Monday, September 8, 2014


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From: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) ( Former intelligence officials)

Subject : Intelligence findings on the launch of the Malaysian commercial aircraft (MH17) 

The US-Russian tensions have increased in precarious manner with regard the Ukraine Crisis, 
and we are not sure if your advisers are fully clear about danger of this escalation. The New York Times, and other media, treat sensitive issues in this dispute as facts, relying on United States government sources. 

Twelve days after the launch of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 investigation has your government 
has still not published any coordinated intelligence assessment that summarizes what evidence to determine who was responsible. Not to mention convincing evidence that could demonstrate the repeated assertions that the plane had been shot down by one supplied by Russia missile in the hands of the Ukrainian separatists.
Your government has failed to put in your satellite images, to show that the separatists had weapons systems, and there are several other "Alarm bells yet not rung." Washington's credibility, and even your own, will continue to erode, you should not be able or willing to provide solid evidence for the allegations of their government. 

Below we look at this from the perspective of former intelligence professionals with combined 260 years of experience in various parts U.S. intelligence agencies
We, the undersigned former intelligence officials want you to share our concern about the previously presented evidence, the blame for the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 on July 17, Russia. We have retired from government service and none of us are on the payroll of CNN, Fox News or the like. We want to offer a fresh, new perspective with this memorandum. 

As intelligence veterans, which - except in emergencies - to wait are used until they have conclusive information before they make a judgment, we believe that the allegations against Russia on solid and far more convincing evidence should be established.And is particularly true in relation to risk of fire incidents such as the shooting down of an airliner. We are worried because of the amateurish way as spongy and flimsy evidence has been served, in part, through social media.
As a professional intelligence experts we keep the unprofessional use of fragmentary information services for embarrassing. As Americans, we can only hope that if you actually have more conclusive evidence, will find a way to make them publicly without further delay. By making directly or indirectly responsible Russia, Foreign Minister John Kerry has particularly far leaning out the window. The proofs are left behind. His statements seem premature and arouse the suspicion that he wanted to one, "manipulate the jury", blacken Russia's stature, and we see a frightening similarity to an earlier example of "public diplomacy American." 

Valuable lessons can be derived from, if you know a greater interest in the Truth is, as from exploiting tragic events for propaganda purposes.
Referring to the behavior of the Reagan administration immediately following the downing of Korean Airlines flight 007 over Siberia on August 30, 1983 We outline below a brief summary of this tragic affair, since .., we suspect that you have not been sufficiently informed about the parallels are obvious. An advantage of our long tenure as intelligence officers is that we remember what we have experienced first-hand, often we forget important events, in which we were analysts or have played another role other words, most of us knew exactly what was going on when a Soviet fighter plane shot down Korean Airlines 007 passenger plane over Siberia on August 30, 1983 -. than 30 years ago. At that time we were intelligence officers in active service. You were 21; many in your current environment were younger.
So it seems possible that you speak out for the first time how the affair was KAL007. that you become more aware of the serious consequences for the US-Russian relations in terms of how the matter of the launch of Flight 17 goes down the drain; and that you know that it is better not to have relations with Moscow slide into a completely irreparable state. In our view, the strategic risk here all other considerations in the shade.
Hours after the tragic shooting on August 30, 1983, the Reagan administration continued its very savvy propaganda machine to the available information as to bend, that the blame for the death of all 269 people on board would be sidelined KAL007. The aircraft was shot down after it had strayed hundreds of miles off course and entered Russian airspace over sensitive military facilities in Kamchatka and Sakhalin. 

The Soviet pilot tried to ask the aircraft for landing, but the KAL pilots did not respond to repeated warnings. Amid confusion over the identity of the aircraft - a U.S. spy plane had been a few hours earlier near - ordered to shoot the pilot the Soviet ground control.
The Soviets soon realized that they had made ​​a terrible mistake. The U.S. intelligence knew of powerful listening devices that was the tragedy caused by a bug and not a premeditated murder (much like on 3 July 1988, when the USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian civilian airliner over the Persian Gulf and 290 people killed (an event that President Ronald Reagan as "understandable accident" dismissed). 

To leave Moscow in the matter of the launch of the KAL airliner aussehnen mögkichst bad, the Reagan administration suppressed exculpatory evidence from American electronic Abfanglagen. Washington's mantra was " ... moscow deliberate shooting down of a civilian passenger plane Newsweek headlined "Murder in the Sky" (Apparently not much has changed, Time headlined this week Contributions "Cold War II" and "Putin's dangerous game" The cover story of Simon Schuster. "In Russia, crime without punishment "would get a one followed by asterisk in William Randolph Hearst course" tabloid journalism 101 ") was shot down as KAL007, commissioned to Alvin A. Snyder, Director of television and film department of the U.S. Information Agency to concerted in a the Soviet Union action "to throw as much mud as possible," as Snyder in 1995 in his book "Warriors of Disinformation".
He and his colleagues also earned a one star with the involvement of the "mainstream media". For example, ABC's Ted Koppel presented with patriotic pride firmly, "That was one of the occasions when there is very little difference is between what the propaganda organs of the U.S. government and what is secreted by the commercial channels."
The intelligence bent into shape for the policy "The perception that we wanted to convey was that the Soviet Union had cold-bloodedly carried out a barbaric act," Snyder wrote, adding that the Reagan administration went so far as the United Nations on 6 Security. to present September 1983einen souped transcript of the intercepted signals.
Only a decade later, when Snyder saw the complete transcripts - including the parts that had hidden the Reagan administration - was he fully aware of how many of the key elements of the US-presentation were wrong. The sections showed that the Soviet fighter pilot believed he pursues a US spy planes and that he had difficulty identifying the aircraft in the dark. According to instructions from the ground control, the pilot had the KAL airliner circled and bowed wings to prompt the aircraft for landing. 

The pilot said he also fired warning shots. This information "was not on the tape, which they gave us," Snyder wrote it was more than clear to Snyder that the Reagan administration, intended to blacken the Soviets, had presented false accusations at the United Nations, as well as the people in the United States and the world. In his book, Snyder admitted his own role in the deception, but drew a cynical conclusion, he wrote:. "the moral of the story is that all governments, including our own, lie when it suits their purposes The trick is it, first to lie." Spasmodic attempts of our government and the stenographers in the media. 

The experiments tortured your management and stenographers in the media, Russia to blame for the downing of Flight 17, along with John Kerry's unflattering credibility in the past, reluctant to lead us to the conclusion that the syndrome that describes Snyder, probably rife even in our own government; that is, an ethos of "Always put out your own lie" that "ye shall know the truth" has replaced.
At least we believe that Foreign Minister has set an unreasonably haste the day, to be the first to be at the start. 

Both Pages can not tell the truth , we were always proud not to shoot from the hip, but to make intelligence analysis, based on facts and evidence.Previously published evidence does not keep exact test stand; they do not allow assessment of which side is lying about the shooting down of Flight 17. 

Due to our entire experience Would we tend to believe the Russians - almost instinctively. Our recent experience, especially given Kerry's careless clinging to a false report after report is to pass as "proof" has brought our current inclination considerably shaken. 

It seems that if Kerry alleged "evidence" cited, which can be checked - like the fake anti-Semitic leaflets were distributed in the east of Ukraine or the photos of the alleged Russian Special Forces soldiers who were allegedly smuggled into Ukraine - dissolves the "evidence" in the air on how Kerry again in a different context said. However, these misrepresentations are little peccadilloes in comparison with larger chunks such as the assertion that Kerry on August 30, 2013 expressed an incredible 35 times, that "we know" that the government of Bashar al-Assad for the chemical attacks near Damascus was nine days before responsible. 

On September 3, 2013 - after your decision, you call off the attack on Syria to await the approval of Congress - Kerry was still trying to push for an attack on a witness before a thoroughly benevolent Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs The next day Kerry pulled very unusually personal criticism of President Putin himself, who said:. "He's lying, and he knows that he is lying. It is sad. " Equally seriously, during the first week of September 2013, when you and President Vladimir Putin here were putting the final touches to be applied to the agreement that the Syrian chemical weapons would be given over to destruction, said John Kerry something that we still a mystery is. 

On September 9, 2013 Kerry was in London, still trying to promote a U.S. attack on Syria, because it had crossed the "red line", you have to set for the case of the use of chemical weapons by Syria. In framework of a formal press conference, Kerry suddenly closed out the possibility of Bashar al-Assad would ever give up its chemical weapons and said: "He is not ready to do that; it can not be done. 

"Just a few hours later proclaimed the Russians and Syrians Syria willingness to do exactly what Kerry had ruled out as impossible. They sent him back to Geneva to sign the agreement, and it was officially completed on 14 September. 

Regarding the launch of Malaysia Airlines on July 17, we believe that Kerry has, as usual, drew hasty conclusions and that incredible history in terms of causes on its credibility from the diplomatic and propaganda maneuvers on Russia a huge disadvantage, we recommend you this disgusting campaign of "public diplomacy" set. If you still decide to maintain the pressure, we recommend a statesman or a to seek state woman with less dirty vest. 

Two possibilities If the findings with regard to the shooting is so weak, as it as it seems on the basis of vague scraps that were released, we strongly recommend that you stop propaganda war and the results of seen with the investigation into the shooting down officer. If your government more concrete on the other hand, conclusive evidence has, we hereby present strongly encouraged to pull their publication in consideration even if perhaps some risk of endangering the "sources and methods."

Too often state that grounds, to prevent information reaching the public, where, as belong in this case. There were critical moments in the past, in which presidents have recognized the need to waive confidentiality to show what might be called "a decent respect to the opinions of mankind", or even to justify military action. As senior CIA veteran Milton Bearden has put it, there are occasions when more damage is done to the national security of the USA under the "protection" sources and methods than by revealing them. For example, Bearden has pointed out that Ronald Reagan surrendered a sensitive intelligence source to the reason for the U.S. attack on Libya in retaliation for the April 5, 1986 bombing at the disco La Belle in West Berlin to show a skeptical world. Jughead killed two U.S. soldiers and a Turkish woman, and injured over 200 people, including 79 U.S. soldiers. 

Intercepted messages between Tripoli and agents in Europe made ​​it clear that Libya was behind the attack. Here is an excerpt: ". At 1:30 in the morning one of the actions was carried out successfully without leaving a trace" Ten days after the attack sent the United States to retaliate 60 Air Force combat aircraft of the Libyan to air strikes on the capital Tripoli and the city of Benghazi. The operation was widely seen as an attempt to Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi to kill, who survived, but his 15-month-old adopted daughter was in the bombing killed along with at least 15 civilians. three decades ago, there were more disgust at the killing of children . 

As the horror of the world grew by U.S. bombing, the Reagan administration took the intercepted decoded message out, sent from the Libyan People's Bureau in East Berlin, which confirmed "success" of the attack on the disco, and ironically incorrect boasted "without a to leave the track. " the Reagan administration made ​​the decision to disclose a highly sensitive intelligence source to trap the ability Libyan communications and decrypt, but as the rest of the world these noted evidence that international grumbling subsided and many considered as the retaliation against Tripoli as justified.

If you can supply , if the United States has more convincing evidence than those which have been provided over the responsibility for the downing of Flight MH 17, we believe it would be best to find a way, that to make findings public - "Sources and Methods". impairing even at the risk. 

Additionally, we recommend that you advise your to subordinates, not to fritter away the credibility of the United States through key information about social media such as Twitter or Facebook . spread the reputation of the messenger for the credibility is the key in this area of "public diplomacy." How you should now be clear, in our view, Foreign Minister Kerry more burden than help in this regard. 

The situation is similar with the National Intelligence Director James Clapper, his testimony March 12, 2013 before Congress under oath, as he later admitted, "clearly wrong" things in terms of the NSA data collection, should disqualify him. Clapper should be kept far from the Flight 17 affair.What is needed, if you can supply, is an Inter-agency assessment. - The genre that has been used in the past to the present knowledge. We hear indirectly from some of our former colleagues, that that with which Kerry peddles, does not match the real nachrichtedienstlichen findings. 

This was the case late last August, when Kerry created a unique vehicle, which he called "government knowledge" (not intelligence knowledge) to accuse without verifiable evidence Bashar al-Assad for the chemical attacks near Damascus, while honest intelligence analysts refused the participate and instead turned up their noses. , we believe that you should now look for honest intelligence analysts and listen. 

That will perhaps convince them to take action to reduce the risk to take action to reduce the risk that relations with Russia escalate from a Cold War II to an armed confrontation. In all candor, we see little reason to believe that Kerry and your other advisors to assess the enormity of this threat. In our last (May 4) memorandum to you, Mr. President, we are urged to, that if the United States "a Stop bloody civil war between East and West Ukraine and wanted to avert a Russian military intervention in eastern Ukraine, you might be able to do this before the violence completely out of control ". 

On 18 July, in calling for an immediate She joined the Government of Germany, France and Russia with the demand for an immediate ceasefire to. Most informed observers believe it is in your power, the political leadership of Ukraine to bring to agree. Kiev The longer its offensive against the separatists in eastern Ukraine continues, the more such US-statements appear hypocritical. 

We reiterate our recommendations from May 4 to remove the seeds of the confrontation by declaring publicly, that you have no intention of integrating Ukraine into NATO, and that you make it clear that you are willing to immediately personally meet with Russian President Putin, to discuss ways to defuse the crisis and the legitimate interests of the various parties recognize. proposal of an early summit got extraordinary response under controlled and independent Russian media.  

Not so in the "mainstream media" in the United States, yet again we have heard you. Around the courtesy of a reply is requested. 

From VIPS Steering Group prepared
William Binney, former Technical Director, World Geopolitical and Military Analysis, NSA, co-founder, SIGINT Automation Research Center (ret.) 

Larry Johnson, CIA and State Department (ret.) 

Edward Loomis, NSA, Crypto Logic in Computer Science (ret.)

David MacMichael, National Intelligence Council (ret.) 

Ray McGovern, former U.S. Army infantry / intelligence officer and CIA analyst (ret.) 

Elizabeth Murray, Deputy National Intelligence Officer Middle East (ret.) 

Todd E. Pierce, MAJ, U.S. Army Judge Advocate (Ret.) 

Coleen Rowley, Department Counsel & Special Agent, FBI (ret.) 

Peter Van Buren, U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Officer (ret.) 

Ann Wright, a colonel in the U.S. Army (ret.), Foreign Service Officer heinz helmet To duplication and dissemination is requested 

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