The Guardian - Russian forces are now destroying evidence. They realize they were stupidly posting proof that they have a SAM missile launcher and bragging on the internet about using it to shoot down this plane. Now they're running around deleting stuff from the internet to try to cover their tracks. Unfortunately they still don't understand that we know how to take screenshots, and we never trusted these subhuman vermin to own up.
By the way, here's a photo of the operator's console for a Buk:
That would be real easy for some drunk Donbas "freedom-fighter" to operate, no? It's point-and-click, ain't it? You wouldn't need more than a manual to operate that, would you? You certainly wouldn't need training from Russian soldiers, or be a soldier yourself, to operate that!
The Guardian - Sara Firth resigns in protest from her London correspondent position for Russia Today. This is hilarious:
Sara Firth, who worked at Russia Today for five years, described the channel’s reporting of the crash in which 298 people were killed, including a former BBC journalist, as the “straw that broke the camel’s back”.Wow, Sara! It took you til yesterday to figure out that you've been working at a company that spreads disinformation against the West? There was nothing else suspicious in your five years at RT?
Russia Today, which has been criticised as a propaganda mouthpiece for the Russian government, suggested Ukraine was to blame for the crash, while most media organisations have said it was shot down by a suspected Russian-made missile.
“It was the most shockingly obvious misinformation and it got to the point where I couldn’t defend it any more,” Firth told the Guardian.
“When this story broke that was the moment I knew I had to go. I walked into the newsroom and there was an eyewitness account making allegations [against Ukraine] and analysis, if you can call it, from our correspondent in the studio.
“It was just appalling, in a situation like that where there are families waiting to be informed and a devastating loss of life.”
She added: “I have always fought against this argument that RT is an evil network but you wake up and think, that’s just wrong.You started your career at Russia Today? Well dear, it looks like you've ended your career there as well. Good luck finding a new one. Quitting RT doesn't demonstrate integrity; at best it demonstrates that you've finally clued in to how much of a sucker you've been.
“It was not an easy decision, I started my career at RT, and I respect many of the team there. In the end it got to the point where I couldn’t defend it and I didn’t believe there was something to defend. A story like this really highlights it.”