Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MH17 disaster: The Propaganda War

The first casualty in a war is truth.

Emotionally I have felt the Russians were guilty of shooting down MH17 but there is no solid evidence to go by except American claims that they do. The right thing to do is to wait for the evidence to be produced. After a bruising lesson of the Americans coming out empty handed for Saddam Hussein's WMD, I have had enough. Show me the evidence first.

So the West fired the first salvo in this propaganda war with Australia's PM Tony Abbott using a bazooka right into the cavern of the UN Security Council. I waited for the Russians to respond and didn't want to commit to any post regarding who dunnit on this blog. The fog of war eh.

I don't have time to collect every piece of information I come across but this is a good proxy of what is going on.

There are countless such tweets circulating with damning remarks of the separatists like the example above which I went to Google to pick up.

But what is the truth? See this video of what really happened. It was nothing like what was purported and going viral.

Well this isn't the disreputable Fox but better ABC News. Note how they describe the picture: Pro-Russian Militants Pick Through Debris at Jet Crash Site

No wonder the French is going ahead with selling those Mistral Class warships to the Russians.

Time will uncover the truth for us. We just need to be patient. What I am seeing all over the place is people looking for pieces of information to support their prejudices. Unfortunately people simply love to persist in their errors. If only they could place bets and lose like in the markets, they might learn faster. We really need to learn.


  1. there's all the reason the world number one police wants to land the blame on the Russians - all for its own gain but ..

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

    just that when the nose has been growing longer and longer, it will be difficult to imagine it is not the normal size anymore

  2. The separatists are in damage-control mode. They are fronting a softer demeanor now but they know full well that they are responsible.

    To me, the last nail in the coffin was the intercepted conversations between the rebellion generals and their henchmen. That's the smoking gun.

    Putin is of course complicit--the rebels do not have anti-aircraft missiles unless supplied by Kremlin. The only question that remains is whether Putin himself ordered the attack and how Moscow should be punished.

    Singapore should join the world in the condemnation of Russia.

    1. When the evidence is finally presented I believe like nearly every nation then we would condemn. Meanwhile my guess is LHL went out of his way to help Najib score the diplomatic deals for bringing back the bodies. Malaysia do not have the same diplomatic reach and influence like we do. We are very secretive about such ops for obvious reasons.

      We also wouldn't like to do anything solely for moral reasons. Condemning Russia at the end of the day is far inferior to making the global environment friendlier to our security and prosperity. Therefore we would want to contribute to a diplomatic solution to the conflict. Never mind we don't get any public credit for it.

  3. Not sure in this age of shor-termism people still recall MH17 Here is an interesting link
    with videos