Dutch intellectuals apologize to Putin for MH17, Syria, Ukraine lies

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    Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine...
    Wednesday, 27 August 2014

    A letter sent by a prominent Dutch Professor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has attracted much media attention in Europe. The letter was written by Professor Cees Hamelink and signed by dozens of Dutch intellectuals and professors. Below is the letter in its entirety.

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    Dear Mr. President Putin,

    Please accept our apologies on behalf of a great many people here in the Netherlands for our Government and our Media. The facts concerning MH17 are twisted to defame you and your country.

    We are powerless onlookers, as we witness how the Western Nations, led by the United States, accuse Russia of crimes they commit themselves more than anybody else. We reject the double standards that are used for Russia and the West. In our societies, sufficient evidence is required for a conviction. The way you and your Nation are convicted for 'crimes' without evidence, is ruthless and despicable.

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    Re: Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Uk

    @katsung47, your first link is not working.

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    Professor Cees Hamelink- Letter to Putin
    By: Support Independent Media
    2014-09-01


    " It’s unfortunately true, that our media have lost all independence and are just mouthpieces for the Powers that Be."

    Professor Cees Hamelink from the Netherlands is a breath of fresh air compared to the propaganda media that has taken a grip on the west. He recently wrote to Mr. Putin. -I have closely followed the situations both in Syria and now in the Donbass region of Ukraine and the views he has expressed in the letter, reflect many of my own.


    As Hamelink has said, Mr. Putin has not once, but twice, had the very heavy burden of steering the world away from what could possibly explode into a world war of catastrophic proportions. He is a shining example of reason and diplomatic integrity in the face of the media, which these days appears to be more intent on tabloid, inflammatory headlines than on reporting the truth.-
    Hamelink's letter recently appeared on the web site-Veterans Today, with additional commentary from Mr.Jim Dean.--


    My deepest respect and admiration extends to both Mr. Hamelink and Mr. Dean, both of whom have taken it upon themselves personally, to speak the truth. I- like Mr. Hamelink, extend my apologies to both Mr. Putin and the Russian Federation. Many people around the world, far more than it is realized, concur with everything that Mr. Hamelink has said.-


    Here is his letter:-

    Dear Mr. President Putin,

    Please accept our apologies on behalf of a great many people here in the Netherlands for our Government and our Media. The facts concerning MH17 are twisted to defame you and your country.

    We are powerless onlookers, as we witness how the Western Nations, led by the United States, accuse Russia of crimes they commit themselves more than anybody else. We reject the double standards that are used for Russia and the West. In our societies, sufficient evidence is required for a conviction. The way you and your Nation are convicted for ‘crimes’ without evidence, is ruthless and despicable.

    You have saved us from a conflict in Syria that could have escalated into a World War. The mass killing of innocent Syrian civilians through gassing by ‘Al---Qaeda’ terrorists, trained and armed by the US and paid for by Saudi Arabia, was blamed on Assad. In doing so, the West hoped public opinion would turn against Assad, paving the way for an attack on Syria.

    Not long after this, Western forces have built up, trained and armed an ‘opposition’ in the Ukraine, to prepare a coup against the legitimate Government in Kiev. The putschists taking over were quickly recognized by Western Governments. They were provided with loans from our tax money to prop their new Government up.

    The people of the Crimea did not agree with this and showed this with peaceful demonstrations. Anonymous snipers and violence by Ukrainian troops turned these demonstrations into demands for independence from Kiev. Whether you support these separatist movements is immaterial, considering the blatant Imperialism of the West.

    Russia is wrongly accused, without evidence or investigation, of delivering the weapons systems that allegedly brought down MH17. For this reason Western Governments claim they have a right to economically pressure Russia.

    We, awake citizens of the West, who see the lies and machinations of our Governments, wish to offer you our apologies for what is done in our name. It’s unfortunately true, that our media have lost all independence and are just mouthpieces for the Powers that Be.

    Because of this, Western people tend to have a warped view of reality and are unable to hold their politicians to account.

    Our hopes are focused on your wisdom. We want Peace. We see that Western Governments do not serve the people but are working towards a New World Order. The destruction of sovereign nations and the killing of millions of innocent people is, seemingly, a price worth paying for them, to achieve this goal.

    We, the people of the Netherlands, want Peace and Justice, also for and with Russia.



    We hope to make clear that the Dutch Government speaks for itself only. We pray our efforts will help to diffuse the rising tensions between our Nations.

    Sincerely,

    Professor Cees Hamelink

    Professor Cees Hamelink- Letter to Putin | News24
     
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    Re: Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Uk

    The report has been denied by Dutch media. Professor Kees Hamelink did not write the letter.

    Opmerking: Deze brief is NIET door Professor Cees Hamelink geschreven noch tot op heden door hem ondertekend! Deze brief is vele malen gecopieerd op andere websites die geen toestemming hebben gevraagd. Velen daarvan hebben professor Cees Hamelink als schrijver neergezet. Wij hebben hier geen verantwoordelijkheid voor en nemen daar afstand van.


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