Regarding the shoot-down of the Malaysian jetliner on Thursday, I’m [Robert Parry] told that some CIA analysts cite U.S. satellite reconnaissance photos suggesting that the anti-aircraft missile that brought down Flight 17 was fired by Ukrainian troops from a government battery, not by ethnic Russian rebels who have been resisting the regime in Kiev since elected President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown on Feb. 22.
According to a source briefed on the tentative findings, the soldiers manning the battery appeared to be wearing Ukrainian uniforms and may have been drinking, since what looked like beer bottles were scattered around the site. But the source added that the information was still incomplete and the analysts did not rule out the possibility of rebel responsibility. (Consortium News)
If these serious doubts exist in the IC, why are Obama, Biden, Power and the other usual suspects so cocksure that MH17 was “blown out of the sky” by that devil Putin and the equally evil Novorossiyan rebels? Obviously they are fixing the facts and intelligence around the policy. Where have we heard that before?
For god’s sake, we have five billion invested in this project. We can’t walk away from Nuland’s neocon dream for Ukraine. Can you imagine some poor young imagery analyst being badgered by the R2P harpies to come to the “correct” interpretation of the aerial photos?
Those analysts need top cover from powerful men of honor in our government. They may be few and far between, but it doesn’t take many to make a difference. One or two will do. We haven’t heard from General Martin Dempsey yet. He’s saved us before. General Michael Flynn is short. He might as well go out in a brilliant blaze of honor and glory. Gentlemen, stop the rush to an unnecessary and dangerous war. Make this old soldier proud.