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  • Lt. Gen. McInerney Says MH370 Is In Pakistan – ‘I Got A Source That Confirmed It Yesterday’ (Video)

    03/23/2014 1:06:32 PM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 219 replies ^ | March 22, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    “LIGNET put out a report, substantiated yesterday, that there sources got their information from Boeing sources, which is covert. Not that they got their information from the Boeing Company because they’re involved in the investigation, that the airplane was in Pakistan. That was confirmed by LIGNET on Monday and I got another source at LIGNET that confirmed it yesterday… I do believe that those people in Pakistan, in the ISI, those people who knew where Osama Bin Laden was and didn’t tell us. I believe those same elements could be involved with getting that airplane into a Pakistan air force...
  • Data Deleted From Missing Pilot's Flight Simulator: Official

    03/19/2014 8:15:55 AM PDT · by don-o · 55 replies
    NBC ^ | March 19, 2014 | Henry Austin
    Data was deleted from a flight simulator found at the home of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet's pilot, an official said Wednesday. "Forensic work to retrieve this data is ongoing," Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia's acting transport minister, told a news conference. He added that local and international experts had been recruited to examine the homemade device belonging to Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the 53-year-old captain of the Boeing 777. It was not immediately clear who deleted the files and why. "The passengers, the pilots and the crew remain innocent until proven otherwise," Hishammuddin added. "For the sake of their families I ask...
  • 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...
  • Obama reveals Final Four bracket picks

    03/19/2014 7:45:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Obama reveals Final Four bracket picks By: Tal Kopan March 19, 2014 06:12 AM EDT As America settles in for another round of March Madness, its basketball fan in chief is releasing his bracket for the NCAA College Basketball Championships. President Barack Obama’s Final Four picks for the men’s and women’s tournaments were revealed Tuesday night, with the full bracket set to be revealed at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, according to ESPN. Obama chose No. 1 seeds Arizona and Florida, No. 4 seeds Louisville and Michigan State to make it to the men’s Final Four. “I know these are not...
  • Conspiracy Theory: Asian VIP Behind Missing Malaysian Airliner, Claims Kuwaiti Activist

    03/18/2014 6:05:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    Mutairi claims she can resolve the mystery if askedAn outspoken Kuwaiti female activist, reputed for her controversial views, claims she has information that will lead to the missing Malaysian airline flight and that an important Asian personality is behind what she described as the flight’s disaster. In a YouTube film published in regional newspapers, Salwa Al Mutari said she would only reveal information about the passenger aircraft only when she receives formal request. She said that the unnamed Asian man was aboard the flight but that he had not revealed himself, adding that he is between 40 and 60 years...
  • Retired USAF general says Malaysia 370 may have landed in Pakistan

    03/19/2014 4:35:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-19-2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Lt. General Thomas McInerney USAF (ret) is a man to be reckoned with, and he has gone out on a limb citing sources he cannot reveal for his assertion that Malaysia Airlines 370 was taken by a criminal act, that the United States government knows more than it is revealing, and that the airplane could well be on the ground on Pakistan.
  • Malaysian plane: 20 passengers worked for ELECTRONIC WARFARE and MILITARY RADAR firm

    03/19/2014 12:57:10 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 73 replies
    EXPRESS: The Daily Express ^ | March 18, 2014 | Ted Jeory
    A US technology company which had 20 senior staff on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had just launched a new electronic warfare gadget for military radar systems in the days before the Boeing 777 went missing. Freescale Semiconductor, which makes powerful microchips for industries including defence, released the powerful new products to the American market on March 3. Five days later, Flight MH370 flew from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing with 239 people including 20 working for Freescale. Twelve were from Malaysia eight were Chinese nationals. Freescale’s spokesman Mitch Haws has said: “These were all people with a lot of experience...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Maps and Data Show Possible Location of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

    03/18/2014 7:24:02 AM PDT · by mandrews222 · 57 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 3/18/14 | guest contributor
    I had come to the same conclusion by examining the available data. I am quite familiar with that area and that particular route. I have flown it a lot of times. My guess is they want the airplane…passengers are probably dead. That is a no brainer…simply don the O2 masks in cockpit and reach up and throw the pressurization switch and bingo 2 minutes later everybody is dead. APPARENT HIJACKING OF MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370 ON MARCH 8, 2014 I have annotated the best available satellite “ping” data and Malaysian military skin-track radar data on the undoubtedly hijacked Malaysia Airlines Flight...
  • An Airborne Hunt for Red October?

    03/18/2014 7:02:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 3-18-14 | Jeffrey Lord
    Is Zaharie Ahmad Shah a real-life Marko Ramius? Is the mystery of Malaysia flight 370 lifted straight from a famous bestselling thriller-turned-Hollywood-blockbuster? Recall: A brand new high tech Soviet nuclear submarine vanishes with officers and full crew aboard. A frantic search begins, though the alarmed Kremlin is silent about the fact that it has been notified by the captain that he intends to defect and hand the sub over to the Americans. The officers — but not the crew — are in on the plan. The Israeli government is alarmed that the vanished Malaysian plane has in fact been hijacked...
  • Israel Prepares for Possible Attack by Hijacked Malaysian Plane

    03/16/2014 5:49:17 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 77 replies
    Breibart ^ | 03/16/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    According to the Times of Israel, Israel's Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier. Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia. Pakistan has already said that the flight never registered on its radar, but at least one expert has suggested the flight could have landed in Bangladesh, whose air defenses presumably would...
  • Final words from jet came after systems shutdown

    03/16/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 92 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 16, 2014 | AP: CHRIS BRUMMITT and JIM GOMEZ
    Investigators have said someone on board the plane first disabled one of its communications systems — the Aircraft and Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS — about 40 minutes after takeoff. Around 14 minutes later, the transponder that identifies the plane to commercial radar systems was also shut down. The fact that both systems went dark separately offered strong evidence that the plane's disappearance was deliberate. On Sunday, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said at a news conference that that the final, reassuring words from the cockpit — "All right, good night" — were spoken to air traffic controllers...
  • Did pilot hijack MH370 as political protest against Anwar’s latest jail term?

    03/15/2014 8:48:20 PM PDT · by Geosmth · 68 replies
    With the authorities settling on what amounts to air piracy, the Daily Mail is reporting a theory that the pilot of MH370 may have hijacked the plane as a political protest against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's latest sodomy conviction. The British tabloid revealed that hours before he took command of the Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) bound for Beijing last Saturday, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah had gone to court on March 7 for the trial and sentencing of Anwar in the sodomy case. The opposition leader was jailed for five years by the Court of Appeal which had overturned his High Court...
  • Missing MH370: Capt Zaharie Life Member of PKR

    03/15/2014 11:22:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Rahmah Ghazali
    PKR vice president R Sivarasa confirmed that MH370 flight captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a life member of the party. However, the Subang MP said that the membership had nothing to do with the missing MAS airplane. “He was a PKR member since Jan 23 last year and campaigned for us during the general election but this is irrelevant to the case,” said Sivarasa told a press conference here Sunday. Sivarasa was responding to a Daily Mail report which claimed Zaharie was a “political fanatic”. Read: Flight captain a "political fanatic," reports Daily Mail The tabloid also claimed that Zaharie...
  • Did pilot hijack missing plane HIMSELF in anti-government protest?

    03/15/2014 4:26:36 PM PDT · by Tzfat · 103 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | March 15, 2014 | Josh Layton, Ben Glaze
    Fears emerged tonight that the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet may have hijacked the plane himself as an anti-government protest. Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a fervent supporter of his country's opposition leader who was jailed for homosexuality - illegal in Malaysia - only hours before flight MH370 vanished with 239 passengers and crew on board, the Sunday Mirror can reveal. And in a new twist, it emerged that the pilot's wife and three children moved out of the family's home the day before the plane's disappearance. The revelations came after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak yesterday confirmed...
  • Swiss fighters grounded during hijacking as outside office hours

    02/17/2014 12:04:39 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    Geneva — No Swiss fighter jets were scrambled Monday when an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked his own plane and forced it to land in Geneva, because it happened outside business hours, the Swiss airforce said. When the co-pilot on flight ET-702 from Addis Ababa to Rome locked himself in the cockpit while the pilot went to the bathroom and announced a hijacking, Italian and French fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane through their respective airspaces. But although the co-pilot-turned-hijacker quickly announced he wanted to land the plane in Switzerland, where he later said he aimed to seek asylum,...
  • Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”

    02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 158 replies
    Airline Reporter ^ | 2/16/14 | Airline Reporter Staff
    At 5:00pm Pacific Time, Ethiopian Flight 702, a Boeing 767-300 was flying over Sudan when it started squawking 7500. The transponder code, is supposed to indicate a “hijacking.” (snip) The flight, operating from Addis Abba to Rome has been confirmed by Rome Airport not to have arrived yet. As of now, it is over France, but has recently taken a steep northeast heading. Based on flight tracking, it appears the plane is headed to Geneva. Emergency crews are standing by.