In her 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein pointed out that the world is being privatized at an alarming rate in a decades long process driven by capitalism in overdrive. Every disaster or world crisis is used to scare the population into accepting the need for yet one more transfer of wealth and power to the Very Very Few (my term). The neocons behind Disaster Capitalism will frequently create a crisis of which they can take advantage. The so-called War on Terror is the most devastating example of what has come out of this opportunistic policy, whose neocon proponents must have been quite content when 911 facilitated their continued, decades long, onslaught on our freedoms.
My point today: Recent events in Ukraine have highlighted for me that the Ukraine Crisis, which became acute with a February 22, 2014, US-engineered, coup d’état, is a classic example of Disaster Capitalism. Before long the Ukraine will have been aggressively and widely privatized (farmland, mining, natural gas, etc) to an extent and at a rate that would not be tolerated even in the increasingly docile “democratic” West. It will be “justified” by using the intimidating excuse that it will be better than the rampant corruption that now exists. This devastating crisis was created on purpose. The US, over several years, manipulated Kiev into a desperate position and then engineered a coup d’état. An American is now the Finance Minister of the Ukraine and both its President and Prime Minister are mere puppets selected in advance of the coup by the US State Department.
Like Russia’s gangsterism and Bush’s cronyism, contemporary Iraq is a creation of the fifty-year crusade to privatize the world. Rather than being disowned by its creators, it deserves to be seen as the purest incarnation yet of the ideology that gave it birth.
More quotes from The Shock Doctrine can be found here.
Friday, November 26: I looked at this post, posted August 13, 2014 with the intention of placing the earliest post item dated Nov 21, 2013 first and listing them in chronological order ending on this last page: November 27, 2018, but, after working on it for hours yesterday, decided against it because a small but significant number of links no longer work or match what they originally were. So this post it is as it was with the latest post first. It would have been too much work to revise and make changes. For once, the perfectionist in me deferred to common sense and dealing with the present. Six years of dedicated writing in here. It will have to suffice. I think the conclusions expressed are still close enough to the “truth.”
November 27, The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) continues to be exposed as having used critically flawed “evidence” to discredit Russia… The latest presentation from Russia from Sept. 17, 2018 is thoroughly damning in its destruction of the JIT’s claim on May 24 that:
the BUK-TELAR which was used to shoot down flight MH17 originated from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade of the Russian armed forces.
The Russian response on September 17 was extremely thorough about the production and shipping details of the missile the JIT identified. Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin took 12 painstaking minutes to explain that this BUK (whose casing and venturi serial numbers were identified by the JIT) found in the crash area
was delivered by rail 29 December 1986 to military unit 20152 of the Ukrainian army and never sent back to Russia.
Russian Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov then attacked the video used by the JIT to explain the movement of this BUK from Russia to Ukraine. Konashenkov used sophisticated, carefully explained, geometrical evidence to demonstrate that the BUK truck was superimposed on another video of parts of its alleged “route” to the launch site. Then Konashenkov said:
This is conclusive evidence that Ukraine was not just involved in this tragedy but it also manipulated the international investigation.
Konashenkov then played a recording of a 2016 conversation between servicemen preparing for military exercises in Odessa. Ukrainian Armed Forces Col. Ruslan Grinchak suggests to one of his soldiers who is objecting to an order:
Hey! If this keeps going on we will take down another goddamn Malaysian Boeing and everything will be great again. So, that’s what we will tell them.
Konashenkov also explained that in July 2014, when MH17 was shot down, the colonel was the commander of the 164th radio technical brigade, nr A1451 of the Ukrainian Air Force. […] In other words Grinchak knew exactly what was happening in the air over Donbass, because it was his job.”
The General then stated that Ukraine was clearly involved in the MH17 tragedy and has concealed key information from the JIT that would lead to evidence of Ukraine involvement.
Here I have to credit the brilliant source of the information I used for this entry. Most of what I have said above is clearly explained in this September 17 post by Max van der Werff ( @MaxvanderWerff ). I’ve been following him since June 2015. I followed the tragic MH17 very closely from July 2014 for two years. I still have a keen interest in everything that has happened but only report from time to time when the occasional breakthrough is made.
This is such a time. I’m not holding my breath for the truth to come out. It’s been four years and four months since the shutdown and February 22, 2019 will mark 5 years since the US-promoted coup d’état that ousted Viktor Yanukovich and started this whole mess that I call the Blame Russia Chorus.
Propaganda has very deep pockets.
March 25, Could these two events be related? The Ukrainian SU-25 pilot, Vladislav Voloshin, who may have been ordered to shoot down MH17, allegedly “committed suicide” on March 18 – one week ago! See this link that includes pilot Voloshin in my timeline below dated April 26, 2016. And Nadia Savchenko (Hero of Ukraine under Poroshenko) has just been jailed in Ukraine for bringing her late-found Maidan sniper truth to power and talking about reversing the 2014 US-promoted coup. My “sniffer” alerts me to the possibility that the MH17 official story is becoming increasingly suspect (at last) and the people who can tell the truth, like Voloshin, continue to be eliminated.
January 26,MH17 Aside… for an amazing moment: a terrific and entertaining, loosely-related (via the Dutch Masters – of BS), brilliant article on NSA-dominated Fake News and the very scary, “collect-it-all worldwide” Big Data goal of the Deep State. This article by suzi3d on steemit.com exposes much more than a sloppy, popular, professional CIA troll named Garland. It ruthlessly dissects and exposes a total load of paid-for anti-Russia horse manure found on Twitter.
November 21 Key Update: I had not seen the video that accompanied this 3 year old Guardian article from Nov 5, 2014. The sound track is the conversation between the Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Paet and the EU’s Catherine Ashton. The real block buster is an Italian article that shows actual video of the foreign snipers entering and exiting the buildings on Maidan square with large bags that contained rifles. There is also this Nov 19 2017 YouTube report in Italian with English subtitles in two 10-minute parts that shows testimony and gory footage of the carnage that ensued, killing at least 80 pro-EU protestorsand police with the same guns and bullets. Names of US and Ukrainian advisors and commanders are given in this YouTube video. Georgian and Lithuanian snipers principally had been guns hired by the Ukrainian coup operators that were commanded to shoot indiscriminately to sow the chaos that ultimately caused Yanukovich to flee and assured the US-engineered coup.
January 13, 2017 Key Update: Christopher Black of New Eastern Outlook posted this on January 11: Trump and MH17: Just One Step Too Far? In it he describes the extraordinary detention at, for God’s sake, Amsterdam‘s Schiphol Airport, of journalists Michael Spekkers and Stefan Beck and the seizure of all their cameras and electronic devices plus pieces of the MH17 wreckage still in the Donbass that they found with the help of Graham Phillips. All of their material, photos and data have been looked through but we’ll not get the chance to see it.
This is yet one more piece of evidence that implies that NATO and its “servants,” the Dutch authorities, are very worried about evidence being revealed that neither the Russians nor the Eastern Ukrainians were, in any way, responsible for the shootdown of MH17. The guilty parties are very likely the Ukrainians for shooting down MH17, either accidentally or deliberately, and the Americans would then be guilty of hiding evidence at a minimum and, if the shootdown was a deliberate false flag, actual criminal involvement before, during and after the July 17, 2014 event.
The article summarizes the MH17 event succinctly and highlights the key smelly points. Mr. Black, an international lawyer based in Toronto, adds that the relentless onslaught of propaganda and incredible, as yet unproven, machinations against President-Elect Trump add serious gravity to the suspicions of thoughtful observers who haven’t let this farce go. The neocons are seriously spooked at the possibility that Trump will launch a proper investigation into MH17, one that I suspect will be hugely embarrassing to the American security apparatus, to the Obama democrats and humiliating to the American people themselves.
Below is a lot of information that I’ve collected in my study (ongoing since August 2014, less than a month after the shootdown) of MH17 and the Ukraine coup and its own background. Immediately following are other updates, and if you scroll down far enough you will see a very thorough chronological set of events and articles with links so that you, yourself, can analyze this puzzle to your heart’s content.
September 11, 2016: This post, begun on August 13, 2014, was expanded to include the Ukraine coup d’état in February 2014 financed and organized by the US State Department. MH17 didn’t happen in a vacuum. Since MH17 went down 26 months ago on July 17, 2014, a mystery story has evolved for me that goes back to 2013.
Background: To properly illuminate and present this story, it was necessary to examine the events that led up to MH17 and ultimately spawned its horror. So, some time ago, at the bottom of this longgggg post, I added a brief timeline listing the dramatic and violent events of the Euromaidan protests that began in November, 2013, three months before the coup, that forced the elected President Viktor Yanukovich to flee on February 21, 2014. The replacement of Yankovich with puppets selected by the US State Department alienated the citizens of Crimea and the Eastern provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk. Crimea acceded to Russia after a 90% referendum vote in March, and Donetsk and Lugansk proclaimed themselves independent peoples republics on April 7, 2014.