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I have strong evidence from Ukrainian citizen Anatoly Shary that Kiev is caught in a third major lie regarding Buk deployment.
It takes a while to go over the evidence, condensed below, all having to do with the number 312 painted on a missile launcher.
Follow the Number
On March 8, Censor.Net, a Ukrainian Nationalist cite, says "Ukraine Defends Donetsk From Russian Incursion: 'Buk' Air Defense Rocket Systems Are Taking Up Positions. PHOTO + VIDEO"
The sub-headline reads: "A resident of Gorlovka, driving to work in Soledar, came across an entire convoy of military equipment. ...My coworkers and I counted 11 missile launchers ..."
Image Posted on Censor
I captured the entire page for posterity just in case someone needs it.
Here is a video posted on the same page.
I stopped the video precisely at the 37 second mark. This is what I saw:
SBU Headline July 19, 2014
A translated SBU headline reads "Russia is trying to hide the evidence of his involvement in a terrorist attack in the skies over Ukraine"
SBU is the "Security Service of Ukraine". The gist of the article is the SBU claims to show a Buk missile launcher headed back to Russia. An unmodified Google translation follows.
SBU is unequivocal evidence that the aircraft "Boeing-777" shot down using the anti-missile system "Buk" M, which, together with the crew was transferred to Ukraine from Russia. This was announced by Head of SBU Vitaly Naida briefing on the crisis in the media center.There are a number of images on that page, here is the last one.
"SBU take measures within the investigation and gets a clear evidence of involvement in the terrorist attack of Russian citizens", - said Naida. He assured that the evidence already submitted to all international partners services. SBU is working directly with the Dutch police officers and law enforcement agencies of other countries whose citizens were victims of the terrorist attack on July 17.
Representative SBU showed reporters photos of the installation "BUK-M" on one of the streets Torez and photos following the installation of the column in the Donetsk region.
In addition, the published photo taken at the time of launching rockets in the vicinity of the village towards Torez Snow, which is clearly visible contrail rocket, which was shot down "Boeing-777" with peaceful people. Vitaly Naida said that the service is clearly identified starting place, which is located in an area controlled by terrorists and the Russian military.
SBU representative also said that the Russian side gave an indication of the terrorists to take out all Ukraine launchers "BUK-M".
July 18 at 2 am in the Luhansk region crossed the border with Russia two trucks, each of which was launcher "BUK-M." Oh 4 nights in the day crossed the state border of three tractors - one empty platform was one launcher with four missiles, and the last was probably fighting vehicle control module.
He stressed that Russia is trying to hide the evidence of his direct involvement in the attacks.
The caption beneath that photo simply reads "When using photos and text information refer to www.sbu.gov.ua is required".
As much as I tried, I cannot make out the numbers on that missile launcher. But please consider the following article, video, and translated captions.
Falsification of Placing Buks by Anatoly Shary
Known journalist and fraud exposer Ukrainian propaganda rasssledovanie spent around stuffing SBU information about air defense missile systems Buk, who was allegedly put the militia of Russia.Anatoly Shary Video
Analyzing the material provided by the power department of Kiev as evidence for the involvement of Russian plane crash, Anatoly Shary found on the photo irrefutable detail - Room missile system. It turned out that this is the Beech, proudly showed the Ukrainian press a month earlier. Air defense system with the same label appeared in the bravura material on how Ukrainian rocket men valiantly guard Ukrainian sky from aggressive Russian bear.
Starting at the 1:18 mark, the English transcription reads ... "The official site of the Service [that] is responsible for the security of my country published somehow very small pictures of a small resolution. it's so difficult to make something out. I managed to find photos of better quality, I managed to zoom them. Read the number. ... It doesn't matter where, the matter is the number. And the thing is the SSU [Security Service of Ukraine - SBU] completely *ucked up."
Image From Video
The video concludes "Stop the Moronic War"
- Anatoly Shary doctored the video
- Someone else doctored photos or video that Anatoly Shary discovered
- 312 was captured by the rebels and is now in Russia
- Kiev *ucked up
While the first three choices are remotely possible, door number 4 seems most likely.
Question of the day: OK Kiev - where is 312?
Lie Number 2
Lie number 2 was an incredibly sloppy Kiev production in which Ukraine released a video purportedly showing a Buk missile launcher headed back to Russia. The problem is the video shows a billboard that identifies the location as one held by Ukraine.
My understanding is the address on the billboard is "Krasnoarmeisk City, Dnepropetrovskaya Street #34", about 120 kilometers from the Russian border, in Ukraine-held territory, roughly 80 kilometers from the crash site.
If I can get an image of that billboard showing the same surrounding scenery, I will post it. If Kiev can provide an alternate location I will be happy to post it. If Kiev cannot, then they are caught in a lie, whether or not the billboard sign in the video is legible.
Lie Number 1
Lie number 1 pertains to Kiev splicing two distinct rebel conversations that Kiev spliced together to make it appear as if the rebels are discussing the downing of MH17.
In the first conversation, a rebel commander claims his people downed an unspecified aircraft. There is no reference within the conversation itself as to the time or date. In the second conversation, two men are talking about the wreckage of a civilian aircraft (one of them is apparently on the scene.)
There is no evidence within the second conversation to indicate that the speakers had anything to do with it, or that they are even involved in the war at all.
Supposedly this is the smoking gun. Well it wasn't, and there are some you-tube timestamp discrepancies as well.
Moreover, it appears the rebels were boasting of having shot down the plane two hours before it even happened. For details, please see No Smoking Gun.
I have spent a huge amount of time on this story, at least four hours on this post alone. My only interest is in getting to the bottom of it, no matter where the truth is.
A few readers see it my way. Reader Simon just pinged me with this email ...
Hi MishMike "Mish" Shedlock
Thanks for your sensible reporting on MH17. You are correct regarding the bias and distortion on both sides. The only statesman-like response has come from the Russians. It is an absolute disgrace that Western politicians jumped into the fray with arm-waving accusations against the Russians. I am not aware of a single Western politician who has taken a circumspect stance (perhaps the MSM is to blame here). The duplicity, hypocrisy and lack of leaderships is staggering.
I am glad that you are one of the few who provide some thoughtful analysis. What is tragic of course is that 'thoughtful' is the last thing on so many peoples minds.