Shakespeare, Truth and Malaysian Flight MH17

Image of plane in a cross-hair for Shakespeare quotation on truth, "... he will lie, sir, with such volubility, that you would think truth were a fool” from all's well that ends well“… he will lie, sir, with such volubility,that you would think truth were a fool

All’s Well That Ends Well, act 4, sc. 3

Readers will no doubt have noticed the stony silence of both the regime media and of the Administration about the investigation on how flight MH17 was brought down and by whom.

Were it not for the scope and magnitude of the crime and tragedy, we may say “I like your silence, it the more shows off your wonder.” (1)  But here it is a case when “silence is only commendable in a neat’s tongue dried and a maid not vendible.” (2)

Especially considering that, immediately after the crash and without evidence, US officials alleged that the passenger jet was shot down by a ground-to-air missile fired by pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine.  The event was used as a trigger for economic sanctions and for assuming a more threatening posture against Russia.

Presumably the genial inventors of the sanctions expected no reaction from the sanctioned. Or if they did, they could not care about who suffered the consequences. The regime media has equally been silent about the European trucks filled with food and vegetables being blocked and turned back at the Russian border, unable to proceed in retaliation for the sanctions imposed on Russia by the compliant so-called European Union. With the end result that to suffer from the sanctions were (are) the farmers of Spain, Italy, Greece and others.

But returning to the plane crash, it seems (it was) yesterday when the US (and European) media, braying in unison, accused Putin to have shot down the Malaysian airplane. The cover of the notorious German newspaper Der Spiegel showed the victims’ bodies with super-scripted “Stop Putin Now!”.

And the “Economist” represented Putin against a spider web, symbolic of Putin’s “web of lies” invented around the tragedy.

The accusations suggested a campaign for “regime change” in Russia, of the type that brought so much peace and prosperity to Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and sundry other countries where some resistance to the imperial mandates is still present, however feeble.

The evidence produced consisted of a social media recording between two “separatists” agreeing with each other that they had just shot down the plane. But the fabrication was so poor and amateurish that its authors omitted to take precautions about erasing the date signature of the recording, which showed it had been produced 48 hours after the event.

Given the Western regime-media barrage, the Russian ministry of defence produced radar data showing a fighter jet approaching within few miles of MH17. And the cockpit on the crash-field shows evident and unmistakable signs of multiple projectiles penetrating the fuselage.

The video of a “separatist truck” indicating the transfer of military equipment and/or missiles was equally proven a fabrication, as a road sign, visible at close inspection, showed clearly that the truck was well inside Ukraine proper.

It is redundant to list the other fabrications. But it is worth recording the official Administration spokeperson’s lines (Marie Harf), trained to the utmost ductility of obedience. The conclusions about Russian responsibility – she said –  were “based on open information which is basically common sense”. Quite apart from the dubious syntax, we are promtped to ask, whose common sense? And when reporters, however timidly, asked for some evidence besides “common sense”, here is her triply Orwellian reply, “I know it’s frustrating. Believe me, we try to get as much out there are possible. And for some reason, sometimes we can’t.”

Triply Orwellian, because one,  it leaves out by whom the frustration is suffered (?) Certainly not by the speaker who couldn’t care less, once she has parroted the lines she is paid to utter. And two, it takes a leap of theological faith to assume that she (or anyone else) cares about the frustration of the questioning reporters (or of anyone else for that matter).

But the last part of the statement is telling, “…Believe me, we try to get as much out there are possible. And for some reason, sometimes we can’t.”

Asking us to believe Marie Harf? “Shame, where is thy blush?” (3) would ask Hamlet. As for “and for some reason, sometimes we can’t.” O, yes you can, if your puppet-masters allowed you to.

Again (3), note the Orwellian sleigh-of-hand, asking the Eurasian (or Oceanian) people to “believe that it is possible, while at the same time it is impossible.”

But we know that mendacity finds an easy entrance into the minds, when she is introduced by the desire to please the masters. Who treat the world as a congeries of provinces, which owe their existence to their respective skills in following their masters’ will.

Still, given the immensity of the tragedy, the ever-more-naive average citizen was expecting a prompt and uninterrupted series of updates. After all the investigation interests and affects the world at large.

But, starting with the New York Times, the regime media, after disburdening its imagination in chronicles of unproven events, suddenly behaves as if nothing ever happened, “as all had never been.” (4)

In a hard-to-find, yet public statement, it appears that the Ukrainian government will not make public the exchanges between the pilots of MH17 prior to the crash. And though the black-boxes were recovered intact, they sit mysteriously somewhere in England.

Common sense – the same advocated by the official Administration’s parrot – suggests that if Ukrainian separatists had fired a ground-to-air missile, there would be data supporting the claim. The US Air Force deploys satellites with infrared sensors to detect missile launches anywhere on the planet. US radar posts all over Europe would have tracked the path of the missile. Neither satellite nor radar data have been released. Common sense suggests that whatever they show does not fit the storyline concocted by the US government and media.

On August 9, the Malaysian New Straits Times published an article charging the Kiev regime with shooting down MH17. The truth is that evidence from the crash site indicated that the plane was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter with a missile followed by heavy machine gun fire.

Some have pointed to an eerie parallel between the questionable (and some positively absurd) explanations of 9/11 and the silence on MH17. The crash has triggered the escalation of war threats, in the instance against Russia. With 9/11 the targets for destructions were lightly armed and of lighter weight. The arrogant are notoriously strong with the weak and weak with the strong (or at least the stronger).

Shakespeare would say that “Tis the times’ plague, when madmen lead the blind.” (5)

(1)    Winter’s Tale (5.3)
(2)    Merchant of Venice  (1.1)
(3)    Hamlet (3.4)
(4)    King Henry VI part 2 (1.1)
(5)    King Lear (4.1)

In the play.  Believing his capturers to be the enemy, Parolles, to save his own skin, does not hesitate to badmouth Bertram, his friend and protector. Besides lying, Parolles also accuses him of drunkenness. See also ‘Character, drunkard, symptoms and effects – … drunkenness is his best virtue.’

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  • solerso

    YDS – “And though the black-boxes were recovered intact, they sit mysteriously somewhere in England.”

    “What might’st thou do, that honor would thee do,. Were all thy children kind and natural…” Henry V

  • GrandmaR

    Jimmie, just this morning there was a short blurb (press release) on my TV news stating that an investigation is yet to be completed due to violence in the area of the plane’s remains and that the “separatists” will not stop fighting so that investigators can gather human and airplane remains — something to that effect. However inaccurate my report may be, it is very accurate to say that this is being used as a conduit for constant bashing of eastern Ukranians as they defend themselves from attacks by the minions of Kiev, who seem to be primarily associated with the Nazis who have taken over Kiev government. And Russia bashing, by association. Not a day passes that I do not hear a some small something that is “bad” about Russia or VV Putin, who seems at least to be hoping for a peaceful alternative to the destruction of the planet by FIRE or worse than…, for instance, a gentleman politely offering a warm wrap to a shivering lady. EGAD!

    I’ll have to go looking for my own Shakespeare quote for that one!

    • Try this one (I extract from “Your Daily Shakespeare”
      Interpretation, wrong interpretation of events – … you take things ill which are not so…
      “I learn, you take things ill which are not so,
      Or being, concern you not.” (AC.2.2)
      In the play. Antony addresses Octavian at the beginning of an electric meeting in Lepidus’ house.