The case of MH17 and the imitation of a Maidan in Georgia: the provocations of globalists | The Vineyard of the Saker

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25-06-19 10:15:00,

By Rostislav Ishchenko
Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard
Source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190621/1023981131.html

For five years in a row the International Commissions of Inquiry created in Holland has been engaged in investigating the downing of flight MH17 over the skies of Ukraine in 2014.

Every summer, on the eve of the anniversary of the tragedy, the commission lazily reports that it very strongly suspects the Donbass militiamen of (with the assistance of Russia) downing the Malaysian “Boeing”. By 2016 it was clear that even if the US would down all “Boeings” in the world and will blame Russia for it, the position of Moscow would not be shaken.

In fact, it is for this reason that a part of the American elite reoriented itself from the globalist agenda of Obama-Clinton to the nationalist agenda of Trump, having propelled the latter towards the presidency. Therefore the Dutch tried not to fuss strongly, reluctantly trudging through the “investigation” without any spark.

They obviously played for time so that it was possible to quietly bury the American provocation – “time has moved on”. Or to transfer the investigation to Malaysia, which has long been indignant with the fact that although its plane was shot down, Malaysian investigators are not allowed in the commission.

And suddenly this year the Dutch “international” investigation defined specific suspects — four people, citizens of Russia and Ukraine, who allegedly transported the Russian Buk that was used to down the plane to the DPR. They immediately started talking about preparations for trialling the “culprits”, although suspicion isn’t proof, and it is possible to suspect anyone, but the court needs facts.

Nevertheless, it is obvious that having said “A”, the commission will also say “B”, having demanded the interrogation of the suspects.

Moreover, the list of these “suspects” can be randomly expanded, up to the country’s top brass. After all, in order to transfer the Buk across the border, a whole interdepartmental operation is necessary. It is possible to take it only from a military unit. And before this – the Ministry of Defence. It has to move to the border along roads and through settlements. This means the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which such a movement has to be coordinated with.

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The Buried Maidan Massacre and Its Misrepresentation by the West

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02-05-19 10:04:00,


The new Ukrainian government is faced with reopening an inquiry into evidence of an organized mass killing in Kiev that Poroshenko stonewalled. Ivan Katchanovski investigates.

By Ivan Katchanovski
Special to Consortium News

Five years ago, the Maidan massacre in Kiev, Ukraine, of Feb. 18-20, 2014, was a watershed event, not only for the politics and history of Ukraine but also for world politics generally. This mass killing in downtown Kyiv set the stage for the violent overthrow of the pro-Russian government in Ukraine and a new Cold War between Washington and Moscow.

Therefore, it is remarkable that five years after this massacre shook the world, no one has been sentenced for any of the Maidan killings. This was the best documented case of mass killing in history, broadcast live on TV and the internet, in presence of thousands of eyewitnesses. It was filmed by hundreds of journalists from major media in the West, Ukraine, Russia, and many other countries as well as by numerous social media users.  Yet, to this day, no one has been brought to justice for this major and consequential crime.

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Police in Hrushevsky Street, Kiev, Feb. 12, 2014. (Wikimedia)

From the start, the dominant narrative promoted by the Ukrainian and Western governments and mainstream media has placed the blame for this tragedy firmly on the Yanukovych government. It contends that forces loyal to former President Victor Yanukovych— either snipers and/or the Berkut, a special anti-riot police— massacred peaceful Maidan protesters on the direct orders of Yanukovych himself. Such charges against Yanukovych, his ministers and commanders and a special Berkut unit—whose five ex-members were tried for the murder of 48 Maidan protesters on Feb. 20, 2014 — are generally taken at face value. With some limited exceptions, challenges to this narrative are treated dismissively.

For the most part, mainstream news media in the U.S. and other Western countries ignored trial evidence, public statements by officials and politicians and scholarly studies that put the standard narrative under question. This includes non-reporting about my own academic studies of the Maidan massacre.

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The Buried Maidan Massacre And Its Misrepresentation By The West

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24-04-19 07:09:00,

Authored by Ivan Katchanovski via ConsortiumNews.com,

The new Ukrainian government is faced with reopening an inquiry into evidence of an organized mass killing in Kiev that Poroshenko stonewalled…

Police in Hrushevsky Street, Kiev, Feb. 12, 2014. (Wikimedia)

Five years ago, the Maidan massacre in Kiev, Ukraine, of Feb. 18-20, 2014, was a watershed event, not only for the politics and history of Ukraine but also for world politics generally. This mass killing in downtown Kyiv set the stage for the violent overthrow of the pro-Russian government in Ukraine and a new Cold War between Washington and Moscow.

Therefore, it is remarkable that five years after this massacre shook the world, no one has been sentenced for any of the Maidan killings. This was the best documented case of mass killing in history, broadcast live on TV and the internet, in presence of thousands of eyewitnesses. It was filmed by hundreds of journalists from major media in the West, Ukraine, Russia, and many other countries as well as by numerous social media users.  Yet, to this day, no one has been brought to justice for this major and consequential crime.

From the start, the dominant narrative promoted by the Ukrainian and Western governments and mainstream media has placed the blame for this tragedy firmly on the Yanukovych government. It contends that forces loyal to former President Victor Yanukovych— either snipers and/or the Berkut, a special anti-riot police— massacred peaceful Maidan protesters on the direct orders of Yanukovych himself. Such charges against Yanukovych, his ministers and commanders and a special Berkut unit—whose five ex-members were tried for the murder of 48 Maidan protesters on Feb. 20, 2014 — are generally taken at face value. With some limited exceptions, challenges to this narrative are treated dismissively.

For the most part, mainstream news media in the U.S. and other Western countries ignored trial evidence, public statements by officials and politicians and scholarly studies that put the standard narrative under question. This includes non-reporting about my own academic studies of the Maidan massacre.

Killing Protesters and Police

My work found that this was an organized mass killing of both protesters and the police,

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From ‘Not Us’ to ‘Why Hide It’: How Maidan Denied Its Involvement in the 20 February 2014 Snipers Massacre and Then Admitted It?

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18-03-19 11:56:00,

From ‘Not Us’ to ‘Why Hide It’: How Maidan Denied Its Involvement in the 20 February 2014 Snipers Massacre and Then Admitted It?

Gordon M. HAHN

Although the Maidan regime in Ukraine continues to deny, mostly ignore, its leading members’ role in organizing and executing the 20 February 2014 snipers massacre that targeted both police and demonstrators in order to escalate the demonstrations and that indeed led to the overthrown of President Viktor Yanukovych, some of the regime’s members and supporters are beginning to speak out against the oligarchic-ultranationalist hybrid regime’s original sin. Earlier, beginning almost immediately after the coup, numerous participating snipers from the Maidan’s ultra-nationalist and neofascist wing began acknowledging their role in the massacre. Many have named present Rada Chairman Andrey Parubii as its organizer and much evidence points to him as at least one if not the lead mastermind of the slaughter (on these admissions, see: Ivan Katchanovski, “The Snipers Massacre on the Maidan in Ukraine,” Academia.edu, Paper presented at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies Seminar at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, October 1, 2014, p. 55; Ivan Katchanovski, “The ‘Snipers’ Massacre’ on the Maidan in Ukraine (Revised and Updated Version),” Academia.edu, 20 February 2015, p. 55 or Johnson’s Russia List, #33, 21 February 2015, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Most recently, Georgian snipers revealed their involvement in the massacre on order from their then-employer, former Georgian President and Odessa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili.

However, with Ukraine’s presidential campaign in high gear, with the voting to take place on March 31st, higher-level politicians who led or supported Maidan are now letting the truth slip out. On 1 February, presidential candidate Anatoliy Hrytsenko, currently in fourth place in most polls with 5-7 percent of the vote, noted: “I propose that one of the reasons that (the snipers massacre) has not been investigated to the end is that someone has feathers on their snout among those who are now in power”. Hrytsenko is a professor at the Kyiv Myhola Academy, was a pro-Maidan politician, and Ukraine’s Defense Minister after the 2004 ‘Orange revolution’ under pro-Western President Viktor Yushchenko. The expression ‘feathers on their snout’ refers is similar to the expression ‘blood on one’s hands’, implying that someone is guilty of something and those around know it but everyone pretends that it is not so.

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A Maidan Style Regime Change Operation Might Break Out in Moldova? – Global Research

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13-02-19 11:24:00,

The Russian Foreign Ministry issued an uncharacteristically detailed warning about one of the possible scenarios that might transpire in this former Soviet republic by the end of the month following its upcoming parliamentary elections on 24 February.

The Ministry’s Warning About Moldova

Moldova might very well be on the edge of experiencing its own Maidan by the end of the month, judging by an uncharacteristically detailed warning that was just issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry ahead of the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections on 24 February. As reported by TASS, Russia’s diplomats published a commentary on Tuesday in which they forewarned about the following scenario:

“Interference in the internal affairs of other countries has long become a familiar feature of Washington’s foreign policy. This is seen particularly well in Venezuela, where the United States in fact is trying to stage a government coup. Its occupation of part of Syrian territory after unsuccessful attempts to topple a legitimate government in Damascus belongs here, too. Apparently, a similar scenario is being prepared for Moldova. As soon as he took office last autumn, (US Ambassador to Moldova Derek) Hogan became deeply involved in Moldova’s internal processes.

 He’s been making public statements to support some politicians against others and issuing recommendations as to how to hold parliamentary elections. If the winner (of the upcoming elections) is disliked by Washington, the Moldovans will be threatened with the disruption of ties with the West and even a rerun of Ukraine’s Maidan scenario. It is very undesirable to see Moldova become another test site for such irresponsible experiments, which have already ruined Iraq and Libya and plunged Syria and Ukraine into the turmoil of bloody conflicts.”

It’s very possible that something of the sort is in the works when considering the contradictory interests that the US and Russia have in the former Soviet republic. Both countries are after diametrically opposing outcomes that naturally make Moldova a New Cold War fault line of outsized geostrategic importance.

Russia vs. America

Russia wants to retain Moldova’s existence as an independent state in accordance with the will of the majority of its population while carefully contributing to a peaceful resolution of the Transnistria Conflict,

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Tanks on Maidan, president’s gold bath & more outrageous Ukraine fakes by disgraced Spiegel reporter

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23-12-18 09:36:00,

One wonders just how outrageous ‘fake news’ must be in order to get busted, but Der Spiegel’s ex-star reporter Claas Relotius got away with it all while writing for several outlets – maybe because it was about places like Ukraine.

Titled ‘Bribing prohibited’ Relotius’ piece on the new Ukrainian police has all the elements of his trademark style: dramatic narrative, likeable heroes – and entirely made-up ‘facts’.

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An aerial view shows Maidan Nezalezhnosti or Independence Square crowded by supporters of EU integration during a rally in central Kiev

The ‘report’, published by the Swiss magazine Reportagen in June 2016, tells a tale of two young people – Dimitri and Valeria – who became members of the rebranded police force of post-Maidan Ukraine. Given the recent revelations over his fictional reporting, it’s now unclear whether Relotius met the duo in reality, but the story makes for a very compelling read indeed.

It states that each day before going on patrol, Dimitri and Valeria have been coming to the center of Kiev to pray near the “altar” erected in memory of those who died during the 2014 Euromaidan unrest. The two were among the protesters back then, it reveals, describing how they recall burning buildings, the “smell of corpses,” a man “with a child in his arms” shot dead beside an old well – and a ruined wall, where dozens were “slayed by snipers” and “rolled over by tanks.”

Wait, what? Given that the majority of victims in Kiev – both protesters and law enforcement officers – were killed over two days of murky clashes in February 2014, the “smell” of dead bodies appears to be a little of an exaggeration. No “old wells” could immediately be found in central Kiev, and there’s nothing to back up the story about a “man with a child” either.

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But most glaring of all, no “tanks” were ever deployed to curb the city unrest, so the “ruined wall” part was made up in its entirety.

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Fünf Jahre Maidan – Fünf Jahre Manipulation – www.NachDenkSeiten.de

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21-11-18 02:57:00,

21. November 2018 um 14:10 Uhr | Verantwortlich:

Fünf Jahre Maidan – Fünf Jahre Manipulation

Veröffentlicht in: Gedenktage/Jahrestage, Medienkritik, Militäreinsätze/Kriege, Strategien der Meinungsmache

Vor fünf Jahren begann der „Maidan-Aufstand“, der in den mutmaßlichen Putsch gegen die ukrainische Regierung mündete. Der undemokratische und mutmaßlich illegale Akt wurde von großen deutschen Medien stark gefördert. Anlässlich des Maidan-„Jubiläums“ könnten sich die medial Verantwortlichen nun eigentlich mit ihren „Erfolgen“ in der Ukraine brüsten – schließlich waren sie die „Sieger“ des Konflikts. Doch die Redakteure distanzieren sich lieber von den eigenen (Un-)Taten. Von Tobias Riegel.

Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie feiern Jubiläum – und niemand gratuliert. So geht es dieser Tage den militanten „Oppositionellen“, die 2013/2014 in der Ukraine die Regierung des Viktor Janukowitsch gestürzt haben. Der Beginn des sogenannten Maidan-Aufstands, der von zahlreichen seriösen Beobachtern aufgrund starker Indizien als mutmaßlicher Putsch eingeordnet wird, jährt sich diesen Mittwoch zum fünften Mal. Das wäre für viele deutsche Medien und Politiker eigentlich eine gute Gelegenheit, einen Sieg zu feiern: Schließlich haben zahlreiche einflussreiche Redakteure und Parlamentarier ab 2013 Seit’ an Seit’ mit der ukrainischen „Zivilgesellschaft“ für „westliche Werte“ und den Sturz des gewählten Präsidenten gekämpft. Nun könnten sie stolz Bilanz ziehen und die Früchte dieses Kampfes präsentieren. Allein: Diese Bilanz ist desaströs.

Aus diesem Grund erleben wir statt stolzer Präsentation eines „heilenden“ westlichen Einflusses in der Ukraine aktuell das Gegenteil: Das große mediale Schweigen, das sofort nach dem mutmaßlich paramilitärisch organisierten Sturz Janukowitschs eingesetzt hat, wird auch am fünften Maidan-„Jubiläum“ fortgesetzt. Der fatale und dramatische Abwärtsstrudel, der die Ukraine nach dem Umsturz erfasst hat, wird medial schon seit Jahren nicht angemessen protokolliert. Da alle großen deutschen Medien an der Kampagne für den Maidan beteiligt waren, gibt es keine starke mediale Stimme, die dieses Protokoll einfordern und die Mit-Verantwortlichkeit der Redakteure skandalisieren könnte.

Mediale Maidan-Unterstützer ducken sich heute weg

Da man das „Jubiläum“ des einst selbst als heldenhaft bezeichneten Kampfes aber nicht ganz übergehen kann, erleben wir dieser Tage ein verdruckstes mediales Wegducken vor der selbstgeschaffenen Realität in der Ukraine. Die mediale Distanzierung erfolgt in zwei Ausprägungen: Die eine beschreibt den gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Verfall der Ukraine wie ein selbstständiges Naturschauspiel, mit dem man nichts zu tun habe.

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