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  • Independent experts identify new MH370 crash zone — at the opposite end of area currently being...

    08/05/2015 7:44:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | August 05, 2015 5:50PM
    International researchers not directly affiliated with the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau, which is coordinating the underwater search, believe MH370 rests at the northern tip of the ATSB’s defined area rather than the south, which is the current focus. A new likely splash zone was identified by internationally respected physicist, mathematician and algorithm modeller, Dr Henrik Rydberg in a report released on Monday. ... That conclusion matches the results of analysis undertaken by specialists from all over the world, working independently of each other, in the wake of the flaperon find. The momentum has finally reached the ATSB, which released...
  • Australia says initial MH370 debris drift models gave wrong clues

    08/04/2015 8:32:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 4, 2015 9:59pm EDT
    Initial models of where potential debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet might first wash up had incorrectly identified Indonesia as the most likely location, the Australian body leading the search said on Wednesday. Flight MH370 disappeared without a trace in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board and search efforts have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Western Australia. A piece of aircraft debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion last week roughly 3,700 km (2,300 miles) from the expected crash zone was consistent with where the plane...
  • Fishermen Plane Sighting a Tip or False Lead in MH370 Hunt?

    03/18/2014 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | 18MAR2014 | Bob Woodruff
    Fishermen from this village believe they may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines flight on the night it disappeared flying low over the Gulf of Thailand. It's not clear whether what they saw was flight MH370 or whether it is the latest in a string of false leads in the search for the missing plane, but if true it would suggest that the plane may have flown low to avoid radar, what is known as "terrain masking." On March 8 flight MH370 disappeared from radar as it flew north over the Gulf of Thailand towards Vietnam en route to Beijing....
  • Malaysia 370: A Tragic Accident (and Nothing More): Hysteria and Conspiracy Theories Need to Stop

    03/19/2014 7:28:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/19/2014 | Rob Schapiro
    It’s slowly becoming clear that Malaysia 370 was a tragic accident, and not one of the numerous terrorist or crime scenarios doing the rounds. As a retired international airline captain, I have felt for some time that the known flight profile showed an aircraft that was not hijacked, but out of control. However, the sharp left turn off course that it performed remained an issue. Why would the pilot do that? Bear in mind a couple of things. Firstly, this was a crew operating out of their home base, which they knew intimately. Pilots call it "local knowledge" – a...
  • Malaysia military tracked missing plane to west coast: source

    03/11/2014 6:25:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 211 replies
    Malaysia's military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometers to the west after it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a senior officer told Reuters on Tuesday. --SNIP-- Malaysian authorities have previously said flight MH370 disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for the Chinese capital Beijing. "It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait," the senior military officer, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.
  • New Theory Sees Possible Fire on Missing Jet

    03/19/2014 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    TIME Mag Online ^ | 03-19-2014 5:35 AM ET | Per Liljas
    A new theory claims that a fire broke out aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the crew was doing what it could to save passengers and themselves As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 enters its twelfth day, conspiracy theories and suggestions of foul play are giving way to the idea that a fire broke out onboard and the crew were simply doing everything they could to save the passengers and themselves. That theory, first floated by Chris Goodfellow, a pilot with 20 years of experience, holds that a fire on board the aircraft caused the pilots to...
  • Thailand Gives Radar Data 10 Days After Plane Lost

    03/18/2014 10:17:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    AP ^ | March 18, 2014 | THANYARAT DOKSONE
    Thailand's military said Tuesday that its radar detected a plane that may have been Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 just minutes after the jetliner's communications went down, and that it didn't share the information with Malaysia earlier because it wasn't specifically asked for it. A twisting flight path described Tuesday by Thai air force spokesman Air Vice Marshal Montol Suchookorn took the plane to the Strait of Malacca, which is where Malaysian radar tracked Flight 370 early March 8. But Montol said the Thai military doesn't know whether it detected the same plane.
  • Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact With Flight Carrying 239

    03/07/2014 4:50:23 PM PST · by BobNative · 291 replies
    NBC ^ | March 7, 2014 | M. Alex Johnson and Sossy Dombourian
  • Malaysia MH370: Still a tragic accident and nothing more

    07/30/2015 7:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2015 | Rob Schapiro (34 Year International Airline Pilot)
    My feeling is that the Boeing 777 then meandered out aimlessly over the ocean with its dead pilots till its fuel was exhausted.  It was a tragic accident, not a conspiracy or crime.  They turned left to come home, not to flee, steal, or murder.  It just went badly wrong.  The plane is in the ocean.  Floating debris will turn up sooner or later, and the black boxes will tell the final story. This is the last paragraph in my American Thinker article “Malaysia370. A tragic accident and nothing more,” published in March 2014, shortly after MH370 went missing...
  • MH370: Aviation Expert Jeff Wise Spells out his Theory

    03/14/2015 10:25:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    A year after Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 vanished, aviation expert Jeff Wise spells out his theory of what happened. Is he crazy? You decideThe unsettling oddness was there from the first moment, on March 8 last year, when Malaysia Airlines announced that a plane from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing, Flight 370, had disappeared over the South China Sea in the middle of the night. There had been no bad weather, no distress call, no wreckage, no eyewitness accounts of a fireball in the sky - just a plane that said goodbye to one air traffic controller and, two minutes...
  • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Confusion over plane last location

    03/12/2014 2:54:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 12, 2014
    Search teams are scouring waters off both sides of the Malaysian peninsula, amid confusion over a missing Malaysia Airlines plane's last known location. Malaysia's air force chief has denied reports that the plane was tracked to the Malacca Strait in the west. Vietnam has despatched a plane to investigate an eyewitness report of a possible object burning in the sky east of Vietnam. --SNIP-- On Wednesday, Malaysia's air force chief Rodzali Daud denied remarks attributed to him in local media that a missing Malaysia Airlines plane was tracked by military radar to the Malacca Strait, far west of its planned...
  • Luggage has washed up on island where possible debris from missing Flight MH370 was found

    07/30/2015 8:59:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/30/2015 | Pamela Engel
    In yet another sign we're getting closer to figuring out what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, battered luggage has washed up on an island near where plane debris was found this week. Malaysian and Australian officials have said that it's "almost certain" the plane debris came from a Boeing 777. Flight MH370 is currently the only missing Boeing 777 in the world. It's unclear whether the suitcase that was found on Reunion Island near Madagascar in the Indian Ocean is from the missing plane, but it's a possibility considering where the suitcase washed up.
  • MH370: New account of cockpit last words

    03/31/2014 11:21:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/31/14 | BBC
    Malaysian authorities have issued a new version of the last communication between air traffic control and the cockpit of the missing flight MH370. The last words spoken were "Good night Malaysian three seven zero" - and not "all right, good night" as reported. The transport ministry said forensic investigations would determine whether the pilot or co-pilot spoke the words. The plane, carrying 239 people, was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared on 8 March. The plane's last contact took place at 01:19 Malaysian time. The BBC's transport correspondent Richard Westcott says the new version of the last...
  • MH370: Oil slick not linked to missing jet, Australians say

    04/17/2014 5:14:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/17/2014 | Julie Makinen
    Australian authorities coordinating the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Thursday that lab tests have shown an oil slick found in the search area last Sunday is not aircraft engine fuel or hydraulic fluid. Searchers are now using a robotic submarine, the Bluefin-21, to look for wreckage on the floor of the Indian Ocean more than 1,000 miles northwest of Perth, Australia. The Bluefin-21 has a rated depth of 4,500 meters, or 2.8 miles, and shortly after it was deployed on its first run this week, it returned to the surface several hours later because it reached that depth...
  • Confirmed:Malaysia PM Confirms Piece of Airplane Wing is from MH370

    08/05/2015 11:18:48 AM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 5, 2015 | Marcus Gilmer
    Malaysia's prime minister has confirmed that the piece of an airplane wing found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean last week is in fact from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. "Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370," Najib Razak wrote on his Facebook page. "We now have physical evidence that, as I announced on 24th March last year, flight MH370 tragically ended in the southern Indian...
  • MH370: New last words from cockpit: 'Good night Malaysian three seven zero'

    04/01/2014 6:14:07 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | April 1, 2014 | Catherine E. Shoichet, Faith Karimi and KJ Kwon, CNN
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- They were words heard around the world as investigators searched for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Weeks ago, Malaysian authorities said the last message from the airplane cockpit was, "All right, good night."... There's only one problem. It turns out, it wasn't true. On Monday, Malaysia's Transport Ministry said the final voice transmission from the cockpit of Flight 370 was actually "Good night Malaysian three seven zero." Malaysian authorities gave no explanation for the discrepancy between the two quotes. And authorities are still trying to determine whether it was the plane's pilot or copilot who...
  • Missing MH370: Hijacking Not True, Lead Investigator

    03/15/2014 1:51:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Saturday March 15, 2014
    The head of the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has denied any evidence of hijacking, The Telegraph has reported. Rather, hijacking is just one of a number of possible lines that they are looking at. His comments came after a Malaysian government official told Associated Press that investigators had concluded that one of the pilots, or someone else with flying experience, hijacked the missing Boeing 777-200ER jet carrying 239 people. The official said that hijacking was no longer a theory. "It is conclusive." Refuting this claim, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, who is leading the MH370 investigation, told the Telegraph:...
  • MH370: Plane Deliberately Set on Autopilot 'West of Sumatra' When it Ran Out of Fuel and Crashed

    06/26/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Lydia Smith / IB Times
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was "highly likely" on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean, Australian researchers have said. A new search area for the missing Boeing 777 plane has been announced by the Australian government .... Deputy Prime Minister Warren Trust confirmed the search will move further south to an area 1,800km (1,100 miles) off the western coast of Australia.... An expert group has reviewed the existing information on MH370, revealing that is it probable that the plane was on autopilot when it ended its flight. Truss said it was "highly, highly likely...
  • Missing MH370: Seismic Activity Detected After Plane Went Off Radar

    03/14/2014 1:32:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tho Xin Yi
    A research team from China's University of Science and Technology detected tremors in the sea near the Malaysia Vietnam border on March 8 hours after MH370 disappeared from the radar screen. In a report published on its website, the Wen Lianxing Research Team said it suspected the tremor to relate to the missing MAS plane because the area "is not within seismic zone." "The incident happened at 2.55am on March 8, about one-and-a-half hours after MH370 lost contact at 1.30am. "One of the two possible locations is (an area) about 116km to the northeast of MH370's last confirmed location," it...
  • Missing MH370: Kelantan duo report seeing lights 'falling' at high speed

    03/10/2014 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    The Star Online ^ | 11MAR2014 | Staff writer
    KOTA BARU: The authorities here have their hands full after receiving at least two reports from the public that they saw an aircraft flying low on the same day Malaysian Airlines MH370 vanished. In his report, the owner of a fishing boat claimed that he saw an airplane flying low while he was at sea with a friend about 14.4km from Kuala Besar in Pantai Cahaya Bulan here at 1.30am on Saturday. Azid Ibrahim, 66, said the aircraft was heading towards international waters. According to him, the plane was flying so low that he could see the lights “as big...
  • Searchers dismiss possibility wreckage in Bay of Bengal is from MH370

    04/29/2014 7:07:35 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Reuters
    A private company said it had found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the Bay of Bengal that should be investigated as potential debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, but the possibility was dismissed by search coordinators. The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) managing the multinational search for the missing plane said it continued to believe that the plane came down in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia. The Bay of Bengal is located between India and Myanmar, thousands of miles from the current search area. The wreckage was reported by Australian geophysical survey company GeoResonance.......
  • MH370 search: Chinese plane lands at wrong airport in Australia

    03/24/2014 10:05:45 AM PDT · by Robe · 39 replies
    Reuters Via FIRSTPOST ^ | Mar 22, 2014 | Unknown
    Chinese plane lands at wrong airport in Australia The first Chinese plane heading to Australia to join the hunt for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet landed at the wrong airport on Saturday, underscoring the difficulties facing the increasingly complex multinational search effort. The Chinese IL-76 military aircraft made an unexpected stop at Perth International Airport before heading to its correct destination at RAAF Base Pearce outside Perth, where search and rescue operations for Flight MH370, which has been missing for two weeks, are now being coordinated. Read More at Site
  • Chinese ship searching for MH370 detects 'pulse signal'

    04/05/2014 8:16:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 04/05/2014
    A Chinese ship searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 detected a "pulse signal" in the southern Indian Ocean on Saturday, but there was no evidence yet that it was linked to the missing plane, state media said. The signal picked up by the vessel's black box detector had a frequency of 37.5kHz, the official Xinhua news agency said -- identical to the beacon signal emitted by flight recorders. The announcement came nearly a month after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared off radar screens en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, triggering an unprecedented international search. Australian...
  • Is this MH370? US pilot believes he's found wreckage of missing airliner

    05/09/2014 11:26:33 AM PDT · by Renfield · 51 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4-28-2014 | Lydia Warren
    (Poster's note: I searched by title and keyword and didn't find this already on FR) A pilot from New York believes he has found the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370 off the coast of Thailand after searching thousands of satellite images online. Michael Hoebel, 60, spent hours trawling through the images made available to the public on a crowd-sourcing website,, before coming across what he believes is the doomed plane. The recreational pilot from Tonawanda said he was shocked to discover that the aircraft, which vanished two months ago, appeared to be in one piece beneath...
  • 'Pings' may NOT have been from MH370 after all: Doubts grow over signals detected during search ...

    05/20/2014 6:31:56 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 19, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Audio recordings of the 'ping' signals believed to have come from the black box of Flight MH370 will now not be released as doubt grows over whether they are connected with the missing plane. The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) headed by Angus Houston told the Herald Sun that the search group's original confidence the four accoustic 'ping' signals were from the plane had waned and the recordings would not be made public. The decision is a blow to the families of some of the MH370 passengers who issued a plea earlier this month to make the recordings public. A...
  • Is Oil Slick Found Near 'Ping' Site Linked to Missing MH370?

    04/14/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04/14/2014
    Crews searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are investigating an oil slick found not far from the area where underwater “pings” that may be linked to the aircraft’s black box were detected. “A sample of about two liters has been collected and we are a number of days before it can be landed ashore and conclusively tested,” said retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the painstaking search off Australia’s west coast. “I stress the source of the oil is yet to be determined.” The slick is approximately 18,000 feet down-wind and down-sea...
  • Busted! Flight Radar Caught Changing Flight Path of Malaysia Flight 370! (VIDEO)

    03/10/2014 10:24:29 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 9MAR2014 | DAHBOO77
    All the proof is right here. The first link will be to the first video showing it going down off Malaysia's coast. The second is to Flight Radar! First Video:,110.32/7
  • MISSING MH370: Fishermen Find Life Raft Near PD

    03/12/2014 4:17:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | Sukhbir Cheema
    PORT DICKSON: A group of fishermen found a life raft bearing the word “Boarding” 10 nautical miles from Port Dickson town at 12pm yesterday. One of the fishermen, Azman Mohamad, 40, said they found the badly damaged raft floating and immediately notified the Kuala Linggi Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in Malacca for assistance to lift the raft as it was very heavy. "We managed to tie it to our boat as we feared it would sink due to the damages," he said. When the MMEA boat arrived, the fishermen then handed over the raft into their custody. However, a...
  • Pilot in another plane was flying 30 minutes ahead of MH370 (had contact w lost plane)

    03/08/2014 7:31:30 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 149 replies ^ | 3-9-14
    'INTERFERENCE': Pilot in another plane was flying 30 minutes ahead of MH370 SEPANG: A BOEING 777 pilot, who was flying 30 minutes ahead of the missing Malaysia Airlines     aircraft, said he established contact with    MH370  minutes  after  he   was    asked to do so by  Vietnamese air traffic control. The captain, who asked to not be named, said his plane, which was bound for Narita, Japan, was far into Vietnamese airspace when he was asked to relay, using his plane's emergency frequency, to MH370 for the latter to establish its position, as the authorities could not contact the aircraft. "We managed...
  • MH370 Found? Debris on Reunion Island.

    07/29/2015 9:08:07 AM PDT · by chuck allen · 100 replies
    Breakingnews ^ | 7/29/2015 | News Sources
    MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 MISSING 36m Editor's note: Numerous tweets are noting the discovery of airline debris off the coast of La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean and speculating about a possible link to the missing Malaysia jet MH370. Jon Ostrower, the Wall Street Journal’s aerospace reporter, says the debris appears to be an airline flap. - Tom The airline debris found on Reunion Island was discovered on the coast of St. Andrew by trail maintenance workers - @clicanoore read more on MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 MISSING 9m Local report: Investigators say the debris found on Réunion Island...
  • Exploration company believes it may have found MH370

    04/28/2014 7:52:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 86 replies
    7 News/Yahoo news ^ | April 28, 2014 | Andrea Nicolas
    FIRST ON 7: An Adelaide-based exploration company believes it may have located the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, 5000km away from where authorities have been looking. The company, GeoResonance, says its research has identified elements on the ocean floor consistent with material from a plane. Six weeks have now passed since the plane disappeared and extensive searches in the Indian Ocean have failed to locate any wreckage. Today, Prime Minister Tony Abbott admitted the chance of finding debris on the surface is slim to none. Air search for MH370 called off: Abbott He said efforts will not focus on...
  • Exclusive: Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane deliberately flown way off course - sources

    03/14/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Military radar data suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course, heightening suspicions of foul play among investigators, sources told Reuters on Friday. Analysis of the Malaysia data suggests the plane, with 239 people on board, diverted from its intended northeast route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and flew west instead, using airline flight corridors normally employed for routes to the Middle East and Europe, said sources familiar with investigations into the Boeing 777's disappearance. Two sources said an unidentified aircraft that investigators believe was Flight MH370 was following a...
  • Sharp Changes in Altitude and Course After Jet Lost Contact

    03/14/2014 4:42:45 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 84 replies
    SEPANG, Malaysia — Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 experienced significant changes in altitude after it lost contact with ground control, and altered its course more than once as if still under the command of a pilot, American officials and others familiar with the investigation said Friday. Radar signals recorded by the Malaysian military appear to show the missing airliner climbing to 45,000 feet, above the approved altitude limit for a Boeing 777-200, soon after it disappeared from civilian radar and made a sharp turn to the west, according to a preliminary assessment by a person familiar with the data.
  • Search for lost Malaysian jet shifts significantly after new lead

    03/28/2014 1:39:20 AM PDT · by blueplum · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 28, 2014 3:53am EDT | JANE WARDELL AND MICHAEL MARTINA
    (Additional reporting by Suilee Wee in Beijing, Niluksi Koswanage in Kuala Lumpur, Stanley White in Tokyo, Amy Sawitta Lefevre in Bangkok and Lincoln Feast in Sydney; Editing by Dean Yates and Alex Richardson) Sydney/Perth (Reuters) - An international air and sea taskforce hunting for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was re-directed on Friday to an area 1,100 km (685 miles) north of where they have been searching for more than a week, after Australian authorities received new radar information from Malaysia. The new search area is larger, but closer to the Australian west coast city of Perth, allowing...
  • MH370: New debris found in Maldives

    08/16/2015 1:54:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    The Star ^ | Sunday August 16, 2015 | desiree tresa gasper
    Two pieces of new debris have been found in the Maldives and experts will determine if they are linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pix). He said one was a "honeycomb material" while the other had a flat surface. "It is very small, about the size of your hand," he said when asked to explain on the new finding on Sunday. "The first thing we have to do is to determine if it is actually of plane material," Liow said adding that the discovery was made two days ago. "Our team...
  • 'U.S. military shot down MH370 because they thought it had been hackedused in terror attack'

    12/22/2014 10:40:25 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 47 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Decemner 22, 2014 | Sam Webb for MailOnline
    'U.S. military shot down MH370 because they thought it had been hacked and was about to be used in terror attack', claims former airline boss Marc Dugain says U.S. Navy in Indian Ocean attacked the plane He claims that islanders saw the plane fly close to a U.S. base Also alleges that a spy told him to back away from his probe into MH370 A former airline boss and writer claims the U.S. downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 because the military feared it had been taken over by hackers and was about to be used in a 9/11-style attack. Marc...
  • Celebrities Among Victims of Tsunami

    12/28/2004 2:41:47 PM PST · by TheDon · 24 replies · 5,828+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 28, 2004 | Rob Kennedy
    By ROB KENNEDY, Associated Press Writer BANGKOK, Thailand - A German statesman, a Czech supermodel and a Swedish Olympic ski champion were among the vacationers whose search for peace and sun in tropical southern Asia was shattered by the tsunamis that spared neither rich nor poor. AP Photo   Petra Nemcova — who appeared on the cover of 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — was carried away with her boyfriend, the fashion photographer Simon Atlee, after a huge wave plowed into southern Thailand on Sunday. Nemcova's New York spokesman, Rob Shuter, said the model and her boyfriend had been vacationing...
  • Puny Airstrikes Fail To Degrade And Destroy Islamic State

    11/03/2014 10:29:14 AM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business ^ | November 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    U.S. officials report that more than 1,000 foreign fighters are streaming into Syria each month as a United Nations report says that the terrorist influx has reached an "unprecedented scale." According to the new U.N. report, a lot more terrorist boots are on the ground these days as an "unbelievably small" — to use Secretary of State John Kerry's phrase — air campaign, which has taken months to do what should have been done in a day, has failed to achieve the administration's proclaimed goal: to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State. More than 15,000 foreign fighters from as many...
  • Radical Islamic gangs implicated in Maldives journalist’s disappearance

    09/26/2014 6:16:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    UCANews ^ | 9/23/2014 | Zaheena Rasheed
    A private investigation commissioned by the Maldives Democracy Network has implicated gangs -- possibly motivated by religious extremism -- in the disappearance of Minivan News journalist Ahmed Rilwan 45 days ago. Discounting theories of voluntary disappearance and suicide, the investigation -- conducted by Glasgow-based Athena Intelligence and Security – concluded that Rilwan was likely abducted. The report confirmed evidence of possible “hostile surveillance” at the terminal conducted by two known affiliates of the Malé-based Kuda Henveiru gang. One of the suspects is identified as Ahmed Shiran Saeed. Rilwan was previously an openly conservative Islamist and a well-regarded member of a...
  • Al-Qaeda releases video of US suicide bomber in Syria

    07/26/2014 12:24:29 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | July 26, 2014 | AFP
    The parents of "the Florida boy" own a grocery store, with his father from Jordan and mother a convert to Islam, US newspapers reported.
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • The US Arrested an Alleged Russian Hacker — And Russia Is Pissed

    07/08/2014 10:08:18 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Vice News ^ | July 8, 2014 | 3:39 pm | Jordan Larson
    In the latest disagreement between Russia and the US, a 30-year-old Russian national has been arrested for allegedly hacking US retailers, gaining access to credit card information, and selling it. Roman Valerevich Seleznev was arrested while vacationing with his family in the Maldives; he was subsequently transported to Guam. In a statement on its website, the Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the arrest, referring to it as a “kidnapping” and “the latest unfriendly move from Washington."
  • BREAKING: #MH370 Mystery Deepens – Pentagon Bans ALL LEAVE TRAVEL TO DIEGO GARCIA

    04/09/2014 5:21:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    The Gatewary Pundit ^ | 4/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    This is weird. This was posted April 4 on the Diego Garcia Passenger Facebook Page. Via RedFlagNews:Malaysian news reported MH370 Captain Zaharie Shah’s homemade flight simulator had five runways programmed into the system.The runways included:** Three airports in India and Sri Lanka** One airport in Maldives** One US military base in Diego GarciaThe Malaysian pilot on missing flight MH370 was reportedly a political fanatic who attended the trial of the country’s opposition leader hours before the flight.The Daily Mail reported:
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370- the manifest

    03/08/2014 6:07:37 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 48 replies
    03-08-2014 | Me
    I saw the passenger manifest and cannot make sense of the two children from the USA that were onboard. From the names that were listed, I didn't see anything there that indicated their parents were passengers. Of course, maybe some kin/friends were accompanying them. Just my conspiracy theory so take it for what it's worth.
  • CNN "SHOCKER": MH370 Intact, All Alive, Plane Was Followed By Military Jets (Video)

    04/08/2014 10:10:22 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 106 replies
    Conservative Infidel ^ | April 9th, 2014
    Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 12:19 am. by: Santo Lippo KUALA LUMPUR (INTELLIHUB) — In a strange twist of events Sara Bajc, the girlfriend of missing flight 370 passenger Phillip Wood, told CNN how the Malaysian military and even the U.S. are likely involved in a massive cover-up surrounding the aircrafts disappearance on the morning of Mar. 8. Astonishingly Bajc told CNN, “The jet [flight 370] had actually been accompanied by fighter planes, there is some witness to that.”. “I think we need to have a better view into where that plane went and who has got it...
  • Purported Communication from Flight 370

    04/01/2014 5:02:45 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 18 replies
    Secrets of the Fed ^ | April1, 2014 | Shepard Ambellas
    INDIAN OCEAN (INTELLIHUB) — According to freelance journalist Jim Stone, one of the American passengers, Phillip Wood, a technical storage executive at IBM, who was aboard the now missing Malaysian Airlines flight, keystered his iPhone 5 in his anus after the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people was hijacked by military personnel while on route to China. Amazingly, Stone claims that metadata within the photo yields evidence confirming “100 percent” that Phillip Wood sent the photo, along with a brief voice activated text, from GPS coordinates which put Wood only a few miles away from the U.S. controlled Diego Garcia military...
  • MH370 skirted Indonesia to avoid radar: report

    04/06/2014 8:53:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 33 replies
    NDTV ^ | April 6, 2014 | World | Press Trust of India
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace apparently to avoid detection after vanishing from radar screens on March 8, a media report said today, suggesting the possibility of a more sinister reason behind the jet's disappearance..... After reviewing radar data provided by neighbouring countries, investigators have now found that the jetliner curved north of Indonesia before turning south toward the southern Indian Ocean, CNN quoted a Malaysian official as saying. The official also suggested the possibility of a more sinister reason behind MH370's disappearance a month ago. The plane's flight path clearly showed that someone on the plane was...
  • Malaysia denies reported sighting of MH370 in Maldives (South Maldives stand by story of sighting)

    03/19/2014 10:44:58 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Haveeru Online (Southern Maldives) ^ | Mar 19, 2014 | Farah Ahmed
    Malaysia on Wednesday dismissed reports of a possible sighting of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 by islanders in the Maldives. The Malaysian acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters in Kuala Lumpur that the authorities in the Maldives have told Malaysia the reports are "not true". "I can confirm that the Malaysian Chief of the Defence Force has contacted his counterpart in the Maldives, who has confirmed that these reports are not true," Hishammuddin said. Whilst the disappearance of the Boeing 777 jet, carrying 239 passengers has left the whole world in bewilderment, several residents of Kuda Huvadhoo told...
  • MH370: A Maldives Connection?

    03/19/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/19/2014 | Bryan Preston
    A strange new possibility has turned up in the case of the missing airliner. Reports are coming out of Maldives that residents there saw a large airliner fly low a few hours after MH370 disappeared. 3.52 Reports from a Maldives news organisation that islanders saw a “low flying jumbo jet”. The Haveeru news website reports witnesses saw a plane flying low at around 6.15am on March 8. It was apparently flying north to south-east. A witness told the news organisation I’ve never seen a jet flying so low over our island before. We’ve seen seaplanes, but I’m sure that...