It seems to me a pretty good general rule that those who prevent an impartial investigation of an important, historic event which remains unexplained have something to hide.
For example, the investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy was skewed by Lyndon Baines Johnson, not because LBJ ordered the killing but because he wanted to conceal the Cuban connection to the presumed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Johnson told his biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin that the facts of Oswald’s contacts with the Cuban government would if revealed produce an irresistible demand that the US go to war with Cuba, as an act of revenge. So he pressured the resulting cover-up.
As another example, the investigation into the genesis of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9-11-2001 was laughably unserious: the folks who had the most to lose from an searching examination of their failure to detect the conspiracy were the ones running the supposed investigation.
We now have this:
Russia calls for OSCE probe into Kiev sniper deaths
(AFP) – 1 day ago
Moscow — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday called for an OSCE investigation into who was behind the deaths of dozens of people in Kiev last month in attacks by snipers, saying the truth could no longer be “covered up”.
Lavrov’s comments came after Estonia’s top diplomat told EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a phone call leaked this weak that the then-Ukrainian opposition to president Viktor Yanukovych may have been involved in the attacks.
“The latest information about the so-called snipers case can no longer be covered up,” Lavrov told a news conference in Moscow with his Tajik counterpart.
“We have proposed that the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) takes up an objective investigation of this and we will ensure there is justice.
“There have been too many lies, and this lie has been used too long to push European public opinion in the wrong direction, contrary to the objective facts.”
Western states have blamed Yanukovych’s now disbanded elite riot police force for much of the killing that rocked in Kiev in February.
However Russia has strongly emphasised the leaked phone call between Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Ashton as evidence for its argument that the new post-Yanukovych government in Kiev is made up of dangerous extremists.
Lavrov’s call for a full probe indicates that this is an issue Russia will not allow to drop, risking new tensions with the West.
So, is the new government in Ukraine calling for an investigation? Is Obama or Merkel doing so? Why not?