Thursday, 3 July 2014


BBC 'Confidential Information' Accessed relating to British Secret Army Dirty War Units in Occupied Ireland and Colonies

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A researcher allegedly downloaded material from an online dropbox service on to a USB stick and handed it to a third party
A researcher allegedly downloaded material from an online dropbox service on to a USB stick and handed it to a third party

Highly sensitive and confidential information relating to the secret British Army unit, the Military Reaction Force, which is alleged to have shot unarmed civilians in Northern Ireland has been "lost" by the BBC's investigative team on the Panorama programme.

The material, which includes information on former soldiers from the controversial Military Reaction Force, leaked out following a lapse in securityIt is understood that at least one former serviceman from the elite unit has had his identity compromised.
The notoriously secretive MRF included men from the Special Air Service, the Special Boat Service, the Royal Marines and the Parachute Regiment.
Names and details of other senior military figures – in addition to those who served with the MRF – were also contained in the compromised file.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating the major loss of data by the Panorama team after an inexperienced researcher allegedly downloaded a cache of material from an online dropbox service on to a USB stick and handed it to a third party.
It is understood that the matter is being treated as a potential criminal offence under Section 55 of the Data Protection Act.

Patrick McVeigh one of the people killed by the Military Reaction Force (MRF) in the early seventies according to BBC Panorama investigation.
Patrick McVeigh one of the people killed by the Military Reaction Force (MRF) in the early seventies according to BBC Panorama investigation.
Initially, the data was believed to relate only to Panorama’s investigation into alleged questionable practices at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The researcher leaked the file to the office of the mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, because she did not believe the documentary, broadcast in April, was balanced.
The material included details of people who had contributed to the documentary anonymously. But The Independent has learnt that the file also contained confidential information relating to “Britain’s Secret Terror Force”, a highly sensitive previous Panorama programme, which was shown last November.
The experienced Panorama presenter John Ware hosted both documentaries, although he is understood not to be responsible for the breach in security.
During the Northern Ireland programme, made by the television production company twenty2vision, seven unidentified members of the plain-clothes Military Reaction Force discussed their covert activities.
They all denied they had been part of a death or assassination squad but one soldier admitted: “If you had a player who was a well-known shooter who carried out quite a lot of assassinations it would have been very simple – he had to be taken out.”
Another said: “We were not there to act like an army unit. We were there to act like a terror group. We had our own rules, but I don’t recall being involved in the shooting of an innocent person.”
Two fatal shootings were linked to the MRF; Patrick McVeigh, a father of six who was shot in Belfast in 1972 and 18-year-old Daniel Rooney, who was killed in West Belfast in 1973.
The Ministry of Defence said it had referred Panorama’s findings to the police.
Last night military figures expressed astonishment that the BBC could have put the anonymity of servicemen who served with elite undercover units at risk. The mistreatment of confidential sources was “absolutely disgraceful”, said Hugh McManners, a military author and commentator.
“Protection of sources is paramount and the BBC and its researcher have behaved utterly disgracefully. I cannot believe that anyone could be so lax. If the media is going to misbehave like that, the Ministry of Defence would be justified in refusing all media requests, which isn’t in anybody’s interests.”
In the making of the Tower Hamlets documentary, it is understood that BBC application forms for covert filming used in the Northern Ireland film were duplicated to use as a basis for applications to film undercover in east London. But due to an error, confidential details used in the Ulster films were not deleted, putting the identities of at least one ex-MRF contributor at risk.
The breach of security occurred at Films of Record, which made the Tower Hamlets investigation “The Mayor and Our Money”, and not at twenty2vision. The researcher, who only worked at Panorama for five days, has told The Independent she acted “because of my conscience”. She said: “My basic point was that this is damaging to the Bengali community.”
It is understood that the Tower Hamlets copy of the file has now been destroyed.
A spokesperson for the ICO said it had to be “particularly cautious” when discussing an investigation which may lead to a criminal prosecution.
“We have been made aware of a possible data breach at Films of Record. We will be making inquiries into the circumstances of the alleged breach of the Data Protection Act before deciding what action, if any, needs to be taken.”
A BBC spokesperson said: “There has been a lot of baseless speculation on the circumstances surrounding this programme. It’s not appropriate for us to comment further while there is an investigation by the ICO under way.”

Licensed to kill: Military Reaction Force

The Military Reaction Force (MRF) was a covert British Army unit operating in Northern Ireland during the early 1970s at the start of the Troubles.
The undercover unit, which is thought to have comprised 40 men, is said to have been given licence to operate a shoot to kill policy and ignore the Yellow Card rules which spelt out the circumstances under which soldiers were permitted to open fire.
The MRF included men from the Special Air Service (SAS), the Special Boat Service (SBS), the Royal Marines and the Parachute Regiment.
It has been linked to the shootings of several unarmed civilians, including Patrick McVeigh, a father of six children, who was hit by sub-machine-gun fire while manning a nationalist barricade in west Belfast in 1972. The MRF was disbanded in 1973.
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U.K. file on Entebbe contains claim that Israel behind hijacking

Newly released British documents contain a claim by an unnamed contact that the Shin Bet security service collaborated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to hijack the June 1976 flight from Israel that was diverted to Entebbe, Uganda, the BBC reported Friday.
Israel's rescue of the dozens of hostages taken in the hijacking of the Air France plane, popularly known as the Entebbe raid, is considered one of the most daring and successful operations in Israeli history. Elite Israel Defense Forces troops stormed the airport where the hostages, many of them Israeli, were held and overpowered the hijackers and Ugandan soldiers.
Although the captors used the hijacking to demand the release of Palestinians or Palestinian supporters, a British government file on the incident quotes the unnamed source as telling a British diplomat in Paris that Israel was behind the hijacking. The claim is not known to be backed up by corroborating evidence, and the file does not make it clear whether the British government took the claim seriously.
"The operation was designed to torpedo the PLO's standing in France and to prevent what they see as a growing rapprochement between the PLO and the Americans," the BBC report said British diplomat D.H. Colvin wrote in the document, citing his source.
"My contact said the PFLP had attracted all sorts of wild elements, some of whom had been planted by the Israelis," Colvin reportedly wrote. "According to his information, the hijack was the work of the PFLP, with help from the Israeli Secret Service, the Shin Beit."
The document was written on June 30, 1976, three days after the hijacking and prior to the rescue operation.
Search authorities for the missing MH370 remained questionable and dubious in the eyes of GeoResonance as authorities still refused to explore the wreckage of an unidentified aircraft in Bay of Bengal.
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A map shows the possible path of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as released to Reuters by the Malaysian Transport Ministry May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Malaysian Transport Ministry/Handout via Reuters
GeoResonance remains adamant that it has located a wreckage of an unidentified aircraft 190 km South of the Bangladesh coastline in 1,000 to 1,100  metres of water.
"We have never claimed this to be MH370, however it is a lead that must be thoroughly followed through," the groupsaid.
"The staff at GeoResonance are not prone to conspiracy theories, we all deal with facts and science. It appears some of  the authorities involved in the search have not been completely transparent with all of the facts. The MH370 tragedy has created more world interest than any event since 9/11, under those circumstances 100% transparency is a must. There are many unanswered questions," the group held.
 GeoResonance's statement was made after the announcement from the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) of the new search area of up to 60,000 square kilometres, located in the Southern Indian Ocean, along the seventh arc.
Unanswered questions
 GeoResonance are aware that people are still asking why Australia's Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) was not able to detect MH370.
"It is clear if MH370 did fly along or land on the assumed Inmarsat Southern arc flight path, then JORN would have seen it to the North/West and West of Australia," the group alleged.
The possibility that the JORN is watchingh for boat-riding asylum seekers exist. However, these boats head to or past North and West of Christmas Island.
"No matter which direction the Laverton radar was looking whether North or West, it should have seen a large commercial aircraft on the assumed Southern arc," GeoResonance pondered.
Families and friends of the passengers, including experts will continue to clank on Australian authorities to provide answer as to why JORN was not able to see MH370, the group said. Furthermore, there remains the question as to why some commercial cargo remained unidentified and why the Malaysian Government would withhold such crucial information.
"The  families also would like to know why Rolls Royce will not release the data on pings sent from MH370 at: 2:25am, 2:27am and 8:19am. The pings at 2:25am and 2:27am are out of the ordinary, as pings should normally be sent every hour only unless there is a problem with an engine. The data would normally include engine performance details as well as other aircraft data," GeoResonance highlighted.
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  • The Bay of Bengal is full of shipwrecks so it is A. Fantastic technology that can image a 777 between all the rubble, B. Awesome that a 777 hull can remain intact all the way to the bottom after a crash. C. Being relitively close to shores light wreckage would not have sunk and turned up, D. Against all the information released and peer revied by scientists, aviation experts and oceanoligists (And countless more) a company wants to have an already huge bankroll to be dirverted to the Bay of Bengal. If they are so sure and such a big successful company put their own money to search.
    Remember involved are the ATSB, CAA (S), AAIB, NTSB, Boeing, Intersat, Metsat, FBI, Interpol, Malaysia, MAL, ICAO (Specifically Annex 13), aviation specialists, scientists the list goes on therefore unlikely they searching in the wrong area. Without verifying sources it is difficult to confirm the details Simon has provided therefor what we have is:
    An aeroplane that is lost in an area where it shouldn't have been navigated to.

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        I don't understand why they won't consider investiigating this area just to shed light witht his matter. If there's something down there why send a search party to see if this is really the wreckage of mh 370 but they want to focus more over at the southern indian ocean which makes me think are they really searching at the right area. With all the advance equipment we have this time still this agonizing search will not come to an end soon and with inconsistent details they tell the people one thing is for sure we can't trust their so called investigation. Right from the start they all messed up already or they just don't know how to handle this kind of situation.

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            Rom 12:2: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
            Phil 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
            Matt 28:19: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
            Eph 2:8: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
            Gal 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
            Rom 12:1: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
            John 10:10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
            Acts 18:10: For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”
            Acts 18:9: One night the Lord spoke to Pa

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                If you want to quote loads of babble at least use you name. Its a forum about a Boeing 777 M9-MRO flight MH370 having an alternative theory as to its loss. Try reading Simon Gunson's exxplanation. Ben has an interesting comment. I have been an amateur aviation investigator for over 6 years and current study towards an aviation Bachelor with a paper in accident investigation, and still open to educated hypothesis.

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                  Hi Simon – I’m only a lay person without any technical knowhow but have been following the mystery of the disappearance and what you say makes sense – I hope the people directing the search are taking note

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                      There is more than one aspect not being investigated. For example some transponder signals from MH370 were picked up almost 3 hours after take off.
                      They show up as picked up by a receiving station at Hong Kong, but that is just caused by the fuzzy logic used by FANS 1/A type aircraft. The ADS-C software protocols for a FANS 1/A aircraft flying outside the appropriate airspace means that the ground receiving station picks up from the aircraft a signal indicating where it should be, not where it actually is (when in B2 ATN airspace). This is a seriously safety flaw in the system protocols.
                      It also means the transponder was not switched off by pilots but more likely knocked offline by a power failure/surge in the aircraft.
                      Rather than wasting another $90 million taxpayer dollars searching where the satellite boffins think it is shouldn't the Australian NTSB go back to square #1 and work out where those transponder signals really were detected?
                      Establishing those facts might only cost a few thousand dollars, but could easily save squandering millions. It would also serve to corroborate or disqualify the theories which led them to the last bunch of failed search areas. At some point Australian taxpayers will spit the dummy and say no to further searches.
                      Somewhere out there MH370 flew through a radar beam 3 hours after take off and MH370's transponder replied to a radar interrogation. I would think it was fairly basic to try and establish where that happened?

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                          Simon--as an investigator, for 31 years, i have to say, that your statement is plausible, but get ready to hear a story you've never hear before.
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