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Modified Limited Hangout on the Disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

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Grover Norquist

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash dri­ve that can be obtained here. [2] (The flash dri­ve includes the anti-fas­cist books avail­able on this site.)

COMMENT: In FTR #790 [3], we dis­cussed the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the dis­ap­pear­ance of Malaysia Air­lines Flight 370. A recent Dai­ly Mail sto­ry rein­forces the inves­tiga­tive focus on the plane’s pilot–Zaharie Shah. It also rein­forces the fact that Shah was a fol­low­er of Anwar Ibrahim.

The sto­ry does not men­tion, how­ev­er that Anwar Ibrahim is:
  • A promi­nent mem­ber of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood.
  • A c0-founder of the Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Islam­ic Thought [4]–one of the insti­tu­tions that was a focal point [5] of the Oper­a­tions Green Quest raids of 3/20/2002. Those raids cen­tered on the SAAR net­work [6], indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions appar­ent­ly involved with fund­ing Al Qae­da, Hamas and Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad.
  • A con­sult­ing client of GOP king­pin Grover Norquist [7].

“Revealed: Cap­tain Zaharie Shah Is the ‘Chief Sus­pect’ in Offi­cial MH370 Inves­ti­ga­tion” by Lil­lian Radulo­va; The Dai­ly Mail [UK]; 6/22/2014. [8]

Cap­tain Zaharie Shah, 53, was the main sub­ject of the crim­i­nal inquiry

Intel­li­gence checks on every­one else on board the flight were cleared. The cap­tain had no future social or work plans, unlike the rest of the crew. Evi­dence from his pro­grammed flight sim­u­la­tor also alleged­ly showed him rehears­ing land­ing on small run­way in south­ern Indi­an Ocean. The pro­gram was delet­ed but lat­er recov­ered by com­put­er experts.

The cap­tain of MH370 is now ‘chief sus­pect’ in Malaysi­a’s offi­cial police inves­ti­ga­tion into the ongo­ing mys­tery of the Malaysia Air­lines jet’s dis­ap­pear­ance — after inves­ti­ga­tors found sus­pi­cious evi­dence from a flight sim­u­la­tor in his home.

Cap­tain Zaharie Shah, 53, report­ed­ly used his home sim­u­la­tor to prac­tice take-off and land­ings in remote loca­tions, includ­ing some airstrips in the south­ern Indi­an Ocean.

Inves­ti­ga­tors have now man­aged to obtain the files — which had been delet­ed before they swept the machine.

 After more than 170 inter­views, detec­tives deter­mined that Cap­tain Shah was the most like­ly cul­prit if the plane — which went miss­ing on March 8 with 239 peo­ple on board — was lost due to human inter­ven­tion, accord­ing to The Sun­day Times [9].

The crim­i­nal inquiry com­plet­ed intel­li­gence checks on all of the peo­ple on board the flight to Bei­jing via Kuala Lumpur, but the only indi­vid­ual arous­ing sus­pi­cion was Cap­tain Zaharie. . . .

. . . . The police inves­ti­ga­tion is still ongo­ing. To date no con­clu­sions can be made as to the con­trib­u­tor to the inci­dent and it would be sub judice (a legal term refer­ring to not com­ment­ing on ongo­ing cas­es) to say so,’ Malaysian police were quot­ed a say­ing.

‘Nev­er­the­less, the police are still look­ing into all pos­si­ble angles.’

Cap­tain Shah was said to be a ‘fanat­i­cal’ sup­port­er of the coun­try’s oppo­si­tion leader Anwar Ibrahim — jailed for homo­sex­u­al­i­ty just hours before the jet dis­ap­peared.

He was described as was an ‘obses­sive’ sup­port­er of Ibrahim. And hours before the doomed flight left Kuala Lumpur it is under­stood 53-year-old Shah attend­ed a con­tro­ver­sial tri­al in which Ibrahim was jailed for five years.

Cam­paign­ers say the politi­cian, the key chal­lenger to Malaysia’s rul­ing par­ty, was the vic­tim of a long-run­ning smear cam­paign and had faced trumped-up charges.

Police sources have con­firmed that Shah was a vocal polit­i­cal activist – and fear that the court deci­sion left him pro­found­ly upset. It was against this back­ground that, sev­en hours lat­er, he took con­trol of a Boe­ing 777–200 bound for Bei­jing and car­ry­ing 238 pas­sen­gers and crew. . . .