The Russia Today network has released a new half-hour video, “MH-17: The Untold Story.” Uploaded to YouTube on October 22, 2014, the documentary explores what may have caused the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014.
The accompanying text to the YouTube upload of “MH-17: The Untold Story” reads as follows:
Three months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was violently brought down from the skies over Ukraine, there are still no definitive answers to what caused the tragedy. Civil conflict in the area prevented international experts from conducting a full and thorough investigation. The wreckage should have been collected and scrupulously re-assembled to identify all the damage, but this standard investigative procedure was never carried out. Until that’s done, evidence can only be gleaned from pictures of the debris, the flight recorders or black boxes and eye-witnesses’ testimonies. This may be enough to help build a picture of what really happened to the aircraft, whether a rocket fired from the ground or gunfire from a military jet.
The “tragedy gave the U.S. State Department the emotional leverage to get the European Union to impose tougher economic sanctions on Russia, touching off a trade war that has edged Europe toward a new recession.” 
The truly paranoid might say the MH-17 crash was arranged for the purpose of promoting economic sanctions. More down-to-earth theorizing points to “The Shock Doctrine”, a theory that “leaders exploit crises to push through controversial exploitative policies while citizens are too emotionally and physically distracted by disasters or upheavals to mount an effective resistance.”  In other words, something went terribly wrong with Flight MH-17 and leaders merely used the crisis as a tool. This “Shock Doctrine” was succinctly summed up by Rahm Emanuel: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” 
The RT documentary, “MH-17: The Untold Story”, leans towards the theory that an air-to-air missile hit the doomed flight and it was finished off by a 30-mm cannon. The theory rushed into judgment by Washington, DC was that a Buk surface-to-air missile fired by pro-Russian separatists caused the tragedy. This theory suggested that Russia was ultimately to blame and therefore economic sanctions were justified.
Not covered in the RT documentary is the theory that the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a botched attempt by extremists in the Ukrainian government to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin whose aircraft was returning from South America the same day. In other words, bumbling Ukrainians may have hit the wrong plane. Robert Parry, who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s, explored this Putin assassination theory in his August 8, 2014 report, “Was Putin Targeted for Mid-Air Assassination?”
Parry has provided several groundbreaking reports which probe the Flight MH-17 tragedy. His latest report, dated October 20, 2014, challenges part of the Buk surface-to-air missile theory. The offending Buk battery did not come from Russia, but “came from a Ukrainian military base, according to a report by the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel.” This weapon was allegedly captured by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine who then used it against Flight MH-17. 
However let us recall the situation of “Bought Journalism” in Germany. Udo Ulfkotte, a veteran reporter who wrote for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, came clean and admitted he was secretly on the payroll of U.S. intelligence. His book, Bought Journalism, a bestseller in Germany, is not yet available in an English-language version. Udo Ulfkotte claimed many German journalists are on the payroll of U.S. intelligence. What about Der Spiegel? The German news outlet’s report forms the basis of the new version of “Buk missiles captured from Ukraine.” But what if some of Der Spiegel‘s writers are only paid propagandists? (Further background: “Bought Journalism” Update, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, October 6, 2014.)
So who can we trust? Der Spiegel? John Kerry? Russia Today? “Who Then Do We Believe?” asks a book, by Andrei K. Golitsyn, available only in a Russian-language version, which reportedly ridicules supposedly conclusive DNA evidence regarding the seemingly complete disappearance of the Russian imperial family in July 1918. Can Russia Today, or anyone else, report to us about THAT?
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 “Germans Clear Russia in MH-17 Case”, by Robert Parry. Consortium News, October 20, 2014. http://consortiumnews.com/2014/10/20/germans-clear-russia-in-mh-17-case/
 “The Shock Doctrine”, Wikipedia, October 23, 2014.