Robert Parry in Consortiumnews.com: “The Ever-Curiouser MH-17 Case“. “The curious mystery surrounding the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, gets more curious and more curious as the U.S. government and Dutch investigators balk at giving straightforward answers to the simplest of questions even when asked by the families of the victims. Adding to the mystery Dutch investigators have indicated that the Dutch Safety Board did not request radar information from the United States, even though Secretary of State John Kerry indicated just three days after the crash that the U.S. government possessed data that pinpointed the location of the suspected missile launch that allegedly downed the airliner, killing all 298 people onboard. Although Kerry claimed that the U.S. government knew the location almost immediately, Dutch investigators now say they hope to identify the spot sometime “in the second half of the year,” meaning that something as basic as the missile-launch site might remain unknown to the public more than two years after the tragedy. The families of the Dutch victims, including the father of a Dutch-American citizen, have been pressing for an explanation about the slow pace of the investigation and the apparent failure to obtain relevant data from the U.S. and other governments. I spent time with the family members in early February at the Dutch parliament in The Hague as opposition parliamentarians, led by Christian Democrat Pieter Omtzigt, unsuccessfully sought answers from the government about the absence of radar data and other basic facts. […]”.
In October 2015, I wrote an article about the absence of the U.S. evidence: “US government: We have all the evidence about MH17, images and radar data“. Kerry claimed several times in the weeks after the shoot-down of MH17 to have the complete evidence about this case. In the article, I cited his allegations he made in a NBC interview and in Sydney, Australia). Here’s the complete article:
United States Secretary of State John Kerry said that the US government has all the necessary evidence – satellite images, radar data and more – about the shooting down of flight MH17 in eastern ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile: “We saw the takeoff. We saw the trajectory. We saw the hit.”. Some of his statements concerning this case are available on the governmental website state.gov: “Interview With David Gregory of NBC’s Meet the Press” and “Remarks With Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston“.
In the NBC interview with David Gregory, Kerry replied to the question “Are you bottom-lining here that Russia provided the weapon?”: “There’s a story today confirming that, but we have not within the Administration made a determination. But it’s pretty clear when – there’s a build-up of extraordinary circumstantial evidence. I’m a former prosecutor. I’ve tried cases on circumstantial evidence; it’s powerful here. But even more importantly, we picked up the imagery of this launch. We know the trajectory. We know where it came from. We know the timing, and it was exactly at the time that this aircraft disappeared from the radar.“.
In the remarks with the australian polititians and Chuck Hagel in Sydney, Australia, Kerry said: “On the subject of sanctions with respect to Russia, we are very understanding of our friend, Australia’s deep, deep anger and its need for justice with respect to what has happened. This is an unconscionable crime on a huge international order that findings already, without the full investigation being done – and we are pressing for a full investigation, because nothing is complete until you have a full investigation. But there is no question – and we’ve said this publicly previously, but that this type of weapon and all the evidence of it was seen on our imagery. We saw the takeoff. We saw the trajectory. We saw the hit. We saw this airplane disappear from the radar screen. So there’s really no mystery about where it came from and where these weapons have come from.”.
The question is: If the USA really has all the evidence about the crash of the malaysian airplane, why don’t they show it to the public, to the investigators, to other governments and to other authorities? And what about the sanctions without any evidence?