Flight 370–Not Flying; Not Found!
Originally posted on March 14, 2014 @ 8:23 PM
Flight 370–No Wreckage?! No Plane! Blame Humans!
Flight 370, MH370, the Malaysia Airlines B777-200ER en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, PRC (Peoples' Republic of China) has vanished. There has been some sort of UFO report, but this post is no claim of a UFO-related disappearance. Rather this is a look at the knowns, plus some angles yet to make the news, in an attempt to make sense of the incredible. Granted, this may send some of my critics into shock, since they'll doubtless expect me to invoke some exotic otherworldly explanation. Oh well.
Flight 370 vs a Vietnamese SA-2 Surface-to-Air Missile?
As noted in the first link, there were 153 Chinese citizens (of 239 total) aboard Flight 370, and China and Vietnam, among others, happen to be feuding over the highly contested by many, resource rich, Spratly Islands. Knowledgeable not-for-attribution US military-intelligence sources indicated serious thought was given to the possibility that the SRV (Socialist Republic of Vietnam) may've downed Flight 370 with an S-75 Dvina/SA-2 GUIDELINE surface-to-air missile (SAM). The SAM would've been fired from one of the Vietnamese controlled islands (under MH370's flight path) in the Spratly Islands as a kind of covert warfare move and a bloody signal to China enough was enough when it came to disputes over the
Spratly Islands. Restated, the putative SAM launch and downing of Flight 370 was interpreted as potentially being a warning to China to back off. So seriously was this scenario considered that the US applied the kinds of bleeding edge surveillance technology only it possesses to determine whether there was any evidence the SRV had, in fact, engaged and shot down the plane. Not only was there no such evidence found, but the most determined of searches, by numerous means, on the US end have reportedly found no trace of the disappeared aircraft. Maybe the searchers are looking in the wrong place?
Flight 370–Telltale Telemetry
Okay. From everything we can tell, there's no evidence Flight 370 crashed in the South China Sea area. That's based not just on US searches, either. China, Vietnam, Malaysia and six other nations are looking as well. No MH370. Those of you who skipped the last link may wish to pay attention, for this is quite the plot twist. Flight 370 may've disappeared, but its engines kept talking. For four hours afterward!
E.T. may've tried to phone home in the blockbuster film, but the Roll-Royce Spey engines on the disappeared bird were already on the horn and stayed there. Malaysian officials are widely reported as taking flak for denying there was any telemetry sent. Why engine telemetry? Rolls-Royce is vitally interested in the performance of its engines, so the huge high bypass engines talked to Rolls-Royce via a special satellite link, sending their vitals back for continuous analysis. This snazzy technical brochure explains the workings of the firm's UNIVERS (Uninterruptable Inductive powered Radiotelemetry System) Telemetry System. UNIVERS is on the air every time a Rolls-Royce engined passenger jet starts engines. Am told, too, that the Rolls-Royce engineers can easily distinguish an engine warming up from one in flight.
Regardless, this activity is quotidian, routine, therefore unremarkable. It is separate and distinct from integrated real time, all system, telemetry packages which cost $3/minute and broadcast precisely what famous/notorious aircraft black boxes (flight data recorders, which are fluorescent orange) store.
Considered too costly by the airlines before the Flight 370 disappearance, it's reasonable to expect prompt review of that decision by all international carriers. Integrated telemetry systems are expensive, to be sure, but vastly cheaper to operate than the cost of even one lawsuit! As word of this astounding new development spread globally, overloaded military and civilian minds alike began wrestling with an all but unfathomable search problem. MH 370 could potentially be anywhere in a 2200 nautical mile radius!
Now, there's news the US Navy is officially extending its search, via the USS KIDD, into the Indian Ocean. That may prove to be of profound significance. India has also joined the search there.
And while most people wouldn't casually entertain the notion, China has recon satellites (called something else, of course), which can cover the regions of interest. Here's a piece on the ZY-1 high resolution digital imaging satellite. And this is a broader perspective on the Chinese recon satellite effort. Interestingly, China asserts its satellites have found wreckage of Flight 370 near the tip of Vietnam, but amid considerable excitement, even the Chinese seem to be waffling about their discovery. This despite official release of satellite images to back their claims. Chinese uncertainty not withstanding, Vietnam's sending out planes to check.
Flight 370 Hijacked?
The jury's still out on this one, but we do know a few things. Before the matter made mainstream news, insiders had already informed JKI that two aboard had falsified passports, later found to conceal not two Iranian terrorists, but two Iranians seeking a better life. By cutting some legal corners. It's true that the military-intelligence community did carefully examine the Iranian angle, but there is presently no evidence Iran did anything.
Did al Qaeda Do It?
Another obvious candidate consists of AQ (al Qaeda) and its various offshoots and splinter groups. These radical Muslims consider Malaysia to be too secular and have absolutely no love for China, which is ruthlessly suppressing the efforts by the mostly Muslim Uighur people to break away from China, as a result of both religious and cultural oppression. Breaking away from China might (note conditional) work with Chinese cooperation, since it would rid China of a major headache. But there is no way China is ever going to let anyone, never mind the nonChinese Uighur, waltz away with an energy rich province.
In an unusual development, the Taliban are honored to host, in forbidding Waziristan province and other Pakistan sanctuaries, the Uighur Muslim fighters whose organization is responsible for the Kunming railroad station knife attack which killed 29 and injured around 100 people. Uighurs don't like guns much and prefer more direct and intimate means of taking the fight to the foe. There may be no official fatwa, but China is absolutely the target of Muslim wrath. As Abdullah Mansour, leader of the outlaw Turkestan Islamic Party, told Reuters in a challenging interview, “China is not only our enemy, but it is the enemy of all Muslims … We have plans for many attacks in China,” he said, speaking in the Uighur language through an interpreter.” There have been no demands issued for ransom, nor has there been any kind of celebration of a great victory over the hated enemy of Islam. While it's true the militant Uighur don't generally claim credit and seldom post videos, their jihadi Muslim brethren are by no means so circumspect, as hordes of videos posted to the Net instantly show.
Even Stranger Possibilities
We know that, shortly before Malaysian air traffic control lost contact with Flight 370, the plane executed a sharp left turn and began heading west. Does China, the presumptive target of any hijacking or similar criminal action taken against MH370, have any enemies over that way? Ever heard of India? India and China have clashed repeatedly, even fought outright war (1962 Sino-Indian War), over the disputed territories known as Aksai Chin and Arunachai Pradesh. “But India's aiding the search, so it can't possibly be involved in an incident which might well trigger a war, right?” What better cover could there be, were India involved? Mind, there's no evidence that India did anything, but it's certainly arguable the possibility exists.
Might the Chinese government, were the notional scenario true, then quietly make certain territorial concessions to India to get all those people back–without losing face before the world via public admission? Might not China and India both find it of advantage to handle things this way? Should we watch for a softening of the Chinese position on the disputed territories? Hmm. And if the story somehow, despite draconian security measures on both ends, leaked, well, that's what official denials are for!
Most people don't know it, but India has its own Area 51 equivalent, near the military-technical brain trust Pune. Read about it in UFOs, Antigravity, Vimanas & Mystics, which is available on JKI. Rest assured, a facility in which black program research is being conducted would have no trouble hiding an airliner. Further, the Boeing 777, unlike the monstrous Airbus A380 which requires 15′ thick concrete extended and widened runways to operate from, can land not only at any airport rated for jet liners, but also the sorts of dry lake beds some here know of at places like Muroc Dry Lake Bed at Edwards Air Force Base in California or Groom Dry Lake in Nevada. Enormous clamshell thrust reversers would allow the B 777-200ER to land, but not necessarily depart from, even runways most would consider unlikely.
Some have already mooted the possibility that Flight 370 may not be the victim of terrorists or covert operations by a nation seeking leverage against its mortal foe, but rather the target of the kind of arch criminality associated with technothrillers and James Bond films. Presumably, such a scenario would involve elaborate planning, thorough technical understanding of a host of matters, excellent security and a willingness to risk all on the score of a lifetime.
Unless we wish to posit a succession of technical failures which just happened to successively knock out no less than six (6) separate emitters which would've allowed Flight 370 to be tracked (revealed by an aviation expert on the “PBS News Hour” 03/14/14), then maybe we need to entertain the possibility, no matter how bizarre, that the stuff of bestsellers might actually be true.
If this is the case, would the global public ever learn the truth? Were one nation to cut a deal with the criminals for the release of its people, would the other nations ever know? Admittedly, that's a lot to contemplate, but Before It's News has come up with a bunch of new angles. It argues Flight 370's disappearance, handled by highly classified electronic means, is tied to cyber warfare and espionage. Evidently, the plane had 20+ high tech types aboard, including officials from two Chinese firms banned from the US as National Security risks.
So, was it the US trying to snag Chinese involved in highly effective technical espionage against the US; the Chinese trying to grab our techno types, or other parties acting to seize both? JKI's highly sensitive US contacts have confirmed there is indeed a major spook aspect to the disappearance of Flight 370, aptly characterized as “a big can of worms with wings.”