Skip to comments.Iranian man bought tickets for stolen passport pair on missing Malaysian Airlines jet
Posted on 03/10/2014 2:06:39 PM PDT by barmag25
FBI are after Iranian who bought tickets for flight and say Chinese Martyrs Brigade is a red herring.
A mystery Iranian called Mr Ali bought tickets for two passengers who used stolen passports on the missing Malaysian plane, it has been revealed.
Mr Ali purchased them - in cash - from a travel agent after insisting he wanted cheap flights.
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Mr. Ali, huh?
Mr. Ali...cheapest flights from Indonesia to Bali.
No credit? No problem. We’ll finance. Our cash, you carry!
Do we know for sure mr Ali is Iranian ?
This is getting all WWIII ish.
If this bears out, expect a strongly worded email from Obama to Iran with a threat of a “really gosh-darn bad” civil action in DC courts.
Yahoo, citing the financial times says the pair with the stolen passports were middle eastern
so the FBI was asked by the Thai government to assist?? Certainly they have no authority otherwise, do they?
A top terrorism expert says the use of stolen passports on flight MH370 ‘’eerily’’ resembles a 1994 attack on a Philippines flight by an al-Qaeda-linked hijacker and represents a ‘’massive security failure’’.
Question: We know the Malaysians did NOT check the passports departing — would the welcoming country check them on arrival? Assuming they had made it to Amsterdam or wherever their final destination was — just wondering how the arrival end works having never flown internationally myself.
If true, the Iranians shouldn’t screw with the Chinese. They have leadership that will respond appropriately.
When flying international anywhere in the world your passport gets checked at least 3 times before boarding.
Should be no problem finding Mr Ali. A very uncommon name in the Middle East.
re: passport gets checked 3 times
Is that just an official looking at it and seeing if you match the photo? Would that be the “check”?
Straits-Times reporting that the jet was turning back toward Kuala Lampur
Not in places like Kuala Lumpur, apparently. They checked the passports, and while the holders apparently looked nothing like people of that name (both were Africans, while they had one Italian and one Swiss(?) passport), they let them on through. However, while their visual and inquisitive skills may have been lacking, the real problem is that they never checked the Interpol database of stolen passports. So even if they did look at the passports 3 times, they sure didn’t do it with much attention or ability to detect anomalies.
This was even though these two had one-way tickets together to Amsterdam (thus sparing them another passport check in Beijing) and then separate European destinations after that - bought by a third party with a Middle Eastern name.
I mean, what the heck else did they need? This was one big red flag.
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