The MH-17 investigation seem to be little more then a ruse. A PR show. Or an attempt to gather intel.
What it does not appear to be is a thorough investigation.
I had previously mentioned the fact that Kiev, rather then call off the fighting in the area, took the opportunity to slaughter civilians and try to take back territory. Odd behaviour for a government that claims to want just such an investigation
Refresh your memory...
"-Just hours after the Malaysian government reached an agreement with Ukrainian separatists on Sunday over access to the crash site -The Ukrainian military launched an operation to recapture the debris fields, again stalling international efforts to secure the site.
The reasoning from Kiev for this action is absurd. The rebels had made an agreement with Malaysia, they secured the site, they got the bodies onto trains. They saved the black boxes without Kiev.
So, any excuse making out of Kiev is pure and utter nonsense"
Bringing this news up to date- The limited search is winding down.
Search for MH17 victims winds down in Ukraine
A day in the search?
The search for human remains at the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine is winding down, with an expectation among the Australian search party here that they will be withdrawn as early as Thursday or Friday.
-The convoy took all of three hours to cover the 90 kilometres from their base to Rassypnoe on Wednesday morning, where the searchers mustered for a briefing.It doesn't seem that the "investigators", so called, had any real interest in seeing the cockpit!
-The Australian and Dutch investigators then milled in the street while OSCE conflict monitors went into the village, distributing Russian-language flyers asking for possessions or information about where the possessions might be. After a time, people started to emerge.
-At 2:30pm local time, the convoy was attempting to make its way to the smashed cockpit section of the Boeing 777, but gunfire prevented it from continuing.
-A deal struck with the rebels to allow OSCE conflict monitors to approach villagers with fliers seeking information about the flight produced little for investigators.
-Apart from a few small parts of the aircraft, the only personal item handed in was a small silver necklace which a villager said he had found in his potato patch.
-At 3pm, the convoy was allowed to proceed. But instead of continuing to the cockpit site, the convoy headed north to its base at Soledar.
At 3 pm the convoy was allowed to proceed to site where the cockpit lay... and they instead headed north to their base.
Why? Because they don't want to address the fact that, oh dear, the Ukies shot the plane down in the air?
The Australian government made a big show of concern for the Australians killed when the plane came down
Reality, being, well reality makes clear the Australian government isn't concerned about Australians or proper investigations. WHY!?
'We're not looking for teddy bears': MH17 search will be limited, AFP commander says
Did anyone ask them to look for teddy bears?
Ridicule tactic. Disgraceful. Disgusting.
There will not be a traditional field-by-field search of all 50 square kilometres of the MH17 crash site in Eastern Ukraine, despite Canberra's "bring them home'' undertakings to repatriate all human remains and all personal effects.
And even the search now under way in the villages and fields east of the regional centre Donetsk is far narrower than official statements might have led Australians to believe.
Like I said, Australian government made a big show. They put on their game face and they lied through their teeth. They and other NATO affiliated players have no interest in evidence that may be garnered from a real and thorough search of the area. Kiev has helped make this search more difficult. That said it does appear the Australians undertook a "far narrower" search then all their official statements mislead the Australian citizens into believing............
"Instead of that traditional style search, the MH17 site was being subjected to a "more sophisticated" going-over, in which areas were targeted selectively, not speculatively, by smaller numbers of highly-trained specialists than the numbers of beat cops that might be mustered for a traditional search.
The search team are armed with maps on which the debris field is marked by yellow dots - the more dense the dots, the greater likelihood of remains and debris.
"We don't have to do a literal search of every field," he explained. "And using fewer numbers, we're covering a greater area than a traditional search would."
Yes, I am aware there is shooting going on. But I am also aware that the anti fascist fighters, on their own got the bodies on the train- recovered the black boxes and cooperated with the investigators.
It was Kiev that took this opportunity to up the ante and destroy evidence at the scene.