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Malaysian Scholar Chandra Muzaffar Asks:
Cui Bono? Attacks U.S. Lies on MH 17

July 26, 2014 (EIRNS)—Chandra Muzaffar, the head of JUST International and a highly respected scholar and political commentator, both within Malaysia and internationally, issued a scathing attack today on the Obama/NATO lies over the take-down of MH 17. "Who Stands to Gain?" he asks in his headline, and asks further:

"Have we forgotten the monstrous lies and massive distortions that accompanied the reckless allegation that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMD) which led eventually to the invasion of that country in 2003 and the death of more than a million people? Iraq continues to bleed to this day. What about the Gulf of Tonkin episode of 1964 which again was a fabrication that paved the way for wanton US aggression against Vietnam that resulted in the death of more than 3 million Vietnamese? The babies in incubators incident in Kuwait in 1990 was yet another manufactured lie that aroused the anger of the people and served to justify the US assault on Iraq. Just last year we saw how an attempt was made by some parties to pin the blame for a sarin gas attack in Ghouta, Syria upon the Assad government when subsequent investigations have revealed that it was the work of some militant rebel group.

"From Tonkin to Ghouta there is a discernible pattern when it comes to the fabrication of evidence to justify some nefarious agenda or other. As soon as the event occurs before any proper investigation has begun, blame is apportioned upon the targeted party. This is done willfully to divert attention from the real culprit whose act of evil remains concealed and camouflaged. The colluding media then begins to spin the correct version with the help of its reporters and columnists who concoct fact out of fiction. Any other explanation or interpretation of the event is discredited and dismissed derisively to ensure that the credibility of the dominant narrative remains intact. As the narrative unfolds, the target often embodied in a certain personality is demonized to such a degree that he arouses the ire of the public and becomes an object of venom."

In answer to "Cui Bono," Chandra says neither Russia nor the separatists gain a thing, adding: "It is now clear who is trying to reap benefits from that terrible tragedy in the skies. The demonization of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, orchestrated from various Western capitals, including Kiev, after Crimea voted to join the Russian Federation, thus thwarting one of the primary strategic goals of NATOs eastward expansion, has now reached its pinnacle. After MH 17, it has become a lot easier to convince people—- even without an iota of evidence —- that Putin is a mass murderer."

Chandra also asks if the real culprit may have intentionally targeted Malaysia, perhaps with both MH 17 and MH 370, perhaps "over our principled stand on the question of justice for the Palestinians."

He demands the release by the West of the satellite and military data on the incident, as Russia has done, and a truely fair investigation.