Posts Tagged ‘provocation’

Joe Giambrone

This opinion piece will contain speculation or “conspiracy theory,” and so you can move on if you don’t like that sort of thing…

I’m not claiming that Iran fired any missiles at the Ukrainian passenger plane; that’s the New York Times and Bellingcat. But, assuming their video shows unaltered footage of Iranian anti-aircraft SAMs shooting down Ukraine Flight 752, then we must ask the obvious question: WHY?

The very first possible reason screams out, and that is that Iran must have thought it was an attacking warplane over Tehran, and with only moments to decide, they shot quickly. But, why would the Iranian military think that a civilian plane was an attacking warplane? That is the big question in this possible scenario, and it represents a major threat to civil aviation worldwide.

Other civilian airliners around the Middle East have been put at risk recently in the following way. In December, 2018, Russia accused Israel of using civilian airliners as cover for their attacking warplanes:

“The provocative actions of the Israeli air force … directly threatened two airliners,” Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

In another incident, Israeli planes attacked Syrian ground targets in a way that the Russians said caused Syria’s air defense missiles to strike a Russian surveillance plane that was in the same area. This air defense response killed fifteen Russian airmen.

“The [Russian] spokesman accused Israeli pilots of “using the Russian airplane as a cover”, putting it “in the line of fire coming from Syrian air defence systems”.

These two precedents establish that military strategists are always looking for ways to game the enemy into using his anti-aircraft missiles against him, so to speak. Getting the enemy to shoot down the wrong plane is a standard military ploy, and perhaps a war crime.

Civilian planes are identified by their radio signatures. They continually broadcast data identifying them as friendly, or, in the case of military aircraft, they can turn off transponder signals and be unknown—giving away as little information to the enemy as possible.

Radio jamming has been around since the second World War. It is not impossible that the Ukraine jet was targeted for some sort of radio jamming in order to confuse the Iranians into thinking it was an attacking enemy warplane and quickly shooting it down. The incident would clearly be blamed on Iran alone, as the “conspiracy theory” is nearly impossible to prove, and the Iranians aren’t going to admit to shooting missiles at all, just as they have denied the use of missiles ever since the incident occurred.

This scenario seems plausible enough. While pundits allude to Iran making a “mistake,” this absolves any conspirators who may have engaged in deliberate radio jamming in order to bait the Iranians into shooting down the wrong plane. The propaganda value of casting the Iranians as monsters, and also angering Ukrainians, Canadians, and other nations which had civilians on board, are clear motives to inspire such a crime.

Lastly, it makes no sense that Iran would warn the US about its missile launches hours in advance in order to avoid casualties, while deliberately shooting down a plane load of innocent civilians on the same day.

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OPCW Found “Fixing” its Own Findings on Syria

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More confirmation of false flag attack

As much as 30% of the world’s oil supply transits the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Wily Persian Gulf traders – who know better – are virtually unanimous; if Tehran was really responsible for the Gulf of Oman tanker incident, oil prices would be going through the roof by now. They aren’t.

Nobody with knowledge of the situation believes America’s lies.

Iran is not powerless to retaliate.

Pepe Escobar:

As I previously reported, shutting down the Strait of Hormuz would destroy the American economy by detonating the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market; and that would collapse the world banking system, crushing the world’s $80 trillion GDP and causing an unprecedented depression.

Iran goes for “maximum counter-pressure”

As Hezbollah’s secretary-general Hasan Nasrallah has been stressing in his speeches, “war on Iran will not remain within that country’s borders, rather it will mean that the entire [Middle East] region will be set ablaze. All of the American forces and interests in the region will be wiped out, and with them the conspirators, first among them Israel and the Saudi ruling family.”

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NY Times attempts to make Armageddon sound reasonable…

 

Mr. Trump issued new authorities to Cyber Command last summer…

But now the American strategy has shifted more toward offense, officials say, with the placement of potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system at a depth and with an aggressiveness that had never been tried before. It is intended partly as a warning, and partly to be poised to conduct cyberstrikes if a major conflict broke out between Washington and Moscow.

This is illegal pre-emptive war.

Against a country that could potentially vaporize all of us and the rest of mammal life on the planet.

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US gov narrative blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks falls apart in hours

The Trump administration’s claims Iran attacked oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were quickly debunked, with the ship’s crew saying it “was hit by a flying object.” But the US disrupted important Iranian diplomatic efforts at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

It looks like the US is peddling a video of alleged mines being removed by alleged Iranians on a ship they claim is the one that was attacked. Three areas to investigate. Also–the video shows men REMOVING objects, not placing them in the first place. That’s four issues to investigate.

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U.S. Government Claims Iran Is Behind Attacks On Oil Tankers, But Has Yet To Show Evidence

It’s time for the false flags. No evidence necessary to kill another million human beings. This is why you impeach criminals or else become collaborating co-conspirators.

Israel has a long history of false flag attacks to blame its enemies and get America to bomb them. It wouldn’t even be unusual.

AND–The Saudis themselves could sabotage their ships if it will get them the war they desire.

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US Law Enforcement Officials Raid Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC

 

Trump’s stormtroopers reportedly invade sovereign embassy and seize it, much like the crowds seized the Iranian US embassy in 1979.

 

 

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He added that the Syrian military believes chemical weapons were used by the jihadist rebels during tonight’s attack.

Breaking: Jihadist rebels attack northwest Hama with suspected chemical weapons, 20+ hospitalized

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BBC producer in Syria’s admissions IGNORED by his own network.

Riam Dalati

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BBC Syria Producer

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This is disturbing and dangerous. The Russians are fuming mad over Washington’s reckless aggression in Syria. The protestations are loud and escalating.