The U.S. Has Repeatedly Lied About Satellite Photographs as a Justification for WarSubmitted by kevink on Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:05
The U.S. government claims that satellite photographs prove Russian separatists are responsible for the shootdown of the Malaysian airplane over Ukraine, and that Russia has fired artillery into Ukraine.
Russia claims that the photos are fake.
While we don't have the necessary expertise to know who's right, it's worth noting that the U.S. government has repeatedly been caught lying about satellite photos as a basis for war.
For example, the U.S. lied about satellite photographs in the run up to the first Gulf War. The Christian Science Monitor reported in 2002:
And the same thing happened in the first Gulf War. The Christian Science Monitor reported in 2002:
When George H. W. Bush ordered American forces to the Persian Gulf to reverse Iraq's August 1990 invasion of Kuwait part of the administration case was that an Iraqi juggernaut was also threatening to roll into Saudi Arabia.