UPDATE: The Dutch Government’s Show-Trial About MH17

Eric Zuesse

The Dutch Government began on March 9th a show-trial which will present the Government’s evidence that a Russian-made Buk missile on 17 July 2014 brought down the Malaysian airliner MH17 which had 196 Dutch passengers, all of whom were killed. America’s Radio Free Europe (which still continues even though Russia ended its side of the Cold War in 1991 and is now non-communist and an electoral democracy though the U.S. Government denies that and still seeks regime-change in Russia) reported on the opening day of the trial, that “The trial is expected to last through most of 2020.” On the following day, the judge suspended the trial until March 23rd. Both sides in the case were still gathering evidence. The prosecution told the judge on March 10th, “we will inform you about some of the latest investigative actions that have yet to be completed and we will consider the possibility that new information will emerge from other sources during this process.”

This is a highly political trial because the U.S. and Dutch Governments had both helped to install an anti-Russian Ukrainian Government by overthrowing in February 2014 Ukraine’s democratically elected neutralist President, soon after which both the Crimea and Donbass regions of Ukraine broke away from Ukraine, and the downing of the MH17 passenger plane occurred in the air over Donbass during the war there between the new Ukrainian Government and the residents of Donbass, whom that new Government were trying to conquer. Donbass is the region of Ukraine that had voted over 90% for the President whom the U.S. and Dutch Governments had just helped to overthrow. The Dutch Government, being allied with both the post-2014 Ukrainian Government and the U.S. Government, is prosecuting Russia as the culprit in that downing of a passenger plane which killed 298 individuals. However, the Russian Government — which the U.S. and its allies prohibited from participating in their ‘official’ ‘investigation’ into the aircraft’s downing — alleges that Ukraine’s Government shot it down.

My earlier report about this trial, “The Dutch Government’s Show-Trial About MH17” covers the actual evidence regarding how the MH17 downing occurred.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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March 13, 2020

The tragedy of this ‘show’ trial for the benefit of public opinion is that even if most people are taken in, they don’t really care. On the other hand, it will go to convince ever more people who have looked at the real evidence and heard both sides of the argument, who are a growing and increasingly vocal minority, of the utter rottenness of the whole NATO/Western establishment and their lackeys in the legacy media.

Reply to  ManintheMoon
March 15, 2020

Havent they named 4 Russian military officers and have phone conversations between the donbass break away army and the Russian officer’s suplkying the missile??

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Reply to  Michael
March 15, 2020

Sure they have, with SBU edited breaks and all.

PS: Are you Michael Weiss?

Steven UK
Steven UK
March 13, 2020

A trial underway before the investigation is complete. Yeah, sounds completely legit.

Never Forgive, Never Forget......
Never Forgive, Never Forget......
March 14, 2020

…..what your beloved Ukrainians were perpetrating in the Donbass prior to MH17. Who will prosecute them, Dutch hypocrites? Certainly not you.comment image

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