of fire. My conclusion using all the facts available was that the shells had to have been fired from Ukraine Government controlled territory. At least 4 Apt. building were hit.

The OSCE’s Alexander Hug continues to cover up for the Kiev regimes slaughter of civilians in Donbass. All victims are in Donbass. The OSCE clearly are aware of the direction of fire from which the shells came that killed those civilians. They know the Azimuth (trajectory and distance of rounds) as reported in Patrick Lancaster’s videos above, however, they always defer reporters to their online reports which strangely neglect to ever conclude that the Ukrainian army is the entity that fired on the civilian homes where people were killed. This has been going on for the past 2 years and 7 months. The OSCE is complicit in the coverup of the warcrimes.

More civilians affected over the last few months. Once again there was no reporting of these warcrimes in any western media.

Pregnant mother of 3 home destroyed by artillery (Eng Subs)
Published on Dec 1, 2016
Anna mother of 3 home was destroyed by artillery in the front line town of Zaitsevo

Patrick’s You Tube channel features dozens of videos of civilian homes hit by Ukrainian army shelling….

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbjTWVaRx6jMN5ZYgbqe2_w/videos
British investigative journalist Graham Philips directly confronted the OSCE on the fact they never mention the Ukrainian army is killing civilians back in September 2016…..

 

https://sputniknews.com/politics/201702011050243697-kiev-deliberately-fueling-conflict/

German Media Suspects Kiev of Deliberately Fueling Conflict in Donbass
February 1, 2017

Berlin authorities suspect that Poroshenko bears responsibility for the deteriorating situation in the east of Ukraine, German Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper wrote. According to the newspaper, the Ukrainian government is trying to aggravate the situation in the country so that US President Donald Trump would abandon his plans on lifting sanctions against Moscow.

“The Ukrainian military is currently trying to shift the situation at the front line to their favor. Apparently, they accept the fact that tensions are increasing […]. Behind this position, according to some members of the German administration, could be an attempt to worsen the situation to the extent that US President Donald Trump’s plans to ease the sanctions are suspended,” the newspaper wrote.
German Government ‘Decisively Condemns’ Latest Escalation in East Ukraine

“According to Berlin’s interpretation, Poroshenko is ready to do anything to prevent the withdrawal of the sanctions,” the article said.
At the same time, German authorities believe that Kiev’s calculation can prove counterproductive. For instance, Donald Trump could ease the sanctions against Moscow regardless of how the situation in Ukraine might develop.

“In this case, Kiev will have to face double damage: an improvement in the situation for Russia with the simultaneous intensification of the conflict in the Eastern Ukraine. Whether it is possible to dissuade Kiev from its own provocations, Berlin doesn’t dare to predict,” the article said.

More at link…….

Videos of Massive Crowds in Breakaway Republics in Former Ukraine and Crimea Prove Western Media Lied about the War

This “best of” compilation of huge crowd videos clearly shows that the people of the breakaway regions chose their own path away from the Kiev regime that came to power in the February 2014 US and EU backed illegal coup.

Link to 2014 thread that shows the long lines during the 2014 referendum

http://www.discussionist.com/?com=thread&address=101473434&togglemark=1

Incredibly long lines during the 2014 referendum in Lugansk……

The following link leads to a post where I personally placed 9 videos of the 2014 referendum lines proving that voter turnout was massive. The link now shows that You Tube has removed all 9 videos from 9 separate accounts.

Link here: Look at all those terrorists!!!!!!

 

 

MSM MIA: The Ukrainian Oligarch, Right Sector Nazis, MH-17 and Joe Biden’s Son

Ah, the great unspoken. No branch of the US mainstream media wants to go there. Its two degrees of Kevin Bacon and surreal as hell. Its a multi-billionaire Geneva based Jewish Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky who finances the volunteer far right national guard Right Sector Aidar battalions in Ukraine that are implicated in having killed over 10,000 ethnic Russian civilians over two and a half years of civilian slaughter.

Its that same oligarch being the head of the European Council of Jewish Communities and employing the coke sniffing, Ashley Madison website surfing son of the Vice President of the United States, one Hunter Biden, at an offshore Cyprus based company called Burisma Holdings while at the very same time $1.8 billion in missing IMF funds have been funneled to that same oligarchs offshore based Cyprus accounts. This information is all verifiable via reputable mainstream media outlets as shown below. 

Its reads like a bad, really bad Tom Clancy novel doesn’t it? If the missing $1.8 billion has anything to do with Hunter Biden is still up in the air, but everything else is, unfortunately, verifiably accurate and comes from long term professional media outlets.

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Link to large thread proving the victims of the Ukraine civil war are all ethnic Russians killed by Ukrianian fascist battalions:

http://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/real-news-the-entire-us-media-lied-about-ukraine/

To start…….Agence Presse France and Yahoo introduces us to Kolomoisky and his financing of the Right sector Aidar/Dnipro battalions…..

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ukraine-soldiers-government-were-coming-next-155843129.html?ref=gs

– GUNS AND MONEY –

Dnipro-1’s headquarters are on the ground floor of the Dnipropetrovsk administration building. Upstairs sits the regional governor, Igor Kolomoisky. The arrangement is no accident: Kolomoisky, one of Ukraine’s most controversial billionaires, funds the paramilitary, which returns the favour in these troubled times by boosting the banking and industrial tycoon’s personal security and political clout.

All the signs are of a flourishing military enterprise. Young men with Kalashnikovs and pistols and several well dressed women working on laptops fill the anteroom to Bereza’s office.

Dnipro-1 has 700 men — “officially,” Bereza says with an enigmatic smile.

“Unofficially, it’s 7,000.”

– DARK SIDE –

Questions over the far right leanings of some volunteer groups and allegations of involvement in the murder of civilians cast a long shadow. One of the most controversial is the Azov Battalion, which uses the Wolfsangel insignia — an ancient design that was resurrected in Hitler’s Germany. The Azov has been linked to Oleg Lyashko, a politician accused of neo-Nazi sympathies.

Right Sector, an ultra-nationalist party, also has its own battalion of several hundred men on the frontlines, even if the government refuses to register or pay them. Dasha Slutskovska, a 29-year-old volunteer from the battalion in Dnipropetrovsk, conceded that Right Sector has an image problem — they are relentlessly portrayed in Russia’s state-controlled media as fascists.

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Naked Capitalism provides the low down on Kolomoisky’s offshore gas company Burisma Holdings which hired the US Vice Presidents son Hunter Biden……..

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/05/r-hunter-biden-declare-owns-new-ukrainian-employer-burisma-holdings.html

R. Hunter Biden Should Declare Who Really Owns His New Ukrainian Employer, Burisma Holdings

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Richard Smith

Excerpt:

Here’s last week’s big announcement, adorned by a photograph of an American with a faintly alarming rictus; oh yes, oh dear me, yes: Hunter Biden joins the team of Burisma Holdings: Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, has expanded its Board of Directors by bringing on Mr. R Hunter Biden as a new director.

R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations. On his new appointment, he commented: “Burisma’s track record of innovations and industry leadership in the field of natural gas means that it can be a strong driver of a strong economy in Ukraine. As a new member of the Board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the Company on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine.”

Additional excerpt on Kolomoiskys nefarious past.

Bogolyubov and Kolomoisky fostered strong reputations as corporate raiders in the mid-2000s, becoming notorious for a series of hostile takeovers. Hostile takeovers Ukrainian style, that is, which often included the active involvement of Privat’s quasi-military teams. These schemes included, among others, a literal raid on the Kremenchuk steel plant in 2006, in which hundreds of hired rowdies armed with baseball bats, iron bars, gas and rubber bullet pistols and chainsaws forcibly took over the plant. More recently, Aerosvit Airlines, which according to the media was controlled by Mr. Kolomoisky, declared bankruptcy in 2012, stranding thousands of Ukrainians in Ukraine and abroad. The Financial Times, when reporting on Kolomoisky’s recent conflict with UK company JKX Oil & Gas, stated in no uncertain terms, that “in Ukraine they [Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov] are called ‘The Raiders’”. Privat Group has been involved in several court cases and arbitration proceedings in the US, UK, and Sweden. In 2009, a US court made clear its distrust of Privat representatives: “the Court has become increasingly skeptical of these gentleman [at Privat] and the credibility of their statements.”

Back to R. Hunter Biden:

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As a new member of the Board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the Company on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine.”

Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, has expanded its Board of Directors by bringing on Mr. R Hunter Biden as a new director. R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations.

More at link above…..

Apparently, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

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Now as to those missing IMF billions, Alexander Cockburn at Harpers magazine online covered them in the summer of 2015:

http://harpers.org/blog/2015/08/undelivered-goods/

HEART OF EMPIRE — August 13, 2015, 11:32 am
Undelivered Goods
How $1.8 billion in aid to Ukraine was funneled to the outposts of the international finance galaxy

Kolomoisky had built his multibillion dollar financial base partly thanks to his mastery of “raiding,” the local version of mergers and acquisitions, involving methods that would make even the most hardened Wall Street financier turn pale. According to Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, who has made a special study of the practice, “there are actual firms in Ukraine . . . registered with offices and business cards, firms [that specialize in] various dimensions of the corporate raiding process, which includes armed guys to do stuff, forging documents, bribing notaries, bribing judges.” In April 2014, as the separatists advanced, Kolomoisky mobilized his workforce into a 20,000-man private army in two battalions, Dnipro-1 and Dnipro-2, and stemmed the tide. According to Wilson Center director Rojansky, Kolomosiky is “perceived as the bulwark and the reason why the whole Novorossiya project [Putin’s plan to absorb most of eastern Ukraine] broke down at the border of the Donbass.”

As the largest bank, Kolomoisky’s PrivatBank stood to garner the largest share of the international aid. Published estimates put this share as high as 40 percent. Despite the torrent of cash, the banks’ situation did not improve; nine months into the program, the IMF announced: “As of end January 2015 . . . the banking system’s capital adequacy ratio stood at 13.8 percent, down from 15.9 percent at end-June.” Where had the money gone?

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Nash Groshi (Our Money) –  Investigative branch that pursued the missing IMF billions.

In this case however, thanks to investigative work by the Ukrainian anticorruption watchdog group Nashi Groshi (“Our Money”), we can actually watch the process by which the gigantic sum of $1.8 billion was smoothly maneuvered offshore, in the first instance to PrivatBank accounts in Cyprus, and thence into accounts in Belize, the British Virgin Islands, and other outposts of the international financial galaxy. The scheme, as revealed in a series of court judgments of the Economic Court of the Dnipropetrovsk region monitored and reported by Nashi Groshi, worked like this: Forty-two Ukrainian firms owned by fifty-four offshore entities registered in Caribbean, American, and Cypriot jurisdictions and linked to or affiliated with the Privat group of companies, took out loans from PrivatBank in Ukraine to the value of $1.8 billion. The firms then ordered goods from six foreign “supplier” companies, three of which were incorporated in the United Kingdom, two in the British Virgin Islands, one in the Caribbean statelet of St. Kitts & Nevis. Payment for the orders—$1.8 billion—was shortly afterwards prepaid into the vendors’ accounts, which were, coincidentally, in the Cyprus branch of PrivatBank. Once the money was sent, the Ukrainian importing companies arranged with PrivatBank Ukraine that their loans be guaranteed by the goods on order.

But the foreign suppliers invariably reported that they could not fulfill the order after all, thus breaking the contracts, but without any effort to return the money. Finally, the Ukrainian companies filed suit, always in the Dnipropetrovsk Economic Court, demanding that that foreign supplier return the prepayment and also that the guarantee to PrivatBank be cancelled. In forty-two out of forty-two such cases the court issued the identical judgment: the advance payment should be returned to the Ukrainian company, but the loan agreement should remain in force.

As a result, the loan of the Ukrainian company remained guaranteed by the undelivered goods, while the chances of returning the advance payments from foreign companies remain remote. “Basically this transaction of $1.8 bill[ion] abroad with the help of fake contracts was simply an asset siphoning [operation] and a violation of currency legislation in general,” explained Lesya Ivanovna, an investigator with Nashi Groshi in an email to me. “The whole lawsuit story was only needed to make it look like the bank itself is not involved in the scheme . . . officially it looks like PrivatBank now owns the products, though in reality [they] will never be delivered.

More on Ukraine’s oligarchs and IMF fund distribution from Naked Capitalism here:

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2015/03/john-helmer-imf-loan-to-ukraine-props-up-failing-banks-enriches-oligarchs.html

To top it all off, Wikipedia has more on Igor Kolomoisky being the President of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine. In 2010 he was appointed as the President of the European Council of Jewish Communities.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ihor_Kolomoyskyi

Jewish politics

Kolomoyski is a prominent supporter of Ukraine’s Jewish community[47] and the president of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine.[48] In 2010 he was appointed as the president of the European Council of Jewish Communities[49] after promising the outgoing president he would donate $14 million,[50] with his appointment being described as a “putsch”[48][49] and a “Soviet-style takeover”[51] by other EJCJ board members. After several ECJC board members resigned in protest, Kolomyski quit the ECJC and, together with fellow Ukrainian oligarch Vadim Rabinovich, founded the European Jewish Union.[50]

Later career

After leaving the Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast post, Kolomoyskyi obtained a U.S. Visa. He moved to mainly reside in Switzerland, also spending time in the United States.[52]

 

So there you have it, that which the US media won’t go near with a ten foot barge pole. Now keep your hats on as this it taken to the next level with additional info on the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 and the deaths of 293 innocent people.

The Russian government believes that Igor Kolomoisky is the oligarch behind the shootdown of MH-17. They have conducted a massive “White Paper” investigation on the MH-17 false flag and it all points towards a rogue Ukrainian unit in the service of Igor Kolomoisky. Robert Parry at Consortium News has pointed out this possibility for the past two and a half years.

https://consortiumnews.com/2016/06/05/mh-17-probe-relies-on-ukraine-for-evidence/

Meanwhile, after CIA analysts had time to evaluate U.S. satellite, electronic and other intelligence data, the U.S. government went curiously silent about what it had discovered, including the possible identity of the people who were responsible. The U.S. reticence, after the initial rush to judgment blaming Russia, suggested that the more detailed findings undercut those original claims.

Graphic slide: A side-by-side comparison of the Russian presidential jetliner and the Malaysia Airlines plane.

 

A source who was briefed by U.S. intelligence analysts told me that the CIA’s conclusion pointed toward a rogue Ukrainian operation involving a hard-line oligarch with the possible motive of shooting down Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official plane returning from South America that day, with similar markings as MH-17. But I have been unable to determine if that assessment represented a dissident or consensus view inside the U.S. intelligence community.

https://consortiumnews.com/2014/07/20/what-did-us-spy-satellites-see-in-ukraine/

Excerpt:

What I’ve been told by one source, who has provided accurate information on similar matters in the past, is that U.S. intelligence agencies do have detailed satellite images of the likely missile battery that launched the fateful missile, but the battery appears to have been under the control of Ukrainian government troops dressed in what look like Ukrainian uniforms.

The source said CIA analysts were still not ruling out the possibility that the troops were actually eastern Ukrainian rebels in similar uniforms but the initial assessment was that the troops were Ukrainian soldiers. There also was the suggestion that the soldiers involved were undisciplined and possibly drunk, since the imagery showed what looked like beer bottles scattered around the site, the source said.

Instead of pressing for these kinds of details, the U.S. mainstream press has simply passed on the propaganda coming from the Ukrainian government and the U.S. State Department, including hyping the fact that the Buk system is “Russian-made,” a rather meaningless fact that gets endlessly repeated.

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The Russian government has analyzed the released Ukrainian SBU recordings that framed the rebels for shooting down MH-17. According to the Russian government the recordings are fake and were recorded in a studio which proves the SBU had prior knowledge of the event to come and were the intentional murderers of 293 innocent civilians in order to frame Russia and draw international sympathy that would lead to the implementation of sanctions against Russia.

Link to Russian analysis recording of Ukrainian SBU fake recording:

Note: Shortly after the crash of Malaysian Flight MH17, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) released a video on YouTube, claiming it had intercepted calls between eastern rebels discussing how the plane was shot down. SBU said this proved that the rebels were behind the downing of the plane. However, a technical analysis by Russian sound experts of the sound in the video proves the recording is manufactured and includes drops outs, noticeable splicing (digital editing) and switching from mono to stereo. The analysis is made in Adobe Audition and shows multiple flaws such as merges, background noise coming and going, the endings of the words being cut off and many other things. A professional studio engineer can easily verify that particularly, the third conversation switches from a mono digital track to a stereo digital track in mid-conversation. That is an anomaly that would be impossible for it to have been a normal unbroken cell phone conversation. It would have had to have been either continually in mono or continually in stereo. The swicthing proves without a doubt that the recording was spliced together in a studio environment. The studio manipulation of the SBU released audio can be verified in any studio by simply extracting the original audio from the video uploaded by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on their YouTube channel:

Link to official original SBU released recording:

 

Geopolitical analyst and Finnish researcher Petri Krohn at “A Closer Look on Syria” website has extensively covered Kolomoisky, MH-17 and the British information outfit Bellingcat.

http://acloserlookonsyria.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Talk:Crash_of_Malaysia_Airlines_flight_MH17

Finnish researcher Krohn revealed the leaked Russian captured Facebook screenshots of Igor Kolomoiskys assistant discussing the making of the fake SBU recordings and the shootdown of MH-17.

http://en.voicesevas.ru/news/analytics/2793-kolomoyskiy-assistants-facebook-account-hacked-the-boeing-downed-by-junta.html

Below are the translations of the Facebook conversation screen shots between Kolomoiskys political protege and his assistants plus additional intercepted phone conversations. Items translated below are also verifiable from the screenshots above. They are openly discussing the faking of the studio recordings (materials) for the false flag/shootdown of MH-17.

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Above photo of Yuri Bereza and Igor Kolomoisky

Reference ID: #538190 Yuri Bereza and Igor Kolomoisky -Link to original photo:

Yuriy Mykolayovych Bereza (Ukrainian: Юрій Миколайович Береза, born 8 February 1970)[1] is a Ukrainian politician and the commander of the Dnipro Battalion.[2][3] In September 2014, he was awarded the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, 3rd class.[4] Representing People’s Front, he was elected to the Verkhovna Rada in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[1]

May 1
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
01.05.2014 10:26
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Yura, come to me today
Yury Bereza
01.05.2014 10:43
Yury Bereza
I can either after 8 pm tonight or tomorrow morning.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
01.05.2014 10:50
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Well, let it be tomorrow. Call me
May 10
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
10.05.2014 10:02
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Take the so called propositions we were talking about last time, and try to be at my place tonight
Yury Bereza
10.05.2014 10:09
Yury Bereza
No problem. I’ll call you in an hour!
May 25
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
25.05.2014 19:43
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Tomorrow morning boss and I are waiting for you, are you aware?
Yury Bereza
25.05.2014 19:45
Yury Bereza
Yes. I’ll be at 10
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
25.05.2014 19:45
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Ok, then by tomorrow.
June 7
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
07.06.2014 21:07
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Yura, we have arranged for today!
Yury Bereza
07.06.2014 21:10
Yury Bereza
There were urgent matters…
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
07.06.2014 21:11
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
So? When will you come?
Yury Bereza
07.06.2014 21:11
Yury Bereza
Likely tomorrow in the afternoon. Will you be at place?
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
07.06.2014 21:12
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Yes, we will. Come.
June 16
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
16.06.2014 11:13
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
You haven’t sent me materials. Forgot or what?
Yury Bereza
16.06.2014 11:19
Yury Bereza
No, there’s something to add. Tonight I’ll receive some more shots, and then send the whole to you.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
16.06.2014 11:20
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Ok, waiting.
June 28
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
28.06.2014 20:35
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Call me, I cannot reach you, you’re out of signal. Is everything arranged?
By the way, what’s with the injured? Are you placed?
Yury Bereza
28.06.2014 20:39
Yury Bereza
The injured are placed, everything OK. The chief doctor just needed some brainwashing) we made a little political conference, so to say, used sanctions))
Yury Bereza
28.06.2014 20:40
Yury Bereza
I can’t do everything today – the guys need to be sent. Tomorrow morning, deal?
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
28.06.2014 20:40
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Yes, OK. I haven’t heard of the chief doctor yet!
Yury Bereza
28.06.2014 20:41
Yury Bereza
Now it’s normal.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
28.06.2014 20:41
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
I have no doubt.
July 7
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
07.07.2014 09:56
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
I need you tonight! We should present the final version of the materials. Take the expert and come after 18:00.
Yury Bereza
07.07.2014 10:07
Yury Bereza
I remember! We’ll come
July 17
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
17.07.2014 21:21
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
What’s with the archive? The password isn’t right. In brief – what’s there? What’s finally?
Yury Bereza
17.07.2014 21:22
Yury Bereza
The password is normal! Check the layout and Caps.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
17.07.2014 21:22
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Forget it. What’s there? And how?
Yury Bereza
17.07.2014 21:23
Yury Bereza
land – direct – air
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
17.07.2014 21:24
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
What the fucking air???
Yury Bereza
17.07.2014 21:26
Yury Bereza
They reported that he couldn’t hold there for long, as if it was high. Made one direct. Failed. Had to make air.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
17.07.2014 21:27
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Why have they risen Kharkiv ones first?
Yury Bereza
17.07.2014 21:30
Yury Bereza
They said that the command came from Kiev firstly to the Kharkiv desk, and as it began to turn, then the others were connected.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
17.07.2014 21:32
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
clear, tell me later in detail. Are you without layover?
Юрій Береза
17.07.2014 21:34
Юрій Береза
Yes, I’ll be soon at place. Just finished with journalists.

Texting Oliynyk – Geletey materials:

July 12
Valeriy Geletey
12.07.2014 23:01
Valeriy Geletey
It’s my profile. Don’t ask per phone or Skype! And here – everything only in notional phrases. Got it?
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
12.07.2014 23:03
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
OK. Although I don’t really share your troubles about phone. We’ve got everything arranged.
Valeriy Geletey
12.07.2014 23:06
Valeriy Geletey
On traffic controllers it’s all decided with your boss. He said control is on you. I’ll send my person to you tomorrow and you’ll have to report me through him of the condition of all planned stages of preparation you are responsible for!
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
12.07.2014 23:07
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Valeriy Victorovich, what the person for? Or you have decided that I’ll flee and leave my family in God knows whose hands?
Valeriy Geletey
12.07.2014 23:09
Valeriy Geletey
You have a short memory. Have you forgotten how you received instructions? The same person to guarantee security and confidentiality of your reports will come tomorrow.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
12.07.2014 23:09
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Ok, waiting!
July 14
Valeriy Geletey
14.07.2014 20:43
Valeriy Geletey
Remind of your boss’s promise: I haven’t received the shooting scripts! Tomorrow morning, passing the report, send me the scripts and video you made.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
14.07.2014 20:47
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Valery Victorovich, boss gave the task to the channel director a week ago! This jerk is past lost to shame – he held back on terms! Today though they finished all. Sketched more than 10 scripts, for different versions of course of events, for the first two days. Now they are working under the next three days. I’ll send you tomorrow.
Валерий Гелетей
14.07.2014 20:48
Валерий Гелетей
And don’t forget video – Petr Alexeyevich asked me of it.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
14.07.2014 20:48
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Understood. Everything will be done. TTUL.
July 16
Valeriy Geletey
16.07.2014 08:46
Valeriy Geletey
The connection later only via our channel. The person will be with you until I need this. And ask your boss why I can’t reach him as usual, and then he calls me and begins to tell everything in plain language?
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
16.07.2014 08:48
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Ok! No problem.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
16.07.2014 08:49
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
I’ll tell the boss, but his telephone has an encryptor, it can’t be monitored and decoded. He’ll call anyway!
Valeriy Geletey
16.07.2014 08:51
Valeriy Geletey
Yes, but his phone has an encryptor, and mine (to which he is constantly calling) hasn’t. So remind him of my request about safe channel. At least till the end of operation.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
16.07.2014 08:51
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Yes, certainly. I’ll tell him tonight.

Texting Oliynyk – Gritsenko materials:

October 25, 2012
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
25.10.2012 13:19
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Anatoliy Stepanovich, Happy Birthday! Wish strong health, political success and inspiration at work!
28 октября 2012 г.
Anatoliy Critsenko
28.10.2012 20:03
Anatoliy Gritsenko
Thank you very much for kind words! I’m very pleased!
October 25, 2013 г.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
25.10.2013 18:59
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Happy Birthday, Anatoliy Stepanovich! Want to wish you happiness and health! Let success always accompanies you in your business! Best regards to you!
October 26, 2013 г.
Anatoliy Gritsenko
26.10.2013 12:17
Anatoliy Gritsenko
Slava, thank you for warm congrats! Health and strong nerves are on the first place, all the other we can get with our own hands, heads and labor!..
Anatoliy Gritsenko
26.10.2013 12:18
Anatoliy Gritsenko
How are you? Haven’t you changed the place of residence? I thought you wanted to move with your family to the capital?
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
26.10.2013 12:47
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Anatoliy Stepanovich, I’m all right! No, I haven’t. My political career in Dnipropetrovsk is stable, and whilst Arseniy Petrovich’s proposition is interesting but now I’m not ready to leave everything for in fact making a fresh start
Anatoliy Gristenko
26.10.2013 13:08
Anatoliy Gritsenko
It’s certainly up to you! It’s good that it’s all right. Tell my regards to boss.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
26.10.2013 13:10
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Спасибі! Неодмінно передам!
Thank you! Sure I’ll tell him!
January 1
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
01.01.2014 22:29
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Happy New Year!
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
01.01.2014 22:32
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Happy New Year, Anatoliy Stepanovich! Wish you, wish all the country, wish all us that in the new year that swine in crown were thrown off his throne by the will of all the people! Wish to obtain the new, strong and beautiful country in the new year! Happy New Year once more! Glory to Ukraine!
January 3
Anatoliy Gritsenko
03.01.2014 19:20
Anatoliy Gritsenko
Happy New Year, Slava! All the best in the coming year for you too!
Anatoliy Gritsenko
03.01.2014 19:21
Anatoliy Gritsenko
I join to you wishes, I wish all the country to make them come true as soon as possible! Glory to the heroes!!!

July 19
Anatoliy Gritsenko
19.07.2014 09:15
Anatoliy Gritsenko
Slava! What the hell?! What have you bitches done? How could you upload that video the day before the operation???!!! Do you understand that the «Russists» have already given it for the expert review and requested Youtube for the date of its very first upload???
Anatoliy Gritsenko
19.07.2014 09:17
Anatoliy Gritsenko
And those idiots who were at the desk in Kharkiv? HAVE YOUR MEMORY FAILED?! I don’t get how they are caught by our guys on the board with Crimea, while that were your people who had to detain them??? As I can see you and your boss are completely fucking brazen in your Dniprojewivsk!!! Pedro will tear you into pieces!!!! I WILL TEAR YOU BY MYSELF!!!
AND TAKE THE PHONE WHEN I CALL!!!
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
19.07.2014 09:25
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
Anatoliy Stepanovich, I’ll redial you now! I went out and left the phone in the cabinet, on the internet from the tablet. I’ll call you immediately, one minute.
July 23
Anatoliy Gritsenko
23.07.2014 17:38
Anatoliy Gritsenko
If the boss is now around – give him the phone! I know that you are having a meeting at the moment – so just hand the phone to him! QUICKLY! I’ll call you now.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
23.07.2014 17:40
Svyatoslav Oliynyk
come on

 

Russia has seized all property belonging to Igor Kolomoisky in Crimea and has an in-absentia arrest warrant out for him

More on Igor Kolomoisky:

Flight MH-17 Likely Shot Down By Kolomoisky NATO Coordination: Russia Issues Arrest Warrant For Ukrainian Oligarch Kolomoisky.

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/06/24/ukraine-jewish-billionaires-batallion-sent-to-fight-pro-russian-militias/

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/moscow-court-sanctions-arrest-of-ukraine-tycoon-governor-kolomoisky-36951

Above: The Right Sector that Kolomoisky funds reveals their plans for all of Europe.

Below is what the oligarchs Right Sector do to civilians.

The Nation Magazine – U. S. Congress Has Removed a Ban on Funding Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis From Its Year End Spending BillPublished on Jan 21, 2016

A report has found that America’s $1.8 trillion dollar budget plan allows for the government to allot foreign military aid to government offshoot groups, including Neo-Nazis and fascists groups, which was blocked until summer last year. Lindsay France is joined by writer for The Nation, James Carden, who tracked the bill from Congress and how the situation evolved.

http://www.thenation.com/article/congress-has-removed-a-ban-on-funding-neo-nazis-from-its-year-end-spending-bill/

Under pressure from the Pentagon, Congress has stripped the spending bill of an amendment that prevents funds from falling into the hands of Ukrainian neo-fascist groups. In mid-December 2015, Congress passed a 2,000-plus-page omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2016. Both parties were quick to declare victory after the passage of the $1.8 trillion package. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters “we feel good about the outcome, primarily because we got a compromise budget agreement that fought off a wide variety of ideological riders.” The office of House Speaker Paul J. Ryan touted the bill’s “64 billion for overseas contingency operations” for, among other things, assisting ”European countries facing Russian aggression.”
Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af0_1453523089#yaJAzAPMGvgBC2uL.99

The following 2015 article from RedPillTimes reveals that western diplomats may be  considering fingering Kolomoisky as the official MH-17 culprit as a back up plan should the entire ruse fall apart.

Leaked email by Dutch diplomat on MH17 says separatists do not have ability to take down a plane. Kolomoisky being set up for fall?

 

Caveat: There is still no investigation by the IMF into the stolen $1.8 billion reported in the Harpers article above after all this time. Technically, all the information above is speculative evidence as currently no mainstream media outlet nor government organization has taken it upon themselves to fully investigate all these connection between Igor Kolomoisky and other nefarious individuals, quite possibly because of what  that would reveal as these connections are very deep and lead to other prominent global figures, however, the information above is verifiable via numerous media outlets and the connections are plain to see. This information is all easily attainable on the internet. The questions to be asked are “why is there no real investigation of Kolomoisky and the IMF missing billions?” “Is Hunter Biden involved with Kolomoisky’s offshore accounts?” “Did a rogue unit under the command of Kolomoisky shoot down MH-17 as a false flag to blame Russia?” “Why is a Jewish oligarch financing Nazis that have killed thousands of innocent civilians in east Ukraine?”

Appearance of MH-17 Cover-up: Dutch Authorities Seize Reporters Laptops and Cameras After Visit To Crash Site

The MH-17 travesty continues. The initial story of this infringement upon reporters rights is here at the blog of the two detained journalists Michel Speakers and Stephan Beck.

On the Confiscation of our Material

On Saturday, while arriving on Schiphol, we, Michel Spekkers and Stefan Beck were held by Dutch police and interrogated. During the interrogation, not only material of the MH17 was taken from us, also our laptops, telephones, SD-cards and camera’s. We lost all material shot in Donbass, including material recorded with anonymous sources. In this article we present an overview what happened, both before and after that day.

For Michel Spekkers’ account please visit:

http://michelspekkers.nl/mh17-mijn-verhaal/

vladislav-zelenyjAbove: Shed where part of the MH17 material was discovered.

The Malaysian press has also picked up the story which is being almost entirely ignored in all western mainstream media.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2017/01/09/dutch-police-seize-mh17-crash-debris-from-journalist/

AMSTERDAM: Dutch police have taken items from a journalist here, including possible human remains, which he found at the crash site of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, prosecutors said Sunday. Freelancer Michel Spekkers was met by police as he returned to Schiphol airport late Saturday after visiting the region and writing an article about his discovery at the site.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 passenger jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur killing all 298 on board, most of them Dutch citizens. A Dutch-led criminal investigation concluded in September that a BUK missile, transported from Russia, slammed into the plane after being fired from a field in a part of war-torn Ukraine then controlled by pro-Russian rebels. But it stopped short of saying who pulled the trigger.

Prosecutors said in a statement Sunday that Spekkers had “refused to hand over photographic and film material from the crash site” when he arrived at the airport near Amsterdam. The material including “various bags with metal parts and an object which may be human remains” would now “be examined as soon as possible.” Spekkers said in a Tweet late Saturday he had arranged to “voluntarily” hand over the items, but in the end there was “a total seizure” of his possessions including his camera, telephone and laptop. 

He wrote in the daily Noordhollands Dagblat he decided to visit the crash site during a trip to Donetsk for a documentary about daily life there, after being told that debris was still strewn around the area. He described seeing things lying in the snow – including a piece of bone – saying he had videoed everything, labelled some of it and placed it into sealed ziplock bags.

More at link above…..

Dutch Journalist Released New Material of MH17 Plane Crash Read more: https://sputniknews.com/europe/201701101049453317-netherlands-mh17-crash-investigation/

Dutch freelancer journalist revealed new details of the MH17 flight crash in Ukraine and published in his blog.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Dutch freelancer journalist Stefan Beck wrote Tuesday in his blog that he thought Amsterdam police’s demand to hand over the material that had been collected by Beck and other journalist Michel Spekkers at the site of the MH17 flight crash in Ukraine was a suggestion, not an order. Spekkers had his luggage confiscated last Saturday upon flying back to Amsterdam after filming the MH17 crash site. He reportedly carried bags full of metal parts and an object that could have been human remains.

“Authorities therefore contacted Michel Spekkers and asked him to hand it over in either the Dutch embassy in Moscow or at Schiphol Airport. During the contact the police made clear they needed the material for investigation. More so, they claimed that the handover would be voluntarily,” Beck wrote in his Russia’s Invisible Border blog – Malaysian Transport Minister Beck stressed that the two journalists had not tried to hide the material they had brought to the Netherlands from the authorities and that they were mostly worried about the safety of the Donbas residents they had interviewed.

More at link above…

http://www.globalresearch.ca/dutch-journalists-ordered-to-shut-their-mouths-on-mh17-disaster/5567387

Dutch Journalists Ordered to Shut their Mouths on MH17 Disaster

The police of the Netherlands detained two Dutch journalists Stephen Beck and Michel Spekkers in Amsterdam, upon their return from the Donbas. The police confiscated all the materials that the journalists collected in the south-east of Ukraine.

The journalists visited the Donbass to examine the crash site of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing that crashed over the region on July 17, 2014. According to the journalists, they found fragments of the liner on the crash site, even though all the fragments of the airplane were supposed to be collected long ago. The police of the Netherlands confiscated all the fragments of the aircraft that the journalists had with them, along with all the video materials from the Donbas, including interviews with eyewitnesses of the disaster.

Stefan Beck and Michel Spekkers spent eight days in the Donbas. They came to the southeast of Ukraine to conduct a series of interviews with local residents, who showed them the place, where Flight MH17 of Malaysia Airlines crashed. The journalists were amazed to find out that many pieces of the aircraft were still on the crash site.

“There are still a lot of materials to collect there, and it is not as dangerous there as representatives of the Dutch Public Prosecutor say. Apparently, we are dealing with serious negligence,” the journalists said. Even though Beck and Spekkers had informed the Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs of their visit, they were arrested at Schiphol airport upon their arrival home, one of the journalists wrote on Facebook.

More at link above….

Michael Spekkers blog is here with his side of the story:

http://michelspekkers.nl/mh17-my-story/

Excerpt:

Visit to the MH17 crash site

Considering we had only a limited number of days, a visit to the place where the MH17 crashed two and a half years ago, was not on the short list of things I would do. The conversations I had with various people from the area let me decided to adjust the schedule and visit the crash site still for a day. Stefan Beck did not go with me that day. When I arrived in the area I found, to my surprise, recognisable fragments of the MH17 at various places. After a somewhat longer consideration I decided to take a selection of pieces with me. The majority of the pieces involved aluminum and plastic parts. I wanted to take these things with the purpose of research, to transfer them to the authorities and to make a strong point that there are still things to be found after 2.5 years. Among the parts I found fragments that reminded me strongly of bone remains. Earlier there where skeletal remains discovered, some were found not to be human but animal. I’m not a forensic investigator, but did not ruled out the skeletal remains could be human. I decided to take one part of the skeletal remains for further investigation in The Netherlands. The consideration for me: if it are human remains there, they do not belong there but need to get returned to The Netherlands.

Bringing stuff

The crash site of the MH17 is located about three hours to travel from Donetsk. An area with a few houses and a kind of simple first-necessities-of-life-shop. I decided to package a selection of items in separate bags. One of the bone parts I encased in a sealed tube. Later, upon returning in the hotel, all parts packed separately in ziplock bags. The part of the bone was packed during the entire trip in a locked hard packaging. I made film recordings and photos throughout the day. Of the stuff, the original spot and the things we encountered but not included. I have tried to document as much as possible all components.

The link below to Stefan Beck’s Facebook page provides updates into what is going on with the confiscated materials:

BREAKING: Judge has decided that confiscation material is justified. We do not agree on this. They want to erase part of the images and copy a part. Going to try to do a counter proposal to investigation team. Hopefully they will agree, if not, we are going to object. Our reaction in a tweet:counter proposal. No against deleting images, but agree to blur members Primo team. Veto on copying images crash-site More soon…

Additional post by Stefan:

Dutch judge has decided that part of the images shot in Donbass could be used by authorities. More so, part of the material shot should be deleted.
The Judge (Rechter-Commissaris) has decide that Michel Spekkers and Stefan Beck should be present at identifying which parts should be relevant to MH17-investigations but gives no guarantees that other material will not be copied. Also, images that were shot at Amsterdam airport showing Michel Spekkers being held, and that can prove our innocence should be deleted by order of the judge.
The Ordination of the judge contains a lot statements we hold untrue. For example, the judge motivates his decision, amongst others, by claiming the investigation team get the cooperation it has asked for. Claiming that the investigation is being conducted in very difficult circumstances. We would like to stress that the area where the MH17 came down is currently rather safe and that earlier statements made by the (Dutch Public Prosecuting Service) OM concerning the danger in the area are nonsense. Also the judges claims that the sources which Spekkers and Beck try to protect are ‘cab drivers and translators.’

In cooperation with our lawyer we have decided to suggest the following compromise:
1. We do not agree with deleting any images made by either of us.
2. We agree on blurring the identity of investigators of the PRIMO. (Investigation into MH17)
3. We agree on sharing the images of the MH17 on the condition that the veto on what ends up at the investigation lies with Michel Spekkers.
Background: Material was previously confiscated in Amsterdam Airport by authorities. After the intervention of the Dutch Journalist Union (NVJ), the authorities were denied use over the material, until a judge (Rechter-Commissaris) would judge otherwise. With today’s Ordination material will be accessible to authorities.

So far only 1 Dutch newsoutlet contacted me for response
Complaints about not appearing in Dutch media are best addressed to dometsic media.

Beck’s Tweets regarding the matter:

Only two Dutch MSM outlet covered the matter. Here is the link and a Google translated version of their article:

http://www.noordhollandsdagblad.nl/stadstreek/metropool/article28925759.ece/MH17-spullen-overgedragen-op-Schiphol?lref=L3

SCHIPHOL – At Schiphol, Dutch journalist Michel Speakers stuff handed over to the police items he had taken by his own admission from the crash site of MH17 in Ukraine.

ANP – 8-1-2017, 8:25 (Update 9-1-2017, 9:36)
On Twitter, there were reports that the National Coalition with a detective and a member of the National Forensic Investigation Team would confiscate the items, and that ‘audio interview recordings’ would be examined. Spekkers himself states in a Tweet that the material was seized, as well as cameras, phones and laptops.

Spekkers reported earlier that he found items on the MH-17 crash site, which may include human remains. He has everything in plastic bags which he took to the Netherlands. The F MH17 Family Foundation, which relatives have organized, responded that it was not very respectful.

On July 17, 2014 MH17 flight, was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, when a Buk missile shot it out of the sky over eastern Ukraine. All passengers, including 196 Dutch citizens, were killed.

[Update 11:15 pm] The prosecution has stated late in a press release that Speakers possibly used another journalist who would have tried to take material from Ukraine without handing it over to the military police at Schiphol. “The impression is created that not all the items would be given up voluntarily, particularly objects relevant to the investigation. The luggage of the two journalists was then seized and viewed locally. In addition, various bags were seized presumably which contained metal parts, as well as an object, which could possibly be a human bone”.

According to the fellow traveler of Spekkers, Stefan Beck, the police have seized all the audio and video which the two have in their possession.

2nd Dutch article from an english language source:

REPORTER CAUGHT WITH MH17 DEBRIS AT SCHIPHOL

The Dutch police seized a number of MH17 related items, including possible human remains, from freelance reporter Michel Spekkers at Schiphol airport on Saturday night. The reporter was returning from a trip to the Ukraine, where he visited the MH17 crash site, news wire AFP reports.

In a statement on Sunday, the Public Prosecutor said that “various bags with metal parts and an object which my be human remains” will be examined as soon as possible. The Prosecutor also said that Spekkers “refused to hand over photographic and film material from the crash site”.

Spekkers responded on Twitter by saying that he arranged to voluntarily give up the items he found, but that his encounter with the police ended in a “total seizure” of his possessions.

The reporter was visiting Donetsk to make a documentary about daily life there, he wrote in Noordhollands Dagblad. He decided to visit the MH17 crash site after hearing stories about debris still strewn in the area. According to him, he found various things lying around, including a piece of bone. Seeing so much debris still at the crash site left him with “an uncomfortable feeling of helplessness”, he wrote.

Spekkers filmed everything he saw. He decided to bring back some items, hoping that they may bring :some answers to outstanding questions”.

 

 

For more info on what really happened to MH-17 –  The MALAYSIAN FLIGHT MH17 CRASH ANALYSIS BY THE RUSSIAN UNION OF ENGINEERS can be found here in English:

http://linkis.com/vineyardsaker.co.nz/2rT8S

More here on eyewitness reports the Dutch authorities neglected to report….

 

IMI- Analysis – Understanding the Grand Chessboard – Leading German Think Tank

http://www.imi-online.de/2009/01/01/imperial-geopolitics/

IMI-Analyse 2009/013, in: IMI/DFG-VK: Kein Frieden mit der NATO
Imperial Geopolitics: Ukraine, Georgia and the New Cold War between NATO and Russia

von: Martin Hantke | Veröffentlicht am: 1. Januar 2009
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Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand current and future U.S., EU and NATO policy. Over ten years ago the former National Security Advisor gave a graphic description of the imperatives of imperial geopolitics. He argued that the U.S.A.’s position of supremacy should be preserved under all circumstances. To this end NATO, acting as a “bridgehead” of the U.S.A., should expand into Eurasia and take control of geostrategically important regions so as to prevent Russia’s resurgence as a powerful political force.

Brzezinski had in mind two countries or regions in particular: “Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia. Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire. Russia without Ukraine can still strive for imperial status, but it would then become a predominantly Asian imperial state, more likely to be drawn into debilitating conflicts with aroused Central Asians, who would then be supported by their fellow Islamic states to the south.” “However, if Moscow regains control over Ukraine, with its 52 million people and major resources as well as access to the Black Sea, Russia automatically again regains the wherewithal to become a powerful imperial state, spanning Europe and Asia.”1 Brzezinski argued further that there was an imperative need to gain control of the southern Caucasus, i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, on Russia’s southern flank. The past master of U.S. geopolitics set out the aim and purpose of NATO policy with impressive clarity: “The United States and the NATO countries – while sparing Russia’s self-esteem to the extent possible, but nevertheless firmly and consistently – are destroying the geopolitical foundations which could, at least in theory, allow Russia to hope to acquire the status as the number two power in world politics that belonged to the Soviet Union.

In the years that followed, these words were systematically put into political practice with NATO taking its eastward expansion right up to Moscow’s borders. Furthermore, active Western support for the “colourful revolutions” in Georgia (2003) and Ukraine (2004) led to the sitting pro-Russian or neutral governments and presidents being ousted by pro-Western candidates.3 Russia regarded NATO’s policy as crossing the “red line”. As the war between Russia and Georgia in the summer of 2008 showed, Russia is no longer prepared to stand idly by in the face of further attempts at expansion. Nevertheless, the Western military alliance is doggedly pursuing its escalation policy, in which Ukraine and Georgia are now being offered NATO membership as a means of safeguarding the “successes” that have been scored. U.S. President Barack Obama is also in favour of these two countries joining NATO.4 The announcement that Michael McFaul, a hardliner on policy towards Moscow, is to be appointed senior director for Russian affairs at the National Security Council gives little cause for hope that Washington under its new president will abandon its aggressive, anti-Russian policy. This amounts to tacit acceptance that the New Cold War between NATO and Russia, invoked so frequently of late, will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Ukraine: “On someone else’s arse”

Even now, the approach to Ukraine is evidently still determined by Brzezinski’s recipes from the devil’s workshop of geopolitics. NATO accession and Europe’s energy supply are issues that are closely intertwined. Writing in Handelsblatt, Peter Zeihan from Strategic Forecast, the think-tank often referred to as the “shadow CIA”, described the complex geopolitical situation as follows: “On the one hand, the ‘orange’ revolution of 2004 led to the installation of a Ukrainian government hostile to Russia’s objectives. President Viktor Yushchenko would like to integrate his country into the European Union and NATO. For Russia that would be the kiss of death. Most of the infrastructure linking Russia with Europe – from pipelines to railway lines and high-voltage cables – is located in Ukraine. Industry and agriculture in both countries are closely interlinked. There are more Russians living in eastern Ukraine than anywhere else in the world outside Russia. The Russian Black Sea fleet is stationed in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol because there are no reasonable alternatives. Ukraine stretches so far into southern Russia that a hostile power in the country could pose a threat to Moscow. Moreover, the country stretches so far eastwards that an antagonistic government there could even threaten Russia’s connections with the Caucasus. In a nutshell, if Ukraine slips out of Russia’s sphere of influence Russia will be forced completely onto the defensive in strategic terms. Vice versa, if Russia regains control in Kiev, the country could set itself up as a regional – and perhaps even a global – power.”5 It was to obviate such a scenario that Washington engaged in a further round of frenzied activity shortly before the end of U.S. President George W. Bush’s period in office. This activity was aimed at advancing Ukraine’s future membership of NATO. Martin Luther’s words to the effect that “Riding through a fire is easy on someone else’s arse” might perhaps have flashed through the mind of the then U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, as she walked up with Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Volodymyr Ohryzko, to sign the United States-Ukraine Charta on Strategic Partnership on 19 December 2008. Rice said: “The United States supports Ukraine’s integration into the Euro-Atlantic structures. And in that regard, I want to assure you that the declaration at Bucharest which foresees that Ukraine will be a member of NATO when it can meet those standards is very much at the center of our policy.” The Ukrainian Foreign Minister set great store by a strengthening of the presence of the United States in Ukraine, in particular through a diplomatic mission on the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea.6

In addition to a programme of enhanced security cooperation intended to strengthen Ukraine’s candidacy for NATO membership, agreement was reached on close collaboration on energy issues. It was resolved inter alia that “In recognition of the importance of a well functioning energy sector, the parties intend to work closely together on rehabilitating and modernizing the capacity of Ukraine’s gas transit infrastructure.”7 This Charter on Strategic Partnership was signed against the backdrop of the gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia. Given Ukraine’s failure to pay its debts and the lack of any new agreement on deliveries of gas to Ukraine, supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine were stopped as of 1 January 2009. Within a few days the dispute began to have an effect on energy supplies throughout Europe. On 6 January 2009, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece and Macedonia reported that deliveries through the Ukrainian transit pipelines had come to a halt. Supplies to Austria fell by 90%. There are a number of indications that Ukraine’s actions can only be explained by reference to the support it received from the U.S.A. That was the Russian view too: “The Russian gas company Gazprom has pinned responsibility for the gas dispute with Ukraine on the U.S.A. Gazprom declared on Tuesday that Ukraine’s actions are being directed by the U.S. government. Despite the deployment of EU observers the Ukraine is again removing gas from the transit pipelines. Russia is therefore unable to deliver supplies to the EU countries. Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Russian energy giant, has accused the U.S.A. of fuelling the conflict.”8

In the case of both Georgia and Ukraine there is a close link between the gas dispute and support for their admission to NATO. In April 2008 the Bertelsmann Foundation concluded that Ukraine and Georgia were already closely integrated into “NATO’s working processes”. “Ever since it was founded in 1994, both countries have been part of the Partnership for Peace programme of the North Atlantic Alliance which is intended to promote individual cooperation between NATO and non-NATO countries. Cooperation has subsequently been extended. […] In their bilateral cooperation agreements with NATO both countries see far-reaching domestic reforms as a means of moving closer to the defence alliance. Such reforms principally concern the consolidation of internal democratic structures, but priority is also given to the fight against global terrorism and support for the operations and missions of the North Atlantic Alliance. The latter was one reason why U.S. President George W. Bush emphasized his efforts to have Ukraine and Georgia included in the Membership Action Plan. The progress made in integration into NATO’s defence structures puts into perspective the question that arose at the Bucharest summit about the steps Ukraine and Georgia will take after the provisional ‘no’ to their admission to the Membership Action Plan. Their path will inevitably take them into NATO.“9

Germany is playing a double role here. On the one hand it has joined France in rejecting an accelerated accession procedure for Ukraine, which the U.S.A. favoured; on the other hand it is playing a risky game by not placing any obstacles in the path of fundamental approval of Ukraine’s accession to NATO. The German Foreign Office has itself provided an apt description of this double role: “At the NATO summit in Bucharest in April 2008 Ukraine was in principle given the prospect of membership (‘We agreed today that these countries (i.e. Ukraine and Georgia) will become members of NATO’). Ukraine was not granted a Membership Action Plan (MAP); instead, a comprehensive review process was initiated.”10 This granting of prospective membership to Ukraine for the first time, combined with Georgia’s aggression shortly afterwards against Abkhazia and South Ossetia, proved the last straw for Moscow.

Georgia: a geopolitical prize

A look at the map quickly makes it clear why the Southern Caucasus is so important. Georgia provides the only opportunity of supplying Europe with gas and oil from the resource-rich countries of Central Asia and of transporting goods and products to Europe by land from China and Kazakhstan. The Nabucco pipeline project is intended to help reduce Europe’s “dependence” on Russian gas imports, which currently account for 40% of its supplies and are expected to climb to even higher levels. According to the European press service EurActiv, “The US has long been pushing for the construction of oil and natural gas pipelines from the Caspian basin that would bypass Russia, especially via Georgia.”11 The project is a top priority for the European Union, too. During his period as representative of the EU Council President in 2006 the Austrian Minister of Economics Martin Bartenstein said: “[The] Nabucco pipeline is Europe’s most important energy project.”12

For both the EU Member States and the NATO countries Georgia provides the geographical terrain that is essential to cutting Russia off from the purchasers of its energy exports. Russia’s countermeasures include three pipeline projects – Nord Stream (Baltic Sea pipeline), South Stream (Russian-Italian gas pipeline through the Black Sea via Varna in Bulgaria) and Blue Stream (from Russia through the Black Sea into Turkey) – as well as the building of direct energy lines to western and southern Europe to ensure the unobstructed export of energy free from any checks or controls by former Eastern Bloc states very favourably disposed to the U.S.A. This was why the U.S.A., in particular, played the Georgian card in the hope of containing Russia’s political influence in Europe and preventing its rise to the status of an industrial power.

Western support for the war

Germany continues to play a significant part in the arming of Georgia. The Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) mostly train Georgian officers as part of the general staff training course which includes participants from other countries. Over the past few years the Bundeswehr has been host to a steady stream of high-ranking military delegations from Georgia. In addition, G 36 rifles manufactured by Heckler & Koch have been delivered to Georgia. The bulk of the training has been carried out by the U.S.A., however. The U.S. Army has trained Georgian soldiers “to bring the armed forces of Georgia, a loyal ally of Washington, up to NATO standards as an outpost in the Caucasus.”13 In 2006 alone, says the German news magazine Der Spiegel, the U.S.A. supported Georgia to the tune of 80 million U.S. dollars, 13 million of which went on the payment of “military supplies and services” as well as the training of soldiers. In addition the U.S.A. has helped Georgia by regularly modernising its fleet and delivering helicopters free of charge.14 The considerable extent of U.S. military assistance, which has “enabled the Pentagon to overhaul Georgia’s forces from bottom to top”, is described by the New York Times as follows: “At senior levels, the United States helped rewrite Georgian military doctrine and train its commanders and staff officers. At the squad level, American marines and soldiers trained Georgian soldiers in the fundamentals of battle.”15
All told, therefore, the Georgian armed forces have over five infantry brigades each numbering 2,000 men. In addition there are the reservist units whose level of training is far inferior. The Georgian government talks officially of 37,000 soldiers and 100,000 reservists. Since Mikhail Saakashvili took office, Georgia’s military spending has increased significantly: “In 2003 it amounted to 52 million lari (24 million U.S. dollars), whereas in 2006 that figure had tripled to 139 million lari (78 million U.S. dollars). Real expenditure is much higher, however. Anyone liable to be called up for military service, for example, can buy themselves out of the army – four-fifths of the money goes straight to the ministry.”16

There is also brisk cooperation between Georgia and NATO. In July 2008, a joint manoeuvre was held as part of the Partnership for Peace Programme in which a total of 1,630 military personnel, including 1,000 Americans and 600 Georgians, took part.17 In addition, the Georgian army has been – and still is – prominently involved in the war in Iraq, which is in contravention of international law, as well as in Afghanistan and Kosovo. In 2008, Georgia had 2,000 solders in Iraq, the third-largest contingent of the “Coalition of the Willing”. However, after the Georgian army had been repulsed in South Ossetia in August 2008, the U.S. Air Force flew the Georgian units stationed in Iraq back to the home front to provide help while the fighting was still in progress. Given the massive campaign undertaken by the U.S.A. and its allies to build up the country’s military, it is barely credible that, while the U.S.A. might not actually have given the green light, it was not fully informed of the pending attack and subsequently kept silent about it.

At any rate, the Russians are certain that the attack took place with support from Washington. The Russian ambassador to NATO, Dimitri Rogozin, made a statement to the effect that Saakashvili agreed the attack with his “backers”. It is clear to whom he was referring.18 Vladimir Vasilyev, Chairman of the Duma Security Committee, summed up the Russian point of view as follows: “The longer the matter goes on, the better the world will come to understand that Georgia would never have been capable of it [the attack on South Ossetia] without the United States”.19 In an interview for the German TV station ARD the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made his views of the U.S.A.’s behaviour perfectly clear: “One cannot help thinking that the American leadership knew of the planned action and, indeed, participated in it […] in order to organise a small-scale but successful war. And, if things went wrong, to force Russia into the role of the enemy.”20

Russia’s counter-attack

It is, indeed, hard to believe that the Georgian attack took place without any prior consultation with the U.S.A. Yet it must have been clear to the U.S. government that the Georgian army would be crushed in battle, which was precisely what happened. The question arises, therefore, as to Washington’s motives. Did it simply miscalculate in assuming that Russia would quietly accept the Georgian advance? It is hard to imagine but conceivable nonetheless. The other explanation is that the primary objective was to stir up a conflict with Russia so as to make the European Union toe an even more anti-Russian line and that Saakashvili came in handy here in the role of useful idiot, albeit at the expense of the people in the region. The matter cannot be clarified with any degree of certainty, although the latter explanation would appear more plausible.

At all events, the calculation backfired, because Russia seized the opportunity provided by the Georgian attack to improve its own position in the Caucasus. It is also very hard to imagine that Moscow was not informed of Georgia’s invasion plans. It was evidently well prepared for such an eventuality. In July, 8,000 Russian soldiers carried out an exercise simulating the repulsion of a Georgian attack. That might also explain why the Georgian troops were halted within 24 hours and the Russian troops gained the upper hand relatively quickly. Hence to describe Georgia’s war of aggression as the result of President Saakashvili stumbling into a Russian trap is not very convincing. Whether the Russians were well prepared or not, the fact of the matter is that Georgia engaged in a war of aggression.

In the course of the conflict Russia succeeded in shattering confidence in Georgia’s reliability as a transit country for future Caspian energy supplies. Georgia’s President Mikhail Saakashvili himself said that “one of the main reasons for the Russian attack was that Georgia already has the Baku-Tblissi-Ceyhan pipeline (BTC), which has been laid one metre underground from end to end. This is intended to circumvent Russia.”21 That suspicion is not as mistaken as it might seem. After all, the opening of the BTC pipeline in May 2006, over which Washington and Moscow had wrangled bitterly for almost a decade, was one of the biggest geopolitical successes in the U.S.A.’s plans to roll back Russian influence in the region. “The Georgian security adviser, Alexander Lomaia, says that the Russians dropped six bombs but failed to hit the pipeline. If that is true, it would indicate that Russia’s military action was conducted in pursuit of other, more far-reaching strategic goals than merely preventing a humanitarian crisis in South Ossetia.”22

The Nabucco project was also dealt a heavy blow. According to Ed Chow from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, “Russia has raised serious doubts in the minds of Western lenders and investors […] as to whether a pipeline through Georgia is safe from attacks or beyond the control of the Kremlin.”23 Nevertheless, EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs attempted to give an assurance that the EU was sticking to its plan to build the Nabucco pipeline through Georgia despite the Caucasus conflict: “This infrastructure is needed”, Piebalgs said.24

For the first time since the end of the (old) Cold War Russia has thus ended a Western attempt at expansion by military means. That alone is sufficient to underline the dimensions of the Russian-Georgian war. At the same time the invasion of Georgia is a clear signal to the West that in future Russia will once again have to be taken into account in international power politics. A Strategic Forecast analysis says: “Russia has demonstrated three things with its operation in South Ossetia. Firstly, its army can carry out successful operations, which foreign observers have doubted. Secondly, the Russians can defeat forces trained by U.S. military instructors. Thirdly, Russia has shown that the U.S.A. and NATO are not in a position that would enable them to intervene militarily in this conflict.”25

Astonishing one-sidedness

It is hardly surprising that the Russian response to the Georgian invasion was fiercely criticised by the U.S., which almost unreservedly took Georgia’s side. Zbigniew Brzezinski was vociferous in his response, comparing Putin’s actions with those of Hitler. He went on to say that Moscow’s behaviour “can lead to exclusion and economic and financial sanctions. If Russia continues down this road it must ultimately be isolated within the community of states.”26
The European Union adopted an equally one-sided stance: “The European Council is gravely concerned by the open conflict which has broken out in Georgia, by the resulting violence and by the disproportionate reaction of Russia.”27 These were the words used by the European heads of state and government on 1 September in commenting on the events in the Caucasus. They failed to mention, let alone criticise, the fact that Georgia’s aggression was clearly what had unleashed the war. The statement continues by severely criticising Russia alone. Thus the heads of state and government “strongly condemn Russia’s unilateral decision to recognise the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.” In stark contrast to the policy of recognizing Kosovo that was pursued by the vast majority of EU Member States, the European Council “recalls that a peaceful and lasting solution to the conflict in Georgia must be based on full respect for the principles of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity recognised by international law, the Final Act of the Helsinki Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe and United Nations Security Council resolutions.”27

There were occasional vehement demands for even more drastic action against Russia. The Chairman of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski (EPP), advocated an EU position that is “tougher than that of NATO.”28 The fact that the hardliners were not able to have their way entirely has to do with the specific constellation of interests that have made this appear inopportune, particularly from a German perspective. On the one hand there is a desire to show Moscow who is in charge in Europe but, on the other, there is a wish not to spoil things completely with Russia, because business there is simply too profitable.29 Nevertheless, Germany is in almost full accord with NATO’s escalation policy.

(Energy) NATO is put into position

In November 2006 U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, a leading NATO strategist, literally went on the offensive. On the fringes of the NATO summit in Riga he criticised Moscow for its attempts to use oil as a “weapon” against the West and proposed the setting up of an “Energy NATO”. The underlying idea is that in future NATO should treat any interruption of oil and gas supplies as it would a military attack (see article by Tobias Pflüger).

In January 2008, five high-ranking NATO generals published a position paper that was specifically introduced into the debate in the form of a catalogue of requirements for the forthcoming updating of NATO’s strategic concept, the idea being that it could serve as a blueprint for the NATO summit on 3/4 April 2009: “ There will be an increase in global competition for scarce resources, and this will certainly be the case for fossil fuel, which will swell the possibility of suppliers abusing their position and their leverage.. […]Dependency on oil and gas is a vulnerability that some governments will seek to exploit – the Gazprom crisis demonstrated how easily demand can be manipulated. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is – and is likely to remain – a mechanism for keeping the price of oil artificially high, and recently Russia and the United Arab Emirates have been exploring the idea of setting up a ‘Gas OPEC’. […] For this reason, it might well be worth considering using NATO as an instrument of energy security.“30

Shortly afterwards, in June 2008, Richard Lugar, who for a time was under discussion as Barack Obama’s Secretary of State for Defense, repeated his threats against Russia at a hearing of the Senate and vigorously advocated the building of the Nabucco pipeline.31 At the same hearing the new U.S. Vice-President Joseph Biden expressly praised Lugar’s work on energy policy and emphasised the importance of the conflicts in the Caspian region: “The stakes involve hundreds of billions of dollars in oil and infrastructure, the resurgence of Russia, and the energy security of Europe.. […] Russians love chess. Our strategic response on the chess board of Central Asia must be to establish a presence on parts of the board they do not yet control. That means laying down new pipelines that add alternatives […] to the monopoly Russia has enjoyed.”32

Biden is therefore likely to have welcomed one of the last major security policy initiatives launched by the Bush administration which aimed at drawing Georgia further into the Western orbit by means of a joint declaration on partnership: “The United States and Georgia officially became “strategic partners” under a charter signed by the two governments on January 9 [2009]. […] Few details have been publicized about the charter, which was signed four months after Georgia’s disastrous war with Russia. It has been widely reported, however, that the Georgian pact resembles a strategic partnership charter signed by the United States and Ukraine in December.”33 Like the United States-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership the agreement with Georgia is likely to comprise intensified military cooperation and measures to expedite Ukraine’s membership of NATO. On 15 September 2008 NATO resolved to set up a commission to deepen relations with Georgia. This is intended “to coordinate Alliance efforts to assist Georgia in recovering from the recent conflict”.34

Cold War as a self-fulfilling prophecy

The aim of the policy pursued by the U.S.A. in Ukraine and Georgia is to wage a new Cold War against Russia. Russia is to be challenged by a policy of pinpricks involving “colourful revolutions”, energy blockades, NATO expansion and the stationing of missiles in Poland and the Czech Republic. By disrupting economic relations with Western Europe Washington aims to contain Russia’s global political influence and thwart its advance as a new industrial power. Should this scenario turn out to be a success, it would simultaneously ensure that the NATO allies in Western Europe are tied into a joint strategy of escalation and have to become even more heavily involved in projects designed to secure energy supplies.
Since this strategy has thus far proved successful and it cannot, unfortunately, be assumed that there will be a move away from a policy of U.S. confrontation under President Obama, there is a renewed threat of bloc confrontation. At the height of the Georgian war Russian President Dmitri Medvedev sent out a clear message to the West: “We are not afraid of anything, not even the prospect of a Cold War.”35 The anti-war movement will have to adjust to the realities of the New Cold War. The strategy of imperialism pursued by NATO and the EU must be opposed here and now in a calm and collected fashion.

2nd article explains the Obama/Brzezinski connection:
 http://rense.com/general81/abig.htm
Confirmed – Obama Is
Zbigniew Brzezinski Puppet

Commentary
By Webster Tarpley
3-21-8

Any lingering doubts about Obama’s status as an abject puppet of Zbigniew Brzezinski and the Rockefeller Trilateral Commission ended this morning when the withered mummy of imperialism himself appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe* to campaign for Obama, urged on by his own moronic daughter, Mika Brzezinski, an Obama groupie and sycophant.
Zbigniew, a low-level Polish aristocrat whose life has been devoted to hatred for Russia, lauded Obama for his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq war, saying that he himself was the source of Obama’s arguments back then – thus confirming Obama’s long-term status as his puppet, which probably began in 1981-1983, when Obama was a student at Columbia University, and Zbig was directing the anti-Russian institute.
 
 
The aging revanchist showed all the misogynism of his szachta origins with a scurrilous attack on Sen. Clinton as a mere housewife, a Mamie Eisenhower running against charismatic a JFK played by Zbig’s own Manchurian candidate, and as a woman whose foreign policy experience was worth as much as that of Zbig’s own travel agent.
 
 
Zbig, who was kept in the closet for many months during the Carter administration because of his hideous Dr. Strangelove persona, portrayed Obama as a peace candidate who wanted to end the Iraq war and usher in peace in the Middle East. Zbig is an infamous Cold War hawk who has managed to re-invent himself in the eyes of some dupes by opposing the Iraq adventure, mainly because it is bad for imperialism.
 
 
Zbig did not mention that the reason he wants to downplay certain aspects of US aggression in the Middle East is to free up resources for use in the much bigger and more dangerous adventures which the Trilateral Commission is now directing.
Zbig is the mastermind of the Kosovo secession under KLA terrorist auspices, a gambit against Serbia and Russia to prepare a coming Operation Barbarossa II against Moscow. With the help of his son Mark Brzezinski, another top foreign policy controller of Obama, Zbig is also behind the new Euromissiles crisis involving US ABM installations in Poland. Zbig is the enforcer for the new CIA policy of killing Pakistanis (as “terrorists”) without consulting the government of that country, a nuclear power twice as big as Iran.
 
 
Most dangerous of all, Zbig is the obvious mastermind of the massive destabilization of China now ongoing, starting with the CIA/MI-6 Tibet insurrection, which has placed the US on a collision course with China, a superpower with 1.4 billion people and thermonuclear weapons which can strike US cities, a far cry from the helpless and defenseless targets preferred by the neocons. It is an open secret that Zbig intends to attempt a color revolution or CIA people power coup in China under the cover of the Beijing Olympics later this year. He may also make the Taiwan crisis explode. The dangers of these lunatic policies are infinitely worse than anything that could ever come out of the Middle East.
 
 
Senator Jay Rockefeller and Trilateral/BIlderberger boss Joseph Nye are also actively campaigning for Obama. Nye is the theoretician of “soft power,” a new form of imperialist aggression based on economic warfare, subversion, deception, and people power coups. They want Obama to mobilize soft power to give a face lift to US imnperialism.
 
 
Brzezinski’s goal is confrontation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the main world center for resistance to US-UK global domination.
 
 
Anti-war activists are still fixated on Iran, but not Brzezinski is not – his target is China, TWENTY times bigger than Iran, with ICBMs ready to launch, followed by Russia, the world’s biggest nuclear power. Such confused activists need to focus on stopping the next war – the final global showdown with Pakistan, China, and Russia. That means rejecting Brzezinski’s puppet candidate Obama.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23726367#23726367

My entire two and a half years of compiled research on the warcrimes of the Ukrainian Nazis now surpasses 5 million views

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Real News: The Entire US Media Lied About Ukraine

In February 2014 a coup was carried out in Kiev, Ukraine utilizing violent Right Sector Neo-Nazis to overthrow the legitimate elected government of the country in order to bring it into the western sphere of influence and pull it into conflict and out of Russia’s orbit. These Neo-Nazis groups were financed by Ukrainian oligarchs and directly supported by the United States government. The entire US media establishment went along with the false narrative on Ukraine by portraying these violent groups as legitimate peaceful protesters who were seeking freedom from repression, however, nothing could be further from the truth that the media intentionally concealed from the public.

As reported by the UN, since February 2014, over 10,000 innocent people (the number is likely much higher) have been killed in the Ukrainian Civil War, the near entirety of the victims are ethnic Russian civilian men, women and children who have been bombed in their own homes by the Kiev regime forces supported by the United States and western powers. That illegal bombing continues to this very day and OSCE ‘observers’ intentionally obfuscate their reports to obscure that the Kiev forces who drove 400 miles east and are conducting this indiscriminate shelling of the civilian population.

The Russian ‘invasion’ that the US media and western representatives incessantly ‘reported’ about for two years never materialized. They simply manufactured the narrative. If Russia did want East Ukraine the war for the eastern portion would have been long since over 2 years ago. The real invading army that is killing and terrorizing civilians is the one that came eastward from Kiev. The people of Donbass simply held two referendums to claim their own ethnic Russian state after the US backed coup. This fact has also been intentionally covered up by the entire US establishment media. After those referendums, the US State Department went on record as saying that the Kiev forces have the right to attack east Ukraine in order to maintain sovereignty.

The US media has also intentionally never sent any reporters into the conflict zone to accurately report the fate of the 4 million ethnic Russian civilians living in Donbass. If they were to do so they would see that the actual Donbass rebels are primarily (85%) made up of local inhabitants. The remainder of the forces are international volunteers. The US media has also neglected to report on the 2 million ethnic Russian civilians refugees who fled TO RUSSIA. The fact that refugees sought safety with Russia is a definitive indicator of the fact that the Kiev regime forces were killing ethnic Russian families.

The near entirety of the video evidence coming out of the war zone proves the aforementioned account to be true beyond any doubt regardless of any corrupt establishment media spin. I have personally compiled over 500 hours of video evidence related to the Ukrainian Conflict that highlight the misrepresentations by western media of the truth about the war. Using social media, first person videos and eyewitness accounts while working in collaboration with video compilers all over the world, I believe I have compiled the largest cache of videos related to the Ukrainian Civil War and I present my entire work below, as well as that of some of my fellow truth seekers in other countries.

http://www.liveleak.com/c/In_between_days#item_page=9 -173 first person videos, victim videos, fascist battalion videos – 593,000 views

http://www.liveleak.com/c/texase30 79 first person videos, victim videos, Right Sector videos, MH17 videos – 193,000 views

http://www.liveleak.com/c/californiastars 96 first person videos, victim videos, fascist battalions videos, – 1,414,000 views

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPXDAOv6gXa3Xsx-rKLYd0W1LvhjlwCTk Roses Have Thorns You Tube channel compilation of over 17 videos featuring 27 straight hours of translated video from the first 2 years of the Ukrainian Civil War. Watchdog Media Outlet is based out of Australia.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjImyHRZNF46KJ9UxCbab6A Schwelk You Tube channel covers all US State Department briefings on Ukraine and Syria for the past 2 years.

My earliest DU threads on the Ukrainian false flags. These led to my being banned at the site after 10 years of membership.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024616147 Ukraines grassy knoll (Graphic) evidence police weren’t the only snipers.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024944357 Look at all those terrorists!!!!!! Evidence of the 1st Donbass referendum in May 2014. This is an important link as it shows clearly that You Tube has now removed all 9 videos of the referendum from 9 separate accounts. Those videos showed tens of thousands of people voting to separate from the new coup imposed Kiev fascist regime.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4944357 The Odessa Massacre

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024970928 Odessa Remembrance Service, covers the plebiscite and US AID support to Kiev.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024935090 Mariupal Massacre-video evidence clearly shows US supported troops killed innocent civilians

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1017&pid=220648 Link to over 30 compiled links on the Ukraine Crisis

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/7/10/1312991/-Ukraine-nazis-Obama-and-hypocrisy – Compilation of early evidence that led to my being banned at Daily Kos.

https://shadowproof.com/2014/07/01/us-backed-murder-and-ethnic-cleansing-now-fully-underway-in-east-ukraine-warning-graphic-content/ Link to former Fire Dog Lake compilation account and a large number of pro-Donbass Facebook groups

http://www.discussionist.com/?com=journals&uid=102027&page=20 Discussionist journal featuring over 150 Ukraine articles and over 80 videos between June 2014 and January 2015.

http://www.discussionist.com/?com=journals&uid=104265&page=39 Discussionist journal featuring over 350 Ukraine, Syria, Middle East and New Cold War articles and over 140 videos.

http://www.discussionist.com/?com=journals&uid=104753&page=1 Discussionist journal featuring over 100 New Cold War articles and 50 videos

Bombing of civilians in Slavyansk 
http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/05/28/east-ukraine-shelling-of-civilians/

http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/05/30/video-ukrainian-armyright-sector-bomb-childrens-school-and-hospital/

Odessa one month later
 http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/06/01/the-odessa-massacre-detailed-video-analysis-one-month-later/

Lughansk bombing 
http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/06/02/graphic-videos-terrorists-or-luganhsk-women-with-legs-blown/

Krasny Liman
 http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/06/04/ukrainian-army-kills-25-people-in-krasny-liman-hospital/

http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/06/06/ukraine-crisis-and-putins-interview/

Mariupol one month later
 http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/06/08/the-mariupol-massacre-a-look-back-one-month-later-video-compilation/

Continued bombing of civilians of Slavyansk 
http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/06/09/the-bombing-of-slavyansk-still-being-conducted/

Killing of civilians by US financed nazis
http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/06/19/independence-movement-in-southeastern-ukraine-accuses-obamas-agents-of-slaughter/

http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/07/01/us-backed-murder-and-ethnic-cleansing-now-fully-underway-in-east-ukraine-warning-graphic-content/

Shocking revelations about MH-17 shoot down 
http://www.discussionist.com/101441877

http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/08/02/osce-monitor-tells-cbc-canada-that-mh-17-cockpit-has-holes-made-by-heavy-machine-gun-fire/
Duplicate thread- http://www.discussionist.com/101439512

http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/08/11/extensive-evidence-coming-to-light-that-contradicts-the-official-us-narrative-in-the-downing-of-malaysia-airlines-mh-17/

http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/08/15/overlooked-the-mysterious-imprisoned-us-spy-who-gave-the-daily-mail-witness-testimony-about-mh-17/
Duplicate thread- http://www.discussionist.com/101445081

The US media wall of coverup and deception of the Ukraine crisis is breaking down.
 http://www.discussionist.com/101430211

Ukrainian TV channel financed by US openly calls for genocide of the people of east Ukraine. 
http://www.discussionist.com/101439830

Telegraph UK- Ukraine crisis: the neo-nazi brigade fighting pro-Russian separatists -Graphic Warning
http://www.discussionist.com/101445398

The Ukrainian army marches in Kiev
 http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017210421

http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/08/16/graphic-warning-video-proof-that-the-us-media-is-lying-the-naf-are-winning-in-ukraine/
Duplicate thread- http://www.discussionist.com/101444841

http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/08/23/off-course-trajectory-of-debris-field-proves-that-mh-17-deviated-14-miles-to-the-left/
Duplicate thread- http://www.discussionist.com/101449213

http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/08/28/verifiable-proof-that-the-us-and-uk-media-have-lied-about-ukraine-on-numerous-occasions/
Duplicate thread- http://www.discussionist.com/101451370
http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/09/06/cnn-finally-recognizes-the-kiev-coup-army-is-killing-innocent-civilians-in-east-ukraine/

Guardian UK war correspondent John Pilger tells the truth about Ukraine and Western propaganda http://www.discussionist.com/101459708

http://my.firedoglake.com/operationmindcrime/2014/09/16/usuk-media-coverup-of-nazis-in-ukraine-continues-unraveling-and-mh-17-falls-apart/
Duplicate thread- http://www.discussionist.com/101458043

MH-17 still exactly where it fell – two months after crash – with no investigation of wreckage http://www.discussionist.com/101458821

http://my.firedoglake.com/blog/2014/09/29/ukraine-the-rise-of-a-us-supported-fascist-state/
Duplicate thread- http://www.discussionist.com/101461889

The incredulous lies of the US media on Ukraine
http://www.discussionist.com/101463288

The above media material proves beyond all reasonable doubt that the US government, media and western powers are intentionally lying about what has really happened in Ukraine over the past two and a half years. The fact that the US media continue to obfuscate and lie about these world changing events during the US election cycle also highlights that they have no respect for the American people and are continuing to deceive them on a massive scale. The American people and the world as a whole deserves better than this from our government and media representatives. For all these lies, all these crimes and all these deaths, people should be in jail, not continuing this horrific madness while continuing to foment more war and more false narratives.

Its amazing and surreal to watch how things are playing out now in US politics in relation to all this insanity. Where it will all lead is anyones guess at this point. I knew when Ukraine was happening that it would be a good opportunity to highlight the US Deep States nefarious geopolitical actions on a grand scale due to the amount of video coming out of the the country and the ability to now fully use social media. I remember when Iraq was happening and there wasn’t anything like that video or social media wise, therefore many of us fighting to get the truth out had to rely on only a few sources for info. Back then it was a Republican administration fomenting the war but it caught me off guard when so many so called ‘liberal’dems were active in covering up the warcrimes of the Ukrainian Nazis and attempting to frame Russia for the coup and subsequent war that the US instigated. Thus, I now refer to them as faux liberals as real liberals would be anti-war first and foremost.

For what they have given Obama a free pass for they should be truly ashamed.