from the moment the russian media frenzy started there was something quite wrong but you had to find the proof so people of all kinds started analyzing all the proof that was presented to the local and international press while the commander of the occupying russian forces (there is no better word for it) asked Moscou to send in the troops (and start in fact a war on easter the day before the US vice president would land in Ukraine
but the propaganda work of the Russians is not what it was in your days, Mr Putin. You think that you have the best propaganda (you have but only in the press that only copies what your news agencies are feeding to the world) and the best information operatives but it isn't like in the old days
they are too hasty, they leave too many details behind, they don't think things throu, it was all done too quickly and without real professionals on the ground (giving instructions on the telephone but you can't tell them everything, you can't think of every detail, you suppose that if someone participates in an information operation that he thinks also about the consequences of some small mistake)
"The Russian TV coverage of the story of the “Slavyansk slaughter” starting early the morning of Easter Sunday contains a major blooper. The cache of so-called Right Sector paraphernalia, proudly displayed to prove its complicity, was already filmed by Russian TV cameras during the day of April 19 at least ten hours before the attack. (The camera crew did not bother to remove the date of the filming – the day of April 19). The April 19 film shows the same pile of Right Sector paraphernalia used the next day to prove Ukrainian extremist guilt in broadcasts throughout Easter Sunday (April 20)! (I imagine some TV personnel are losing their jobs or worse).
"The New York Times featured the “Slavyansk Massacre” in a piece entitled Mystery Gunfight in East Ukraine Sparks Blame, Counter-Blame. If the Times dug a little deeper, they could have solved the mystery themselves. The famous gun battle on the outskirts of Slavyansk was another example of faked footage of staged attacks.
what is even more interesting is that the big secret GRU officer who has become known to the world as the officer who was coordinating his forces on the ground from his office near the border was before already active in the region of the shooting
"Another character in Ukraine’s case against Russia is Mr. Strelkov, the alleged military intelligence officer who Kiev says took part in a furtive Russian operation to prepare for the annexation of Crimea and, more recently, in insurgent action in Slovyansk.
and those history buffs under us know that it now looks like a stage event like in 1938 the Nazi's did to invade Poland
"This provocation was the best-known of several actions in Operation Himmler, a series of unconventional operations undertaken by the SS in order to serve specific propaganda goals of Nazi Germany at the outbreak of the war. It was intended to create the appearance of Polish aggression against Germany in order to justify the subsequent invasion of Poland.
only than we didn't have twitter and social media and realtime news coverage so the staging of the event wasn't discovered but after the war - this was also why it was important to uncover all the missing links as fast as possible and this is why people made the link yesterday between that incident, the increased readiness of the Russian troops closer to the Ukrainan border, the russian propaganda and the possibility of an invasion or some Russian troops send to a certain region (as a first try)
we are going to see many more incidents like that - they will just not stop trying - and it will be for the western media very important not to become a tool of propaganda because it wants to report it first or faster. In a war faster can have enormous consequences.
for those who want to laugh a bit there is also this quote
"Among the more unusual finds were diapers, which the Russian correspondent explained are worn by snipers, as they hide for hours lurking to shoot innocent pro-Russian supporters. (Strange: If they are hiding, why not answer the call of nature in the woods?)
and now all the mothers understand why there are no diapers any more in their regiona - all these guys with weapons have them because they can't go for 10 minutes to the toilet