The mystery behind the lost of MH370 is a far cry from to be decoded. Too many hiccups; too many ambiguities; too many questions marks; too many hindrance squeezed into the picture, hence raising eyebrows and speculations. Soon to be cemented as one of the most mysterious incidents in the modern world, the loss of MH370 is both a hybrid of tragedy and rumor-mongering event.
There are so many hearsay and possible conspiracy theories whispered and raised by the global citizens regarding about the sudden disappearance of MH370. Amid all the theories concocted, one interesting name was dragged into the scene – the unknown US military base of Diego Garcia, which happened to be located in the Indian Ocean and within strategic parameters of the alleged location of which the flight MH370 is “believed to be ended”.
Perhaps for the military people, Diego Garcia is no alien but for layman person like me (and I believe for the rest of the oblivious citizens of the world), it is a new open secret that is undeniably very intriguing. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Garcia), Diego Garcia was sold to United Kingdom by Mauritius for £3 million, in order to establish a British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). Nevertheless, by March 1971, United States came into the picture, sealing an agreement with United Kingdom to set up a Naval Communications Station (NAVCOMMSTA).
The location of Diego Garcia which now houses the US military bases.
In the 70s with the setback of the US military reputation, the role of Diego Garcia was toned down but until 7th October 2001, the role was being revitalized of which was an undeniably a post “9/11 World Trade Center Attack” damage control exercised by the US Government. It was quoted as “the United States again commenced military operations from Diego Garcia using B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers to attack enemy targets in Afghanistan following the attacks on New York City and the Pentagon” (REFER to : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Garcia#20th_century).
Diego Garcia from bird’s-point-of-view.
Diego Garcia is under rapid rumor-mongering fire when conspiracy theorists claimed that it was possible that MH370 could have been hijacked and flown to Indian Ocean; landed and hidden at Diego Garcia which happens to be the US military base. Now, what could have trigger the flame for this theory? It was said that one of the MH370 passenger named Philip Wood has sent a photo from his iPhone 5 of which he was said to insert in his anus to avoid from being taken by military personnel who reportedly hijacked MH370. Experts claimed that the photo sent together with caption is “100% authentic”, which was said to contain a brief voice activated text and GPS coordinates that put the location of the sender as in not far from the location of Diego Garcia :-
“I have been held hostage by unknown military personal after my flight was hijacked (blindfolded). I work for IBM and I have managed to hide my cellphone in my ass during the hijack. I have been separated from the rest of the passengers and I am in a cell. My name is Philip Wood. I think I have been drugged as well and cannot think clearly.”
Philip Wood, the alleged passenger of MH370 who was said to send the Exchangeable Image Format (EXIF) image with the statement describing that the passengers might be drugged.
Along the black blank, the Exchangeable Image Format (EXIF) image which is labelled as “1395192158752.jpg” , there were metadata obtained :-
- Dimensions: 240 x 320
- Device Make: Apple
- Device Model: iPhone 5
- Color Space: RGB
- Color Profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
- Focal Length: 4.12
- Alpha Channel: No
- Red Eye: No
- F Number: 2.4
- Exposure Program: 2
- Exposure Time: 1/15
The blank black EXIF image “1395192158752.jpg” which was said to be sent by Philip Wood; allegedly to be sent from area circa Diego Garcia!
According to freelance journalist, Jim Stone (REFER to : http://www.secretsofthefed.com/breaking-hijacked-flight-370-passenger-sent-photo-hidden-iphone-tracing-back-secret-u-s-military-base-diego-garcia/), the Exif image is the real “smoking gun” because : -
“The Exif is intact. Exif data gets embedded in every image by every camera and includes the circumstances under which the photo was taken. It can be viewed by saving the image to your desktop, and then right clicking it and selecting image properties. Hit the details tab. You can see that the image was taken on March 18 with an iPhone 5, with the ISO at 3200 and a shutter of 1/15. The coordinates are included in the exif data because the iPhone knows where it is, and the coordinates are for Diego Garcia. THE FIRST TIME A BLANK PHOTO SAID IT ALL.
Exif can’t be rewritten with common software, it can only be added to in fields such as image credits with some advanced applications. It can be erased as well but NOT CHANGED. Photos with the exif intact will hold up in court. If the Exif is hacked and this is not real, the CIA or a really good hacker did this, which I doubt, I’d say it’s probably real.”
Analysts claimed that the metadata shows that the alleged sender probably sent the picture with the message from this coordinate! Goodness!
With all the alternative underworld information, we couldn’t help to shake the feeling about the involvement of US in this fiasco. But of course, nobody knows for sure and perhaps will never know the truth if the superpowers refuse to tell us the REAL MOTIVES. Nevertheless, whatever the motives or the ‘valuable carriages’ that MH370 may carried, our hearts went to the victims. The innocent passengers of MH370. And we, Malaysia has become the pawn between the chess-playing of Superpowers; a scapegoat, more like.
It should also be an interesting statement to note that it was said that during the diversion of MH370, all China’s telecommunication systems for The Spratly Islands which were implemented in 2011 for the communications amongst the fishermen or soldiers stationed in the area were jammed (REFER to : http://www.pisau.net/russia-puzzled-over-malaysia-airlines-mh370-capture-by-us-navy-prayformh370/) :-
“Critical to note about Flight 370’s flight deviation, GRU experts in this report say, was that it occurred during the same time period that all of the Spratly Island mobile phone communications operated by China Mobile were being jammed.
China Mobile, it should be noted, extended phone coverage in the Spratly Islands in 2011 so that PLA soldiers stationed on the islands, fishermen, and merchant vessels within the area would be able to use mobile services, and can also provide assistance during storms and sea rescues.
As to how the US Navy was able to divert Flight 370 to its Diego Garcia base, this report says, appears to have been accomplished remotely as this Boeing 777-200ER aircraft is equipped with a fly-by-wire (FBW) system that replaces the conventional manual flight controls of an aircraft with an electronic interface allowing it to be controlled like any drone-type aircraft.”
To be frank, this incident of MH370 is not merely a “Malaysia’s responsibility”. All of us believe that it is a Domino Effect from the world’s affair, beginning from the glitches between the superpowers of the world; involving a few drones with valuable weaponry smuggled to China via black market; Malaysia as the transmission spot; and so unfortunately that MH370 was the carrier of the ‘valuable weaponry’ shot or diverted by the US intelligence. Of course, these are theories concocted by us, the laymen people, supported by information churned out by those who are more alert than us.
The Black Box’s signal is said to will only last until this week. Wallahualam.
But in the end, what can we do if it is true? Will Malaysia still have to shoulder the responsibility, occurred by an incident that was never on our fault? What about China who marketed the flight under the South China Airline wing as well? Why they remain silent while their people are venting anger against Malaysians especially in China? Why is US is being so ‘generous’ to help in the operation that Russia remains in the shadow? What chess are they playing? Hopefully as a pawn, Malaysia remains strong.
This is a crucial time. Malaysians, we must stay in unison. Malaysians, unite!