by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: The new sanctions that everyone is saying will kick off WWIII? It’s 11 people. Obama has sanctioned 11 people. Russian officials laugh out loud.
Russia’s deputy prime minister laughed off President Obama’s sanction against him today asking “Comrade @BarackObama” if “some prankster” came up with the list.
The Obama administration hit 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials with sanctions today as punishment for Russia’s support of Crimea’s referendum. Among them: aides to President Vladimir Putin, a top government official, senior lawmakers, Crimean officials, the ousted president of Ukraine, and a Ukrainian politician and businessman allegedly tied to violence against protesters in Kiev.
UPDATE: It’s sickening. CNN is now resorting to the “the plane was hiding under/over/behind/beside another plane” theory. I mentioned that crackpot shit in this article when it first came out this morning. Now the Jake Tapper show is doing an entire segment on it. They actually had a graphic of Flight 777 flying in the wake of another jumbo jet about 100 behind it. They weren’t even one plane length behind the other jet. It’s that ridiculous.
UPDATE: As I was writing this, the Obama administration announced sanctions against Russian OFFICIALS… but not PUTIN himself or his business interests. Not Gasprom, not the LNG pipelines supplying Europe… not big business working in Russia… not McDonalds selling tons of burgers to Russian kids… not the GAP selling jeans in Russia… just a few Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs…
“The administration officials said Putin wasn’t sanctioned despite his support of the Crimean referendum because the U.S. doesn’t usually begin with heads of state.”
So much for WWIII, huh? Didn’t even sanction Putin himself. Now, can we please get back to trying to deny them their next Pearl Harbor type event? Please? That would be nice.
“We don’t know when the Acars system was switched off,” Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, the chief executive of Malaysia Airlines
What happened in the Ukraine was a travesty. It was a 5 billion dollar regime change operation (look it up) that had to take shape on short notice because the elected officials rejected the IMF’s loans and the austerity adjustments that go along with them and accepted a no-strings-attached counter-offer from a BRICS nation. This is EXACTLY what happened in Egypt when the Obama administration removed their elected government from office when they refused an IMF “loan” and set out to create what Morsi called the “E-BRICS” organization (you don’t believe me, look it up). If put to a vote, a real vote (Crimea used a paper ballot system and international observers report it was fair and open. Immediately after our bloody neo-Nazi coup in the Ukraine, the FIRST thing Team ObamaGod decided to do after re-writing the constitution and signing up for that IMF “loan” was reform the election system meaning electronic voting machines… look it up) the people of the Ukraine would also vote to stay out of the E.U. which is why our regime change backers in the country refused to let it go to a referendum. Instead they chose fire bombs, clubs and snipers to affect their “CHANGE”
As bad as that is, what’s happening in Malaysia is much, much worse. And for the most part, the alternative news community on the web is COMPLETELY ignoring it.
Take a look at Di$info Jone$’ 19 minute video titled “Alex Jones on Possible Hijacking of Malaysian Airliner“
He spends about 30 seconds backing up the mythology that the plane was hijacked and then the remainder of the time he spends fear-mongering over Russia and the U.S. going to war over Crimea.
Does no one remember his famous New Year’s Eve Russia coming over the North Pole broadcast? That was Putin as well, by the way. I guess his ignorant fan base isn’t old enough.
Throughout his most recent WWIII fear-mongering for profit rant, Di$info Jone$ simply accepts the CNN/Fox News/MSNBC/ U.S. intelligence agency’s story that Flight 370 has been hijacked and that it apparently flew for an additional 6 hours or so undetected by any radar system completely thwarting the laws of physics. Having supported that bit of critical mythology, Mr. Jone$ then rants about how Flight 370 is a ‘distraction” from the real story… WWIII.
Not surprisingly, Di$info Jone$ is merely parroting Israeli propaganda on the subject of Flight 370. I pointed out the other day that they were doing so very early on, passing on the disinformation that Flight 370 had been hijacked and was probably (according to Mike Adams and Prison Planet) sitting on a tarmac somewhere in Iran.