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ZERO HEDGE: DID PUTIN INDICATE HE’D RELEASE CLASSIFIED CONTROL FILES ON WESTERN LEADERS?

Mr. K.L. who is a regular reader here, found this extremely interesting “take” on recent events, including the downing of MH 17 in the Ukraine’s Donetsk region, and the inability of American officials to offer anything like substantive proof to their claims that it was Russian-backed separatists that fired the missile:

US State Department “Confident” MH17 “Mistakenly” Downed By Separatists, Finds No Direct Link To Russia

There’s a fly in the “attack Russia ointment,” as Zero Hedge makes abundantly clear, citing the Associated Press coverage of the story:

“Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

“They say the passenger jet was likely felled by an SA-11 surface-to-air missile fired by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine and that Russia ‘created the conditions’ for the downing by arming the separatists.

“The officials briefed reporters Tuesday under ground rules that their names not be used in discussing intelligence related to last week’s air disaster, which killed 298 people.

“They said they did not know if any Russians were present at the missile launch, and they wouldn’t say that the missile crew was trained in Russia.

“ A senior official said the most likely explanation was the plane was shot down by mistake.” (Emphases in the original)

Ok…so just Russia “created the conditions”? I think not. If Russia is to be held to blame for the incident simply by having “created the conditions,” then surely the same must ultimately be even more applicable to the USA and the West’s actions in fomenting the coup and creating the chaos in the first place, if indeed, even they are responsible, for recall my high octane speculation of a few days ago: neither the West, the Ukraine, nor Russia has anything to gain either by creating the incident, sponsoring proxies or cut-outs to create it, or even by “creating the conditions.” But some independent rogue group might

This is not, however, our focus here. The real focus is on the zinger that occurs at the very end of the Zero Hedge article with these two salvos:

“So – to sum up – having told the world that they would release details surrounding intelligence about the MH17 disaster, US officials have pulled a ‘trust us’ moment… blamed the ‘terrorists’ and given themselves an out with Putin… all with absolutely no public proof whatsoever…

“Which leaves us with one question - What happened between The White House and Putin (and perhaps Merkel) that ended with this lowering the tone of the debate?” (Emphasis in the original)

What indeed? Granted, it’s hard to pull off a “trust us” moment when trust in the US government internationally is at an all time low.

Recall, for a moment, that President Putin phoned President Obama almost immediately after the downing of MH17, so what Zero Hedge is asking is what, exactly, did Putin(and perhaps Merkel) really convey to the White House, and why the subtle backpedaling from Washington?

Well, if the disclosure of Victoria Nuland’s “phone call” comments prior to the Kiev coup are any indicator, if the USS Donald Cook incident are any indicator, and if the extensive Russian corporate networked contacts with the West and the Ukraine are any indicator, then perhaps Mr. Putin is sitting atop a mound of his own “classified information and sources,” and may have conveyed that he was willing to “share it,” leaving the Republicans in the US Senate to pick up the ball with the “Russian Aggression Act of 2014.” Perhaps Mr. Putin also gently reminded the West that Russia never did buy into the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction, and that for them, as for the late West German Chancellor Audenaur, nuclear weapons are “just another form of artillery.”

And I’ll bet, like Zero Hedge, that it was a conference call including Frau Merkel, present, perhaps, by Mr.  Putin’s invitation, and perhaps even unannounced and unbeknownst to the other end of the call.

See you on the flip side…

 

 

GERMAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES DIRECTED TO LIMIT PROCUREMENT FROM AMERICAN COMPANIES, RECONSIDERS TYPEWRITERS

There was another geopolitical development recorded in the past few weeks as well. You’ll recall that during the NSA scandal, China directed its various government agencies to cease procuring hardware from American companies, fearing infestation by “backdoors” and corrupted software. The fear is a legitimate one, for as I have noted in previous blogs, it[More...]

HAVING FUN AT A SOCCER GAME: THE BRICSA AGENDA EMERGES

Now, while the world cup soccer finals were going on – which Germany eventually won – the nations of the BRICSA bloc were busy talking to each other, and one of them, Mr. Putin, was talking with Mama Merkel. I was not able to comment on all of this at the time, having had to[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM JULY 11 2014

Joseph talks about the strange indications of something very wrong with the recent “suicide/murder” of JP Morgan banker Julian Knott and his wife Alita, and about Germany’s ratcheting up of diplomatic tension over American spying on that country (who can blame them?), using the strongest language from that country to another western power since before[More...]

GERMANY SAYS “NEIN!” TO SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

This one was shared with me by Mr. P.T., a regular reader here(and a thank you to him for bringing it to our attention), and it appeared just last Thursday, March 27, 2014, on the Voice of Russia. It seems that, in spite of (doubtlessly engineered) child pornography scandals erupting around some of her federal[More...]

POST-FUKUSHIMA: JAPAN TURNS OVER WEAPONS GRADE FISSIONABLE MATERIAL TO THE U.S.A.

Many of you have been following the continued story of the Fukushima tragedy and its ongoing aftermath, and most of this story has concerned itself with the continued spewing of radioactivity at the site. Sadly, it is a story that has dropped off the radar of the western lamestream media presstitutes. But there is another[More...]

FLASH!!! TIDBIT: FLASH!!! GERMANY/EU CONSIDER IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS ON THE UKRAINE…

This just in:… apparently the EU and Germany are considering imposing sanctions on the Ukraine… so my analysis of the wider scenario must now stand greatly amended if not overthrown altogether: German Foreign Minister Steinmeier Now Entertaining Sanctions against the Ukraine

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM FEB 20, 2014

Joseph outlines what he believes connecting several dots – the Ukrainian Unrest, the German foreign minister’s recent visit to his counterpart in Moscow, his subsequent statements, the current domestic problems of Chancellor Merkel’s government, and Franco-German plans for a European internet – might indicate a huge geopolitical and financial stepping away from the USA by[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM NOV 14, 2013

Once again, folks, Germany is producing “too much” it seems, for the central banksters of the Anglo-sphere.  In this bit of historical deja vu, Joseph comments on the following article from Zero Hedge: EUROPE DEMANDS GERMANY EXPLAIN ITS ROBUST ECONOMY

TIDBIT: BRAZIL AND GERMANY UNITE TO DRAFT UN RESOLUTION CONDEMNING NSA SPYING

This is an interesting story: again I won’t comment but to say that I’ve been predicting a slow, gradual German drift into the BRICSA orbit: Brazil, Germany Drafting UN Anti-Spying Resolution To General Assembly To Curb U.S. Surveillance By NSA