In an interview to the international satellite television channel CNN, Najib Razak, the completely exposed, callous prime minister of Malaysia, virtually spat on faces of the relatives of the victims.
The low-lights [it would be wrong calling them highlights] of the expose:
1. Malaysia would declare sometime in the future that the plane was lost.
2. Razak did not seem to care one way or another about the loss suffered by the next kin of the 239 victims or the delays involved in getting compensation.
3. He did not even bother saying whether he was contradicting himself on what he had said a month ago – when he had said that the plane had ended up in the southern Indian Ocean near the Antarctic.
4. He was non-committal about the contents of the “preliminary report” about the “missing” MH 370 that had been with an organisation linked to the United Nations for over a week now. It contains a lot of ‘observations’ about safety, provides ‘insights to improve security’ and a lot more balderdash.
In a single sentence, I can say that the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had tied himself into naughty knots and looked exactly like a neutered newt when CNN International’s Richard Quest completely stripped the white-haired suited man naked.
The CNN report:
More than six weeks after Flight 370 disappeared, Malaysia’s prime minister says his government is still not prepared to declare it -- and the 239 people on board -- lost.
“At some point in time I would be [declaring it lost], but right now I think I need to take into account the feelings of the next of kin -- and some of them have said publicly that they aren’t willing to accept it until they find hard evidence,” Najib Razak told CNN’s Richard Quest in an exclusive TV interview.
Still, he said, it is “hard to imagine otherwise.”
Najib also announced that his government will release a preliminary report next week on the plane’s disappearance. The report has already been submitted to the United Nations.
A month ago, Najib announced that, based on satellite data from Inmarsat, investigators had determined the plane’s “last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth. This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.”
That same day, Malaysia Airlines sent a text to relatives of the passengers saying “we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those onboard survived.”
In the interview Thursday with CNN, Najib called it “a bizarre scenario which none of us could have contemplated.” How could a plane that was supposed to head toward Beijing end up “half-way toward Antarctica?” he said.
Najib said he repeatedly asked the investigators whether they were sure, “and their answer to me was, ‘We are as sure as we can possibly be.’”
Some relatives of those on board and analysts have criticized Malaysia’s handling of the investigation, accusing the government of hiding or poorly communicating information.
Asked whether his country had bungled the search, Najib stressed that authorities had faced an “unprecedented” situation that would have been a struggle for any country to handle.
“Some of the things, we did well. We were very focused on searching for the plane. We didn’t get our communications right, absolutely right, to begin with. But I think toward the later part, we got our act together,” Najib said. “So I’m prepared to say that there are things we did well and things that we didn’t do too well.”
That’s one thing an investigation team will look at, he said.
“We’re prepared to look into it,” he said, “and we’re prepared for this investigation team to do its objective assessment.”
The night of the flight’s disappearance, a military radar picked up a plane travelling across the Malaysian Peninsula.
Najib said he believes there was someone monitoring the radar, “but the interpretation was done after the event.”
It was not known whether the plane was MH370, he said, and no planes were sent up to investigate “because it was deemed not to be hostile.” It “behaved like a commercial airline, following a normal flight path,” he said.
The vanishing of Flight 370 is “very, very different” from the 1997 crash of a SilkAir flight and the 2009 loss of an Air France flight, Najib added. “This is totally unprecedented.” There have been only “pings” and “handshakes” to go by, he said. “That we have analyzed. That is all we have.”
Well, I had said all that long, long ago.
Excerpts from the last one:
I received a report attributed to Pyare Shivpuri, a linguist formerly of the World Service of BBC.
His analysis quoted generously from a website that seeks to provide clarifications on the missing MH 370. Its link:
While the language in the report found in the above link is full of several syntax errors, Pyare himself when contacted about his contribution and embellishment of the report was cryptic in his reaction.
“If you think the report – based on what had been published on the net and reportedly repaired by me is worth publishing in your site, do so by all means. But, please avoid seeking clarifications from me on this account. I have better things to do in life,” Pyare, a personal friend, said.
Pyare had authored a world famous book – The Russian Threat.
He had been imprisoned during the emergency, despite being related to Mrs Indira Gandhi.
The report that came to me:
The Americans are withdrawing from Afghanistan one of their command and control system (used for controlling the pilotless drones) was hijacked by Taliban fighters when the American transport convoy was moving down from one of the hill top bases.
The Taliban terrorists ambushed the convoy and killed 2 American Seal personnel seized the equipment/weapons, including the command and control system which weighed about 20 tons and packed into 6 crates. This happened about a month ago in Feb 2014.
Like everyone else on earth, the Taliban wanted and continue to want money.
They tried selling the system to the Russians and/or the Chinese.
The Russians hate the Taliban because these Muslim Afghan fighters were the ones who humbled the mighty Red Army and chased it back into the borders of what had been the Soviet Union which finally led to the collapse of that form of Government under Mikhail Gorbachev.
But, being very clever, the Russians cited their busy schedule in Ukraine.
Perhaps, that was the window dressing.
The Chinese and the Russians have nice little cooperative venture going.
China is a bit scared of the Western danger – since it has gone well beyond the threshold limit of withstanding the deferring of monies due to its state-owned, manufacturing machine-like performing sweat-shops.
A single open defiance by one Western regime and China could arguably pull the plug of world finance to bankrupt more than 70% of the world.
But that would mean that China could never be able to get back its money for the exported easy credit, cheap, but high quality goods.
So, they needed to throw another scare.
A two-pronged game was played in response to what the West began doing sometime last year.
Western Europe is dependent on the cheap Russian gas to run its industries.
But, mad Vlad Putin began showing signs of belligerence and up popped the possibility of his closing the gas taps deep inside Russia. So, a deal was done with the Arabs … to get a natural gas pipeline laid all the way from the Middle-East, snaking through Syria to Western Europe to hedge the Western bets.
Putin realised the threat and began actively supporting the Syrian regime which wanted more than its proper pound of flesh.
So, Syria’s boss Assad suddenly became a global villain just as Saddam morphed into one in the early 90’s.
Russia did not blink one little bit began hailing the virtues of Assad, even vetoed action against Syria when something to the effect was proposed by the West in the UN.
Meanwhile, perhaps China found the offer from the Taliban very interesting as they could duplicate and master the technology to render all American drones ineffective on the one hand, usable by enemy hands on the other and rendered useless whenever and wherever applicable.
The Taliban then committed one stupid mistake.
Knowing that some of the parts of the rogue atomic weapons developed by AQ Khan had come from Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur became the place to exchange the goods for the cash.
Chinese had agreed to the deal, sent 8 of its top defence scientists to check the system and to effect the transfer.
There is of course one fully foxing question whose one bit remains unanswered.
Afghanistan shares a border with China – and hence it could have been sent across the common border.
That is the problem of the mindset of terrorists whose left hand would not trust its right hand.
Under the guise of monitoring Afghan elections, Western powers had the sewn up the Afghan-Sino border all through a chicken-neck area called the Wakhan Corridor. On the southern side is Pakistan occupied Kashmir and on the northern edge is Tajikistan. The final edge of Afghanistan’s common border with China involves a 17 km trek through treacherous terrain and carrying 6 heavy crates on mules is out.
Taliban did not know at to whom to trust in its bases in Tajikistan.
So its fighters decided to do the time tested relationship within the rogue elements of Inter–Services-Intelligence in Islamabad.
The AQ Khan times’ relationship came in handy.
The unanswered parts of the query:
a. Why did someone not change the 6 crates into 30 crates and render it easier to transport?
b. If the crates reached KL – what mode of transport was used to achieve that?
c. If that was the done deal, why not fly directly to Beijing?
Sometime in early March 2014, 8 Chinese scientists reached Malaysia and waited as the six heavy crates made their way to Kuala Lumpur.
The checks were done under diplomatic protection in Kuala Lumpur by the Chinese weapons’ experts.
As usual, Israel sussed this out.
Determined to recapture the stuff, agents the United States of America and from Tel Aviv [the two so-called Iranians with stolen passports, perhaps were part of this team] quietly got themselves booked into the flight.
It was then China’s turn to make a stupid mistake.
Beijing calculated that its agents could transport the cargo unnoticed through civilian aircraft.
The direct flight from KL to Beijing was to take only 4 and half hours. Americans were not expected to hijack or harm a civilian aircraft which had nearly 150 normal Chinese citizens.
So MH370 became the perfect carrier.
Reports say that in all there were 5 agents in the employ of the Americans including the two from Mossad who masqueraded as Iranian agents to lead the world on a wild goose chase.
The American team had persons who were experts in dealing with Boeing aircraft.
When MH370 was about to leave the Malaysian air space and meant to report to Vietnamese air control, an American AWAC jammed its signal, disabled the pilot control system and switched over to remote control mode. That was when the plane suddenly lost altitude momentarily.
After 9/11 incident, all Boeing aircraft and Airbus aircraft have inbuilt systems that would allow a hostile takeover of controls by an AWAC. The ‘sudden’ problems in Boeing aircraft leading to several of them getting grounded – especially in the Far East besides the delay in the delivery of Airbus’s latest fleet to client airlines was the manifestation of this issue.
Armed with virtually undetectable gizmos to take-over the plane controls from the inside and beyond through the AWACs, the 5 agents overpowered the hapless Malaysian pilots, crew, switched off the transponder and other communication systems, changed course and flew in a southwest direction.
Malaysian, Thai and Indian military radars actually detected what their systems termed a ‘rogue’ aircraft, but kept quiet – presumably under US orders.
The plane flew over North Sumatra, Anambas, towards southern India’s military airspace, landed quietly in a specially built airstrip at the Maldives – there are reports of some villagers having seen the aircraft – refuelled and finally landed at the Diego Garcia atoll which is an American Air Base in the middle of Indian Ocean.
The cargo and the black box were removed.
None exactly knows as to what happened to the passengers.
There is of course the golden rule in spying parlance.
The dead tell no tales.
With the bodies, the aircraft has been ‘delivered’ to the southern edge of the Indian Ocean, where it would be eventually found – with the properly dressed crime scene wherein all the theories of the plane having run out of fuel and having plunged into the sea from a great height would be ‘provable’.
The continuing delay is only due to the perpetrators wanting to be sure of not leaving any clue of what exactly happened.
As part of this scenario, searches were conducted in the South China Sea, and Australia is being forced to play the cat’s paw by lending its airport at Perth.
But, China has butted in with its own equipment which is snagging the whole operation.
Obviously, China has second guessed the truth.
But it wants the evidence and hence its aircraft, ships and satellites are on the prowl.
Would China then use its good offices to help Russia trigger the third world war over the misadventure in Ukraine and Crimea – the chicken neck of the gas supply to the West?
Would the Taliban assets in the Arab world contribute their might to trigger World War III?
Has Iran agreed to cooperate with the West over its nuke plans and is the thawing with Teheran by those who operate from Washington and Virginia a sign of the cooperation of the Shia Mullahs?
Sooner or later, the truth would be out.
Links of the reports from the latest to the earliest: