The Case of Malaysia’s Missing Airliner MH370 – Part Two
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave… when first we practice to deceive.”
– Sir Walter Scott
21st Century Wire
The mystery has deepened in the case of missing Malaysian airliner MH370, as the search has reportedly been expanded to an unprecedented scale, scouring some 27,000 nautical miles.
It has been more than a week since we learned that a large Boeing 777 from Malaysia to Beijing seemingly vanished into thin air, without a trace. As contradictory reports and false leads have dominated the headlines, we’ve had to wade through the distortion…
We’ve also been told at least 57 ships and 48 aircrafts have actively been looking for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370.
The search has now been stretched into the Andaman Sea, the Indian Ocean, as well as a ‘corridor’ from Thailand to the Kazakstan-Turkmenistan border, as “military radar suggested the plane was deliberately flown” towards India’s Andaman Islands, apparently for an additional 7.5 hours, while continuing to send transmissions through the plane’s satellite-link that automatically transmits data from its onboard system known as (ACARS) Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System. Malaysian authorities reportedly received several “pings” from this system on MH370.
The ACARS system was primarily developed to automatically detect and report changes to the four major flight phases, known as OOOI, (Out of the gate, Off the ground, On the ground and Into the gate) these phases are determined by algorithms tapped into aircraft sensors. Transmissions from ACARS are beamed to the ground radar through digital messages. Each new flight phase is recorded and sent to the ground via this system, the flight origin, the amount of fuel, as well as – the flight’s destination.
A former member of the US National Transportation Safety Board, John Goglia, has reported that the ACARS transmitter ‘continued sending out blips’ that were recorded by satellite ‘once every hour’ after the transponder was off. Reports suggest turning off the ACARS system is somewhat of a difficult task, as it is said to be located in the electronics bay beneath the cockpit. Goglia asserts, “That’s something a pilot wouldn’t normally know how to do.”
United States officials believe MH370 to be a case of ‘air piracy’ involving one or more people in the hijacking, however, Malaysian authorities have not been as quick to draw this conclusion, as Prime Minister Najib Razak and Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein are still investigating whether the flight had been taken over by hijacker’s but did acknowledge ‘deliberate action’ caused flight MH370 to change its pathway and subsequently lose contact with controllers on the ground.
As authorities have mulled over the flights pathway, they’ve enlisted the help of geospatial giant DigitalGlobe, once known as Earth Watch, a satellite imaging corporation that also doubles as a defense contractor. DigitalGlobe was tasked to locate the missing Boeing 777 via their crowdsourcing site tomnod.com. We’re told their efforts have turned up empty, as amateur sleuths combed over millions of satellite images.
Perhaps the true role for this ‘public search’ was to generate excitement for the security and defense surveillance industry – never letting a crisis go to waste. You can already hear the calls for more biometrics, security and surveillance in the wake of MH370, all to be rolled out in an airport near you.
Over the course of this investigation there have been numerous conflicting reports that have only served to keep the vast majority of the public in the dark as to the events leading to the disappearance of flight MH370. We’ve had false leads such as oil slicks, satellite images thought to be depicting plane debris, as well as the strange back and forth by authorities whether data could be transmitted via the Rolls Royce engines on the plane. Rolls Royce and Malaysian Airlines are said to have a partnership that requires the engine to transmit live data to its global engine health monitoring center in Derby, UK every 30 minutes. Investigators are said to have used the ACARS information uploaded to the engine maker.
There is also the question of air traffic control ground based radar systems and the likelihood of a country detecting a plane in its airspace. Particularly, the primary surveillance radar, (PSR) often refered to as ‘skin paint’ radar, which gets it name for the brightly colored blips it produces on a radar screen via radio frequency energy reflections. This type of radar does not require a talking back and forth feature with onboard data systems. The radar simply displays objects within its range. Nations track weather systems with this same skin paint radar system.
According to retired Indian air force officer Vinod Patney, it is ‘unlikely’ for an aircraft to enter a country’s airspace undetected.
Why has there not been more discussion of this, as new reports suggest the plane could have flown over large bodies of land within a country’s airspace?
A skin paint radar system would have detected the whereabouts of a commercial airliner.
We’ve seen reports about the 20 Freescale Semiconductor employees confirmed to have been onboard flight MH370. Freescale is an Austin, Texas based tech giant, that designs embedded hardware, microprocessors, microcontrollers and sensors, among other tech based devices. The company has recently been involved in litigation over patents with Vantage Point Technology and Media Tek inc.
To make matters more confusing, there have been reports that four of Freescale’s patent holders were on the flight, however, after taking some time to review MH370’s passenger manifest, the names listed did not match those who were alleged to have been on the flight.
Freescale Semiconductor is said to have started out as a part of Motorola, designing semiconductor devices, for ground-based tracking, while this is a strange coincidence considering the circumstances, this information doesn’t by itself produce a motive to disrupt the plane’s systems. There is however, some question as to the consortium said to own majority shares in Freescale, namely, the Blackstone Group and the Carlyle Group.
Lord Jacob Rothschild is listed as a Member of the International Advisory Board at Blackstone. The Carlyle Group is one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, with investors that have included the Bush’s as well the Bin Laden family. Naturally, with these ‘corporate bloodlines’ potentially being involved in the case of a missing airliner, it raises quite a bit of suspicion.
It has also been stated that Malaysian authorities have denied reports of the plane landing at the United States military base in Diego Garcia located in the Indian Ocean, fueling even more suspicion, as the plane is said to have been heading on course towards Diego Garcia with its last listed radar contact near Silver Island.
Has the public been deliberately steered away from other possible locations of the plane, such as areas within or near the Indian Ocean?
Perhaps the most unsettling information in regards to the missing Boeing 777 comes from retired 35 year Delta pilot, Field McConnell, who states that since 1995, Boeing Uninterruptible Auto Pilots have been equipped in Boeing planes. This information was apparently not released until March of 2007, following a subsequent lawsuit by McConnell. The modification was reported to the FAA, NTSB and ALPA ( airline pilots association). According to McConnell’s documents, Boeing is said to have stated that by end of 2009 all Boeing planes would be fitted with the BUAP – making them impossible to manually hijack within the plane but susceptible to remote control by the military, according the flight veteran.
Additionally, McConnell mentions an ‘autoland’ and ‘autobrake’ feature for the plane, making it possible for these planes to land safely or to be used as a potential weapon according to his information.
McConnell and his associates further explain the device used to control aircraft through his site abeldanger.net, stating that Hillary Clinton and Rose Law Firm had originally obtained the patent for the Quartz Rate Sensor apparently used in many military crafts:
“The QRS-11 GyroChip sensor is used on commercial aircraft to rotate the antenna to receive signals from satellites for the in-flight entertainment system, radar tracking and flight controls. If the aircraft is equipped with a uninterruptible autopilot, signals can be received from a satellite to remotely fly the aircraft.
The sensor provides stabilization, flight control, and guidance. It also is used in missiles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV ) and other military as well as space and industrial applications. Because of the sensitive nature of its military applications, the export of the technology is regulated.”
The site continues by asserting what the device is specifically used for:
“We allege that the QRS-11 can be used as part of a package of technology to guide aircraft equipped with uninterruptible autopilots turning them into weapons.”
The Quartz Rate Sensor information comes to our attention on the heels of stacked investigation into both pilots of MH370, mainstream media is now focused on how the transponder was allegedly turned off by pilots after the last communication, as well as searching the pilots’ homes, ignoring much of the initial critical information that was revealed.
If the information on Abel Danger is accurate, then this new talking point by major media outlets could be another effort to hide something. It’s important to note, Abel Danger has had some controversial claims in recent years.
Additionally, if what McConnell alleges is true, why hasn’t this critical Boeing information been discussed among the many so-called experts in avionics and air traffic control on larger media outlets?
Also, What happened to the probe into the apparently photoshopped passport thieves? Did big media get caught trying to cook-up that story, as they now appear to be crafting a terror narrative to fit the two pilots of MH370?
Throughout week, media mogul Rupert Murdoch also weighed in on the missing 777 airliner by pushing certain memes making the circuit on the internet, while using it as an opportunity to invoke the much-lauded Bin Laden raid tale at the same time – this is where conspiracy goes mainstream, a ‘conspiracy to create a conspiracy.’ The Chairman and CEO of News Corporation has gotten “hands-on” with this story, and seems to be engaging in a propaganda push, fueling reckless speculation as to the whereabouts of the missing plane. That should raise a big red flag… if Murdoch has a media empire, why make the news himself (Citizen Kane comes to mind here). With this effort, public opinion is molded without discussion or investigation.
Here we see Murdoch exploiting the missing 777 airliner for his own political agenda, using it to pump overtly Western propaganda.
If this wasn’t enough, the media now appears to be ‘normalizing’ the disappearance of MH370 by digging up old missing flight stories that are clearly way before the recent technological advances that were mentioned above.
In our last post about the Malaysian airliner disappearance, we discussed possible motives for Malaysia to become a target.
The NGO Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal was established in 2007 by former Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and they recently conducted a tribunal in November of 2013, charging Israel with war crimes, listening to extensive testimony from 11 witnesses, as well as documentary evidence, in finding the “State of Israel guilty of genocide,” citing eyewitness accounts of crimes against Palestinians in the Lebanese refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in 1982, and in Jenin and Nablus in 2002, as well as Operation Cast Lead which apparently targeted hundreds of civilians leaving some 1,400 dead.
Judge Lamin bin Haji Mohd Yunus (as seen on the left) had served as a member of the panel of Judges on the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal in 2012 and explained his position on the ruling levied against Israel:
“As a tribunal of conscience, the Tribunal is fully aware that its verdict is merely declaratory in nature. The tribunal has no power of enforcement. What we can do under Article 34 of Chapter VIII of Part 2 of the Charter is to recommend to the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission to submit this finding of conviction by the Tribunal, together with a record of these proceedings, to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as the United Nations and the Security Council.”
Given the gravity of the charges placed on Israel by the tribunal, Malaysia’s sovereign resources and the bizarre media reports since the plane’s disappearance, one should consider those who stand to benefit from a destabilized Malaysia.
Is the disappearance of MH370 slowly unraveling?