MH17 Mass-Murder Still Unsolved.

Posted on September 23, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

aaa-20Some people in Germany certainly haven’t forgotten MH17, because they’re taking the Ukrainian government in the capitol of Kiev to court for manslaughter. For a number of reasons, MH17 remains very disturbing for many people around the world. Among those concerned about the failure to arrest those behind the shooting down of MH17 is Tariq Ali, who devoted 30-minutes to the subject recently on his TeleSUR TV program, “The World Today With Tariq Ali”.

The title of that episode is “Propaganda Wars” and Mr. Ali performs an excellent job of pointing out the facts surrounding the downed airliner, particularly regarding how Western governments and media have “spun” the story. The biggest, most perplexing developments which occurred after the Malaysian airliner was shot out of the sky in July would be headed up by the quick rush to point the finger of blame toward Eastern Ukraine pro-federalists and/or Russia for the downing. The Obama administration, European Union government officials, and US and European media outlets quickly were shouting out “Separatists, Russians, Putin!” but, when those who were doing the shouting became asked to give evidence backing up the claims behind their shouts, the accusers were unable to provide any.

Now, the number of published front-page newspaper articles, television news programs, government announcements, and statements made by guests on television talk shows suggesting – even claiming there was “no doubt” Eastern Ukrainian separatists or Russia used surface-to-air missiles to shoot down the airliner – wasn’t small. One could describe the amount of “Russia did it!” reporting in the first days after the jet crashed in Ukraine, killing all 298 passenger and crew on board, as a “tidal wave”.

What is worthy of consideration is that, in that tidal wave of “Russia did it!” reporting, there were virtually no suggestions of the possibility that the new Ukraine government may have been behind the shooting down of MH17. Then, the media basically ignored – almost to the point where reasonable persons could think intentionally – the gathering, growing number of questions and facts coming from various sources including the Russian and other governments, independent experts and investigative journalists, and what seemed like every non-western media outlet and citizen/independent journalist on the world’s internet.

Russia’s investigation resulted in an over hour-long presentation by officials of their military where radar showed two Ukrainian fighter jets in close proximity to MH17 shortly before it crashed, suggesting the possibility that those Ukrainian jets may have shot down the airliner with air-to-air missiles or large-caliber bullets fired from the jets. Western governments, in particular the US’ Obama administration, along with Western media – both of whom almost immediately after the Malaysian airliner crashed in Eastern Ukraine pointed their collective finger at separatists and Russia in relentless, “tidal wave” fashion –  completely ignored the Russian military presentation, and made absolutely no mention of any alternative theory about what happened,

Tariq Ali, during his report, shows an Associated Press reporter at a United States State Department press briefing asking the woman State Department spokesperson to show him more information about the US government’s evidence allowing them to publicly state separatist/Russian guilt for the downing of MH17. Mr. Ali observes that, first, for the Associated Press reporter to ask such a challenging question is these days a “rare occurrence” and, second, that the woman State Department spokesperson could not come back with anything approaching a coherent, acceptable, or reasonable response.

Tariq Ali goes on to describe similar events in recent decades where airliners were shot down, the late-1980’s agreement between then Soviet Union Premier Mikhail Gorbachev and US Secretary of State James Baker where Baker – after he and Gorbachev agreed to East and West Germany reunification – told Gorbachev that NATO would not advance “one inch” toward (what is now) Russia, and various aspects having to do with shortcomings in Western journalism to provide full, accurate context on MH17 and Russian/Ukraine, Russia/US differences.

Mr. Ali then mentions an open letter from retired United States military/intelligence officers to President Barack Obama, where they pointed out their serious concerns regarding the disconnect between administration assertions of Ukraine separatist/Russian criminal responsibility for MH17 and the lack of evidence to prove those assertions.

Readers can find the full letter here:

https://onenessofhumanity.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/united-states-should-release-ukraine-evidence/ 

Now, that open letter became published and read all across the world over the internet. The number of men and women around the Earth whose eyes gazed upon every word of it is probably in the millions. The letter was a profound statement directly related to a major, major international event: the shoot-down of Malaysian airliner MH17 in Eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. What is so puzzling, frustrating, and, frankly, has led to a high level of indignation among many around the Earth is that what is presented in that letter never became the topic of discussion in the US Congress or any Western media outlets.

MH17 mass murderers still outside the law

That letter published by retired military/intelligence officers came out of July 29, nearly two months ago, and thousands of articles about MH17 since have presented a number of theories about the incident. The international community seems to have come to the point where there is no sense of urgency in finding out what really happened on July 17 in Eastern Ukraine which resulted in 298 men, women, and children perishing. Shortly after the letter by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity became seen by millions – and the thousands of articles on MH17 as well – what occurred was the Western media completely stopped reporting on MH17.

One could describe the media’s reporting about MH17 beginning roughly two months ago until now as “total and absolute silence”. The heads of the world’s governments aren’t demanding an immediate, thorough, multi-nation, professional investigation by the world’s leading experts/investigators to determine what happened. An attorney from Malaysia, Matthias Chang, published an article on September 15, 2014 about the, what he describes as, “so-called independent investigation of the Netherlands”, and he found the investigation’s first public report explicitly states its main purpose was not to discover the perpetrator(s). 

Readers will find Mr. Chang’s full article here:

https://onenessofhumanity.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/mh17-false-flag-coverup/ 

What has also come to light since the Netherlands investigators released their first public report is that there were no references or inclusion of any evidence provided by the United States government. Now, any reasonable man or woman cannot help but ask themselves how – after so many statements accusing/strongly suggesting culpability of Ukraine resistance/Russian officials in the shoot-down of MH17 by US government executive and legislative branch officials – that not one speck of evidence came from the United States which then became part of the Netherlands report.

Now it seems the Netherlands MH17 investigative team will release another – their follow-up – report next year. It seems as if all the investigators can tell the world is that MH17 became struck by fast-moving projectiles. The way in which the mass murder of 298 innocent human beings in the downing of MH17 has been carelessly reported, shoddily investigated, and used for deceptive, manipulative, propagandistic purposes is outrageous. Miscarriages of justice of this extreme proportion should never, ever occur in a world which views itself as civilized.

Humanity must take the strongest possible actions to find the mass-murderers behind MH17.

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Ukraine: MH17 False Flag Coverup.

Posted on September 15, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

( From http://www.strategic-culture.org)

MH17: An Internationally Sanctioned Cover-Up Orchestrated by US and UK

EDITOR’S CHOICE | 15.09.2014 | 22:13

Most, if not all global mass media as well as the Alternate media expressed similar sentiments and demanded that the perpetrators be brought to justice.

Six weeks have passed since July 17, 2014 when the dastardly crime was committed and we are no nearer from the truth in so far as official pronouncements are concerned. In fact, lies and propaganda were intensified to mislead and divert public attention from the glaring irrefutable fact that the US and UK are ultimately responsible for the mass murder.

This, we will show in due course below.

First, we must expose the elaborate cover-up starting with the release of the Preliminary Report in Malaysia on the 10th of September, 2014.

Why do I say that there is an internationally sanctioned cover-up?

Let’s recap what the world leaders, with blood on their hands had to say on the 18th July, 2014.

This is how The Independent (a UK newspaper) reported and we quote:

World leaders are demanding an international investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 people on board.

In a statement on Friday, US President Barack Obama warned that the “eyes of the world [are] on eastern Ukraine.”

Calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, Obama demanded a credible investigation into the incident.

“We’re going to make sure that truth gets out,” he said, having called the crash a “terrible tragedy” on Thursday evening.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister David Cameron had described the air disaster as“absolutely appalling, shocking [and] horrific” and called for those responsible “to be held to account” after chairing a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency committee.

Prior to Obama’s statement on Friday afternoon, the United Nations (UN) Security Council backed a British-drafted statement calling for a “full, thorough and independent international investigation”, during an emergency meeting preceded by a moment’s silence for those killed in the crash.

Earlier on Friday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said it “is critical that there be a full, credible, and unimpeded international investigation as quickly as possible”. He told a news conference it was “vital that no evidence be tampered with in any way and that all potential evidence and remains at the crash site are undisturbed”.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel echoed the call for an independent investigation into the crash to be started as quickly as possible, telling a news conference in Berlin: “There are many indications that the plane was shot down, so we have to take things very seriously.”

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk described the downing of the plane as an “international crime” and a “war against the world” as he called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. “All lines have been crossed,” he added.

To All Malaysians, especially the Malaysian government and the families of the victims, am I right in saying that in plain and simple English, the quoted passages above suggests that any independent investigation must lead to the identification of the perpetrators so that they would be prosecuted for their crimes. Nothing short of a definitive finding of fact as to who is guilty of this crime is but a heinous cover-up of the mass murder!

Any independent investigation must establish the perpetrators, the criminal liability and responsibility of any state, and if more than one state or entity are involved, to apportion such criminal liability.

If any report that emanates from the present investigation falls short of this benchmark, it is nothing more than a white wash and a cover-up.

The Malaysian Prime Minister and the Attorney-General have publicly declared and assured the Malaysian public and the world that the perpetrators would be prosecuted for the crime. Nothing less would suffice!

What is most startling is that within hours of the crash, a global propaganda campaign was mounted against Russia and President Putin which even influenced the Malaysian mass media which uncritically echoed this deceitful propaganda. For the record, Future Fast-Forward has been in the forefront in Malaysia exposing this propaganda and challenged the Malaysian mass media that if they cannot come up with irrefutable evidence showing that President Putin and Russia were responsible, they should shut up, bow in shame and apologise publicly to President Putin and Russia. Till to date, those in Malaysia responsible for the falsehoods have yet to issue any apology. .

Leading members of the US regime, past and present have the audacity to point fingers at President Putin, the Russian Federation and the Ukrainian Resistance to the Kievw Junta as being responsible for this heinous crime.

We quote from The Independent again:

US senator John McCain also warned that there will be “hell to pay” if the Russian military or separatists are deemed to have had any involvement in the ‘incident’.

In a television interview, the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested the plane could have been shot by Russian-backed separatists, and said action was needed to “put [Vladimir] Putin on notice that he has gone too far and we are not going to stand idly by”.

She told PBS news: “There does seem to be some growing awareness that it probably had to be Russian insurgents. How we determine that will require some forensics, but then if there is evidence pointing in that direction, the equipment had to have come from Russia. What more the

Russians may or may not have done, we don’t know.”

These two war criminals have to date nothing to show for their accusations. But, let us give them the benefit of doubt that they do have the evidence.

In the circumstances, these two war criminals together with President Obama and Secretary of State  John Kerry should (and they have the means and capabilities) to set up a parallel “independent investigation” to evaluate their dastardly accusations against President Putin and Russia.

Justice demands that if these war criminals have such irrefutable evidence, they owe the world a duty to disclose the evidence and come clean that they are in no way involved in this heinous crime and bring those involved to justice since they have demanded accountability.

Having demanded accountability from others, it is only right that they account to the world and the families of the victims for their blatant accusations and assist Malaysia in prosecuting the criminals responsible for this heinous crime.

But, the opposite is the case.

When Russia came out with evidence that the plane was tailed by Ukrainian fighter planes and MH17 was diverted and that at the critical moment of the downing of MH17, an American satellite was monitoring the entire area, the global mass media controlled by the Zionist Anglo-American establishment fell silent. How very convenient.

Now the bombshell!

Given the above circumstances, one would have thought that the current so-called independent investigation headed by the Netherlands would have as its primary objective to identify the perpetrators and the country responsible for this heinous crime, given the fact that members of the US regime, past and present (as quoted above) have accused President Putin and therefore the evidence in support are allegedly available it should not be a problem for this investigation to proceed accordingly.

Right???

Wrong!!!! The powers that be have decided otherwise and have used a particular provision in the enabling international convention to avoid this responsibility.

To avoid any misunderstanding, let me state here categorically that there is absolutely no evidence of any culpability on the part of President Putin, Russia and/or the Ukrainian Resistance. On the contrary, the evidence points decisively towards the Kiev Junta installed by the US, UK and NATO. It follows that a massive cover-up is needed.

The cover-up is needed because if the truth is out that the US, UK and NATO together with the Kiev Junta are involved in this mass murder, the entire pretext for a war against Russia and thereafter the entire Eurasia Theatre would unravel and the blowback would be such that Obama may well be impeached following demands from the American people. David Cameron would have to resign forthwith which would accelerate the secession of Scotland from the  “United Kingdom” and the dreams of the War Party of a “New Eastern Front” with Poland as the springboard would collapse immediately.

So what is this provision that allows the perpetrators with the connivance of the Netherlands to avoid being investigated?

It is paragraph 31 of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 13 which provides that the sole objective of:

“…this investigation is the prevention of similar accidents and incidents. It is not the purpose of this activity to apportion blame or liability in respect of any party.”

I am not stating this with hindsight as I am on record in my interviews and articles that I have written as well as emails sent out, that I have held back my investigations and analyses so as to give these criminals enough rope to hang themselves for in the process of covering-up, they would by their actions show to the world their complicity.

I have written records and witnesses to the above assertion and I dare challenge anyone to contradict me on this assertion.

The above cited provision is an insult to the victims and the families of the victims. This is a mass murder. It is not an accident. It is also not a mere incident that could be prevented in the future. War criminals and states that commit war crimes such as US, UK, France etc. have been committing such crimes in the past and have not been brought to account in any international tribunal. Only in Malaysia, in the present century, have the courage of its conviction to convict Bush, Blair etc. for their war crimes in Iraq and the rump state of Israel for the war crimes and genocide against the Palestinians!

Shame to the ICAO!

Shame to President Obama!

Shame to Secretary of State, John Kerry!

Shame to Prime Minister David Cameron!

Shame to former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton!

Shame to Senator John McCain!

How much more blood do they wish to be on their hands?

Have no illusions, for there will be a massive blowback for their connivance and conspiracy to commit this heinous crime and for the cover-up.

The mere thought (which was previously dismissed as a fanciful dream) of Scotland seceding has sent shock waves to the ruling war party in England. It was a three-hundred-year myth that Scotland and Wales needed England to survive. The Scots and the Welsh fell for it hook, line and sinker but no more. The Empire is dead, and there will be no longer the refrain, “the King is dead, long live the King!” It is dead for good, even if in the event the Scots change their minds and vote to remain in the UK. The writing is on the wall.

Likewise, for “Uncle Sam”! When the former chief economist of President Obama calls for the “dethronement of the “King Dollar‟ ”, the American Empire is in its death throes!

For my American friends, you need not fear the demise of the Empire for your country when established by the founding fathers never envisaged an empire, having fought against one at great costs. Hold close to your hearts the Farewell Address of President George Washington and rebuild your once great Republic from the ashes of the “Imperial Anglo-American Empire”. Wake up to the fact that for over a century you have been hoodwinked and brainwashed by the Zionist Anglo establishment in the City of London to fight and die for “Mother England” for she had never forgiven America for the insult and humiliation of losing the “Imperial Crown of America”, the most prized possession of Mother England.

Break free from such clutches!

The people of America must help Malaysia and Malaysians to expose this heinous crime and by so doing we would together prevent a potential war against Russia and thereafter against Eurasia.

Americans must learn from their recent experience.

Have you not fought enough wars?

How many thousands of your young men and women must die for another nation’s interest?

By Matthias ChangFuture Fast Forward

Prof. Stephen Cohen On Ukraine: “America Has Blood On Its Hands.”

 

Posted on September 7, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

Book4United States Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies Stephen Cohen appeared recently on “Democracy Now” and spoke about the situation in Ukraine. Among some of his statements in this very informative interview, he said:

“In my own judgment, we (United States) have contributed mightily to this tragedy. I would say that historians one day will look back and say that America has blood on its hands. Three thousand people have died, most of them civilians who couldn’t move quickly – that’s women with small children, older women. A million refugees. Nobody else should die for absolutely no reason”.

U.S. President Barack Obama spoke in Britain during the recent NATO meeting and said:

“It was not the government of Kiev that destabilized the Eastern Ukraine. It’s been the pro-Russian separatists who are encouraged by Russia, financed by Russia, trained by Russia, supplied by Russia, and armed by Russia. And the Russian forces that have now moved into Ukraine are not on a humanitarian mission or peacekeeping mission. They are Russian combat forces, with Russian weapons, in Russian tanks. (emphasis added)”

Professor Cohen said America has blood on its hands; Barack Obama hasn’t admitted that. So, what is the real deal; what is the truth? After Democracy Now ran the clip of President Obama and his speech, Stephen Cohen responded:

“What Obama just said implies, if not asserts, is that if it wasn’t for Russia, Ukraine would be stable. That Russia’s destabilized Ukraine. No serious person would believe that to be the case. Ukraine is in the throes of a civil war which was precipitated by the political crisis which occurred last November and this February, when the elected President of Ukraine was overthrown by a street mob, and that set off a civil war – primarily between the West (including Kiev) and the East”.

Professor Cohen goes on to explain that the civil war became a proxy war between the United States and Russia, and that if both left the scene, the civil war would still remain. Both the United States and Russia have contributed to Ukraine’s destabilization, and, according to Cohen, “when Obama says Russia has destabilized Ukraine, it’s a half-truth”.

Democracy Now co-host Amy Goodman asks Cohen about the criticism he’s faced for speaking out in contradiction to Obama administration narratives on Ukraine, and he replied that he’d probably been slandered and libeled in published articles and on radio and television, but that nobody has corrected any of his facts. He went on: “These assertions by the United States that we’re a “democracy builder”, we’re virtuous, and it’s all Putin’s fault – this is worse than a half-truth, it’s actually a falsehood”.

Ms. Goodman started asking him about Ukraine possibly joining NATO, and, before she finished her question, Cohen said, “It’s war”.

Moving on to the NATO proposal for a rapid response force – a “spearhead” – Cohen stated:

“Fifteen thousand or less rebels in Ukraine are crushing a 50,000-member Ukrainian army. Four thousand against a million-man Russian army is nonsense. The real reason for creating this so-called rapid deployment force is they save the infrastructure, and the infrastructure – that is, in plain language, military bases – need to be on Russia’s borders, and they’ve said where they’re going to put them. The Baltic Republics, Poland, and Romania. The last Cold War the military confrontation was in Berlin – far from Russia. Now it will be – if they go ahead with this NATO decision – right plunk on Russia’s borders”.

If this occurs, according to Professor Cohen, Russia will leave the first agreement ever abolishing a category of nuclear missiles – short-range nuclear missiles – after a historic agreement signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. At this point in the interview, Mr. Cohen asks where the anti-nuclear groups of the world are, and why they aren’t becoming very outspoken and extremely active now.

The interview then focuses on the unthinkable scenario of a nuclear exchange, the possible events which could start one, and MH17… “about which everyone has forgotten. Still, nobody knows who did it. There seems to have been an agreement among the major powers not to tell us who did it, which suggests it wasn’t the rebels – it wasn’t Russia after all. But it would take something like that (shoot-down of MH17), which can happen in these circumstances, to launch something”.

Amy Goodman asks about the nations conducting the investigation into MH17:

“The major countries that are doing it are Britain that has the black boxes and others. There was a report the other day that those parties, those states, agreed that they would not divulge individually what they have discovered. Now, they’ve had plenty of time to interpret the black boxes. There are reports from Germany that the White House version of what happened is not true, therefore you have to look elsewhere for the culprit who did the shooting down. They’re sitting on satellite intercepts. They have the images. They won’t release the air controllers conversations in Kiev with the doomed aircraft. Why not? Did the pilot say, let me speculate, “Oh, my God! We’re being fired on by a jet fighter next to us! What’s going on?” Because we know there were two Ukrainian jet fighters. We don’t know. But somebody knows”.

“That’s a digression. I apologize”. End of interview.

If one looks up “digress” in their dictionary, it says “v. wander from main purpose, theme, etc”. It may have been the case that Ms. Goodman and Professor Cohen had agreed before the interview on the topics of discussion, and that MH17 was not one of them. Given the profound world-changing nature of discovering that Ukraine was behind the shooting down of MH17 and the deaths of 298 passengers and crew – and not the rebels or Russia – Professor Cohen’s talking about MH17 is about a major issue of the Ukraine civil war.

In other words, he had no reason for making an apology whatsoever.

Take some moments and ponder on exactly how stupendous an announcement to the world would be disclosure that Ukraine shot down MH17, after the virtual non-stop government and media accusations that Eastern Ukraine rebels and/or Russia were responsible. The August 2013 chemical attacks which the United States falsely blamed on Syria were since revealed carried out by mercenaries as a pretext for a bombing campaign by the US/UK and others. That bombing campaign became prevented in part because a lot of men and women around the Earth learned of that “false flag” event. Russia’s Vladimir Putin played a part in preventing escalation of war on Syria when helping to negotiate for eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons stocks. Another important event was the British Parliament’s “no” vote on war against Syria; an unprecedented action for that nation.

The “false flag” aspect of the Syria chemical attacks, because the world breathed a lot easier when war became averted, became largely forgotten and never reported in the western press/media.

There would be a colossal difference between the affect on international public opinion after the Syria “false flag” chemical attacks of August 2013 and – if it turns out to indeed have been the case – a “false flag” carried out by the Ukrainian government in the shooting down of Malaysian airliner MH17 in July 2014. The percentage of human beings in the world who today are aware that the August 2013 Syria chemical attacks were a “false flag” operation could be in the range of 10-20%.

So, Professor Cohen, you had no reason to apologize. You were absolutely justified to ask “why not?” after pointing out the silence and stonewalling surrounding the investigation into MH17, and saying that “somebody knows”.

If the Ukrainian government attempted a “false flag” operation in shooting down MH17 – and if the evidence proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt – then 100% of the human race will know.

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(Thank you to democracynow at YouTube)

U.N. Truth Commission / MH17 Coverup / UNSC Calls For Ceasefire.

Posted on August 29, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

blogger7-1The United Nations must form a permanent Truth Commission. The purpose of such a group would be just as its name implies: truth. In the year 2014, when one UN ambassador representing a permanent member state on the Security Council accuses another UN Security Council permanent member state of lying, the wisdom of establishing a Truth Commission becomes absolutely clear.

This refers to the United States and the Russian Federation. US Ambassador Samantha Power two days ago accused Russia of perpetually lying on Ukraine, and as a result the world’s people have disappointingly and unwillingly been placed in a state of confusion and lack of certainty about what has actually occurred in Ukraine. At the same emergency meeting of the Security Council, Russia’s ambassador Vitaly Churkin asked the Ukraine Ambassador why his government had not released the information contained on “black boxes” from downed Malaysian airliner MH17.

It seems strange that in the year 2014 meetings of the UN Security Council could display near name-calling. A permanent UN Truth Commission would be switched on when any member state requests an investigation into what that member state believes was a falsehood publicly made during UN meetings. Member states would make the same request if they believed falsehood was publicly disseminated outside the UN to the international media. In 2014 a civilized world can no longer tolerate any instance of false information being presented to citizens in any nation – for the simple reason it is dangerous, extremely risky, and in essence morally wrong.

Because this site is “The Oneness of Humanity” and does not agree with the philosophical concepts behind “sides”, some examples from both the United States and Russian Federation perspective are instructive as they relate to a UN Truth Commission. Before examples, as one who has in humility read a number of articles on Ukraine and listened to talk shows on internet sites, radio and television, it is obvious the benefit of a UN Truth Commission would be tremendously increased public understanding of facts on issues of great importance typical of UN undertakings and goals.

For those who share the practice of reading comments sections following articles and the range of news productions, it is not difficult to imagine the “before and after” status of quality in those comments when a UN Truth Commission becomes established and operational. If such a commission had become established decades ago, the UN’s website section “Truth Commission: Current Actions and Archives” would now be the most reliable, go-to place for truth-seeking men and women around the Earth.

Directly to the point, a UN Truth Commission would quickly become recognized the world over as perhaps the institution’s greatest achievement and most beneficial asset. No longer would falsehood and deception emanating from UN members negatively affect the thinking of people living around the world. Eliminated would be actions taken by people who have been given false information, made plans based on false information, then carried out those plans – harming small to large numbers of innocent men, women, and children in the process.

Many are familiar with certain radio talk-show hosts who attract listeners capable of becoming motivated to act from information presented to them during controversial broadcasts. The same scenario pertains at the UN when disputed statements remain unresolved, and lingering active in the public’s awareness. The great potential of the UN remains out of reach while the problem of unresolved disputes of truth and falsehood – among other reforms – is not wisely addressed. A Truth Commission would go a long way in solving this major institutional, erroneous public awareness problem.

For example, on Ms. Power’s assertion of Russian lying about events in Ukraine: the United States could have sought the UN Truth Commission’s help in determining the facts upon the first instance of Ukraine debate where the US thought Russia publicly stated a falsehood. For example, on Mr. Churkin’s assertion of US’ lying after MH17 crashed – that pro-federalists in Eastern Ukraine or Russia was responsible – Russia could have sought the UN Truth Commission’s help in determining the facts upon the first UN or media instance where Russia felt the US stated such a falsehood.

Public demands for the truth about MH17 have been stonewalled, suggesting a profound criminal coverup

Suggesting a “profound criminal coverup” on MH17 is certainly a bold action, yet those who are conducting the investigation can straighten out any disputes concerning a possible coverup by speaking to the international media. A very large number of men and women around the world are demanding answers, and authorities in charge of the investigation – by speaking to the press even before concluding their work – have a moral responsibility to discuss the concerns of those who feel there is something not right in the search for who did it.

Samantha Power mentioned MH17 during her address to the UN Security Council two days ago, implying Russia’s guilt in shooting down the airliner. When Mr. Churkin asked Ukraine’s ambassador to explain the delay in public announcement of Ukraine’s findings during its investigation of MH17, Ukraine’s ambassador replied by saying a report is under preparation and will become public in the near future. Those who’ve been following developments in the investigation of MH17 have become aware that western media outlets and political leaders for weeks now have been suspiciously silent, and of many explosive reports pointing to the Ukrainian government in Kiev as the guilty party in the shoot down where 298 passengers perished.

Samantha Power was implying Russia’s guilt in shooting down the airliner, and Vitaly Churkin implied stalling or coverup in the investigation of MH17 by Ukrainian officials – at the same Security Council meeting.

In the months of war in Eastern Ukraine, where Kiev’s army has used a bombing campaign almost identical to Israel’s “collective punishment” of Gazans, the UN reports some 2,600 Ukrainians have perished. The “Maidan Massacre” of February 2014 – where over 100 police and civilians became shot dead by sniper fire – remains an unsolved mass murder with no guilty persons behind bars. MH17 remains an unsolved mass murder with no guilty persons behind bars.

The combined death toll in Ukraine since November 2013, when protests began in Kiev, is more than 3,000.  Some estimate a higher number, perhaps 10,000 to 15,000. Estimates of 100,000 to 1 million in Eastern Ukraine have become refugees after leaving their homes due to bombing, violent battles, cutoffs of water and electricity from infrastructure destruction, and food shortages.

In the following interview on Democracy Now, Jonathan Steele suggests a simple step Barack Obama can take to de-escalate the violence in Ukraine: guarantee the Russians that Ukraine will not join NATO for ten to twenty years. He reminds viewers – in response to a question about satellite images claimed as evidence of a Russian invasion – of Colin Powell’s presenting false satellite images of Iraq WMD operations, so Mr. Steele can’t say whether images of Russian military movements inside Ukraine are fake or not. He leaves that to the experts.

There are a number of theories about what has really occurred in Ukraine, with geopolitical analysts and journalists around the world offering well-researched investigative reports. Ukraine is a large country with vast agricultural, energy, and mineral wealth. Given legal movements which have opened up Ukraine for extractive operations in the country to powerful multinational corporations – exemplified in US Vice-President Joseph Biden’s son Hunter being named legal head and member of the Board of Directors at Ukraine’s largest private energy company Burisma Holdings – people are certain money from natural resources is the basis of the Ukraine crisis.

Some analysts see Ukraine simply being looted. Is it possible billionaire oligarchs who want to both profit from Eastern Ukraine’s natural resource wealth – mainly large natural gas fields – and carry out other geopolitical aims are desperately creating pretexts for accelerated, escalated bombing and killing to gain total control – before the world learns the truth about Malaysian airliner MH17?

Until the United Nations establishes such an invaluable arm, that and other paramount questions are  left to humanity’s truth commission.

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(Thank you to democracynow at YouTube)