“Russians falsified satellite images from the Malaysian airliner MH-17 crash,” reports Der Spiegel
SCND June 10, 2015
“The Belligncat’s investigative team carried out a scientific examination of satellite images from the Malaysian airliner crash, released by Russia shortly after the catastrophe. The analysis shows unambiguously and undisputedly that the images used were in fact taken a month earlier and digitally manipulated using the Adobe Photoshop CS5 programme,” reports the German weekly Der Spiegel in its article entitled “The Crash Images Analysis. How Russia Manipulated Evidence in the Case of MH-17 Airliner.”
Der Spiegel reports that digital manipulation was confirmed by 10 researchers, who conducted a digital segmentation of two images published by the Russian press on July 21, a few days after the MH-17 crash. 298, mostly Dutch, passengers died when the airliner was shot down by Russian terrorists. The scientists from Bellingcat have no doubt that the Russian forgers digitally added clouds to the images, used photos of the earth taken in June 2014 and digitally changed the location of missile batteries, “reloading” the empty ones.
The aim of such modification was to support Russia’s claim that the MH-17 airliner was shot down by a Buk missile battery which belonged to the Ukrainian army. The fake images were to prove that the Russian terrorists were not in possession of a Buk missile battery. The clouds were digitally added so that the weather conditions in the photos from June appeared the same as on the actual day of the Malaysian airliner shot down a month later.
The theory about the Ukrainian Buk missile battery was invented in case the world did not believe Russians, who blamed the MH-17 shot down on Ukrainians. The information about such large-scale falsification on the part of Russians should alarm Polish investigators working on the Smolensk crash case.
Remigiusz Mus, the flight engineer on Yak-40 whose landing immediately preceded PLF 101 and whose testimony implicated the Russian flight controllers, died of suicide.
This rounds out the death of the entirety of key witnesses whose testimonies could prove that the flight controllers bore at least partial responsibility for the mysterious crash that killed the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others near Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010.
Suicide. So says the Polish Prosecutors office under the administration of Donald Tusk, Bronislaw Komorowski, and the Civic Platform party (Platforma Obywatelska, PO) - the people who came out on top following the disaster of Flight PLF 101. The position of the Prosecutors office is that the autopsy indicated death by hanging with no defensive wounds and and alcohol level of one permille (.01%).
General Konstantin Anatolyevich Morev, chief of the Federal Security Services (FSB), successor to KGB, office in Tver, who interviewed the Russian flight controllers, died at the end of August 2011. His body was found in his office. The official cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound from his service revolver. Read more here
"Russian Image Management"
The trip to Smolensk was expected to highlight Russia finally admitting culpability in the massacre, after long having blamed it on the Germans, an atrocity they had tried to conceal for over 70 years.
As for the reception committee, it had different ideas. Putin wasn’t looking forward to such an occasion. Into this poisonous reception brew was President Kaczynski’s well-known public criticism of Moscow and Putin, a habit that has ended the lives of others within Russia – and abroad. A few discouraging Russian requirements – that Kaczynski could not attend in any official capacity – did not halt the Poles. Kaczynski would go anyway on non-official, “personal” business. To Russians, such a distinction would be meaningless, not lessening the possible international excoriation of such an event. A problem ripe for a modern, Russian solution: a tragic, ‘natural’ accident.
Political enemies of Colonel Vladimir Vladimirovitsch Putin are falling ill with mysterious illnesses. It usually happens to them after they escape from their homeland, hoping that nothing bad can happen to them in the West.
The Russian secret service is using various poisons to get rid of inconvenient people, just like during the Soviet times, with the exception that Putin's people have more refined means at their disposal than the assassins of the day sent by Stalin, Khrushchev or Brezhnev. This happens to journalists in broad daylight, so that there is no doubt that anyone can get away scot-free with writing the truth about the atrocities of the Chechen War, or about any score-settling between the people in power.
It started as a possible case of food poisoning but within weeks turned into a grim spectacle of enormous political proportions: Aleksander Litvinenko, former member of the Russian secret service, died in his place of residence London last November, after having been poisoned with a radioactive substance [...] It is a wild tale full of conspiracies, assassination attempts and imputations. Litvinenko talks about his time with the secret service, about his experience in Chechnya, and in particular about the series of bomb attacks on Russian territory that led to the seizure of power by Vladimir Putin.
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