We have an article by our own political analyst Dmitry Babich, entitled “How Critics of Western MH17 Coverage Are Bullied Into Silence.” The author argues: “The haste with which Obama put the “burden” (his own word) of proving its own innocence on Russia, adding that Russia has “urged on, trained and armed with military equipment and weapons” the people who, in Mr. Obama’s opinion, downed the plane could not avoid puzzling a lot of observers with elementary legal skills. In a civilized court, a suspect does not carry any “burdens”, the “burden” of proving the guilt of a suspect is on the accusing side. It is strange that lawyers Obama and Kerry do not understand it. “ Check out the full article at en.ria.ru and tell us what you think!
Here's what our readers think.
Steve Wojcyk from Canada wrote:
“Once again the propaganda media is trying to blame President Vladimir Putin for the downing of the Malaysian jet without any proof and before the black boxes have been examined saying that Russia is supporting the rebels for which they have no proof and completely ignoring the fact that the Poroshenko government is a puppet government installed by the west and they had already spent billions for years to make this happen. A thought occurred to me that this whole tragic incident could have been staged to get European support for further sanctions on Russia which the Europeans seem to have second thoughts about because it is not to their advantage. This constant ignorant false accusations is just more of the American effort to demonize Russia and the President and continue on with the cold war. I think it could be a cold winter for the Europeans and definitely for the Ukrainians who have not paid a cent of their gas bill. This Ukrainian gov't thinks they can do and say anything because America will rescue them. We shall see .”
Robert Manning from the United States sent us an extensive email:
“Dnipropetrovsk region is within the East Ukrainian area. It is a island of Kiev influence and this is where the apparatus for the BUK missiles are and this is where the missiles came from to shoot the Malaysian jetliner #17 down... This incident was intended to be a false flag event to start a war. John McCain is technically correct in that the missiles did indeed come from East Ukraine, but not from the Kiev opposition. Kiev already had these missiles years ago, in the year 2008...”
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