Tha above images are, according to Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, satellite photos proving there are Russian artillery systems stationed near the town of Lomuvatka, about 20 kilometers northeast of Debaltsevo. (See link.)
Take a close look and see if you see what I see … splotches. See now how our propaganda system functions. The image becomes what authority figures say it is. According to Pyatt, “we are confident these are Russian military, not separatist, systems.” Take special note of his word, “confident,” as in “confidence game.”
On the right-hand side of the photo, next to the “N” indicator, if you look closely, you will also see the Brooklyn Bridge, currently for sale.
The Russians play tit for tat.
“These materials were posted to Twitter not by accident, as their authenticity is impossible to prove – due to the absence of the attribution to the exact area, and an extremely low resolution. Let alone using them as ‘photographic evidence'” according to Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry.
But it’s a confidence game, and those Americans who believe what they are told with complete lack of guile and utter simple trust in authority will believe that the gray splotches are exactly what Pyatt claims they are. His job is far too easy.
“It’s no secret to anyone that fakes like this are made by a group of US counselors staying in the Kiev building of the Security Council, led by General Randy Kee,” says Konashenkov, showing that two sides can play the same game.