by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Today is the second anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and we still do not know the explanation.
Washington and its European vassal politicians and media instantly politicized the event: The Russians did it. End of story. After 15 months of heavy anti-Russian propaganda had imprinted the message on peoples’ minds, the Dutch Safety Board issued its inconclusive report.
By then, it was irrelevant what the report said. Everyone already knew that “the Russians did it.”
I remember when pre-trial media accusations resulted in dismissed cases. Anyone declared guilty prior to presentation of evidence and conviction was considered to have been convicted in advance and unable to receive a fair trail. Such cases were dismissed by judges.