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Interestingly, it seems everyone has forgotten CNN top news from mid-July: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/15/politics/mh17-pro-russian-... . CNN did spread an outrageous lie, but nobody cares.



CNN did spread an outrageous lie,

Which was?


"Dutch accident investigators say that evidence points to pro-Russian rebels as being responsible for shooting down MH-17, according to a source who has seen the report.

According to the source, the report says it was a Buk missile -- a Russian surface-to-air missile -- that was used, launched from a village in Russian rebel controlled territory. "


I'm not following. Everything in that CNN story seems to line up with the Dutch report, down to the type of missile system used.


Please point to the village name in the report then.


The key finding in the report was that the missile was fired from a specifically calculated area -- shown in red, in figure 62 -- that lay squarely within rebel-held territory. This by itself is quite damning for the pro-Russian side.

Whether the missile happened to have been fired from one of the 3 villages within that area, or from unincorporated territory is basically irrelevant to the report's main conclusions. And whether some CNN reporter, or his editor, may have fudged a bit on this basically irrelevant detail (shortening "fired from an area near village X" to "fired from village X"), even more so.


I'm lost. Can you just state outright what the "outrageous lie" you're referring to is?


The report says it was a Buk missile -- a Russian surface-to-air missile -- that was used, launched from a village in Russian rebel controlled territory.

From which "evidence points to pro-Russian rebels as being responsible" is hardly an unreasonable extrapolation. It's a very reasonable extrapolation, in fact.

So I still don't see where the "outrageous lie" was.


Well, in the first place, this is a Soviet missile. And the main thing, report doesn't say about a party launched it. Provocative language and factual distortions are good friends for mass hysteria but not for objective investigation definitely.




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