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Natasha Wright
December 4, 2022
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Russia is being accused of a whole range of crimes here and on the other hand she is not allowed to have appropriate legal defence.

“Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.”
Franz Kafka, The Trial

The District Court in the Hague has just finalised the trial about the air crash of the Malaysian flight MX17 from July 2014 and the elaboration and the complete deliberation of the court decision put forth that the plane was downed by the missile launched from the Donetsk by the anti-aircraft defence system BUK positioned in the Donetsk region, at the time under the control of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Regrettably, the evidence in the trial provided by the Russian Federation was completely ignored and this court trial has been politicised to a huge extent. One wonders what the future holds for this legal case or perhaps rightly so what does the diabolic cauldrons of the Collective West and their Kafkaesque trials have in the pipeline now.

Indirectly there are three persons charged here who were taken to court prior to this, but now they are charged with crime. For what it is worth, they were subject to the legal proceedings in absentia i.e. which is a legalese for their absence i.e. not being physically present there but all three of them have just been sentenced to lifetime imprisonment. Isn’t this Kafkaesquean – Orwellian nightmare trial par excellence? The fourth person in this line-up has been released and acquitted. It has been determined that the victims of this tragedy are to be compensated with more than 16 million euros in damages/compensation. Yet, the contextuality of these legal proceedings is much more important than the fact of the damages themselves.

“it is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessary.’ ‘A melancholy conclusion,’ said K. ‘It turns lying into a universal principle.”
Franz Kafka,
The Trial

The alleged legal liability of Russia is being shouted out from the Hague rooftops with a huge effort to rub some Russian noses in it pointing political fingers at Russia yet again in this childish game masquerading as a high-profile legal case. The Hague hate machine wants us to believe them that this apparently was not the investigation and the trial against Russia nor was it against Russian military and political leadership most probably because there was insufficient evidence to genuinely prove anything whatsoever, but merely a batch of inconclusive evidence to be able to come up with any plausible facts. But the whole kerfuffle goes to serve the purpose of maintaining the Russiafobia ‘blame the Russians for everything’ narrative and hidden agenda ever since 2014. Even then there was a political propaganda style of a campaign that Russia is to blame. Now it is being reiterated ad absurdum ad nauseam all in one, that the missile was fired from the Donetsk Republic. They at the same time keep banging on that at the time Donetsk Republic was in essence controlled by Russia so that the apparent ready made conclusion be spoon-fed to us on a platter of falsehoods and flawed arguments. Lamentably, this legal case and the final decision will only serve further politicization and demonising Russia and her alleged malintent. Whether we will find out the truth ever sounds too far fetched at this point

Let me meander away from the main point of this article in my effort to make a point. Strangely enough, a few months ago we had a case where the tooth of Patrice Lumumba was returned to his family after sixty years. He was assassinated in 1961.The whole Eastern Bloc kept pointing out that the Belgian authorities were behind it but of course the Belgians denied it categorically.

Sixty years later it turns out that it was true all along, though we are served the truth in this bizarre way. One wonders if that was all done to humiliate the family of Patrice Lumumba and the Congolese. I doubt it is anywhere remotely similar to the historic Warsaw genuflection by Willi Brant to the Polish nation but to some of us possibly pathetic posturing.

There is a historical responsibility – a resounding yes to that but is there any use finding out about it now because it does not have any effect on the matters whatsoever to be capable of changing the course of history in any relevant way.

As if we were watching a movie about the mafia featuring Al Capone style mafia boss sending a most bizarre vendetta tooth to a family member of his bitter rival. Would you ever have imagined any apparently democratic government to do any such thing? I didn’t think so. Not much further about the Malaysian plane will be subject to the public gaze at this point.

As for the evidence provided in this legal proceedings, there have been two batches of evidence, because of which Russia has submitted official rebuttals and protests to contest these for a long time now

-The first batch of evidence was based on the testimonies given by anonymous sources.

– The second batch of evidence was based on the evidence submitted by the Ukrainian security service.

– There was the third batch of evidence but they are rather limited and minor in their scope.

The main difficulty with the anonymous sources is that we cannot rely on their relevance, we do not know who they are, whether they are objective sources and whether they can provide genuine, credible testimonies.

Let us remember that Colin Powel (I am sure he is burning in agony down in the chambers of Hades of his inferno choice) claimed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, yet that claim was just based on one anonymous source. Furthermore, it was borderline mental to launch the whole military campaign against Iraq but yes it was politically and militarily convenient for the Pentagon to brutally attack Iraq and commit massacres onto the civilians and children of huge proportions. To rely on anonymous sources in all this comes across as risky, dubious and diabolical if not prone to more scrutiny in many respects. One has to raise an eyebrow to the two apparent sudden deaths of both Colin Powel and the mad evil bitch Madeleine Albright in a matter of just half a year from one another. If we get back to the Malaysian air flight case at hand, the Ukrainian security service has arguably also provided a lot of claims ever since 2014, which have proven to be false and unsubstantiated, one of which was the most recent false flag coming from the Ukrainian army that the missile launched at Poland was done by the Russians even though the whole NATO have kept denying it was Russian, the Cocaine King of Kiev aka Volodymir Zelensky kept parroting out it is/was Russian.

Even if we might think it might be Russian, let us imagine that scenario for a short while. The Cocaine King of Kiev bases his claims on the phone call records to which he is not allowing the Russian authorities any access in order to assess the authenticity of these records and find out in a legitimate and legal protocol whether the records are genuine to lend them credibility. There are lots of things to shed light on which need further clarification and till then it will be limboing in legal loopholes of the highest echelons in NATO and Washington DC and EU as their political lapdog on a leash.

So many things Russia has indeed provided facts and evidence for have been ignored completely, some were dismissed as insignificant with some rather frivolous and bizarre explanations by the Hague court.

The most serious investigation on this was carried out in Russia by the Almaz-Antey Corporation, which is a producer of air defence weapons. They did provide the team of joint investigators their evidence and conclusions, then the Hague produced a rather lame response that Almaz-Antey officials have never sent this material. Almaz-Altay denied it, referring to the official correspondence exchanged in the process all along, as if the Hague and the opposing side were playing a Mickey Mouse tug of war. One would think they would not treat this as a minor issue to play ping pong with. It was about this horrendous tragedy which shocked the world. The Russians sent the radar records, and the results of their own thorough investigation and even the serial number of the rocket complete with the fact the rocket was fired on the territory of Western Ukraine. The Russians side was rather displeased as to why the American satellite records have never been provided at all so as to find out what exactly happened and why they had been denied insight into the U.S. satellite records. Russia has been blocked unduly and unjustly from getting involved in the legal investigation even though the other party pledged they would be allowed to.

Both Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Russian Ministry of Defence did respond to this with a stark warning but it is yet another politicized legal trial by the Collective West, so as not to allow Russia to get involved fully and expose the lies of the Collective West and in so doing tarnish and shatter the image of the narrative set in 2014

Russia is being accused of a whole range of crimes here and on the other hand she is not allowed to have appropriate legal defense. Furthermore, these three persons who were charged with the crime in this case did not even take part in these grotesque legal proceedings because they were tried in absentia. So one can draw a conclusion easily enough that they will most probably not even appeal. Their conduct all along has gone to prove that they do not approve of the Hague Court at hand handling the matters.

In all likelihood this judgment of the first instance will be a final resolution as well. Afterwards, this may well be used for further politicization.

Presumably, there will be ever more legal proceedings in some other countries on a number of similar (il)legal grounds (?), say, a matter of compensation of damages, only too repetitive encroaching upon human rights narrative to which the loonie leftists resort too way too often to go unnoticed, and ever growing number of new resolutions and declarations of all shapes and forms as a means to instrumentalize for the political confrontation and diabolically brutal campaign against Russia and most surely we cannot see the end to it any time soon.

 “They’re talking about things of which they don’t have the slightest understanding, anyway. It’s only because of their stupidity that they’re able to be so sure of themselves.”
Franz Kafka, The Trial

Why Are the Diavoli Incarnati From the Collective West Turning a Blind Eye to the High-Profile but Yet a Bogus Legal Trial on the Malaysian Airplane Crash?

Russia is being accused of a whole range of crimes here and on the other hand she is not allowed to have appropriate legal defence.

“Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.”
Franz Kafka, The Trial

The District Court in the Hague has just finalised the trial about the air crash of the Malaysian flight MX17 from July 2014 and the elaboration and the complete deliberation of the court decision put forth that the plane was downed by the missile launched from the Donetsk by the anti-aircraft defence system BUK positioned in the Donetsk region, at the time under the control of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Regrettably, the evidence in the trial provided by the Russian Federation was completely ignored and this court trial has been politicised to a huge extent. One wonders what the future holds for this legal case or perhaps rightly so what does the diabolic cauldrons of the Collective West and their Kafkaesque trials have in the pipeline now.

Indirectly there are three persons charged here who were taken to court prior to this, but now they are charged with crime. For what it is worth, they were subject to the legal proceedings in absentia i.e. which is a legalese for their absence i.e. not being physically present there but all three of them have just been sentenced to lifetime imprisonment. Isn’t this Kafkaesquean – Orwellian nightmare trial par excellence? The fourth person in this line-up has been released and acquitted. It has been determined that the victims of this tragedy are to be compensated with more than 16 million euros in damages/compensation. Yet, the contextuality of these legal proceedings is much more important than the fact of the damages themselves.

“it is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessary.’ ‘A melancholy conclusion,’ said K. ‘It turns lying into a universal principle.”
Franz Kafka,
The Trial

The alleged legal liability of Russia is being shouted out from the Hague rooftops with a huge effort to rub some Russian noses in it pointing political fingers at Russia yet again in this childish game masquerading as a high-profile legal case. The Hague hate machine wants us to believe them that this apparently was not the investigation and the trial against Russia nor was it against Russian military and political leadership most probably because there was insufficient evidence to genuinely prove anything whatsoever, but merely a batch of inconclusive evidence to be able to come up with any plausible facts. But the whole kerfuffle goes to serve the purpose of maintaining the Russiafobia ‘blame the Russians for everything’ narrative and hidden agenda ever since 2014. Even then there was a political propaganda style of a campaign that Russia is to blame. Now it is being reiterated ad absurdum ad nauseam all in one, that the missile was fired from the Donetsk Republic. They at the same time keep banging on that at the time Donetsk Republic was in essence controlled by Russia so that the apparent ready made conclusion be spoon-fed to us on a platter of falsehoods and flawed arguments. Lamentably, this legal case and the final decision will only serve further politicization and demonising Russia and her alleged malintent. Whether we will find out the truth ever sounds too far fetched at this point

Let me meander away from the main point of this article in my effort to make a point. Strangely enough, a few months ago we had a case where the tooth of Patrice Lumumba was returned to his family after sixty years. He was assassinated in 1961.The whole Eastern Bloc kept pointing out that the Belgian authorities were behind it but of course the Belgians denied it categorically.

Sixty years later it turns out that it was true all along, though we are served the truth in this bizarre way. One wonders if that was all done to humiliate the family of Patrice Lumumba and the Congolese. I doubt it is anywhere remotely similar to the historic Warsaw genuflection by Willi Brant to the Polish nation but to some of us possibly pathetic posturing.

There is a historical responsibility – a resounding yes to that but is there any use finding out about it now because it does not have any effect on the matters whatsoever to be capable of changing the course of history in any relevant way.

As if we were watching a movie about the mafia featuring Al Capone style mafia boss sending a most bizarre vendetta tooth to a family member of his bitter rival. Would you ever have imagined any apparently democratic government to do any such thing? I didn’t think so. Not much further about the Malaysian plane will be subject to the public gaze at this point.

As for the evidence provided in this legal proceedings, there have been two batches of evidence, because of which Russia has submitted official rebuttals and protests to contest these for a long time now

-The first batch of evidence was based on the testimonies given by anonymous sources.

– The second batch of evidence was based on the evidence submitted by the Ukrainian security service.

– There was the third batch of evidence but they are rather limited and minor in their scope.

The main difficulty with the anonymous sources is that we cannot rely on their relevance, we do not know who they are, whether they are objective sources and whether they can provide genuine, credible testimonies.

Let us remember that Colin Powel (I am sure he is burning in agony down in the chambers of Hades of his inferno choice) claimed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, yet that claim was just based on one anonymous source. Furthermore, it was borderline mental to launch the whole military campaign against Iraq but yes it was politically and militarily convenient for the Pentagon to brutally attack Iraq and commit massacres onto the civilians and children of huge proportions. To rely on anonymous sources in all this comes across as risky, dubious and diabolical if not prone to more scrutiny in many respects. One has to raise an eyebrow to the two apparent sudden deaths of both Colin Powel and the mad evil bitch Madeleine Albright in a matter of just half a year from one another. If we get back to the Malaysian air flight case at hand, the Ukrainian security service has arguably also provided a lot of claims ever since 2014, which have proven to be false and unsubstantiated, one of which was the most recent false flag coming from the Ukrainian army that the missile launched at Poland was done by the Russians even though the whole NATO have kept denying it was Russian, the Cocaine King of Kiev aka Volodymir Zelensky kept parroting out it is/was Russian.

Even if we might think it might be Russian, let us imagine that scenario for a short while. The Cocaine King of Kiev bases his claims on the phone call records to which he is not allowing the Russian authorities any access in order to assess the authenticity of these records and find out in a legitimate and legal protocol whether the records are genuine to lend them credibility. There are lots of things to shed light on which need further clarification and till then it will be limboing in legal loopholes of the highest echelons in NATO and Washington DC and EU as their political lapdog on a leash.

So many things Russia has indeed provided facts and evidence for have been ignored completely, some were dismissed as insignificant with some rather frivolous and bizarre explanations by the Hague court.

The most serious investigation on this was carried out in Russia by the Almaz-Antey Corporation, which is a producer of air defence weapons. They did provide the team of joint investigators their evidence and conclusions, then the Hague produced a rather lame response that Almaz-Antey officials have never sent this material. Almaz-Altay denied it, referring to the official correspondence exchanged in the process all along, as if the Hague and the opposing side were playing a Mickey Mouse tug of war. One would think they would not treat this as a minor issue to play ping pong with. It was about this horrendous tragedy which shocked the world. The Russians sent the radar records, and the results of their own thorough investigation and even the serial number of the rocket complete with the fact the rocket was fired on the territory of Western Ukraine. The Russians side was rather displeased as to why the American satellite records have never been provided at all so as to find out what exactly happened and why they had been denied insight into the U.S. satellite records. Russia has been blocked unduly and unjustly from getting involved in the legal investigation even though the other party pledged they would be allowed to.

Both Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Russian Ministry of Defence did respond to this with a stark warning but it is yet another politicized legal trial by the Collective West, so as not to allow Russia to get involved fully and expose the lies of the Collective West and in so doing tarnish and shatter the image of the narrative set in 2014

Russia is being accused of a whole range of crimes here and on the other hand she is not allowed to have appropriate legal defense. Furthermore, these three persons who were charged with the crime in this case did not even take part in these grotesque legal proceedings because they were tried in absentia. So one can draw a conclusion easily enough that they will most probably not even appeal. Their conduct all along has gone to prove that they do not approve of the Hague Court at hand handling the matters.

In all likelihood this judgment of the first instance will be a final resolution as well. Afterwards, this may well be used for further politicization.

Presumably, there will be ever more legal proceedings in some other countries on a number of similar (il)legal grounds (?), say, a matter of compensation of damages, only too repetitive encroaching upon human rights narrative to which the loonie leftists resort too way too often to go unnoticed, and ever growing number of new resolutions and declarations of all shapes and forms as a means to instrumentalize for the political confrontation and diabolically brutal campaign against Russia and most surely we cannot see the end to it any time soon.

 “They’re talking about things of which they don’t have the slightest understanding, anyway. It’s only because of their stupidity that they’re able to be so sure of themselves.”
Franz Kafka, The Trial

Russia is being accused of a whole range of crimes here and on the other hand she is not allowed to have appropriate legal defence.

“Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.”
Franz Kafka, The Trial

The District Court in the Hague has just finalised the trial about the air crash of the Malaysian flight MX17 from July 2014 and the elaboration and the complete deliberation of the court decision put forth that the plane was downed by the missile launched from the Donetsk by the anti-aircraft defence system BUK positioned in the Donetsk region, at the time under the control of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Regrettably, the evidence in the trial provided by the Russian Federation was completely ignored and this court trial has been politicised to a huge extent. One wonders what the future holds for this legal case or perhaps rightly so what does the diabolic cauldrons of the Collective West and their Kafkaesque trials have in the pipeline now.

Indirectly there are three persons charged here who were taken to court prior to this, but now they are charged with crime. For what it is worth, they were subject to the legal proceedings in absentia i.e. which is a legalese for their absence i.e. not being physically present there but all three of them have just been sentenced to lifetime imprisonment. Isn’t this Kafkaesquean – Orwellian nightmare trial par excellence? The fourth person in this line-up has been released and acquitted. It has been determined that the victims of this tragedy are to be compensated with more than 16 million euros in damages/compensation. Yet, the contextuality of these legal proceedings is much more important than the fact of the damages themselves.

“it is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessary.’ ‘A melancholy conclusion,’ said K. ‘It turns lying into a universal principle.”
Franz Kafka,
The Trial

The alleged legal liability of Russia is being shouted out from the Hague rooftops with a huge effort to rub some Russian noses in it pointing political fingers at Russia yet again in this childish game masquerading as a high-profile legal case. The Hague hate machine wants us to believe them that this apparently was not the investigation and the trial against Russia nor was it against Russian military and political leadership most probably because there was insufficient evidence to genuinely prove anything whatsoever, but merely a batch of inconclusive evidence to be able to come up with any plausible facts. But the whole kerfuffle goes to serve the purpose of maintaining the Russiafobia ‘blame the Russians for everything’ narrative and hidden agenda ever since 2014. Even then there was a political propaganda style of a campaign that Russia is to blame. Now it is being reiterated ad absurdum ad nauseam all in one, that the missile was fired from the Donetsk Republic. They at the same time keep banging on that at the time Donetsk Republic was in essence controlled by Russia so that the apparent ready made conclusion be spoon-fed to us on a platter of falsehoods and flawed arguments. Lamentably, this legal case and the final decision will only serve further politicization and demonising Russia and her alleged malintent. Whether we will find out the truth ever sounds too far fetched at this point

Let me meander away from the main point of this article in my effort to make a point. Strangely enough, a few months ago we had a case where the tooth of Patrice Lumumba was returned to his family after sixty years. He was assassinated in 1961.The whole Eastern Bloc kept pointing out that the Belgian authorities were behind it but of course the Belgians denied it categorically.

Sixty years later it turns out that it was true all along, though we are served the truth in this bizarre way. One wonders if that was all done to humiliate the family of Patrice Lumumba and the Congolese. I doubt it is anywhere remotely similar to the historic Warsaw genuflection by Willi Brant to the Polish nation but to some of us possibly pathetic posturing.

There is a historical responsibility – a resounding yes to that but is there any use finding out about it now because it does not have any effect on the matters whatsoever to be capable of changing the course of history in any relevant way.

As if we were watching a movie about the mafia featuring Al Capone style mafia boss sending a most bizarre vendetta tooth to a family member of his bitter rival. Would you ever have imagined any apparently democratic government to do any such thing? I didn’t think so. Not much further about the Malaysian plane will be subject to the public gaze at this point.

As for the evidence provided in this legal proceedings, there have been two batches of evidence, because of which Russia has submitted official rebuttals and protests to contest these for a long time now

-The first batch of evidence was based on the testimonies given by anonymous sources.

– The second batch of evidence was based on the evidence submitted by the Ukrainian security service.

– There was the third batch of evidence but they are rather limited and minor in their scope.

The main difficulty with the anonymous sources is that we cannot rely on their relevance, we do not know who they are, whether they are objective sources and whether they can provide genuine, credible testimonies.

Let us remember that Colin Powel (I am sure he is burning in agony down in the chambers of Hades of his inferno choice) claimed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, yet that claim was just based on one anonymous source. Furthermore, it was borderline mental to launch the whole military campaign against Iraq but yes it was politically and militarily convenient for the Pentagon to brutally attack Iraq and commit massacres onto the civilians and children of huge proportions. To rely on anonymous sources in all this comes across as risky, dubious and diabolical if not prone to more scrutiny in many respects. One has to raise an eyebrow to the two apparent sudden deaths of both Colin Powel and the mad evil bitch Madeleine Albright in a matter of just half a year from one another. If we get back to the Malaysian air flight case at hand, the Ukrainian security service has arguably also provided a lot of claims ever since 2014, which have proven to be false and unsubstantiated, one of which was the most recent false flag coming from the Ukrainian army that the missile launched at Poland was done by the Russians even though the whole NATO have kept denying it was Russian, the Cocaine King of Kiev aka Volodymir Zelensky kept parroting out it is/was Russian.

Even if we might think it might be Russian, let us imagine that scenario for a short while. The Cocaine King of Kiev bases his claims on the phone call records to which he is not allowing the Russian authorities any access in order to assess the authenticity of these records and find out in a legitimate and legal protocol whether the records are genuine to lend them credibility. There are lots of things to shed light on which need further clarification and till then it will be limboing in legal loopholes of the highest echelons in NATO and Washington DC and EU as their political lapdog on a leash.

So many things Russia has indeed provided facts and evidence for have been ignored completely, some were dismissed as insignificant with some rather frivolous and bizarre explanations by the Hague court.

The most serious investigation on this was carried out in Russia by the Almaz-Antey Corporation, which is a producer of air defence weapons. They did provide the team of joint investigators their evidence and conclusions, then the Hague produced a rather lame response that Almaz-Antey officials have never sent this material. Almaz-Altay denied it, referring to the official correspondence exchanged in the process all along, as if the Hague and the opposing side were playing a Mickey Mouse tug of war. One would think they would not treat this as a minor issue to play ping pong with. It was about this horrendous tragedy which shocked the world. The Russians sent the radar records, and the results of their own thorough investigation and even the serial number of the rocket complete with the fact the rocket was fired on the territory of Western Ukraine. The Russians side was rather displeased as to why the American satellite records have never been provided at all so as to find out what exactly happened and why they had been denied insight into the U.S. satellite records. Russia has been blocked unduly and unjustly from getting involved in the legal investigation even though the other party pledged they would be allowed to.

Both Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Russian Ministry of Defence did respond to this with a stark warning but it is yet another politicized legal trial by the Collective West, so as not to allow Russia to get involved fully and expose the lies of the Collective West and in so doing tarnish and shatter the image of the narrative set in 2014

Russia is being accused of a whole range of crimes here and on the other hand she is not allowed to have appropriate legal defense. Furthermore, these three persons who were charged with the crime in this case did not even take part in these grotesque legal proceedings because they were tried in absentia. So one can draw a conclusion easily enough that they will most probably not even appeal. Their conduct all along has gone to prove that they do not approve of the Hague Court at hand handling the matters.

In all likelihood this judgment of the first instance will be a final resolution as well. Afterwards, this may well be used for further politicization.

Presumably, there will be ever more legal proceedings in some other countries on a number of similar (il)legal grounds (?), say, a matter of compensation of damages, only too repetitive encroaching upon human rights narrative to which the loonie leftists resort too way too often to go unnoticed, and ever growing number of new resolutions and declarations of all shapes and forms as a means to instrumentalize for the political confrontation and diabolically brutal campaign against Russia and most surely we cannot see the end to it any time soon.

 “They’re talking about things of which they don’t have the slightest understanding, anyway. It’s only because of their stupidity that they’re able to be so sure of themselves.”
Franz Kafka, The Trial

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