Skip to comments.Damning evidence of looting at MH17 crash site grows: Relatives claim victims' phones are answered..
Posted on 07/23/2014 11:37:57 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
A series of disturbing new allegations emerged today that added further weight to claims pro-Russian rebels looted the MH17 crash scene to sabotage the investigation and cash in on the disaster.
In the first, desperate relatives revealed how they had called the mobile phones of their loves ones - only for them to be answered by strangers with 'eastern European-sounding voices'....
New evidence has also emerged that the rebels allegedly planned to sabotage the investigation by contaminating the site with parts from other planes....
Meanwhile, an alleged decree by rebel commander Igor Strelkov appears to admit that the bodies of dead passengers were looted by pro-Russian rebels.
Strelkov is alleged by Kiev to be a serving colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence....
The order says that jewellery, watches and other valuables taken from bodies must be handed in to the 'defence fund' of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic by 8pm on Wednesday 23 July....
Rather than ordering any looted possessions to be returned to the families, it demands they are taken to Strelkov's headquarters so they can be used to fund the insurgency campaign he is conducting.
The text of order number 432, pictured here, says in Russian:
'To all detachments of Donetsk People's Republic army, to soldiers and commanders who from 18 to 21 July 2014 in the area where the Boeing 777 of Malaysian airlines crashed and who possess personal belongings related to this airplane.
'Before 8 pm on 23 July 2014 you must give these things away to the headquarters of DPR army. Valuable items (watches, earrings, lockets and other jewellery) must be sent to the DPR Defence Fund.'
It is signed by rebel army commander Colonel Igor Strelkov, and carries what appears to be an official stamp....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
That is what communists/leftists do. They loot.
“That is what communists/leftists do. They loot.”
That is what happens in any area where central authority has broken down, and there are numerous examples of it.
Looting in a war zone? Who knew?
That’s the bad news for the looters of Donetsk.
But the good news is that Strelkov’s order does not cover the cell phones or credit cards of the victims, or the aluminum parts of the plane.
I guess they can keep those.
So then how many will abide by Strelkov’s order and turn in their loot???
It’s a crime scene not a war zone — unless someone wants to claim that the 298 on that plane were partisans.
Alot of weasel words in here.
...allegedly...an alleged decree...appears...alleged by Kiev...appears to be...
Oh good gravy Gertrude! I meant the area they crashed in, not the victims. Lighten up, Francis.
Apparently Americans in New Orleans and LA also loot.
First .. I'm no NTSB crash analyst not do I play one on TV ... and I did NOT spend the night at Holiday Inn, but the pictures are all too serene.
I know .. 300 plus mi. an hr and forward momentum and all that, but ... there was a great big fireball earlier, and I would think there would be at least smoke contamination or something ... anything, but scattered clothes and stuff over a meadow.
The seemingly damning comments attributed to the pictures could also be ... "soldier finds wedding ring and weeps."
Just trying to be objective in a world that makes no sense anyway.
The rebels quickly had control of this site. I wonder who was doing the looting? As if it wasn’t obvious.
And not a peep from Putin
btw - I heard another RT reporter quit the other day because of the disgraceful reporting RT was doing about the downing of the plane.
I guess it's ok, then. Never mind, everyone move along. /s
Apparently their commander Strelkov saw the same picture and wants to have it turned into him so he can weep too.
Certainly is not international newsworthy.
People loot all over the world.
Lootin’ is okay now because people are needy and poor. Have you been in la la land? /sarc
"Let them touch those things for once."
I'll forward your concern to Russian state-owned media, that revels in every bit of looting done in the United States.