By John Helmer, Moscow
It’s possible Donald Trump meant the little he has said about who was responsible for the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014. If he did, he didn’t mean it for long. If he didn’t mean what he said, with the retrospect of two years that comes as no surprise.
On MH17 there’s now no difference between former President Barack Obama, defeated presidential rival Hillary Clinton, and Trump. Trump has done nothing to answer with the evidence at the disposal of the incumbent president what the US Government knows about who and what shot down the aircraft, killing all 298 people aboard.
A year ago, independent German journalist Billy Six prepared a letter to Trump signed by an international group of reporters and lawyers. Read it in full here .
The letter reminded Trump what he had said on US television network MSNBC on October 10, 2015, when he was campaigning for election. He was asked “if you were president, would you hold President Putin and Russia accountable.” Trump replied: “They say it wasn’t them. It may have been their weapon, but they didn’t use it, they didn’t fire it, they even said the other side fired it to blame them. I mean to be honest with you, you’ll probably never know for sure.”
At the time Trump said this, it was Obama Administration policy and official rationale for the escalation of sanctions against Russia in July 2014 to blame Russia, including President Vladimir Putin personally, for the destruction of MH17. The letter asked Trump as president to order a new internationally credible investigation, and to release the classified US satellite evidence the Obama Administration said it had.
Four of the signers have now been filmed in interview with Billy Six analyzing what Trump hasn’t done in office to remedy the holes in the official Dutch Government reports, which remain the accepted version of the western media. Watch the film by clicking here .
Key to the lead images and the interview segments: 1 = Trump in October 2015 at Minute 0:32; 2 = Billy Six, Min. 0:51; 3 = Elmar Giemulla, Min. 1:34; 4 = Joost Niemoller, Min. 3:33; 5 = Christopher Black, Min. 4:38; 6 = John Helmer, Min. 7:30.