Saturday, 22 March 2014


Ivor Bell

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Ivor Bell
Born 1936/1937
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Allegiance Provisional Irish Republican Army
Years of service 1956 – 1962
1970 – 1985
Rank Chief of Staff
Conflict The Troubles[1]

Ivor Malachy Bell is an Irish republican, and a formervolunteer in the Belfast Brigade of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) who later became Chief of Staffon the Army Council.[2]

Contents [hide]
1 IRA career
2 Escape from Long Kesh
3 Chief of Staff
4 Libyan connection
5 Court martial
6 2014 arrest and charge
7 References

IRA career[edit]

Bell was involved with the Irish Republican Army during the 1956–1962 campaign, but left over the decision to call a cease-fire. He rejoined the republican movement in 1970, and become the commander of the Kashmir Road based B Company of the Provisional IRA Belfast Brigade.

During Gerry Adams' initial career in the republican movement he took much of his direction from Brendan Hughes and Bell. At this time Bell was Adams' adjutant in the Second Battalion of the Belfast Brigade and Hughes was the commander of the D Coy. Adams looked to Bell for political strategy and to Hughes for the opinion of the "rank and file" volunteers.[3]

In 1972, Bell, now Belfast Brigade adjutant, along with Seamus Twomey, Martin McGuinness, and Gerry Adams were flown to London by the Royal Air Force for secret ceasefire talks with British government ministers.[4][5]

Adams and Bell were sceptical about the proposed cease-fire and they did not trust the British government. The truce soon broke down, followed by twenty deaths over three days.
Escape from Long Kesh[edit]

In February 1974, Bell was arrested on information provided by supergrass Eamon Molloy. He was placed in Cage 11 at Long Kesh along with Brendan Hughes and Gerry Adams. Fellow internees had nicknamed it the 'General's Cage' because of the number of senior republicans held there.[6]

On 15 April 1974, Bell escaped when he swapped places with a visitor and walked out of the prison. He was recaptured two weeks later at a flat in the affluent Malone Road area of south Belfast after Molloy had informed the security services of his whereabouts.
Chief of Staff[edit]

In 1982, Martin McGuinness quit as Chief of Staff and Bell took over his position. Bell was arrested, on evidence provided by another supergrass, Robert "Beano" Lean, in 1983. In line with IRA rules, contained within the Green Book, Bell lost his position as Chief of Staff which was then taken by Kevin McKenna from the Tyrone Brigade.[7]

Upon release Bell, and fellow prisoner Edward Carmichael, stated that they had both been offered immunity if they would incriminate Sinn Féin elected representatives Danny Morrison, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Carmichael had been offered £300,000 and Bell stated that he was told he could "name my own figure".[8]
Libyan connection[edit]

On release from prison in 1983, Bell was reappointed to the Army Council but did not regain his position as Chief of Staff. Much of his influence had been eroded.

Bell was the IRA's representative to Libya during the late 1970s and the early 1980s. Libya and the IRA had a common enemy, the British government. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was heavily criticised in Libya for allowing US planes to take off from British air bases for raids on Libya in which more than seventy people were killed.[9]

In late 1984 and early 1985 the Libyan Intelligence Service moved to put in place a supply of arms to the IRA in order that they could more effectively fight the British Army, and Bell and Joe Cahill were instrumental in putting in place the Libyan arms smuggling plan.[10]
Court martial[edit]

In 1984, Bell openly opposed Adams' proposal to increase spending on election campaigns instead of the war against Britain. Bell was a hard-line militarist who opposed the use of funds by Sinn Féin and resented moves to end abstentionism. Bell emerged as the head of a group, which included senior figures like Danny McCann. In the end, a court martial in June 1985 dismissed Bell from the IRA.[11][12] He still resides in West Belfast to this day.[citation needed]
2014 arrest and charge[edit]

Bell was arrested by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on 18 March 2014 for questioning in relation to the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972.[13]

Bell, aged 77, has been charged with aiding and abetting murder and membership of the IRA. He is expected to appear in court on Saturday 22 March 2014.

Jump up^ the most important campaigns ever fought by the British Army and its fellow Services[dead link]
Jump up^ Ed Moloney, A Secret History of the IRA, p.318, 2002. (PB) ISBN 0-393-32502-4 (HB) ISBN 0-7139-9665-X
Jump up^ Ed Moloney, A Secret History of the IRA, p.114, 2002. (PB) ISBN 0-393-32502-4 (HB) ISBN 0-7139-9665-X
Jump up^ Ed Moloney, A Secret History of the IRA, p.114, 2002. (PB) ISBN 0-393-32502-4 (HB) ISBN 0-7139-9665-X
Jump up^ Dominic Casciani (1 January 2003). "Adams and IRA's secret Whitehall talks". BBC. Retrieved 26 February 2007.
Jump up^ Jim Gibney, Long Kesh revisited An Phoblacht 16 August 2001
Jump up^ Ireland’s Own – Chronology of Events
Jump up^ IRIS Magazine, November 1983
Jump up^ Ed Moloney, A Secret History of the IRA, pp 14–15, 2002. (PB) ISBN 0-393-32502-4 (HB) ISBN 0-7139-9665-X
Jump up^ Ed Moloney, A Secret History of the IRA, pp 14–15, 2002. (PB) ISBN 0-393-32502-4 (HB) ISBN 0-7139-9665-X
Jump up^ David Sharrock, Hard-liners left 'crying into their beer The Daily Telegraph 24 October 2001
Jump up^ Brendan O'Brien, The Long War: The IRA & Sinn Féin, p.133, 1999. (PB) ISBN 0-86278-606-1
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Living people
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Provisional Irish Republican Army members
Irish republicans interned without trial
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Friday, 21 March 2014


Malaysia Airlines MH370: Low-Flying Plane 'Seen' by Maldives Islanders but not Detected by Radars

Missing Malaysia Flight MH370: Residents of Maldives reportedly saw what has been described as a "low-flying jumbo jet" flying over their houses early in the morning of March 8. The distance between Malaysia and Maldives is 3170.74 kmCreative Commons

Claims by people in a remote Maldivian island that they sighted an unidentified plane flying low over their houses in the morning of 8 March have offered a new lead in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Residents of Kuda Huvadhoo in Dhall Atoll in the Maldives spotted a "low-flying plane" around 6:15 am local time on 8 March, the day MH370 vanished leaving scant trails, Maldivian newspaper Haveeru reported.

The local police are probing the testimonies of the residents, but have not yet disclosed any details.

However, the Indian Ocean island nation's defence forces have said their radars did not detect the plane.

"Further to the surveillance conducted thus far, none of the military radars in the country has detected a trace of the missing plane. Furthermore, no trace of the MH370 Airline has been found from the data scrutinized thus far from radars stationed at the airports in the Maldives," an official statement said.
“I've never seen a jet flying so low over our island before. We've seen seaplanes, but I'm sure that this was not one of those. I could even make out the doors on the plane clearly."”
- A Maldivian 'eyewitness'

The reported time of the sighting of the plane in the Maldives would be around 9 am local time in Malaysia, roughly eight hours after the plane lost contact with air traffic control.

The missing Malaysia Airlines plane, a Boeing 777 jet, is capable of carrying enough fuel to stay in air for more than eight hours even with a full load of 239 people on board.

Malaysia did not seek help

Though the last "ping" from the jetliner was received near the Maldives and the US naval base on Diego Garcia, the Malaysian government did not seek help from Maldivian authorities in finding the missing plane, the newspaper said.

Maldivian islanders saw a "low-flying jumbo jet" with white and red stripes across it as on Malaysian Airliners, the report said. The residents heard incredibly loud noise which made them come out of their houses to look for the source of the sound.

The residents said the plane was flying so low that they could even see its doors, and that the jet appeared to be flying from north to south-east, towards the southernmost atoll of Addu.

"I've never seen a jet flying so low over our island before. We've seen seaplanes, but I'm sure that this was not one of those. I could even make out the doors on the plane clearly," said an eyewitness.

"It's not just me either, several other residents have reported seeing the exact same thing. Some people got out of their houses to see what was causing the tremendous noise too."

'Terrain Masking' theory

Meanwhile, a local aviation expert reportedly told Haveeru that it was "likely" the sighted plane was MH370, as the possibility of any other aircraft flying over the island at the reported time was remote.
Malaysia Airlines' Missing Flight MH370

The latest eyewitness report has given more credence to the 'Terrain Masking' theory, which has been used to explain the mystery behind the jet's unidentified flight path after losing contact with air traffic control.

Terrain masking avoids detection by radar by positioning the airplane low near the ground to have the natural earth mask the plane from radio waves. Military pilots use this manoeuvre to fly stealthily towards their target.

The New Strait Times reported that the plane descended to an altitude of 5,000 feet or lower, after turning from waypoint 'Igari', the last-confirmed location of the plane, possibly to dodge radar.

"The person who had control of the aircraft has solid knowledge of avionics and navigation and left a clean track," an official told the paper.


Swing Lo, Sweet Chariot - The Plantation Singers

The Alliance Party has been accused of abandoning its "middle ground position" after a high-profile member declared her preference for a united Ireland.

Anna Lo described herself as "anti-colonial" and said the partition of Ireland was "artificial".

Ms Lo, who is the party's European election candidate, made the comments in an interview for the Irish News.

Alliance said its policy remained that it was up to the majority of people to determine the future status of NI.

In the interview, published on Thursday, the South Belfast MLA said a united Ireland would be "better placed economically, socially and politically".

Her comments come just weeks before the 22 May European election.

In response, DUP MLA Arlene Foster called on Ms Lo to apologise for her "deeply insulting language".

Ms Foster added: "It is not entirely surprising to hear such clear Irish, nationalist aspirations coming from within the Alliance Party.

"It is vital however, that Anna Lo answers some questions, particularly about the language she chooses to use.

"What exactly does her reference to being 'anti-colonial' mean? Does Anna Lo believe that Northern Ireland is comparable to a colony and does she view unionists as colonists? Northern Ireland is not a colony; it is a full and equal part of the United Kingdom.

"That kind of deeply insulting language and prejudicial viewpoint is usually only ever articulated from the extreme edges of republicanism but is now coming from the selected Alliance Party candidate for Europe."

Jim Nicholson has asked David Ford to clarify the party's position
Jim Nicholson has asked David Ford to clarify the party's position
Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson said Ms Lo's comments seemed to be "yet another attempt by the Alliance Party to distance Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom".

"Describing Northern Ireland being part of the United Kingdom as 'artificial' as Anna Lo has done, is another sign that the Alliance Party is fast becoming a cold house for unionists," he said.

"If Anna Lo's comments are reflective of the Alliance Party's position, it can no longer claim to be a middle-ground party.

"I now call on the leader of the Alliance party, David Ford, to clarify the party's position on whether or not support for a united Ireland is now official Alliance Party policy."

Duncan Morrow, who is an Alliance party candidate in the local government elections, said Ms Lo's comments could be squared with the party's support for the principle of consent.

He said: "I think the party position is definitely that we are fully part of the UK by consent and that's the way it is, but that people can aspire to be British, Irish or both.

"In that sense, Anna is in line. Her position is an aspiration that won't be shared by everybody but that's the nature of Alliance.

"She has maintained policy but she has expressed her own view."

The principle of consent is one of the key points of the Good Friday Agreement and states that it is for the people of Northern Ireland to decide their own future.

Thursday, 20 March 2014


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British Police in Occupied Ireland, were filmed dumping a vulnerable, unconscious Catholic woman on a busy bus lane, who was celebrating Saint Patrick's Day. Fortunately she was not run over and Irish people, are demanding the British Police are charged with attempted murder. The video clearly shows the heartless PSNI paramiltary police, dumping the incapacitated woman on a roadside in Derry and are being referred to the Police Ombudsperson, for all the good that will do.

The video shows the unconscious woman, being dragged from the middle of the road and dumped onto a busy bus lane on John Street in Derry by two of the paramiltary British police, who then drive off in an unmarked car, leaving the woman to be run over. The PSNI who were caught on film on St Patricks Day last year, raping an innocent young Catholic man in KIlkeel, have a long history of sectarian abuse and discrimination, while their ranks have recently been filled by  ex-paramiltary police of the disgraced RUC, who were involved in the regular sectarian murder and torture of innocent Irish Catholics.

It is not clear what they did to this poor woman, prior to
 their murderous intent being filmed, while this defenceless woman, who is suffering from a severe illness.The free born woman is a member of the travelling people's community and was celebrating St Patricks Day along with her husband,minding their own business, in her own country, which they are fully entitled to do, before they were set upon by these foreign mercenaries of British rule.

Martin McGuinness said “Viewed video showing 2 police officers failing to ensure the safety of an incapacitated woman on a public roadway is totally unacceptable.” 
Foyle SDLP MLA Mark Durkan said he was “horrified” after watching the video, saying, "Not only are these actions dangerous and irresponsible they are completely inhumane. I feel for the family of this girl. How can we believe that our young people are safe in our local community, when those who are charged with protecting them fall so far short of basic expectations?”

Republican Sinn Fein have pointed out, that in the unlikely event of members of the public being filmed engaged in such behaviour, they would be charged with attempted murder or if republicans got their hands on them, they would at a minimum be kneecapped or perhaps worse.The British paramilitary police the PSNI could not be reached for comment by this journalist and refused to answer questions, when interrogated by telephone. While these criminals were engaged in this activity their colleagues, had the audacity to march in the Christian St Patrick's Day parade in New York, while members of other minority groups in Ireland were banned from marching along with Kenny and McGuinness. Obviously the PSNI do not uphold the most basic form of Christian ethics or values and are definitely not a civilized force, with Irish values of human rights.



ALL COMMERCIAL AND ALL MILITARY SHIPS ARE EQUIPPED WITH RADAR. The radars are more limited than ground based radars, but the ships still have them. On top of this, ships are going to be staffed with people more capable of making observations. The path flight 370 took would have been a tradeoff of distance and risk of being seen and recognized. So the Maldives was the obvious best choice of routes.

I see the Maldives route as absolute proof of a U.S. military hijacking of flight 370 for the forementioned reason, and another huge one, which is -

Eyewitnesses said the plane was LOUD, and they were able to get out of their homes and see it before it was gone. There’s a huge problem with that – to meet airport regulations, 777 aircraft, which are modern, are also very quiet. But fighter jets are extremely loud. They are not quiet because they go supersonic, and even at subsonic speeds, any airplane that can fly at supersonic speeds cannot be quiet.

Subsonic planes which can be quiet, such as the 777 use an airfoil shaped wing to stay aloft. An airfoil produces a negative pressure on the top of the wing, and the plane literally gets pulled into the sky by vacuum pressure built up on the top of the wing. But as soon as supersonic speeds are approached, an airfoil won’t work because the vacuum pressure region moves towards the back of the wing, and at too high a speed the wing no longer generates lift and the plane will drop like a rock.

Supersonic planes use pressure on the bottom of the wing to generate lift, and if they also need to have performance, there is no way a plane of this design can ever be quiet. Rather than lift their way into the sky, they punch their way into the sky and the engines have to be very powerful and be revved hard for enough force to be generated to keep them aloft even at subsonic speeds. This along with size to performance considerations makes them very loud.

Even if flight 370 had been loud, it likely would have been there and gone before anyone got out of their house to see it. But if a cloaked fighter jet was in front of it as an escort, and a cloaked fighter jet was behind it, the people would have heard them and been out of their homes on time to see only what was not visibly cloaked – flight 370. And since flight 370 would have been the only thing visible to simple people, all noises would get blamed on it regardless of where they originated in the sky.

The extremely loud noise basically check mates the sighting, it’s legit. Flight 370 was electronically hijacked and flown over the Maldives to avoid being sighted by whoever was out on the ocean and received escort from two or more visibly cloaked fighter jets.

THAT is my FINAL ANSWER with regard to the Maldives sighting.
UPDATE: The most common straw man argument against the report above is that jumbo jets are loud when flying low.

This is NO LONGER TRUE, especially with the 777. The Federal Aviation Administration’s noise mitigation regulations forced airline makers to make quieter engines, and the newest ones, such as what are on the 777 are now practically whisper quiet from the front even on takeoff. Regulation started in 1979, was significantly enhanced in 1998, and since then has been improved in advance anticipation of further regulation. Now, once flying even at low altitude, there is no way a passing jet would be enough to get someone out of bed unless the wings practically touched the house and at that altitude the plane would be out of sight before anyone could tell there was a line painted down the middle. There is still some noise out the back, but it’s not even 10 percent of what it was in the 70′s.

I am not going to waste additional time with any more of this topic, many people have noticed this just from living everyday life.

Villagers near Marang, on Malaysia’s eastern coast, told police they heard a “loud and frightening noise” around 1.20am Saturday morning, according to Tom Phillips, a Telegraph correspondent in Kuala Lumpur.

Alias Salleh, a 36-year-old truck driver told Malaysia’s The Sun Daily, he and friends had run towards the source of the noise, “but did not see anything unusual.”

“The noise sounded like “the fan of a jet engine,” Mr Salleh added.

“My friends and I heard the ringing noise for about two minutes,” said Mohd Yusri Mohd Yusof, a 34-year-old villager.

Read the rest of this update here: Evidence Malaysia Plane Hidden By Electronic Weapon: Villagers Heard But Could Not See It

Original story: Malaysia Plane Hidden With Electronic Weapon? 20 High-Tech EW Defense Passengers

Four people in particular who boarded the missing Malaysian plane are being investigated, two for stolen passports and two other passport-related suspects. Those four suspects plus twenty people on board involved in cutting edge electric technology. some used for defense purposes, raise a question with this reporter about electronic weaponry (EW) hiding the plane.

Added to the tragic mystery is why not one country checked databases for information about stolen passports used to board the Malaysia Airlines flight.

New electronic weapons (EW) allow jamming, blinding, deafening and more, so that a plane could possibly vanish from radar detection and security systems would not be activated. Basic radarElectronic Counter-Measure (ECM) strategies used in electronic warfare (EW) are: 1) radar interference, 2) target modifications, and 3) changing electrical properties of air.

A U.S. intelligence assessment described to The Daily Beast by current and former U.S. intelligence officials, concluded any Israeli attack on Iran would go far beyond fighter plane airstrikes and would likely deploy EW against Iran’s electric grid, Internet, cellphone network, and emergency frequencies for firemen and police officers.

“For example, Israel has developed a weapon capable of mimicking a maintenance cellphone signal that commands a cell network to “sleep,” effectively stopping transmissions, officials confirmed. The Israelis also have jammers capable of creating interference within Iran’s emergency frequencies for first responders.”

In 2007, “the Syrian military got a taste of this warfare when Israeli planes ‘spoofed’ the country’s air-defense radars, at first making it appear that no jets were in the sky and then in an instant making the radar believe the sky was filled with hundreds of planes.”

Last year, it was announced that new stealth technology makes airplanes invisible not only to radar. It also renders them hidden to the human eye – “just like an invisibility cloak in a Hollywood sci-fi thriller,” reported

China had just touted its work on a “cloaking” technology using a hexagonal array of glass-like panels to bend light around an object, obscuring it from view, as though hidden by an invisibility cloak. Experts confirmed that the technology was legit — and not unlike American and European projects from the past few years.

“The general public … might not hear about how far the U.S. has really come, because it is and should remain classified,” firearms expert Chris Sajnog, a former Navy SEAL, told “Other countries are still playing catch-up — but they’re closing the gap.” stated, “But while classified work progresses, several public projects from universities and military supply companies show just how real this futuristic technology is.”

“Major arms developers such as BAE Systems readily acknowledge work on this kind of technology, such as the Adaptiv program, which aims to hide armored vehicles.”

“The U.S. military is among many who have expressed interest in Adaptiv, which could be transferred to other platforms, such as ships and helicopters,” said Mike Sweeney, a spokesman for BAE.

On the other hand, some experts dispute these new technologies can work at all.

“Invisibility cloak is a poorly chosen term,” Thomas Way, associate professor of computing science at Villanova University, wrote to in an email. “Invisible to what? We already have stealth aircraft that are invisible to radar (usually), but there is absolutely no way given our current understanding of physics that something could be made invisible to the naked eye… If that’s what they are claiming, it’s a hoax.”

In Electronic Warfare jargon, however, electronic countermeasure exists. ECM is an electrical orelectronic device designed to trick or deceive radar, sonar or other detection systems, like infrared (IR) or lasers. ECM can be used offensively and defensively to deny targeting information to an enemy.

The system can “make the real target appear to disappear or move about randomly. It is used effectively to protect aircraft from guided missiles,” according to Way.

“Most air forces use ECM to protect their aircraft from attack. It has also been deployed by military ships and recently on some advanced tanks to fool laser/IR guided missiles. It is frequently coupled with stealth advances so that the ECM systems have an easier job. Offensive ECM often takes the form of jamming. Defensive ECM includes using blip enhancement and jamming of missile terminal homers.” (Wikipedia)

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) launched a major initiative dedicated to serving RF power needs of U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) sector. It has a team of specialists dedicated to supporting defense customers.

Freescale confirmed yesterday that 20 of its employees were on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, twelve from Malaysia and eight from China. The company’s key product solutions include those for electric vehicles, as this reporter highlighted yesterday:

“Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets,” the company says on its website and in its statement today. ”… our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected.”

Freescale says its “key applications and end-markets include: automotive safety,hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world.

Freescale says its commercial products meet requirements of applications including EW:

Battlefield communications
HF through L- and S-Band radar
Missile guidance
Electronic warfare
Identification, friend or foe (IFF)

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


Maldives residents saw 'low-flying jumbo jet' on March 8: Report

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Residents of Kuda Huvadhoo in Dhaal Atoll in the Maldives reportedly saw a "low-flying jumbo jet" flying over houses early in the morning of March 8, the same day Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing.
In a report by Maldivian daily Haveeru, residents described the aircraft which flew over Kuda Huvadhoo at around 6:15am as being white, with red stripes across it.
This colour scheme is very similar to the livery used by Malaysia Airlines on its aircraft - including the Boeing 777 used for MH370.
Eyewitnesses who saw the aircraft agreed that it was travelling in a north to south-east heading towards Addu, the southern tip of the Maldives, and all commented on the very loud noise the aircraft made when flying over the island.
One noted that the doors on the aircraft could be seen clearly, a fact that was also agreed upon by other eyewitnesses.
"Some people got out of their houses to see what was causing the tremendous noise too," said the eyewitness. It was reported that Island Councillor Mohamed Zaheem had said other Kuda Huvadhoo residents had spoken up about the incident.
Haveeru had also quoted a local aviation expert, who said it was likely for MH370 to have flown over the Maldives, adding that the possibility of any aircraft flying over the island was extremely low.
MH370, which left Kuala Lumpur International Airport for Beijing on March 8, has been in the international spotlight since it disappeared in the early hours of that same day along with its 239 passengers and crew.

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    The only organization with the ability and expertise to 'black-out' this aircraft, avoid all civilian and military radar systems, and land a 777 aircraft sight-unseen is the CIA.
    Sometime the most logical answer is the most obvious, someone needed the plane or the cargo.
    This was likely a CIA operation to deliver 'classified equipment' to operatives in Beijing China and the contents of that cargo was discovered by Chinese Authorities while the flight was en-route.
    To protect the cargo, and identity of operatives waiting for it in Beijing, the agents onboard were instructed to redirect the flight and secure the 'cargo' at Diego Garcia.
    This would explain why the US is not reporting any sightings on any of their their radar systems through-out the Indian Ocean, the cargo will be removed and the aircraft sunk at sea.

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      If that was MH370, why it only reached Maldives in the morning 6 am? Where did it go before that?
      Oh sorry, Maldives is actually very far away, so that's possible. But Maldives is not in the arc.

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          MAS should use another similar aircraft to do a fly thru demo to ascertain if indeed MH 370 was the aircraft.

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              At 6.15am they can see the colours clearly?
              Are they behaving similarly to Mckay?

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                  A sighting at the specified time would fit into the correct timeframe and put the plane on a course for Somalia.

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                      Next would be Timbuktu residents claiming to see MH.

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                          I think this was orchastrated by the CIA to kidnap someone on board, and all of the people are in prison on Diego garcia, or dead, and th e plane is in a hanger on the island.

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                              Its not likely the CIA would take a large target for an individual.
                              But it is likely the CIA were forced to take the plane to prevent its 'classified cargo' from being intercepted by Chinese authorities in Beijing.
                              If the CIA learned that China had discovered the cargo onboard was not 'lithium batteries' for a US Corporation in Beijing, but was actually specialized equipment for US agents, while the flight was in route, the CIA would have little choice but to take that aircraft and cargo to a secure location like DG.
                              Team members likely prevented passengers from using their cell phones by quickly going up to 45,000 feet to suffocate from hypoxia before they'd realize anything unusual, once landing in DG and unloading their cargo, the plane would be towed to the deepest area and sunk.

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                                  Bc the US uses terrorist techniques and holds hostages all the time? Seriously? Get a grip.

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                                    Sure are a lot of Maldivians awake at 6:15 am on a Saturday. I hear it is a lovely holiday destination, but apparently, you won't want to live or work there. Need to be awake before 6:15. Perhaps to cook breakfast for the tourists.

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                                        Ex RAF Gan ??

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                                            Google earth. I did google earth search and looked at Diego Garcia. saw planes there on the ground. military types. No sign of MH370. Google earth is under the US Navy. You can zoom in to see the runway, even the tyre marks on it.

                                            • Business newsBusiness newsMalaysia Airlines Flight Spotted In Maldives? Examining The Latest Theory On MH370

                                              on March 18 2014 11:41 PM
                                              Kuda Huvadhoo
                                              A map of the Indian Ocean showing the known location of the last radio call by MH370 and the place where Maldivian islanders said they might have seen it. Google Maps / IBTimes
                                              According to a local newspaper, residents of a remote island in the Maldives, Kuda Huvadhoo, spotted a plane at 6:15 a.m. local time on March 8 that could have been the missing Malaysia Airlines 370. Eyewitnesses cited by the paper said they saw "a jumbo jet," white with red stripes across it, flying low and very loudly. The description of a big airplane in those colors is consistent with the Malaysian Boeing 777.

                                              The islanders said they did not recall ever seeing an airplane there, and at that height, before, making it unlikely that what they had seen was a normal takeoff or landing by another passenger jet.   
                                              The time of the sighting also matches what we can deduct about the plane's range and its known whereabouts.
                                              6:15 a.m. in the Maldives is 9:15 a.m. in Malaysia, so the sighting would have occurred seven hours and 45 minutes after the last radio contact, the now-famous "All right, goodnight" at 1:30 a.m. Malaysian time over the Gulf of Thailand.  
                                              A 777 series 200ER, with a nearly full load of 227 passengers and 12 crew, cargo, and fuel for the scheduled five and a half hour trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, plus reserves, would typically be able to stay in the air for a maximum of about eight hours. That makes the presence of the aircraft at 6 in the morning local time in the middle of the northern Indian Ocean technically possible.  
                                              In fact, the distance between the point of last radio contact and Kuda Huvadhoo is 2,000 miles, which a 777 at cruise speed would cover in far less time. Flying in a straight line from the Gulf of Thailand, MH370 would have appeared over the island no later than 3 a.m. local time, well before sunrise.
                                              But the plane may not have flown in a straight line, for whatever reason: possibly a hijacking, and maybe the crew's attempt to foil it. Or it may have flown at very low level to avoid detection, where the air is thicker and jet planes fly slower because of added drag. It may also have been flying at reduced speed to conserve fuel, either because whoever controlled the plane wanted to maximize its range, or because jet engines are less efficient at low altitude.
                                              One thing the Maldivian eyewitnesses did not mention, at least in the local newspaper's account, is seeing signs of the onboard fire that some experts say could have incapacitated or killed the crew while the plane kept flying on autopilot.
                                              The idea of a fire as cause for MH370 crashing was first floated by a pilot on Google Plus last weekend, and went viral. It rests on the assumption that the pilots, far from being in on some nefarious plot, were heroes who steered the plane toward the most convenient airport for an emergency landing as soon as they realized that they had a fire or some other grave problem.
                                              That airport would have been on the island of Langkawi off the west coast of Malaysia, exactly on the compass heading that the plane took when it turned westward over the South China Sea. Then the crew succumbed to the fire, or to lack of oxygen, and the plane kept flying on autopilot until fuel ran out.      
                                              But the fire plus emergency diversion theory, as compelling as it is and similar to other known incidents, leaves one question unanswered. If the pilots tried for a landing at Langkawi and missed because they became incapacitated, the autopilot would have kept them flying straight and level on the last compass heading. (Which would have taken MH370 more or less over Kuda Huvadhoo, by the way.)
                                              Yet we know from Malaysian military radar tracking that after passing the west coast of Malaysia, MH370 zigzagged north and west, toward the Andaman Islands, following precise waypoints. Shortly before reaching the Andamans, it was lost to radar, and might have possibly made the Maldives, before disappearing toward one of the two arcs -- one in Central Asia, the other off the west coast of Australia -- where satellite pings say it must have ended its flight.  
                                              mh370 positionsA chart from the Malaysian government showing the last known possible position of MH370 based on satellite communication. U.S. authorities believe the plane is to be found along the southern red arc.  Malaysian Prime Minister's Office
                                              So, either someone was entering those waypoints in the flight management computers, or the computers had been programmed earlier to send the plane there. The former option is not consistent with an unconscious or dead crew. The latter makes no sense for a crew in a dire emergency, looking for the closest place to land -- unless one wants to believe the improbable and now-debunked scenario that hackers were steering the plane.
                                              If the Maldivian sighting is not a false lead, then, it lends strength to the theory that MH370 must have ditched or crashed in the ocean.
                                              It did not land at the airport of the Maldives' capital Male, and the closest airport big enough for a 777, Mahe in the Seychelles Islands, 1,400 miles away, hasn't seen the missing jet, which could not have had enough fuel to get there anyway if it really overflew Kuda Huvadhoo when the eyewitnesses said it did. The U.S. and British airbase at Diego Garcia is closer, 800 miles away, and also has a runway long enough for the jet, but has not reported sighting the aircraft either.
                                              As for the coast of Africa, lawless Somalia, an ideal place for a hijacked plane to land, is 2,000 miles from the Maldives. That would have been too far for Malaysian 370, and was also likely among the first places that spy satellites would have scoured for signs of a giant, easily visible airplane, which they did not see. And as Wednesday dawned in Malaysia, neither had anyone else, for the eleventh day since the mystery began.