It is claimed that at least 37 people have been killed and dozens wounded in an apparentl jihadist massacre conducted with automatic weapons against a beach and resort area in Sousse. a popular site for Western tourists. There did seem to be issues with the veracity of the massacre in Tunis earlier this year but there is every chance this event took place and so it will be assumed to have taken place until compelling evidence appears to indicate otherwise.
The attack was apparently conducted by two gunmen, who began at the beach before moving onto the Imperial Hotel according to this account from the Guardian
“Witnesses reported that gunmen opened fire on the beach between the Soviva and Imperial Marhaba hotels. Officials said one gunman had been shot dead but there are unconfirmed reports that another may be on the run.”
“Rafik Chelli, one of Tunisia’s top security officials, told Mosaique FM that the gunman shot by security forces after attacking a Tunisian beach resort was unknown to authorities. From AP:”Witnesses reported that gunmen opened fire on the beach between the Soviva and Imperial Marhaba hotels. Officials said one gunman had been shot dead and another was on the run. There were unconfirmed local reports that the second gunman had been surrounded. Chelli said the man, from the city of Kairouan, came from the beach hiding his Kalashnikov under an umbrella before opening fire on the tourists. From there he entered the Hotel Imperial through the pool, shooting people as he went.”
“Chelli said there were many foreigners among the victims but he did not have an exact count of the nationalities.
He said authorities had a plan to protect the hotels during the month of Ramadan but this was an isolated operation that is difficult to counter against and there is never zero risk.”
Western tourists are apparently among the dead with reports of Belgian, Irish, British and French casualties along with many Tunisians, not that the national identity of terror victims matters at all, but it is what determines the degree of Western media interest in a story nad also points to the likely motive for the attack.
This appears to be an horrendous massacre . This is clearly an economic attack against Tunisia with echoes of the Luxor massacre in Egypt in 1997, Mumbai in 2008 and so many others. Tunisia is a target for destabilisation and there is little doubt that this attack will be claimed by an affiliate of the IS group, presumably the Libyan wing, which is trained by among others one of America’s favourite Salafi jihadists, Abdelhakim Belhadj who was last reported running a training camp for the North African IS wing having previously mysteriously “switched sides” at least three times.
Fighting for the West in Afghanistan, against the West as a member of an al Qaeda affiliate the LIFG (Libyan Islamic Fighting Group), switching to a key Western anti- Gaddafi ally in 2011 and now back on the “other” side in 2015.
[Tunisia: Locals frantically attend to injured tourists after deadly resort attack
Tunisia: At least 37 killed in attack on tourist resort in Sousse *GRAPHIC*
It seems as though the agents have been activated and all the proxies are being deployed in order to simply create chaos and mayhem. In addition to the Tunisia massacre and the apparent beheading in France, there was a suicide attack against a Shia Mosque in Kuwait, where political violence is extremely rare that at last report left at least 25 people dead.This has apparently already been claimed by the so called IS group. This follows similar attacks on Shia Mosques in both Saudi Arabia and Yemen in recent weeks, also during Friday prayers. To attack a Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan seems especially low and repugnant.
Shiite mosque attacked in Kuwait, ISIS claims responsibility
Kuwait: Aftermath of Shia mosque bombing, at least 25 dead *GRAPHIC*
Kuwait: Shia Ramadan mosque bombing kills dozens, IS claim responsibility
It has been a very big few days massacre wise for the IS group as they are claimed to have killed 143 mostly civilians in an attack on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, apparently launched from Turkey.Dozens of Kurdish civilians were massacred in the operation which actually smacked of desperation. Only eight or so months ago the IS group seized most of Kobani, this was a suicidal assault that was pure nihilistic madness with no attempt to actually seize territory or achieve any conventional military goals.
The fact that the Kurdish groups receive real US air support means they are beginning to cut off the IS HQ in Syria, Raqqa, from Turkey,which will be the end of the IS group in Northern Syria if it happens. Without the access from Turkey to Raqqa and eastern Syria, the whole project begins to fall apart.
RAW: Moment car bomb explodes in Kobani in new ISIS offensive
Syria War 2015 – IS Car Bomb Explosion Inside Kurdish Town Of Kobane Captured On CCTV
Fatal terror attacks hit Tunisia, France and Kuwait, causing international condemnation
Boston Bombing- Death Penalty Confirmed in Massachusetts.
The trial and sentencing process for convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was completed yesterday bringing to a close the first phase of one of the most farcical travesties of justice in the history of the world. In this case, an individual has been convicted and sentenced to death for a proven hoax event.
It is hard to know how to respond to such a shocking and fantastic farce other than to say that all of the institutions and individuals who have contributed and participated in this brazen travesty deserve nothing but hatred and contempt.
If any of the people involved in this think that they are going to succeed, are going to get away with this, you have no chance. Whether it takes one month, one year, a decade or longer it does not matter. You are now effectively doomed to be remembered for your participation in this gross injustice. If events are allowed to follow their current path you will all be accessories to murder, morally at least.
If Dzhokhar is executed this will only increase the repercussions that you will all inevitably suffer. Even if by a miracle you reach the end of your life without facing exposure for your corrupt and criminal behaviour, it can be guaranteed that at some point in the future everyone is going to discover the truth about the Boston Bombing event, the trial process and the despicable and evil way you have all conducted yourselves throughout this process.
You are collectively, amongst the lowest and most laughable criminals to have ever walked the earth. Whatever you have gained from your participation in this event will be ashes in your mouth someday very soon.
When you are exposed and destroyed do not try and play innocent or pretend that you were not warned.
What were the Boston Bombings?
Officially the Boston Bombings were twin bomb attacks that targeted spectators at the Boston Marathon at 3pm on April 15th, 2013 leaving three dead and 264 injured including numerous amputees. In fact the Boston Bombings were two bomb attacks that did not happen. The Boston bombings were a psychological warfare operation conducted against the citizens of the US and the world by the US government (or elements therein) and the Corporate media. The Boston Bombings are probably the most thoroughly documented hoax event in modern human history.
The idea that something so upsetting could be completely fabricated is rather confronting. So I will first prove that the incident coincided with a publicly announced drill and was therefore not possibly an authentic terror attack before moving on to make the case that the event was not an authentic bomb attack at all. .
This video makes that clear.
Boston Bombing THIS IS A DRILL Announcement Heard Live
We actually hear the announcements, supporting the witness statements to the same thing. The drill was announced for Boysten Street, outside the library, at 3.00pm, the exact time and place of the detonation. The fact that it was a drill was announced just prior to the detonations so there can be no mistake. The detonation was part of a drill.
How Do We Know It was Not a Real Bombing Attack?
Once we understand that the event cannot possibly have been an authentic terror attack, we can take a closer look and discover specifically what type of manufactured event took place.
All the footage, and there is hours and hours of footage indicates that the Boston bombings were a drill sold as a live event. The footage shows multiple signs of fraud and no signs of authenticity. Everything, all the blood and all the wounds are not authentic. It is actually a less malign conclusion to make than that it was a real false flag terror attack- that the drill went “live” as so many have previously done.
The Exact same problem. No blood or broken skin with the shredded costuming. Ash and dust was poured upon the actors. We have the footage. Blood on the ground is completely wrong colour and has clearly been splashed around.
The Boston bombings failed badly and will be exposed because despite the complexity of the operation and the audacity of the plot, the whole Operation seems to have been predicated on the idea that there is no internet and no way to record television because any and all scrutiny of the footage makes it absolutely clear that the event was entirely false and staged and the only victims of this event are the Tsarnaev brothers and their associates.
All of the footage depicts a live action simulated event, none of the footage depicts an actual bombing attack. We have fake dismembered limbs falling off and being re-attached mid event. Stage dust being openly distributed over the scene. Fake blood is shown being applied and many empty fake blood containers are visible. Any of the footage can be viewed and all the footage reveals the same thing.
The Boston Bombings were one of the most ambitious and audacious psychological operations ever conducted, a truly grand deception with real flair shown in the positioning of multiple patsies at the scene and the use of hundreds of people.
.It was a very elegant tactical move and I admit I was absolutely thrown by the fact that this event was an actual hoax for a long time. I just couldn’t believe it. I mean these are public events. You’d need hundreds of people right? They had hundreds of people and of course the ever reliable controlled media are still the reliably corrupt authors of our consensus reality.
The use of the Craft International mercenaries to create a “false flag“ within a hoax and make people chase the twin red herrings was another neat innovation.The average false flag researcher is going to see the Tsarnaev brothers being framed, is shown the photos of the mercenaries with their Caps with the sinister looking skull and immediately blame them. Therefore creating a completely false argument between the conventional people who blame the Tsarnaev’s falsely, and the “conspiracy theorists” who will all blame the Craft International mercenaries, also falsely, missing the important fact that close scrutiny of the bombings indicate that far from being an actual terrorist atrocity conducted by the Tsarnaev brothers Craft or any of the other usual suspects the bombings were simply a made for television event.
Boston Bomb Hoax? Phoney Leg Bone Prosthetic Falls Off?
Boston Bombings Absolutely Exposed
A big smoke bomb and a huge cast of crisis actors. It sounds mad and it is, but unfortunately this was a hoax and the trial of Dhokar Tsarnaev is an absolute travesty. Just another sad reminder that the days of the rule of law operating in the United States are long gone. That allegation can’t be applied to every court or every jurisdiction but it is broadly true.
They actually used amputee crisis actors to simulate the effects of a bombing massacre. They had crisis actor people there to offer fake assistance to fake victims and tell childish stories to gladden and warm the wounded hearts of the American people., bosses to direct the minions, fake blood, fake dust. It is really incredible the audacity of this event where they staged a drill and sold it as a real event using a multitude of crisis actors. All together playing a role.
It worked, at least temporarily, almost everyone believes it really happened and was thus a terrible tragedy.
The Real Victims of the Boston hoax.
Two people have died in relation to this event. Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Igrahim Todashev. Both deaths in the custody of US Law Enforcement.
Several Tsarnaev associates and family members have also been imprisoned already on spurious and nonsensical charges.Real tragedies. Now Dhokar, who returned to his dorm on the night of the bombings and acted as if nothing had happened. Faces the possibility of being the third real victim in this psychopathic American stage show. It is astonishing, I pinch myself. I mean stories of injustice are not uncommon. Innocent people have been executed by US courts, 100%, it has been proven by students at Columbia Law School. But I have never heard of someone actually facing a possible death sentence for murders that simply did not occur. It’s a new low. Such madness makes me foolishly think that we must be reaching the end of something. For better or worse this cannot last. They are building their house in quicksand, it’s madness and it almost seems almost as if they are working towards a specific deadline. The pieces seem to be falling into place for a massive attack on the United States to be blamed on IS conducted by the “rogue network” in order to achieve the “complete 911 reset” that they believe they need in order to really move the tyranny agenda towards it’s logical totalitarian conclusion.
Uncle Ruslan Tsarni deserves special mention in this case. He stands out as a villain of the utmost wickedness and a traitor to both his family and humanity. For him, with the CIA father in Law to stand up as he did and claim that the Tsarnaev brothers should “seek forgiveness” for their actions was a low point in the history of human disloyalty. The one who should be seeking forgiveness is of course, the despicable Uncle Ruslan, What a sad excuse for a human being is Uncle Ruslan. But he is not alone.
Nathan Folkes has identified Arredondo as an actor, on the day it was very obvious that he is a terrible comically bad actor.
The Worst Actor in the World? Carlos Arredondo.
The unbelievably silly comedian and fake hero Carlos Arredondo is hard to surpass. The man with the fake “wetback” accent, the US flag draped in fake blood he held is a potent symbol of the truth of this event. The Red Cross id card around his neck one of those way too cute little touches. Why would a spectator at a major event possibly feel the need to bring along his Red Cross id card?
People get especially upset when it is claimed that an event that has made a clear and understandable emotional impact did not take place. The funny thing is that the truth is actually a less horrendous story than any of the consensus reality myths that revolve around the assumption that a real bombing attack took place in Boston.
Dzhokhar’s Legal Team Must Be Disbarred if not Prosecuted.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did not receive appropriate or honest legal counsel as is his legal right. Tsarnaev was effectively engaged by two Prosecutors, one of whom had a Legal obligation to defend Tsarnaev to the best of their ability or remove themselves from the case.
It must be understood that the Defense Lawyer has a responsibility both to the Client and to the Court to provide honest and strenuous representation of all clients. It is an essential component of the integrity of the adversarial Legal system. It has nothing to do with anyone’s opinion of the defendant or anything like that. Any defense lawyer with a scintilla of integrity would choose to defend Tsarnaev on the basis that
a) There is no evidence he conducted the bombing attack and (more importantly)
b)The bombing attack did not happen as literally thousands of anomalies conclusively and unmistakably prove. What defense could be more powerful than that the crime did not take place?
They do not even have to prove 100% it was a hoax in Court for Tsarnaev to escape conviction, they only have to meet the threshold of reasonable doubt.
If Tsarnaev had been allowed a sincere lawyer the entire project would have collapsed.
The outcome of this trial, whilst being completely predictable is beyond troubling. At the heart of the Empire not only truth but reality itself has been subsumed and overtaken. Until the authorities choose to say that a terror attack has happened, it didn’t happen and conversely if the US government decides that a terror attack happened and people were killed, you’d better believe it regardless of the facts and be grateful you are not rotting in prison on concocted charges like Dhokar and his friends Khairullozhon Matanov and Dias Kadyrbayev or his sister Ailina Tsarnaeva.
Active Shooter Response Training Course, Charleston, June 15-19, 2015.
Between the 15th and 19th of June, the dates surrounding the 17th, the date of the Charleston “attack”the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centre, the training arm of the the Department of Homeland Security was running an Active Shooter response training course, named the Active Shooter Threat Instructor Training Program and designated ASTITP.
“the program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to successfully handle an active threat event. This program will provide the student with the proficiency and attitude through hands on training to manage these situations. The program takes Active Shooter Threat Tactics Training to the next level utilizing dynamic interactive drills and scenario based training. This program is an intensive training program that covers a variety of tactical subject matters to include: individual and team movement and operational formation. In addition, this program focuses on the role and responsibilities of the responding officers. “
These training programs are conducted very regularly in Charleston which appears to be a key training center for the Department of Homeland Security.
The training program coinciding with the apparent massacre is certainly interesting and everything that is emerging is destroying the story they are trying to tell.
The evidence of the training program, although important does not prove that there was an active shooter drill. The event may be linked to the training program specifically or not but the heavy presence of the D.H.S in this area seems most telling either way.
What is emerging points to the likelihood that this event was completely staged, but the hard evidence to support this claim is not there at this stage. Everything about this event appears to be fake. All the bereaved family members we hear sound like bad actors.
The event has made an impact it has been believed and will continue to be believed even if it can be proven to be a staged event. The important thing for people to do in response is not to allow themselves to fall into any of the positions this event was meant to lure them into taking. Not to be sucked into the “Divide and Rule” plot that is being played.
Charleston Shooting Hoax Was a Confirmed Active Shooter Drill (Redsilverj)
Charleston Church Shooting Hoax Crisis Actor CAUGHT Reciting Lines (Resilverj)
RT are reporting that there are nine confirmed deaths in this incident. Writing that “South Carolina state Rep. Peter McCoy tweeted that nine people are dead.” According to Dahboo7 there have been bomb threats against the area of the church.
The police in Charleston, South Carolina say that a number of people were shot when a white 21 year old male in a grey hoodie opened fire on a group of people inside a largely African American church. There is no word on casualties.
At face value this event without really knowing the details, or being able to judge, screams of a Gladio style false flag attack or a Sandy Hook style hoax.
South Carolina’s troubled history regarding race would seem to make it an ideal target for stoking those tensions as part of a psychological warfare operation although this event my prove to be the exception that proves the rule, where one of these events is caused by an authentic perpetrator, but I will believe it when I see it.
Photos emerge of the alleged gunman.
The gunman has not been named these photos are allegedly the perpetrator of the apparent massacre.
Details of Victim Emerge.
It has also emerged that one of the victims was a long time member of the South Carolina State Senate named Clementa C. Pinckney died in the apparent racial massacre is how they are selling it.
Gun law psy-op of some type is written all over this one way or another. The photos of the “ostentatiously geeky” alleged shooter, recalling the bizarre non event in Sandy Hook with the shooter who we are not even sure was an actual person and an event that can be stated did not happen with absolute confidence.
Alleged Gunman Dylan Roof in Custody
The gunman named Dylan Roof has now been arrested. There is not strong evidence to support the claim and it sounds wildly off beam I suppose, but this event appears to have been a hoax. It seems to have been a contrived gun control psy-op certainly. They are easy to spot. All you need to do is listen to the President.
I heard Obama trying to conflate tighter gun control with the BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and the victims in Charleston were conflated with those of the Alabama Church bombings of the 1960s and 1960s. Perhaps the morally bankrupt “Nowhere man” Obama actually thinks he can pass himself off as a latter day Martin Luther King Jr too!
The attempt to co-opt that noble history for their evil little NWO psy- op was truly stunning. The attempt to conflate the expansion of Civil Liberties fr African Americans with the loss of Civil Liberties that gun controls entails was breathtaking.
This event is based on a lie of some type.
If anyone was actually killed in that church that is a terrible tragedy and I abhor the act, obviously.
You would hope that given that Dylan Roof is alive the facts might be resolved at trial. This is not the case unfortunately as the trial of James Holmes for the apparently fictional mass murder in the Aurora movie theater in July 2012 and the conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston bombings is a more obvious case. A conviction for a proven hoax.
This is not a proven hoax, or even close, it just “bears all the hallmarks” of a hoax event.
The cynical attempt to leverage the civil rights struggle into the gun control cause is clearly a desperation move.
Gun control, gun control and gun control. They never for a second contemplate any of the other causes. The culture of violence, of triumphalist revenge at the heart of every macho narrative, every episode of every TV series, every Western, every action movie.
They all have the same basic plot, identify the “bad guy” and then have the “good guy” violently and righteously destroy him or her.
Simple minded people take these stories to heart occasionally and when faced with sudden adversity or injustice they “act out” the revenge scenario that has been pumped into them from birth.
Every crime is the responsibility of the perpetrator but surely this culture of promoting violence as the means to resolve all your problems in the world of heroic Western fiction cannot be helpful.
There are dozens of different things, different elements that could be discussed.
The SSRI’s, the other drugs, the harshness and cruelty of the society, you could talk about any number of relevant issues but all you are going to get for days is emotional blackmail ridden drivel that seeks to insanely conflate the success of the New World Order gun control program today with the heroic black Civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr in the 1860s, prior to his being murdered by the US Government. A fact that has been affirmed in a US court.
One thing Obama said rang true, he stated that “other advanced nations don’t have these sort of events.” which is not pr4ecisely correct but the funny thing is that once tough nationwide gun laws are brought in the forces of darkness and evil NO LONGER BOTHER to set up false flag shootings and hoax events to achieve the gun control policy goal.
Tom Harper, wrote an article “British spies betrayed to Russians and Chinese” in the Murdoch owned Sunday Times implying that former US intelligence operative/whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s disclosure of classified material had caused the deaths of Western Intelligence agents- that Snowden had “blood on his hands.”
When questioned about the story on CNN by George Howell Harper frankly confessed that all the sources for the story were anonymous elements of the British government and in one astonishing gaffe actually suggested that anyone who had a “problem with the story” should “take it up with the British Government!.”
This is a transcript of the interview.
CNNs George Howell):”Tom thank you for being with us, I just want to dive a little deeper into the nature of your reporting.”
(Tom Harper begins to look apprehensive.)
CNNs George Howell:- “You’ve named unnamed officials, how do senior Number 10 Downing Street Officials know that those files were breached?”
Tom Harper.-”Um well I don’t know the answer to that George, All we know um is that this is effectively the official position of the British Government, we picked up on it, we picked it up a while ago and we’ve been working on it trying to stand it up with multiple sources and when we approached the British government last week with our evidence they confirmed effectively what you read today in the Sunday Times so , it’s obviously allegations at the moment from our point of view and it is really for the British Government to defend it”
CNNs George Howell- ”Well I do have to ask though, just in understanding the nature of what’s in the files, how do they know what was in them if they were encrypted? Has the UK Government also gotten into these files?”
Tom Harper- ”Well I mean these files come-came from America and the UK. so they may already have known for some time what Snowden took. that’s not something we’re clear on so we don’t go into that level of detail in the story . We just publish what we believe to be the position of the British Government at the moment.”
CNNs George Howell- “Your article asserts uh that it is not clear whether they were hacked or he (Snowden) gave them over when he was in Hong Kong and uh Russia, so which is it?”
Tom Harper- ”Well again sorry to just repeat myself George. I am sorry but we don’t know so we haven’t written that in the paper. It could be either, it could be another scenario. When you’re dealing with the world of intelligence there are so many unknowns and so many possibilities it is difficult to state anything with certainty and so we have been very careful to stick to what we are able to substantiate.”
CNNs George Howell- ”So we are (really) just hearing what the British Government is saying at this point um, the article mentions MI6 agents, were they directly under threat as a result of this or was it just a precautionary measure to remove them?
Tom Harper “ Again I’m afraid to disappoint you, we just don’t know um there is a suggestion that some of them may have been under threat but the statement from senior Downing Street sources , suggests that no-one has come to any harm.erm which is obviously a positive thing from the point of view of the West.” (But disastrous for his story with it’s “blood on his hands” quote from an anonymous source within the British Government)
CNN’s George Howell “So essentially you are reporting what the Government is saying but as the far as the evidence to, to substantiate it, you’re not really able to comment or explain that at this point?”
Tom Harper- ”No I mean, we..we picked up on the story a while back from an extremely well placed source in the Home Office and then tried to carry on um to substantiate what was going on through various sources in various agencies throughout Britain and then finally presented um er the story to the Government and they effectively uh confirmed what you read today in the Sunday Times. But obviously you know when you’re dealing with intelligence it’s the toughest nut to crack erm and unless you actually have leaked intelligence documents like Snowden had it is very difficult to say anything with certainty.”
CNNs George Howell- “Tom thank you so much for your time and explaining the report that has been filed there.”
This is the video.
Tom Harper Defends Snowden Story on CNN
,Journalist and conduit for the Snowden material Glenn Greenwald comments on the story here.
Utter lies’: Greenwald debunks Sunday Times spin on Snowden
CNN Critical Reporting is not the rule.
The tone and content of the CNN interview. The way George Howell humiliated and destroyed Tom Harper by asking the right questions tends to support the thesis that Snowden was sent out by elements of US intelligence, Snowden seems to be a white (or at least grey) hat plot against the national security state from within.
CNN’s history is replete with examples of unrestrained and dishonest cheerleading on behalf of war with the astonishing “Saudi Arabia attack” footage, shot in a Los Angeles studio complete with rubber palm trees as one of the “funnier” examples. For better or worse CNN is there to serve a certain purpose with their reporting at all times.
CNN FAKES IRAQ WAR WITH BLUE SCREEN – LEAKED FOOTAGE.
The Snowden Revelations.
The purpose of all this nonsense, is to obscure the fact that the Snowden releases confirmed that Western Governments are monitoring the communications of absolutely everyone in the world regardless of any terror threat or any national security justification.
It is highly unlikely that anyone will actually listen to all those phone calls or read all those E-Mails, they are burying themselves underneath a mountain of garbage, it is pure insanity, but make no mistake, everything is being recorded and that should be the operating assumption for all electronic communication.
One of the more bizarre and outrageous facts that emerged from the Snowden files was that the British version of the NSA, the GCHQ were actually downloading thousands of random webcam stills from thousands of Yahoo users webcam images. The fact that what they were collecting was completely useless did not matter to them and they recorded online remote sexual activity! Images from online sex chats between adults that were of no criminal or intelligence value.
So pathetic minions such as poor Tom Harper are sent out to get on the front foot and portray this depraved and deluded tomfoolery as being a matter of vital importance to State Security. It is funny.
All the NSA and their ally agencies are achieving is burying themselves under a giant mountain of useless information, it is a joke but there are serious questions as to what they hope to achieve with these programs, about the mass surveillance programs, the contempt for privacy, and the contempt for the rule of Law that has been openly flaunted by Western Intelligence agencies since September 11th, 2001.
Lies and Diversions.
All the controlled media reporting on this issue will generally seek to justify the surveillance measures through the use of a couple of tactics in high repetition.
The second tactic was Harper and the Times’, to paint Snowden,as a traitor who put lives at risk when he has embarrassed these parties severely and revealed their lawlessness and wrongdoing.
These buffoons clearly want to be able to simply invoke the national security mantra at any time in order to end all scrutiny of their excesses and crimes.
There is simply no evidence to support the assertion that Snowden took information even of that nature, he may have done, he may not. Unnamed Government sources who are clearly an interested, invested party, a party that has behaved unlawfully and never been brought to account for it are clearly not a reliable or remotely source on this story.
Russia obviously has been able to access some of the material, but it is completely unclear if the material is of any operational value at all. Most of what Snowden released was already known but these documents provided important confirmations in certain areas along with some new information.
The third tactic is an old classic; diversion. The controlled media will concentrate on the pathetic sideshows like the Merkel story.
Spying on Foreign leaders is one the things that these agencies are actually supposed to do so this story was the typical puerile soap opera the controlled media try and feed to the public in the hope that no-one will notice the real story. That the NSA and other agencies are building a total surveillance grid, a worldwide net that seeks to record and access all digital data everywhere always.
Never has the fact that the entire Western media is but a mindless tool of Government propaganda been made so obvious.
Uncle Evil of the War Party.
Blood on WHOSE hands?
The Sunday Times is owned by Rupert Murdoch. Over several decades Rupert Murdoch has built a mighty media and entertainment empire andthe universal support for Western wars has been a common denominator throughout this time.
If you were a Western politician seeking to start a war of aggression over the past several decades you could count on the support of the entire News Corp empire.
Wars? He supported them all. Loved the Falklands, adored Vietnam, lobbied the British Prime Minister personally to invade Iraq on several occsions and has been earnestly pushing for strikes against Iran for at least a decade. Love in vain.Throughout his career Murdoch has shown a deep commitment to war and any evil he felt served his interests or that of his adored Zionist state, Israel.
Prior to the criminal invasion of Iraq that has left at least 1.3 million people dead in the ensuing fighting, one of Murdoch’s smallest and least important newspapers, with a current circulation of less than 50 thousand, the Hobart Mercury with little or no national influence, printed an editorial in September 2002, six months prior to the invasion. questioning the rationale of Invading Iraq as part of the War on terror, pointing out that al Qaeda were not present in Iraq, that Saddam Hussein was not an ally of al Qaeda and that blowing up thousands of Muslim civilians might be more likely to inspire than prevent fresh terror.
The Editors of the Hobart Mercury were flatly informed by News Corporation headquarters the following month that all editorial content should unambiguously support the illegal war. That was that.
When next the Hobart Mercury visited the issue they had changed their tune entirely and were in line with all of Murdoch’s 175 publications worldwide in their support for the criminal Iraq invasion.
Three quotes from prior to the Iraq war that show the prescience of the great man and also his immense moral stature.
“Once it [Iraq] is behind us, the whole world will benefit from cheaper oil which will be a bigger stimulus than anything else.”
“The greatest thing to come out of this for the world economy…would be $20 a barrel for oil. That’s bigger than any tax cut in any country.”
“Appeasement is not an option when it comes to dealing with Hussein…Failure to disarm Hussein would make the world a much more dangerous place.”
Commenting on Twitter in 2012, Murdoch was still trying to defend the war,
“What was wrong with Iraq war? Saddam Hussein evil major killer, etc. Execution another matter…“
Punish ALL the Muslims!
In the wake of the blatant and pathetic false flag terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris of January 7th the malevolent and depraved Murdoch called for the collective punishment of the more than one and a half billion Muslims of the world in response.
No matter that more than one million Muslims had perished in wars he co-sponsored over the past decade, in the sick parallel universe of Uncle Evil, the deaths of 12 French civilians should see the murderous campaign expanded to include ALL Muslims.
“Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognise and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.”
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015
I love the maybe! According to Wikipedia there are around 1.57 BILLION Muslims alive today, yet Murdoch is not sure if non jihadist terrorists are a majority! This is defamation of the most childish and wicked possible type. This is evil.
These are the ravings of a demented, genocidal maniac. How else to describe them?.
How would the Western media deal with an individual who made similar comments about Jewish people?
What are the words that would be used to describe an individual who stated that ALL Jewish people should be punished for Israel’s crimes?
Phone Hacking/Intelligence gathering.
Along with supporting Western war crimes and massacres Murdoch has also been involved in a number of criminal activities although due to his power, and the corruption and cowardice of the British legal authorities Murdoch never faced criminal charges despite being taped openly admitting that he had personally directed and approved of the criminal actions of the journalists in his employ. Murdoch journalists and even editors were prosecuted for the crimes they committed while simply following the instructions of their employer Rupert Murdoch who admitted this openly on the Sun tape.
Murdoch was recorded secretly by an apparently embittered staff member after he stopped by to apologise for the fact the News Corp journalists were facing criminal charges for working by News Corp rules yet only the workers were ever prosecuted. The owners? Well that would be rude, that would be troubling.
Rupert Murdoch tape reveals media mogul’s contempt for police
Power is Above the Law in Blackened Britain.
Rupert Murdoch, like Greville Janner is simply too important to be prosecuted in Britain. British Courts are the sites for the Establishment to enforce their authority upon whom they please they are not a place where the little people are ever allowed to seek justice against powerful criminals. It just does not work like that and these conditions existed long before the odious and wicked career of Uncle Evil, Rupert Murdoch.
Glenn Greenwald: Journalist who published reports on Edward Snowden leaks flags more revelations on Australian mass surveillance – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-05/journalist-glenn-greenwald-teases-surveillance-revelations/6523324
The so-called “Coalition” attack on Yemen is now into it’s eightieth day or so having started on March 25th..Saudi Arabia and their entourage of lackeys and prostitutes have killed thousands of Yemeni civilians over the duration of the attack.
When the civilians of Palestine are subjected to similar massacres the world at least pays attention. Perhaps the lack of a Western representative in the war is what makes the difference.
Peace talks are scheduled for later this month in Geneva. the likelihood of their success is hard to predict. Until the air bombardment ends the people of Yemen will continue to suffer and their suffering will continue to be ignored by the major Western media who only ever care about human life when they are specifically ordered to do so for the propaganda purposes of the War party.
Too distant, too poor and too depressing…it must be Yemen.
In the case of Yemen it sadly seems that almost no-one cares. Yemen is too poor, too remote, too depressing, too far removed from the West, part of a Geopolitical game that is largely beyond both the comprehension and outside the interest of the Western public.
Almost all of my life I would have felt exactly the same way. “It’s too depressing” I would tell myself, “What could you possibly do about it?” etc. So I am not pointing the bone at anyone here but trying to state that this is the way we are in the West at this time.
The Full Horror of War.
Yemen: Bodies lay strewn across the ground after Saudi airstrikes hit Hazm *GRAPHIC*
Some or all of these images may depict the use of Nuclear weapons, but these are not Nuclear weapons like the Hiroshima or Nagasaki devices the impact and fall out are far less. These are a new type of weapon and the results are so different from the previous known Nuclear attacks on Japan that the description may not be particularly helpful without first explaining that these are not the Hiroshima size bomb.
A Massacre Whether by Black Powder, RDX or Small Nukes is still a Massacre.
This terrible massacre will probably be remembered by historians as “what the Saudis and pals did in furious response to the apparent US/Iran detente. This was meant to be a show of force, a demonstration of prowess and a threat to Iran of what awaits them.
In military terms the Saudi mass killing spree has apparently achieved little or nothing. The House of Saud will not survive in the current form much longer. King Salman may well prove to be the last King of Saudi Arabia. It seems obvious that when the jihadists of al Nusra and IS have finished fighting in Syria and Iraq, it will be Saudi Arabia and Jordan that will be the next targets for destruction.
If and when the House of Saud falls it will not be missed although if they are replaced by a group such as the al Nusra front perhaps the venal and thoroughly corrupt House of Saud will inspire some positive sentiment in comparison.
These shots are all stills from Youtube videos. The channels that provided the source material include. WarLeaks, Global Leaks, Zig Zag, Gordon Duff,Ruptly(RT) and others I have perhaps forgotten. I acknowledge and thank them and more importantly the people in Yemen who actually shot these images of mass destruction.
On September 1st, 1983 a Korean Airlines flight traveling from New York to Seoul via Anchorage, Alaska with 269 people on board was shot down by the then U.S.S.R after the flight departed from it’s flight path by hundreds of miles and encroached on Soviet airspace in the vicinity of a number of sensitive military facilities.
“Korean Air Lines Flight 007 (also known as KAL007 and KE007 was a scheduled Korean Air Lines flight from New York City to Seoul via Anchorage. On September 1, 1983, the airliner serving the flight was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor near Moneron Island, west of Sakhalin Island, in the Sea of Japan. The interceptor’s pilot was Major Gennadi Osipovich. All 269 passengers and crew aboard were killed, including Lawrence McDonald, Representative from Georgia in the United States House of Representatives. The aircraft was en route from Anchorage to Seoul when it flew through prohibited Soviet airspace around the time of a U.S. reconnaissance mission.”
“The Soviet Union initially denied knowledge of the incident, but later admitted the shootdown, claiming that the aircraft was on a spy mission. The Politburo said it was a deliberate provocation by the United States to test the Soviet Union’s military preparedness, or even to provoke “
“The Soviet military suppressed evidence sought by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) investigation, such as the flight data recorders, which were released eight years later after the collapse of the Soviet Union “
It is interesting to note that Wikipedia characteristically omit the flight’s divergence from the civil flight path from the primary narrative.
This is a central fact but clearly one that the author of the Wikipedia piece is keen to place in the background.
The fact that the flight’s final departure point was Alaska meant that the US NTSB had a responsibility to investigate the incident. Wikispooks who have a very high quality piece on the MH17 disaster, have little to add on KAL007 beyond the strange fact that the N.T.S.B were removed from the investigation in what was both an unprecedented event and also contrary to US Law .
“the NTSB chief in Alaska, James Michelangelo, received an (illegal) order from the NTSB in Washington at the behest of the US State Department requiring that they terminate their investigation and send all documents relating to it to Washington, where the State Department would now conduct their own investigation”
The US Response-Ruthless Exploitation.
The Reagan administration responded to the KAL007 event it by ruthlessly and cynically milking and manipulating the grief of the people of the US and the world for propaganda purposes.
It was soon established conclusively through the translation of the intercepts of the transmissions from the Soviet SU15 that the USSR believed the flight was a military flight and that was the reason for the tragedy, the plane flew wildly from the civilian air route, intersected with a US RC135 spy mission, was mistaken for a US spy mission as a result and was downed on that basis.
This became known to the US administration soon after the event but they chose not to share this information with the broader public. As James Bamford writes in his LA Times review of Seymour Hersh and R.W Johnson’s works on the case:
“the U.S. Air Force knew almost immediately that the Soviets believed that they had attacked an American military intruder, not a civilian airliner; and that American leaders, most notably Secretary of State Shultz, misrepresented the situation because it served political purposes to portray the Soviets as deliberate murderers of civilians.”
When President Reagan spoke to the people of the US and the world about the event four days later, he knew full well that the shoot down was a tragic accident but chose to pursue the ridiculous claim that the USSR shot the plane down out of pure malevolence and with the knowledge that it was a civilian airliner in order to maintain the emotional impact of the propaganda.
“My fellow Americans I am coming before you tonight about the Korean airline massacre, the attack by the Soviet Union against 269 innocent men, women, and children aboard an unarmed Korean passenger plane. This crime against humanity must never be forgotten, here or throughout the world.”
Reagan chose to lie to the American people and abuse the understandable grief they were feeling for political gain. This is a pattern that recurs to this day.
The fact that the incident had been an accident and the US Government knew that it was an accident emerged within weeks of the event, but this was long after the propaganda message had been absorbed by a credulous public.
According to Seymour Hersh the goodwill the disaster created was helpful to US efforts to station long range Pershing missiles in Western Europe.
Previously these plans had met with stiff resistance from a European public keen to avoid being any more of a nuclear target but after the KAL007 propaganda triumph the protests were small and muted.*
President Reagan’s Address to the Nation on the Soviet Attack on a Korean Airliner (KAL 007)
the USSR Response- Counterproductive at best.
The response of the USSR was anger, indignation and a cover up that played entirely into the hands of the low and dishonest Washington D.C propagandists. The principle cause of the Soviet cover up was probably the fact that KAL007 was attacked near the edge of Soviet airspace and actually crashed in international waters, having continued to progress in descent for at least 12 minutes after the attack when it disappeared from radar.
The Context of the Event- Psy-Ops and RC 135 Reconnaissance Flights.
During the Cold war, the US routinely conducted reconnaissance missions using a converted Boeing 707 ( the precursor to the 747) aircraft called the RC 135. These missions would probe at the edges of Soviet airspace and regularly conduct minor incursions into Soviet airspace causing fighter jets to be scrambled before returning to international airspace.
These operations were but one part of a large scale psychological warfare campaign that the US was conducting against the USSR at the time which generally translated into conducting minor provocations in order to irritate the Soviets and/or elicit a response that would be then used to “catapult the propaganda” effort the US was conducting against the Soviet Union.
Context of ‘Mid-September, 1983: Secretary of State Shultz Lambasts Soviet Foreign Minister over Korean Airlines Shootdown’
“The US begins launching what the Pentagon calls “psychological operations,” or PSYOPS, against the USSR. The operations consist in part of military exercises designed to agitate and frighten the USSR into believing the US might be preparing for a military assault. Few outside of the White House and the Pentagon’s top officials—and Soviet officials, of course—know about the series of provocative exercises. Undersecretary of Defense Fred Ikle will later recall: “It was very sensitive. Nothing was written down about it, so there would be no paper trail.” The idea behind the operations is to keep the Soviets off-balance about what, if anything, the US might do. It also is designed to probe for gaps and vulnerabilities in the Soviets’ early warning intelligence system. General Jack Chain, a Strategic Air Command (SAC) commander, will later recall: “Sometimes we would send bombers over the North Pole and their radars would click on. Other times fighter-bombers would probe their Asian or European periphery.” [Fischer, 3/19/2007]
The flightpath of KA007 intersected with the flight path of US reconnaissance missions being flown by RC135 aircraft which was an almost identical aircraft when viewed from beneath as the Soviet pilot viewed KAL007.
The Mystery: Massive Deviation from the planned flight path.
KA007 deviated from the regular planned flightpath by a maximum distance of 365 miles / 584 kilometres for reasons that have never been explained.
The U.S.S.R claimed the flight was undertaking a reconnaissance mission on behalf of the U.S. There is no hard proof to support this claim but the almost identical unexplained deviation of a Korean Airlines passenger jet over Soviet Airspace in 1978 indicates that this claim is likely correct despite the fact that all Soviet claims relating to this flight are severely tainted by the fact that the Soviet government suppressed the existence of the Flight Data Recorders for almost a decade after the event.
The flight’s departure from it’s planned path is the central mystery and primary cause of the disaster and the Soviet paranoia about US surveillance operations against them in the area combined to cause the tragic mistake.
The KAL007 disaster was the subject of extremely intense debates that mirror those about events such as 911, MH17 and MH370 today with many claims that the aptly named Flight 007 was part of a US surveillance operation against the Soviet Union.. There are many references from the 1980s to the case being the “second biggest conspiracy story” behind the JFK case.
In the intervening years the event has greatly diminished in prominence due to the (provisional) end of the cold war and also the onslaught of far bigger and more obvious “deep events” and false flag attacks such as Oklahoma City, WTC 93 and September 11th, 2001.
No less than Seymour Hersh wrote about a book about KA007, apparently to debunk the “conspiracy claims” of David Pearson who wrote a book named “KAL007:the Cover Up” and British academic R.W Johnson who wrote another titled “Shootdown 007 and the American Role” about the incident.
The Seymour Hersh Position.
“The Target Is Destroyed” Analysis – eNotes.com
The Seymour Hersh account of this event actually resembles to a stunning degree the basic pattern of his work on the bin Laden raid, it is a critical account that largely supports the US version of events, but without the outrageous propaganda elements.
The Seymour Hersh thesis is a very obvious limited hang out designed to obscure the truth. At first glance the description of events seems credible, but further analysis makes it clear that his work on this case, although full of merit, is a deliberate attempt to obscure the truth by creating a more widely palatable and altogether more adult account than the trashy and low US government response of September 1983.
Hersh states flatly that the US government knew the event was an accident soon after it took place but chose not to share this knowledge with the public and in the interests of the Western propaganda effort, continued to pretend that the event was a deliberate massacre rather than an accident.
Beyond that Hersh affirms the major elements of the US Government story with the finding that there is no evidence to support the alternative hypothesis of an intelligence mission gone wrong. Hersh frankly admits that he has no explanation for the flight’s radical deviation.from the designated R20 flightpath and can only speculate that crew error was the cause with the absolutely farcical “fuel saving short cut” as his second best explanation..
Dangerous Cold War Events: Seymour Hersh on Korean Air Lines Flight 007 – Interview (1986)
The Western Opposition Position.
The other Western position posits that the aircraft must have been conducting some type of spy mission or deliberate provocation because the Captain of the flight could not possibly be so incompetent as to incorrectly program his in flight computer to such a degree accidentally. The crux of it is that the pilot must have known that he was flying off course, must have done so deliberately and the best explanation for him doing that deliberately was a US spy mission.
This was the position taken by British academic R.W Johnson in his book on KA007 “Shootdown KAL007 and the US Role”.
This is Johnson’s attempted rebuttal of the Hersh position in a review of Hersh’s book in the London Review of Books.
“First, we have to assume that 007’s pilot decided, for reasons of his own, to scrap his computerised flight plan (the fact that his scribbles on that plan suggest that he then planned the route he actually took is ignored). Then, because that meant he was rushed, we assume he made ‘a monumental error’ about his fuel, taking on five extra tons of the stuff – enough to crash the plane had it been fully loaded. (But there was no rush – take-off was actually delayed for 40 minutes – and the pilot filled in one set of papers correctly, one incorrectly.) We then assume that the crew decided not to use the pre-programmed flight-plan cassette with which they had been issued, instead opting to program their three flight computers manually. We further assume that one of these computers was then wrongly programmed with a 10-degree error (we’re not just assuming a mistake but one very specific mistake – a 9-degree or 11-degree error won’t do), and when the other computers threw up their inevitable warning of this error, that the error was resolved by switching off the warning light and leaving the error intact. We then assume that the pilot, despite his reputation as KAL’s No 1 and a ‘human computer’, disregarded the obligatory checking procedure designed to ensure that the computers had been correctly programmed. Then we assume that the pilot, once aloft, made a further decision to switch over to control by his Inertial Navigational System (INS) without checking, as he should have, that he was actually on the right course.”
It seems that Johnson is primarily trying to state that it is impossible that the pilot could mistakenly travel so far from the designated flight path, this must have been intentional and therefore the flight must have been involved in an intelligence operation. It seems a solid argument, but hardly devastating and I was prepared to accept the Hersh version as the best available explanation for the KAL007 tragedy until I came across the story of ANOTHER Korean Air Lines jet flying into Soviet Airspace and being targeted by the Soviet Air force, from FIVE YEARS earlier and it is the strange and closely related case of KAL902 from 1978 that provides the strongest clue as to the truth behind the downing of KAL007.
The Missing Link- KAL902, April 20th 1978.
KAL902 was a Korean Airlines 707 flying from Paris to Seoul via Anchorage that was shot down by the Soviet Air force leading to two deaths.
The plane was successfully crash landed on a frozen Russian lake and the passengers were released by the Soviet Union two days later.
The crew were detained for a week and when the pilot, Captain Kim Chang Ky was released he could offer no explanation for the incursion into Soviet Airspace.
Western fixers eventually came up with a wild tale about the pilot miscalculating his flight path and accidentally straying into Soviet airspace due to the problems caused by the instruments of navigation malfunctioning in the vicinity of the North pole!
The story appears to be classic face saving concoction designed to mask what seems to have been an intelligence gathering operation gone wrong.
This is a summary of the Official story of KAl902.
“Captain Kim abruptly changed course, making a sudden hairpin turn to the southeast. The plane continued flying in a straight line, but was now headed back toward Europe, and specifically its icy northern rim where the USSR touched Finland on the Karelian Peninsula.”
“The captain was unaware of where he was going. The course change happened almost right on top of the magnetic North Pole, and magnetic interference seems to have affected the plane’s instruments. From the air the terrain all around the Arctic looks much the same no matter where you are, so there were no visual cues that the plane was off-course.”
We are expected to believe that Korean pilots alone have unique navigational problems not experienced by the pilots of any other nation and that these massive miscalculations twice led to the accidental encroachment into Soviet airspace provoking an armed response!
It is the typical nonsense we are so used to hearing, always cloaked by the emotion of the tragedy that is ruthlessly exploited for naked political gain.
A Washington Post article dated April 30th, 1978 details the absolutely bizarre performance of the pilot of KAL902 at his release. Kim Chang Ky spoke only through an interpreter despite being fluent in English and offered no explanation whatsoever for the plane’s divergence from it’s path nor the failure to respond to any of the communications from the Soviet fighter jets.
Another Washington Post article provides an interesting glimpse into the Soviet US relationship at the time of each of the KAL events and some possible motives for a provocation.
“The 1978 and 1983 incidents occurred when the two superpowers, after months of coolness, were seeking to resume arms control negotiations. On April, 20, 1978, Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance was in Moscow discussing arms control with Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. His visit continued despite a world outcry against Moscow.
On Friday, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said he intends to meet Gromyko in Madrid Thursday, and the Reagan administration has said it will continue bilateral arms-control efforts.”
In this case we also hear the same disingenuous line that has been repeated so many times, that “the Government wouldn’t do that to people.”
This completely misses the point that the people instructing the pilot and running the mission did not expect the flight to be completely destroyed, but reassured themselves that if it happened, it would be a big propaganda victory.
It was a classic win-win situation, they either gather intelligence or score a major propaganda coup.
“According to a memo issued to the Politburo by the Defense Ministry and the KGB
“We are dealing with a major, dual-purpose political provocation carefully organized by the US special services. The first purpose was to use the incursion of the intruder aircraft into Soviet airspace to create a favorable situation for the gathering of defense data on our air defense system in the Far East, involving the most diverse systems including the Ferret satellite. Second, they envisaged, if this flight were terminated by us, [the US would use] that fact to mount a global anti-Soviet campaign to discredit the Soviet Union.”
There are a number of wilder stories regarding this flight. That the Congressman Larry McDonald who died on the flight was targeted for assassination, that the flight landed safely and those on board were taken prisoner by the USSR. There is no way to completely discount these stories but their appears to be little evidence and logic in these claims. Without being mean the notion that Larry McDonald, head of the John Birch Society would be a worthy target of a Cold war assassination masked as an air disaster appears to be completely preposterous. Whatever Congressman McDonald’s qualities, he was a marginal figure in US political life and the John Birch connection was a lifetime guarantee of that.
Resonances with Recent Events.
On July 18th, 2014, short of 24 hours after the incident, the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott stood in the Australian Parliament and baldly announced to a credulous Australian media and public that Malaysian Airline Flight 17 had been DELIBERATELY shot down over Eastern Ukraine in an intentional act of MURDER.
These words were a direct historical echo of the dishonesty and manipulation that emanated from the White House in 1983 in the wake of the KAl007 tragedy.
MH17 ‘looks less like an accident than a crime’
The Australian people were astonishingly expected to believe that the Novorussian fighters were a group of jihadist maniacs like the IS or al Qaeda who would deliberately shoot down a civilian aircraft out of sheer malevolence.
The Novorussian fighters, for all their faults are not now and have never been engaged in any terrorist attacks or the deliberate targeting of opposition civilians.
The Novorussian Republics are not at war with the West and to characterise them that way is simply pitiful.
More importantly, the highly controversial Kharkov event aside I am not aware even of any allegations of terrorism from the fighters of the Eastern Republics.
There has not been bombing and shelling of pro government areas, although there was a controversial incident in Mariupol that may have been the result of rebel fire, it would be the exception to the rule.
Not a single attack has taken place against the people of Kiev or anywhere else outside the zone of conflict.
The recurring message from dishonest Western leaders of the War party is simply,
“We say they are the enemy so they are the enemy.”
The fact that there is no longer any ideological basis for the position no longer matters. Any enemy will do.
The ever present parallel of the deeply upsetting big lie aside and the very odd story of Korean Air Lines Flight 85 on September 11th the real parallel is the way that the like 911, for unknown reasons the NTSB were entirely relieved of their investigative authority for unknown reasons.
KAL007 was not a Spy plane it was one element of a larger surveillance operation.
The mission of KAL007 seems fairly clear in retrospect. KAL077 was not a spy flight per se, it was one device tasked with playing a role in a larger reconnaissance mission.
KAL007 was tasked like it’s forerunner, the far luckier KAL902 with specifically violating the Soviet Air Defenses in order to trigger the mobilisation of the Soviet Air Defense systems which US spy satellites would photograph and monitor for military purposes.
The operatives who instructed the flight to violate Soviet airspace presumably did not expect the flight to be destroyed The USSR decision to target the flight was a monumental blunder. An act of criminal stupidity and the responsibility must be shared between the two self interested and dishonest super powers. But once the flight was downed it was seen as manna from heaven and the most cynical and manipulative response imaginable followed from the US government.
If KAL007 is examined in isolation, the case for an intelligence operation seems spurious but the combination of the two inexplicably “lost over Russia” Korean Airlines jets in such a small space of time rather gives the game away regarding both flights in my opinion.
It is worth remembering that South Korea was, and remains a front line Cold war state in a state of cold conflict with North Korea. Since the end of the Korean war tens of thousands of US troops have remained a constant presence.
The commitment to the narrative of the Cold war is understandably strong in South Korea and the high level of dependence on the United States is also clear.
The other conclusion that can be drawn from this event is that when great powers clash, propaganda trumps the facts on every occasion as it has done with the MH17 disaster and many others more recently.
The callous exploitation of the grief of the American people in the wake of the 007 disaster was disgraceful, it became known that Reagan officials had not been truthful in their description of the KAL007 disaster within weeks and yet the Officials responsible remained unrepentant and the controlled press offered little criticism of their dangerous and irresponsible actions following the KAL007 disaster.
It was amusing to note that in the wake of the MH17 disaster Fox News actually tried to criticise Obama for not sufficiently echoing the dishonesty of President Reagan after 007 and suddenly it seems the quarter century long end of the Cold war never happened.
Ronald Reagan’s reaction in 1983
* (Hersh states during the course of the C-Span interview embedded above that the event took place at a helpful time for the US government as they were hoping to move a number of long range missiles into Europe, there was expected to be a lot of opposition from anti-war types but in the wake of all the anger created by this tragedy and the accompanying propaganda, the scheme met with very little opposition!)