MH17: Recording of CIA agents ‘conspiring to bring down flight’ ridiculed after errors expose it as Russian propaganda

As tales of high-stakes espionage go, it is a bit more Carry On Spying than John le Carré. An audio recording purporting to be two American CIA agents conspiring to bring down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has been ridiculed online, after a series of embarrassing errors exposed it as poorly made Russian propaganda.

The seven-minute recording is presented as being a series of bugged telephone conversations between two secret operatives, but the stilted greetings and cumbersome dialogue suggest that both men are reading from a script and are unfamiliar with the English language.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Where is Melissa McCarthy when you need her?

  • There was a time when Russians were good at this lying thing.

  • Clink9


  • Minicapt

    Could have been the State Department …


  • Ho Hum

    Obviously this recording is propaganda but how can we be sure that this is Russian propaganda as opposed to disinformation from Kiev intelligence agents or the CIA (or U.S. State Dept). Since the recording is so patently fake whoever released it obviously wanted the recording to be easily discredited and hence discredit the notion that Kiev (with or without CIA / State Department involvement) was responsible for the downing of MH17.

    According to “The Independent” the recording was uploaded to a Russian tabloid website “Komsomolskaya Pravda” earlier this week and it featured two men – one who is name David Hamilton.

    A google search of this website for “David Hamilton” returns NO results!

    Fleet Street has been engaged in twisted MH17 coverage lately and this looks like more of the same to me.

  • simus1

    The target audience would be third world anti American boobs who wouldn’t have a clue anyway. Putin is very sensitive about this outrage because his minions were closely involved. The most plausible theory still is that there was a low level Ukraine fighter bomber target acquired by the radar and by the time the order to fire came the system saw two targets and went for the much larger and higher airliner. No doubt the suggestion that they were all drunk at the time is just an unfair stereotype