Dutch Intellectuals Apologise to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine

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When someone waves his academic qualifications at me and expects me to give a damn, it pisses me off. Since the blog started it has worked on the principle that everybody is entitled to their opinion and everybody’s opinion is worth equal respect.

Thus the kind of cupid stunt who tries to hide arrogant stupidity behind a qualification or a job title is not going get very far, neither is the type of dipstick whose idea of logic is to assume that because I don’t believe anything Barack Obama, David Cameron, Francois Hollande or any other western leader say, I must therefore believe everything Vladimir Putin says. I don’t believe anything he says either although it is amusing to observe how much better he is at playing politics than his western counterparts.

Again we get back to the failure of logic on the part of those who back up claims of intellectual superiority with bits of paper. The ineptitude of western leaders at lying and deception is not the proof of integrity, only of inadequacy. Not all academics are so closed minded and bigoted however, come are prepared to consider evidence and judge a case on its merits. Like these guys for example:

Dutch Intellectuals Apologise to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine.

A large group prominent Dutch academics and intellectuals led by Professor Cees Hamelink has sent an open letter to Russian president Vladimir Putin apologising for the way Russia has been unfairly accused of warmongering. Although unreported in UK media it has attracted a lot of attention in Europe.

Part of the letter reads:

“Dear Mr. President Putin, Please accept our apologies on behalf of a great many people here in the Netherlands for our Government and our Media. The facts concerning MH17 are twisted to defame you and your country.”

It continues;

“You have saved us from a conflict in Syria that could have escalated into a World War” and “Russia is wrongly accused, without evidence or investigation, of delivering the weapons systems that allegedly brought down MH17. For this reason Western Governments claim they have a right to economically pressure Russia.

“It’s unfortunately true, that our media have lost all independence and are just mouthpieces for the Powers that Be. Because of this, Western people tend to have a warped view of reality and are unable to hold their politicians to account.”

Read a full transcript at:

Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine…

(Also available at many other sources, several in English most most in major European languages of the host publication’s home nation.)

Consider that phrase, “Western people tend to have a warped view of reality” Reading the warped and war wishing views of some here at blog.co.uk who think of themselves as left wing intellectuals, the truth of that statement is absolutely clear.

How sick must a person be to wish for the deaths of millions of people and suffering of probably billions in the global conflict that the USA under W and Obama has been pushing for. Russia is historically an inward looking nation, they don’t need territory, there are vast tracts of Siberia that are not populated. What they always have been however is paranoid about invasion, which is why they have become increasingly tetchy about the EU / NATO trying to seduce former soviet republics in violation of a 1981 treaty.

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3 thoughts on “Dutch Intellectuals Apologise to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine

  1. That’s an incredible letter, hard to believe it’s come to this. Western media is so compromised by blatant political bias now, that it’s little wonder many peeps are trying RT.

    I don’t recall hearing or reading a MSM whisper about MH17 of late. Like it’s …gone off the radar.
    Of course if they had a sliver of proof Putin or the rebels were remotely involved, there’d be a big bright echo on all media screens and rags, day in day out.

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    • Meanwhile they’re still trying to pretend they don’t know the whereabouts of the one that did go off the radar :))

      Those people who try to make out RT is the same as the old Soviet Union newspaper Pravda have probably never taken the trouble to learn that RT, like the Iranian PressTV is staffed by British, American, Canadian and Australian journalists. Provided they are not too frank about Russia’s internal affairs they enjoy a freedom to report world events that is just not available in the ‘liberal democracries.’

      I also look at Times of India and Asian Times as well as other sources from non-Arab Asia occsionally. When they all report more of less the same thing, it probably has some basis in fact.

      As for MH17, when even the CIA refuse to back up The White House and publicly state there is no evidence the Russians or pro Russian rebels did it, those who still insist “well its obvious the rebels did it, helped by Russia,” are showing Blairite levels of self delusuion.

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      • I’m glad you mentioned Blairite as this gets to the heart of the problem.The British establishment have refined their agenda to the 33rd degree that silly puppets are following them without knowing the agenda.Truth is the first casualty but beware the agent provocateur.They are at every level!

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