Putin is ‘thuggish, dishonest and reckless’, says British ambassador to U.S.

Introduction — July 29, 2014

Illustration accompanying the Economist article on Putin entitled 'A Web of Lies'. Click to enlarge

Illustration accompanying the Economist article on Putin entitled ‘A Web of Lies’. Click to enlarge

Suddenly across the corporate media a new refrain is being heard. As if in unison and from different shades of the political spectrum we are being told that President Putin is bad.
In this case the word is coming from Sir Peter Westmacott, British ambassador to the United States, who describes the Russian president as “thuggish, dishonest and reckless”‘.
Moreover, Sir Peter doesn’t just condemn President Putin. He implies that Russian involvement, directly or indirectly, helped bring down MH17.
Sir Peter’s condemnation of President Putin appeared the same week that London’s influential The Economist demonised the Russian leader.
Is it a coincidence that such influential voices in the media and diplomacy are suddenly denouncing Putin in unison? We think not. As Paul Craig Roberts has pointed out, this “has no other purpose than to drive the world to war“.
I’m not writing in defence of Putin but find it curious that a rash of articles attacking and denouncing him appear simultaneously across our “free press”.
Finally it should be noted that Israel’s latest assault on Gaza, Operation Protective Edge was launched on July 8, 2014. However the ground offensive only began on July 17, the very day that Flight MH17 went down over Ukraine. In fact the ground assault commenced within a matter of hours of MH17 crashing and we wonder if this was more than a “coincidence”?
A mentor was told me that “there is no such thing as coincidence” and one wonders if the two events were not timed to coincide: so that together they could be used to disorientate and confuse more effectively?
After all, the beginnings of s potential third world war may be brewing in the Ukraine but many might not have noticed with the ongoing conflict in Gaza. While conversely, Israeli has embarked on a genocidal campaign in Gaza while much of the world’s attention is caught up by the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.
Could it be that Jewish/Zionist elements in the New World Order have struck a deal with their Anglo-American counterparts: with each intent on fulfilling their own murderous agenda?

Putin is ‘thuggish, dishonest and reckless’, says British ambassador to U.S.

Lizzie Dearden — The Independent July 29, 2014



Britain’s ambassador to the US has called Vladimir Putin “thuggish, dishonest and reckless” as sanctions against Russia are stepped up in the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Sir Peter Westmacott was asked to describe the Russian President by American pundits who called for tougher action to stop the country’s alleged support of rebels in Ukraine.

“The usual KGB playbook response, a pack of lies, doesn’t convince anybody,” he told MSNBC.

“He thought he’d done pretty well after he stole Crimea from Ukraine but it doesn’t look so good now.”

The Russian Government has repeatedly denied involvement in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine amid widespread allegations of arming separatist rebels.

Both Washington and Downing Street have said the latest evidence showed Russia continued to transfer weapons into Ukraine and to provide practical support to the militants.

Ukrainian security officials announced on Monday that black box analysis showed shrapnel from a rocket, allegedly fired by rebels who thought the aircraft was a military transport plane, had caused MH17 to crash.

Sir Peter said current sanctions against Russia were beginning to have an impact but more needs to be done to stop the supply of arms, broker a ceasefire and stop cross-border shelling.

“We’ve had some very bad behaviour from the Russian side for a long time now and now we’ve had this terrible atrocity, the shooting down of the aircraft,” he added.

“We need to ratchet up the response because [Putin] has not met any of the conditions we set in Normandy and indeed since the authority, we’ve seen yet more, not less, Russian interference across the border.”

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