MH-17 Probe’s Torture-Implicated Ally

After CIA analysts had time to evaluate U.S. satellite, electronic and other intelligence data, the U.S. government went curiously silent about what it had discovered, including the possible identity of the people who were responsible. The U.S. reticence, after the initial rush to judgment blaming Russia, suggested that the more detailed findings may have undercut those original claims.

A source who was briefed by U.S. intelligence analysts told me that the CIA’s conclusion pointed toward a rogue Ukrainian operation involving a hard-line oligarch with the possible motive of shooting down Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official plane returning from South America that day, with similar markings as MH-17. But I have been unable to determine if that assessment represented a dissident or consensus view inside the U.S. intelligence community.

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No. 332 | Colonel Cassad

1. Regardless of what shot down the Boeing – missile air-air or earth-air “Buk No. 312 and “Buk №332” really were in the Donbas in the specified time period.

2. Both “Buk” with these numbers belonged to the 3rd division of the 156th anti-aircraft regiment and of course could not be introduced to Donbass from the territory of Russia, as stuck in the area of Lugansk and in the month of March were transferred to the DNR.

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