Comment: it is interesting that the U.S. and its puppet Ukrainian government point sole blame at Russia, when it is quite obvious the Ukraine government has had Soviet and Russian made surface to air missiles including the Buk system for many years. The West ignores that blatant elephant in the room, which is automatic cause for great suspicion since a good detective would consider ALL possibilities without prematurely eliminating some possibilities. The Western narrative now appears to be that Ukraine’s current government can’t possibly have done this because it said so. How unfortunately laughable. The objective with the rush to finger pointing by the West is the continuance of the larger strategy of isolating Russia since it is the most powerful country not a puppet of the West and is close to China, the next target of the West.
Is this any way to secure a plane crash scene?(CNN) — Bodies, backpacks, passports and other piles of debris lay splayed across a miles-long area in the remote area in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down. The crash site is massive — an international observer called it “one of the biggest — or the biggest — crime scenes in the world right now.”
Concern is growing that the site has not been sealed off as it should have been and that vital evidence is being tampered with. Meanwhile, armed rebels have greeted international observers with hostility.
Experts say that this crash investigation is unprecedented due to the site’s immense size and the lack of access given to investigators.
With so many questions over what happened to MH17 unanswered, experts say it is crucial that the scene is protected. What should be being done on the ground?
How should a crash site be secured?
Keeping the crash site sterile is one of the most important steps that authorities take during the investigation, David Deas, the former spokesman for the U.K. Department of Transport, told CNN’s Hala Gorani.
“It would be sealed off by security forces or law enforcement,” Deas said.
After the site is secured, analyzing and removing the debris is an arduous process.
The investigation “will take hundreds of people several months,” Tom Fuentes, a former assistant director at the FBI, told CNN’s “New Day Saturday.”
“They will need a convoy of trucks for the victims. They’ll need a convoy of flatbed trucks, cranes to remove the debris. They’ll need a location to take the debris to where it can be reassembled, examined and determine what exactly happened to the aircraft.“
White farmers in Zimbabwe are reportedly on edge after President Robert Mugabe urged his supporters at a rally on Wednesday to reclaim their land, saying “We say no to whites owning our land and they should go.”
HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 3 (UPI) –Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, infamous for his strongman tactics, called on white farmers to turn over their land to black farmers.
Speaking at a rally with Zanu-PF supporters in Mashonaland West province on Wednesday, the 90-year-old Mugabe said “We say no to whites owning our land and they should go.”
Israeli Mind Slaves in U.S., Britain, and Most Muslim Nations Basically Allowing Israeli Massacre of Palestinians
Israel benefiting from Muslims silence on Gaza: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Israel is taking advantage of the Islamic world’s negligence to commit crimes against Palestinians.
Speaking in a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members in Tehran on Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei said what is happening in Gaza is “truly catastrophic.”
The Leader added that the Israeli massacre in Gaza should awaken the Islamic governments and nations and convince them to put aside their differences and become united.
Ayatollah Khamenei also described as proper the Iranian president’s stance and the government’s measures regarding the sad incidents in Gaza and the killings of Palestinians, especially women and children.
US, Britain back Israel aggression against Gaza: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States and Britain back Israel’s deadly attacks against Palestinians.
The Leader said on Saturday that the two countries do not care about the Tel Aviv regime’s killings and “officially support these attacks.”
More than 150 people, including women and children, have been killed in five days of Israeli airstrikes against the coastal enclave.
The domineering world powers back evil as long as it is in their interest while they confront good savagely, the Leader said.
Israeli warplanes have targeted three administrative and military centers in the Syrian Golan Heights region, killings at least four people and injuring several others.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group based in the UK, says the attack which took place in southern Syria’s Quneitra Province left at least four people dead, including two women.
The attack came after Israel claimed that a rocket fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights.
According to Israeli sources, the rocket fell on open ground, leaving no casualties.
This comes as al-Qaeda-linked militants are fighting the Syrian government forces and stray mortar rounds have hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on several occasions.
After seven years of a bitter and at times lethalrivalry between the two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, a historic Palestinian unity government has been sworn in , ending years of division.
The signing ceremony, which seems likely to complicate relations with the Palestinian Authority’s international aid donors in Europe and the US and increase tensions with Israel, was broadcast live in Gaza and the West Bank.
Despite the US secretary of state, John Kerry, telephoning the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, to express “concern about Hamas’s role in any such government” ahead of the ceremony, the US said on Monday night that it would work with the new government but that it would be “watching closely to ensure that it upholds principles that President Abbas reiterated today”, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
Israel, which suspended peace negotiations in April when a surprise reconciliation deal was signed opening the way to the appointment of the new government, reacted angrily to the deal. The prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, chairing a security cabinet following the signing, told ministers: “Today, Abu Mazen [as President Mahmoud Abbas is known] said yes to terrorism and no to peace.”
The meeting voted to authorise Netanyahu to impose unspecified sanctions against the Palestinian Authority, adding that it would now hold the Palestinian Authority “responsible” for any attacks originating from the Gaza Strip.
Israel also said it would act – including in the international community –to prevent Palestinian elections taking place which included the participation of Hamas.
Rabbi Yaakov Roger, a member of the Chief Rabbinate and Rabbi of ZAKA, the rabbi at the morgue of Forensic Medicine, said in a conversation with Behadrey Haredim that for the first time, since receiving the case where bodies lay in the warm weather, worms were not found on their bodies.
“I testify that the three saints were not controlled by maggots,” says the rabbi, and is surprised. “Beyond the bullet holes there were not any signs of abuse or damage.”
“According to doctors at the Forensic Institute, there is no scientific explanation for this phenomenon,” says the rabbi.
Rabbi also addressed rumors and images distributed on the network, which were allegedly the abducted bodies after death. “I want to add that the horrific images that ran throughout the various networks have no relationship to the deceased may G-d avenge their blood.”
Just days before its international debut at an airshow in the United Kingdom, the entire fleet of the Pentagon’s next generation fighter plane — known as the F-35 II Lightning, or the Joint Strike Fighter — has been grounded, highlighting just what a boondoggle the project has been. With the vast amounts spent so far on the aircraft, the United States could have worked wonders, including providing every homeless person in the U.S. a $600,000 home.
It’s hard to argue against the need to modernize aircraft used to defend the country and counter enemies overseas, especially if you’re a politician. But the Joint Strike Fighter program has been a mess almost since its inception, with massive cost overruns leading to its current acquisition price-tag of $398.6 billion — an increase of $7.4 billion since last year. That breaks down to costing about $49 billion per year since work began in 2006 and the project is seven years behind schedule. Over its life-cycle, estimated at about 55 years, operating and maintaining the F-35 fleet will cost the U.S. a little over $1 trillion. By contrast, the entirety of the Manhattan Project — which created the nuclear bomb from scratch — cost about $55 billion in today’s dollars.
On any given night in 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development concluded, there were an estimated 600,000 homeless Americans living on the streets. Numerous studies, however, have showed that rather than putting money into temporary shelters or incarceration, communities have saved millions of dollars by investing in permanent homes for the homeless. A recent report showed that in one Florida community, it cost taxpayers an estimated $30,000 to take the homeless off the streets through traditional methods, but only around $10,000 per person to give them permanent housing and provide job training and other support. Expanding that concept to the Federal level, even taking into account things like varying real estate prices around the country, it’s possible that $7.4 billion would be more than enough to start a program nationwide. With the full amount spent on the F-35 at its disposal, the U.S. could afford to purchase every person on the streets a $664,000 home.
…Earlier this year, President Obama signed into law an compromise version of the Farm Bill after months of deadlock saw the expiration of the former version. As part of the deal, House Republicans demanded huge cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), former known as food stamps, backing down only after a veto threat from the White House. The final bill, however, still included $8.7 billion worth of cuts, equaling about a $90 per month cut for recipients. The F-35′s excess costs for the last year by themselves could have nearly covered all of the losses, prevent state governors from having to scramble to provide families with the assistance they need.