Friday, July 18, 2014


Though off-topic for this blog, the downing of a Malaysian Airlines 777 flight with nearly 300 killed over eastern Ukraine is another shocking event in that theatre, and has enormous import for relations between Russia and the West. The US Media is pointing at Putin, but there are expert analysts out there who are drawing on intelligence sources and European and British reporting to present a more complex picture hardly favorable to the US and NATO.

Here are a few linked headlines from Land Destroyer Report, with intro paragraphs. Do follow up and explore the complete articles if you have any interest in this crisis.

Kiev Losing, Sanctions Flopped, Airliner Down, War Back On?  - July 18, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - With Kiev's forces being encircled and decimated in eastern Ukraine, western Ukrainians in Kiev protesting the war, and US sanctions receiving global ridicule as feckless - the downing of a Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner with over 280 on board in eastern Ukraine - allegedly shot down over a conflict zone - will undoubtedly be exploited by NATO to vilify Kiev's opponents, particularly fighters in the east and Russia who NATO accuses of "destabilizing eastern Ukraine." ...

Flight MH17 Down Over Ukraine - Flying over warzone Ukraine, the probable & convenient happens.  July 18, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - At no juncture during the Ukrainian crisis could the downing of Malaysian Boeing 777 flight MH17 have been more convenient for NATO and its proxy regime in Kiev. Kiev's forces were being picked apart in eastern Ukraine with several units encircled and destroyed. In the west of the country, dissent was growing by Ukrainians unwilling to march off to fight in the east. NATO's attempts to bait Russia into moving into Ukrainian territory and shift global opinion against Moscow had repeatedly failed. The final card to be played by the US was another round of sanctions that almost immediately was ridiculed as ineffective and impotent... 

NATO Hopes for Russian Invasion of Ukraine - July 15, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - In the minds of many following along with the Western narrative regarding the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the Russians have already "invaded." Despite paradoxical claims of nuclear-armed Russia "invading" eastern Ukraine but with Kiev's battered, disorganized troops in mismatching uniforms and without daily rations overwhelming these forces, many have chosen to believe that indeed Kiev's inability to assert control in Ukraine's easternmost provinces is solely because of Russian "intervention." [...] Even with the West claiming Russia has already "invaded" Ukraine, at each juncture of the ongoing conflict, an "impending Russian invasion of Ukraine" is held up to once again terrify and incense Western audiences - as if "another invasion" is about to take place - a "re-invasion" perhaps.