A Russian newspaper posted an audio tape on its website that purports to reveal two U.S. spies plotting to bring down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine last year.
One hitch: The conversations are so stilted and oddly worded that they have been widely dismissed by native English-speakers as obviously fake.
The two men alleged to be Americans, identified by Komsomolskaya Pravda in its Wednesday posting as David Hamilton and David Lloyd Stern, speak with accents and in words and phrases that resemble Russian manners of speaking that have been translated into English and read from a script.
"Hello. How are the preparations?" the voice identified as...