Skip to comments.Expert Believes Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight Being Held For Ransom (Theory Du Jour)
Posted on 03/19/2014 10:57:51 AM PDT by McGruff
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is no closer to being found as the disappearance of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people nears its two-week mark.
Pilot suicide, terrorism and hijacking are some possibilities that are being theorized to the plane as the search area expanded to 7 million square miles. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said last week that there are a number of possible scenarios that are being investigated as to what happened to the flight.
Rick Mathews, of the National Center for Security & Preparedness at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy of SUNY Albany, tells CBSDC that there is another theory that should be put into play: the missing flight is being held for ransom by a group of individuals, maybe including people from the flight crew.
You want to most likely hide the plane so that it will not be seen and get these people away from there. You want a place to prove life, confirm the fact that they are alive without giving away their location, Mathews told CBSDC, adding that this was an internal hijacking that might have been perpetrated by one or more members of the crew.
Mathews feels the hijackers will go public anytime now because the weight of the world and governments will be on them.
If they are ransoming, they want to get away with this, Mathews explained. They are not doing this as a suicidal play, they want to make use of this. They want to make sure they have a place for themselves.
Mathews believes whoever took the plane had an air strip prepared for landing and camouflage as to not be caught by satellites.
It takes a great deal of coordination to hide a plane, he said.
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The 777 is on the moon. NASA has pictures but won’t release them. I’m sure somebody on FR will post the picture.
Spot on, the lack of a ransom note proves it.
Never have the media shown to be such morons, looking to capitalize on every nut case theory, than about Flight 370.
OK. I’ll play...
If the plane was hijacked to be used as part of a subsequent terrorist attack — a la 9/11 — then the passengers are already dead along with any of the crew that weren’t in on the hijacking.
My number 1 theory is the cockpit fire. It fits the few known facts without adding in assumptions about hiding a plane that are just so unlikely as to be next-to-impossible.
Ok, I have had enough of the story of this aircraft. Call me when they find it.
I would think that ransom demands would be made within 24 hours or no more than 48.
Ransom? Isn’t it a typical tactic for demands to have been made...by now??
If they are still looking then this can’t be true —— thanks for playing!
The passengers would be useful as hostages aboard the plane as it heads toward Tel Aviv.
Not in the eyes of the IAF.
It took three long weeks to find a missing USAF A10 which happened to go down over land. There was a lot of speculation about that one too because it was loaded with live bombs (which they never found) It was ruled pilot suicide, the old CFT, Controlled Flight into Terrain.
That is my thinking too. It’s the same old double whammy the radical muslims enjoy.
If there is a ransom note, its publication would likely be a delicate matter.
So, someone will say “baruch dayan emet” while blowing up the plane! Seriously, you don’t think that will stop the Israelis, do you? Netanyahu would be faced with the choice of some 300 gentiles vs. over 400,000 Israelis...
Lets take a poll.
When you hold something/someone for ransom, don’t you have to let someone know you have it/them? < /Captain Obvious >
My theory is there are/were suitcase bombs on board. The perps...(4-8) split them up and have gone in different directions. Land in Pakistan?? Why not....A suitcase is worth a few million to them.
When you see that eerie, glowing mushroom cloud to your east/southeast, you’ll know they’ve located it.
Perhaps Mooshell needed another plane for her luggage.
When I grow up I wanna be a expert, mommy!
I think the plane landed safely. I don't have a clue where it landed.
The passengers are alive and are hostages to whatever demands the hi-jackers are presenting. I don't have a clue who the hi-jackers are.
The various governments know about this tense situation which is why they are being non-forthcoming and extremely coy, careful and "red-herring" with their statements. The fate of the passenger-prisoners hangs in the balance while secret negotiations are going on....therefore, no REAL news or information is being released for the safety of the captives.
I'm bookmarking the hypothesis I'm posting on this thread for future reference when I'm proven correct, LOL.
I think we can all agree with that.
I believe Godzilla sized flying lizards came out of the sky and swallowed it whole. Prove me wrong.
Where would they be holding them ransom — in Davey Jones Locker????
Makes about the most sense of all the theories. Sudden fire disables all communications and controls.
And exactly what are 220+ ppl doin for food and water? I have said before the water intake alone would now be over 1200 gallons for the past 11 days. Food we all know one has supposedly 30 days.
If the plane is not at the bottom of the sea and is still intact for another infamous purpose, the passengers were prob marched out the door in low flight! If it was a for ransom, demands would have already been made!
IT crashed and will just have to be located.
There were two islands on this pilot’s computer where they could have landed off the west coast of Australia and found supplies — Christmas Island and the Cocos.
But these are Australian properties and they clearly aren’t there as the Aussies are searching the waters 1600 miles off Perth.
Reminds me of Munich.
Isn’t Christmas Island where they had the nuclear testing?
I don’t think so —
1. Her, her mom, and the kids are going to China to sign up the hostages for Obamacare - - the ‘golden opportunity’ to create ‘more hostages to Obamacare’!
2. No press will accompany them.
3. We’ll never know.
But this long...hundreds of live people and keeping it a secret? That would be amazing.
Plane, crew, and hostages in hangar @ Kuala Lumpur airport under armed government guard.
Government-run air carrier filing for insurance payment for aircraft and ransom for hostages.
Air carrier will show a ‘profit’ for 2014.
My favorite and frankly the most plausible theory was posted here yesterday and it went like this:
Obama has been strangely silent about this incident, which means he knows what happened and where the aircraft is now. End theory.
I went ahead and summarized it for the general public as follows:
Nobody is saying anything, therefore they know everything!
If the pilot is proven to be gay, Obama will express his condolences and offer amnesty to those who are persecuted for the love that formerly dare not speaketh itsth nameth.
Yep apparently there are two of them — one for the Pacific and one for the Indian Ocean.
Well, lets see.
Father-in-law of pilot is jailed. Pilot sends his wife and kids into hiding and hijacks the plane and is holding the passengers hostage in order to get his father-in-law released.
Malaysian government is in a tight spot and is trying to figure out how to save face. They have a no-win situation. They have two choices, neither of which are good:
1. Malaysia releases their political prisoner and have the plane and passengers show up and the whole world knows they’ve been bested, or
2. They don’t free their prisoner and the pilot lets the whole world know the passengers are being held hostage and it is all in the hands of the Malaysian government as to whether they will ever see their loved ones again. Malaysia will then be in the cross-hair of other countries, most notably China.
Seems to me that if perchance this plane were stolen *and* also safely put on the ground, that that would already be a stretch as to what clever thieves could theoretically pull off.
To also have the ability, organization, and general wherewithall to hold 230+ hostages? For a couple of weeks or more? The lunatics may be crazy, but they can't possibly be that nutty. Who would have the patience for that? More likely an incinerator or mass grave would have been put to use. :(
If the plane is not at the bottom of the IO but about to reincarnate as an angel of death, I'd be wary of MAY DAY. You know how these clowns love symbolism e.g. 911, the number representing a life-or-death emergency. Happens to be this year's National Day of Prayer, not to mention the usual history/meaning of the "holiday", or the list of events on "this day in history". Most in notably 1945 and 2011.
Eh who knows, but always best to have the homework ready to turn in, just in case.
It takes a long time and a big delivery system to get $3 billion together and to the site.
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