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As usual it Turns to Israel. Why Moscow is silent


British silence on August failed shootdown places suspicion on British involvement in downing of Russian passenger jet and complicity of "another player"

By Jeff Smith and Gordon Duff, Editors

Too many “leaks,” too many governments running to “bomb” without a shred of evidence, America’s immediate release of satellite evidence of an explosion when America has withheld all evidence in MH17, we are now operating in new territory here.

We are now in a full scale coverup, one that began with phony stories of mechanical difficulties from Al Jazeera, obscene cartoons from “Charlie” Hebdoe, and now floods of crafted disinformation that ignores increasing evidence.

As the story developed, intelligence agencies flooded VT with stories, all “exclusive,” and all pointing to Saudi Arabia and a “bomb.”  Not one word from anyone pointed to Israel though their border was only 22 miles from the point of impact.

That alone is telling.  Now, new evidence including evidence presented below that Britain silenced vital reports of an earlier failed shoot down of a “wrong plane,” point the finger to Tel Aviv.

Yesterday, the British admitted that one of their airliners was attacked by a missile, possibly an air to air missile fired by an F15.  The attempted downing happened on August 23, 2015 and no one was told, not a word, nothing in the news though this startling announcement, reported thus far only in the Daily Mail, should have been earth shattering news.

Was the information withheld because the failed attempt to shoot down a Thompson Airlines jet filled with British vacationers was an accident?  Was some other plane the real target, perhaps a Russian plane?

Were the British silenced so that the terror operation could go forward and that increased security would be avoided?

Who has this power over Britain?

This week, in “secret circles,” Britain’s foreign intelligence services leaked information citing Saudi Arabia and Egypt as responsible for “placing a bomb” on the Russian A321 that exploded over Sinai.

Now, with examination of wreckage by VT teams moving forward, the likelihood of a shoot down by air to air missiles, the real scenario that best explains one or both Malaysian Airlines “accidents,” is now moving forward.

When even President Obama began talking about bombs, the smell of obfuscation was more than simply “in the air.”  As government after government, press organizations one after the other began crediting ISIS for planting a bomb on the Russian jet, failing of course to cite ISIS influence in Sinai and Egypt as non-existent in the real world, a fabrication to cover terror acts by Saudi intelligence, the real direction of this investigation became clearer.  From Jeff Smith:

Sources in Egypt were far more circumspect about the possible cause of the disaster.

Al-Masri al-Yaum, an Egyptian newspaper, cited an unnamed member of the commission investigating the crash saying that black box analysis suggested a explosion had occurred in one of the engines.

“The presence of a powerful explosion and simultaneous loss of all engine power (in both engines), a fire in part of the fuselage and the destruction of part of the plane in the air,” the source said, in comments picked up by Russian media.

“Samples taken from the remains of the passengers and the aircraft wreckage will determine if there were explosives present or if the blast [in the engine] was caused by technical failure,” the source added.

Basically they are saying that one of the engines or the plane its self was hit by an air to air missile. Man-pads only go up to 15,000 feet. This one was at 30,000 feet.

The plane was about 40 miles inside the Egyptian Israeli border. 40 miles is the maximum limit for an AM-RAM air to air missile. If an older Phoenix missile  was used on an F-15, father. This would explain the no contrail argument for a ground launched missile. Egyptian radar would be blinded by the mountains at this location from detecting anything coming in from the Israeli side of the border. Israeli military maneuvers were going on in that area at the time.
The plane crashed about 22 miles due south of El-Arish International air port and about 25 miles inside the Egyptian border with Israel.


Hawk range 30+ miles. Amraam rang 30+ miles. Patriot range 43+ miles.

I-Hawk MIM-23: The MIM-23B has a larger 74 kg (163 lb) blast-fragmentation warhead, a smaller and improved guidance package, and a new M112 rocket motor. The new warhead produces approximately 14,000 2-gram (0.071 oz) fragments that cover a much larger 70 degree arc. The missiles M112 rocket motor has a boost phase of 5 seconds and a sustain phase of 21 seconds. The motors total weight is 395 kg (871 lb) including 295 kg (650 lb) of propellant. This new motor improves the engagement envelope to 1.5 to 40 km (0.93 to 24.85 mi) in range at high altitude, and 2.5 to 20 km (1.6 to 12.4 mi) at low altitude, the minimum engagement altitude is 60 meters (200 ft). The missile was operational in 1971. All US units had converted to this standard by 1978.

The AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) is a new generation air-to-air missile. It has an all-weather, beyond-visual-range capability and is scheduled to be operational beyond 2000. AMRAAM is a supersonic, air launched, aerial intercept, guided missile employing active radar target tracking, proportional navigation guidance, and active Radio Frequency (RF) target detection. It employs active, semi-active, and inertial navigational methods of guidance to provide an autonomous launch and leave capability against single and multiple targets in all environments.

The AMRAAM weighs 340 pounds and uses an advanced solid-fuel rocket motor to achieve a speed of Mach 4 and a range in excess of 30 miles. In long-range engagements AMRAAM heads for the target using inertial guidance and receives updated target information via data link from the launch aircraft. It transitions to a self-guiding terminal mode when the target is within range of its own monopulse radar set. The AIM-120 also has a “home-on-jam” guidance mode to counter electronic jamming. With its sophisticated avionics, high closing speed, and excellent end-game maneuverability, chances of escape from AMRAAM are minimal. Upon intercept an active-radar proximity fuze detonates the 40-pound high-explosive warhead to destroy the target. At closer ranges AMRAAM guides itself all the way using its own radar, freeing the launch aircraft to engage other targets.

Patriot Guided Missile.
The first fielded variant was the round MIM-104A, “Standard”. It was optimized solely for engagements against aircraft and had very limited capability against ballistic missiles. It had a range of 70 km (43 mi), and a speed in excess of Mach 2.

 Rocket ‘attack’ on UK tour jet: Pilot with 189 passengers dodged missile above Sharm El Sheikh in August with just ‘seconds to spare from disaster’
  • Thomson flight from London took evasive action after pilot spotted missile 
  • Holidaymakers were not told they had been just seconds from disaster 
  • Comes amid claims British jihadists discussed ISIS ‘mole’ in Sharm el-Sheikh moments after a Metrojet plane crash in Sinai, killing 224 on board



A British plane carrying 189 passengers came ‘within 1,000ft’ of a rocket as it approached Sharm El Sheikh, it emerged last night.

The Thomson flight from London Stansted only took evasive action after the pilot spotted the missile speeding through the air.

The jet landed safely, and holidaymakers were not told they had been seconds from disaster.

The revelation comes amid claims British jihadists had spoken about an Islamic State ‘mole’ at Sharm el-Sheikh airport minutes after a Metrojet plane crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 on board.


A British plane carrying 189 passengers came ‘within 1,000ft’ of a rocket as it approached Sharm El Sheikh, it emerged last night


Possible proof: A picture of one of the crashed Airbus A321’s doors show it bearing ‘pockmarks’ on the inside, which could be evidence of shrapnel from a bomb that has gone off inside the plane


Whitehall sources revealed that, in the days after the Russian airliner (pictured) was downed last weekend, they trawled back through communications data intercepted on suspects in Syria and Egypt


Intelligence: Drone footage shared showed an aerial view of the Metrojet crash site in Sinai, Egypt on Tuesday, which British spies believe was from a bomb in the hold


According to the Sun, British extremists were discussing details of the plot in online ‘chatter’ picked up by US intelligence officers.

Sources told the newspaper there was suggestion there might still be an Islamic State agent active in Sharm el-Sheikh airport.

Meanwhile, US news outlet NBC said American officials had heard leaders from the terror group boasting about the downing of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt.

Citing unnamed officials, the report said ISIS chiefs in Raqqa, Syria, were heard speaking to an affiliated group in the Sinai Peninsula about taking down the plane and how it was done.


Gordon Duff 


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