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Malaysia Airlines MH17: Michael Bociurkiw talks about being first at the crash site
CBC News ^ | July 29, 2014

Posted on 08/03/2014 12:56:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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OSCE monitor on MH17 disaster.

A personal handwritten note penned by a passenger reminding themselves to stay on budget during their vacation. Scientific literature belonging to a passenger en route to a major international AIDS conference in Australia.

These are just a few of the things that Michael Bociurkiw, a Ukrainian-Canadian monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), has seen up close at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Bociurkiw and one other colleague were the first international monitors to reach the wreckage after the jet was shot down over a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine July 17.

With no other oversight on scene, the two men became the de facto eyes and ears of all those who watched in horror from around the world. More than ten days later, he's still one of a select group of individuals who has been to crash site almost daily.

"Under the hot sun, we've seen horrific things," he told CBC's Susan Ormiston in an emotional interview Monday. "Things that we'll never talk about to anyone else."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: mh17; russia; ukraine
I couldn't get the video to play. Can anyone else see it?
1 posted on 08/03/2014 12:56:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So then how was he able to get there everyday and his colleagues not???

And what has he been doing there and seen???

He says that the cockpit which was intact was hacked into.

And that 8 other investigators were kidnapped and released.

And even though he admits he has no training in the area he magically comes out with the claim that the wreckage appears to have machine gun damage — not missile damage.

Was that statement the condition for the rebels allowing him at the site????


2 posted on 08/03/2014 4:56:03 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here he is from a CNN article he wrote back in March 14, 2014:

Editor’s note: Michael Bociurkiw is a writer and commentator on world affairs. He worked in Ukraine for the U.N. and as a media analyst for Canada’s election observation mission in 2012. He has written frequently on Ukraine since the 1980s for many media outlets. The views expressed in this commentary are solely his.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/14/opinion/ukraine-russia-putin-michael-bociurkiw/index.html

No mention there of him being “monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)”.

So then who is he really working for: the UN, CNN, himself, ....

And just when did he get this new job as “monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)”??? Was that before or after the MH17 shootdown???

What is this guy’s deal and how was he there everyday when others were stopped and turned away???


3 posted on 08/03/2014 6:55:34 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
>>>>>So then who is he really working for: the UN, CNN, himself, ....<<<<

Most likely for CSIS using UN, CNN and OSCE as cover.

Here is what he said in the interview.

“There have been two or three pieces of fuselage that have been really pockmarked with what almost looks like machinegun fire; very, very strong machinegun fire,”

Bociurkiw was on site soon after it happened.His statement is a smoking gun, it corroborates reports of MH17 being shot down by air to air missile and 30mm cannon fired from Kiev SU-25.

4 posted on 08/07/2014 11:28:07 AM PDT by DTA
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The problem with that statement is that immediately after making it he admitted that he is not an expert and not qualified to tell machine gun fire from missile shrapnel.


5 posted on 08/07/2014 11:51:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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