No, not because I read Ian Stirling Ireland Lang Simeone Celsius Welch’s latest rendering, although that can be cause for it on occasion.
It’s just that I’m not certain what to make of this Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 incident that occurred in the sky above Eastern Ukraine. It’s difficult to get any sense of the truth, if there is any, from the mainstream and alternative media — both have an agenda and increasingly there is no between the lines so you can’t even try to read the truth in that already narrow space.
For example, I tuned into CNN Saturday late night — around 11pm — after watching the first episode of Henning Mankell’s Wallander on Netflix (excellent series by the way, so check out the link if you haven’t seen it). This is something I haven’t done in eight or more years — tune into a mainstream news source for news. I didn’t choose to, really, it was the station that was on when I flipped the remote from Netflix back to DVR — I do sometimes watch specials on CNN like Anthony Bourdain or Spermin Morloch or The Hunt with John Walsh. So, CNN was on the dial and Erin Burnett’s coverage, or lack of coverage — on her tits at least, of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 incident was preempting the regularly-scheduled CNN special.
Usually, or I should say always, I turn the station quickly or just shut the TV off, but Erin Burnett’s wonderfully-exposed cleavage precluded that reflexive response with another reflexive response. For the first five minutes or so, I didn’t hear a word she and her guests said — I was so mesmerized and enthralled with her exposed, heaving bosom. It’s as though it was talking just to me, inviting me to wallow in it and explore its vast horizon. I’ve seen this Erin Burnett before and never found her overly attractive, but for some reason, Saturday night she was particularly radiant and comely, and so I couldn’t concentrate on the show’s content because Erin’s other content, front and center and in-your-face, was running interference. Thankfully, my wife broke the spell and said “do you think she’s showing enough cleavage?” to which I said, “hmmm, I didn’t even notice.” My wife’s comment was enough to slap me out of my sultry stupor and snap me back into the topic of the program.
I have to say, I haven’t missed much in all these years I’ve tuned out of mainstream news — with the exception of bountifully-strategic cleavage. Although, I kept wondering after I was able to snap out of my ogling, who the hell is the target market of that cleavage ploy? Surely it’s not me or those like me because I don’t watch any longer. Is it frisky old men who have nothing better to do on Saturday nights except turn the dial until they land on cleavage of any sort? Maybe so, but surely Burnett and the CNN producers/directors were aware of her choice of attire before she went on. Either way, it was a distraction initially, but with great discipline I was able to both look at her cleavage admiringly and follow the conversation amongst her guests about the topic — something akin to walking and chewing gum at the same time … but even more challenging than that. Women don’t understand how difficult this can be for a healthy, virile male — or maybe some do, like Erin, and hence the cleavage. Maybe it’s some sort of brainwashing mechanism where you think you’re not paying attention because you’re under the spell of the cleavage, but all the while the messaging is making its way deep into your sub-conscious since your blood is busy in other areas of your body and your defenses are down. Maybe. Or maybe not. You decide.
That satire aside, after watching Burnett’s coverage/cleavage, I have the following takeaways.
Missile or No Missile?
From the get-go, there was no question according to Burnett’s coverage that a missile brought down this plane. It was a consensus amongst her panel which included the likes of Miles O’Brien (who has a hip new look by the way from eight or more years prior — these folks are constantly updating their appearance for maximum effect — look at me not the content) and Richard Quest (this guy is so completely and utterly over-the-top annoying you want to strangle him, but thankfully Burnett’s cleavage overrode any potential urge to strangle and mute this obnoxious dramatist and that’s a good thing as Martha is fond of saying, because Quest apparently likes to be strangled if you read the link behind his name). Also, there was Mary Schiavo who, in case you don’t know, is a former Inspector General and she did have some interesting insight to add about the alleged looting which I’ll cover later.
It wasn’t clear why this cast of characters was so firmly convinced the plane was brought down by a missile — it was just understood it was, and it was the pro-Russian separatists who were responsible with the aid of Russia — the degree of which was in question. I got the impression that seasoned crash site investigators could tell from the photos of the wreckage it was a missile that brought it down, but if that’s the case, what about TWA Flight 800 — wasn’t it obvious from photos of that wreckage that it was a missile that brought it down? If the answer is “no, there had to be further investigation,” well, that should be the same answer with Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 — that “it’s too early to tell and we’ll have to wait for further investigation to make any determination of what caused this crash.” But CNN isn’t doing that or saying that, and one person on Burnett’s guest panel Saturday night, no strike that, two guests, had backgrounds in investigating plane crashes and they did not object to the missile assertion (not theory).
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it wasn’t a missile, but if it’s being claimed it is as fact, then provide the evidence for that assertion. They did make mention that the pro-Russian separatists more than likely used a Russian-made BUK (pronounced bewk) anti-aircraft missile launcher either provided to them by Russia or it was confiscated from the Ukrainian military. A Russian blogger has announced today that he/she has uploaded footage of the BUK M1 allegedly being transported back to Russia from Eastern Ukraine per this link from The Independent.
A Russian blogger has uploaded video footage that may show the BUK anti-air missile launcher which shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last week.
Ukrainian sources have seized on the clip as evidence that the launcher – key to the investigation into the deaths of the 298 people on board – has now been returned to Russia.
Though the exact location where the video was captured cannot be independently verified, it apparently shows a part of western Russia not far from the border with Ukraine.
Taken at around 8.45pm on Saturday, it shows a convoy of at least two trucks, one of which is loaded with a covered military vehicle with caterpillar tracks.
It comes after another video emerged at the end of last week which Ukrainian officials said showed the BUK M1 launcher – with one of its missiles missing – being moved on a truck towards the Russian border.
If there is any validity to this claim, that Russian blogger is a dead man walking. They will hunt him/her down and skin him, or her, alive. Still, it seems the cart is being put before the horse. It first needs to be established that a missile did indeed bring down the plane, and if it did, who’s missile was it and how did the perpetrators do it, i.e. what system was used to bring down the plane. Remember, the missile, if it’s determined one brought down the plane, could have come from a fighter jet, so that can’t be ruled out.
Unfortunately, since Ukraine is in the midst of a civil war in the East of the country and the plane wreckage is strewn in a field that is occupied by backwoods separatists with no experience in crash scene investigation, the chances of conducting a proper and objective investigation are exactly nil despite feigning to the contrary, i.e. the NTSB sending one investigator. That’s a nice gesture, but does any reasonable person with a shred of honesty believe this one investigator is going to make a difference? Why bother except for show? And doing it for show is cheaply transparent. If the international community really wants to know what happened to this plane, then they would quickly assemble a team to plop down in Ukraine where the plane crashed accompanied by military protection that will blow the backwoods separatists to smithereens and beyond if they attempt to impede the investigation in any way. After the belongings and bodies were gathered and the evidence to include the black boxes recovered, the backwoods separatists could have come out of their holes and sniffed the ground like dogs in search of the spilled bone marrow of the survivors left behind by the investigators as they returned to civilization with the evidence intact and ultimately a more objective verdict.
But that didn’t happen and it won’t happen. Apparently the international community doesn’t care enough about the dead to honor them by conducting a humane accounting. Instead, the international community will use this tragedy as a political football of “he did it, he did it” rather then taking the necessary steps to determine what happened and who was responsible. The political opportunists take advantage of the obscurity and ambiguity once again. So yes, Erin Burnett and her guests certainly are biased and come off as anything but objective, but they’re not alone. All sides in this political dispute are lying; The West, Kiev, the backwoods, pro-Russian separatists and Russia. If you haven’t had the chance lately, take a look at The Vineyard of the Saker blog. That blog author has gone off the deep end. His reality, if he’s even for real, is so far from anything reasonable, it boggles the mind he has the following he does. He’s a liar. Those who read him and believe him and use him as evidence in their arguments are liars. Also, take a look at this post by b at Moon of Alabama blog about this Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 incident. In place of the “Blame Russia” key he’s installed a “Blame America” key and the folks over at Ian Stirling Ireland Lang Simeone Celsius Welch’s blog sport erections and get moist at the chanting. I responded to b and his anti-American audience as follows:
So let me ask. Is there any amount of proof that would lead any of you to ever believe foul play involving Russia, because I get the feeling you’ve taken the opposite side of the blame coin and instead blame America. If there’s proof America was behind this and it was a false flag, I’m willing to look at and consider it. Are you all willing to do the same if there’s convincing proof Russia was behind it?
That question was early on, and since then b’s audience has wrapped up its investigation and it’s clear, to them at least, it was a false flag perpetrated by an American-Kiev alliance of some sort. Ian Stirling Ireland Lang Simeone Celsius Welch on the other hand, has provided convenient cover for both the pro-Russian separatists and Russia if it turns out either was, or both were, responsible for shooting down the plane. Since a false flag, by Welch’s implication, would have been perpetrated by The West, it is therefore purposeful because false flags are by their very nature purposeful. But if the separatists or Russia or both brought the plane down, well, according to The Welch Collective, it was a mistake, no ifs, ans or buts about it. Here’s what Welch had to say, and keep in mind, had I made this blog post at his venue, like a coward, he would have either deleted it or overwritten it like he has done to several other posts I made at his space. That’s the worst thing a writer can do to another writer — to destroy his/her creative thought. It’s criminal, if you ask me — not that anyone did ask, but I’ll tell you anyway. I wouldn’t and couldn’t do it. But those who have no respect for words and ideas that aren’t their own, have no qualms destroying critical and creative thought.
And perhaps, when the rebels were known to have SAMs with the distance to shoot down airliners, airliners should not still have been allowed to travel over the conflict region? That decision is Ukraine’s, by the way.
There can be no defending the targeting of civilians and if this is not a false flag operation, it will turn out to have been a mistake, it is in no one’s interest to be blamed for such an attack.
Is the part in bold even necessary to say? Isn’t that obvious and to say it superfluous? Anyway, pay special attention to the messaging. The message is if America did it (i.e. a false flag operation), there is no defense. I agree. But, that’s not the end of the message. Not by a long shot. He goes on to provide cover for the backwoods separatists by stating Malaysian Airlines had no business flying over this airspace and that Ukraine is responsible by allowing flights in that airspace, so even if the rebels did it, it was a mistake, certainly not on purpose as it would be if it was the Amercian-Kiev alliance if it were responsible, and a mistake that could have been avoided if not for the negligence of Kiev. Russia and its Eastern Ukraine backwoods separatists are provided immunity once again, and we don’t even know what happened yet. Priceless. Does this guy and others like him work for Putin? If not, why not? Why not get paid for gratuitous shilling? Why would someone do this for free?
American mainstream media has a looting fetish, I believe. They have a proclivity to bring it up any time they’re covering a national catastrophe or international catastrophe and they’re charged with politicizing the event. Katrina comes to mind as the most egregious case, but here we see the looting fetish has been carted out again in this politicized event as well. Repeatedly throughout her coverage, Erin Burnett alluded to the looting that was reported. She tried to get Chris Cuomo to report he’d seen looting but he wouldn’t. He did however mention that there was suspiciously no valuables like expensive jewelry to be found among the wreckage. Was he looking to loot and pissed the Ukrainian yokels picked all the good stuff? I doubt it. Chris is well taken care of — he doesn’t need to scrap to survive. That name sounds familiar — Cuomo. Where have I heard the name Cuomo before? Oh, of course, Mario Cuomo — how could I forget? Remember Mario who couldn’t run for president because of his mob-connected past? Well, Chris is his son and Chris is not only a lawyer, he’s also a correspondent for CNN. How do these beautiful people do it — juggle two high-powered busy careers at once? Chris reminds me of the dashing Sanjay Gupta who is not only a CNN correspondent but also a neurosurgeon who conducts brain surgery. Can you imagine this? I feel like a total loser in comparison, but I am thankful to have them perceive my reality for me. I hate doing it myself. It’s much better leaving that driving to them — the experts.
Remember earlier I promised I would mention the value Mary Schiavo offered as part of Erin’s program? Well, it’s time to provide that. Mary mentioned that outside Western countries it’s quite common for local inhabitants to loot crash sites like cock roaches cleaning house after a big party. It’s not that inhabitants in the West wouldn’t do the same, because they would and have in the past, and this is one of the reasons securing the crash site is so important — because looting is a very human behavior and respone to catastrophe. Without plans in place to quickly access the crash site and secure it by professionals, looters, like a scene right out of The Walking Dead, will descend on the crash site and pick it over like the gators did when ValuJet Flight 592 crashed in the Florida Everglades. So, it’s not because Westerners are superior morally to any other inhabitants of the Earth, but it’s because Western society is more civilized by virtue of the fact it has a system in place that beats this latent looting behavior to the punch. That being said, yeah, it is pretty sickening and despicable behavior, but that’s not surprising, is it? How sickening and despicable is it for the most intelligent minds ever known to humanity to create a weapon, when mass produced and deployed in unison, that is capable of destroying the entire world? Pretty disgusting for something heralded as an achievement and not an abomination.
In conclusion, the jury’s still out for me on what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, and I suspect I will never definitively know. I’m not going to enter the politicized fray and opine what I think may or may not have happened — there are too many possibilities and not enough information to make an educated guess. It would be irresponsible speculation — something that hasn’t stopped all the other liars in this politicized debate, including CNN. I will say, I won’t be watching CNN again any time soon for news. Erin Burnett’s cleavage isn’t enough, as alluring as it was, to keep me coming back for more. My wife’s more beautiful anyway, so I’d feel like I was cheating if I indulged in ogling Erin’s flaunted bosom any further. It is a riot how elitist CNN is, both in the audience it caters to and the people they have delivering the perceptions packaged as news. Chris Cuomo’s elitist roots are obvious. Erin Burnett was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and made her way all around Wall Street prior to becoming CNN anchor of Erin Burnett Outfront. The title of her show cracks me up considering her cleavage — something sure is outfront. Erin is married to an elitist Wall Street banker, David Rubulotta; he’s managing director of Citigroup. When do they find the time to see each other? I bet they have to make appointments for him to get beneath that cleavage.
That’s it for now. If you have an opinion about the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 incident and its coverage and implications, don’t be shy — leave a comment. I promise I won’t delete or overwrite it like some people we know.
Until next post, lie well and live long my friends.