Ukraine Media Narratives “Diametrically Opposed.”

Posted on September 4, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

MH17A large percentage of independent news groups/journalists continue being astonished by the unprecedented separation between Ukraine narratives. It seems to many people that the reporting on Ukraine by corporate mainstream media (MSM) and the alternative/internet news may as well be coming from different solar systems, as far apart are their descriptions of events. One of the commentators on this “Crosstalk”  describes the “diametrically opposed narratives” phenomenon, another as “beyond Orwellian”.

While Ukrainians stood in large numbers protesting in Kiev from November 2013 to February 2014 before President Viktor Yanukovych became ousted following a bloody coup, over 100 civilian protesters and police were shot down in sniper attacks. The protests in Ukraine received huge coverage on Western corporate news programs. During that time, similarly sized anti-austerity protests in Spain, Greece, and Italy received little or no Western media coverage.

U.S. Senator John McCain didn’t show up in Spain, Greece, or Italy to deliver any motivational speeches, and Victoria Nuland was nowhere to be found with bags of cookies and coffee for the men and women also seeking change – or to express her “solidarity”.

The MSM were reporting a Russian convey of trucks filled with humanitarian assistance for Eastern Ukrainians as a “Trojan horse”; some news groups calling the convoy an “invasion” of some sort. It’s interesting to count heads and see who has expressed any concern for displaced Ukrainians who’ve lost their homes, or are finding it difficult to get food, water, electricity and heating gas because infrastructure has become destroyed – while winter’s cold temperatures are certainly around the corner.

One of the commentators finds it “extraordinary” that U.S. and European media have embraced government propaganda with its “insidious effect” of becoming personalized in the minds of its recipients; influencing their perceptions of all later reporting. The “peak” of propaganda is seen with MH17, when pro-federalist Ukrainians in the East and Russia were nearly immediately blamed for the July shoot-down and 298 fatalities. The blame was intensely reported/repeated with no concrete evidence whatsoever.

The nations involved in investigating MH17 have signed a “non-disclosure” agreement, so if one decides any information about the investigation must not be made known to the public, that information will not be heard in any official announcements. The “Maidan Massacre” was never the subject of MSM reports, nor was the “Odessa Massacre”. The press no longer carries out independent investigations on events, and, in most instances, journalists/editors who question the “official story” become the victims of character assassination.

During the program Mr. Clark notes that, by only suggesting the possibility of Ukraine’s government in Kiev being involved in the destruction of MH17 in the days after, he became the target of attacks. This while never saying Ukraine was responsible for the downing. One of the other guests compares the recent media blitz of “Russian invasion” to 2003’s Bush/Blair accusations on Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction”.

What exactly are the world’s leaders focusing on; what are their top priorities?

Which world leaders are calling for urgent humanitarian efforts and aid to help desperate families in Ukraine, Gaza, Iraq, Syria, and other nations –  after wars unleashed on their homelands have destroyed so much? 

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(RT – YouTube)

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Malaysian Newspaper Charges Ukraine Shot Down MH17.

Posted on August 17, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

ocean44Many around the world are making an effort to try to find the truth about what happened to Malaysian Flight MH17 which crashed in Eastern Ukraine last month. Malaysian newspaper The New Strait Times has recently published an article asserting Ukraine’s government was responsible. Close to 300 passengers perished. Those who’ve followed developments on the tragedy across the internet are aware that many articles have been published which contradict the narrative that pro-Russian Eastern Ukraine separatists or Russia shot the airliner down.

What, if any, relation the announcement by BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) of a new development bank to compete against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund has to the downing of MH17 – two days after that major announcement – is unknown.

While there seemed to be a rush to point the finger of blame at Eastern Ukraine separatists and/or Russia, in a previous reposted article retired U.S. military/intelligence men and women wrote an open letter to President Obama suggesting releasing to the public any evidence supporting administration claims of Russian involvement. MH17 is a very controversial issue which is being debated almost everywhere in the corporate media and alternative media over the internet. Thus far, few if any western mainstream media groups have commented on reports that contradict the U.S. government narrative pointing toward Russian accountability.

Frankly, an event the size of MH17, which could result in war on a level no man or woman wants to imagine, is of such high importance that how it’s been dealt with in corporate media and the halls of governments is extremely disturbing. Although the number of people killed was one tenth the number killed on September 11, 2001, the event was on the same scale of possible negative consequences and huge questions about criminal responsibility. MH17 and September 11 are alike in that all legitimate theories of what happened are not being presented to the public, as seen with government/media absence of response to possible scenarios and reasonable questions.

When a respected newspaper from Malaysia publishes an article pointing toward Ukraine’s government, and there’s no mention or analysis coming from U.S. politicians in Washington, European governments, Ukraine’s government or Western media, one is simply left with the strong feeling that something is wrong with this whole scenario. This situation is not being handled in the way it requires – with coördinated law enforcement efforts taken by the world’s best investigators.

Former U.S. Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has said on air the “U.S. is likely hiding truth” about MH17. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, his son and potential Republican nominee for president in 2016, has thus far not made any comment about his father’s MH17 assertions. Here again, one is left with no clear explanation for such an odd situation, where a father and former high level U.S. politician makes extremely controversial remarks and his high level U.S. politician son is silent.

With regard to MH17, what is so distressing and highly disappointing is the feeling that something not being right and very odd is felt by many people who have the power to get this extremely important issue on the correct path. Some party was behind the downing of MH17, people are acting very strangely over the shoot down and – because of the public’s confusion and failures of governments and media to deal with the event in ways which match its tremendous importance – it is urgent that capable people step forward and get the MH17 investigation straightened out as quickly as possible.

Information about MH17 and the Malaysian newspaper publishing the article claiming Ukraine’s government was behind the downing was found while viewing a weekly program by investigative journalists Kevin Barrett and James Fetzer. Both men are long-time writers on their personal sites along with other media outlets, and both men are former university professors. Kevin Barrett and James Fetzer have been guests on numerous talk radio and television programs over many years, often seen on Press TV and RT, while hosting their own radio talk shows dealing with a variety of “controversial” topics.

The following video is their program from August 14, 2014. They changed the name of their show recently from “Dynamic Duo” to “False Flag Weekly News”, covering current events in ways that may seem difficult for people who rarely hear or read alternative viewpoints.

Besides the MH17 Malaysian newspaper article, in this episode Mr. Barrett and Mr. Fetzer touch on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control patent on an Ebola virus, Russian health officials’ concerns Ebola may be a type of biological weapon, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Fukushima radiation and other topics.

Worth noting is that $1,000 debate challenges from both Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and Mr. Barrett on the official 9/11 Report and/or questionable collapse of Building 7 have resulted in zero debates – no credentialed man or woman academic, professional, or expert has stepped forward to argue in favor of the government’s version of events.

Unfortunately, since 2011 and the disaster at Fukushima, it looks that full-blown “China Syndrome” is occurring, the Pacific Ocean and all life in it has been perhaps irreparably harmed by massive dosing of radiation, and could be an “extinction level event“.

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The topics covered are not easy to deal with and, for what it’s worth, it would be a better world if certain anxiety-producing situations didn’t exist. But certain situations do exist, it is important that citizens are aware of them, and for that reason the following video made by Mr. Barrett and Mr. Fetzer is made available. Comments are encouraged on these important and provocative issues.

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(Thank you to noliesradio at YouTube)