Notorious conspiracy theorists are speakers at an August 17 , 2019 conference on MH17 organized by Malaysian NGO’s. The conference titled ‘MH17 The Quest for justice’ is also organized by the “Centre for Research on Globalization”, more commonly known as Michel Chossudovsky’s conspiracy website globalresearch.ca. According to the organization the conference “aims to examine the findings of the Netherlands led investigation and to ensure that justice is done to the victims of the tragedy. The strengths and weaknesses in the findings will be laid bare. ”
However the quest (search) is a very selective one seeing the conspiracy thinking of all of the invited speakers and parties who organize this conference.
According the organization two family member of MH17 victims will speak at the conference. However Dutch next of kin were informed the two family members stated they do not want to be linked in any way to the organizers and will also not speak at the conference.
Based on a Tweet by one of the speakers, conspiracy theorist Kees van der Pijl, the intention of the conference seems to find an alternative truth for the downing of MH17. The Joint Investigation Team concluded MH17 was shot down by a missile lauched by a Buk Telar anti-aircraft launcher which belonged to the Russian armed forces.
Two of the organizers of the conference are Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) and International Movement for a Just World (JUST). PGPF organized in 2012 a similar conference titled ‘9/11 Revisited – Seeking the Truth’ . Current prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, delivered the keynote address.
The Perdana Global Peace Foundation calls itself an anti-war movement and was previously named Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO). The founder and president is Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the current prime minister of Malaysia.
The President of International Movement for a Just World (JUST) is Dr Chandra Muzaffar. In a column published at July 27, 2014 in Malaysian newspaper New Strait Times, Muzaffar states that the video showing the Buk Telar being transported from Ukraine back to Russia missing a missile is a fabrication. Muzaffar believed the lie the Russian Ministry of Defense told in a pressconference. Bellingcat debunked the claim by Russia. Just like many truthers Muzaffar writes about Cui Bono and false flags. At August 10 Malaysian Astro Awani published a column by Chandra Muzaffar titled ‘ Why the quest for justice over MH17?‘. Muzaffar blaims JIT of exclusion of important data and the unwillingness to raise critical questions about the motive behind the downing of the aircraft.
In June 2019 Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) and International Movement for a Just World (JUST) published a joint statement titled ‘MH 17: Charging Individuals on the basis of a deeply flawed Investigation ‘
The statement said “The Dutch-led joint investigation team (JIT) has not produced any solid evidence to show that the four suspects it has named are guilty of the crime”. Also both organizations believe someone benefitted from the shutdown. The statement reads “The critical question of who benefitted from the massacre in the skies has not been accorded any attention”
Speakers at the August 17 conference
The full program of the conference including names of all speakers can be seen here.
Some of the speakers were announced in a video posted at Facebook at August 10. All invited speakers of the conference are notorious MH17 truthers. Speakers include Kees van der Pijl, Peter Haisenko, Michel Chossudovsky and Yana Yerlashova.
One of the moderators is Mrs Datuk Dr Fauziah Mohd Taib which was previously the Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. At June 22 Malaysian newspaper New Strait Times published a column written by her titled ‘Gaps in JIT probe over MH17‘. The column has many factual incorrect statements.
Kees van der Pijl believes MH17 was shot down because of geopolitical situation in Ukraine. He stated several times during multiple occasions Russia is innocent. He also tells a lot of nonsense and is an author of GlobalResearch. Recently he wrote on Twitter Israel is behind the 9/11 attacks. I blogged about his nonsense here , here and here.
Peter Haisenko is another truther. My blog about his nonsense regarding MH17 can be read here. This former airline pilot also told nonsense about former planecrashes. He still believes MH17 was shot down by a fighter jet even as Dutch Safety Board concluded that is impossible. Additionally Russia stated there was no other aircraft near MH17. Articles written by Haisenko on MH17 appeared at GlobalResearch.
John Philpot is according his Twitter bio ” a defence attorney in International Criminal Law in Montreal is active in Palestinian and African support organisations and the peace movement”. He acted at the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC) in the Kenya file and at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in three cases. He represented Jean-Paul Akayesu and other defendants accused of genocide and crimes against humanity at the trials conducted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
He is a judge at the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal. His brother Robin Philpot is a journalist and author at GlobalResearch.ca
His name was not familiar to me. He has not been active in the MH17 debat. He sent just a single Tweet about MH17. I have no clue why he is a speaker at this conference.
Gurdial Singh Nija is a legal consultant at the law firm Sreenevasan. He did not express himself about MH17 in media. He will do a session on legal stuff together with John Philpot.
Yana Yerlashova worked as a journalist for Kremlin financed RT. She made two documentaries for RT full of desinformation on MH17. In December 2018 she left RT and started her own media company called Bonanza Media. Together with Dutch blogger Max van der Werff she made a documentary on MH17 called “MH17 – Call for Justice” . This documentary will be shown during the conference and is according Dr Chandra Muzaffar, President of International Movement for a Just World (JUST), one of the highlights of the conference.
The work of Yerlashova and Van der Werff is full of desinformation. See this overview.
Akash Rosen is an employee of OG IT Forensic Services located in Kuala Lumpur. He was featured in the documentary made by Yerlashova and Van der Werff. On request by the couple he analysed the videoclips which have fragments of SBU tapped telephone conversations. These taps proof the transport of a Russian Buk Telar to the launch location. However Akash Rosen stated these recordings are manipulated. Soon evidence will be presented this is a nonsense analyses.
Mohammad Sakri, a colonel of the Malaysian army, will also be a speaker. He was part of the team which went in civilian clothes to the crash area to obtain the black boxes from the separatists. Sakri was featured in the documentary “MH17 – Call for Justice”
Michel Chossudovsky is an economics professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa. In 2001 Chossudovsky founded the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), becoming its editor and director. The August 23, 2011 edition of the National Post described The Centre for Research on Globalization as a Canadian clubhouse for crackpots of the anti-war, 911-truth, anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist variety. Articles published by Chossudovsky and other conspiracy theorists are published at GlobalResearch.ca, the website owned by CRG.
Chossudovsky was a member of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC) according a 2013 article on GlobalResearch. The KLWCC was instigated as an alternative to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which Mahathir accused of bias in its selection of cases to cover.
Here is the judgement by the commission on Tony Blair and George Bush. The commission found George W. Bush guilty of war crimes in absentia for the illegal invasion of Iraq.
In 2012 Chossudovsky wrote a book titled ‘Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War’ which was launched by Mahathir.
On this photo Mahathir is seated next to Zimbabwe dictator Mugabe. The man seated next to Mugabe is Chossudovsky.
In September 2014 he was presented by Kremlin financed media Sputnik News as expert and quoted “the preliminary report of the DSB suggests that the plane was not brought down by a missile”. Chossudovsky is obviously not an expert and he hardly wrote about MH17. In April 2016 he wrote “Our archive of 100+ Global Research articles and reports on the downing of MH17. confirms that Malaysian Airlines MH17 was not brought down by a BUK surface to air missile. It was brought down by a military aircraft. “. Chossudovsky believes a man called Carlos told the truth. In fact Carlos was a hoax. Chossudovsky also believes what Peter Haisenko , namely the holes in the cockpit were caused by machine gun.
Malaysian link to GlobalResearch
The relation between the Malaysian NGO founded by PM Mahathir and conspiracy thinker Chossudovsky goes back many years.
In december 2005 Chossudovsky attended a conference titled ‘PEACE DIVIDENDS, WAR PROFIT’ which was organized by Perdana Global Peace Foundation.
In 2012 he was a speaker at the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) conference called ‘9/11 Revisited – Seeking the Truth‘. Recordings can be watched here. Other truthers speaking were James Corbett, journalist and film producer and Mr. Richard Gage, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
In March 2015 another conference titled ‘the New World Order, A Recipe for War or Peace’ was held in Malaysia. This was organized by Perdana Global Peace Foundation.
At July 16, 2018 he was speaker at the “Criminalising war: Gaza” conference organized by Perdana Global Peace Foundation.
Mahathir himself wrote over 20 articles which were published at GlobalResearch.ca