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German intelligence report on MH17: An admission that the West fabricated evidence

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It seems the German intelligence agency the BND has provided a Bundestag committee with a report that once again attributes the MH17 shoot down to the NAF.

The report has not been published but for me the single most interesting thing in it is that it apparently finally demolishes the theory that MH17 was shot down by a BUK system secretly transferred to the NAF by the Russians. We are back it seems to the theory that the NAF shot down MH17 with a BUK missile system it captured from the Ukrainians.

There are a number of points to make here:

1. At the time when MH17 was shot down the western media were in full flood that the Russians were responsible. All sorts of stories circulated about how a BUK missile system was supposedly secretly smuggled by Russia across the border and supplied to the NAF, which the NAF then used to shoot MH17 down. These stories played a key role in influencing western public opinion against Russia. The Germans forced other EU states to impose sectoral sanctions on Russia on the grounds it was responsible for the tragedy because it was arming the NAF. The stories of a BUK missile system being secretly smuggled back and forth across the border (and films supposedly culled from social media supposedly showing it doing just that) undoubtedly played a part in giving credence to these claims. The BND has now admitted that the Russians were not involved in the shooting down of MH17 and that MH17 was not shot down by a BUK missile system smuggled by the Russians across the border. It turns out therefore that all those stores that gained so much attention and which did Russia's image so much harm were untrue. I wonder whether sectoral sanctions would have been imposed on Russia if it had been known then that those stories were untrue.

Comment: The BND seems to be playing both sides, as Germany has been doing for months now: talking bad about Russia and Novorossiya, but at the same time releasing choice tidbits that could be interpreted as veiled attacks on the puppet masters behind the current global farce of a war on Russia.

See RT's new documentary on MH17 here:


Saker interview: The defamation campaign against Putin brought to you by the CIA?

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Newsweek has been one of the most virulent Putin-bashers for years
A major topic in the Russian media is mystification with how Putin is portrayed in the Western media.

Wildly popular at home, and seen as a decent, modest, an admirable person, and Russians don't understand how there can be such a disconnect with Western impressions.

Recently, leading Russian commentators and politicians have been suggesting that this can only be explained by a deliberate campaign to defame Putin, by governments or other groups.

Yesterday, at a briefing to foreign journalists, Sergey Ivanov, Putin's chief of staff, arguably the 2nd most powerful man in Russia, spoke of an "information war" consisting of "personal attacks" on Putin.

The day before another member of Putin's inner circle, Vyasheslav Volodin, made similar remarks, telling foreign journalists "an attack on Putin is an attack on Russia."

The logic, they argue, is that by defaming the leader of a country, you weaken his power domestically by undermining popular support for him, and internationally, by rallying popular opinion to support policies against that country. The ultimate goal, they argue, is to weaken the country itself. They also talk about regime change.

They argue that if one looks at the facts, that there is evidence of ongoing character assassination which cannot be explained by a vague popular zeitgeist in the West, but is more likely the result of a dedicated effort to introduce this defamation into the news flow.

The issue of manipulation of news by intelligence services has been in the news recently with revelations that the CIA and German Secret Service (GSS) have long-running programs to influence how media executives and top journalists convey and interpret the news, including direct cash payments. Here are some examples they point to:

Comment: Like all the truly great, populist leaders in history, Putin is being actively slandered, defamed, and demonized by the psychopaths in power that see him as a threat to their monopoly on power, murder, and money. Julius Caesar, JFK, Chavez, Gaddafi...If Putin is not to suffer their fate, people need to speak up and show their support, otherwise we will be left with a vacuum in which the mad, gluttonous, bloodthirsty oligarchs will continue to ruin this world of ours.

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Canada will introduce 'preventative detention' and other restrictions on civil liberties in wake of Ottawa shootings

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Constables guard the central rotunda of the Canadian Parliament one day after a deadly shooting
Prime minister Stephen Harper says he plans to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts as parliament returns day after shooting

The Canadian government indicated on Thursday that it intends to speed up proposals to toughen the country's anti-terror laws in the wake of the attack on parliament in Ottawa, including a measure that would allow "preventative detention".

As the House of Commons opened to rapturous applause for the sergeant-at-arms, the ceremonial security chief who prevented further tragedy by apparently killing the perpetrator of Wednesday's brazen assault, prime minister Stephen Harper indicated that his government was resolved to toughen the country's security legislation.

The governing Conservatives have made no secret of their plan to install new anti-terror powers, giving the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) more powers to track, investigative and detain would-be homegrown terrorists. Harper promised the proposals would be brought forward.

Comment: Here we see the true purpose for the likely false-flag attack that occurred in Ottawa. Harper previously had no good reason to remove freedoms and introduce "anti-terror" legislation. This attack gives him just the opportunity to do so, and he hasn't wasted any time.

"They need to be much strengthened, and I assure you, Mr Speaker, that work which is already under way will be expedited," Mr Harper said.

Details of those new powers have yet to be released, but justice minister Peter MacKay indicated to reporters that they will include measures to allow the preventive detention of suspected would-be terrorists.

"We're examining all those sections of the criminal code, and all measures under the law that will allow us, in some instances, to take pre-emptive measures," he said.

Comment: How long before Canadians are being detained for being friends with the wrong person, or saying the wrong thing online? If Canadians are willing to give up a little liberty for security, they will receive neither.

Comment: There is plenty of evidence that the attacks in Ottawa were all part of a plan to introduce tighter security measures in Canada and to further deepen Canadian involvement in U.S.-led warmongering in the Middle East:

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Harold Wilson: A Russophile who consistently worked for better relations with the East

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James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx
Imagine a British Prime Minister who was a Russophile, not a Russophobe, and defied US pressure to send UK troops to war. A British Prime Minister who worked for better relations with the East, visited Moscow, and was on good terms with Kremlin leaders.

Well, it might sound unlikely today, but forty years ago we had such a Prime Minister. In October 1974, Harold Wilson was puffing away merrily on his pipe celebrating his fourth election victory out of five.

Looking back at the Wilson era is instructive as it shows us how much British politics has changed for the worse since the 1970s.

Harold Wilson was a mainstream Labour Party politician of his time yet anyone espousing the sensible pro-mixed economy policies he put forward in the 1960s and 70s today would be denounced as a "Stalinist." Ironically, at the time, the ultra-left accused Wilson- a man who extended nationalization and whose government increased the top rate of income tax to 83%- of being too right-wing!
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Putin: World is being destroyed by U.S. and its satellites, who pass themselves off as 'the international community'

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) sits next to former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (R) on October 24, 2014 during a meeting of members of the Valdai International Discussion Club in the Russian city of Sochi.
Russian President Vladimir Putin participates in Valdai International Club discussion "World Order: New Rules or No Rules?"

The modern global and regional security system is seriously fragmented and deformed, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

"Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the existing system of global and regional security can protect us from disruption. The system is seriously weakened, shattered and deformed. International and regional institutions of political, economic and cultural cooperation are going through a very difficult period," Putin said at the plenary session of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club.

The winners in the Cold War seem to be bent on reshaping the world so that it could better accommodate their own needs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday in a comment on US foreign policy.

"It looks like the so-called 'winners' of the Cold War are determined to have it all and reshape the world into a place that could better serve their interests alone," Vladimir Putin said at the 11th conference of the Valdai Discussion Forum in the Russian city of Sochi.

Comment: What Putin left unsaid at the end there is that ISIS/ISIL too is a US creature.

Here is the final-day discussion at the Valdai Conference, held in the mountains above Sochi:

You can read a transcript of his speech here.


Moscow airport chiefs fired, staff arrested as investigation considers possibility of traffic control error in death of pro-Russian French oil company CEO

The general director and a deputy general director from Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport have resigned after the fatal crash that killed French oil giant Total's CEO earlier in the week, the airport's press service reported Thursday.

"In line with the tragic event that occurred [late Monday night on October 20], the following [individuals] have resigned: Vnukovo International Airport General Director Andrei Dyakov and Deputy General Director Sergei Solntsev," the press release reads.

Vnukovo accepted both resignations, according to the statement.

Several other airport managerial staff were dismissed as well on Thursday.

Total CEO Christophe de Margerie died in the crash of a Falcon 50 business jet late Monday night at Vnukovo-3 Airport. The incident happened when the aircraft, which was to fly to Paris, hit a snow removal vehicle when taking off. De Margerie was the only passenger on board along with three crew members, also French citizens. The crew also died in the crash.

MH-17: The Untold Story (Documentary)

Three months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was violently brought down from the skies over Ukraine, there are still no definitive answers to what caused the tragedy. Civil conflict in the area prevented international experts from conducting a full and thorough investigation. The wreckage should have been collected and scrupulously re-assembled to identify all the damage, but this standard investigative procedure was never carried out. Until that's done, evidence can only be gleaned from pictures of the debris, the flight recorders or black boxes and eye-witnesses' testimonies. This may be enough to help build a picture of what really happened to the aircraft, whether a rocket fired from the ground or gunfire from a military jet.

Comment: For more in-depth research into what might actually have happened, why it definitely didn't happen the way Western media portrayed it, and why the plane was blown out of the sky, check these out:

Asymmetric Warfare: MH17 False-Flag Terror and the 'War' on Gaza

MH17 Who Dunnit? Western Media Silent on the Evidence

Preliminary report on the crash of flight MH17 full of holes, just like the plane


The Politics of the Ottawa Shooting

CCTV footage showing the shooter making his way towards Parliament Building in Ottawa

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on RT to discuss the Ottawa shooting and the political context in which it should be understood. Draitser explains that an investigation into the role of intelligence agencies in the event is critical to an understanding of how this event really happened. He also notes the convenient timing of the incident and how it will be capitalized on politically by the Harper government. Finally, Draitser outlines how this incident will harden the policies of the government as it relates to the US-led coalition in the Middle East, rather than forcing it to rethink them.

Snakes in Suits

The Trews: Who wins in the Ottawa killings?

Comment: Thanks to the recent shootings in Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Harper, that odious, sniveling sycophant of Big Brother America and a man with a surprising lack of any trace of integrity or human personality, now has his chance to be one of the 'big boys', with propaganda-infused rhetoric designed to flip the paranoia switches in the Canadian population firmly in the 'on' position. See the transcript of his talk, which Brand picks apart with ease, below the video.

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David Cameron demands emergency talks after £1.7bn EU bill

British Prime Minister David Cameron gives a press conference on October 24, 2014 on the second day of a European Union summit at EU headquarters in Brussels

EU finance ministers have agreed to emergency talks after British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged a demand from the EU for an extra £1.7 billion by December 1, because the UK economy has done better than other EU members since 1995.

Cameron interrupted a meeting of EU leaders to tell Jose Manuel Barosso, the head of the European Commission, that the demand for extra cash from the UK was unacceptable.

The Prime Minister emphasized that a lot of money was being demanded and that it was not just a problem of dealing with Euroskeptic sections of the British media and public.

The demand from the EU will add about a fifth to the UK's annual contribution of £8.6 billion (US$13.8 billion).

The bill comes after the EU modified how it works out how much each state should pay based on national income. The surcharge now includes estimations from illegal trade in the so-called black economy, such as prostitution and drugs.

"It is not acceptable, it an appalling way to behave," Cameron told a press conference in Brussels on Friday. "I'm not paying that bill on December 1. If people think I am they've got another thing coming. It is not going to happen."

A spokesman for the British government said they would be pressing Brussels to explain the bill and that the amount of money they were demanding needs "a full political-level discussion."

"This money the European Commission was not expecting and does not need, and we will be working with other countries to do all we can to challenge this," said a British spokesman.

Cameron was supported by Matteo Renzi, the prime minister of Italy, who has also been hit for extra payments by the EU.