Colonel Igor Strelkov (aka Strelok —real name Girkin), Moscow resident, retired military intelligence agent, and self-proclaimed supreme commander of separatist forces claims that most of the passengers aboard Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 had been dead for several days before the crash. Strelkov/Strelok/Girkin came to this conclusion through reports of rescuers that the bodies were not “fresh” and were not covered in blood. Yes, Strelkov admits that the pilots were alive when the missile struck and that the cockpit was full of their blood. At least he doesn’t have to explain how the 777 flew itself to eastern Ukraine.
It is unclear what Strelkov is getting at, but my guess is that his theory is that the CIA/State Department/Ukrainian security forces loaded the 777 with bodies in Amsterdam and then found a suicidal crew to fly the plane to its planned meeting with a surface-to-air missile prepared in advance by these sinister forces.
Sounds reasonable to me. I don’t see why anyone would doubt him.
Strelkov is also noted for dispensing summary capital punishment, a la Stalin, and for billboards that portray him as a muscular heroic “man of steel” (a title Stalin also used).
It’s worth remembering that the Europeans are trying to convince Ukraine to negotiate peace with the leaders of the separatist movement in east Ukraine. What a circus that would be. Merkel and Hollande: don’t insist on anything that ridiculous.