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Hunt for Mr Ali: Mystery Iranian businessman 'bought tickets used by men on stolen passports'
[UK] Mail Online ^ | March 10, 2014 | James Rush

Posted on 03/10/2014 9:54:48 AM PDT by thouworm

An Iranian businessman known only as Mr Ali is understood to have booked the tickets for the two passengers using the stolen passports of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane, it has emerged....

A Thai travel agent who arranged the tickets for the two passengers has now said she had booked them on the flight via Beijing because they were the cheapest tickets, it has been reported.

The travel agent in the resort of Pattaya said an Iranian business contact she knew only as 'Mr Ali' had asked her to book tickets for the two men on March 1.

She had initially booked them on other airlines but those reservations expired and on March 6, Mr Ali had asked her to book them again.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fakepassports; iran; malaysia; mh370; mrali; planecrash; stolenpassports; waronterror

1 posted on 03/10/2014 9:54:48 AM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm
Full Title:

Hunt for Mr Ali: Mystery Iranian businessman 'bought tickets used by men on stolen passports' who boarded doomed Malaysian Airlines flight to China

2 posted on 03/10/2014 9:55:49 AM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

We shall see....


3 posted on 03/10/2014 10:00:41 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: thouworm

Ali = Smith...brought to you by Captain Obvious


4 posted on 03/10/2014 10:03:25 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: thouworm

pretty scary


5 posted on 03/10/2014 10:04:03 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Amberdawn; BubbaJunebug; Beowulf9
Related thread (more info):

Paper reveals Iranian-link in ticket purchase for passengers with stolen passports

"The Financial Times exclusively reported that a Thai travel agent who booked the tickets for the men said she had been asked to make the travel arrangements by an Iranian contact.

Travel agent Benjaporn Krutnait, booked the tickets through a business contact whom she only knew as "Mr Ali". She said that his first request to book cheap tickets to Europe for the two men was made on March 1.

She told The Financial Times that it was quite common for people to book tickets through middlemen who then retake a commission.

Ali had asked for the cheapest route to Europe for his clients and did not mention the specific booking Kuala Lumpur-Beijing - unlikely behaviour by would-be terrorists.

Benjaporn initially reserved one of the men on a Qatar Airways flight and the other on Etihad. But the tickets expired when Benjaporn did not hear back from Ali.

The Financial Times said when Ali contacted her again on Thursday, she rebooked the men on the Malaysia Airlines flight through Beijing because it was the cheapest available.

A friend of Ali paid Benjaporn cash for the tickets, the paper reported, adding that there is no evidence that Ali knew the two men were travelling on stolen passports.

Benjaporn made the bookings through a China Southern Airlines office in Bangkok.

The two passengers were supposed to fly from Beijing to Amsterdam on Saturday. The passenger travelling as "Luigi Maraldi" was to fly on to Copenhagen and "Christian Kozel" to Frankfurt."

6 posted on 03/10/2014 10:07:09 AM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

Hmmmmm. The plot thickens.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: thouworm

“Muhhamad! Look! I got us two suicide tickets! They were on sale!”


8 posted on 03/10/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican
ackmed the dead terrorist's cousin needs to speak with you...


9 posted on 03/10/2014 10:13:53 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE! PACK YOU BAGS.

EDDIE Money was ahead of his time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYEgYVyBDuM&feature=kp


10 posted on 03/10/2014 10:14:34 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Beowulf9

Looks more and more like Terrorism to me. How did they do it and when will they strink again? Maybe it was a sort of Hit—they killed a whole airplane to get just one man.


11 posted on 03/10/2014 10:29:08 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: thouworm

shocking that muzzies are involved!


12 posted on 03/10/2014 11:06:39 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
shocking that muzzies are involved!

We need that stockbroker baby with his "shocked" face.

13 posted on 03/10/2014 11:09:06 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: thouworm

This is wildly speculative, given the plane turned could the target have been Singapore and/or the US Navy stationed in Singapore. This turn before the passengers attempted to take over that ended in a crash. Noting that Malaysia (majority Muslim) and Singapore have had conflict in resent years...all while Singapore and the US Navy are conducting joint exercises.


14 posted on 03/10/2014 11:29:05 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

It’s not terrorism if we can’t figure out that it was blown up. Unless the terrorists just blew up the plane, we should have heard something from the crew.


15 posted on 03/10/2014 11:35:40 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: thouworm

Reason number 237 why I don’t fly.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 11:52:52 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: thouworm

I always thought they should have run all the bed sheet boys out of Pattaya years ago


17 posted on 03/10/2014 12:53:06 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: thouworm
She had initially booked them on other airlines but those reservations expired and on March 6, Mr Ali had asked her to book them again.

That is an anomoly. Working with stolen passports is risky, so you would think they would not delay. Every extra booking runs the risk that someone will check up on them.

Also, there is no word of the nationality of the 5 passengers who checked in on that flight, but did not board - their luggage was removed. (And lets hope that Malaysia Airlines staff did get all the luggage.) Who are these 5 people who so providentially missed the flight, even though they were at the airport and had completed all their check in procedures?

18 posted on 03/10/2014 3:40:48 PM PDT by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks thouworm.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 5:27:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BlackVeil

The silence surrounding the five who checked in, went through security, then didn’t board is ominous..


20 posted on 03/10/2014 5:41:12 PM PDT by cardinal4
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UPDATE:

Mystery fake-passport holders on flight MH370 were Iranian

Excerpt:

"The two men travelling on stolen passports on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that mysteriously disappeared on Saturday have been identified as Iranian nationals.

A BBC Persian report quotes an Iranian friend of one of the men, who said he hosted the pair in Kuala Lumpur after they arrived from Tehran in the days preceding their flight to Beijing.

The friend, who knew one of the men from his school days in Iran, said the men had bought the fake passports because they wanted to migrate to Europe. "

More at link.... hmmm....

21 posted on 03/10/2014 6:38:52 PM PDT by thouworm
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