11 Jan 2020 17:29

Western security services' awareness about Iran crash shows they might have had data on Donbas Boeing crash as well - Kosachyov

MOSCOW. Jan 11 (Interfax) - Comparing the Iranian air crash with that of the Malaysian Boeing in Donbas is illustrative of the extent in which Western intelligence agencies were formally informed to varying degrees in either case, the head of the Federation Council foreign affairs committee, Konstantin Kosachyov, said.

"The analogy is actually very appropriate. We can see how the day after the crash in Iran, Western spy agencies, including Australia's (!) and Canada's, started speaking in chorus about having almost precise data concerning the circumstances of the tragedy. It turns out that it is not difficult to obtain data in our electronic-information world. And such data would not be from social media pictures [but from] intelligence, space, witnesses," Ksoachyov wrote on his Facebook page.

When the plane crashed in Donbas in 2014, "spy agencies remained silent," the senator said.

"No data? Was Ukraine less interesting than Iran to the same Canadian intelligence agency? Do you believe this? And that is why the investigation relies not on photos and facts from super-intelligence services, but on data from a dubious 'public' outfit registered just days before the plane crash in Donbas. I am talking about Bellingcat," Kosachyov said.

Meanwhile, all kinds of charges have been laid against Russia, including the outbreak of the Second World War, he said.

"Up next are only sanctions for Chudskoye Lake and Ivan Susanin. No ordinary Westerner would be particularly surprised if it suddenly transpires that Russia was involved in practically any tragedy of the past years, for [western] mass media have inculcated in their audiences that Russia is evil and capable of everything," Kosachyov said.

"As for whether the truth will be found out about the Donbas crash, or even about the Heavenly Hundred, this would be a scandal much bigger than Colin Powell's test tube. The West's authority as the strongest global pole will instantly collapse. If even Iraq already openly demands a withdrawal of U.S. troops from its territory, so will others dare," he said.

"This is why there was no loud chorus from Western spy agencies in 2014. Not because they did not have data, but because they did, apparently. And the current voices of spy agencies accusing Iran have inadvertently exposed the West itself: when necessary, all data will appear immediately. Witnesses, space, intelligence," Kosachyov said.