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Most recent update: Jul 24th, 2014 - 13:55:24

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 21 July 2014
Thought for the Day

When leaders run their economies into the ground they blame other people and point the population at scapegoats. And they foment war and rage so as to take people's mind off the real problems of poverty and worthless money. It helps if they have an unthinking news media who simply run with the propaganda and provide no analysis of reality for their listeners and readers to think about.

For instance if we look at today's editorial in the DomPost, under the headline 'Fanaticism to blame for plane carnage', we see the following statements:

"It is still not absolutely clear who shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. The available evidence points to pro-Russian separatists.

The fire that Putin lit and fed is now out of control."

The evidence I have read is that a plane flying at this height (30,000 ft) can not be brought down by the SAM weapons that the Ukrainian freedom fighters have found, but it could be brought down by a BUK-M1 missile system which both Russia and the new regime in Ukraine have in operational use. This system requires a special radar truck to locate and home in on the target while simultaneously linked to one or more missile firing trucks at their separate locations. Operating such a system requires specialist training, plus all the right gear.

There has never been any evidence to indicate that our Ukrainian freedom fighters have such a weapon or have had the requisite training. They are far too busy trying to protect their women and children from the bombing and shooting implemented by the American controlled stooges in Kiev to worry about such high flying aeroplanes.

But here is a credible report from Russia:

'On Thursday, when a Malaysian Airlines plane was apparently shot down over Ukraine, a Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missile battery was operational in the region, the Russian Defense Ministry said, contradicting Kiev’s statements.

The battery was deployed at a site from which it could have fired a missile at the airliner, the ministry said in a statement. It said radiation from the battery’s radar was detected by the Russian military.

“The Russian equipment detected throughout July 17 the activity of a Kupol radar, deployed as part of a Buk-M1 battery near Styla [a village some 30km south of Donetsk],” the ministry said in a statement.'

So please madam editor keep an open mind.

Perhaps the fact that the Americans admit spending $5 billion with their NGOs in Ukraine to get 'Regime Change' in Kiev might be a clue.

It is also interesting that the previous 10 international flights over Ukraine were all directed to points well South of the flight path of MH17. Who directed this? The government in Kiev, of course.

Again, our editor says:

"He (Putin) has, however, drawn back from an invasion . . .".

There has never been any evidence that Russia was considering an invasion. There had been Russian troops in exercises near the border but they were all withdrawn many weeks ago so that there could be no mistaking Russia's desire for a negotiated peace settlement.

She goes on to say:

"He is happy with his indefensible invasion of the Crimea . . .".

But there was no invasion. After the American led tumult in Kiev using Neo-Nazi thugs the people of Crimea were rightly concerned for their safety and held an internationally supervised referendum where 90% of them voted to return to Russia where they had been before the USSR (Khrushchev I believe) shifted them into Ukraine in 1954. Crimea was still a Russian speaking country. Russia then accepted the people of Crimea and the paper work was duly completed. There was no invasion.

Our editor then observes that' "A few powerful men understand it (the event) very well. But will they do anything to stop it?"

She will never understand it until she opens her mind and answers the question, "Who gains from this tragedy?"

Perhaps this headline from the Washington Post will help:

"Hunter Biden’s new job at a Ukrainian gas company is a problem for U.S. soft power"

Hunter Biden is the son of Vice President of the United States of America, Sen. Joe Biden.

The Americans are already moving in to take control over Ukraine's oil and gas!

And so, madam editor, please be a little more careful in your editorials. We would all prefer the facts and a rationally argued case for any proposals you may have.

Economies are the playthings of the rich and powerful. Unfortunately their meddling always damages the economy and impoverishes the people. The only solution is to stop using the paper money which funds these eternal wars that America promotes. The war on terrorism and continual 'regime change' promise us nothing but more death and destruction. The Americans should listen to Ron Paul, but unfortunately his message is suppressed by the rich and the powerful.


Jul 21, 2014, 14:34