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Michael Ross: Was Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 headed for Asia’s Twin Towers?
National Post ^ | March 10, 2014 | Michael Ross

Posted on 03/10/2014 4:46:41 PM PDT by rickmichaels

Last November, I flew out of Kuala Lumpur on a flight to China on a Boeing 777. It was a smooth, uneventful flight that left on time — a delightfully common occurrence in this part of the world.

It was dark, and I recall gazing out my window at the dazzling image of Kuala Lumpur below. I particularly remember seeing the massive, 88-floor Petronas Twin Towers glowing amidst the landscape of the city.

This memory came back to me when I heard about the disappearance of Malaysian Airways flight MH370, and subsequent reports that the missing Beijing-bound jet may have turned back toward Kuala Lumpur before vanishing, 40 minutes into its flight. The flight had entered Vietnamese airspace by the time the plane crashed. Were it experiencing a technical issue, the pilots would have continued north toward nearby Ho Chi Minh Airport.

The chief of the Malaysian Air Force is quoted as saying in a crowded press conference that, “The military radar indicated that the aircraft may have made a turn back and in some parts, this was corroborated by civilian radar.”

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: malaysia; mh370; planecrash

1 posted on 03/10/2014 4:46:41 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

It’s possible but it would be pure speculation without access to the radar log.


2 posted on 03/10/2014 4:54:35 PM PDT by fso301
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To: rickmichaels

Interesting question!

I keep wondering why a terrorist (if that’s what it was) would choose this route, or city of origin or destination? I thought maybe KL is know for lax security, for instance - but your question raises other possibilities.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 4:55:17 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rickmichaels

Seems possible.Kuala Lumpur has one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world...a pretty juicy target.Not as juicy as New York,London or Tokyo but perhaps an easier one.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 4:56:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: bigbob

When I flew into KL, I found the airport fascinating. The ENTRY experience was glorious and beautiful. Well-though out.

The exit experience was somewhere between LaGuardia and Mumbai.

they paid a lot more attention to greeting you well, than sending you off well.


5 posted on 03/10/2014 4:58:08 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Blueflag

Been in the Petronas Towers...quite impressive.


6 posted on 03/10/2014 5:00:47 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: rickmichaels

Not a bad theory. Some have asked — if it was a terrorist attack then why hasn’t anyone claimed credit? Credit for what? This could have been an attack that failed that they wish to carry out at a later date.

Of course everything is speculation right now.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 5:01:27 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk; stylecouncilor

It sure wasn’t passengers on their cell phones, as in the vicinity of Vietnam there would have been service available.

I’d still guess explosive decompression over Vietnam’s central highlands. It could readily have come down out there without anyone seeing it. It’ll be found, but it’ll take awhile.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 5:09:30 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Gay State Conservative
Seems possible.Kuala Lumpur has one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world...a pretty juicy target.Not as juicy as New York,London or Tokyo but perhaps an easier one.

Considering the Islamist hellraising in Thailand at present, I would think Bangkok might be a target.
9 posted on 03/10/2014 5:12:19 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Nepeta

A threat had actually been made against Beijing the week before (after the train attack). It was relayed by French intelligence to Singapore, because the Chinese refused to listen to it. Maybe they should rethink that attitude.

That said, if it’s true that the plane turned around, I would suspect that some significant site in Kuala Lumpur may have been the target...


10 posted on 03/10/2014 5:18:25 PM PDT by livius
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To: rickmichaels

Why not just make up something with no evidence?


11 posted on 03/10/2014 5:20:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: rickmichaels

No.

The plane took off at 12:21am and flew 2 hours when it disappeared.

If it indeed was headed back it would have arrived at the towers before 5am.

What would be accomplished flying into empty buildings?


12 posted on 03/10/2014 5:21:45 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: onedoug
One report did mention 100 miles north of Ho Chi Mien City of a plane or meteor going down that night. Witnesses mentioned a fireball seen similar to a meteor.
13 posted on 03/10/2014 5:25:38 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rickmichaels
Ive been thinking this too..long haul flight that goes dark 30min after takeoff ...very 911...claims of one garble contact and plane may of turned back...we could have a flight 93 event ...fight over control of plane and went straight in to the sea before reaching target...because it does look like terrorism but no ones claiming it..you don't claim a failed mission because you tip your hand... was that day a special day for Islam?
14 posted on 03/10/2014 5:26:49 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: tophat9000

was that day a special day for Islam”...

darned good question

the islamic world is very fond of choosing specific dates in islamic of jihad history for thier cowardly evil deeds


15 posted on 03/10/2014 5:35:21 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: rickmichaels

Well, that’s the only speculation so far that has made sense to me. Some brave souls prevented this terrorist act, just like Flight 93.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 5:58:36 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: tophat9000

tophat, you’ve done it again ... plenty of links to that day March 9 regarding islam.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 6:00:34 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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some links to 7,8,9,10,11,12 relating to islam ... http://ask.metafilter.com/27058/Number-9


18 posted on 03/10/2014 6:07:20 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

March 9, according to wiki, was the date of mo’s last sermon before kicking.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 6:29:11 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site
mo sure was evil. No wonder Larry, Curly and Shemp didn't like mo. opps ... wrong mo.
20 posted on 03/10/2014 6:39:31 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: left that other site

I’m having a difficult time remember the exact date for this airline departure. Am thinking (without looking it up) was March 8 but have been wrong before. And please excuse my prior post to you. T’weren’t funny.


21 posted on 03/10/2014 6:42:53 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

That’s ok...I am a stooges fan so i got the joke. :-)


22 posted on 03/10/2014 6:47:28 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: no-to-illegals

I once looked up 9/11 and there were several very important things on that date (among them the Battle of Vienna!) and since mo’s followers have been pestering the rest of the planet for 1500 years, I am sure that there is a grievance that matches every day of the calender year.


23 posted on 03/10/2014 6:51:36 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: plain talk

Here’s an interesting theory. I read an article on the “Mirror” regarding the Iranian “Ali” who is supposed to have purchased the two tickets. Both of those guys with stolen passports were booked on to European locations which are pretty major airport hubs to to North American flights.

Other than some silly alleged Chinese group, no one has come forward as a logical perpetrator, should this be a terrorist act. The Mirror articles quotes a Malaysian government official as stating that false passport holders with explosives have been detained several times.

If this Asian region is a place to acquire the stolen passports, may it also be the place to acquire the explosives. I would suppose the shoes need to be sized and fitted. It “could be assumed”, these guys were on the way to a western European hub to fly to North America, but one of them had a early detonation. (Not the first time). It would seem strange that Iran would blow up a plane with Chinese citizens on route to China. They are rather close. Anyway, just a theory...


24 posted on 03/10/2014 6:54:47 PM PDT by Trapper6012
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To: left that other site
I am sure that there is a grievance that matches every day of the calender year.

That is/was a Great Thought. Am willing to say you are correct and if you aren't islam will find a way to prove you correct. No doubt here.

25 posted on 03/10/2014 6:57:25 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Trapper6012
Have seen initially that the travel agent was going to book to Qatar Airlines (sp?) but that flight became unavailable. May not mean anything but wonder where the other flight (the one not booked but was initial to be the flight but was removed by airline) was going?
26 posted on 03/10/2014 7:01:09 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Gamecock
The plane took off at 12:21am and flew 2 hours when it disappeared.

It took off at 00:41. The transponder signal was lost at 01:22, when it was at 6.920833, 103.578611. So, whatever happened or started happening, took place 41 minutes in, not two hours.

27 posted on 03/10/2014 7:39:20 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: no-to-illegals
One report did mention 100 miles north of Ho Chi Mien City of a plane or meteor going down that night.

Hundreds of miles north of the airplane's last known position.

28 posted on 03/10/2014 7:46:26 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

yep


29 posted on 03/10/2014 8:08:54 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Gamecock

The plane disappeared after 40 minutes, not two hours.


30 posted on 03/10/2014 8:45:48 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: cynwoody

OK, read the wrong article. But that strengthens my point.


31 posted on 03/11/2014 5:16:15 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Amberdawn

To 31.


32 posted on 03/11/2014 5:16:57 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: MeshugeMikey
Getting more interesting. .so now reports that the plane was tracked several hundreds miles after going coms dark..and from the east coast of Malaysia to the west coast of Malaysia..not to the nearest airport...its sounding like a hijack at minimum and more likely headed to a target..911 style
33 posted on 03/11/2014 10:42:37 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: tophat9000

Hijacked for one purpose or another indeed.


34 posted on 03/11/2014 11:20:22 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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