Whoa, this is a bizarre story.
The pro-rebel website Russkaya Vesna on Friday quoted Igor Girkin as saying he was told by people at the crash site that “a significant number of the bodies weren’t fresh,” adding that he was told they were drained of blood and reeked of decomposition.
What? I don’t even know where to start…
Problem one: A biased website quoted a person who heard from people at that site that the bodies were a bit of a mess. That makes this story COMPLETELY unreliable.
Problem two: Yahoo news (Associated Press) is covering it this way. Why? I just…. WHY?
Girkin, also known as Strelkov and allegedly a former Russian military intelligence agent, said he couldn’t confirm the information. But it’s sure to add to the intense emotions surrounding the crash, with the rebels accused of shooting down the plane.
Girkin said “Ukrainian authorities are capable of any baseness.”
No kidding he can’t confirm! Why fan the flames with insane accusations like this? Were they vampires? Were they corpses? Or were bodies “seeded” at the crash site. I’m not clear at all what this accusation entails other than dramatic propaganda.
It seems likely that a surface to air missile destroyed the plane that caused the death of all 298 passengers. Ukrainian separatist rebels are suspected. A respected AIDS researcher, a Dutch senator and an Australian novelist were among the victims.
You can count on conspiracy theories to crop up immediately after any such tragic disaster.
- Was the missile meant for Putin? Sent by Obama? (No.)
- Numerology (around the number 7) means the Illuminati was involved. This is an attempt to start WW3 and the New World Order. (No.)
- This was actually the missing MH370 plane? (Ummm… NO.)
- CNN concocted it for ratings. (Well…)
- Israel wants to deflect attention from Gaza. (Desperate.)
- And to top it off, there is some weird connection made to Snowden that makes no sense whatsoever (Not that any of the above ideas did either.)
Is this all in good fun? For us, yeah, we can have a laugh at the absurdity. But I guarantee that way too many people actually believe this stuff. Blinded by political bias and feeding into their own delusional ideas about how the world works, they will accept such craziness as eminently plausible.