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Russia’s top 10 lies about downed Malaysia airliner

July 21, 2014

http://www.examiner.com/list/russia-s-top-10-lies-about-downed-malaysia-airliner

The tragic downing of a Malaysian passenger plane sent Putin’s elaborate propaganda machine into overdrive, ultimately causing it to unravel. The evidence points overwhelmingly at the terrorists, whose leaders are Russian citizens, current and former members of the Russian armed forces and FSB.

In the past, their presence on the frontlines alongside the terrorists in Ukraine provided valuable advantage to the Russian media outlets. They were typically the first on the scene, filming the footage that would be shown on Russian television in short order. This powerful sword of immediate access to live events finally cut the other way on July 17, 2014. Russian media and the terrorists themselves were caught red-handed in making numerous misrepresentations and outright fabrications, intended to override their own previous admissions.

Here is a collection of the most outrageous lies with respect to the shooting down of the Malaysia airliner.

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The Malaysian airliner was shot down at approximately 17:30 (Moscow time). The wave of coverage commenced with the posting on the social media page of a Russian terrorist Girkin (also known under his pseudonym “Strelkov”) at 17:50.  Russia’s mainstream media routinely uses postings on this page as the primary source for their news stories. In his commentary, Girkin boasted that the terrorists managed to shoot down another Ukrainian plane, specifically mentioning what he believed at the time to be a Ukrainian AN-26 airplane, shot down in the area of Torez.

Girkin postured, writing: “We warned you – don’t fly in our skies” and followed up his comment with two videos,depicting the aftermath of the crash. A similar message was posted by one of Girkin’s cohorts, Pavel Gubarev (also known as the Neo-Nazi Santa Claus). After their closer inspection revealed that the terrorists had, in fact, shot down a civilian airliner, Girkin attempted to debunk his own earlier assertion with a bogus message allegedly broadcast by Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko. In a garbled pidgin-Ukrainian (obviously written by someone who doesn’t speak the language), with numerous misspellings, President Poroshenko allegedly admitted that Ukrainian military shot down “the terrorist plane.” This desperate attempt at subterfuge would fail to impress even the most gullible readers.

Continued at http://www.examiner.com/list/russia-s-top-10-lies-about-downed-malaysia-airliner

Russia Losing Information War

July 20, 2014

Russia, the master country of Information War, is rapidly losing that same Information War in Ukraine.  Circumstances are beyond its control, detracting events are beyond their control, and everything Russia is attempting to do is backfiring against them.  “Putin’s Missile” has put a damper on hopes for a Russian victory.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, immediately after the shoot down was discovered to be Malaysian Airline flight MH17, blamed the Ukrainian government.  The Russian government is conducting a coverup by removing all evidence, including the black boxes.  The missile launchers with missiles were seen inbound FROM Russia into Ukraine, then empty launchers were seen outbound FROM rebel held territory into Russia.  Transcripts and social media reveals terrorists talking with Russian officials about shooting down what they thought was an Ukrainian AN-26, which turned out to be Malaysian Airline flight MH17.  Transcripts, pictures and analysis by Western experts has been systematically attacked by Russians as manufactured.

Russians question the flight path and a myriad of other distractions, with their “Malaysia MH17 crash: 10 questions Russia wants Ukraine to answer“.  While not denying that Russia is guilty in supporting the terrorists, they are attempting to blame Malaysian authorities for the flight path, the US for not declaring that area closed to overflight…  everything but accepting blame where most of the rest of the world believes it belongs.

Historically there have been Soviet/Russian, Ukrainian and US mistakes, each of these case files only reinforce that mistakes can be made.

Pro-Russian separatists are now conducting a coverup at the crash site, according to most reports.  Reportedly the FSB is removing missile remnants from the bodies of the victims and probably from parts of the plane itself – supposedly to coverup any evidence of Russian involvement.  Reportedly the black boxes are now in pro-Russian hands, conflicting reports have the black boxes on their way to Russia or to the convening authority, which is Ukraine.  The rebels are not equipped, not trained and it looks like a coverup.

Now, on Friday 18 July 2014, RT reporter Sara Firth resigned over RT covering up the truth, after working there for five years.  The Russian information warfare apparatus is hard at work protecting Putin and Russia, for all intents and purposes.

Now the new UK Defence Chief is telling Putin to quit Ukraine.  Australian PM Tony Abbott called Russian acts “unacceptable” and are supported by the evidence.  World leaders from around the world are calling for Putin to back off, stand down and cooperate with the investigation, fully.

I chose to stop here.  The vast majority of evidence points to Russia, almost everything else looks to be manufactured, fabricated or invented.  The vast majority of the world’s governments point at Russia as being responsible, complicit and just plain guilty.  Hundreds, if not thousands, of articles have been written and published accusing Russia of supplying the equipment and training to the rebels conducting terrorist actions inside Ukraine.

What I believe to be the truth is that Russia supplied SA-11 missiles to the Russian soldiers now operating inside rebel-held territory and sought to suppress Ukrainian air superiority.  A number of Ukrainian AN-26 aircraft were shot down and the rebels saw another juicy target and shot it down, not knowing it was Malaysian flight MH-17.  Rather than confess their mistake, the Russians sought to coverup their mistake by controlling the scene on the ground, removing evidence and denying the truth.  Eventually, and hopefully soon, Russia will confess their mistake(s) and fully comply with the investigating authorities.

Here is a very good timeline on the movement of the SA-11 system into and then out of Ukraine by the Russians.  http://nypost.com/2014/07/20/how-the-russians-led-the-missile-strike-that-downed-flight-mh17/

Rev. Marvin L. Harding Passed Away This Evening.

July 18, 2014

Harding SelfieMy father passed away this evening, 18 July 2014. Rev. Marvin L. Harding passed at 9:15 this evening, surrounded by family and friends.

Father, husband, pastor, friend, veteran and a member of the greatest generation. I knew him as “father”, but all my friends called him “PH”, for “Pastor Harding”. The memories. Oh, the memories he was a part of, that he created, that he fostered. No matter where I went, around the world, I met people he knew, that he touched, that he helped. No matter where I went in Reading, PA, people always knew him, respected him and always had an exceedingly kind word for him.

My father had a work ethic second to none. When we did yard work together, he humbled me. When he worked on the church that he helped build, he left me exhausted. His patience, his perserverance, his love, his sacrifice, his knowledge, his calm… now are an inspiration to me and for me, always.

His last words to me were too powerful for words, they were unspoken, I knew what he meant, I know what he said. Until we meet again, Father. I will always love you.

RT accuses US of kidnapping, when Russian MP’s Son is Arrested

July 8, 2014

Roman Seleznev aka “nCux” and “Bulba”

According to RT, here, when Roman Seleznyov was detained in the Maldives and flown to Guam, he was being “kidnapped” by US authorities.

Let’s see if I have this right, RT.  By your own admission, Roman Seleznyov was arrested in Guam on charges of “identity theft, bank fraud, illegally accessing information on protected computers and trafficking in unauthorized access devices” and somehow you claim he was kidnapped?

But, since Roman is the son of a Russian Member of Parliament, Valery Seleznyov, and relations between the US and Russia are at the most rock bottom point since the Cold War, Mr. Seleznyov, with RT’s assistance, of course, can accuse the US Department of Justice and US Secret Service of kidnapping.

For all I know they may be demanding a ransom tomorrow. Or try to exchange him for [NSA whistleblower Edward] Snowden or somebody. One can only wonder.

- Valery Seleznyov

My goodness. Using that logic Mr. Seleznyov might accuse the CIA of trying to recruit his son as a spy.  Anything is possible in RT’s stories.

Strangely, the Spanish language version of RT does not include the Snowden linkage, here.

The US Secret Service confirmed the arrest here.  The charges they cite are:

five counts of bank fraud, eight counts of intentionally causing damage to a protected computer, eight counts of obtaining information from a protected computer, one count of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices, two counts of  trafficking unauthorized access devices, and five counts of aggravated identity theft

According to Brian Krebs, on “Krebs on Security”, here,

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday announced the arrest of a Russian hacker accused of running a network of online crime shops that sold credit and debit card data stolen in breaches at restaurants and retailers throughout the United States.

The government alleges that the hacker known in the underground as “nCux” and “Bulba” was Roman Seleznev, a 30-year-old Russian citizen who was recently arrested by the U.S. Secret Service.

Krebs goes on to detail the many nefarious crimes allegedly committed by Roman Seleznyov.

Compounding the bizarre nature of this, the MP goes on to deny his son has been arrested, when talking with InterFax, here.  He later admits the US Secret Service arrested his son, here.

I can’t get confirmation, but I believe, from the RT picture, the Secret Service acted under the authority of Interpol.

The internet, especially Facebook, is afire, saying the US Secret Service has no jurisdictional authority in either Guam or Maldives.  That alone is interesting, but I think it’s a righteous bust.

Bottom line, another bad guy, probably being protected by the Russian administration because of his MP father, is off the streets and the Russians are crying foul.  Pshaw, I say, pshaw.

Update:  I’ve never had this many comments in support of an accused hacker, a Russian and hits from the Maldives (oh, and Russia).  It’s interesting the facts that have been presented, the hatred and the lack of references or citation.  If the President of the Maldives has made a statement, why not include a URL?   

Speaking of Russia, perhaps Roman Seleznyov’s extradition was about as legal as the Russian annexation of Crimea. In other words, not.

Funeral services for Dan Kuehl

June 30, 2014

Funeral services for Dan Kuehl will be held at 11:00 am this Thursday (7/3/14) at Dusckas Funeral Home – East Side, 2607 Buffalo Road Erie, PA 16510 (814) 899-7656

Dan Kuehl has passed

June 28, 2014

“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I’ve chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.

“Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God
-John Gillespie Magee-

Daniel Timothy Kuehl
July 27,1949-June 28,2014

My father died this morning surrounded by people he loved.
Thank you so much for your caring, compassion,and endless prayers.
He is finally free and flying.

Putin Khuilo!

June 20, 2014

President Vladimir Putin has gained a new nickname in Ukraine.  Putin Khuilo!

Apparently Putin’s macho appearance is of such renown, that Ukrainians have used this inglorious term to describe Putin.  I guess all those pictures with Putin bare-chested, on horseback and hunting are paying off.

Putin Khuilo!

Putin Khuilo!

Putin Khuilo!

The term got a recent boost from the Ukraine’s acting foreign minister, career diplomat Andriy Deshchytsya, when he used the term and it was recorded on camera.

There is also an associated song entitled “Putin Khuilo!”, sung by Ukrainians all over Ukraine and in pockets of Ukrainian diaspora world-wide.

 

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