The official story of guilt for downing MH17 is founded on the so-called fatal mistake narrative, a story of separatists mistakenly mixing up a Ukrainian freighter plane for MH17. This narrative depends heavily on the misinterpretation of a message that was retracted from the news site Strelkov_info, a website on VK.com (“Russian Facebook”) that reported news about the fights and official quotes by the commander of the DPR forces, Igor – ¨Strelkov¨ – Girkin.
The deletion of this posting would be an act to conceal evidence after the commander found out the wrong plane had been downed, a story founded on a set of false assumptions. Nevertheless, many news outlets and others try to reanimate this story.
In this examination the most important social media evidence constructing a possible answer to the question who downed civilian airliner MH17 will be reviewed to list the (imho) most important problems. As a disclaimer I would like to start with giving my own opinion. This opinion holds the track-a-trail story of a stand-alone Buk missile system brought in from Russia and moving from Donetsk to a site south of Snizhne to shoot down a civilian plane, is fraudulent.
With this I don´t mean all evidence has been faked. I do support, however, the idea this story contains so much irregularities – including some forgeries – it raises almost every red flag possible. These red flags I try to write down here in kind of orderly manner, though from the aforementioned point of view. Of course, the development of this review is an ongoing process, also influenced by discussion and re-examinations.
Last update of the review 23.11.2016, including new material brought in by the JIT after its 28.9.2016 pressconference.