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March 8, 2014 - 11:52 am
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 What is certain is that “something very sudden happened”:

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it lost contact with air traffic controllers around 2:40 a.m. local time Saturday, two hours after takeoff, the airline said.

The airline’s chief executive, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, told a news conference in Kuala Lumpur that there was no distress call or bad weather report from the pilots before the plane lost contact with air control 120 nautical miles (140 miles) off the east coast of Kota Bharu, Malaysia.

As the search-and-rescue effort got underway, in addition to Vietnamese aircraft, China sent two ships to assist, state-run CCTV reported, while Singapore dispatched a C-130 aircraft. Malaysia sent three maritime enforcement ships, a navy vessel and three helicopters, a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency official told Reuters.

Mikael Robertsson, cofounder of FlightRadar24, which tracks about 120,000 flights per day with 3,000 receivers around the world, said the last transmission it recorded from the flight was at 35,000 feet. While it’s possible the plane veered into an area too far away from receivers to track it, he said that was unlikely.

“In this case, we have quite good coverage,” he said. “We had a very good stable signal and it just disappeared …. I don’t want to speculate, but something very sudden happened.” FlightRadar representatives also said they believed the plane had lost radar contact about 40 minutes into the flight, not two hours as the airline said.

The recent terror attack at a train stationin China’s Xinjiang province by Muslim terrorists that killed 29 and wounded more than one hundred people suggests that terrorism may very well be a possibility in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet. But it may be many weeks or months before investigators will be able to confirm exactly what happened to cause the 777 to drop out of the sky.

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Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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Chances that this was something other than terrorism are very small. Think about incidents in which there was catastrophic mechanical failure, nearly always interwoven with pilot error. That is, there is a mechanical or flight control issue, the instruments are wrong or the visibility is nil. What happens? In the minority of cases where disaster ensues, the pilots 'correct' incorrectly, or have their judgment ruined by the combination of panic and/or misleading visual feedback. In each case like this that I know of, the pilots are heard communicating, at the least, with each other, and in nearly every case have at least minimal contact with flight controllers.

This incident? I don't know what the weather was, but have heard and read nothing about exceptionally difficult weather. There was no distress call and no communications with external, guiding human forces. You have the two passports stolen, their owners reporting in on hearing of the disaster. There is the fact that Malaysia is a Muslim state, and possibly even more favorable to Muslim travelers than the TSA. You have the failure to consult the international database.

The question then becomes, assuming terrorism - what were the modalities? Suicide bombing, two murderers setting themselves off simultaneously, or rushing the cockpit and crashing the plane. These days, most cockpits are locked. In any case, my read is that terrorism is the 98% probability. Tell Obama to keep detaching 'Islam' and 'terror' - it has worked brilliantly so far, if the purpose is to keep a gullible public gulled.
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If you would just stop clinging to your guns and religion and constitution and voting Republican, they wouldn't have to spend so much of their time watching you.
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I'm surprised the NSA didn't catch this, oh that's right they spy on Americans, you know the real threat.
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The two people who travelled using passports belonging to an Italian and Austrian on the missing Malaysian Airlines (MAS) MH370 seemed to have bought their tickets together.

CNN reported the tickets were issued together and bought from China Southern Airlines in Thai baht.

http://www.nst.com.my/latest/font-color-red-missing-mh370-font-fake-passport-bearers-bought-tickets-together-1.504444#ixzz2vUFTDW30
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Chances that this was something other than terrorism are very small. Think about incidents in which there was catastrophic mechanical failure, nearly always interwoven with pilot error. That is, there is a mechanical or flight control issue, the instruments are wrong or the visibility is nil. What happens? In the minority of cases where disaster ensues, the pilots 'correct' incorrectly, or have their judgment ruined by the combination of panic and/or misleading visual feedback. In each case like this that I know of, the pilots are heard communicating, at the least, with each other, and in nearly every case have at least minimal contact with flight controllers.

This incident? I don't know what the weather was, but have heard and read nothing about exceptionally difficult weather. There was no distress call and no communications with external, guiding human forces. You have the two passports stolen, their owners reporting in on hearing of the disaster. There is the fact that Malaysia is a Muslim state, and possibly even more favorable to Muslim travelers than the TSA. You have the failure to consult the international database.

The question then becomes, assuming terrorism - what were the modalities? Suicide bombing, two murderers setting themselves off simultaneously, or rushing the cockpit and crashing the plane. These days, most cockpits are locked. In any case, my read is that terrorism is the 98% probability. Tell Obama to keep detaching 'Islam' and 'terror' - it has worked brilliantly so far, if the purpose is to keep a gullible public gulled.
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I found it interesting that in reports from sources like NBC and CBS they discounted the stolen passports as possibly indicative of a terrorist attack by saying that "people fly on stolen passports all the time in that part of the world." Really?????

But the two newspapers from the UK where I have read reports say that ALL passports and passenger names are supposed to be checked through Interpol, so the idea that two passengers were flying on passports reported stolen over a year ago and nobody checked the passenger names through Interpol? They said it's a very quick computer check system, and it is done for EVERY passenger, so why did they not catch these two.

I found it interesting that the American press wants to downplay any suggestion of Muslim terrorism, but the Brits are all over it.
37 weeks ago
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Uighurs.
37 weeks ago
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Do you think the 2 passengers with the stolen passports would have gotten by El Al people?
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Remembering the Egyptian (I think) airplane that crashed because the Muslim co-pilot ran it into the ocean, while screeching "alahu akbar". Egypt never accepted that as an explanation because everyone knows that the Koran forbids suicide so the co-pilot couldn't possibly have killed himself and everyone else aboard. How many Muslims were on-board this current flight?
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What I wonder about is, how two people were allowed to board the plane using passports that were reported stolen over a year ago?

Aren't stolen passports put on some kind of watch list so they can't be used by terrorists?
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They are, and they are listed with Interpol. All passengers are supposed to be checked on the Interpol system before boarding the plane. What happened here???
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or how the photos were changed to the passenger.
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Yeah, I could maybe see a Muslim masquerading as an Italian, but an Austrian? Think Ahhnold... A big, blonde Muslim?
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From another blog (12 hours ago) from someone who is a retired 747 pilot with access to aviation sources.

"The Malaysia 370 flight did not disappear after 2 hours flight time as first reported.

It dropped off communication/radar shortly after TOC (top of climb), about 25 minutes into the flight over the Gulf of Thailand and shortly before hand off to Vietnam ATC.

There were no reports of weather that could affect the flight.

The airline should have been receiving a automated stream of technical data from the jet in real time. They may already know what happened. Clearly there was a sudden catastrophic failure of some kind. Even loss of both engines would not prevent the pilots making a radio call.

Unfortunately the plane is in the water. The reason they are not finding wreckage yet is they're looking in the wrong place.

It has been confirmed there were at least 2 passengers on the flight using stolen Western passports , one Italian and one Austrian. Both names were listed on the flight manifest but both persons are safe at home.

Although its just speculation, with the rise of terrorist incidents in China recently, an explosion must be a prime suspect at this stage."
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The Chinese have not been shy about suggesting that this could have been Muslim terrorism. It's just the Americans who don't even want to consider that possibility.
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"It dropped off communication/radar shortly after TOC (top of climb),"

Hasn't there been an airplane blown up by a bomb that was triggered when it reached a certain altitude?
37 weeks ago
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unless a bomb was exterior, cabin/cargo pressure set to about 8000 feet.
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I think there was some movie or two or three that had something like that in it. Except I think it was where the plane was running out of fuel and needed to land. I think Chuck Norris or James Bond defused it. In real life? I don't know. It's quite possible. Just something hooked to an altimeter, I suppose.
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I'm surprised the NSA didn't catch this, oh that's right they spy on Americans, you know the real threat.
37 weeks ago
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What about the Boston Marathon? The NSA didn't know about the Tsarnaev brothers? They weren't tracked after Tamerlan visited Dagestan?
37 weeks ago
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If you would just stop clinging to your guns and religion and constitution and voting Republican, they wouldn't have to spend so much of their time watching you.
37 weeks ago
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It is unlikely that it was a terrorist incident. Terrorism only works if everyone knows about it. Terrorists advertise their involvement or have accomplices that do so. The lack of information in this case points away from a terrorist plot. It may be something similar to the French airplane that went down off the coast of South America a few years ago.
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Re "It is unlikely that it was a terrorist incident". Terrorist acts are unlikely. Lots of things that happen are unlikely. When the British sacked the White House they had to cut their siege short because a tornado blew through the harbor and threatened to destroy their troop ships.

That was really unlikely.

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