#MH370 Cover-Up Revealed: It Should Never Have Flown


Veteran aviation reporter Christine Negroni’s new book reveals that the airplane did not meet the airline’s own rules for being able to track where it was—one more example of an investigation that is not fit for its purpose.

By any measure the disappearance and death of 329 people is a serious event. Imagine if this were the toll of a terrorist attack in the U.S. There would be an immediate investigation into how it happened—and the results of that investigation would reveal if failures had occurred that could be fixed. The chances of covering up any of those failures would be minimal.

Yet when the tragedy involves the souls lost aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 what has followed? Two and a half years later we know virtually nothing about the investigation that is supposedly continuing. None of the responsible parties wants to talk, wants to accept any accountability, wants to respond to the continuing grief of the families who lost loved ones.

Shocking light on this scandal is shed by a veteran reporter, Christine Negroni, in a new book, The Crash Detectives, published by Penguin.

In her book Negroni writes that she was disturbed by a discovery made during her reporting that “for all the apparent effort to try to solve the mystery of MH370, authorities may not be as committed to finding out what went wrong.”

Negroni discloses the impotence of the internal auditors at Malaysia Airlines. This disclosure goes to one of the most fundamental questions: Why was Flight MH370 not equipped to report its position and condition more frequently than at half-hour intervals?

A year before the flight vanished, in April 2013, company auditors discovered that the airline was not compliant with its own rules for the frequency of essential information sent in regular bursts of data via satellite from its fleet of long-haul airliners to the airline’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Moreover, the auditors pointed out that because of this lapse, by law the airplanes—including Flight MH370—should not have been cleared to fly.

According to the company rules, the airline was required to track its airplanes “throughout all phases of the flight to ensure that the flight is following its prescribed route, without unplanned deviation, diversion or delay.”

Being the dogged reporter that she is, Negroni discovered that the acting transport minister when MH370 was lost, Hishammuddin Hussein, knew about this audit but never revealed it when he was frequently questioned by reporters about the obvious gaps in tracking.

“The airline was informed by its own staff that it was unable to comply with tracking regulations,” Negroni told me. “So Malaysia knew it was deficient and did nothing. I don’t think any airline would roll the dice with that now.”

Negroni saw copies of the auditors’ reports but they did not say what the required frequency of messages had been and, she told me, neither the airline nor the Civil Aviation department responded to frequent requests from her for that information. She did discover that all the airline’s long haul flights now transmit those messages at five minute intervals.

Two days after the flight disappeared Hussein told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur “we have nothing to hide.”

All journalists who pursue cover-ups know that one of the hardest challenges is to know what is being covered up. Then there is the issue of motive—why is it being covered up, and by whom?

When it comes to aviation, Malaysia presents an illusion of governance. It has institutions that by name imply international standards of regulatory vigilance—a Ministry of Transport and a Department of Civil Aviation to supervise airlines, for example, and Malaysia Airlines itself has a Department of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs (that’s who the auditors reported to). It’s when you come to question who gets appointed to these bodies and who ensures that they work as they should that it begins to look like a Potemkin charade.

Pursuing the truth in Malaysia, as Negroni did, immediately becomes ensnared in the country’s scandal-riddled politics. The prime minister, Najib Razak, has failed to explain who looted billions of dollars from a sovereign wealth fund and how nearly $700 million from that fund turned up in one of his own bank accounts. The culture that allowed this level of corruption to continue with impunity was described in an editorial in the Financial Times: “Mr Najib’s party, United Malays National Organization, has ruled the country without interruption for six decades with a mix of cash hand-outs and suppression of political opponents.”

Cronyism permeates all the national institutions, including those that for years have had oversight of commercial aviation. Inevitably, when a crisis as serious as the loss of MH370 occurs it exposes the cost of having political placemen, rather than professionals, in key positions. For example, CNN’s Richard Quest, the author of another book about MH370, interviewed Hussein more than a year after the disaster and reported: “…there is an astonishing gap in the minister’s perception of what happened and the rest of the world’s.”

Well, that’s one way of looking at it. But in a regime where corruption is endemic, ascribing the failure to manage a crisis to one man’s self-denial would seem too forgiving. To all intents and purposes the Malaysian government controls and owns the investigation into Flight MH370. Before the event that government was unused to any sustained level of public scrutiny and clearly to this day remains opposed to accepting accountability.

To begin with, the internal hierarchy of the investigation is difficult to fathom. Politically the three most involved nations, and those financing the search, are Malaysia, China (152 of the passengers were Chinese), and Australia—because the crash site is closest to Australia and because of Australia’s expertise in air crash investigations.

However, a more comprehensive tally of involved parties reveals a burgeoning bureaucracy and a forest of acronyms.

At the head is the Malaysian Ministry of Transport’s Safety Investigation Team for MH370. In addition, by November 2014, there were five international partners providing specific skills: Boeing; Rolls Royce (maker of the airplane’s engines); Thales (a European aerospace conglomerate); the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board; and Australia’s equivalent of the NTSB, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Since then more groups have been listed as involved—the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group; the French equivalent of the NTSB, the Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses, BEA; Great Britain’s Air Accident Investigation Branch; Inmarsat, the British satellite operator that identified the most likely search area; and Honeywell, the avionics company that provides systems to Boeing.

One part of the investigation appears to have grown into a minor industry, requiring technology that is not normally part of a crash inquiry: trying to pin exactly where over the southern Indian Ocean the flight ended. This is a wholly Australian-created gaggle of scientists led by the Search Strategy Working Group and the Flight Path Reconstruction Group, and includes a company called Global Environmental Modelling Systems, GEMS; the Australia, Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization, CSIRO; Geoscience Australia; and the Australian National University.

Having so many players involved must create a nightmare of an organizational chart. Who reports to whom? Who is in charge of what? When it comes to issues of transparency the ATSB has been put in the hot seat—they issue weekly updates on the search but they are not empowered to address such basic questions as, Why has the recovery of the debris washing up on beaches in the western Indian Ocean been left to amateurs? Why has not one cent been allocated to a methodical search there while $180 million has been spent on an undersea search that is so far fruitless?

Reading between the lines of ATSB news releases it’s obvious that the Australians are constrained by guidelines issued from Kuala Lumpur, guidelines intended to deflect or ignore any light being shed on the overall credibility, integrity, and competence of the investigation. The ATSB tries its best but although it is transparent about its own investigations into Australian accidents, in this case it limits its responses to reporters to technical details of the deep sea search and analysis of the debris.

Of course, one result of an egregiously opaque regime like this one is that it allows a continuing fever of crazy speculation to thrive and multiply, ranging from alien intervention to sinister plots involving intelligence agencies.

In an attempt to counter the most lunatic theories 15 current and retired aerospace and communications professionals set up a body called the MH370 Independent Group. But having swatted away some noisome parties and issued some rather prolix technical documents they have recently gone dormant. They have probably succumbed to the kind of exhaustion that overtook those tasked to watch the Kremlin in the darkest days of the Cold War. Indeed, circling the MH370 investigation to probe it for clues is a new kind of Kremlinology, driven by a sense of duty but mostly ending in futility.

The people who suffer most from the Malaysian cover-up are the families of the passengers and crew. In September the High Court in Kuala Lumpur allowed an application for a general discovery document to go ahead, brought by 76 family members (66 Chinese, eight Indians, and two Americans). The families are asking for the release of 37 documents, including communications, correspondence, documents, notes, and investigators’ reports. The civil suit names those holding the documents as the Malaysian Airlines System, the Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation, the Royal Malaysian Air Force, and the government.

This is one of a number of occasions when the Malaysian judiciary has shown a rare independence from the political regime. (As a reprisal, the removal of judges by the government is a risk.)

The outcome of this suit remains to be seen.

The time has surely arrived when the responsibility for the investigation can no longer be left to the Malaysians. Other parties to the investigation with reputations for integrity to uphold, like the crash investigators from the U.S., Britain, France, and Australia, as well as Boeing, should end this farrago. After all this time, they cannot any longer hide behind the defense that the investigation is continuing and, calling up the lawyers, assert that as long as it is they are obligated not to comment.

It ought to be straightforward to distinguish between what is known and what remains unknown about what happened on that night in March 2014. That would be a start toward transparency. It is not a mark of failure to admit that much remains unknown or even unknowable, at least until more substantial evidence, like the flight data recorders, is discovered. And even if it is not, and in the end the mystery remains a mystery, there must still be accountability for the way the investigation has so far been handled. There surely must be no doubt now that the investigation of Flight MH370 is unfit for purpose.




Busted! #MH17 Was in Fact the ‘Lost’ Flight #MH370 – Updates

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Clarifications, after new information emerged

Alternative media websites and myself have suggested that the plane wreckage presented to us as MH-17, actually belongs to the ‘lost’ flight MH-370. In this article I will bring new evidence to support this theory.

Clarification and updates:

1. A missing window on the wreckage, which appeared in some pictures over the internet.

– Malaysia Airlines renovated their jets a couple of years ago, modifying the interior and blocking the window in question. The presented pictures of MH17 with a window next to the door and below the flag is, apparently, an older image of the jet.

Unfortunately for the secret agencies involved in this false flag, the internet buzz created around this information made them panic and the official REUTERS images showing that piece of the wreckage have been Photoshopped.

Miraculously, a window appeared in at least two of their pictures, where previously there was none: example one / example two.

The pictures belong to Reuters, there’s no question about it (one of them is hosted on Reuters’ website, while the second one is hosted on one of the most respected media websites in Russia and in the world — the 26th most read website in Russia and 505th most read in the world).

Expect broken links and missing pictures soon, but remember what you saw!

Why would they counterfeit evidence if they have nothing to hide? Because they are guilty of this false flag, and by trying to cover their presumed mistake, they have in fact proven their guilt.

This is a huge smoking gun!

2. The flag does not properly align to the window, as compared to recent pictures of the original MH17 (no new information here).

3. Rebel leader describes the MH17 victims: rotten corpses, drained of blood (no new information here).

4. ALL the videos were created before MH17 was allegedly shot down (no new information here).

5. Flight MH17 was cancelled, according to flight radar screen (no new information here).

6. Invalid and pristine passports at the crash site.

– Some readers suggested that the invalid passports could be required as they could contain unexpired visas. This makes sense, but unfortunately none of the ones presented had any visas or stamps.

– It is still the matter of their condition, which is pristine. They all look brand new, even the clipped/perforated ones (and you will see why).

7. U.S. State Department Deputy admits: MH17 ‘evidence’ is based on YT clips & social media posts

– In a new press conference with the U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf, AP reporter Matt Lee points out the lack of evidence for her claims:

“Marie, I think that it would be best for all concerned here, if when you make an allegation like that you’re able to back it up with more than just ‘Because I say so’.”

Thank you, Mr. Lee, that’s common sense and sanity speaking. There’s too much at stake to simply take your word for it! Period.

8. Award-winning reporter blows whistle: U.S. satellite images show Ukrainian troops shooting down the plane that was presented to us as MH17 (no new information here).

9. Additionally, before proceeding to the key point, there are multiple other questions that I haven’t properly analyzed, because I was interested in the key pieces of information exposing the false flag. You can read more here.

CLICK HERE for my complete analysis. Please read it before proceeding.
Update: Sound expert says tape is fake
A group of experts studied the tape and came to the conclusion that it was made up of numerous unrelated recordings.

“This audio recording is not an integral file and is made up of several fragments,” said Nikolai Popov, a reputable expert in sound and voice analysis.

But the most indicative moment is that the audio tape clearly shows that it was created almost a day before the airliner crash, the expert said. – Reference: ITAR-TASS News Agency;

Original article below:

When it was first announced that flight MH-370 disappeared without a trace, there had been voices suggesting that the same plane will be later used in a false flag operation.

Personally, I tried to ignore the speculations thinking that no secret agency could ever conduct such an insanely-obvious operation, expecting that the rest of the world is stupid enough to buy it.

Boy, was I was wrong!

It’s not only that the official MH17 story is filled with gaps, but there are also bizarre accounts and ‘coincidences’ that are impossible to ignore:

1. The alleged MH17 was the same plane model as MH-370

The aircraft allegedly shot down over Shaktarsk is a Boeing 777-200, ID number M9-MRD.

The missing MH370 was the same model, 777-200, but with a different ID number M9-MRO.

Recent, “near conclusive” evidence reports that MH-370 (M9-MRO) was actually hijacked before it disappeared. This means that the hijackers could have safely landed the plane somewhere else.

The US military base Diego Garcia is conveniently located within flying distance of the spot where MH-370 disappeared from the radar.

One of the passengers on board MH-370, Phillip Wood, allegedly managed to send a photo from his iPhone, tracing back to the previously mentioned military base.

If the US secret services got possession of the MH-370 jet, then it was a child’s play for them to set it up for a false flag operation suiting their needs.

After the story of a passenger jet having been shot down by pro-Russian separatists broke loose, Russia lost a lot of credibility and support due to the US propaganda machine.

2. The crashed plane had a different configuration of windows than MH17

Unfortunately for those who staged the false flag event, the MH17 plane had an extra window (below) next to the second right-side door, which MH370 did not — and neither did the wreckage of the airplane!

#1 Update [07.25.14]: Jim Stone brings more photographic evidence supporting the connection between the wreckage and flight MH-370:

#2 Jim Stone Update [07.26.14]:

The flag in the wreckage is now getting cropped out of images posted of the shoot down, and someone either kicked the aluminum plate over the window out or a second window got Photoshopped in. Take a look at this photo:

And ask yourself, WHY HAS THIS BEEN DONE? Obviously, to muddy the waters, that is a super professional Photoshop hack, we all know what the real photo is supposed to look like and this was obviously done in response to people discussing the flag, and having the window arrangement match flight 370 exactly.

They HAD TO release a photo showing a window where there was none in the original crash scene, to muddy the waters and just “PROVE” this is MH17. Notice the flag is cropped out, because it is the smoking gun that proves this is flight 370. [1]

Image source: © REUTERS

#3 Update [07.26.14]: There is a lot of official Photoshopping going on. The following is a prime example:

01. Image source: AFP; | 02. Image source: Official © REUTERS/ Maxim Zmeyev;

The first picture is the original, taken at the crash site, while the second one has been obviously Photoshopped, adding a black window under the flag.

According to independent journalist Jim Stone,

“It is important to note that MH370 [bellow] was new, and therefore never repainted. This is the way the flag ALWAYS looked on Flight 370, and it forever pegs the shoot down plane as flight 370.”

“Next is flight MH17. Notice the flag position, and ALSO, that MH17 has an extra window on this side of the aircraft, TOTALLY BUSTING THE OFFICIAL STORY.” [1]

So, what does it all mean?

The plane wreckage shown in the propaganda pictures doesn’t have the window configuration of MH17, whilst it matches the one of MH370.

The conclusion is obvious: the wreckage most probably belongs to the ‘lost’ flight MH370.

3. Rebel leader describes the MH17 victims: rotten corpses, drained of blood

“A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash — suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off. (…) [People at the crash site]: ‘A significant number of the bodies weren’t fresh,’ adding that he was told they were drained of blood and reeked of decomposition.” [2]

According to independent journalist Jim Stone:

“It is being said that a Dutch doctor who was at the scene within a day has released testimony that the bodies on the plane were rotten and dead days before the crash, which would corroborate what the military commander said and that evidence is there that they were also tortured before the crash. However, the translation from Dutch is very poor and I am working on secondary confirmation.”

This means that the bodies found at the crash site in Ukraine are probably the passengers of MH370.

4. ALL the videos were created before MH17 was allegedly shot down

“A look at the time stamps for the nine versions of the video that allegedly shows a conversation between Ukrainian anti-fascists and the Russian military and uploaded to what is said to be the Ukrainian Security Service (SSU) youtube account, indicating that all the videos were created before MH17 wrecked in the afternoon 2014-07-1.” [3]

Remarkable unit with timestamps confirmed by the date stamp for when the videos were uploaded to a local server contained herein.

5. MH-17 propaganda picture doesn’t match the facts

According to the Daily Mail, Flight MH-17 was photographed by one of the passengers just before boarding, but the identification number doesn’t macth!

MH-17‘s ID number is 9M-MRD (Wikipedia):

The ID of the plane in the propaganda picture is 9M-MRC (Daily Mail):

*Please see #5 update: the C could in fact be a D obscured by glare.

6. Flight MH17 was cancelled, according to flight radar screen

Flight Radar-24 screen capture on the day following the crash (7/18) shows MH-17, (9M-MRD) as “canceled” on the date of the crash (7/17): [4]

7. Invalid and pristine passports at the crash site

All the passports appearing in the propaganda video are in mint condition. They want us to believe that ALL passports have escaped undamaged after an airplane filled with fuel was shot down by a SAM missile — not to mention the 33,000 feet drop.

And that’s not all! Many of presented passports are clearly invalid: some have been ‘hole-punched’ in the upper left-hand corner, while others have been ‘clipped’ (triangular cut-out from right-hand center front cover) – making it impossible that any of these decommissioned passports could be used to travel internationally at the flight’s port of Departure in Amsterdam. [5]

8. U.S. State Department Deputy admits: MH17 ‘evidence’ is based on YT clips & social media posts

In a testy exchange between AP reporter Matt Lee and U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Lee virtually corners Harf into admitting that the “evidence” presented by the U.S. to blame Russian-backed rebels for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 [now exposed as MH370] amounts to nothing more than YouTube videos and social media posts. [6]

9. Award-winning reporter blows whistle: U.S. satellite images show Ukrainian troops shooting down the plane that was presented to us as MH17

Award winning former Associated Press reporter Robert Parry has been told by an intelligence source that the United States is in possession of satellite imagery which shows that Ukrainian troops were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 [now exposed as MH370].

“What I’ve been told by one source, who has provided accurate information on similar matters in the past, is that U.S. intelligence agencies do have detailed satellite images of the likely missile battery that launched the fateful missile, but the battery appears to have been under the control of Ukrainian government troops dressed in what look like Ukrainian uniforms.” [7]

10. The declassified Operation Northwoods: Disturbingly similar to MH17!

#4 Update [07.27.14]: Forbidden in the government controlled media, is mention that a SECOND aircraft was nearly on top of Malaysian flight 17 when it was supposedly shot down by a Ukranian missile in separatist hands. Who was in it? Why were they there? Why won’t anyone talk about it, or question the pilots?

A clue may be found in the real-life Operation Northwoods – a declassified top-secret plan devised by the US military, to instigate and “justify” a war with Cuba. Much of Northwoods involved staged ‘shootdowns’ of military and civilian aircraft, and faking crashes.

Operation Northwoods Exposed:

“An aircraft at [US military base] would be painted and numbered as an exact duplicate for a civilian registered aircraft.

At a designated time the duplicate would be substituted for the actual civil aircraft and would be loaded with selected passengers, all boarded under carefully prepared aliases.

The actual registered aircraft would be converted to a drone.

Take off times of the drone aircraft and the actual aircraft will be scheduled to allow a rendezvous…

From the rendezvous point the passenger-carrying aircraft will descend to minimum altitude [in order to disappear from the radar] and go directly into an auxiliary [military base] where arrangements will have been made to evacuate the passengers and return the aircraft to its original status.

The drone aircraft meanwhile will continue to fly the filed flight plan.

When over [the target area] the drone will begin transmitting on the international distress frequency a ‘MAY DAY’ message stating he is under attack by [the chosen enemy]. The transmission will be interrupted by destruction of the aircraft which will be triggered by radio signal.

… a pre-briefed pilot would fly tail-end Charley at considerable interval between aircraft.

[After giving the distress call] the pilot would then fly at extremely low altitude and land at a secure base. The aircraft would be met by the proper people, quickly stored and given a new tail number.

The pilot and aircraft would then have disappeared.

At precisely the same time that the aircraft was presumably shot down, a submarine or small surface craft would disburse F-101 parts, parachute, etc. [i.e. plane parts].

Search ships and aircraft could be dispatched and parts of aircraft found.”


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Sister of #MH370 pilot: My brother is a scapegoat


She does not believe reports he flew a simulated route that matched the plane’s eventual course

Kuala Lumpur (CNN) Nearly two-and-a-half-years after the disappearance of flight MH370, the sister of the chief pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah still “thinks of him the first thing in the morning and cries for him the last thing at night.”

Sakinab Shah struggles to control her emotions as she talks about her brother, who was in charge of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 when it disappeared from radar screens in the early morning of March 8, 2014.

Even though an investigation by Malaysian police found no evidence that Zaharie was suffering any personal or financial stresses at the time, his sister says that he remains a “scapegoat” and that she has to defend him.

‘The FBI did their tests’

Sakinab spoke to CNN from her home in Kuala Lumpur days after a piece in New York Magazine claimed that new evidence supporting the theory that pilot suicide caused the plane’s disappearance.

The magazine quoted a leaked document from an FBI investigation that showed deleted files had been recovered from Zaharie’s home-built flight simulator.

They reportedly revealed he had plotted a course into the deep southern Indian Ocean — a course that closely matched the final flight MH370 is thought to have taken. Investigators said the simulator files had been created just weeks before the jet disappeared, according to the document.

But Zaharie’s sister dismisses the claim, saying it was a “fabrication.”

“They did their tests in 2014, there was nothing incriminating in his activities,” she says.

“The FBI did their tests … if there was anything, the police would be the first people to know. That’s why this story has been dismissed.”

“He’s been made a scapegoat from the beginning. This latest accusation? Oh my God. Heaven forbid.”

Sakinab said that, according to Zaharie’s wife and children, the simulator had not been working for at least a year before MH370’s final flight. The family could not be reached for comment.

Malaysian authorities also refused repeated requests to comment on the New York Magazine report.

Australian authorities say reports about the simulator have jumped to conclusions. Data from the simulator doesn’t reveal anything about what happened aboard MH370, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said. It only shows a “possibility” of planning and provides a “piece of information,” Transport Minister Darren Chester said.

‘I knew him inside out’


Sakinab Shah

Despite their 17-year difference in age, there is no doubting the strength of the bond between Sakinhab and her younger brother, who she calls Ari.

“Even when he became a grandfather I still looked upon Ari as my own child, my own son and whatever problems he encountered I would be the first he would come to,” she says.

“I knew him like the back of my hand. I knew him inside out.”

Asked to describe her brother, Sakinab pauses, thinking deeply, before saying he was “very loving, wonderfully considerate and generous. A very, very generous younger brother — in fact most generous one of our family.”

Zaharie was the second-youngest of nine children, he won a scholarship to university but instead chose to pursue a career in aviation.

“He was a young boy, 14 or 15, when he fell in love with airplanes,” Sakinab says.

Her brother completed his pilot’s license in the Philippines and in 1981 joined Malaysian Air Systems (MAS), where he notched up more than 18,000 hours flying time.

Sakinab says the last time she saw him was at a family lunch a couple of weeks before the flight disappeared

“He was his normal self. If you met him you would like him. Very boisterous, fun-loving guy, he was teasing his nieces and offering his opinions. Among us he was the most opinionated.”

‘I was screaming’


Zaharie in a family photo (far right seated) provided by his sister (middle back)

On the day of MH370’s disappearance, Sakinab learned it was her brother’s plane when she saw his photo on television.


“I was screaming. I was all alone in the house. I was screaming ‘no, no, Ari, Ari.’ He’d been flying for over 30 years, he was so senior, he knew what he was doing.”

Initially the family avoided talking to the press, but as speculation over the plane’s disappearance and the involvement of the pilots grew, Sakinab decided she must defend her brother. The family posted three short films about him on YouTube.

“There was so much talk, so many accusations I thought we should tell the world what he was like. We wanted to show he was no crackpot. He was a normal family man, normal father, grandfather, pilot, and instructor.”

She also dismissed claims that Zaharie and his wife Faiza Khanum had severe marital problems, and may have been in the process of divorcing.

“They had 30 years and three children and they are still together. I would not deny that off and on they had problems. But not to the point that would cause him to want to commit this crime.”

She also said there were no financial problems in the family and that, although a supporter of jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, his support of Anwar’s party was a “momentary fancy.”

While she still doesn’t know what’s happened to her brother, Sakinab says she has accepted that the plane must have crashed and she and her family have said their goodbyes to the boy they once called Ari.

“But he’s always here. I speak about him in present tenses. It’s so surreal that he’s gone.”

“And so hard.”


Examining the Evidence of Russia’s Involvement in a Malaysia Airlines #MH17 Crash



Satellite imagery obtained by Stratfor sheds new light on the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. Recent scrutiny of open-source materials, much of it led by a U.K.-based collective investigation project known as Bellingcat, has zeroed in on a Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile system that was in eastern Ukraine around the time Flight MH17 was shot down. The Buk system is suspected of originating from an anti-aircraft missile brigade based in Russia. In early May, new video footage of unknown origins was released, appearing to place the Buk system in question near separatist-controlled Donetsk on July 17, 2014, just hours before the airliner was shot down.

Building on this new information, AllSource Analysis — Stratfor’s satellite imagery partner — was able to locate images that confirm the exact time and location of the air defense system on the day of the crash. The imagery shows the air defense system, mounted atop a transloader, being transported east through the Donetsk town of Makiivka. The images were taken approximately five hours before Flight MH17 was shot down from a location near the town of Snizhne, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) away.

This aligns with the body of existing circumstantial evidence tracing the Buk system’s route to and from Snizhne. Combined, the evidence appears to show the Buk system moving from the Russian border toward Donetsk on July 15, 2014, and then moving back to the east on the afternoon of July 17, 2014, just hours before Flight MH17 was shot down.

The new imagery obtained by Stratfor does not prove that this particular Buk system fired a missile at the airliner. Nonetheless, it further substantiates the narrative being pieced together by the collective analysis of open-source information.

The mounting evidence showing a separatist- or Russian-controlled air defense system in the area of the crash, combined with the results of the official investigation conducted on the remnants of the downed aircraft, make it increasingly difficult for Moscow and the Ukrainian separatists to blame the incident on Kiev. The implication is unlikely to lead to consequences for the Russian side, but at a minimum, it provides a stern reminder about the dangers of the proliferation of weapons like the surface-to-air missile in question.

Examining the Evidence of Russia’s Involvement in a Malaysia Airlines Crash is republished with permission of Stratfor.”


ID’ing Of New #MH 370 Debris Is Meaningless — Here’s The Evidence Malaysian Authorities Should Release


Christine Negroni

Maybe because it is the easy story, or maybe it is because Malaysian aviation officials are so good about confounding reporters, but the “news” this week that more debris has been identified as coming from Malaysia 370 is a big ho hum, and that’s frustrating for anyone who really cares about what happened two years ago to the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The world already knows that the airplane with the registration 9M-MRO flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, inexplicably went down far off course in the South Indian Ocean about 7 hours after takeoff.

Engineers at Inmarsat were able to determine the general direction of MH 370

This general location was established within a week of the disappearance based on satellite signals sent from the plane. It was confirmed 16 months later when the first debris, a part of the airplane’s wing was found on Reunion Island and confirmed again this week when more recovered wreckage including a piece of Rolls-Royce engine cowling was said to be from the missing jetliner by Malaysia’s Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai.

The real question that has gone unanswered by Liow or anyone else in Malaysia is what else is new in the investigation?

The missing plane has given the Malaysian aviation authority a jumbo jet sized excuse for making no apparent progress in resolving one of the world’s most curious aviation mysteries. They insist they can’t do anything until the airplane is found, even though there’s evidence in abundance right there in Malaysia. Not everything disappeared with the airplane.

In writing my book The Crash Detectives, which includes my own theory about what happened to Malaysia 370, and which will be published by Penguin in September, I put many questions to officials at the Civil Aviation Bureau and the airline. I never received a reply. They’re not talking.

I am just one one of many who wonder what is being learned from the evidence on the ground. This includes the airplane’s maintenance history and cargo on the flight, whether any communication signals transmitted or received from the hundreds of cell phones on the plane provided any useful information. What has been learned about the curious first loss of power on the airplane which happened early on in the flight and ended sometime around 2:25 a.m. Malaysia time? We know that means the plane experienced a total loss of power and then regained it. Why?

I asked several people who have paid attention to the halting progress in this case, to make their own suggestions about what information the Malaysians should release so that we may get a step or two closer to understanding the mysterious flight of Malaysia 370.

Nearly a year after the first wreckage was discovered, former airline captain and safety consultant John Cox wonders about that flaperon found on Reunion Island. “What did metallurgical analysis of the fracture surfaces show? Could a determination of (its operating) position be made?” he wants to know.

Jeff Wise, a private pilot and freelance writer who proposed an alternative theory and wrote a book about it is also focused on the flaperon. What information is there he asks “about the species and distribution of barnacles, their length (and) results of oxygen isotope analysis?”

These men and several others think there has to be more information than what’s been released from the various radar zones through which the airplane passed before disappearing.

Only a few pieces of MH 370 have been found

“I’m curious that we haven’t seen any greater tracking by Malaysian military radar,” airline pilot and safety specialist, John Gadzinski said. “Assuming they kept recorded tapes of their radar it would have provided a pretty good picture of the event, at least until it travelled out to sea.”

And Victor Iannello a scientist and entrepreneur who has been part of a loose group of MH 370 citizen investigators is doubtful that the Malaysians have been rigorous about the accuracy of the information they used to track the plane across Malaysia.

“There are anomalies surrounding this radar data that need to be explained,” he wrote in an email.

Armchair investigators, experienced outsiders, alternative theorists and book authors, we all have our reasons for wanting to know more. But it is Sarah Bajc and the others who lost loved ones on Flight 370 who have the emotional investment. When asked what she wants the Malaysians to share about their probe, she does not limit her answer.

Radar, background on the flight crew, actions of the air controllers and the airline, cargo, discrepancies in the reports already issued by the authorities are some of the areas she wants information about.

“The list is endless,” she said.

Frustrated family members and members of the international air safety community may find the suggestion of Peter Fiegehen, an Australian air traffic control specialist and former accident investigator, worth considering. He believes the time has come to create an independent team of professional investigators to give the case fresh perspective.

“Considering the complexities, massive expenditure and possibility of group-think, peer or other pressure or false hypothesis,” Fiegehen says, a small team not previously connected to the investigation could be effective.

The silence of the Malaysians leads me to wonder if the officials there really don’t want to know what happened to the plane being operated by the government-owned airline. If the media would stop focusing on non-news as if it was big news that might be another question worth asking.


#MH17 Brought Down by Ukrainian Military Aircraft. The BBC Refutes its Own Lies?

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The BBC has announced the release of a documentary on the crash of Malaysian airlines MH17, which will be broadcast on May 3″:

“On 17 July 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed, killing 298 passengers in the worst air disaster for two decades.

Alarmingly, the devastating crash occurred just four months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Is this just a coincidence? The cause of the crash has been focus of a host of conspiracy theories, many of which involve Russia, Ukraine and the CIA.

The official investigation report into MH17 flight argues that only a powerful ground-to-air missile could be responsible. Yet, there are eyewitness accounts of other aircrafts seen flying next to MH17 close to impact. To further fuel the conspiracies, Russia and Ukraine blame each other but both countries are unable to provide all the critical radar data from that day.

Family members do not trust the official explanations and there is a long way to go to bring about justice for the victims. This programme tracks down eye witnesses, and speaks with secret intelligence sources to try to sort fact from fiction. Don’t miss this compelling Conspiracy Files unfold to see whether the mystery can be unravelled.” ( See BBC notice here),

In an unusual twist, the description of the BBC documentary not only goes against the official narrative, it also refutes the BBC’s own July 2014 coverage of the downing of MH17.

According to Australia News in a review of the forthcoming BBC production, the Kiev regime is identified as the culprit:

A CONTROVERSIAL new documentary will investigate claims that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukraine fighter jet, instead of a Russian missile. In a new BBC documentary titled ‘The Conspiracy Files: Who Shot Down MH17?’, eyewitnesses will share their accounts of how they saw the aircraft being downed by a nearby fighter jet.

“There are eyewitness accounts of other aircraft seen flying next to MH17 close to impact,” a statement from the BBC said.


The report also suggests that:

“The documentary is also set to analyse the possibility that the downing of the jet was a CIA plot to pin the blame on Russia.”


The geopolitical implications of these statements are potentially dynamite.

They put Washington on the defensive.

What can we expect from the US State Department and John Kerry:

“Sorry, President Putin, we made a mistake, yeah it was Ukraine which brought down the aircraft and we blamed the Russians, sorry for the economic sanctions, we got our countries mixed up”

Highly unlikely.

Already Britain’s tabloids including the BBC are saying there are SEVERAL THEORIES. According to the Daily Mail, the allegation concerning the role of the CIA:

“was put forward by private investigator, Sergey Sokolov, who claimed that the CIA were helped by the Ukrainian secret service and Dutch security service, to place the bombs on the plane in Holland.”

He said: ‘This terrorist act was a pretext for firstly intensifying sanctions on Russia, secondly to show the world that Russia is a barbarian country and thirdly to strengthen the presence of Nato in Europe, particularly Ukraine.’

In all likelihood, Washington will either remain mum or casually dismiss the BBC documentary, while upholding its ongoing hostility towards Moscow.

While the BBC has announced that the documentary refutes the official story as contained in the latest Dutch safety board report (i.e to the effect that MH17 was brought down by a BUK surface to air missile), we will have to wait for the release on May 3, BBC TV Channel 2 to get the full story, including the innuendos. the conspiracy theories, etc.

It is worth noting that according to former UN human rights chief Navi Pillay in a July 2014 statement “the downing of the Malaysia Airines jet could constitute a war crime”.


At Global Research, from the outset we have documented extensively the downing of MH17 by a military aircraft. It is important that the underlying record be fully assessed.

Our archive of 100+ Global Research articles and reports on the downing of MH17. confirms that Malaysian Airlines MH17 was not brought down by a BUK surface to air missile. It was brought down by a military aircraft. This was confirmed in our early reports shortly after the downing of MH17.

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?? #MH370 Pilot Found In Taiwan!



February 10th, 2016 | by Barbara Johnson

Taiwan: MH370 Pilot mysteriously resurfaces almost 2 years after his flight vanished over China Sea MYSTERY 7

Taipei| The pilot of the infamous flight MH370 of Malaysia Airlines that disappeared in March 2013, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, has mysteriously reappeared in a Taiwan hospital on Monday, suffering from severe dehydration and some type of amnesia.

The 53-year-old pilot was transported at the Taipei Adventist Hospital by a couple of villagers from a nearby town. They claimed to have found the man while he was lying unconscious on the banks of the Tangshui River.

He finally woke up almost 16 hours after arriving at the hospital, but couldn’t remember his name or how he arrived in Taipei. He was rapidly identified, however, thanks to his fingerprints, instantly attracting a lot of attention from the media and from various Asian governments.

The doctors who have been treating since his arrival believe that he may be suffering from regressive amnesia, caused by a major stress or life-threatening situation.

“The patient seems to have undergone a lot of stress lately, and the amnesia is probably an unconscious self-defense mechanism,” claims Dr. Syed Boon Sulong. “The patient is still very weak and sick, and his brain seems to be blocking access to a certain part of his memory, in order to protect him from pain that these memories could generate. His health is too fragile for the moment, but over time, he should able to remember everything.”

Dr. Sulong says that it is impossible to say how long it will take before his patient is able to regain his memory, but he is convinced that over time, he should be able to overcome his amnesia.


Dr. Sulong says that it is impossible to say how long it will take before his patient is able to regain his memory, but he is convinced that over time, he should be able to overcome his amnesia.
Many people hope that Captain Shah will now be able to bring answers concerning Malaysia Airlines ‘s Boeing 777-200ER, that disappeared on 8 March 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Despite all the efforts of the international community, the faith of the infamous flight remains unclear, almost 2 years after the events. Hopefully, as Mr. Shah recovers his memory, he should be able to bring answers to many questions concerning the 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 15 nations that were on board.