Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pepe Escobar: Whose was the missile that brought down the Malaysian plane?

As in his every other opinion piece, Escobar keeps forward some incisive comments about what might have caused the disaster involving the Malaysian plane and tries to shed light on the disinformation campaign around the tragedy.

Just like in the article by The Saker that I shared yesterday in this blog, Escobar also avoids jumping prematurely into conclusion and tries to examine the facts on ground. This one will be of special importance for those who are being constantly bombarded by the mainstream media's version of how the tragedy happened. 

After all, the world has seen more grotesque attempts at misinforming people as was the case with Saddam's WMD. I, in particular, won't be surprised if it turns out that the cornered regime in Kiev turns out to be the credible culprit behind the crash despite all the premature conclusions being circulated in mainstream media. 

(Since I have no permission to carry the whole article unlike in case of The Saker's articles, I share the link to Asia Times Online at the bottom where the article was originally published.)


It was Putin's missile!
By Pepe Escobar 

And here's the spin war verdict: the current Malaysia Airlines tragedy - the second in four months - is "terrorism" perpetrated by "pro-Russian separatists", armed by Russia, and Vladimir Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up. 
Why? Because the CIA said so. Because Hillary "We came, we saw, he died" Clinton said so. Because batshit crazy Samantha "R2P" Power said so - thundering at the UN, everything duly printed by the neo-con infested Washington Post. [1] 
Because Anglo-American corporate media - from CNN to Fox (who tried to buy Time Warner, which owns CNN) - said so. Because the President of the United States (POTUS) said so. And mostly because Kiev had vociferously said so in the first place. 
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