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Flight MH17 – Kiev Flash Mob's Last False Flag?

Politics / Ukraine Civil War Jul 18, 2014 - 01:33 PM GMT

By: Andrew_McKillop


Escalating To War
Financial markets reacted with a predictable kneejerk massive gold-and-oil price spike, to news of the mid-air destruction by missile or (theoretically-only) by an onboard bomb explosion, of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 near Donetsk in Ukraine. The recent-model Boeing 777 had 290 persons on board, all of whom died. Known data on the flight, until it suddenly went off-air, is that the flight was progressing normally at the plane's design cruise speed (about 0.84 Mach or 1000 kilomtres/hour), and its normal cruise altitude of 10 000 metres or 33 000 feet.

Ground-based missiles (SAM) able to completely destroy a plane with a takeoff weight near 250 tons, with more than 100 tons of fuel on board, at 10 000 metres height, flying at 0.84 Mach are unlikely to be in the hands of pro-Russian rebels in the east. So-called MANPADS or shoulder-launched air defence missile systems like the US 'Stinger' or French 'Mistral' have a maximum altitude around 4000 metres for destroying or in the case of large airplanes, severely damaging enemy aircraft

Air-to-air missiles (AAM) also able to completely destroy large aircraft at high altitudes need highly sophisticated airplanes, pilots and ground radar support, which are totally outside rebel capacities. The only unknown on the military technology side, therefore, is whether the pro-Russian rebels possess sophisticated SAM air defence missiles, or not.

SAM systems have been used in the past by Ukrainian military to destroy civil airliners – by error – and include the advanced BUK air defence system, which has been continually developed firstly by the ex-USSR, then by Russia since 1979 to counter similar materiel in the NATO countries.

Kiev spokespersons immediately claimed that BUK missiles had been used by the rebels to destroy the Malaysian plane, set a false flag, and further “up the ante” in the escalating civil war process. Later the same day, Thursday 17 July, they claimed that Russia had used its aviation and AAM weapons to destroy the jetliner.

The Airborne Lusitania
Single incidents of deliberate attack on civil transport able to cause or accelerate the declaration of war by previously neutral countries due to the death of their citizens in the attack include the renowned Lusitania maritime incident of May 1915. The British Lusitania passenger ship traveling from New York to Liverpool was sunk off Ireland by a German U-boat with 138 Americans among the 1198 total of persons killed. Following this incident it became politically impossible for US president Woodrow Wilson, who had sought to stay neutral, to avoid declaring war against Germany.

As we know, today, the US political stance on the Ukrainian civil war is of outright hostility towards Russia and the pro-Russian rebels, called “terrorists”, of eastern Ukraine who seek independence from Kiev and do not recognize the Kiev government. While there is no certainty the pro-Russian rebels hold advanced SAM air defence weapons, they are certainly in the hands of the Kiev flash mob government, alongside the advanced AAM weapons they also “inherited” from the elected government they overthrew. The onus of military proof is stacked against the Kiev, leaving only the question of political motive or motives for the incident,

The motive for this cynical and criminal act – destroying a civil jetliner – underscores the role of “false flags” to rouse and manipulate public opinion in the supposedly “neutral” US and the EU28 countries. Drawing their political leaderships into the next – international – phase of the Ukrainian civil war is “logical” for the Kiev flash mob government given its lack of success, either military or political, in obtaining full control of separatist regions in eastern Ukraine. Cynically destroying a large civil airliner and killing nearly 300 people is, to be sure, “war logic” but as the 1915 Lusitania incident showed, these incidents can spark a one-way process to all-out international war.

Stealing the Limelight from Gaza
Conspiracy theorists can also point to the near-simultaneous Israeli ground invasion of Gaza, and the MH17 disaster, which swivels attention away from what will necessarily and inevitably be a gory and murderous phase of the decades-long and never resolved Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Recent events in the ever-escalating military conflict in eastern Ukraine now feature regular downings of military airplanes by the rebels due to the Kiev flash mob government using its military aviation for attack on supposed “rebel concentrations”. This avoids the use by Kiev of its ground forces who repeatedly defect to the rebels' side, with their weapons – as in Iraq.

Totally destroying a large civil airliner flying at 10 000 metres however marks a major military as well as political escalation. Previous all-military aviation incidents have included one destruction in flight of an advanced Su-25 fighter, an incident in which the Ukrainian pilot was able to eject. The main difference is that these military actions concerned much smaller aircraft and took place at much lower altitudes than the destruction by high altitude missile strike, of flight MH17. Ground debris with few fragments larger than 3-feet length, reminds observers of air disasters like the Sept 11, 2001 downing in Pennsylvania of United Airlines flight 93, a Boeing 757, which with no possible doubt was caused by mid-air explosion – either by advanced missile strike or onboard explosives. In this second hypothetical case, the quantities of HE-high explosive needed are considerable

We are now deliberately placed in a darkening context of rumors and counter-rumors, bizarrely articulated by Twitter and YouTube comments, factoids and false flag video clips. The “false flag war” run by US and western intelligence against Russia is now constant.

Nearly a year ago, the YouTube clip "proving" the Assad regime used toxic gas against its own Syrian civilians as well as Saudi-financed rebels later gave way to evidence or claimed evidence that the gases had been made in, or supplied by the UK. Claimed motives as to why Vladimir Putin's Russia never wavered in its political support to the Assad regime included the “Qatar gas pipeline” story – in other words the false flag of Syrian toxic gas utilization was fabricated in order to create western public support for the overthrow of Bashr el-Assad and the later building of a gas pipeline across Syria bringing “friendship gas” from Qatar to Europe. This of course would seriously harm Gazprom's “stranglehold” on the lucrative European gas market, resulting in Putin backing el-Assad.

Late Thursday night, 17 July, a Kiev-origin clip on YouTube mixed and melded the Su-25 military airplane downing – an incident in which the fighter plane was seriously damaged, only – with the total destruction of flight MH17. The clip presents alleged recordings of a conversation between a pro-Russian separatist and his coordinator Vasyl Geranin, claimed to be a colonel in the Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Army. Their conversation concerns an airplane that is forced to the ground but the translated version does not distinguish whether this was a civilian or a military jet, and may well concern the Ukrainian Su-25 in an incident which the Kiev flash mob government first claimed to be action by pro-Russian rebels using Russian-supplied anti aircraft missiles. In that Su-25 incident, Russia promptly denied any involvement. Later on in the same clip, it ends with another conversation this time between an unidentified, purported rebel leader and a claimed Cossack militant operating in eastern Ukraine, backing the rebels. The Cossack says that markings on the wreckage of MH17 clearly show it is a civil airliner – claiming to say pieces of wreckage are so large that “Malaysian Airlines” can be easily read. This is technically almost impossible following the total destruction at high altitude of any type of plane, followed by its wreckage falling to ground by gravity and further dislocating while doing so.

The false flag war will evidently continue and become even more violent and bizarre.

By Andrew McKillop


Former chief policy analyst, Division A Policy, DG XVII Energy, European Commission. Andrew McKillop Biographic Highlights

Co-author 'The Doomsday Machine', Palgrave Macmillan USA, 2012

Andrew McKillop has more than 30 years experience in the energy, economic and finance domains. Trained at London UK’s University College, he has had specially long experience of energy policy, project administration and the development and financing of alternate energy. This included his role of in-house Expert on Policy and Programming at the DG XVII-Energy of the European Commission, Director of Information of the OAPEC technology transfer subsidiary, AREC and researcher for UN agencies including the ILO.

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