Experts Seem Determined to Ignore 4 Pieces of Hard Evidence, All Pointing to Possible Iran Connection in MH370 Mystery

Arthur Conan Doyle’s character, Sherlock Holmes, had a maxim that he repeated to Watson: If all possibilities but one are eliminated, the remaining one, however unlikely, must be the truth.  I generally frown on this maxim, because like Occam’s Razor, it tends to be misapplied.  In my experience, it’s far more likely, in the real world, that we have simply failed to think up all the bizarre possibilities.  But his point is well made.  Most people fail to see what’s obvious because after they follow what the evidence tells them, they simply can’t believe it, and so they don’t.Path2

In the case of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, the experts, mostly the Malaysian authorities, U.S. military analysts and the world news, seem determined to ignore Holmes advice.  There are some wonderful bits of hard data proving what has happened to Flight 370, but they have been mostly discarded because “experts” have proclaimed them “impossible.”  Perhaps they’re right to do so, but it still gives me a queasy feeling about either their competence or their agendas.  For some of the latest on the investigation, see CBS here.  Let’s look at the facts:

1. Two young men on the flight were Iranians with stolen passports.

This is not suspicious at all, I know, (wink) but the speed with which these men were dismissed as “not associated with terror” was pretty shocking.  I don’t think this is meaningless data.  —-> Points to Iran.

2. Malaysian radar indicates the plane flew WEST into the Indian Ocean.

Nevertheless, for days, all searches and speculation have been directed north and south, in other directions entirely.  Some of this has been because of the stubborn assumption that such a large plane “couldn’t possibly” fly out into the ocean with no place to land, despite the fact that the Boeing 777 is uniquely capable of landing and take-off from short, non-concrete runways.  But a westerly flight is exactly what you would expect for a flight to the Arabian Sea. —-> Points to the Middle East.

3. Inmarsat claims that engine telemetry was received as long as 7 and 1/2 hours into the flight and no breakup signals have been found.

This is what you call indisputable evidence that the plane did not crash anywhere in the whole Bay of Bengal region, but STILL that’s all everyone talks about: finding the crash.  For some reason, experts like Charles Krauthammer are saying that it’s “impossible” that a hijacked plane could find a non-hostile place to land, so it must not have done so.   Really?  Krauthammer pointed out that a state receiving a hijacked plane would have to be a bona fide outlaw nation to do such a thing.  I don’t know about Chuck, but I’ve heard about just such an outlaw nation.  It’s called Iran, and it is within a 7 and 1/2 hour flight of Kuala Lumpur.  Some say the plane didn’t have the range, especially if it was only fueled for a flight to Beijing, but clearly it was doing something for that time.  If it didn’t have the reserve fuel, then it must have been refueled, and despite what the experts say, a refueling stop at 3:00 AM at one of the airports in the Maldives before any alarms were raised about the missing flight, is definitely within the realm of possibility.  However it was done, the evidence testifies that it WAS done.  Exactly how is really not that important.  —-> Points to Iran.

4. Inmarsat data indicates the final engine pings were received at 40 degrees off the antenna nadir of the geosynchronous satellite over the Indian Ocean.  That encompasses spots in east Africa, Libya, Syria, Azerbaijan, Iraq and … yes … northern Iran.

It also includes places much closer to Malaysia, where the aircraft certainly wouldn’t be after flying 7 and 1/2 hours, but that’s where the experts have chosen to focus.  As the map below shows, the red arcs are those portions of the 40 degree circle that it is presumed Flight 370 could have gone with limited fuel, despite the fact that it clearly was not that limited, after all.MH370 Inmarsat3

Keep in mind that these red arcs are not flight paths.  They are just segments of the circle that appears to be where the final pings came from.  They have chosen to leave off half of the circle.  I’m not entirely sure why.  Maybe there’s a reason, such as the signals being known to have come from the eastern side of the antenna.  If so, they aren’t telling.  Once again …  —-> Points to Iran.

Is there some reason why everyone seems so eager NOT to conclude that Flight 370 might be in Iran right now, after flying around the horn of India, across the Arabian Sea and settling into an easy touchdown and comfortable welcome?  If so, I’m missing it.

IsaacYeffett-200x178UPDATE: In Times of Israel interview, Isaac Yeffet, who served as head of global security for Israel’s national carrier in the 1980s and now works as an aviation security consultant in New Jersey, said investigators were correct in honing in on the two fake-passport carrying Iranian passengers on the doomed flight, and they have wasted valuable time by exploring other leads.  Emphasis mine.

Yeffet further said: “What happened to this aircraft, nobody knows. My guess is based upon the stolen passports, and I believe Iran was involved,” he said. “They hijacked the aircraft and they landed it in a place that nobody can see or find it.”


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86 Responses to Experts Seem Determined to Ignore 4 Pieces of Hard Evidence, All Pointing to Possible Iran Connection in MH370 Mystery

  1. I think they plan on using the plane itself as a weapon. You can’t tell me they don’t have nukes. They just don’t have a missile system. Pack them on the plane and voila, big ole bomb. I also think it has something to do with trying to get the blind sheikh released. I have written about it over at my blog on blogger. Something very bad is afoot.

    • I think you’re probably right. Thanks for the comment. I’ll have to go over and look at your theory.

    • barnslayer says:

      Maybe the iranians are just that stupid but one would think there were equally suitable planes that could have been stolen while attracting far less attention.

      • Gruntessa was just saying the same thing earlier. The only thing I can think of is that the Boeing 777 is advanced enough for their special purposes, unlike some of the ancient 707s and 727s and other Russian planes still flying around there from the Shah’s time. Maybe?

  2. Knight4GFC says:

    More mystery…

    “One of the most eerie rumors came after a few relatives said they were able to call the cellphones of their loved ones or find them on a Chinese instant messenger service called QQ that indicated that their phones were still somehow online.

    A migrant worker in the room said that several other workers from his company were on the plane, including his brother-in-law. Among them, the QQ accounts of three still showed that they were online, he said Sunday afternoon.

    Adding to the mystery, other relatives in the room said that when they dialed some passengers’ numbers, they seemed to get ringing tones on the other side even though the calls were not picked up.

    The phantom calls triggered a new level of desperation and anger for some. They tried repeatedly Sunday and Monday to ask airline and police officials about the ringing calls and QQ accounts. However unlikely it was, many thought the phones might still be on, and that if authorities just tracked them down, their relatives might be found. But they were largely ignored.”

    Vanished Malaysia Airlines flight leaves relatives with anger and phantom phone calls

    • annieoakley says:

      I read, somewhere on the internet that the plane immediately rose to 40,000 + maybe 45,000 ft. in altitude?? If cabin is not pressurized or even at lower altitudes if main Cabin is depressurized enough the people would die from lack of oxygen and/or freeze to death? Would the actual physical plane fall apart?

      • Hey Annie! Long time, no see! People were asking if you’d survived the big flood up on the Big Thompson. Any damage?

        About the climb to 45,000 ft, I’m not aware that it would damage the plane in any way. If the engines will perform well enough to get it there, the airframe will hold together. It just may not be able to maintain a comfortable cabin pressure. I doubt it would have caused a complete depressurization, but of course, if it did, then people could die in those conditions. The fact that the airplane kept flying long after that indicates it didn’t depressurize completely, in my book. I’m not a real expert (or play one on TV); these are just my opinions. Could be wrong.

    • barnslayer says:

      I just heard a blurb on the radio (during Steve Deace news break) one of the pilots may have been involved. They’re using the term “rogue pilot”.

  3. Knight4GFC says:

    Potential runways within range of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

    • barnslayer says:

      Well that settles it… the Aussies are behind this!

      • Not only that, Knight’s graphic upthread says there were 6 Aussies on board!!! How could they have missed that?? That changes everything. They probably got liquored up and wanted to joy-ride it back to Oz. The entire crew and all the passengers are sleeping off a huge hangover outside of some pub on the outskirts of Perth right now.

        • zmalfoy says:

          LMAO!!! those Ozzies. . .

        • zmalfoy says:

          So clearly, this was the fault of. . .

          Drop Bears!!!

          • Too funny! Hey, Zoph, is Drop Bear another name for Koala? That’s what I assumed, since they hang out in gumdrop trees (eucalyptus), but I never knew for sure.

            • zmalfoy says:

              You don’t know about . . . Drop Bears?! oh Grunt, this is priority info!!

              Drop bears are not koalas, though they are sometimes confused for such. Drop Bears, for example, do not eat eucalyptus. Instead, they wait in the branches of said trees, waiting for campers to come sleep under their tree. When night falls, and the human goes to sleep, the Drop Bear drops from the branches of the tree, bites the camper, and sucks out all their blood. Like a vampire. A fluffy, double-thumbed, slit-eyed, ozzie vampire-koala.

              Tour guides are trained to make sure they tell all foreign visitors about this menace. *nods*
              These things are real, man . . . like the jackalopes of Wall, SD . . .

    • Is that map based on the amount of fuel the plane would have had for a normal flight to Beijing? If so, how much farther (and how many more red dots) if the plane left with completely full fuel tanks? Could the plane have made it to Iran (or even more easily, Pakistan)?

      • It’s not clear. They’re not releasing the details of their analysis, but the Airline CEO has stated that the plane did not have enough fuel to fly for 7.5 hours, even though its engines were clearly running for that long. I doubt his assertion, because the trip to Beijing would have been almost 6 hours, and the plane would have had a decent reserve of fuel. I suspect the plane probably had enough fuel to fly 7.5 hours. My theory is that it may have refueled at one of the airports in the Maldives, and I’ve seen that mentioned by some other web theorists as well. Either way, they figured out a way to keep the engines running for 7.5 hours; that’s a fact.

        The red dots in my plot are something I added based on my assumption that the plane continued west around India, over the Maldives and into Iran. I believe it could have made it that far, based on the 7.5 running time. Just my guess, though. Solaratov pointed out that a fully-fueled 777 can fly considerably farther than that.

  4. Knight4GFC says:

    More info on flight path of Malaysian Flight MH370:

  5. French reader says:

    What about the 20 employees of Freescale ?
    Freescale Semiconductor Employees Confirmed Passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

    “AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 8, 2014– Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) has confirmed that 20 of its employees were confirmed passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Twelve are from Malaysia and eight are from China. The entire Freescale Semiconductor community is deeply saddened by this news. The company is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide more information as it becomes available. “

  6. Looks like al Qaeda had been planning something like this using a “shoe bomb” to gain access to the cockpit and steal a plane.

      • I’ve been reading some of this stuff this afternoon, and it sure looks like they got nothing. I’m politically active, too, and part of the “opposition”, but that doesn’t mean I’m guilty of hijacking a jet. They’re saying the wife moving the kids out of the house was suspicious, but she’s not stupid and knew the government was about to tear them and the house apart, not to mention press and gawkers. Just seems like it’s a weak case at the moment, but who knows? Police investigators always turn on the family and innocent bystanders when the investigation goes nowhere.

        • barnslayer says:

          So what about that website (and barenakedislam)? Any general opinions?

          • I think the Daily Mail did a great job in their coverage, and so did barenakedislam. I’m just waiting for some real evidence that the pilot was ready to do something like steal a plane. And for what purpose? They say he had a video at-home flight simulator. So do I, but I’m not poised to steal a plane. They say the erratic altitude changes might have been his attempts at knocking out the passengers. I’d say it’s more likely an indication of a cockpit struggle and take-over. The knock-out theory is pretty stupid, really. If you don’t kill everyone, you only temporarily black them out. They come to right away once you drop to a better altitude and if the oxygen deploys, they don’t even pass out at all. What kind of weak theory is that? The only evidence that looks compelling at all, to me, is the claim that the wife and kids moved out before the flight. I’d like to hear more about that, but details are sketchy.

  7. Hmmmmm. Israeli expert says Iran most likely culprit. Fingers two Iranian passengers and says pilots probably not involved. Interesting….

  8. Knight4GFC says:

    #MH370 Soared Above Allowable Height, Plunged Below Allowable Depth Near George Town, Then Lurched Sharply West

  9. Knight4GFC says:

    EXPLOSIVE REVELATIONS: #MH370 Pilot Was Political Fanatic Who Eyewitnessed His Muslim Brotherhood Hero Jailed For Sodomy Hours Before Flight

  10. Knight4GFC says:

    Hey Grunt! Is this even remotely possible? Or is this “too far out”?

    Is missing Malaysian jet the world’s first CYBER HIJACK ?

    • Cool theory, huh? That plane is very heavily computer-controlled, fly-by-wire and hackable to a large extent. I honestly don’t know if it’s possible, but my sense is that it’s not even close to possible to achieve that level of control over everything. Also, you’d need a connection, probably on the plane. To access the plane’s computers, you’d have to plug a laptop into a serial port somewhere, like the airline mechanics use. It’s not hooked up to the internet directly. They talk about a “radio remote control.” From where? At that range? You’d need a satellite. That’s kinda hard to do from your garage.

      • Knight4GFC says:

        I was thinking that this was possible ON the plane. This would mean that you wouldn’t have top get into the cabin. Suicide act. Still, like you said, “…it’s not even close to possible to achieve that level of control over everything.” Thanks.

        • I really don’t know. You could be right that it’s feasible from on board. At least, it might be possible to sabotage things for a quick dive into the ocean. But I’m skeptical of being able to completely lock the pilots out of all control while flying it somewhere for 7.5 hours and possibly landing. Could be wrong, though.

  11. Israel Prepares for Possible Attack by Hijacked Malaysian Plane

    If the plane landed in Iran (which I think is quite plausible if the 777 was fully fueled, rather than fueled with just enough fuel to reach Beijing), then I highly suspect that the intent is to weaponize the plane and send it to Israel… even if the Israelis were to shoot it down, it could still be a highly lethal dirty bomb. I hope the Israelis neutralize this threat before it takes off…

    • I agree. TheConservativeWife mentioned the same suspicion. I think that’s the scenario that makes the most sense. Israel will take precautions, but they won’t be able to count on us, unfortunately, to give them intelligence of the plane’s whereabouts in Iran. If we knew, I’m sure our rogue State Dept would hide the info from them.

  12. Shalini says:

    The problem I have with the Iran theory is the 150 or so Chinese passengers on board. Iran and China are natural allies. Would Iran really risk alienating China by doing something like this when it would be in their best interest to keep China their allies in their quest to destroy Israel? Doesn’t add up. You could say they are Muslims who are blood thirsty and hence illogical and beyond reason. I reject the premise that evil, any kind, is ever illogical. It’s quite the opposite.

    • You have a very good point. And, of course, I agree with you regarding illogic. Whoever is responsible for this is certainly logical, rational and capable. Genius, even. It is because of this that I hold out hope that the passengers are still alive and have not been ruthlessly killed. If Iran is responsible, it may be enough that they have deflected China’s anger toward Malaysia, but that will only be true as long as their involvement remains a secret. Perhaps that is their hope. If the passengers are soon released anonymously, without the captors being revealed, I would say it indicates the culprits care about not provoking China. If that’s not the case, all bets are off.

  13. So, our theory is not original? Seems that you thought of it, too.
    Good to know.
    Can I use your satellite circle map?

  14. Knight4GFC says:

    “I’m sure: MH370 escaped in the shadow of another plane” retired Air Force Colonel says

  15. Pingback: Where did Flight 370 Go? | Little Duckies

  16. Knight4GFC says:

    Hijacked Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 shadowed other airliners to escape detection?

  17. Knight4GFC says:

    What SATCOM, ACARS and Pings tell us about the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370

  18. sudan is also possible. ivy mike weighed 85 tonnes, and is within the 777’s capacity. It represents an easy way to weaponize a large but simple thermonuclear bomb.

  19. Knight4GFC says:

    MH370: two objects spotted in southern Indian Ocean, Australia says
    Prime minister Tony Abbott announces search planes being sent based on ‘new and credible information’ from satellite images

    • I’m sure Malaysia would really like to see debris on the southern path, because it would mean it’s all over and they can breath a sigh of relief. But I don’t believe it’s anything more than a wild goose chase. Who hijacks a plane and flies to the South Pole? Nobody. Wishful thinking on their part. I’d gladly bet a case of 100 proof Hawaiian moonshine that they find nothing down there.

  20. Knight4GFC says:

    “One way or another, we will eventually find out. But make no mistake: Airline security as we have come to know it in the post-9/11 world is about to change. And that’s no fiction.”

    An Airborne Hunt for Red October?
    Malaysia 370: Tom Clancy or Occam’s Razor?

  21. More thoughts on the wild goose chase to the south and the nuke-carrying advantage of the 777 by Yitzchak and Chana.

  22. Knight4GFC says:

    “The Malaysian authorities were quick to dismiss an email purportedly sent by CMB claiming responsibility for the hijacking of Flight 370. When it comes to acts of terrorism I do not know what the authorities consider to be a credible method of claiming responsibility, but apparently an email is not it.”

    The “Chinese Martyrs’ Brigade” and Malaysian Flight 370

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