MH370 hijacked by CIA, to stop Technology Transfer to China

by Peter Myers, February 2, 2017; update March 8, 2017.

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(1) Summary
(2) US blocks transfer of military technology to China
(3) Wikipedia's Unreliability
(4) Maldives time discrepancy; MH370 landed somewhere
(5) Interview on Veterans Today
(6) US airforce pilot & airline captain says MH370 hijacked by CIA, flown to Diego Garcia
(7) Newsletters for Download

(1) Summary

MH370 kept flying for 5 or more hours after its last known location, proving that mechanical failure or fire were not the problem. If the pilot planned to suicide, he would not have bothered to fly so far; so that can be ruled out.

The Transponder and ACARS were turned off, proving conspiracy of some kind. Either by one of the pilots, or by an intelligence agency taking control of the plane and flying it remotely like a drone.

After being turned off, the ACARS unit was unable to send data, but was still able to do handshakes with the Inmarsat satellite.

After its diversion, and without radar protection, the plane first flew high, to avoid collision with other planes, then flew low to avoid radar, as it doubled back and flew west over Malaysia. It successfully dodged mountains, suggesting computer control.

The co-pilot attempted to make a distress call from his mobile phone, as the plane neared the Penang mobile system towers at low altitude.

In the early days of the search, a map was published showing 634 runways MH370 could have landed on without refueling, based on its last location detected by primary radar, which is half-way between Banda Aceh at the tip of Sumatra, and Phuket on the Thailand coast, at 2.22am Malaysia time:

The 3 isolated dots (runways) at the south-west of the map are (from north to south), Male, Gan and Diego Garcia.

People looking for debris would have been looking within that circle. If it had crashed at sea, there would have been a huge debris field. Given the worldwide interest, the debris would have been spotted. It wasn't - so the plane landed somewhere.

Some say Diego Garcia is the most likely location. There were no secheduled flights from Diego Garcia airport on March 8-10, 2014; flights resumed on March 11. Landing at Diego Garcia could not be done without approval of the US Military.

Hijacking by the Captain or co-pilot is unlikely, because they would still have needed permission to land at Diego Garcia. No demands were presented to Malaysian authorities, and there are more pleasant ways to commit suicide.

Which leaves the CIA as the most likely culprit; Mossad being the other possibility. Israeli submarines use Diego Garcia as a base.

The intelligence agency behind the hijack (CIA or Mossad) could have stored MH370 in a hangar, and disposed of it later, after it faded from public attention.

The only credible motive concerns Freescale semiconductor technology - either cargo on its way to China, or the 20 employees en route from Malaysia to China. Details of the cargo in the hold have not been released.

Blocking the transfer of military technology to China would be a concern of the CIA, rather than Mossad, and in keeping with the Pentagon's Air-Sea Battle plan.

Mossad's only credible motive would be the diversion of military technology to Israel instead of China.

(2) US blocks transfer of military technology to China

Showing the seriousness with which the US views such technology-transfer, Popular Mechanics published this article in 2009:

How China Steals U.S. Military Secrets

A spate of recent spying cases opens the lid on China's aggressive military buildup. What's most troubling: It is based largely on U.S. technology.

By Simon Cooper

Jul 9, 2009

On a hot Florida day late in 2005, Ko-Suen "Bill" Moo was preparing for the endgame of a covert operation he'd been orchestrating for nearly two years. He had arrived in Fort Lauderdale at 5 am on Nov. 7, as the city was recovering from the onslaught of Hurricane Wilma two weeks earlier. Moo checked into a $350-a-night room at the plush Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, and now, a day after arriving in town, the Korean-born businessman was ready to sign what promised to be a lucrative contract. In a few days, he'd head back to Hollywood International Airport to see off a plane, chartered for $140,000 to carry a special package. Moo would catch a commercial flight and meet up with his cargo in Shenyang, a city in northeastern China. The cargo was costing him nearly $4 million, but it was worth it. He would clear $1 million in profit once he made the delivery to his clients, senior officials in the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

Moo's package was an F110-GE-129 afterburning turbofan engine, built by General Electric to power America's latest F-16 fighter jet to speeds greater than Mach 2 (1500 mph). Over lunch in the Marriott's restaurant, 58-year-old Moo told the arms dealers who had arranged the purchase that he would soon be looking for additional engines--or even an entire F-16. But what the Chinese army wanted most of all was an AGM-129A, the U.S. Air Force's air-launched strategic nuclear-capable cruise missile. The stealth weapon, which flies at 800 miles per hour, can deliver a 150-kiloton W80 warhead to a target 1800 miles away.

Like everything else Moo was shopping for, the missile is guarded by at least three laws forbidding its sale or the transfer of its design details to foreign countries without government permission. Moo knew this quite well. In addition to working as a covert agent for China, he had a day job in the U.S. aerospace industry. For more than 10 years Moo had been an international sales consultant for Lockheed Martin and other U.S. defense companies in Taiwan. He was arguably the Taiwanese air force's most critical arms broker.

Scouring the Globe

According to U.S. counterintelligence agents, Bill Moo was one player in a sprawling, decentralized network. "They are scouring the globe on behalf of the Chinese government, vacuuming up every shred of technology information or hardware they can get their hands on," says former FBI officer Ed Appel. A press officer at the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C., calls that accusation "groundless," saying that "the Chinese government does not have activities in espionage in the United States." However, Appel and others say that extensive Chinese spying is indicated by a sampling of cases that have recently come to light in the United States.

South Korean arms dealer Kwonhwan Park was sentenced in August 2005 for exporting Black Hawk helicopter engines and night vision equipment to China. Ting-Ih Hsu, a naturalized U.S. citizen, and Hai Lin Nee, a Chinese citizen, illegally exported 25 low-noise amplifier chips that have applications in the Hellfire air-to-ground missiles carried by Apache and Cobra helicopters. New Jersey firms Manten Electronics and Universal Technologies sold China millions of dollars' worth of restricted computer chips. Eugene You-Tsai Hsu, a retiree living in Blue Springs, Mo., tried to buy a critical encryption device tightly controlled by the National Security Agency. Additional accused Chinese operatives have been sent to prison in cases involving Generation III night vision equipment and computer chips used in advanced radar and navigation systems.


In 2016, Obama blocked the acquisition of Semiconductor manufacturer Aixtron by a Chinese investor:

President Obama Blocks Chinese Acquisition of Semiconductor Manufacturer Aixtron

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP

USA  December 8 2016

On December 2, 2016, President Obama issued an Executive Order blocking the acquisition of the U.S. business of German semiconductor company Aixtron SE ("Aixtron") by Chinese investor Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP ("FGC"). The Executive Order directs the parties to abandon the acquisition of Aixtron's U.S. subsidiary, Aixtron, Inc., in the next 30 days. This marks only the third time that a U.S. President has ordered a transaction blocked or unwound due to national security concerns. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") investigated the transaction and found that the national security risk presented by the transaction could not be addressed by mitigation measures and recommended that the President prohibit the transaction.


Most likely, MH370 was carrying sensitive technology, or patents or know-how, and was hijacked by the CIA because no legal avenues were available for blocking the transfer.

Lenin said, "The capitalists will sell us the rope to hang them with". The CIA coundn't block the sale, so it stole the rope.

To prove this wrong, Malaysian authorities should release full details of the cargo - in the hold, checked in and carried-on, and of the passengers connected to Freescale and other technology companies. Philip Wood worked for IBM; his girlfriend Sarah Bajc (not a passenger) was Director for Tescom in Tel Aviv Israel, and later Business Director of Microsoft China.

(3) Wikipedia's Unreliability

Researchers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 rely heavily on Wikipedia for its assumed neutrality.

Wikipedia has two webpages on MH370, one presenting the official theory, and one presenting unofficial or conspiracy theories; the two link to each other. The official one is at

In the past, the unofficial one, being edited by many people, at times presented incriminating information. However, it no longer does so; it's now written by the same people as the official one. The difference is that, whereas the official one ignores conspiracy theories, the unofficial one seeks to debunk them.

The current Wikipedia webpages, official and unofficial, make no mention of the comments of Emirates CEO Tim Clark, who said he believed MH370 was hijacked, that the plane may not have flown south, and that Government agencies were covering up:

Emirates flies more 777s than any other airline.

When I checked it on January 28, 2017, I found that the unofficial webpage not only omitted the most incriminating evidence, but favorably quoted Cass Sunstein, a leading, government-appointed, debunker of 9/11 and other conspiracy theories. It even included a photo of him. This is what it said:

'Harvard professor Cass Sunstein noted that the conflicting information initially released by the Malaysian government explains the interest in alternative theories. Sunstein, who has written on the topic, argued in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on 20 March 2014 that conspiracy theories in general often are borne out of horrific and disastrous situations, because such events make people angry, fearful and looking for a "target".'

Cass Sunstein, when at Harvard University, authored a paper recommending "Cognitive infiltration" of Dissident groups by Government agents:

Conspiracy Theories, by Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, both of Harvard Law School, January 15, 2008:

Sunstein was later appointed by Obama to take on this role.

In reply, David Ray Griffin wrote a book Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory:

(4) Maldives time discrepancy; MH370 landed somewhere

Sightings on the Maldives match the description of MH370, but there is a time discrepancy.

Malaysia is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich time (UTC + 8). The Maldives is UTC + 5. That is, Malaysia time is 3 hours ahead of Maldives time.

Witnesses at Kuda Huvadhoo gave the time as 6.15am Maldives time, which is 9.15am Malaysia time, but it only takes 4 hours to reach the Maldives. The plane should have arrived about 6.15am Malaysia time, unless it landed somewhere else on the way.

In addition, the witnesses said it came from the north-west, and headed south towards Diego Garcia. But Malaysia is to the east. Why was the plane coming from the wrong direction?

Kuda Huvadhoo is in the southern Maldives - south of Male, but north of Gan.

I think that MH370 landed at Male or Maamigili in the Maldives, about 3.20am Maldives time, and took off by 5.45am.

Diego Garcia would have phoned the Maldives military & got the ok for a job, without having to give any details.

The runway runs north-south. MH370 would have landed from the south, and stayed at the northern end of the runway, instead of taxi-ing to the terminal near the southern end. It would have been refueled, and cargo & passengers of interest transferred to another plane, or a boat, or both. Those other craft would then have gone to Diego Garcia, where they would not have aroused suspicion.

The whole time was dark. The moon was at First Quarter. Sunrise was at 6.14am (see; first light about 5.35am. At Male, residential areas are a long way from the northern end of the runway. Blaine Gibson has published the Arrivals & Departures Boards for March 8, 2014.

Male International Airport is also called Velana International Airport; it has a 3000m runway, and routinely takes Boeing 777s.

Maamigili is about 108km to the west of Male. Its airport is called Villa International Airport. The runway is 1800m, just sufficient for a 777; Leeds airport (LBA) is 1800m, and takes 777s. Maamigili is a quieter airport than Male, but the runway is less secluded from domestic buildings.

If the witness sightings at Kuda Huvadhoo are correct, I believe that MH370 would not have landed at Diego Garcia, because it would have been seen (being daylight). Despite "Shut Up or Die" orders, I think that, given the worldwide interest, someone would have blurbed.

Instead of landing there, MH370 would have been flown past Diego Garcia as a drone, and dumped in the Indian Ocean between Diego Garcia and Mauritius. The closest debris find, on Rodrigues Island, fits that. This area is outside the circle of 634 runways that MH370 could reach without refueling, so no-one would have been looking there. Also, it's very remote.

(5) Interview on Veterans Today

My interview on MH370 is at Veterans Today:

(6) US airforce pilot & airline captain says MH370 hijacked by CIA, flown to Diego Garcia

This is an alternative scenario to the above.

(Feb 11, 2017) Yesterday, I did a Skype video call with Field McConnell, a former US airforce pilot (flew F4s & F16s) and former airline captain (747-400) with Delta Airlines & Northwest airlines. He flew for 31 years, then resigned because he refused an order to shut up over plane hijackings by governments.

(Feb 12, 2017) He believes MH370 was hijacked by the CIA and flown to Diego Garcia; he told me that someone in Australia, connected to Boeing, rang him and told him that MH370 landed in Diego Garcia and that the engines were turned off at 6.51am Malaysia time (which is 3.51am Maldives time, 4.51am Diego Garcia time). The travel time is feasible if it flew direct, not via the Maldives; it's not compatible with sightings in the Maldives. The plane would have landed in the dark. I believe that in this scenario, it would have taken off before sunrise, after cargo and passengers of interest were unloaded. That way, workers on Diego Garcia would not have seen it.

Diego Garcia is about the same longitude as Male. But whereas the Maldives is UTC+5, Diego Garcia is UTC+6. On March 8, Sunrise was at 6.14am at Male (see, and 7.15am at Diego Garcia (see First Light is about 40 minutes earlier. The moon was at First Quarter on March 8, 2014.

If Field McConnell's source is correct, CIA & military operatives would have had from 4.51am to 6.35am Diego Garcia time, to refuel the plane and remove passengers and cargo of interest, before it took off by First Light at 6.35am. I believe that it would then have been flown towards Mauritius and been dumped, outside the circle of 634 runways, and far from where anyone was looking. It would have been refueled, because they wanted to dump it at a place of their choice, not just where it ran out of fuel.

Field McConnell said it's quite possible that the plane tracked off Western Australia was a second plane, a decoy plane. The same happened with 9/11.

He resigned from his airline rather than shut up.

Here is a youtube of Field McConnell (who I Skyped with) addressing a meeting about MH370 and 9/11:

He says that the planes were electronically hijacked by intelligence agencies, using technology called "Uninterruptible AutoPilot".

There's a Boeing Uninterruptible AutoPilot, and a Thales one.

All modern planes have it; they can be flown remotely as a drone.

The pilot of American 77, which supposedly hit the Pentagon, was a friend of his.

In fact, a missile hit the Pentagon; AA77 was switched and, he says, detonated over the Atlantic Ocean.

This sort of "decoy plane" was first advocated in Operation Northwoods, in 1961. At that time, the Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on it. They wanted to stage a False Flag attack, to be blamed on Cuba, as an excuse to invade it.

But President Kennedy, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy, vetoed it, and sacked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Papers on the plan were released about 1995, as part of an investigation into the assassination of JFK.

More info on Operation Northwoods is at

However, Wikipedia omits the best bits. Here they are, from the book that broke the story:

Body of Secrets

by James Bamford

DOUBLEDAY New York 2001

{p. 82} According to secret and long-hidden documents obtained for Body of Secrets, the Joint Ghiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government. In the name of anticommunism, they proposed launching a secret and bloody war of terrorism against their own country in order to trick the American public into supporting an ill-conceived war they intended to launch against Cuba.

Codenamed Operation Northwoods, the plan, which had the written approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war. ... {p. 83} They would have to trick the American public and world opinion into hating Cuba ...

Among the actions recommended was "a series of well coordinated incidents to take place in and around" the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This included dressing "friendly" Cubans in Cuban military uniforms and then have them "start riots near the main gate of the base. Others would pretend to be saboteurs inside the base. Ammunition would be blown up, fires started, aircraft sabotaged, mortars fired at the base with damage to installations."

The suggested operations grew progressively more outrageous. Another called for an action similar to the infamous incident in February 1898 when an explosion aboard the battleship Maine in Havana harbor killed 266 U.S. sailors. Although the exact cause of the explosion remained undetermined, it sparked the Spanish-American War with Cuba. Incited by the deadly blast, more than one million men volunteered for duty. Lemnitzer and his generals came up with a similar plan. "We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba," they proposed; "casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation." ... {p. 85} Bombings were proposed, false arrests, hijackings: ...

-"Hijacking attempts against civil air and surface craft could appear to continue as harassing measures condoned by the Government of Cuba." ... AN AIRCRAFT AT ELGIN AFB WOULD BE PAINTED AND NUMBERED AS AN EXACT DUPLICATE FOR A CIVIL REGISTERED AIRCRAFT belonging to a CIA proprietary organization in the Miami

{p. 86} area. At a designated time the DUPLICATE WOULD BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE ACTUAL CIVIL AIRCRAFT AND WOULD BE LOADED WITH THE SELECTED PASSENGERS, ALL BOARDED UNDER carefully prepared ALIASES. The actual REGISTERED AIRCRAFT WOULD BE CONVERTED TO A DRONE [a remotely controlled unmanned aircraft]. Take off times of the drone aircraft and the actual aircraft will be scheduled to allow a RENDEZVOUS south of Florida.

FROM THE RENDEZVOUS POINT THE PASSENGER-CARRYING AIRCRAFT will descend to minimum altitude and go directly into an auxiliary field at Elgin AFB where arrangements will have been made to EVACUATE THE PASSENGERs and return the aircraft to its original status. The drone aircraft meanwhile will continue to fly the filed flight plan. When over Cuba the drone will be transmitting on the international distress frequency a "May Day" message stating he is under attack by Cuban MiG aircraft. The transmission will be interrupted by DESTRUCTION OF THE AIRCRAFT, which will be TRIGGERED BY RADIO SIGNAL. This will allow ICAO [International Civil Aviation Organization] radio stations in the Western Hemisphere to tell the U.S. what has happened to the aircraft instead of the U.S. trying to "sell" the incident.

Finally, there was a plan to "make it appear that Communist Cuban MiGs have destroyed a USAF aircraft over international waters in an unprovoked attack." It was a particularly believable operation given the decade of shootdowns that had just taken place.

In the final sentence of his letter to Secretary McNamara recommending the operations, Lemnitzer made a grab for even more power, asking that the Joint Chiefs be placed in charge of carrying out Operation Northwoods and the invasion. "It is recommended," he wrote, "that this responsibility for both overt and covert military operations be assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staf£"

At 2:30 on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 13, 1962, Lemnitzer went over last-minute details of Operation Northwoods with his covert ac-tion chief, Brigadier General William H. Craig, and signed the document. He then went to a "special meeting" in McNamara's office. An hour later

{p. 87} he met with Kennedy's military representative, General Maxwell Taylor. What happened during those meetings is unknown. But three days later, President Kennedy told Lemnitzer that there was virtually no possibility that the U.S. would ever use overt military force in Cuba.

Undeterred, Lemnitzer and the Chiefs persisted, virtually to the point of demanding that they be given authority to invade and take over Cuba. About a month after submitting Operation Northwoods, they met in the "tank," as the JCS conference room was called, and agreed on the wording of a tough memorandum to McNamara. "The Joint Chiefs of Staff believe that the Cuban problem must be solved in the near future," they wrote. "Further, they see no prospect of early success in overthrowing the p'resent communist regime either as a result of internal uprising or external political, economic or psychological pressures. Accordingly they believe that military intervention by the United States will be required to overthrow the present communist regime." ... {p. 89} As has been described, the document was signed and fully approved by Lemnitzer and the rest of the Joint Chiefs and addressed to the Secretary of Defense for his signature. Whether it went beyond McNamara to the president and the attorney general is not known.

Even after Lemnitzer lost his job, the Joint Chiefs kept planning "pretext" operations at least into 1963. Among their proposals was a plan to deliberately create a war between Cuba and any of a number of its Latin American neighbors. This would give the United States military an excuse to come in on the side of Cuba's adversary and get rid of Castro. ...

{p. 90} Although they never succeeded in launching America into a phony war with Cuba, they may have done so with Vietnam. More than 50,000 Americans and more than 2 million Vietnamese were eventually killed in that war.

It has long been suspected that the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incidentÑthe spark that led to America's long war in VietnamÑwas largely staged or provoked by U.S. officials in order to build up congressional and public support for American involvement. Over the years, serious questions have been raised about the alleged attack by North Vietnamese patrol boats on two American destroyers in the Gulf But defenders of the Pentagon have always denied such charges, arguing that senior officials would never engage in such deceit.

{p. 91} Now, however, in light of the Operation Northwoods documents, it is clear that deceiving the public and trumping up wars for Americans to fight and die ig was standard, approved policy at the highest levels of the Pentagon. In fact, the Gulf of Tonkin seems right out of the Operation Northwoods playbook: "We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba . . . casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of indignation." One need only replace "Guantanamo Bay" with "Tonkin Gulf," and "Cuba" with "North Vietnam." The Gulf of Tonkin incident may or may not have been stagemanaged, but the senior Pentagon leadership at the time was clearly capable of such deceit. ...


(7) Newsletters for Download

To counter government disinformation, I collected the best articles and assembled them in newsletters which you can download as Microsoft Word files. I composed them in Word 95 (Word 6), but I now use Word 98 (97). I do not have any macros on my old Mac, which runs the officially extinct OS 9. I prefer Word 95 & Word 98 because of their simplicity and lack of clutter. These files will open in later versions of Word. with this source material, you will be able to make up your own mind.

1: Maldives sightings: bulletins/140319-b2362-MH370.rtf.

2: Mahathir alleges remote hijacking by CIA; Yoichi Shimatsu presents a detailed case: bulletins/140521-b2388-MH370.rtf

3: Internet contributors assemble evidence of Hijacking to Diego Garcia, despite official obfuscation: bulletins/140727-b2420-MH370.rtf

4. MH370 one year on: Emirates head Tim Clark says MH370 was hijacked, warns "others would like to bury" the truth: bulletins/150315-b2427-MH370.rtf

5. MH370 search called off, but debris found (2017): bulletins/170201-b2910-MH370.rtf

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