Skip to comments.Interpol probes more suspect passports from missing flight
Posted on 03/09/2014 10:34:25 AM PDT by bryan999
ROME (Reuters) - Interpol is investigating more suspect passports used to board a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in addition to two European ones that were falsely used by unidentified passengers, the global police agency said on Sunday.
An Italian man and an Austrian man were falsely listed as passengers on Beijing-bound flight MH370, which disappeared after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur early on Saturday with 239 people aboard.
Authorities later confirmed the two men - Austrian Christian Kozel and Italian Luigi Maraldi - were not on the plane, and their passports had been stolen in Thailand within the last two years.
An Interpol spokeswoman said a check of all documents used to board the plane had revealed more "suspect passports" that were being further investigated.
She was unable to give further information on the number of documents or the country they related to.
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Regardless of the abnormalities of passports, etc. If there is no credible claim of responsibility by Muslim Terrorists that includes evidence, then their purpose is defeated. Chalk it up to an accident, equipment failure, human error - any of that.
China is being attacked by Islamic terrorists. First the train station massacre and now this China bound jet with mostly Chinese passengers. It will be interesting to see how the Chinese react.
I’m flabbergasted that a stolen passport, reported as required, doesn’t raise flags on an international flight!
You’d think if you had your passport stolen and reported it, then it would be flagged just like people on the no-fly list are flagged. I don’t get it.
Some countries are not yet concerned about terrorism because they believe they will not be targeted.
Maybe it was “de-flagged” somehow.
For those who bitch about the TSA and airline security in the U.S., this incident should provide food for thought.
“It” being the passport(s).
I’m sure the various Islamic terrorist groups around the world have sophisticated programmers on their payrolls who can hack into passport databases and modify and remove entries.
Eventually, there will be a conspiracy theory that all the passports were fake, no one was on the plane and it wasn’t even a plane that took off from Kuala Lumpur, but a gsuided missile drone disguised as a Boeing 777 that struck a secret target in the Philippine jungle.
It could be a jihad of one Muzzie.
Plane was full of “immigrants”.
Uighers in western China have no need to make sensational media claims of responsibility. To think otherwise shows a western lack of understanding into how Chinese systems work.
This isn’t Al Qaeda. They are not looking to “terrorize” anyone. They are looking to kill Han. To claim responsibility would incite massive reprisals against them in all of China’s minority zones.
They will stay quiet.
Like 9/11 you mean?
Thank you for your perspective.
I hope your wife’s family is safe.
Malaysia is certainly not Somalia, but it is an center of trade and travel between SE Asia and the Middle East where Muslim terrorists can easily hide and operate.
And a few other countries with a majority population of a terrorist persuasion quietly abet, if not actually aid.
Thank you and God Bless
Your post is completely offensive. Americans aren’t ‘bitching’ about TSA. They are voicing valid complaints about having their private parts groped, handicapped and elderly people being humiliated- their colostomy bags being squeezed, diapers being mocked and children being groped while burka clad muslims sail through without being subject to any further scrutiny.
HINT- ISLAMIC TERRORISTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HEIGHTENED SECURITY BUT AREN’T BEING SUBJECT TO IT.
I hear these claims all the time but I think it's more urban myth.
I travel for business probably 20 times a year and I have never had a bad experience with TSA - except the long waits and the grouchy people I have to stand in line with.
No burquas or colostomy bags, but I’ve seen men with rag-wrapped heads waved on to planes, after which little old ladies in wheelchairs were basically frisked before being allowed on to the jetway. My three cats were inspected for five minutes by TSA but swarthy freaks weren’t given a second look. And the most I fly is twice a year.
Here are two examples. Not sure why you didn’t google it yourself.
From the article you linked, here is an excerpt below explaining why the burka-clad women would not be exempt from a security screening here in the U.S.A.
In the United States there will be nothing to change because, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) because the agency will not allow airline passengers to get out of body imaging screening or pat-downs based on their religious beliefs.
leapfrog0202 wrote: “Im flabbergasted that a stolen passport, reported as required, doesnt raise flags on an international flight!... “
This is totally insane! Reading the entire article at the link above reveals:
A) Interpol states that no inquiries were ever made to their database of stolen/missing passports about the two European names falsely used to board the plane.
B) The database is NOT available the Airlines, only to police and other security officials.
C) Most countries do NOT even use the database to verify whether travelers are using stolen travel documents.
I read a news article where a Malaysian Airline official in Beijing stated that the airline had no information about stolen passports being used, and went on to explain that the name of every passenger had been given to Chinese authorities who issued entry visas for them all before the flight even took off.
Why in the world would officials even ask for a passport if they are not even going to verify that it is valid?
Im a bit surprised that China would be so careless about issuing travel visas. They otherwise seem to be very strict when it comes to security.
Can find no official verification of this and some 4 years later, we have no instances of burka-clad women taking down airplanes. And if burka-clad women were allowed to "breeze through" TSA security, I'm sure we would have hundreds of photos and articles about it by now and we wouldn't have to reference Glen Beck from 2010.
Now I'm a right-winger myself but I take exception to unfounded claims like this being bandied about as fact because it damages the conservative movement and our credibility. Makes us look like fools.
Since 9/11, we have had ZERO incidents of terrorism from airplanes leaving U.S. airports. I think this speaks well of U.S. airport security and the TSA.
Now is the TSA perfect? Of course not. Do they make mistakes? Of course they do. In one of the earlier articles you linked about the man with the colostomy bag who was driven to tears, he got an apology from the chief of the TSA and measures were taken to correct procedures going forward.
With hundreds of millions of airline passengers to screen every year, you are going to have some unfortunate incidents. The fact that you have to do a deep internet search to uncover some of them speaks to how seldom they are.
I've traveled by plane maybe 200 times since 9/11 and I have never had a bad incident other than the aggravation of standing in lines and having to take my shoes off and all that. Yes, it's inconvenient and yes, I now drive my car to trips of 200 miles or less where I used to fly. However, we no longer have instances of planes being hijacked and slammed into NYC skyscrapers.
BTW, no retort from you on trying to use the Canadian incident as an example of TSA not doing their job. That ruins your credibility with me. Did you think that I wasn't going to click-through on that link?
First off, I am just hitting reply, not bothering to read your blowhard posts. No one cares about what you say except you. Plenty of Americans have been targeted by TSA while the protected shrouded get a pass.
Just leave me alone, you miserable, empty soul. Engage with someone who gives a sh!t about you, if there is anyone.
Just anecdotal, but my daughter (pretty, well-endowed teenager) has been pulled out for “special attention” twice in four flights. Once by a guy, once by a woman. Complete co-incidence I am sure /S
My husband was also pulled and ended up in “the room” one time, but that was due to some foil-wrapped hand sanitizer he had forgotten about, zipped in an inside jacket pocket. Oops.
If you are not able to defend your positions, then just stay in lurk mode and don't post here.
Normally I would go easier on you but came barreling into this thread with guns blazing (refer to #7) so I just felt compelled to put you in your place.