Ukraine Claims it has Proof Pro-Russian Separatists Shot Down Plane

News Commentary — July 19, 2014

BUK anti-aircraft system. Click to enlarge

BUK anti-aircraft system. Click to enlarge

First a little perspective on the BUK anti-aircraft system, which is increasingly being cited as the weapon likely to have brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.
Ukraine’s security ministry claim to have proof that pro-Russian separatists had a BUK missile system means nothing. If only because Ukraine has exactly the same Russian made weapon in its air defence inventory.
Ukraine’s claimed “proof” comes in the form of photos it says its spies took of a BUK missile system being smuggled back to Russia after the Malaysian flight was shot down. However, as Kiev also has the weapon it could also be a Ukrainian BUK in a staged shoot.
Right now we have no way of knowing which?
Meaning that Ukrainian government forces could have just as easily shot down the Malaysian Airlines jet in a false flag operation.
Whether they did or not is another matter entirely. As ever the golden rule for identifying the perpetrators of a crime applies: who would have the most to gain?
Certainly Russia would gain nothing and the same applies to pro-Russian separatists, assuming that they could operate such a sophisticated system as the BUK, which is doubtful according to weapons experts.
The Ukrainian government on the other hand would have much to gain and they have trained personnel to operate a BUK.
What’s more the Kiev government has already proved itself ready to resort to underhand tactics. Such as when it employed U.S. mercenaries from Academi (formerly Blackwater) recently to contain anti-government protests in the south east of the country.
BUK missile system photographed in Torez hours before MH17 was downed. Click to enlarge

BUK missile system photographed in Torez hours before MH17 was downed. Click to enlarge

So what would Kiev gain from a false flag that could be pinned on Russia?
Well, for a start it would help it drum up international support in its current face-off with Moscow. In fact that’s already happening as witness the growing international condemnation of Russia over Flight MH17, despite the fact that no hard evidence has yet been recovered.
However, it would be a mistake to think that Kiev could carry out such an enterprise on its own initiative. If it was indeed a false flag it would probably have been carried out in collusion with the West; and as we’ve seen in 9/11, 7/7 and numerous other occasions Britain, the U.S. and Israel are more than willing to participate in such treachery.
The afore mentioned false flags have proved something else too. The Western corporate media will willingly play along with the official line and only go through the motions of questioning without seriously challenging it.
In fact almost as soon as MH17 went down the Western media began condemning Russia in unison.
So the current chorus of condemnation levelled at Russia over Flight MH17 should be viewed in the light of 9/11 and 7/7; and as we now know those events led to more wars and a steady erosion of civil liberties, with barely a murmur of serious dissent from the corporate media.
However, this particular event has far more serious potential ramifications than either 9/11 or 7/7.
We are not talking about another Iraq War in the offing, or even a new invasion of a far-off land.
We are talking a full scale military conflict erupting right in the heart of Europe. A military showdown between the West and Russia, maybe even World War III.
Do our leaders realise where they are heading or are they just blindly following instructions?

Ukraine Military BUK Sam System Spotted in Snezhnoye 17 July 2014