“I would much prefer to win a very ugly game than lose a beautiful one” -Netherlands footballer Arjen Robben
When it comes to the geopolitical ‘Great Game‘, a Dutch player might as easily say:
‘I would much prefer to win a very ugly game than to lose a honest one’
As the EU and the IMF prop up Ukraine, a bankrupt nation drowning in debt, while Kiev pours money into a neo-nazi integrated military employed against its own citizens, the EU and IMF are strangling Greece. These are truly NASTY people, constituting an international gang of criminals. Today we feature the Dutch:
Who among you might remember the school playground where a gang of miscreant children, surrounding and propping up a bully’s rule, had that exceptionally nasty, and small, kid whose business it was to provoke and egg on a fight? In the case of MH 17, that’s the Dutch. Even worse, rather than admit, or even to honestly explore the possibility, it was their fellow gang member, Ukraine, is responsible for an egregious crime against his own family, the Dutch gangster kid would prefer to ‘win ugly.’ Too fearful of truth, too much pride at stake, absolutely determined not to know consequence for criminal association, that’s the Dutch kid. So, he digs himself ever deeper into that dark history which must, one day, return to more than haunt him. That’s the nature of denial and the Dutch. Bullies rise and bullies fall, and supportive gangs are inevitably broken up by changing circumstance and attending fate; and that’s the facts of a very uncertain future for the Dutch. Something for the better citizens of the Netherlands to consider as their miscreant national leadership participates in pushing Russia into a corner at the United Nations…
“[Dutch Prime Minister] Rutte said Friday the Dutch government believes a tribunal is the “best option for bringing to justice the perpetrators””
“the resolution is being prepared by the five countries investigating the crash and will be under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which can be enforced militarily”
…recalling from 24 June at this site:
“What the … reporter fails to inform his readers is, Russia could be placed in an impossible position in a case where Security Council resolutions are routinely politicized by, and often fail to pass on account of proposed language. If the resolution were, for instance, to demand any United Nations tribunal created require ‘interested parties’ (e.g. Ukraine) be integral to the process and have a say in any ‘finding of fact’, or demand the much politicized and prejudiced ‘Dutch investigation’ be a basis on which the tribunal proceeds, the entire process becomes a propaganda exercise in what would become just another iteration of conviction by media with little regard for any element of truth”
And, of course in any such circumstance Russia would be in a position to use its Security Council veto as a means of self defense. And that fact would be triumphantly held up to the heavens by western media as proof Russia is the criminal per the preceding post of 24 June reiterated here:
Reuters & A Fixed Verdict On trial by media
David Kenneth Roy Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet is a British peer and Canadian media magnate. He is chairman of Thomson Reuters. He currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Thomson is listed as one of the wealthiest people in the world with an estimated net worth of 22 billion
When named chairman of Thomson Corp., he expressed the desire to become more involved in its business. That didn’t happen. Today, much of his attention is focused on real estate and currency trading
Today David (his family fortune estimated at 25.6 billion in 2015) is the figurehead chairman of the merged Thomson-Reuters. One wonders, as one of the world’s wealthiest men plays a somewhat pseudo but real life Monopoly game’s minor role, while managing real estate for the super-rich, that and a hobby of trading currency, how it is his majority owned media conglomerate has become the playground of western intelligence agencies information operations and he apparently has precisely nothing to say about how his business is run; when feeding world class geopolitical lies to the western democracies electorates. Perhaps we can draw a parallel with Louis XVI of France, a man who preferred tinkering with clocks and left his kingdom to be run by less than worthy minions. Should the baron be paying closer attention to what he apparently has no say in? That is to say Reuters playing a geopolitical sleight-of-hand that does incredibly nasty and foolish things pushing our very small world to an ever more dangerous brink:
EXCLUSIVE – International tribunal looks like best chance for MH17 justice – Dutch sources
* Dutch public demand action on Malaysian jet downed over East Ukraine
* Of 298 passengers and crew killed, two-thirds were Dutch
* Main challenge is to get Ukrainian rebel and Russian cooperation
* Tribunal could put Russia on the spot at U.N. Security Council
AMSTERDAM, June 23 (Reuters) – The Netherlands is discussing with its allies an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysian airliner over rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year, sources familiar with the discussions have told Reuters
Ok, so Russia wanted an IMPARTIAL international authority investigating MH 17 from the get go. What’s wrong with this picture? Reuters goes on:
A trial in Ukraine itself appears a non-starter, since the pro-Russian rebels are as unlikely to attend as the Russian government, which sympathises with and influences them but strenuously denies involvement in the incident or the rebellion. And, while Dutch law provides a form of universal jurisdiction for war crimes, the downing of a civilian airliner during a civil war, possibly by mistake, is not a good legal fit. Malaysia, the flight’s destination, is even farther from the crime scene. Other legal options are still being considered, the sources said, but an international tribunal, rather than a domestic court, is seen as providing the greatest chance of success.
Well, that’s interesting, a sort of ‘we venue shopped and nothing looks good enough’, as well not mentioning the Ukrainian authority at Kiev should be disqualified because that regime is a suspect but instead Reuters is insisting the ‘rebels’ wouldn’t attend proceedings in Kiev without mentioning the ‘rebels’ (or for that matter, Russians) couldn’t possibly attend in what would clearly be a beyond biased or absolutely hostile jurisdiction with a monumental conflict of interest. And why is a Dutch court with a principle of universal jurisdiction ‘not a good legal fit’ ?? ‘Not a good legal fit’ is a broad statement, with no attending explanation. Is it because some courts cannot be depended on to arrive at predetermined conclusions? And then we are informed:
For now, the investigation into the crash continues, and Dutch prosecutors have said they do not expect to issue indictments until after the Dutch Safety Board releases a report in October detailing how the plane was downed. But the prosecutors have narrowed their focus to the theory that the plane was shot down by a Russian-built BUK surface-to-air missile fired from an area held by pro-Russian forces
So, ‘the prosecutors’ (who appear to be afraid of their own courts) are holding to a line that has been largely built on social media ‘evidence’ that is easily debunked but this fact of discredited narrative is never reported on by Reuters (or any of the other large western corporate media.) But then you have a Dutch journalist questions how it is the Ukrainian authorities (Ukraine is a suspect in the downing of MH 17) are able to launder the fact it is actually Ukraine running the investigation under color of Dutch authority, and what is more, this Dutch cover authority is absolutely uninterested in eye-witnesses who’ve stepped forward when their accounts do not fit the Western press narrative. The Dutch journalist consequently goes to Russian media with an account Western media refuses to cover…
…and what is worse, the Dutch cover authority has actually advertised for witnesses that fit the western press narrative because these are witnesses they’ve not been able to find. Here Reuters claims these (to now) non-existent witnesses should meet the Dutch (cover) investigators’ “lead scenario”, a Russian or ‘rebel’ Buk surface to air missile downed MH 17, the most far fetched of possibilities. When it comes to advertising for witnesses custom fit to meet a certain scenario, this is inviting false or ‘rewarded’ testimony. Now, back to the Reuters ‘exclusive’ on the proposed international tribunal and where the ‘nuance’ is lost:
But since an international court would require backing from the U.N. Security Council, Russia would be forced either to acquiesce or to use its veto and risk being seen as the main obstacle to justice in a mass killing of civilians
What the Reuters reporter fails to inform his readers is, Russia could be placed in an impossible position in a case where Security Council resolutions are routinely politicized by, and often fail to pass on account of proposed language. If the resolution were, for instance, to demand any United Nations tribunal created require ‘interested parties’ (e.g. Ukraine) be integral to the process and have a say in any ‘finding of fact’, or demand the much politicized and prejudiced ‘Dutch investigation’ be a basis on which the tribunal proceeds, the entire process becomes a propaganda exercise in what would become just another iteration of conviction by media with little regard for any element of truth. As a matter of fact, this is exactly what the Reuters article has set out to do. And then we have the real ‘kick truth in the teeth’ for a conclusion:
The closest analogy might be the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, when Pan Am flight 103 was blown out of the sky over Scotland, killing all 243 people onboard. Two Libyan secret service agents were handed over by Libya’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi under the pressure of broad economic sanctions. They were put on trial in the Netherlands under Scottish law, and one was convicted
Contrast the (preceding) Reuters conclusion to what is common knowledge in intelligence circles but certainly will not be pursued by the intelligence assets employed at Reuters:
^ The retired officer – of assistant chief constable rank or higher – has testified that the CIA planted the tiny fragment of circuit board crucial in convicting a Libyan for the 1989 mass murder of 270 people
The article (linked to the screenshot, above) goes on to state:
The officer, who was a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland, is supporting earlier claims by a former CIA agent that his bosses “wrote the script” to incriminate Libya
That whistle-blow went nowhere because of a geopolitical predetermination, where out of control and by far too powerful or rogue intelligence agencies manufacture the evidence, to insure prefabricated outcomes and where officials with a vested interest in their own survival do not challenge what amounts to ‘predestination’ irrespective of real justice. Just as it is intended the prefabricated case against Russia will be rammed through whilst perpetrating a world class lie on the western democracies electorates; ‘justifying’ the transition of a recently created ‘rapid reaction force’ from 4,000 to 40,000 troops on Russia’s frontiers.
Western corporate oligarchy, plain and simple, with a roll call of long familiar names: Lockheed-Martin in 1st place, Boeing in 2nd and BAE Systems of Britain in 3rd … add your favorite here _______________ or example given, Raytheon’s interceptor missile sales to Poland, with Raytheon benefiting from the NATO build-up on Russia’s borders.
A report here cites General James Cartwright, who was elected to a paid position on Raytheon’s board of directors while serving on the Defense Policy Board. Admiral Gary Roughead also served on the Defense Policy Board while joining the board of Northrop Grumman.
Eighty percent of generals retiring from 2004 to 2008 took these sort of employment positions, according to a separate Boston Globe investigation. And the fact many of the Pentagon’s generals believe in literal Armageddon as a matter of their extreme ‘Christian Dominion’ cult belief certainly can’t help with any future sane decision making.
Insofar as supportive media, Thomson-Reuters plays a powerful role in intelligence agency information operations promoting geopolitical tensions benefiting the military-industrial (and ‘associates’ e.g. Chevron, Barrick Gold, et al, add nausea) stocks from Frankfurt to London to Montreal to Wall Street. All the while our ‘billionaire Baron’ Thomson plays Monopoly like Louis XVI tinkered with clocks … with his ’empire minions’ busy promoting potentially deadly geopolitical tensions, perhaps a bit too easily pointing to World War III. Would it make a difference whether ‘The Baron’ knows what’s actually going on with his media conglomerate? Probably not. How is it these corrupt people have acquired such an immense and perverted power, exercised with near total impunity? How is it no authority stands up to this? Ask yourself.