Russia is wrongly accused, Dutch citizens offer President Putin apologies...
Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine...
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
letter sent by a prominent Dutch Professor to Russian president
Vladimir Putin has attracted much media attention in Europe. The letter
was written by Professor Cees Hamelink and signed by dozens of Dutch
intellectuals and professors. Below is the letter in its entirety.
Dear Mr. President Putin,
accept our apologies on behalf of a great many people here in the
Netherlands for our Government and our Media. The facts concerning MH17
are twisted to defame you and your country.
We are powerless
onlookers, as we witness how the Western Nations, led by the United
States, accuse Russia of crimes they commit themselves more than anybody
else. We reject the double standards that are used for Russia and the
West. In our societies, sufficient evidence is required for a
conviction. The way you and your Nation are convicted for 'crimes'
without evidence, is ruthless and despicable.
You have saved us
from a conflict in Syria that could have escalated into a World War. The
mass killing of innocent Syrian civilians through gassing by
‘Al-‐Qaeda’ terrorists, trained and armed by the US and paid for by
Saudi Arabia, was blamed on Assad. In doing so, the West hoped public
opinion would turn against Assad, paving the way for an attack on Syria.
long after this, Western forces have built up, trained and armed an
‘opposition’ in the Ukraine, to prepare a coup against the legitimate
Government in Kiev. The putschists taking over were quickly recognized
by Western Governments. They were provided with loans from our tax money
to prop their new Government up.
The people of the Crimea did
not agree with this and showed this with peaceful demonstrations.
Anonymous snipers and violence by Ukrainian troops turned these
demonstrations into demands for independence from Kiev. Whether you
support these separatist movements is immaterial, considering the
blatant Imperialism of the West.
Russia is wrongly accused,
without evidence or investigation, of delivering the weapons systems
that allegedly brought down MH17. For this reason Western Governments
claim they have a right to economically pressure Russia.
awake citizens of the West, who see the lies and machinations of our
Governments, wish to offer you our apologies for what is done in our
name. It’s unfortunately true, that our media have lost all
independence and are just mouthpieces for the Powers that Be. Because of
this, Western people tend to have a warped view of reality and are
unable to hold their politicians to account.
Our hopes are
focused on your wisdom. We want Peace. We see that Western Governments
do not serve the people but are working towards a New World Order. The
destruction of sovereign nations and the killing of millions of innocent
people is, seemingly, a price worth paying for them, to achieve this
We, the people of the Netherlands, want Peace and Justice, also for and with Russia. We
hope to make clear that the Dutch Government speaks for itself only. We
pray our efforts will help to diffuse the rising tensions between our