While this story is now over a week old, it prompts certain questions, which, when I saw the article, were the same questions that its sender, Mr. S.D., raised in the email in which he shared it with me. We'll get to the basic question, and today's high octane speculation, after the article itself (which will, I suspect, immediately raise the same questions in the reader's mind):

Russian Divers Pick Up Signals in AirAsia Search Zone: Military Expert

Doubtless your reaction was the same as mine, and the same as Mr. S.D.'s email:

Russian divers?!?!?

Hence my high octane speculation of the day: why Russian divers? I can understand Indonesian divers, even Australian, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, or Vietnamese divers. Maybe even Indian or Filipino divers, but Russian divers?

The article makes a curious statement, as if to underscore the strangeness:

"BALI, January 6 (Sputnik) – Five divers from the Russian Emergencies Ministry's Centrospas team have picked up signals from a large object in the area of the Java Sea that is being searched for Indonesia's AirAsia plane, the ministry's chief military expert Eduard Chizhikov said on Tuesday.


"Chizhikov underlined that Russia's search and rescue teams have extensive expertise and equipment in finding black boxes. However, searches for the aircraft's flight data recorder have produced no results as efforts entered their 10th day."

OK, I can buy that Russian search and rescue teams "have extensive expertise and equipment in finding black boxes," but I don't seem to recall that Russia is composed of an archipelago of islands surrounded by lots of water over which Aeroflot flights have mysteriously disappeared. Come to think of it, I can't recall a single case - I may be wrong or mistaken here - but I can't recall a single case of an Aeroflot flight being lost over an ocean. Which makes that remark about Russian expertise recovering black boxes from airline crashes in bodies of water a little suspicious. In fact, it highlights the presence of Russian rescue and recovery teams in the case in a rather dramatic fashion.

So ... why are they there? Here's where, to my mind, it gets interesting. Their presence would not, it would seem to be, to be welcome unless they had been invited. Additionally, their presence could not occur without the permission and interest of the Russian government. So here's the high octane speculation: whoever invited them, and the Russians themselves, suspect something very fishy, that the whole Air Asia tragedy, has a high odor to it (especially in the wake of the two other Malaysian airliner disasters, the still-missing and as-yet-to-be-agreed-upon-story of the missing Malaysia air flight 370, and the murky downing of Malaysia Air flight 17 over the Ukraine, which, you;'ll recall, every effort was made to blame Russia for (an effort you'll also recall, quickly evaporated as it became clear that the finger of blame could not be pointed at Russia). To put it country simple: both Russia and their "hidden inviter" suspect something is off with the Asia Air disaster, and they're looking for evidence not only of what happened, but moreover, who was behind it. And if they suspect something fishy about the whole affair, they probably already have an idea about the "what" and the "who", and even the "why"... Perhaps they even suspect that, in uncovering or confirming those suspicions, they will clarify the downing of Malaysia air 17, and even perhaps shed some light of the biggest mystery in the puzzle, the disappearance of Malaysia Air 370.

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. GW on January 19, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    According to this video, the divers were sent there by the “Russian Emergency Situations Ministry” (31:41)

  2. LSM on January 18, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    if my gleaned sources are correct AirAsia is Malaysian registered, not Indonesian-

    so now we have THREE Malaysian-registered airlines downed in less than a year (no other major/international airline has reported a single downing) so what the hell is going on here?-

    so why Malaysia?-

    could it be because the International Tribunal against War Crimes is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur?-

    we need a list of passengers on all 3 flights (reportedly by some sources flight 17 was flight 37O ‘mummified’- I personally don’t know if this is true or not)-

    but we need a list of passengers on all three flights to see if anyone on board any of these flights might’ve been standing in somebodys way…

    Larry in Germany

  3. yankee phil on January 18, 2015 at 4:04 am

    As the operator of one of the oldest and largest underwater fleets in the world Russian expertise,as of necessity,has to be of the best quality,also including underwater electronic and acousic detection or they’d of been blown out of the water long ago(Kursk?)That China stopped its search along with the operations western participants may have been a diplomatic gesture of cooperation,leaving a good friend to come in unnoticed and try to finish the search, Russia having a keen interest itself as to the whereabouts of this flight.

  4. DownunderET on January 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve commented here before about the Air Asia flight, and what I said then pertained to the black box recorders. If there is any fudging to be done, it’s the boxes, should the data be “garbled” or “unable to be read”, or some other lame duck reason, then that should flash red.
    So, large commercial airliners just don’t fall out of the sky for no reason, and I’m not buying the bad weather. Planes fly through bad weather all the time, so the two reasons planes crash is two reasons, one is pilot error, and the other is mechanical.
    It is going to be “REALLY” interesting to see what story the boxes tell. And I’m not buying the “it takes months to download and read the data”, I smell a rat.

  5. marcos toledo on January 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I don’t blame either the Malaysians or Indonesians for bring in somebody they can trust. How ironic it’s the Russians divers doing this investigation just wondering how far the investigations into MH370 and MH17 disasters would have advanced if the Russians had been involved. Message to the WEST your not trusted anymore if they ever did now they’re doing something about that.

  6. Float Your Thoth on January 16, 2015 at 8:59 am

    No particular comment here. Just wanted to say fantastic vidchat january 9 Joseph. You are really clarifying the ancient metaphor and its repression-especially the last twenty minutes of the vidchat. Important stuff. I am sorry I missed it live and am still trying to figure out how to get the questions to you before the chats. I am kind of a dummy with this stuff so if you could post somewhere how members can do that. Also I would encourage people to become members so they can participate in these vidchats and the special information made accessible to members. The interactive platform being set up here is some of the hottest stuff available on the web. Joseph is on a roll!

    • Joseph P. Farrell on January 16, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Simple: Use the contact button on the website and email the questions to me under the header VIDCHAT QUESTIONS. That’s it.

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