Russia's Foreign Ministry commented on this statement as follows: "Judging by the relentless slander campaign against Russia organized by the American administration, they are being more and more guided by blatant lies when pursuing their foreign policy," the ministry said.
"In line with its current practice, Washington cites no proof or any references to facts that could be considered and commented," it said, adding that the White House only mentions certain intelligence data but refuses to present it, and "information in social networks," ITAR-TASS reports.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17 near the city of Donetsk in Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Kiev placed the blame on the independence supporters in eastern Ukraine for shooting the plane down, but the latter insisted they did not have the means to shoot down an aircraft flying at 32,000 feet
1---White House says Russia ‘culpable’ of MH17 downing, cites ‘social media reports’, RT
Washington has claimed that Moscow is ‘culpable’ in the Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine, as it was Russian authorities that gave the rebels heavy weapons and training. However, the claim was only backed up by reports in social media.
“We’ve seen that there were heavy weapons moved from Russia to Ukraine, that they have moved into the hands of separatist leaders,”said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. “And according to social media reports, those weapons include the SA-11 [Buk missile] system.”
Once again citing “some social media reports,” Earnest added that Russia trained the self-defense forces operating in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
“We do know that it was an SA-11 [Buk missile] system that was in the hands of separatists that brought down the Malaysian airliner last week. We know that Russia had been involved in training separatists to use that system.”
2---Intl. teams find ‘no violations’ by Russia along Ukrainian border, RT
3---According to British foreign secretary Philip Hammond, the large volume of evidence indicated the missile had been launched from the embattled Ukrainian territory, itar tass
4-- "The whole world has witnessed the tragedy of the peoples of Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and lately, of Ukraine. Under the guise of export of democracy, civilians, women, the elderly, children are being killed in these countries, cities and religious shrines are being destroyed. The U.S. and the EU are directly responsible for everything that happens there. The actions of their leaders are state terrorism directed against countries and peoples. And it is the blood of Muslims that is shed in most cases." The head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov
5---16 Considerations Which Debunk Washington’s Propaganda About Flight 17 , John Stockman
6--Donetsk Commander Denies Telling Media Militia Had Buk Missiles During MH17 Crash, Pravda
Khodakovsky also said he had a video recording of the Reuters interview that could prove he did not tell the agency that the independence supporters possessed missile systems. He said he had told Reuters that he was not an expert and could not comment on the crash, while all the videos with militia forces talking about having Buk systems were dated the day before the crash.
7---Trim Tabs: Stock buybacks looking weak, FOX
8--America's Lost Decade: Typical Household Wealth Has Plunged 36% Since 2003, zero hedge
Russell Sage Foundation concludes, through at least 2013, there are
very few signs of significant recovery from the loss of wealth experienced by
American families during the Great Recession. Declines in net worth from 2007 to
2009 were large, and the declines continued through 2013. These wealth
losses, however, were not distributed equally. While large absolute
amounts of wealth were destroyed at the top of the wealth distribution,
households at the bottom of the wealth distribution lost the largest
share of their total wealth. As a result, wealth inequality increased
significantly from 2003 through 2013; by some metrics inequality roughly
The American economy has experienced rising income and wealth inequality for
several decades, and there is little evidence that these trends are
likely to reverse in the near-term.
It is possible that the very slow recovery from the Great Recession will
continue to generate increased wealth inequality in the coming years as
those hardest hit may still be drawing down the assets they have left to
cover current consumption
9--“Gas Pipeline Diplomacy”: How Ukraine Opened the Door to A New U.S.- Russia Energy War, global research
The pipeline is core to the larger battle being fought over Europe between Moscow and Washington. It may even have been a motivation behind Russia’s annexation of Crimea. And if there’s a crack in the unified front between the U.S. and Europe over Russia’s role in Ukraine, South Stream is it.
Why does South Stream matter? It’s a $21.6 billion project to connect Russia’s gas reserves—the world’s largest—to Europe’s markets. Europe relies on Russia for about 30 percent of its natural gas.
Any delays in finishing the pipeline—scheduled for completion in 2018—can only help Russia’s competitors in the international energy business. And one player gearing up to challenge Russia in the European energy market is the United States
10--This map shows Europe’s dependence on Russian gas, VOX
Europe is still heavily reliant on Russian
11--Is the Ukraine "Crisis" a US Crony Oil Play?; Further Discussion of S.2277 (“to prevent further Russian aggression, etc.”), Michael Rozeff
the bill itself which has a number of explicit crony capitalist sections on gas
and oil development in Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. The bill directs the U.S.
Agency for International Development to guarantee loans for every phase of the
development of oil and gas in these regions: