We do at least have a record of Russia's deliberate disinformation in portraying the conflict, so the idea they would invent and plant the story is consistent with their past behaviour.
I come from a country that was behind the Iron Curtain for a long time, from a very political family, so I am not naive about what can go on. I am reading this in English, Ukrainian (official) and Russian (official and Donbass) every day. A bit of Hungarian and Polish sometimes to see how they're taking it. I can see how much they differ from what you see in English anywhere, including their sites aimed at English audiences (which differ from domestic consumption sources). Good disinformation is not lies. Good disinformation is the truth, twisted. Sometimes triple twisted. But that way you can show (some selected) evidence.
And if you guys think something very similar is not happening on the English language side of things, you need to wake up and smell the coffee.
In a way the dezinformatsiya
process is very similar to the CT thought process. It has to start from something true and real. Think about it -- how far would they get with the chemtrail business, if there were no contrails?
could Truthers exist if WTC hadn't collapsed? You just take something real and twist the explanations.
Ideas spread both ways, too. For argument's sake let's say they DID decide to spread the (untrue) story about hiding behind planes. As a way of demonising the opposition. But they've done it publicly, right? and the opposition speaks the language, right? (Ukrainians in Government all speak Russian, the language of bureaucracy for 90 years there, even if they're not Russkiye
). What's to stop them saying "Heck, what a good idea. Hide behind jetliners. Why didn't we think of that before?" Self-fulfilling demonising.
But no. Reading blogs and tweets of soldiers on all sides (there are at least 5 different groups there), seeing what they say is going on, "they" didn't need to get bad ideas from Russia. "They" had/have plenty of their own. The foot soldiers of course are copping the generals' bad decisions as usual, and often scroungjng to get food, on both/all sides.
I know this is all off-topic. The topic is way too trivial really to bother with, just one drop of doubt on a sea of blood that will be flowing well into winter. This is not the site to discuss it on seriously, but let's at least not trivialise it.
(The attack was actually on Seleznivka, not Seminivka (of which there are two, ~500 and 1000 km from Slovyansk, not exactly neigbouring, better spelled Semenivka (Seminovka being a transliteration variant, same as you'll see Luhansk (closer to original pronunciation) and Lugansk (closer to spelling)).
Let's leave this now. Please.