Garbage In – Gospel Out

7 November 2017

“MH17 Witness appeal”

Dutch police on the 19th of October 2017 open sourced an image showing a Buk Telar. Information given about the photograph: “probably taken on July 17, 2014 in the town of Makeevka, Ukraine”. (Source)

The appeal: “JIT requests anyone who has any kind of information about the picture, the vehicles on it and the location where the picture was taken to contact the JIT.”

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MH17 & Academic Fraud

Publishing date 28 July 2016
Max van der Werff

“Russian Images of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Were Altered, Report Finds”

“MOSCOW – A group of arms control researchers have determined that two images released by the Russian government, ostensibly to help clarify why a civilian airliner was shot down two years ago, were digitally altered using Photoshop before being posted online.”
(New York Times 15 July 2016)

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MH17 – Paris NO Match

October 15, 2015 (updated Oct. 25)
Sergey Mastepanov

Time to read —45 minutes

There are four photos and three videos showing the alleged rebel’s Buk. Only the “Paris Match” photos show this Buk at a close distance, which a group of investigative journalists named Bellingcat uses as proof that Buk came from Russia because of “Buk’s fingerprints.” These photos look clearly photoshopped to the naked eye. The characteristics of the other photos (Torez and Snizhne), which appeared in the social media and are also used by Bellingcat, suggest that Buk and some other vehicles could have been easily added there with the help of Photoshop.

The aim of this article is to show with pictures the areas of Donetsk “Paris Match” photos, which point out that they are fake, to show how approximately they were made, to show examples how Buk could have been added in the other two photos, to point out who uses the fake “Paris Match” photos and Bellingcat’s flawed analysis as evidence, and to provide other information.

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MH17 – Billy versus Bensmann

Civil journalists, bloggers, hobby investigators -whatever you call them- have become a relevant factor in the unprecedented information war raging around the shootdown of flight Malaysia MH17. In fact so relevant that members of the established media are openly challenged to back up their claims with facts and not just repeat their old mantra: “trust us we are the information professionals. We filter all relevant information for you and present it in a fair and balanced way”.
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MH17 – ‘Buk plume’ burns witness

July 26, 2015

Русская версия

image019Digitally altered image posted within 3 hours after MH17 crashed.

More than a year has passed since Malaysian flight MH17 crashed, but we are still waiting for the publication of “overwhelming evidence” of Russian culpability.
The only ‘visual proof’ a Buk missile was fired from rebel controlled territory is a photo posted by an anonymous Twitter account three hours after the crash. I wrote a lot about this photo, for example here and here. There’s an ongoing debate on a Russian language forum too.
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