Fake satellite images release by US intelligence on social media

The twists and turn of lies performed by the US to demonise Russia and to foster Rossophobic sentiment are mind-boggling. In the recent charade, the US released several “sattelite” images of presumable Russia shooting with artillery over border at Ukrainian positions.

Before I go on to the images, I’d like to say a few words about the shelling of Russian territory by Ukraine. This lead to deaths of at least two Russian citizens and destruction of property on Russian soil. In one of the latest event, when criminal investigators came to the scene of shelling, Ukrainian troops did a repeat performance, targeting the team of investigators and journalists. If anything like this happened in the US, the global bully would have retaliated on the spot with an over-dimensioned retributary attack, removing the offending country from the face of the earth. Russia on the other hand limited itself to several warnings. Not surprisingly, none of this was reported by the Western presstitute MSM. In the latest statement, Russia’s foreign minister Lavrov said that any further provocation from Ukraine will be met by force and the firing positions in Ukrain that can be proven firing at Russia will be suppressed by return fire.

The whole situation reminds of the time prior to NATO’s invasion into Yugoslavia. Massive provocations and murder of Serbian population remained unreported by Western MSM, yet as soon as Serbs started to retaliate, the same MSM began trumpeting about mass murders of the US and EU best friends, the Muslims.

Now, the images. Here are two articles reporting on them:

US releases satellite images ‘proving’ Russia is firing into Ukraine
‘Fake’: Russian Defence Min rebuffs US sat image claims

Here are the images in question. Note that all images are labelled as “Artillery strikes within Ukraine”.

Shelling 1

Shelling 2

The first and the second image hang together. The first image depicts an alleged Ukrainian unit (which, it’s number, kind, dislocation?) that came under fire. It is another view of the inset from the upper left corner in the second image.

The first question everybody has is: why so low resolution, to the point that it’s impossible to anything on the main images, and one has to believe the insets. Is this the best US can come up with after having spent millions of taxpayers’ dollars on surveillance? GoogleEarth or any other private imagery have better resolution, and are in colour. I doubt that US don’t have high-detail images, it’s just such images would not have shown anything, should they have been released (as Russian Defence Ministry is asking US to do).

The second question is to the tracks in image 1. The artillery units never stay long in one place, especially not in an empty field in the middle of nowhere. They move out to a designated location, perform the task, and move the hell out. So it is natural to assume that the before and after images are at most a few days apart. However, there are fewer tire tracks on the after image, than on before, and the tracks are arranged differently. The tracks could not have disappeared completely after such a short period so as to become completely invisible, which leaves the only other option that the before and after images are many months, if not a year, apart.

The third question is to the impact marks. Many observed that the marks carry a distinct impression of beeing cloned in Photoshop. Second, when firing from a distance of 14km, the angle of impact would have been much more shallow, leading to more elongated impact marks. And third, judging by the existing elongation, the marks are not aligned with the proposed origin of fire and with each other. Consider the following map, superimposed on GoogleEarth image. The yellow line is the direct line to the proposed origin of fire. The red marks indicate the direction, from the individual projectiles came from:

Impact

Here is the GoogleEarth image of the area, depicted in the second image, which also marks the distance and direction between the points:

Alleged shooting sites

And the fourth question is: why the image of the alleged Russian position in the inset of the second image differes so much from the field in the main image. The stripes in the field would have been visible even at this low resolution, besides, the inst shows on type of field, while its designation box shows two distinctly different fields.


The third image deserves a special attention too. The resolution is so low, that it is almost impossible to make out any detail. The dots in the target zone are only a couple of pixels wide and can be anything. The firing positions of the origin point at a different angle that what their designated alleged targets would be.

Shelling 3

Here is GoogleEarth image location of the shot above, with the four inset points marked on the map:
shooting-2

Malaysia MH17 down – theories in abandon

The timeline of the disaster reports

Boeing-777 was downed by Ukrainian MiG-29, Romanian expert says

US analysts conclude MH17 downed by aircraft

Flight 17 Shoot-Down Scenario Shifts
From the above, it looks like the theory of the mistaken identity with Russian Presidential plane is not that far-fetched, after all:

Some independent analyses of the initial evidence from the crash site suggest the jetliner may have been destroyed by an air-to-air attack, not by an anti-aircraft missile fired from the ground. Yet, the working hypothesis of the U.S. intelligence analysts is that a Ukrainian military Buk battery and the jetfighters may have been operating in collusion as they hunted what they thought was a Russian airliner, possibly even the plane carrying President Vladimir Putin on a return trip from South America, the source said.

Here is a must-watch summary video:
Flight MH17 – What You’re Not Being Told
And a comprehensive compilation article of all known facts:
MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed False Flag

After the fall of the Malaysia MH17 flight, Kiev and the West were quick to blame Russia for everything, with the Australian PM demanding that Russia takes responsibility. This is consistent with the initial feeling that the whole thing is a false flag operation from US-backed Kiev to further provoke Russia and drag it into the war, now that constant shelling of Russian territory fails to entice needed reaction. See my article Is the West gearing up to invade Russia once again?

Russian media were much diverse in the theories presented:

  1. Technical failure on the plane
  2. Plane shot down by freedom fighters of Novorossia by mistake
  3. Plane shot down by Kiev using Buk with the intention of falling on Russian territory
  4. Plane shot down from a fighter jet
  5. Plane shot down, as a mistaken identity, taking it for the President’s plane

#5 was refuted pretty quickly: even though the planes do bear some similarities, the President hasn’t been overflying Ukrainian territory for several months now.

#1 is still on the table, until definite proof of a missile strike is found

#2 was refuted as well. The freedom fighters simply lack equipment – they have shoulder rocket launchers, capable of reaching 5km, while the plane was at 10km. They don’t have Buks, and even Ukrainian Prosecutor General denied that freedom fighters could have captured any. Also capturing a Buk does not mean you can fire it. It’s a complex system consisting of 3 vehicles, that requires extensive lengthy training and a crew of 17 people to operate.

#4 is interesting in that a Spanish air traffic controller working in Kiev saw on his radar two jets shadowing the plane before it disappeared. He twitted about it. Later that account was removed, the posts modified, and the account was re-activated again with modified information. The controller is reportedly fleeing for his life.

#3 Ukraine has the means – they have and actually produced Buks for the Soviet Union. Ukraine shot down a passenger plane in 2001 in a similar fashion. Kiev was very quick in pointing the blaming finger to Russia. A TV statement was made minutes after the crash, when nothing was really known. Within 30 minutes of a crash, Poroshenko made TV speech, where he in no uncertain terms blamed Russia, no further proof needed, and where hen mentioned calling Dutch head of state and offering condolences (shouldn’t he have called Malaysia first?). The speech gave an impression of being ready-made for the occasion. Kiev release customary fakes that turned out to be recorded the day before the disaster. Ukrainians were also quick to say that 80 children died on board, and that there were American on board. Both statements were later falsified.

Fox news reported the plane’s downing site as being near Kremenchuk, which is 430 kilometres from Donetsk, about half-way to Kiev.

Interestingly, while the British envoy to UN was raging, blaming Russia for everything and demanding that investigators are allowed to the crash site, 30 OSCE investigators were already on site, protected by freedom fighters, who announced a one-sided seize-fire.

UPDATE: I’ve just had an epiphany. There is a logical discrepancy. The American intelligence reported within hours that they have information that the plane was shot down by a SAM missile. Shouldn’t they then have the location of the SAM site that performed the launch of said missile? Seeing as US is highly interested in choking the freedom movement in their new colony (yes, it’s time everyone starts noticing the big pink elephant that is US in the room, that is Ukraine), if the freedom fighters were indeed the ones that launched that missile, the intelligence agency would have trumpeted it across the globe. What we see is sideways insinuations against Russia, all the while Kiev releasing fake videos, and today filming in Dniepropetrovsk a fake news report, as if it was filmed at the crash site. These actions speak quite loudly that it might have been a Kiev-controlled SAM doing the shooting, and US in their desperation to cover the tracks, are releasing only a half-truth on their intelligence service report. Alternatively the US intelligence might not have had any data to report, and were simply relaying information from Russian military, that said that SAM radio activity was spotted in Ukraine prior to shooting.

Here is a map, showing, where the plane disappeared from the radars, well inside Kiev-controlled territory:
MH17

By the way, doesn’t it seem strange that the relatives of the victims are completely out of picture. In “normal” disasters we see a lot of indignation from the relatives, demands to see the crash site, demands to see and identify their loved ones. Here, we have an information vacuum, when it comes to relatives and their reaction. Seeing that locals on whom the bodies were falling, said that the bodies (except for the pilots) were not fresh, is it possible to assume that there are no relatives, and one or two short clips that we’ve seen are filmed with actors?

The history tends to repeat itself. KAL Flight 007 comes to mind.

Links to more information, summed up in this post:

The Odessa Massacre Rhyme

The Brits remember their Gunpoweder plot by a simple rhyme:

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot…

The gruesome events that happened in Odessa on the Second of May 2014, when Right Sector Nazis cornered, burn and short unarmed people in Odessa Trade Union building are worthy of a similar commemoration.

Remember remember the Second of May
Manslaughter, murder, flesh burnt.
That’s enough of a reason that Odessa massacre
Should never be forgot…


Resources:
Odessa slaughter survivors reveal their side of story in intl photo exhibit
ODESSA 5/02: The Untold Truth of Kulikovo Field [Part 1 ]
ODESSA 5/02: The Untold Truth of Kulikovo Field [Part 1 ] HD 1080p
Odessa 5/02: La verità non detta di Piazza Kulikovo [ITALIAN]
Kiev protégé allegedly behind Mariupol and Odessa massacres – leaked tapes
Odessa massacre victims died in seconds, not from smoke – emergency service chief
How the thugs killed Odessa inhabitants in the Trade Unions House – the details of bloody scenario
The Ukrainian City That Refuses to Implode


50 people are still reported missing, presumed dead after the Odessa massacre. Ukrainian authorities are not looking for them. Moreover, the Trade Union building, which is considered a material evidence of the crime and is surrounded by a concrete fence, is being quietly renovated and painted from the inside, erasing the evidence.


Tribute to a victim:

Recent Ukraine human rights violations released in ‘White Book’ report

As reported by Russia Today:

A senior Russian human rights official has called the updated research on human rights violations in Ukraine a forced measure, and an attempt to call for action from the international community to stop the violence.

“This was a forced measure. This was not someone’s whim but a reaction to the current situation, and the situation in the South and South-East of Ukraine is extremely grave, disastrous,” the Foreign Ministry’s Plenipotentiary for Human Rights, Konstantin Dolgov, said in a televised interview.

The full updated White Book report is available on the Foreign Ministry’s website.

Direct download (November 2013 – March 2014):
English
Russian

Direct download update (April – mid-July 2014):
Russian
UPDATE: English

A poem for a killed child

Меня убили под Славянском.
Мне было семь неполных лет.
Со мной убиты мама с папой,
Убиты бабушка и дед.

Мне было больно, очень больно.
Так не бывает у детей.
Скажи солдат, в меня стрелявший,
Что скажешь дочери своей?

Отдашь ли ей мои игрушки?
Отдашь с рисунками альбом?
Отдашь в крови моей котёнка?
Как взглянешь ей в глаза потом?

Скажи солдат, меня убивший,
Каким ты молишься Богам?
Кому принёс ребёнка в жертву?
В какой отдашь добычу храм?

Я умерла, и я не плачу.
Застыла на щеке слеза.
Запомни враг, в меня стрелявший,
Убитой девочки глаза.

Автор – Вячеслав Бунеев


I was killed under Slavjansk.
I wasn’t yet even 7.
My mother and father were killed with me
Killed were my grandma and granddad

It was painful, very painful,
As children never should have felt.
Tell me soldier, you who shot at me,
What will you say to your daughter?

Will you give her my toys?
Will you give her my album with drawings?
Will you give her my blood-covered kitten?
How will you look into her eyes?

Tell me soldier, you who killed me,
Which Gods do you pray to?
Which God did you sacrifice a child to?
To which temple will you bring your pray?

I died, and I am not crying.
The tear has dried upon my cheek.
Remember enemy, who shot at me,
The eyes of the murdered girl.

Poet: Vjacheslav Buneev


Child in Slavjansk
She was only 6 when she was killed in Slavjansk by Ukrainian artillery shells on the 8th of June at 13:15.


So far, over 60 children were killed in Novorossia by artillery and bullets from Nazional guard, private bandit armies of Kolomojskij, Klichko, Yarosh, and regular army. Most lost their lives with their families while attempting to break through the blockade of Slavjansk and escape to safety in Russia.

In the meantime, US State Department says that refugee children are simply going from Ukraine to Russia on vacation to their grannies. Prime Minister Medvedev called such statement from US for limitless cynicism. Tonight (02.07) another child, age 5, didn’t reach her “granny in Russia” as she died in an airstrike against Kondrashovka.

Shells devastate entire streets in eastern Ukrainian town (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

“At the site of the second strike the situation is even worse: 9 people have died, and 11 have been wounded. Among the victims is a five year-old girl, who with her father. The impact was so strong her legs were blown off. Once again, the exact number of the dead will only become clear later.”


And against the backdrop of such blatant murder, Ukraine urges Russia not to accept orphans fleeing war zones.