Friday, February 26, 2016
MH370 and MH17 were downed by Putin, claims aviation expert
The jet operated by Malaysian Airlines has never been found, despite extensive deep sea searches and trawls of vast areas of ocean.
Now Jeff Wise, a US science and technology expert, has claimed that Putin was behind the mysterious disappearance of the aircraft and also plotted the downing of MH17 in July 2014 which crashed in the Ukraine during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
Mr Wise’s claims follow a report by the UK-based investigative organisation Bellingcat, which studied social media and online reports to conclude that a Russian brigade either provided or operated a a Buk-M1 missile launcher to bring down the plane killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.
The report states that this operation would only have been sanctioned by the highest of military chiefs in Russia.
The report said: “Responsibility for the downing of MH17 from a weapon provided and possibly operated by the Russian military lies with the Ministry of Defense and the Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces, President Vladimir Putin.”
Mr Wise said that while Putin's motive was unknown, based on Bellingcat's year-long report, he concluded: “Putin obviously felt he had reason enough.”
Last year Mr Wise suggested MH370, which disappeared while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, was hijacked on the orders of Putin and had secretly landed in Kazakhstan.
He said his theory was based on the fact that pings from the plan were given off seven hours after it vanished from radar.
Mr Wise claimed hijackers fooled the the plane's navigational system to direct it to Kazakhstan.
Mr Wise said in a blog post: “By this point I think the relevance of this story to MH370 should be clear.
“Within four months, two Malaysian Airlines 777s were taken out of the sky under suspicious circumstances.
“We know from the analysis of MH370s satcom system carried out by Mike Exner, Victor Iannello, Gerry Soejatman and others, that if a spoof hijacking was perpetrated on MH370 then whoever carried it out possessed an extremely high level of technical sophistication.
“So high, in fact, that the attack must not only have been state sponsored, but sponsored by a state with cutting-edge technology in aircraft systems and satellite communications.
“That being the case, if we suppose that MH370 was hijacked by someone other than Russia, then that would mean that two Malaysian Airlines 777s - of which only 15 existed out of a worldwide commercial aircraft fleet of perhaps 18,000 happened to be targeted within the span of four months by two different major powers.”
The search for MH370 - which had 239 people on board - continues in the Indian Ocean.
By Leda Reynolds
Posted by wikisabah at 5:07:00 PM