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Kremlin spy ‘The Demon’
believed to be one of the
pro-Russian militants
responsible for MH17

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia), by Matthew Dennis

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/18/2014 4:47:06 PM

A KREMLIN spy known as “The Demon” is believed to be one of the pro-Russian militants responsible for bringing down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. Ukrainian authorities identified Igor Bezler in a tapped phone conversation telling his Russian boss “we have just shot down a plane”. In the phone conversation, Bezler told military intelligence co-ordinator Colonel Vasyl Mykolaiovych Geranin that his men had gone to search the smoking wreckage for the pilots. But 40 minutes later, in another intercepted call between two men known as “The Major” and “The Greek”, the pro-Russian militants realised they had shot down a civilian airliner. “In short, it was

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dman, 7/18/2014 5:58:06 PM     (No. 9930708)

This is looking more and more like a major breakdown somewhere in the Russian "system". Even the most well-designed "fail-safe" systems can still fail.

It might have been a hardware failure.
It might have been a communications failure.
It might have been a failure to properly identify and classify the aircraft´s electronic signature.
It might have been a failure putting that much trust in the separatists.
It might have been a failure to detect a rogue agent.

Whatever: something or someone "screwed up" - bigtime.

It is still credible that this was not a planned event. What possible benefit could Putin derive from deliberately shooting down a commercial airliner? Especially a Malaysian Airlines flight?

There is a failure on our part in that we are too willing to attribute "infallibility" to the Russians, the KGB, or Mr. Putin. Yes, they are meticulous, calculating, thorough, and very, very careful - but they are still human. Screw-ups are in our DNA. Every single one of us. Anyone who denies it also carries the "liar" gene.

That is why Putin is at a tipping point. He can stonewall, or he can "come clean". Let´s hope he chooses to own up to what happened, apologizes profusely, does what he can to compensate the families and the airline, and takes measures to see that this cannot happen again.

Let´s encourage the right choice on his part. Many wars are the result of screw-ups. Let´s avoid this one, if possible.

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