Regular readers here know that the strange and still mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Air Flight MH370 in March 2014 while on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpuur to Beijing has been something of an "interest" for me. And while I've not blogged about the story recently, it continues to be a topic I research quietly from time to time, as I've tried to gather the most helpful books about the topic throughout the years since its disappearance. After years of looking into it, I can honestly say as of this date, that no one, including this author, knows what happened to it, and that the theories out there continue to multiply. There are several theories, and they've included the following:
- The pilot, and/or the co-pilot, hijacked the plane, disabling its transponders, and flew it on a suicide crash landing in the Indian Ocean;
- The plane was hijacked and flown remotely to a secret location. Advocates of this theory maintain several destinations: (a) the plane was secretly flown and landed at the very sensitive US base on Diego Garcia island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, or (b) flown to Israel, where it was repainted, then reused in the shoot-down of Malaysia Air Flight MH17 over the Ukraine, or (c) flown to Kazakstan, and so on. These scenarios have come up with all sorts of motivations for the theory, but let us note one in conjunction with the Diego Garcia hypothesis, namely, that there were US and Chinese representatives of a Texas-based semi-conductor company on board the flight, and the plane was diverted (or shot down, or whatever) to prevent them from sharing secrets with the Chinese. There's a variant on this theory that for convenience's sake we'll call the Rothschild Hypothesis, which we'll get back to;
- The plane was hijacked and deliberately flown in such a way as to cause the deaths of all aboard (by flying too high and by cutting the oxygen to the cab in some cases, or by causing the plane to crash in the Indian Ocean), all of which again may have been to prevent the semi-conductor engineers from sharing secrets with China; and finally,
- My own personal "it just went 'poof'" hypothesis, which I advanced within a week of the flight's disappearance on George Ann Hughes' old Byte Show.
Since that time, I've blogged about the MH370 story many times, and it's worthwhile to recall a few:
The semi-conductor theory or Rothschild theory is based upon the fact that the engineers from the semi-conductor company in Texas on board the flight - Freescale Semiconductors - held the patent rights on a few "interesting things," which, when the flight went missing, allegedly fell under the ownership of Jacob Rothschild via one of his companies, which held a stake in Freescale semi-conductors.
Whatever the merits or demerits of that hypothesis, I ran across an article which, though written in 2017, I had not considered before, and wanted to bring to everyone's attention and to set down some "high octane speculations" for the record, because the article can be taken to reconcile many of the above hypotheses - including my own "it just went 'poof'' hypothesis. Here's the article:
After noting that the company had twenty of its engineers on Flight 370, the article's author, which is apparently a Bryan Lambert being cited by Sean Adl-Tabatabai - though where the citation ends is unclear - states the obvious questions:
Why were so many Freescale employees traveling together? What were their jobs. Were they on a mission and if so what was this mission? Can these employees be the cause of the disappearance of this plane? Could the plane have been then hijacked and these people kidnapped? Did these employees hold valuable information, did they have any valuable cargo with them? Did they know company and technological secrets? With all the might of technology why cant this plane be located? Where is this plane where are these people?”
This is followed by what I consider the first bombshell in the article:
The 20 Freescale employees, among 239 people on flight MH370, were mostly engineers and other experts working to make the company’s chip facilities in Tianjin, China, and Kuala Lumpur more efficient, said Mitch Haws, vice president, global communications and investor relations. (Emphasis added)
It's the mention of the city of Tianjin - outside Beijing - that immediately caught my interest. Note that the article was written and posted on Sept 4, 2017. The incident of the Tianjin chemical plant explosion with its suspiciously deep crater occurred on August 12, 2015, after the disappearance of MH 370. Needless to say, I find the coincidence here more than a little disturbing, for reasons that will emerge below.
The article than notes that Freescale was involved in several defense related projects and that it had a corporate relationship with the Carlyle group:
Based on information obtained from Freescale’s website, the facility began operations in 1972 covering an eight hectare site and is specifically designed for the manufacturing and testing of microprocessors, digital signal processors and integrated radio frequency circuits.
It also owns Freescale RF which is involved in creating solutions for Aerospace and Defence listed below.
1. Battlefield communication
3. HF Radar – Band L- and S-
4. Missile Guidance
5. Electronic Warfare
6. Identification, friend or foe (IFF)
Freescale’s shareholders include the Carlyle Group of private equity investors whose past advisers have included ex-US president George Bush Sr and former British Prime Minister John Major.
Carlyle’s previous heavyweight clients include the Saudi Binladin Group, the construction firm owned by the family of Osama bin Laden.
As if that's not enough, the article indulges in some high octane speculation of its own:
Experts have been baffled how a large passenger jet seems to have flown undetected and possibly beaten military radar systems for up to six hours.
Avoiding radar via “cloaking technology” has long been one of the objectives of the defense industry and Freescale has been active developing chips for military radar.
On its website, the company says its radio frequency products meet the requirements for applications in “avionics, radar, communications, missile guidance, electronic warfare and identification friend or foe”.
Adding to the speculation - and to how Mr. Rothschild fits into the whole picture - there's this:
Four days after the flight MH370 disappear, semiconductor patent was approved by the U.S. patent office patent is divided in parts of 20% between five starters. One of the owners is the company itself, Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas (USA), and the other four Chinese employees of the company: Peidong Wang, Zhijun Chen, Cheng and Li Ying Zhijong, all the Suzhou City. And they all passengers of Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared on March 8, according Eternity .
It adds: “Here is your motive for the missing Beijing plane. As all four Chinese members of the Patent were passengers on the missing plane.
Patent holders can alter the proceeds legally by passing wealth to their heirs. “However, they cannot do so until the Patent is approved. So when the plane went missing, the patent had not been approved.”
However, the absurd theory does not add up.
Although a Freescale patent does exist under number US8650327, none of the names listed actually appear on the passenger manifest released by the Malaysian authorities.
If the patent holder dies, the other owners share equally in dividends from the deceased. If four of the five patentees die, then the patentee left alive gets 100% of the patent. That remaining patent holder is the company Freescale Semiconductor. Who owns Freescale Semiconductor? The answer is: Jacob Rothschild. British billionaire(sic) owns the company Blackstone, which in turn owns the company Freescale Semiconductors. Several speculations on the Internet now pay attention to this circumstance. The Rothschilds are a dynasty of financiers and international bankers of German-Jewish origin . The family is from the nineteenth century one of the most influential families of bankers and financiers of Europe.
So in other words, the article hints that Freescale may have been involved in radar stealth or cloaking technology research, which might explain some ambiguities in the flight. For example, the "standard narrative" of alternative explanations for flight 370 have noted an oddity: when 370's transponder went dead, it did so at precisely at the handoff point from Kuala Lumpuur Air Traffic Control(ATC) to Vienamese ATC at Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). According to most reconstructions, the flight then made a slight right hand turn which carried it for a few miles precisely along the boundary between the two ATC centers, then made a 180+ degree turn to the left (and into Ho Chi Minh City's ATC zone) to fly back over the Malaysia peninsula, where it made another turn to the northwest, flying up the Straits of Malacca, where it turns directly south into the Indian ocean, a turn surmised from the "handshakes" its Rolls Royce engines established with satellite data transmission. The flight, according to this narrative, was tracked by Malaysian military radar of the peninsula and up the straits, until it flew beyond its range, and then made its turn south. In other words, it is surmised that what was being tracked by Malaysian military radar was Flight 370, but there's nothing to completely establish that as fact; it's a surmise. Even those engine "handshakes" could conceivably have been "insertions".
All the more interesting, since Freescale was apparently involved in radar research, which research might have included insertion of false radar pings ala the 9/11 "drills scenario", an interesting way to make things "go poof"...
Bottom line: this article raises the stakes of MH370 considerably, both in its "secret diversion to elsewhere" hypotheses, and in my "it just went poof" hypothesis. It also considerably raises the stakes on just why the chemical plant explosion at the Tianjin chemical plant might have occurred, for what if - speculating a bit further - it was somehow involved in the manufacture of those types of chips, courtesy of Freescale Semiconductors?
And it also means that someone, somewhere, knows exactly what happened to MH Flight 370...
See you on the flip side...