Official ‘Investigation’ into Downing of the Malaysian Plane Is Now Clearly a Hoax.

A Suspect in a Possible Crime Is Appointed to Co-Investigate It: Downing the MH-17. 

Is the Investigation, into the Malaysian Plane’s Downing, Itself a Criminal Operation? 

Eric Zuesse

As was pointed out by investigative journalist Donn Marten at OpEdNews on July 31st, “It is … notable that the MH17 flight recorders were spirited away last week to the UK where the … government of … David Cameron rules and will ensure that the actual content of the recordings will be cooked to a fine fricassee … by the time that they are officially released.” However, that’s not just “notable,” it is far worse. When one checks there the link that’s provided to the BBC’s July 22nd report “UK Experts to Retrieve Flight Data,” one finds the utterly shocking statement:

“British air accident investigators will retrieve data from the black boxes of crashed flight MH17, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said. This follows a request by authorities in the Netherlands, where the Malaysia Airlines plane had flown from before crashing in Ukraine last Thursday. The experts, based at Farnborough, will download data from the recorders for analysis by Dutch and Ukrainian teams.” 

This means that the Ukrainian Government, which is itself suspected of having brought the airliner down, is participating in the decoding of the information to determine who brought this plane down. Is it supposed to be acceptable legal practice, anywhere in the world, to have a major suspect in a possible criminal investigation participate in the investigation to determine whom, if anyone, to charge (i.e., whether the event wasn’t merely a tragic error on the part of whomever fired the shot or shots that brought this plane down)? Obviously, it is not. Consequently, the immediate question here is whether this “investigation” is itself a crime.

The other two Governments that will be decoding this information are Britain and Netherlands, which are likewise allied with the United States, which is the very country that installed the existing Government of Ukraine — the suspect that’s participating  in this “investigation.”

Obviously, to place the decoding of this black box into the power and authority of a prime suspect in the case, and of two of that suspect’s allies, is itself criminal — either by intent or else by negligence.

This “investigation” is, in either instance, a criminal operation, which should be thoroughly investigated in an authentic and fully legal investigation to determine who committed the misplacement of the plane-downing’s black-box investigation: to determine whether that misplacement was an appalling act of negligence, or itself an intentionally criminal act to deceive the world’s public about who downed this plane.

In any case: whatever the “findings” of the present black-box decoding turns out to be, those “findings” will be entirely non-credible, unless the Ukrainian Government, a suspect in the downing, is concluded to be wholly responsible  for the shot or shots that downed the plane. If a co-investigator, in such a case, admits to full responsibility for having committed what would then be a crime of intent, not merely a crime of negligence, then at least one can reasonably respect that sole-perpetrator’s integrity, for admitting and accepting full responsibility for it. But otherwise, any exculpation whatsoever, by the black-box team, of the Ukrainian Government in this affair, can be believed only by idiots.

Already, “First Examination of Malaysian MH-17 Cockpit Photo Shows Ukrainian Government Shot that Plane Down.” A credible pilot and investigative journalist had managed to screen-save key pictures of the crash-site before those pictures were removed from the Internet, and has now concluded definitely that the two Ukrainian Government SU-25 fighter jets that were “accompanying” the Malaysian airliner into and through the conflict zone had virtually simultaneously shot “double-barreled 30-mm gun, type GSh-302,” carrying “a 250 round magazine of anti-tank incendiary shells and splinter-explosive shells (dum-dum),” which are “designed to penetrate the solid armor of a tank.” The cockpit on one side of the plane was clearly shown in one of those photos, and it had not only entrance  bullet-holes but exit  bullet-holes, holes from firing from both sides  of the airliner, and this can only result from both  of the SU-25 jets firing into the cockpit, firing at it from both sides.

Unless that pilot’s analysis is subsequently shown to be flawed or else faked, the world now knows, as well as it ever is going to be able to (unless and until that piece of the wreckage is publicly shown from the crash-site, though even then it might by now have been tampered-with), precisely who and how downed the Malaysian airliner: this photo taken moments after the crash show it was downed by those two Ukrainian Government planes. There was no ground-based firing that brought it down, because no ground-based firing could possibly have produced the bullet-holes from both sides of that fragment  of the cockpit.

This is a war-crime, with a criminal attempt to cover it up, and with criminal participation by the Western press and others, to hide it from the public.

That’s what it is, as well as will now likely ever be able to be reconstructed of the downing of that plane, because the official “investigation” (at least of the black-box portion of it) is clearly a hoax.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010,  and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.



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  • ICFubar

    One can only hope that some other entity (Russian?) has previously downloaded the data from the “boxes” prior to the lying bastards of the west getting a hold of them. If not these warmongers will have another drum to beat in the demonization of Russia and Putin as the Wolfowitz doctrine is enacted in servitude to the west’s rich and powerful penthouse dwellers. Not that these same eastern types are any better, but only that it is always the commoner that pays the full price, both economically and physically of these battles for dominance between the rich and powerful. Anything that stops this infighting is good for the people at large.