Shelling In the Shadow of Flight 17: Ukrainian army makes further advances on Donetsk

from ITAR-TASS

The Ukrainian army started an offensive early on Tuesday from the settlements of Rubezhnoye, Sirotino and the Luhansk highway.

The Ukrainian troops have made further advances on east Ukraine’s Donetsk, self-defense fighters said on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian army started an offensive early on Tuesday from the settlements of Rubezhnoye, Sirotino and the Luhansk highway, the militia said.

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Vice-Premier of the Donetsk People’s Republic Writes About the “plane plot”

from ITAR-TASS

The government of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic will guarantee security to international experts who will work at the Boeing 777 crash site.

The Kiev authorities are stubborn in their desire to shift the blame for the Malaysian Boeing’s crash to the self-defense forces without having any proof except for cheap fakes, Andrei Purgin, the vice-premier of the Donetsk People’s Republic, wrote on the official website of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

“It has already become absolutely clear that the tragedy that claimed the lives of 300 people is the result of an inhumane plot, which could have been masterminded by various authors: the official authorities in Kiev; Ukraine’s hawkish generals or the leaders of the National Guard or the Right Sector movement which are acting at their own discretion. All of them have stained their hands with blood up to their elbows – the blood of civilians from Mariupol, Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Snezhnyi and Donetsk,” Andrei Purgin stressed.

“The purpose of their plane plot is to convince the global community that the people of Donbas are criminals who do not deserve any indulgences; to get a carte blanche to free use of the ‘scorched earth’ tactics in the Donbas region; make international public turn a blind eye on mass extermination of people who are fighting for their freedom against forces that are personifying Nazism of the 21st century,” the vice-premier of the Donetsk People’s Republic said.

“There can be no other explanation for Kiev’s unwillingness to conclude at least temporary ceasefire to ensure full-fledged investigation into the air crash in which the citizens of third countries died,” Purgin went on to say.

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Israel Fires “warning shots” Into al Jazeera Office in Gaza

Confirmed by al Jazeera

from al Akhbar English

Israeli forces on Tuesday fired “warning shots” at a building housing the offices of Al Jazeera and the Associated Press, one day after Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed to shut down the Qatari-based channel.

“Two warning shots straight into al jazeera office in #gaza.. We are evacuating,” Al Jazeera journalist Stefanie Dekker tweeted Tuesday.

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Operation Protective Edge: IMEMC Lists 545 Palestinians Killed So Far by IDF (VOG lists 124 Children)

“Among those killed, at least 156 were aged 18 or younger ”

The IMEMC (International Middle East Media Center) has compiled a list of the names of the Palestinians killed so far by Israel’s IDF during Operation Protective Edge. You will recall I linked to a U.N. report from Friday which showed that 77% of the fatalities in Gaza were civilians. That number was based on a death toll at the time which stood at 114. It would appear, looking at the names of the fallen since then that the 77% number, though exceedingly high for collateral damage in a war-zone, is low.

It is also important to remember that according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, prior to Israel launching Operation Protective Edge, in 2014 the conflict between Israel and Palestine had produced 4 Israeli victims compared to 50 Palestinians and that the 4 Israel victims include the 3 young university students who were probably killed by someone other than Hamas.

18 members of the al-Batsh family were killed in Khan Younis. The entire al-Hajj family was exterminated in the same city on Thursday.

Listed below are the names of the fallen as compiled by the IMEMC.

Previously I have been reporting the lists of names as compiled by Victims of Gaza. They list 609 victims thus far 156 children).

IDENTIFIED by IMEMC: (115) are 16 or younger in red ; (56) are 50 or older in blue

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prison (HBO)

Flight MH17 UPDATES

by Scott Creighton

Some new developments out of Ukraine regarding the supposed downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. My car is down for the count again today so I have to spend the rest of the day assessing the damage (blown seals leaking water into engine possibly… :(  oh well, it was a noble effort)

Departure of Train With MH17 Crash Bodies to Kharkiv Delayed – OSCE    (someone blew up the tracks so the bodies can’t be taken to study) “The departure of a Kharkiv-bound train carrying bodies of victims of last week’s Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine was delayed Monday because of a damaged railway, an OSCE official in Ukraine said.”

Holland, Russia Agree Investigation Into Boeing Crash Should Be Led by ICAO – Reports

Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash – Moscow

 

Flight MH17: More Disinfo from Di$info Jone$ and his Lackey, Paul Joseph Watson

by Scott Creighton

The point of disinformation campaigns being run in the alternative media via Cass Sunstein tactics is to gradually bring folks back into the “official story” fold. To that end, over at Di$info Jone$’ site, his lackey, Paul Joseph Watson (London of course) has crafted a nifty little piece of sensationalist disinformation based entirely on more “unnamed sources” (secondary to him) designed to keep alive the official narrative that a plane was shot down by someone over eastern Ukraine.

For a number of reasons it’s very important that folks like us debate whether or not Flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian separatists or the fascist Keiv government rather than looking at an alternative possibility which is gaining more and more attention… that it was staged by an oligarch’s employees potentially using parts of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.

There are a lot of strange coincidences surrounding this downing from the timing, to the location of the heavy pieces of the plane (right next to the road), to the lack of major sections of the fuselage, to the bevy of miner witnesses all paid on their days off to help crush the separatist movement, to the flight being so far off course, to authorities seizing the air traffic control records immediately with “foreign” assets along for the ride, the condition of the bodies, the black boxes now “missing”, the bodies now “missing”, Russia contaminating the crash site, videos of the explosion that don’t jive with those paid “eyewitness reports”, a report that the flight had been listed as cancelled before it took off …

Lots of reasons to wonder about what really happened over in that little mining village where Ukraine’s richest billionaire wants to put an end to the secessionist movement.

With all this floating around suddenly we have Di$info Jone$ over Pri$on Planet offering up this attention grabbing headline:

Whistleblower: U.S. Satellite Images Show Ukrainian Troops Shooting Down MH17

That would be great wouldn’t it? End of story. Break out the picture. There is the BUK rocket chasing and slamming into Flight MH17. Bottle it up. Done deal. Stop trying to regime change Russia and kill off the BRICS.

However, that’s not really what the super secret unnamed “whistle-blower” said. Not even close.

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