Malaysian Mainstream Media: MH17 Was Downed by Ukraine:
October 14, 2014
Global Research News & The New Strait Times & Peter Haisenko / Anderweltonline.com
For weeks, the US accused pro-Russian insurgents of downing a Malaysian passenger jet. And then the US fell silent when evidence pointed in a different direction. The holes in the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are believed to have come from 30mm cannon fire. Based on the new evidence, US intelligence analysts have privately concluded that MH17 was shot down by an air-to-air missile fired from a neaby jet, and that the Ukrainian government had had something to do with it.
Malaysian Mainstream Media: MH17 Was Downed by a Military Aircraft, "Cannon Fire from Fighter Jet"
Global Research News & The New Strait Times
(August 7, 2014) -- The following report was published by the News Straits Times, Malaysia's MSM newspaper, quoting previously published articles by Global Research pertaining to the downing of MH17.
This constitutes and important development.
It breaks the official consensus to the effect that Russia was behind the downing of the aircraft. The Malaysian MSM has presented a viewpoint which goes against that upheld by the Obama Administration
Listed below are selected GR references pertaining to the downing of MH17 by a military aircraft, which were used as source material for the NST article.
US Analysts Conclude MH17 Downed by Aircraft
Haris Hussain / The New Strait Times
KUALA LUMPUR (August 7, 2014) -- Intelligence analysts in the United States had already concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by an air-to-air missile, and that the Ukrainian government had had something to do with it.
This corroborates an emerging theory postulated by local investigators that the Boeing 777-200 was crippled by an air-to-air missile and finished off with cannon fire from a fighter that had been shadowing it as it plummeted to earth.
In a damning report dated Aug 3, headlined "Flight 17 Shoot-Down Scenario Shifts", Associated Press reporter Robert Parry said "some US intelligence sources had concluded that the rebels and Russia were likely not at fault and that it appears Ukrainian government forces were to blame".
This new revelation was posted on GlobalResearch, an independent research and media organisation. (emphasis added)
In a statement released by the Ukrainian embassy on Tuesday, Kiev denied that its fighters were airborne during the time MH17 was shot down. This follows a statement released by the Russian Defence Ministry that its air traffic control had detected Ukrainian Air Force activity in the area on the same day.
They also denied all allegations made by the Russian government and said the country's core interest was in ensuring an immediate, comprehensive, transparent and unbiased international investigation into the tragedy by establishing a state commission comprising experts from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Eurocontrol.
"We have evidence that the plane was downed by Russian-backed terrorist with a BUK-M1 SAM system (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation reporting name SA-11) which, together with the crew, had been supplied from Russia. This was all confirmed by our intelligence, intercepted telephone conversations of the terrorists and satellite pictures.
"At the same time, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have never used any anti-aircraft missiles since the anti-terrorist operations started in early April," the statement read.
Yesterday, the New Straits Times quoted experts who had said that photographs of the blast fragmentation patterns on the fuselage of the airliner showed two distinct shapes -- the shredding pattern associated with a warhead packed with "flechettes", and the more uniform, round-type penetration holes consistent with that of cannon rounds.
Parry's conclusion also stemmed from the fact that despite assertions from the Obama administration, there has not been a shred of tangible evidence to support the conclusion that Russia supplied the rebels with the BUK-M1 anti-aircraft missile system that would be needed to hit a civilian jetliner flying at 33,000 feet.
Parry also cited a July 29 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation interview with Michael Bociurkiw, one of the first Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) investigators to arrive at the scene of the disaster, near Donetsk.
Bociurkiw is a Ukrainian-Canadian monitor with OSCE who, along with another colleague, were the first international monitors to reach the wreckage after flight MH17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine.
In the CBC interview, the reporter in the video preceded it with: "The wreckage was still smouldering when a small team from the OSCE got there. No other officials arrived for days".
"There have been two or three pieces of fuselage that have been really pockmarked with what almost looks like machinegun fire; very, very strong machinegun fire," Bociurkiw said in the interview.
Parry had said that Bociurkiw's testimony is "as close to virgin, untouched evidence and testimony as we'll ever get. Unlike a black-box interpretation-analysis long afterward by the Russian, British or Ukrainian governments, each of which has a horse in this race, this testimony from Bociurkiw is raw, independent and comes from one of the two earliest witnesses to the physical evidence.
"That's powerfully authoritative testimony. Bociurkiw arrived there fast because he negotiated with the locals for the rest of the OSCE team, who were organising to come later," Parry had said.
Retired Lufthansa pilot Peter Haisenko had also weighed in on the new shootdown theory with Parry and pointed to the entry and exit holes centred around the cockpit.
"You can see the entry and exit holes. The edge of a portion of the holes is bent inwards. These are the smaller holes, round and clean, showing the entry points most likely that of a 30mm caliber projectile.
"The edge of the other, the larger and slightly frayed exit holes, show shreds of metal pointing produced by the same caliber projectiles. Moreover, it is evident that these exit holes of the outer layer of the double aluminum reinforced structure are shredded or bent -- outwardly."
He deduced that in order to have some of those holes fraying inwardly, and the others fraying outwardly, there had to have been a second fighter firing into the cockpit from the airliner's starboard side. This is critical, as no surface-fired missile (or shrapnel) hitting the airliner could possibly punch holes into the cockpit from both sides of the plane.
"It had to have been a hail of bullets from both sides that brought the plane down. This is Haisenko's main discovery. You can't have projectiles going in both directions -- into the left-hand-side fuselage panel from both its left and right sides -- unless they are coming at the panel from different directions.
"Nobody before Haisenko had noticed that the projectiles had ripped through that panel from both its left side and its right side. This is what rules out any ground-fired missile," Parry had said.
Copyright NST, 2014
Selected Global Research Articles on MH17
Evidence Is Now Conclusive: Two Ukrainian Government Fighter-Jets Shot Down Malaysian Airlines MH17. It was Not a ‘Buk' Surface to Air Missile
Why?Spanish Air Controller @ Kiev Borispol Airport: Ukraine Military Shot Down Boeing MH#17
Systematically Reconstructing the Shoot-Down of the Malaysian Airliner MH17: The Guilt Is Clear and Damning
"Support MH17 Truth": OSCE Monitors Identify "Shrapnel and Machine Gun-Like Holes" indicating Shelling.
No Evidence of a Missile Attack. Shot Down by a Military Aircraft?"
Washington's Determination to Drive the World to War": Will Putin Realize That Russia Holds The Cards?
Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the "Shooting Down" of Malaysian MH17. "Aircraft Was Not Hit by a Missile"
Why Won't Obama Just Leave Ukraine Alone?
Deleted BBC Report. "Ukrainian Fighter Jet Shot Down MHI7″, Donetsk Eyewitnesses
MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed "False Flag"
Flight MH17 Shoot-Down Scenario Shifts
Camouflage and Coverup:
The Dutch Commission Report on the Malaysian MH17 Crash
Is "Not Worth the Paper it's Written On"
Peter Haisenko / Anderweltonline.com & Global Research
(September 11, 2014) -- "Weasel wording" consists in using "words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that a specific and/or meaningful statement has been made, when in fact only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated, enabling the specific meaning to be denied if the statement is challenged." . . . "Some weasel words may also have the effect of softening the force of a potentially loaded or otherwise controversial statement through some form of understatement." (Gary Jason 1988)
One thing must be stated outright: This report does not lie.
It just can't lie since there is nothing new in it. I myself have never seen such a meaningless plane crash report. What comes as a surprise, however, is the report's diplomatic, sophisticated choice of words, which loses itself in ambiguous terminology.
It was probably planned this way, so each party can continue to defend their version of what happened with zeal.
Let's take a closer look at this report.
At the beginning we find, as usual, detailed statements about the plane, who it belonged to, that it was in perfect condition and details about the crew. Technical issues or weather conditions are excluded as causes for the crash.
Then, it confirms that the flight recorders were virtually undamaged and that they have not been tampered with.
The report continues with the description of the debris scattered over a vast area and from this observation is drawn the amazing conclusion that this aircraft had blown up in the air.
I apologize for the slight sarcasm, but I will have no choice but to continue to make some sarcastic remarks about this "report".
14 minutes of silence in the cockpit is absolutely impossible
It is reported that the cockpit section was probably completely broken off from the aircraft because it fell almost vertically from the point of shelling to the ground and was found at some distance from the rest of the debris.
The report indicates that the damages done by external forces were recorded almost exclusively in the front of the plane, namely the cockpit, and this led to the breakup of the aircraft.
So far so good, nothing new. Then there is a transcript of the radio communication between MH017 and air traffic control taken from the voice recorder.
At this point the expert starts to ask himself questions.
The transcript of the radio communication starts at 13:08:00 and ends at 13:22:02, a 14 minute time frame.
From my experience as an aircraft captain I cannot imagine that during 14 minutes no other dialogues or sounds were picked up in the cockpit by the voice recorder.
When the cockpit receives radio transmissions from other aircraft, those are also recorded by the device. As I said, there are no lies, but in all likelihood, not everything is being said. The published conclusion points out that:
"Crew communication gave no indication that there was anything abnormal with the flight."
Everything was normal, but the possible (and very probable) conversation in the cockpit is concealed, as well as radio transmissions from other aircrafts.
High Energy Objects -- and Other Hazy Formulations
The conclusion of this report is a prime example of a situation in which one knows something with certainty, but the facts are presented in such a way that nothing is revealed:
The damage observed in the forward section of the aircraft appears to indicate that the aircraft was penetrated by a large number of high-energy objects from outside the aircraft. It is likely that this damage resulted in a loss of structural integrity of the aircraft, leading to an in-flight break up."
Aha! says the astonished reader. We knew that already. We must take a closer look at this conclusion. In fact, it is not a conclusion.
The report speaks of possibilities and probabilities: "appears to indicate", "it is likely". But this is the less enigmatic part.
The wordings "penetrated" and especially "high-energy objects" are interesting. It remains unclear how far these "objects" entered, or even if they went through the entire cockpit and came out on the other side of it, thus completely "penetrating" the cockpit. The background picture of the cockpit section shown in this report is of lower quality and in smaller scale than the one I provided myself and published in my analysis.
Again it must be noted: The report does not lie, but the Commission shows less information than it has at its disposal.
The term "high-energy objects" is totally "original". What is this?
I myself know this term from astrophysics or quantum physics. Otherwise, I have not commonly seen it in the context of aviation or plane accidents. So how should this concept be understood? I asked English
speakers about this. They spontaneously replied bullets, projectiles from a cannon or fast moving freight trains. They also noted that this term is unusual in "normal", colloquial terms, except in astrophysics or quantum physics. This strange wording leaves everything open.
License to interpretations -- The explanation appears different
Those who want to follow the Western description can conclude that a surface-to-air missile discharges "high-energy-objects". This is precisely the interpretation that I observed in the German media today.
Our newspapers are reciting like a creed the American version of the cause of the disaster, issued immediately after the MH 017 crash, by claiming that the present report confirms that the Boeing 777 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.
That is not exactly what the report states, but it allows this interpretation – and that's probably the point of this very flexible choice of words. Everybody can interpret what they want to believe according to their own taste. Especially if they are not native English speakers who spontaneously think of bullets.
This "report" is not worth the paper it is written on.
This is not surprising, because the Kiev Maidan government had to give their OK to what could be published.
The report leaves open everything which could actually contribute to an explanation. The MH 017 could have been hit by a missile, whether surface-to-air or air-to-air. It could have been shot down by a fighter jet or, sarcastically, according to the astrophysics or quantum physics terms, by a large number of "high-energy objects" that rained down on the cockpit from the far reaches of the universe.
You can download the report in the original PDF here to make up your own mind.
Original in German.
translation: Julie Lévesque for Global Research
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