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First Examination of Malaysian MH-17 Cockpit Photo Shows Ukraine Government Shot that Plane Down

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Eric Zuesse

On July 30th, a German pilot headlined at anderweltonline, "Shocking Analysis of the 'Shooting Down' of Malaysian MH17," and he provided the first public analysis of the photos that were available immediately after the disaster, of the plane's cockpit, and of a wing. Google removed the photos soon after they were first available, but pilot Peter Haisenko had fortunately screen-saved them, and now shows them on that site, after having carefully analyzed and made sense of what they show. He says: "The facts speak clear and loud and are beyond the realm of speculation: The cockpit shows traces of shelling! You can see the entry and exit holes." And they're unmistakable in the accompanying photo. "This aircraft was not hit by a missile" and it was not hit "in the central portion" of the airplane. "The destruction [that explains the way the entire wreckage was spread out] is limited to the cockpit area," as he explains it: "A typical SU 25" (which is the Ukrainian plane, or pair of planes, that accompanied the Malaysian jet into the conflict-area) "is equipped with a double-barreled 30-mm gun, type GSh-302," carrying "a 250 round magazine of anti-tank incendiary shells and splinter-explosive shells (dum-dum)," which are "designed to penetrate the solid armor of a tank" and which ripped to shreds the cockpit-area on both sides of the plane. "The cockpit of the MH017 has evidently been fired at from both sides: the entry and exit holes are found on the same fragment" of the cockpit, so that there had to have been two SU 25s, and not merely one, which were escorting that plane into the rebel-held area.

This type of "shelling" will "cause massive explosions inside the cockpit," due to the shocking change of air-pressure, so that "the rear sections broke in mid air at the weaker points of construction most likely under extreme internal air pressure. The images of the widely scattered field of debris and the brutally damaged segment of cockpit fit like hand in glove. ... Both the high-resolution photo of the fragment of bullet-riddled cockpit as well as the segment of [bullet-] grazed wing have in the meantime disappeared from Google Images." Nonetheless, "The shelling of the cockpit of Air Malaysia MH 017, ... is definitely not ... speculative," asserts Haisenko.

Haisenko, according to the Anderwelt website, was born in 1952 in Munich, trained at the Lufthansa Flight School, and piloted for 30 years numerous different plane-types. In addition, he has been a respected published investigative journalist and historian, including the favorably reviewed 2010 book, England, the Germans, the Jews and the 20th Century. So, he has experience not just in piloting but also in investigative journalism and historical writing. Unless the photos that he captured on his computer were faked by him (and they look like they're of that wreckage-field), the United States and Ukrainian Governments have been lying about how the Malaysian airliner was destroyed. If those photos are authentic, then they are the most virginal, undoctored and unhandled evidence, relating to reconstructing what brought this airliner down.

This isn't necessarily to say that the economic sanctions that the U.S. and EU have placed against Russia are necessarily based on lies, but it is to say that unless Mr. Haisenko has perpetrated a fraud, the U.S. and EU have. Right now, it's his evidence against their "evidence," at a time when their "evidence" has been widely challenged as being non-credible. Perhaps Haisenko's isn't. But, certainly, the imposition of the anti-Russian sanctions on the basis of the "evidence" that has been offered to justify them is scandalous in itself, as being, at the very least, highly premature, if not outright warmongering.

No one can doubt that George W. Bush and Tony Blair invaded Iraq on the basis of bogus "evidence" like that. Are President Obama and NATO aiming to invade Russia on that same fraudulent basis? Is history repeating itself here, only far more dangerously? And will the world's press do as rotten a job this time, as they did last? The consequences this time could turn out to be far, far, worse.

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One thing is very clear: the public have every reason to distrust both their governments and their press.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They're Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST'S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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Two of the images are still available on Google:cl... by K V Ramani on Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:38:59 AM
I'm afraid that handing the black boxes over to th... by Vierotchka on Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 1:55:27 PM
Icouldn't agree more. ... by George W.Reichel on Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 4:28:58 PM
Let's get the pictures and analysis of them into t... by Archie on Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:42:35 PM
Isn't it possible, given the internal explosion ev... by molly cruz on Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 3:45:32 PM
Both who? ... by Deena Stryker on Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 8:45:39 PM
The Ukrainian government and the separatists ; nei... by molly cruz on Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 11:03:42 AM
I haven't heard of any evidence of an internal exp... by Monte Haun on Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 at 12:21:18 PM
Wow! That image is amazing. Smoking gun proof yet ... by Bill Johnson on Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 8:48:35 PM
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Yeah Al, apparently you did not read the entire th... by Bill Johnson on Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 1:25:35 PM
You didn't read my article here, and you didn't cl... by Eric Zuesse on Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 6:07:42 AM
Its an undisputed fact the the MH17 crash site was... by George Masni on Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 4:48:47 PM
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Re. "If you believe the premise of this article, M... by Eric Zuesse on Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 8:15:06 AM
I agree that the Haisenko article says that MH17 w... by George Masni on Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 3:44:54 PM
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My idea that machine gun holes were planted as fal... by George Masni on Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 at 1:10:16 AM
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