Having a hypothesis can lead to making pieces of info fit to prove it. Is that what has happened in the case of missing Malaysian Flight MH370? Is there more to the story than what Australian Searchers want either us or, themselves to believe? Is the plane at the bottom of the Southern Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles west of Perth, or could it be somewhere else, part of a plot that authorities would dismiss as simply “a conspiracy theory”?
Eleven Al Qaeda terrorist group members have been arrested in Kuala Lumpur and are being interrogated over the disappearance of Flight MH370. They are a new branch of the terrorist group, operating out of Malaysia, planning terrorist bomb attacks on Muslim countries. International investigators, including the FBI and MI6 have asked that militants be interrogated and, an officer of the Malaysian Counter Terrorism Division has stated that there may be a link between the missing flight and a terrorism plot. Malaysia has been a base for several terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda of 9/11 fame. Coincidence? Maybe but, can we discount this possibility or, should we be taking it seriously while Australian searchers continue to comb the bottom of the Southern Indian Ocean for a plane that has allegedly crashed, leaving no debris, no traces and no real signs that a crash has occurred? Could the Boeing 777 have been the target of a theft for use as another missile like the planes used in 9/11?
A short, 5 page report was released to the public by Malaysia this week that contained the voice recording of the last vocal communications between the control tower in Kuala Lumpur and the pilots of 370.
What followed was an account of a 4 hour delay in seeking rescue for a missing Boeing 777 and it’s 239 passengers and crew.
Directly at sign-off from Kuala Lumpur at 1:19 a.m., pilots were to be handed over to Ho Chi Minh’s towers and to check in with their air traffic control. That’s when the plane dropped off of radar and communications and time began to be lost in finding the whereabouts of 370.
Seventeen minutes elapsed before Ho Chi Minh began to question where 370 was and why they hadn’t had communications from the expected hand-off to them. Neither Kuala Lumpur nor, Ho Chi Minh “noticed” the absence of the plane in that time frame and therefore, didn’t “act” upon the lack of the plane.
It was 1:38 a.m. before Ho Chi Minh finally noted that “verbal contact was not established” and conversations between the two towers began to take place about earlier radar blips, speaking every few minutes.
This is where it becomes questionable. At 2:03 a.m., Malaysian controllers assure Ho Chi Minh falsely, that 370 was over Cambodian air space, giving the false assurance that Kuala Lumpur was tracking the plane. Vietnamese air traffic controllers then tried to verify the information with Cambodian ATCs. Malaysia then assured that it had been able to “exchange signals with the flight,” in Cambodian air space. False again.
An hour later, Vietnamese found the flaws in Malaysia’s story because 370 wasn’t set to fly over Cambodian air space and there was no communication or information on the long missing plane.
While Malaysia kept in contact with ATC’s, at 2:35, they gave out yet another false but, reassuring message. The plane was “in normal condition based on signal download,” which placed it off the coast of Vietnam. Not true, obviously but, it made it seem that 370 was on track towards Beijing as planned.
An hour later, at 3:30 a.m., Malaysia finally said, in a new message: “The flight tracker information was based on flight projection and not reliable for aircraft positioning.”
Throughout this time, controllers in Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City were in contact with each other and the airline. Kuala Lumpur air traffic control contacted counterparts in Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing.
Finally, at 5:20 a.m., some over 4 hours and several false messages later, Kuala Lumpur deemed that the plane had “never left Malaysian air space.”
Ten minutes after that, contact with the rescue co-ordination center were initiated by Malaysia.
It gets more confusing and curious. Malaysia’s military had tracked the plane as it headed back across Malaysia in a westerly direction. However, that was only discovered “after the fact” in a play-back of the radar recordings. Malaysia has not made it public about when that happened and doesn’t detail the military’s role nor, involvement in this scenario. Strange? Yes.
The entire short, anemic report can be READ HERE.
The possibility of a plot to hijack 370, hatched by the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, by an admission by Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, has bolstered the potential that the Boeing 777’s communications systems had been deliberately switched off “by someone on the plane”. All of this is leaving a huge question mark behind a lot of things involved in this case, including Malaysia’s actions or lack of them.
While some have defended Malaysia of having been “naïve” or “unprepared” for such a catastrophic event, it’s clear to most thinking minds that something was amiss in Malaysia’s actions. The false info given to other ATCs, the 4 hours of lapsed time before it even considers the plane missing, the excuses of knowing an un-identified plane was crossing its country but, deeming it “friendly appearing” and no action taken, no search for a missing plane that had fallen off the communications fields and much more, make it seem as though Malaysia may have had some knowledge of what was happening to MH370. For what reason, we don’t know yet. However, it is increasingly becoming obvious that there was more to this story than what Malaysia is letting out or, better stated, perhaps hiding.
While only my opinion and certainly not fact, it’s possible that Flight MH370 is somewhere else and the passengers and crew may still be alive somewhere, held as hostages. It’s equally possible that Malaysia knows or suspects that 370 is part of a terrorist plot. It may even have let things slide as the plane crossed back over the peninsula and purposefully, didn’t deem it missing for those many hours for reasons that only they know. Again, these are only my own personal opinions based on these emerging facts but, something is rotten in Malaysia from my little corner of life.