Passing the Buk By William Bowles

22 July 2014

Well, aside from a few comments I’ve posted on Moon of Alabama, I’ve spent most of the time reading (when I’ve not been compiling) just about everything I could on the subject of the downing of Malaysian Airlines #MH17 and I think it’s pretty obvious that the Russians have been fitted up for this horrendous crime by the Kiev authorities (and possibly others) and, it must be said, they did a pretty bad job of it! If it wasn’t for the craven and complicit corporate/state media in the West simply not reporting on the actual events of the 17 July as they have been revealed, the reality of the frame would be obvious to everyone.

Aside from anything else, why the hell would the Russians or the federalists do such a thing? What on earth would they gain from such an action? Just think about it. Shooting down MH17 would be tantamount to committing suicide. Only extremely desperate creatures could do such a thing and I believe such creatures exist in the Kiev junta. By contrast, the West has everything to gain from such a strategy, if they succeed (Poroshenko and his gang are ultimately expendable, as are all the Diems of this world).

But what’s just as important as the event itself and revealing the truth, is its context, but more on that later. First, I think we can assemble the facts as we know them.

Flight MH17

1. Flight MH17 was flying over Ukraine on its way to Indonesia from Amsterdam when the Kiev control tower ordered a diversion in its course that would take it directly over the war zone in South East Ukraine. It’s not known who did this but one of the earliest reports to emerge was a transcript of a Spanish airport controller in the Kiev Tower that contains a lot of corroborating evidence, which if its true, implicates the Kiev authorities directly in the massacre of 298 innocent people in order to frame the Russians and/or the Federalists with their murder. The transcript also implicates the Kiev authorities in trying to pin the blame on Russia. Yes it is hard to believe, but the past actions of the Kiev junta give us a good idea of what the fascists in Kiev are capable of.

2. Radar shows a jet, first at 5000 metres rise toward MH17 with its transponder off, at 10,600 metres, and tail MH17 quite closely and then break off and drop until it disappeared off the civilian radar. Shortly after MH17 crashed. The unidentified jet was surely Kiev’s. It couldn’t have been the federalists, they don’t have any and definitely not the Russians which leaves only the Kiev regime. What we don’t know is if the Kiev jet fired a missile or machine gun at MH17 or whether it was hit by an anti-aircraft missile fired from the ground, the so-called Buk-M. Interestingly, one of the earliest reports of the shootdown talked of eyewitness sightings of a jet or jets ‘following’ MH17 and of white trails leaving the following jet. These reports were pretty much ignored and/or downplayed until the Russian Defence Ministry very recently showed on radar one jet approaching and matching direction with MH17 and then breaking off.

3. The Buk. The instant MH17 became news, the Kiev junta was issuing all kinds of alleged proof that it was the Russians and/or the federalists, and seemingly pre-prepared ‘evidence’ for the occasion and all of it fake. A fake recording of the Buk-M crew talking about how they took out plane which was followed by a fake video allegedly of a Buk-M being transported back to Russia (with one missile conveniently missing). Unfortunately, the location was miles away from where the video alleged it was taken and had nothing to do with Russia. Oh, and in-between these two handy pieces of ‘evidence’, there was the Buk number 312 that was allegedly in the federalists hands but unfortunately, another photograph showed the same Buk-312 someplace else, in Kiev’s hands.[1]

4. Air-to-air or ground-to-air missile? Well, as the federalists have no air power and turning it into a Russian jet would have given the game away, so it had to appear as if it was the Buk-M on the ground that performed the deed, whilst the Kiev jet took out MH17, hopefully unseen. That Kiev thought it could get away with it without being seen is beyond me but it does give you some indication of the nature of the intelligence (or lack of) of the Kiev junta. There are a large number of radar stations covering the entire area (at least seven). Lots of jets pass through the same region on a daily basis. It ain’t the back of beyond. Why the Kiev junta wouldn’t know this a complete mystery. And we’re not even talking about what the military surveillance revealed. Are they really that dumb? Perhaps. Or perhaps they were listening to ‘advice’ from their US handlers? More likely, they thought their badly constructed ‘evidence’ would cover their tracks. They had an already complicit USNATO on their side along with a complicit corporate/state media. What could go wrong?


Things weren’t going too well for the Kiev junta militarily speaking and there were signs of discontent emerging in the West of the country now that IMF dictates were starting to bite. What better than a massive diversion/justification. Diversion because it takes the focus off the Kiev junta as it goes about blowing away the Eastern Ukraine and justification for doing  the same, only more so. And lo and behold that’s exactly what the junta has done, as the reports from the federalists confirm. And not just the federalists. The Kiev junta has launched an all out assault on the Eastern Ukraine, with Kiev apparently throwing everything it has at cities, towns and villages across the region.

Was the Empire involved, either directly or indirectly in the attempted frame-up?

Who knows? And it hardly matters really but it’s possible even if they weren’t that directly involved, just look at their instant judgement, ‘it was the Russkies wot did it’. It speaks reams about their objective vis-a-vis Russia and the role of Ukraine as a destabilising actor in the process of isolating and destroying Russia as any kind of competitor to the US. And frankly, after reading the Rand Corporation document on how to ‘deal’ with those pesky ethnic Russians in the Eastern Ukraine, anything is possible.

And of course after almost a century of demonising Russia or its alter ego, the Soviet Union, it’s easy to push the panic button. Just look at the corporate/state media ‘coverage’. It’s outrageous really as they’re not only complicit in a gigantic fabrication, even worse, they’re pouring fuel on the flames! But the media too, reflects I think, the desperate state of the ruling elites in the imperialist heartland. It’s all going pear-shaped for them, in spite of being top dog.

And whilst the ‘People’s Republic of Donetsk’ is no socialist revolution, it most definitely put a spanner in the works of the US’ $5 billion regime change strategy in the Ukraine and in doing so, it should surely be a lesson to all of us, that the Empire will stop at nothing to achieve its objectives.

Events in Gaza, which I believe are directly connected to events in the Ukraine, both in timing and objective, reveal the truly evil and essentially destructive nature of capital
ism, especially when it has its back to the wall. I call it Fascism. As Gilad Atzmon so correctly states:

In his speech to the nation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged yesterday that the war on Gaza is a battle for the existence of the Jewish State. Netanyahu is correct. And Israel cannot win this battle; it cannot even define what a victory might entail. Surely the battle is not about the tunnels or the militants’ underground operation, the tunnels are just weapons of resistance rather than the resistance itself. The Hamas and Gaza militants lured Israel into a battle zone in which it could never succeed and Hamas set the conditions, chose the ground and has written the terms required to conclude this cycle of violence. – End of Israel By Gilad Atzmon

What I think is missing from Gilad’s anguish (and maybe because of his anguish), is Israel’s real objective, namely (endlessly) expunging the Palestinian people in their entirety and, at the same time, serving the interests of US imperialism in keeping a lid on aspirations of the people of the Middle East and even further afield (hence the focus on Iran). Israel is Uncle Sam’s spanner in the works, its people, both Jews and Arabs are ultimately expendable, as indeed are all of us in the cause of capitalism. If there is such a thing as a deranged, psychopathic and sick country, it’s Israel. It exists only by virtue of being in a permanent state of war, essentially with itself as well as its neighbours. How can any country be normal in such a situation?

The ownership of the world is at stake. The imperialists took over seventy years to destroy the Soviet Union and in no small measure, in the process actually helped shape the nature of the Soviet Union they set out to destroy (what an awful irony), and having finally achieved that objective, they saw that total domination was within its grasp. But they don’t have the only spanners.

Imperial hubris may well eventually be their downfall but by the same token it makes the gangsters, who have enormous power at their disposal, extremely dangerous to us all. The downing of MH17 is I think is an indication of the lengths they will go to in order to achieve their objective. Exposing them has to be our number one priority. I think MH17 may well be the test of our ability to expose the truth, at least I hope so.


1. See the latest backtrack: ‘US intelligence: Militias shoot down Boeing over Ukraine by mistake

6 thoughts on “Passing the Buk By William Bowles

  1. Jerry Spring says:

    William, I think you are right when you assert ;

    “ Events in Gaza, which I believe are directly connected to events in the Ukraine, both in timing and objective, reveal the truly evil and essentially destructive nature of capitalism, especially when it has its back to the wall. I call it Fascism. ”

    However, in my view, it is insufficient to describe it simply as “Fascism”. The fascism of Israel, with its ‘two party’ democracy can be better described as Imperialist Middle East Social Fascism, whereas the ‘government’ of the Ukraine is closer to the National Fascism experienced in the Europe of the 20/30‘s.

    These two, maverick states are both subordinate to the ruling imperialist seven of Nato and their International Social Fascism.

    Presided over by the United States, this ‘two party’ fascism was finally made possible in the imperialist states by, firstly, the fusion of reformist social democracy with corporate freedom democracy and, secondly, the readiness of ‘communist’ reformists to pick up the mantle of social fascism.

    At the end of your article you assert that exposing the imperialist gangsters;
    “ has to be our number one priority. I think MH17 may well be the test of our ability to expose the truth, at least I hope so. ”

    I think our number one priority has to be the exposure of International Social Fascism and its crimes.


  2. Peter Hallam says:

    I am really glad I have read this. I am a bit despondent with the saturation of ‘Russia Bashing’ that has occurred in the media; particularly here in Australia. When you get exposed to the same thing again and again, it gobbles up your ability to read between the lines and you find yourself buying into it. It had reached fever pitch with very little if any real discourse on the nature of events that are happening in Ukraine.

    Every one (the MSM, MainStream Media) are on the Russia Bashing Bandwagon, and to be frank, its rather sickening.

    Thank you for such a concise, well written and well researched article. It’s helped to keep me objective.


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