by Scott Creighton
As Saudi Arabia and other Arab League states are seemingly pulling out of the regime change project in Syria and the US is flying fewer and fewer “humanitarian bombing missions” in the country, I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t some kind of deal being worked out in the backrooms of the global power structure regarding the downing of Metrojet Flight 9268, Russia and their investigation.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have shifted most of their aircraft to their fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Jordan, reacting to the grisly execution of one of its pilots by the Islamic State, and in a show of solidarity with the Saudis, has also diverted combat flights to Yemen. Jets from Bahrain last struck targets in Syria in February, coalition officials said. Qatar is flying patrols over Syria, but its role has been modest.” New York Times
Canada is backing out of Obama’s “coalition of the willing” and the other NATO partners, France and Australia, seem to as well. I guess no one wants to poke a stick in the Russian bear’s eye and having their fighters flying in such close proximity to them seems like a bad idea.
Either that or they’re just not that into the Greater Kurdistan project like our oligarchs and the Israelis seem to be.
So what is really going on here?
With Russia dragging their feet on these tests and several coalition partners getting cold feet all of a sudden, is there a back-room deal being made? Is the endgame of the Grand Chessboard playing out right before our eyes while we have no idea what it is? I mean, that’s how the game is played, right?
Guess we will find out in the next two weeks.
Russia is taking a very long time to determine what exactly caused a commercial airliner to blow up at 31,000 feet. It’s pretty well understood that it wasn’t the bump it took on it’s tail section 14 years ago and it certainly wasn’t caused by some “ISIS” guy with a shoulder mounted rocket (as “ISIS” they claimed in their Tweets)
As of the moment, there have been no preliminary conclusions released by the Russian or the Egyptian investigations into the cause of the crash.
“It is premature to say anything. As you know, no official statements, even on preliminary results, have been released by the investigators,” Peskov told reporters. Sputnik International
That said, it seems Russia has made it clear that there is a deadline fast approaching.
The other day, Russia announced they took swabs from the crash site. Swabs from the luggage compartment contents, from the interior of the plane and from the exterior…. the swabs are for testing for residual trace signatures of high explosive detonations.
They said these swabs were sent back to their labs in Russia for further testing. I know there are field kits that deliver almost perfect results immediately and by sending them back, they are looking for in-lab confirmation.
Russia has now set a time-line for the disclosure of these test results. Two weeks.
The first results of forensic tests on possible traces of explosives at the A321 plane crash site could be announced soon, with a detailed report due to be released in two weeks, sources told RIA Novosti.
One of the sources was quoted as saying that finding traces of explosives is a rather difficult task.
“In the simplest case, you need three to seven days to completely explore the object,” the source said.
The other source pointed out that it will take at least two weeks to wrap up a comprehensive test related to tracking traces of explosives. Sputnik International
Notice what the other source told RIA Novosti, that the “tracking” of the trace explosives would take two weeks, implying there was indeed some form explosive trace elements found within the wreckage. Of course, we all knew that from the beginning.
The question here is, is Russia simply taking time to make sure they get this one right, or is something else at play?
As many of you know, I believe the downing of this passenger plane was an accident, or at least made to look like one.
The Israeli military drill Blue Flag was taking place about 40 miles from where this plane blew-up (that image of mine is all over the internet by the way) in mid air and as I have shown in a number of comments, the Israelis, the Polish the Greeks and the US all have mid to long range air-to-air missile systems that could have accidentally locked onto this flight and taken it out. That might help to explain why the British and the Russians cancelled all flight through that area until this past Thursday when the drills ended officially.
“Greece, Poland and the United States (all present during those drills) all have something called the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile systems on fighters. What is the range of this medium range missile?
• AIM-120A/B: 55–75 km (30–40 nmi)
• AIM-120C-5: >105 km (>57 nmi)
• AIM-120D (C-8): >180 km (>97 nmi)
Every one of those types of missiles is capable of reaching that location… just under 40 nautical miles from their drills with the last two easily able to reach the target.
And that’s just one bit of research I did on a medium range missile carried by most of the countries involved in the drills. I am sure the Israelis have medium to long range air-to-air missiles as well.
You can go back to the AIM-54 Phoenix, which had a 100 mile range, long outside of any visual range of the pilot that launches it. of course, that is also well within the range you describe.
So yes, a sidewinder could not do it, but MANY others could… and I just scratched the surface.” me, yes I know…
I believe the downing of TWA Flight 800 was an accident as was the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 over the South China Sea. And I believe this was as well.
Some here believe that the parties involved were sending a message to the Russians regarding their involvement in Syria and Ukraine. That’s a possibility but it lacks credibility in the end because they would have known they would have no control over the investigation like they did with Flight MH-17. So unless they planted a bomb on the flight like they did with Pan Am Flight 103, there would be no way for them to hide the fact that the plane was taken out by one of their missiles.
The bomb on board theory is always a possibility considering the kinds of monsters we have helping us make foreign policy here in the states and our long history of doing such things (are those two terrorists still living in Miami? Anyone know?) stands for itself… but since both the US and the Brits have rushed to announce it’s definitely a bomb while commanding their MSM to silence themselves on the possibility of a missiles strike… I have to wonder if they aren’t spinning the outcome a bit prematurely for a reason.
All that said, and of course, I don’t know for sure anything yet… follow with me for a second…
If it were an air-to-air missile strike inadvertently fired from one of those 4 nations represented during the drills, a missile off target that locked onto the next target it found… what exactly would be the best way for Russia to use that information?
What would be the upside to Russia disclosing that information to the world? Getting out the truth? What purpose does that ultimately serve?
Yeah, folks might tend to allow fewer of these military drills in their air spaces, but since this one took place in Israel and last year’s took place in Nevada, chances are good, that’s not happening.
The guilty parties would have to pay reparations and give apologies and they would be exposed as liars, but we already know that.
So what good does it do? In fact, more than likely, they wont accept responsibility and they’ll just say it’s Russian propaganda. The complicit corporate media will rally around that story and in the end, nothing more will come of it.
Kinda like if they exposed 9/11.
However… what if they are currently using their investigation and the threat of the pending release of that information as a bargaining chip?
What if the Russian’s price for silence… is Syria? Does that serve a greater good for the Russian people?
Clearly an accidental missile strike launched from Israel taking out 240 or so civilians is not going to be good for the Israeli PR machine right now. With the ongoing troubles in Jerusalem and the Palestinian body count rising, this kind of publicity would be devastating to the image of Israel and that’s too say nothing of the damage it will do to their tourism industry.
In the case of the United States, right on the heels of the Doctors Without Borders slaughter, another passenger plane being blown out of the sky certainly wont help the war of occupation effort, I don’t care how many NFL coaches are forced to wear military looking garb on the sidelines of Sunday Night Football games.
And in all honesty, it could very well have been either the Polish or Greek pilots who launched that missile, if indeed that is what happened.
Well, Russia is developing relationships with both of those countries right now. None of them want to muddy the waters with this international incident.
In short, there really isn’t a positive outcome for anyone involved if Russia decides to expose the truth of what happened to Flight 9268.
On the other hand.. if by cutting a deal they bring to an end our 5 year regime change terrorism campaign in Syria… now that would be something, wouldn’t it?
Of course the families would have to be compensated, off the books and behind closed doors, by the guilty parties. But there is no way to bring them back and I don’t really know the value of an apology from Obama or Bibi but I gather it wouldn’t be sincere or worth very much to grieving family members.
And if it ended the suffering of the Syrian people, helped end the project for a Greater Kurdistan and at the same time, helped ease the growing tensions in a volatile region before WWIII breaks out… one might actually come to the conclusion those innocent passengers’ lives weren’t lost for nothing.
Of course, I don’t know if that is what is taking shape on the Grand Chessboard. If I were Putin and someone opened up themselves to an endgame changing move like this, I might just have to consider making a deal with the devil himself if it presented an opportunity to force a resignation like this one might.
I guess we will see in the next couple of weeks.
I’m off to the hospital for some tests. You guys have a good day.