Thursday, 24 July 2014

关于马航MH17坠毁乌克兰,西方媒体不会告诉你的几件事 / What The Press Isn't Reporting About Malaysia Airline Attack

 关于 马航MH17坠毁乌克兰,
西方媒体不会告诉你的几件事

作者/来源:罗恩•保罗/《观察者网》


[原文刊于http://www.fitsnews.com/2014/07/20/ron-paul-press-isnt-reporting-malaysia-airline-attack/,由中国观察者网朱新伟译为华文。

作者罗恩•保罗(Ron Paul)系美国前资深共和党参议员,曾参选美国总统,其子兰德•保罗(Rand Paul)现为肯塔基州共和党参议员,是2016年美国总统选举共和党候选人。]


马航客机坠毁乌克兰东部,这一悲剧发生几天以来,西方政客和媒体一齐从灾难中积极榨取宣传价值。 “必须是俄罗斯!必须是普京!”——他们说。奥巴马总统举行记者发布会,宣称——虽然还没展开调查——这是该地区亲俄武装所为。他的驻联合国大使鲍威尔在 安理会紧急会议上的表态如出一辙——坠机事件才过了一天!

西方媒体急忙落实政府的宣传口径,但有几件事媒体不会报道。

他们不会报:乌克兰危机是从去年年底美国和欧盟联手推翻民选总统亚努科维奇开始的。要是没有美国赞助的“政权更迭”,数以百计的普通民众不可能因为动乱局势而遇害。而马航事件也不会发生。

西方媒体报道的是:飞机被俄军或者俄罗斯资助的叛军武装击落,因为导弹是俄罗斯制造。但他们不会报:乌克兰政府也有同样的俄制武器。

他们不会报:据欧安组织观察员统计,政变后的基辅政权自今年6月以来在卢甘斯克地区杀了250人,马航客机坠毁第二天,政府军就轰炸了市中心!被炸 死的大多是平民,要知道这一死难数字已接近马航事件。与此相反,俄罗斯在乌克兰没杀过哪怕一个人,分离武装打击的对象也主要是政府军,而非平民。

他们不会报:美国强烈支持乌克兰政府军袭击平民,美国务院发言人将其称之为“克制、有分寸的”行为。

他们不会报:对于俄罗斯和乌克兰东部叛军而言,击毁一架民航客机毫无益处。

他们不会报:把罪名扣在俄罗斯头上,乌克兰政府会有很大好处,并且,乌克兰总理已经对俄罗斯的危难处境表示满意。

他们不会报:被推断为击毁客机的导弹来自于一套复杂的地对空发射系统,需要高难度的训练使用,而乌克兰叛军不具备这种军事素养。

他们不会报:乌克兰东部的叛军已经在马航事件一周前重创政府军。

他们不会报:这和美国去年夏天指责阿萨德政府对平民使用毒气弹的做法如出一辙。阿萨德在与美国支持的叛军斗争中也占据上风,而美国却宣称叙利亚政府 军使用化学武器。然后,美国让我们想到中东地区即将爆发另一场战争。民众的反战呼声在最后一刻阻止了奥巴马——然后我们得知,美国的化武指责子虚乌有。

当然,这一次奥巴马和美国媒体说的可能完全正确,俄罗斯或乌克兰叛军有意、无意击落了客机。但问题关键是,大家都忙着搞宣传,普通人就很难获得真实信息。现在很难说这事是俄罗斯人干的、乌克兰政府军干的或者叛军干的。

实实在在地去展开调查,这很难吗?


原文——

What The Press Isn’t Reporting About Malaysia Airline Attack

“IS IT SO HARD TO DEMAND A REAL INVESTIGATION?”

By Ron Paul || Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Barack Obama held a press conference to claim – even before an investigation – that it was pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible. His ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, did the same at the UN Security Council – just one day after the crash!

While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event, there are a few things they will not report.

They will not report that the crisis in Ukraine started late last year, when the European Union and United States overthrew the elected Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych. Without U.S.-sponsored “regime change,” it is unlikely that hundreds would have been killed in the unrest that followed. Nor would the Malaysian Airlines crash have happened.

The media has reported that the plane must have been shot down by Russian forces or Russian-backed separatists, because the missile that reportedly brought down the plane was Russian made. But they will not report that the Ukrainian government also uses the exact same Russian-made weapons.

They will not report that the post-coup government in Kiev has, according to OSCE monitors, killed 250 people in the breakaway Lugansk region since June, including 20 killed as government forces bombed the city center the day after the plane crash! Most of these are civilians and together they roughly equal the number killed in the plane crash. By contrast, Russia has killed no one in Ukraine, and the separatists have struck largely military, not civilian, targets.

They will not report that the US has strongly backed the Ukrainian government in these attacks on civilians, which a State Department spokeswoman called “measured and moderate.”

They will not report that neither Russia nor the separatists in eastern Ukraine have anything to gain but everything to lose by shooting down a passenger liner full of civilians.

They will not report that the Ukrainian government has much to gain by pinning the attack on Russia, and that the Ukrainian prime minister has already expressed his pleasure that Russia is being blamed for the attack.

They will not report that the missile that apparently shot down the plane was from a sophisticated surface-to-air missile system that requires a good deal of training that the separatists do not have.

They will not report that the separatists in eastern Ukraine have inflicted considerable losses on the Ukrainian government in the week before the plane was downed.

They will not report how similar this is to last summer’s U.S. claim that the Assad government in Syria had used poison gas against civilians in Ghouta. Assad was also gaining the upper hand in his struggle with U.S.-backed rebels and the U.S. claimed that the attack came from Syrian government positions. Then, U.S. claims led us to the brink of another war in the Middle East. At the last minute public opposition forced Obama to back down – and we have learned since then that U.S. claims about the gas attack were false.

Of course it is entirely possible that the Obama administration and the U.S. media has it right this time, and Russia or the separatists in eastern Ukraine either purposely or inadvertently shot down this aircraft. The real point is, it’s very difficult to get accurate information so everybody engages in propaganda. At this point it would be unwise to say the Russians did it, the Ukrainian government did it, or the rebels did it.

Is it so hard to simply demand a real investigation?

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人民之友 对我国下届大选意见书
(华 巫 英)3种语文已先后贴出

作为坚守“独立自主”和“与民同在”的立场的一个民间组织,人民之友在今年9月24日对即将来临的第14届全国大选投票,发表了一篇以华文书写的“意见书”,题为:投票支持"反对国家伊斯兰化的候选人": 反对巫统霸权统治!莫让马哈迪帮派"复辟"!

这篇意见书的英文译稿(标题是:Vote for “candidates who are against State Islamisation”: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent “the return to power of Mahathir’s faction”!)已于10月22日张贴在本部落格。马来文译稿(标题是:Undilah "calon yang membantah pengislaman negara": Menentang pemerintahan hegemoni UMNO! Mencegah puak Mahathir kembali kepada kuasa!)也已接着在11月13日在此贴出。

此外,人民之友也将通过电子邮件、微信、WhatsApp等方式,尽可能向全国各民族、各阶层、各行业、各宗教的团体和个人,传送我们的这份“意见书”供参考。我们欢迎跟我们对下届大选的立场和见解一致的团体和个人,将这份“意见书”传送到更多的人手中去!

我们希望,我们在意见书内所表达的对下届大选的立场和观点,能够准确而又广泛地传播到我国各民族、各阶层的人民群众中接受考验,并接受各党派在这次全国大选斗争和今后实践的检验。


Pandangan Sahabat Rakyat terhadap PRU akan datang telah diterbitkan dalam tiga bahasa (Melayu, Cina dan Inggeris)

Sebagai sebuah pertubuhan masyarakat yang berpendirian teguh tentang prinsip "bebas dan berautonomi" dan “sentiasa berdampingan dengan rakyat jelata”, Sahabat Rakyat telah menerbitkan kenyataan tentang pandangan kami terhadap Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 yang bertajuk "Undilah calon yang menentang Pengislaman Negera: Menentang pemerintahan hegemoni UMNO! Jangan benarkan puak Mahathir kembali memerintah! " (投票支持"反对国家伊斯兰化的候选人": 反对巫统霸权统治!莫让马哈迪帮派"复辟"!)dalam Bahasa Cina pada 24hb September 2017.

Penterjemahan Bahasa Inggeris kenyataan tersebut yang bertajuk Vote for “candidates who are against State Islamisation”: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent “the return to power of Mahathir’s faction”! telah diterbitkan dalam blog kita pada 22hb Oktober 2017 manakala penterjemahan Bahasa Melayu telah diterbitkan pada 13hb November 2017.

Selain daripada itu, Sahabat Rakyat juga akan menyebarkan kenyataan ini seluas mungkin kepada pertubuhan dan individu semua bangsa, strata, profesyen dan agama seluruh Negara melalui email, wechat, whatsApp dan pelbagai saluran lain. Kami amat mengalu-alukan pertubuhan dan individu yang berpendirian dan pandangan sama dengan kami untuk turut menyebarkan kenyataan ini kepada lebih ramai orang!

Kami berharap pendirian dan pandangan kami berkenaan pilihan raya kali ini yang dinyatakan dalam kenyataan tersebut dapat disebarkan dengan tepat dan meluas untuk diuji dalam kalangan rakyat semua bangsa semua strata sosial melalui penglibatan mereka dalam amalan pelbagai parti politik dalam pertempuran pilihan raya umum kali ini mahupun amalan masa depan.


The Chinese, English and Malay renditions of Sahabat Rakyat’s opinions about next election have been published consecutively

As an NGO which upholds “independent and autonomous” position and "always be with the people" principle, on 24 September 2017, Sahabat Rakyat had released a Chinese-written statement of views with regard to the voting in the upcoming 14th General Election, entitled “Vote for candidates who are against State Islamisation: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent the return to power of Mahathir’s faction!” (投票支持"反对国家伊斯兰化的候选人": 反对巫统霸权统治!莫让马哈迪帮派"复辟"!)

The English rendition of this statement entitled "Vote for “candidates who are against State Islamisation”: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent “the return to power of Mahathir’s faction”!" and the Malay rendition entitled "Undilah "calon yang membantah pengislaman negara": Menentang pemerintahan hegemoni UMNO! Mencegah puak Mahathir kembali kepada kuasa!" had been released on 22 October and 13 November respectively.

Apart from that, Sahabat Rakyat will also make every effort to disseminate this statement as widely as possible to organizations and individuals of all ethnic groups, religions and all walks of life throughout the country via email, WeChat, WhatsApp and other channels. We welcome organizations and individuals with the same position and views to spread this statement to more people!

We hope that our position and views pertaining to the next General Election expressed in the statement will be accurately and widely disseminated and also examined by the popular masses of various ethnicity and social strata through their involvement in the struggle of the next General Election carried out by various political parties and their practices in all fields in future.

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