Did Israel Down a Russian Jet Over UNSC Smackdown? (UPDATE)


By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor and Ian Greenhalgh, Managing Editor

All you have to do to understand why things happen is look at who profits from events and who believes themselves to be above the law.

President Putin has just ordered an inquiry into the downing of the TU 154.  “Terrorism unlikely,” which means not just that it is not ruled out but the timing tied to Israeli rage might well just leave Tel Aviv a smoking ruin.

We believe that Israel would use terrorism, long a specialty of their security services, to avenge what they consider wrongs.  Illegally a nuclear state, openly involved in massive war crimes through ethnic cleansing and bombing illegally occupied territories, openly commanding ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria, this is the Israel of today.

Long powerful in news media, Israel virtually controls the fake news as well and now seems to have orchestrated the accusations against Russia for putting Trump into office.  Now it is clear to everyone, he is Israel’s man, not Russia’s.

Adler Airport, Sochi

Similarly, the Malaysian airliners disappearing, that has fingerprints as well.

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCT), also known as the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, is a Malaysian organisation established in 2007 by Mahathir Mohamad to investigate war crimes. The KLWCC was instigated as an alternative to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which Mahathir accused of bias in its selection of cases to cover.

In November 2013, the tribunal found the State of Israel guilty of genocide of the Palestinian people and convicted former Israeli general Amos Yaron for crimes against humanity and genocide for his involvement in the Sabra and Shatila massacre.

In January 2016 France says it will recognise Palestinian state if new peace effort fails

Foreign minister Laurent Fabius says France is trying to convene an international peace summit to work towards a two-state solution

Bibi Netanyahu – The clear and present danger to Israel’s continued existence

The greatest extant threat to the existence of Israel is the Likud Party and Benjamin Netanyahu in particular.

Until the 1967 war, Israeli leaders of all parties sought a lasting peace with the Palestinians, where they differed was on how to achieve that peace. Furthermore, until the 1970s, Israel was a secular state. The shift away from a strategy of peaceful coexistence and marginalising Israel’s Christians and Muslims has come about largely due to the rise of the far right Likud party with it’s extreme form of Zionism.

Bibi, being of Lithuanian stock, should know fine and well that you simply do not piss the Russians off or they will kill you, probably in a cruel and painful fashion; just ask the Germans what Russian vengeance is like. Mossad is certainly not above eliminating a leader and as Jeffrey Silverman, VT’s man in Russia and himself a Jew points out that:

“It might be a ploy within Mossad to get rid of Bibi, as Mossad is too independent minded to take him too seriously, and he is a greater threat to the Jewish State than any enemy, “real or perceived.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had Lithuania grandparents, his father changed the family name from Mileikowsky after moving to Israel.


Everyone who voted against Israel will suffer an iconic accident or terror attack.

This Russia thing is too obvious and repeats a capability we had seen before, Israel using f15 configured as AWAC out of their not so secret base in Azerbaijan or, worse still, the endless choices, missiles out of Ukraine, off a submarine in the Black Sea or one of their patrol boats that often visit Poti, Georgia.

The public will never be told the truth, they never are.  Those of the “public” stupid enough to believe what they read, formerly the lies of the MSM, now the flood of deception from the Israeli run “fake news,” have marginalized themselves into permanent uselessness and dotage.

Netanyahu was profiled as responsible for the Christmas Market attack in Germany, particularly when the Tunisian culprit was caught in Milan, on his way to get new ID and catch a ferry from Ancona to the Balkans and “parts unknown.”

Now we wait for it to hit the US, perhaps a double dip to hurt Obama and to give Trump a “leg up” in oppressing some minority or taking out an enemy of Israel, other than the US and Russia of course.  From RT:

Israeli ministers told to avoid states backing anti-settlement UN resolution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his ministers not to travel to countries that backed a recent UN resolution against Israeli settlements on Friday, local media reported.

According to GLZ Radio, a popular station operated by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Netanyahu instructed members of his cabinet not to travel to any state which voted in favor of the UN resolution passed Friday. He has also forbidden them from meeting their counterparts from those countries.

Earlier on Sunday, the ambassadors of the 14 countries that voted in favor of the resolution were summoned by the Israeli foreign ministry.

The motion was passed by 14 current members of the UN Security Council. It ordered Israel to cease the construction of settlements in what it considers to be occupied territory, including Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Settlements in these territories, occupied by Israel after the 1967 Six Day War with its Arab neighbors Egypt, Jordan and Syria, are considered illegal by the international community. In a break from its traditional policy, the United States did not use its power as a permanent member of the council to veto the resolution. Instead, the US abstained, drawing sharp criticism from Israeli officials.

The Israeli government has expressed irritation in response to the resolution, which was passed amid renewed controversy over settlements sparked by a Knesset (the Israeli parliament) decision to legalize 55 settlements situated on privately-owned Palestinian land. In a speech, Netanyahu condemned the ruling as “shameful” and said he would reconsider Israel’s relationship with the UN.

I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a month a re-evaluation of all our contacts with the United Nations, including the Israeli funding of UN institutions and the presence of UN representatives in Israel,” Netanyahu said in a statement quoted by Reuters.

I have already instructed to stop about 30 million shekels ($7.8 million) in funding to five U.N. institutions, five bodies, that are especially hostile to Israel … and there is more to come,” he added.
Netanyahu went so far as to suggest in no uncertain terms that the US not only allowed the resolution to pass, but was directly behind its introduction.
“According to our information, we have no doubt the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated the wording and demanded it be passed,” Netanyahi told his cabinet, according to Reuters.
Some other ministers reacted even more aggressively.

“I wasn’t surprised by the actions of the Americans or the UN, because they were never our friends,” said Culture Minister Miri Regev in an interview with GLZ.

I knew Obama was looking to take sweet revenge against Israel and Netanyahu. Since he was elected in 2009, he was hostile to settlements and Netanyahu. He revealed his true face with an anti-Israel decision but Netanyahu and Israel will defeat him.”

Obama surrendered to the Iranians, abandoned the Syrians, and stuck a knife in the backs of the Israelis,” added Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, as quoted by the Jerusalem Post.

While the US has traditionally been an ally of Israel, vetoing several UN resolutions against the state, relations soured somewhat under the Obama administration, which has slammed Tel Aviv’s increasingly aggressive settlement policies.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his ministers not to travel to countries that backed a recent UN resolution against Israeli settlements on Friday, local media reported.

Senior Editor , VT
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.

Gordon’s Archives – 2008-2014
DISCLOSURES: All content herein is owned by author exclusively.  Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images within are full responsibility of author and NOT VT.

About VT - Read Full Policy Notice - Comment Policy


  1. Netanyahu has just totally bamboozled me with his sick joke. If I’ve read this correctly; … Israel, is going to withhold ‘funding’ which it receives free from the US and other Neocon controlled nations? Well, blow me down … I’m sure that is really going to hurt the US and the UN. As for Israelis being told not to travel to the various countries named, surely that would be a bonus for those countries, at least they will not have to put up with being eaten-up, from the inside, as has happened with most ‘Western Democracies.’

  2. Congruent with VT assertions, the very experienced Russian Tu-154 pilots sent NO distress calls about any technical difficulties before being downed in the Black Sea.

    The very experienced pilots of Malaysian flight MH17 downed over the Ukraine and the very experienced Russian pilots of the Metrojet A321 downed over the Sinai also sent NO distress calls about any technical difficulties before or after being SHOT down, which may well also have been the fate of Russia’s Tu-154.

    After Malaysian MH17 downed over Ukraine and after Russian A321 downed over Sinai, VT had the first and best intel on what really happened. More & more intel is now confirming VT’s Tu-154 hypothesis.

  3. impossible to know the truth of anything…anymore.
    and anyone claiming different is fooling them-self or trying to fool you.
    YES…evidence exists but the public never gets to view it because we don’t matter a rats butt in the scheme of things.
    the only way to make sense of things is to see what actions follow……the ironic consequence of trumps overt racist and bigoted campaign is that it is now possible to run a (smart) openly anti-semetic campaign…and the first politician to realize it…will..be the next POTUS.
    As you sow, so shall you reap!

  4. First I would have checked the fuel that their plane received in Sochi, then hopefully the ” Box ” can give a better clue to their fate. It could be any or all of the NWO intel agencies since all of them would like to punish Russia for spoiling their ME murder party. I don’t think Trump will be of much help after all – he already is turn- coating and reversing his promises. Whether it was CIA and Mossad mixed in with their partners in crime , they made it clear with their assassinations these past weeks that they were responsible and they are throwing it in Putin’s face. And at this stage – any retaliation towards the US and Israel and their criminal axis countries will be justifiable – just pick one – anyone — they’re all guilty to lies, theft, war crimes and mass murder.

    • I was at the airport during the Olympic Games in Sochi. Opposite civilian airport there is the one of Ministry of Defence and the helipads. The military airport is living separate, closed life. We should not forget that there often arrives Putin. Version with fuel is unlikely.
      I called my friend who works in the security service of the civil airport, she said that there is a lot of journalists and mass versions and rumors. Therefore, to assume something is too early.
      And in addition:
      1. Flight recorders on the Tu-154 do not have a radio beacon. To locate them on the depth is pretty difficult.2. If anyone says that the technique is old and shabby – the aircraft of the Ministry of Defence was held constant upgrades and maintenance. The military in Russia have a lot of money.
      3. If it was a terrorist act – someone would proclaim the responsibility.

    • 4. Downed aircraft from the shore (MANPADS) – it would be noticed, because this part of the coast is all in the palm, and a lot of people. Fishermen, sportsmen in the morning, surveillance cameras.
      5. The bird in the engine – powerful and reliable engines. It was supposed to be a penguin. Even three. But they do not live there. And they don’t fly. (My father, when flying a fighter plane, catch a duck in the MIG-25’s air inlet. There are grilles. Saved from tragedy)
      6. Version with overload is absurd from the beginning. Ammunition on board – there it was not and could not be.
      Given the fact that this is a MILITARY aircraft, the investigation will be classified.

    • Military in Russia is always trying to keep it a secret. It concerns or special operations, or new types of weapons (no advertising for the latest types of weapons, technical developments – everything is always kept a secret).
      It remains the most banal version – a strange set of circumstances or provocation of a very strong secret services. If the second – we hardly know it.

  5. Maria Zakharova yesterday on talk-show said the following: I can not disclose details of the negotiations with our “partners”. But in October, when we started the operation in Syria, representatives of Western countries, which make the weather in the United Nations and international affairs, passed the following:
    “We were asked to inform you that if you continue a military operation in Syria, you will incur severe criticism, most brutal condemnation and sanctions will hurt you all sorts of ways -. Information and reality and all your actions and success will be reversed, so -.you bitterly regret everything. ”
    And it all started: the sanctions, condemnation, accusation, actions at the Russian embassies, provocation, killing of Russian military, medical camp under fire, the ambassador, and all the rest.
    Can you imagine the cynicism of all that is happening in the world?
    Putin said at a UN General Assembly – you do realize what you’ve done?
    The so-called world elite promised to my country a lot of problems. They decided that the absolute power gives them the right to control all countries of the world. They decided that the right of the strong – to humiliate the rights of other countries to subordinate their wills.

  6. Pure speculation at this point. 14 countries were part of that historic United Nations vote. Why was Russia singled out for punishment? What is the evidence that Israel was involved?

    • Before this historic vote there were certainly rumors about the voting of those 14 countries.

      Germany was number one. The long-time ally stabbed Netanyahu in the back.

      The Tunesian attacker had up to eight different identities.

    • “Why was Russia singled out for punishment”?

      Especially Germany got their part already….France too.
      It looks like a punishment…but its a dangerous spiral of provocations.

      Reminds when the Zionists demonized Hitler and his party who leaded Germany since January 1933. Already on the 27th February the “Reichstag ” was burned down…followed by an official boycott on 24th March 1933…even the openly declared sabotage and war by “Judea”. A further escalation was the murder of Ernst von Rath, a German diplomat at the Paris embassy.

      As the window for war with Russia closes on 20. January 2017 we might see now the full program of provocations and false flag op’s.

      I dont want to compare Hitler with Putin…but the Enemy and he’s strategy seems to be the same.
      But yes…this strategy comes right out of the “handbook for terrorists” the old Testament and its Sisterbook. (which is not the NT)

    • Edward….hm…Angela was just 14 years old in 1968 and I guess she didnt was a part of the “sexual revolution” either.

  7. The photograph as part of this article of the women and five children is rather interesting. If it is supposed to represent the aftermath of June 1982 Israeli operations in Lebanon, it does not. This photo is from the 1983 Erzurum earthquake in Turkey, published in the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper, 30 Oct 1983. This photo has also been used by Azerbaijanis in their current anti-Armenian campaign regarding events in Khojali, Nagorno-Karabakh in 1992. It’s amazing how a photo can travel through time!

    Yerevan, Armenia


    Until a black-box is located – and apparently the black boxes on the Tupalov don’t have radio beacons (Assoc. Press), nothing will be certain. Also, there are reports of an encrypted “burst transmission” out of the former CIA/FBI location in Kiev shortly before the crash, so who knows but the powers-that-be have decided to change course and open a clandestine cyber front out of the Syria debacle.

    Now if I was a ‘conspiracy nut’ and knew that a transmission would be intercepted or at least detected as coming from a certain address in Kiev recently vacated by the CIA – or supposedly so, would Mossad not be daring enough to point a finger at the CIA and set them up to take the ‘rap’. It is only conjecture. If the CIA is so fragmented – (as reports would have us believe) and operating at cross purposes, how long would it take Washington to determine if some rogue element or other was involved. Meanwhile, within a week of having tea with Trump, the head of Mossad is back in the field, silent as the night – and organized.

  9. It is past time for the world to realize that the land-grant of 1948, fraudulently named “Israel”, is only a grant of territory that was confiscated from its Palestinian owners. The title “Israel” reflects neither the Israel of the Old Testament nor does the land-grant of 1948 constitute a nation of any sort. Three scholarly books by prof. Shlomo Sand, univ. of Tel Aviv, uncloak the fairy tales of Judaism on which the title “Israel” was based.
    The figure of 6 million, fraudulently applied to the NAZI slave-labor stalag at Auschwitz, is a figure that VT author, Jonas Alexis, in a scholarly article of August 10, 2016, traced to 1889. A subsequent article reveals the fraudulent basis on which chancellor Merkel of Germany deceived the German citizenry by transferring control of Germany to Judaism. An elderly German grandmother, Mrs. Ursula Haverbeck-Wetzel, discovered that official, German records do NOT substantiate gas chambers AT ANY of the slave-labor stalags of WWII. For publicizing this fact, Mrs. Haverbeck-Wetzel (86) was sentenced to prison by a Jewish judge in Hamburg area court, basing his decision on Judaism´s fairy tales.
    The leadership of the territorial enclave, fraudulently titled “Israel”, deserve to be “sidelined” instead of being shielded from prosecution for their international terrorism and destruction.

  10. Again one encourages readers to recognize the split, the profanity of those who declare themselves to be Jews when they are not.
    Israel are worshipers of God, and not represented by those Kazarian children of the devil, who are not true Israel.

    • One further encourages readers to research the concept of “Israel”, which applies to the history of a family that has disappeared over the last four thousand years. Which history is erroneously repeated by the fairy tales of “Judaism”. Which fairy tales have been uncloaked by prof. Shlomo Sand, univ. of Tel Aviv and VT writer, Dr. Ashraf Ezzat.

  11. Miri Regev’s words sound like a lunacy, when has any American administration had friends? Their only friend is money and their buddy is little extra money. There is little doubt that to wealthy US Christian-Zionists Israel is just a convenient seaside resort that serves kosher and is nice to frequent in spring time. And Netanyahu and most of Likud are married to these rabid US elements. Once again the artistic fraction of Mossad keeps bullying its scientific fraction.

  12. Netanyahu characterized the UN ruling as “shameful”. This labeling is a psychopathic projection of his own failings upon the UN.

    Projection is often observed in the pronouncements made by psychopaths and sociopaths like Netanyahu. It is as if he sees his own failings and immedately projects those failings on his perceived enemies. It is a defense mechanism which involves condemning others for their own emotions, traits, reactions, and behaviors.

    Everything they say precisely describes them, but it mind screws you so bad it may leave you asking yourself the quesiton, “Am I the one who is guilty?”

  13. Permanent and Non-Permanent Members
    The Council is composed of 15 Members:

    five permanent members: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States,
    and ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly (with end of term date):
    Angola (2016)
    Egypt (2017)
    Japan (2017)
    Malaysia (2016)
    New Zealand (2016)
    Senegal (2017)
    Spain (2016)
    Ukraine (2017)
    Uruguay (2017)
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (2016)
    http://www.un.org/en/sc/members/ ;

  14. “I wasn’t surprised by the actions of the Americans or the UN, because they were never our friends,” said Culture Minister Miri Regev in an interview with GLZ.

    Well then, its a perfect time for Obama to scrap the unprecedented, illegal and totally unjustifiable welfare/foreign aid program. It’s true that Israel was never America’s friend. A friendship does not involve giving someone everything and getting nothing but grief in return. In truth, Israel has no friends, because their leadership does not care about anyone, but themselves. There are nations that allow Israel to leech off of them, because their politicians are sponsored by Israeli agents, but that’s not friendship. Israel would have failed a long f’n time ago, without the unwavering economic, military and political support, donated by the US. It’s well beyond time to cut off this codependent, ungrateful and illegitimate welfare state, which causes nothing but problems for the rest of the world. Boycott the bastards. Force them to reveal their illegal nuclear operations and aresenal. Let them F’n starve.

  15. So what will be Russia’s response? Anything? Or just more of the same, ie — let Israel get away with literal murder? If the world will never know the truth as you say, then Russia will have no basis to retaliate. If this is indeed an Israeli revenge operation, and my heart tells me it is, will Putin have the strength to tell the world the truth and then take action to end the Zionist nightmare? I would love to believe that he will, but history suggests more of the same is to come.

  16. Could there be a link between the recent and uncharacteristically sudden resignation of the Jewish Prime Minister of New Zealand Mike Key, and subsequent New Zealand lead role in the push to have the resolution to censure Israel to immediately cease settlement expansion, pushed through the U.N.?

  17. First thing I thought was that those countries will suffer some sort of retaliation-
    I enjoy listening to Norman Finkelstein’s perspective and criticisms on the matters, and the many others that do not go along with the insanity.
    Douglas Reed’s book provides a good look at the perpetual deception-

  18. Funny. …i was thinking the same thing.
    By way of deception, thou shalt do war!!!!
    “So Russia having illegally occupied Crimea and eastern Ukraine votes to condemn Israel for “occupied lands.” We are supposed to be impressed,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted Saturday morning

Comments are closed.