Glenn is back from vacation, and he opened the radio program this morning with an overview of mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Why did it take several days for seemingly crucial information like the radar pings to be released? Why were the backgrounds of the pilots not immediately investigated? Why is the reporting of credible news sources being dismissed as conspiracy? After rehashing some of the facts in the case, Glenn chose to focus on a report from the International Business Times that sheds light on who was on this plane.
“I'm thinking to myself, one of two scenarios: One, this is a plane that is going to be used for something else entirely different… and two, who was on board? We have spent a lot of time talking about the two with the passports, who are definitely not terrorists. But who else was on board that plane or what else was on board that plane,” Glenn asked. “Last night it came to my attention, a group of 20 passengers that were on this plane that will blow your mind that you didn't hear about.”
Last night, Glenn came across a story by Samantha Payne of the International Business Times entitled, “Malaysia Airlines Plane MH370 Latest Conspiracy Theory: Who were Freescale Semiconductor Experts on Board?” The article explains the value of the technological expertise the 20 employees from Freescale Semiconductor, a Texas-based technology firm that were on flight MH370 could have for groups with nefarious intentions.
“I want to read to you what the International Business Times is reporting,” Glenn said. “These people… were on the plane, however, the theory around it is being labeled as conspiracy theory. But just about everything in the world today is being labeled a conspiracy theory.”
On board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were employees from Freescale Semiconductor, a Texas-based technology firm.
They were based in several manufacturing sites in Kuala Lumpur and Tianjin, China; 12 of the employees were from Malaysia and eight were from China, a spokeswoman for the company confirmed.
Links between the plane's mysterious disappearance and the radar-blocking capabilities of some of the aeronautical hardware technology produced by Freescale have been pushed by citizens news site Beforeitsnews.
"It is conceivable that the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 plane is 'cloaked', hiding with high-tech electronic warfare weaponry that exists and is used," according to the site.
"The general public might not hear about how far the US has really come, because it is and should remain classified," noted firearms expert Chris Sajnog, a former Navy Seal. "Other countries are still playing catch-up — but they're closing the gap."
Freescale Semiconductor has been developing microprocessors, sensors and other technology for the past 50 years. The technology it creates is commonly referred to as embedded processors, which according to the firm are "standalone semiconductors that perform dedicated computing functions in electronic systems".
The passengers on board were engineers and other experts working to make Freescale Semiconductor chip facilities in Tianjin and Kuala Lumpur more efficient, said Mitch Haws, vice- president, global communications and investor relations.
"These were people with a lot of experience and technical background and they were very important people," Haws said.
"It's definitely a loss for the company."
Read the entire report HERE.
“Now, the reason I want to bring this up is because I don't know what happened… I don't know if Freescale is actually making this technology. It appears that that is what they do. But again, it is classified,” Glenn said. “If they do make it… This is something that a country like Pakistan would grab. If we could make airplanes completely invisible and disappear, how great would that be if you're a terrorist?”
Glenn tied this theory into another one that has been floated around all week, which involves the plane being landed intact in an area like Pakistan.
“Let me give you another theory and this is a theory that I was working on last week… I think that plane is grounded someplace,” Glenn said. “Then you start to realize, well, to land that plane, you have to now hide the plane. I mean, how do you land something like that without anybody knowing it? You have to be someplace like in Pakistan where you can land a 777 and then pull it into a hangar where nobody is looking. That's really difficult to do."
So what would be the endgame in a situation like that?
“Couple of things: One, what was on board in the cargo hold? Maybe there was a lot of cash… Maybe there was computers or some sort of software or hardware that… was being transported to China… Maybe it was the people on board… That would fit into Freescale,” he explained. “Or the third option… how much would you pay to have a plane that could be cloaked and knew how to fly the jet ways… [It] could be repainted to look like another 777 that you could fly it apparently for seven hours… without being detected… That's an awful lot of effort for something. What is that asset? It was either something in the hold, in a seat, or the physical plane. And, possibly, two of the three.”
Part of what makes this story so sensational is the lack of reliable information available. One week after a plane mysteriously disappeared, the public still seems to have no idea what is actually going on.
“See, this is the problem. Once you lose trust as a government, once you lie to your people over and over again, this is what happens. Conspiracy theories go crazy because I don't trust our government at all. Remember, they were the ones who rushed to say, ‘It's definitely not terrorist.’ Well, how do you even know that,” Glenn concluded. “Because you rushed out to say that… I no longer can trust you. You could say, ‘We don't think it's terror. We hope it's not terror. But the investigation is still ongoing. And we don't even want to speculate.’ That would be the responsible thing to do. Instead, they're acting like a talk show host… You're in a position of authority. You probably should zip it.”
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