This post inspired by: Dutch media sue govt, demand it release full info on MH17 crash
So, Dutch media are having to take the drastic step of suing their own government over the failure to disclose the truth about the bringing down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 last year.
The case is said to be heard before the end of the year. Much of the documentation that has already been released by the Dutch Government is so heavily redacted as to provide no useful information. This of course has not stopped the British press from exclaiming, without any evidence, ‘So it WAS Putin?’ Fleet Street again twists MH17 coverage. The evidence there is, and the reluctance to divulge further information is indicative that this was in fact not the case.
Photo: National day of mourning for the victims killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane disaster, in Schiphol © Cris Toala Olivares / Reuters
The reasons for the non-disclosure of evidence? Well…
‘The Netherlands National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, Dick Schoof, who released the documents after the request of the media companies, said that the disclosure of the documents that had not been made public could lead to deterioration of relations with “some countries and international organizations,” as well as damage the reputation of “some persons.” ‘
We all know who they are talking about, don’t we? And it is not Russia. And it is not Mr Putin.
If it were, there would have been no holding back of the information, would there?