On July 17th, Max van der Werff, the leading independent investigator of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster released a documentary called “MH17 – Call for Justice,” showing evidence of tampering and forging of prosecution materials.
According to van der Werff, the Ukrainian Air Force radar tapes were suppressed, as well as he Dutch, Ukrainian, US and Australian governments lied.
An attempt by agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to take possession of the black boxes of the downed aircraft is also revealed by a Malaysian National Security Council official for the first time.
The sources of the breakthrough are Malaysian — Prime Minister of Malaysia Mohamad Mahathir; Colonel Mohamad Sakri, the officer in charge of the MH17 investigation for the Prime Minister’s Department and Malaysia’s National Security Council following the crash on July 17, 2014; and a forensic analysis by Malaysia’s OG IT Forensic Services of Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU) telephone tapes which Dutch prosecutors have announced as genuine.
In addition to the documentary film, a full interview was conducted and published with Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamad Manathir. It can be found here.
To start off with, Manathir spoke of why the US, Dutch and Australian governments wanted to exclude Malaysia from membership in the Joint Investigation Team. In the initial months of the investigation, the three abovementioned countries had an alleged plan to send 9,000 troops to enter eastern Ukraine, to secure the crash site and so on.
And Malaysia has long opposed that Russia is to blame for the MH17.
In his decision to speak in the new documentary, Prime Minister Mahathir announced:
“They never allowed us to be involved from the very beginning. This is unfair and unusual. So we can see they are not really looking at the causes of the crash and who was responsible. But already they have decided it must be Russia. So we cannot accept that kind of attitude. We are interested in the rule of law, in justice for everyone irrespective of who is involved. We have to know who actually fired the missile, and only then can we accept the report as the complete truth.”
The film, following that, includes an interview with Colonel Mohamad Sakri, the head of the Malaysian team, which includes clarification on what happened after the initial days following the crash. Sakri’s evidence, filmed in his office at Putrajaya, is the first to be reported by the press outside Malaysia in five years. A year ago, Sakri gave a partial account of his mission to a Malaysian newspaper.
“I talked to my prime minister [Najib],” Colonel Sakri says. “He directed me to go to the crash site immediately.” At the time Sakri was a senior security official at the Disaster Management Division of the Prime Minister’s Department. Sakri says that after arriving in Kiev, Poroshenko’s officials blocked the Malaysians. “We were not allowed to go there…so I took a small team to leave Kiev going to Donetsk secretly.” There Sakri toured the crash site, and met with officials of the Donetsk separatist administration headed by Alexander Borodai.
The Australian state radio then reported the Ukrainian government as claiming the black box evidence showed “the reason for the destruction and crash of the plane was massive explosive decompression arising from multiple shrapnel perforations from a rocket explosion.” This was a fabrication – the evidence of the black boxes, the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder, first reported six weeks later in September by the Dutch Safety Board, showed nothing of the kind; read what their evidence revealed.
The black boxes were allegedly covered.
Sakri goes on to say he was asked by the OSCE’s special monitoring mission for Ukraine to hand over the black boxes; he refused. He was then met by agents of the FBI (Min 6:56).
“They approached me to show them the black box. I said no.” He also reports that in Kiev the Ukrainian Government tried “forcing me to leave the black boxes with them. We said no. We cannot. We cannot allow.”
Van der Werff, then went to crash site, and interviewed people there.
He spoke to Valentina Kovalenko, which was shown in a BBC Documentary three years ago.
According to the video, the BBC completely misrepresented her testimony and showed a different location. She showed a location that was completely different from the one reported by the JIT and the BBC.
This was not the location identified in press statements by JIT. Van der Werff explains: “we specifically asked [Kovalenko] to point exactly in the direction the missile came from. I then asked twice if maybe it was from the direction of the JIT launch site. She did not see a launch nor a plume from there. Notice the JIT ‘launch site’ is less than two kilometres from her house and garden. The BBC omitted this crucial part of her testimony.”
According to Kovalenko in the new documentary, at the firing location she has now identified precisely, “at that moment the Ukrainian Army were there.”
The video finally concludes with an interview with Dutch journalist Stefan Beck, who was repeatedly warned by members of the JIT not to visit the Donetsk People’s Republic to investigate.
Regardless, Beck interviewed Yevgeny Volkov, who was an air controller for the Ukrainian Air Force in July 2014.
According to Volkov, the Ukrainian side had no radar records, because the Ukrainian military radars were not operational at the moment the MH17 was downed.
Volkov explained that on July 17 there were three radar units at Chuguev on “full alert” because “fighter jets were taking off from there;” Chuguev is 200 kilometres northwest of the crash site. He disputed that the repairs to one unit meant none of the three was operating. Ukrainian radar records of the location and time of the MH17 attack were made and kept, Volkov said. “There [they] have it. In Ukraine they have it.”
The entire MH17 fiasco appears to be a string of lies that appears to retcon reality to a non-existing narrative. It is becoming more and more apparent.
During the June 19th press conference by the JIT, the Malaysian side, in the face of Mohammed Hanafiah Bin Al Zakaria, one of three Solicitors-General of the Malaysian Attorney General’s ministry refused to endorse the evidence or the charges put forth by the JIT.
“Malaysia would like to reiterate our commitment to the JIT seeking justice for the victims,” Zakaria said. “The objective of the JIT is to complete the investigations and gathering of evidence of all witnesses for the purpose of prosecuting the wrongdoers and Malaysia stands by the rule of law and the due process.” [Question: do you support the conclusions?] “Part of the conclusions [inaudible] – do not change our positions.”
As the press secretary of the Russian mission to the EU, Sergey Kovalevsky, wrote in an open letter to the EUobserver edition:
“The main problem of JIT is that its members initially refused to take into account any facts that contradict the strategy adopted on the day of the tragedy – to blame Russia for everything. At the same time, members of the group are not worried about the fact that important conclusions were made on the basis of extremely dubious sources: the so-called “independent” bloggers and social media, as well as the suspiciously poor quality of photographs and video materials, some kind of digital imitations and indistinguishable telephone conversations. Obviously, these testimonies were submitted by interested parties.
The strange agreement signed by the JIT members – not to publish any information, if at least one member of the group objects to its publication – also attracts attention. It is obvious that the presence of Ukrainian representatives in the JIT makes all publications aimed at one goal – to accuse Russia.”
The massive construction of lies being perpetuated by the US, Australian, Dutch and Belgian investigators as well as mainstream media outlets still dominates the mainstream narrative.
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