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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Previous articles discussed the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in Ukrainian airspace.

The incident was orchestrated by the Obama regime, carried out by Nazi-infested putschists it installed in Kiev, a scheme to demonize Russia and Donbass freedom fighters for something they had nothing to do with.

Downing a commercial airliner clearly benefitted Washington, Kiev and their rogue allies – still falsely blaming Russia nearly four years later, one of many examples of imperial viciousness.

The Big Lie persists, highlighted by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, saying:

“The United States has complete confidence in the findings of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as presented today by the Dutch Public Prosecutor: the missile launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 originated from the 53rd Anti-aircraft Brigade of the Russian Federation, stationed in Kursk,” adding:

“…MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK surface-to-air missile fired from territory in eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia and Russia-led forces…It is time for Russia to…account for its role in the shoot down.”

The above remarks are disgraceful bald-faced lies. Nauert knows it or should. She’s paid to lie for the Trump regime, truth-telling banished from her remarks on sensitive issues.

She and other US officials ignore the Obama regime’s 2014 coup, replacing democracy in Ukraine with fascist dictatorship.

Its regime is waging war on its own people, fully supported by Washington, supplying Kiev with heavy weapons, training and directing its military in tactics used against Donbass freedom fighters opposed to fascist rule.

No “Russian aggression” exists in Ukraine – not now or earlier. The fabricated accusation persists. Turning truth on its head, Nauert falsely said “Russia’s aggression in Ukraine since 2014 has led to more than 10,300 conflict-related deaths…”

Washington and Kiev bear full responsibility for what continues to go on. Years of good faith Russian conflict resolution efforts failed because the Obama and Trump regimes want war, not peace and stability.

Media scoundrels consistently misreport on geopolitical issues, supporting US imperial lawlessness, its permanent war agenda, its high crimes too egregious to ignore.

Here’s a sampling of disgraceful headlines, all sounding alike, reciting the same script, showing where they stand on the downing of MH17:

NYT: “Russia ‘Accountable’ for Downed Airliner, Australia and Netherlands Say” 

They lied. The Times and other media scoundrels failed to challenge them, banishing truth-telling on the incident since it occurred in July 2014.

Washington Post: “Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17”

AP News: “Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17”

Reuters: “Netherlands, Australia hold Russia responsible in MH17 downing”

Fox News: “Russian military missile downed MH17 passenger jet in 2014, investigators say”

CNN: “Missile that downed MH17 ‘owned by Russian brigade’ “

BBC: “MH17: Russia ‘liable’ for downing airliner over Ukraine”

London Guardian: “MH17 downed by Russian military missile system, say investigators”

Numerous other Western and other major media headlines falsely reported the same way.

Three articles I wrote this week on the JIT report headlined the following:

MH17 Downing Big Lie Resurfaces

Russia Had Nothing to Do with Downing MH17 – and the one above headlining this article.

Media scoundrels reported nothing like the above, nothing remotely similar to my explanation of the MH17 incident. 

It was staged by Washington and Kiev to falsely blame Russia for what it had nothing to do with, no possible reason for wanting a commercial airliner downed anywhere – benefitting Russophobes alone.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.