BREAKING: Russian Terrorists' Cover-Up Operations to Destroy all Links to MH17 Air Atrocity

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are hastily covering up all links to the Buk missile battery suspected
to have been used to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane,
according to western-based defence and intelligence specialists.As
the UN security council called for a "full, thorough independent
international investigation" into the downing of the plane, concern that
a cover-up was under way was fuelled by a standoff at part of the crash
site between observers from the Organisation for Security and
Co-operation in www.theguardian.com/world/europe-news (OSCE) and rebel gunmen, which ended with a warning shot being fired.Postings
on rebel websites immediately after the crash boasted of having shot
down what they claimed was an Antonov Ukrainian military transport
plane, but these have since been deleted.In Washington, President
Obama called for a full, impartial investigation and said the tragedy
should cause people to "snap their heads together" and stop playing
games in Ukraine. Putting pressure on Moscow over Ukraine, Obama said:
"The violence that's taking place there is facilitated in large part
because of Russian support."The US ambassador to the UN, Samantha
Power, blamed a surface-to-air missile fired by rebels in eastern
Ukraine and hinted that they might have had Russian technical help. The
rebels are suspected of having used a Russian-built, vehicle-mounted Buk
missile system to bring down MH17, killing all 298 passengers and crew.
Power called for the crash site to be preserved. "All evidence must be
undisturbed," she said. "Russia needs to help make this happen."


But hopes are not high. The OSCE was trying to gain access to one
part of the large crash site but the commander of a rebel unit, known as
Commander Glum, blocked them. After the warning shot, the OSCE convoy
departed.There is also confusion over the black boxes and other
devices apparently salvaged from the plane. A rebel military commander
initially said he was considering what to do with them, while another
rebel leader, Aleksandr Borodai, contradicting his colleague, said the
rebels had no black boxes or any other devices.The Ukrainian
interior ministry added to fears of a cover-up when it released video
purportedly taken by police showing a truck carrying a Buk missile
launcher with one of its four missiles apparently missing, rolling
towards the Russian border at dawn . The video could not be
independently verified.Other material on rebel social media sites
was being deleted, including pictures showing the alleged capture of
Buk missile vehicles by rebels from a Ukrainian air base last month.Rebels
said the boast on the social media site on Thursday that a plane had
been shot down was not put up by them but by a sympathiser who
mistakenly assumed it was a Ukrainian military plane that had been shot
down. But in a separate posting a rebel leader also claimed that a plane
had been brought down. "We warned you – do not fly in our sky," he
said. That too was removed.A Nato intelligence specialist quoted
by the military analysts Janes said the recordings "show that the
Russian 'helpers' realise that they now have an international incident
on their hands – and they probably also gave the order for separatists
to erase all evidence – including those internet postings. It will be
interesting to see if we ever find this Buk battery again or if someone
now tries to dump it into a river."Video footage allegedly taken
on Thursday appeared to support the idea that pro-Russia separatists had
been to blame. It showed a Buk battery seemingly being moved in the
rebel-held area between Snizhne and Torez close to the crash site. A
still picture allegedly shows a missile in vertical launch mode beside a
supermarket in Torez. However, the location has still to be
established.Ukrainian intelligence has published a tape said to
be a recording between rebels and Russian intelligence in which they
realise there has been a catastrophic blunder. One recording is said to
be between a rebel commander, Igor Bezler, and a Russian intelligence
officer in which he says: "We have just shot down a plane." A second
recording from an unidentified source puts the blame on Cossack
militiamen.Defence analysts with Russian expertise shared Power's
scepticism that Russia-backed rebel groups would have had the expertise
to fire the missile and suggested it was more likely to have been
Russian ground troops who specialise in air defence, seconded to help
the rebels.At the Pentagon, officials said a motive for the
operation had yet to be determined, as had the chain of command. One
said it would be "surprising to us" if pro-Russia separatists were able
to operate the Buk missile battery without Russian technical support.
The Ukrainian military confirmed it has Buk batteries but said it had
none in the area the missile was fired.Nato had Awacs
surveillance and command-and-control planes flying in the Baltics around
the time of the crash, but Pentagon officials did not think the
aircraft picked up indications of the disaster.Bob Latiff, a
former US weapons developer for the air force and the CIA and now a
professor at Notre Dame University, said he leaned towards a belief that
it was a case of mistaken identity on the part of those who pressed the
button."A radar return from an airplane like this would look
very similar to that from a cargo plane, as was initially claimed by the
separatists. If radar was all they were using, that is a shame," he
said. "All airliners emit identification signals which identify the
aircraft and provide other information like altitude and speed. They
also operate on known communications frequencies. It doesn't sound like
the separatists were using any of this."My guess is the system's
radar saw a return from a big 'cargo' plane flying at 30,000 ft or so
and either automatically fired, or some aggressive, itchy operator
fired, not wanting to miss an opportunity."Latiff said that if
they had only one radar, as Ukrainian officials suggest, it would have
been pointed at the target. A second, rotating one would normally have
been part of a battery to pick up other planes in the immediate
vicinity, but he said even that would not have established whether it
was a commercial plane and there would normally have been communications
equipment to pick up signals showing the plane was non-military.Igor
Sutyagin, a Russian military specialist at the London-based Royal
United Services Institute, said he regarded the tape recordings as
genuine, as well as postings on social media pointing the finger at
pro-Russia separatists or Russia itself.But getting evidence
would be very difficult. He said: "A decision has been made on the
Russian side to hide their tracks. It will be hard to find the battery."
Satellites might have been able to catch something, but the trail from
the missile would have been very short, Sutyagin said.

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