Monday, March 10, 2014

Malaysia flight 370 — a terrorist final rehearsal with more disasters to come?

Malaysia flight 370 — a terrorist final rehearsal with more disasters to come?
March 10, 2014
Jeffrey Denning

The Boeing 777 that disappeared over the ocean may not have been a fluke.  Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 suddenly went missing, without warning or any mayday, recently.  But why? How?
As a former undercover Federal Air Marshal, I have some serious concerns.
The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had 239 people onboard. Sadly, all of them have passed away.  
Authorities have confirmed that two of the passengers used stolen passports to get onboard.  Those passports were taken from two European tourists who were visiting Thailand in 2012. These two suspicious and currently unknown passengers’ names have not been released to the public if they are even known. Obviously they were up to no good. But was it terrorism? Were they terrorists? Perhaps. 
Regardless, something serious is amiss.
In 1995 authorities undercovered an al Qaeda-based plot called the Bonjinka plot. Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who were both intimately involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, planned and orchestrated a horrific terrorist attack.  In the Bojinka plot, these evil men tested a bomb on Philippine Airlines Flight 434.  One of their henchmen took a bomb and placed it under the seat, got off the plane, and when it hit the air again, KABOOM! 
The unsuspecting passenger sitting on the timed explosive died and others were injured, but the plane didn’t fall from the sky. 
This 1995 attack was a final rehearsal. These terrorists wanted to see if the plane would get obliterated into the ocean. Since it didn’t, they realized they needed to use a little more explosive power.  
This rehearsal was a success. Why? Because they knew what would make it work. They could attack without even losing one shaheed (suicide martyr). Their plan was to take down several planes using this technique in the future. 
Al Qaeda likes to work in fours. They figure one will chicken out, and another will get caught, so having at least two simultaneous or near-simultaneous attacks work is good-to-go in their sordid playbook. 
The problem with Bojinka is their safe house was compromised following a fire. Bomb mixtures aren’t that stable. The terrorists took off and authorities thwarted their plan. So, they devised another: 9/11. Unfortunately, to our chagrin, that plan worked very well.   
While Bojinka may likely occur again someday, I’m not so sure Malaysia flight 370 was a mere accident. 
Think about it, a plan goes down without warning. I believe it very well could have been an inflight explosion, caused by terrorists.  Could it have been a Bojinka-type plot? Sure, but with two suspicious characters onboard, it’s pretty easy to suspect — at least initially — terrorism. 
While some of the air traffic and radar tracking protocols of other nations might not be quite perfect, I’m sure they aren’t completely inept. Shoot, even the ATC in the US has issues. If the plane simply disappeared without warning, it goes without saying that the most likely cause of the crash was violent and swift—a horrific, spectacular explosion. 
No witnesses have been reported. Terrorists like the fact that black boxes and plane parts get buried deep in the ocean. It will take time to recover those items and conduct an investigation.
From Richard Reid, the infamous shoe bomber, to the London Bomb Plot to the underwear bomber on Christmas 2009, terrorists really like the Atlantic ocean as their cemetery for crashed planes.  Testing a plane by taking it down over the Pacific is what happened in Bojinka, and now, ironically, Malaysia flight 370. 
There are a lot of Muslims in Malaysia and in Southern Thailand, from where the two passports were stolen. While the same amount of barbaric and suicidal terrorism isn’t as prevalent in those areas and countries, similar ideologies and radical connections make the area a great testing ground for future attacks. 
So, until more concrete evidence surfaces, I’m making a small prediction. But, first, as a disclaimer, further investigation may show there was no explosion or terrorism on Malaysia flight 370. I could be wrong. However, while the news usually gets a lot of things right, I have personal knowledge and experience they they regularly get things wrong when it comes to some things, like terrorist attacks, simply because they can’t get close enough to real intelligence or they lack access to purely evil terrorists. 
Okay, so here it is: I suspect that this downed commercial airlines could have very well been a final rehearsal for terrorist attacks against the west. In the future, who knows when, if this plane was indeed a rehearsal for bad things to come, there will be several planes attacked over the ocean, using whatever tactic they used on this flight. 
We know that it’s all too easy to smuggle bomb parts onboard airplanes and assemble them, too. Perhaps at least two terrorists (with stolen identities) were needed to smuggle those pieces onboard and assemble them in mid-flight. 
Like I said, I could be wrong.  I hope I am.  But even if this wasn’t the case, it makes a lot of sense to me.

Note: I’m going to bed, without proof reading this. Goodnight. Sweet dreams. Fly safe and don’t fear.

March 14 ... UPDATE.

Malaysian police chief Abu -- --- said in a press conference (or press release) that it had been previously reported that there were five passengers who loaded luggage on the plane, but didn't get on the plane. He said that that wasn't true.

It was also confirmed that the two men who stole the passports were Iranian. Were they intelligence officers or agents of Iran -- a State sponsor of terrorism?  Perhaps. Iranians aren't of al Qaeda ilk. However, Iran certainly has bloody hands from terroristic acts for many years. I wouldn't put it past them.

A spokeswoman in Malaysia did a press conference showing pictures of the two Iranians taken from airport security cameras. The really fishy thing, however, is that while both men were different from the waist up, they both had the same lower half. When questioned, they admitted the images were photoshopped.

Something really weird is going on. Perhaps there were five passengers who loaded up luggage, but didn't get on the plane.

Something's being covered up.

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