‘MH370: 9/11-style false flag gone awry?’



By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor


I’ve done a couple of Press TV op-eds on the missing Malaysian plane, most recently:

Will Israel kill US empire this week?


The Malaysian Flight 370 incident may also have been intended to serve another purpose:  Inflame Western public opinion against Iran. Since the Malaysian plane disappeared, Fox News and other Zionist propaganda outlets have tried to blame “Iranian terrorists.” They have focused suspicion on two Iranian men who supposedly boarded Flight 370 on stolen passports.

But now it has emerged that the story of the “two Iranian men” may be a fabrication.

On Sunday the London Daily Mail reported:

“Fears of a cover-up over the fate of flight MH370 grew yesterday after claims that a photo of two passengers was tampered with. Images of two men who boarded the Malaysian Airlines jet with stolen passports appear to show them having the same set of legs. CCTV footage stills released by officials three days after the Boeing 777-200 vanished from the skies shows the pair with identical green trousers and brown shoes.”

Sloppy photoshopping intended to incriminate Muslim patsies has been a regular feature of Zionist-sponsored false-flag terror attacks. One stunning example: The only purported security camera footage showing any of the 19 alleged 9/11 hijackers boarding any of the four supposed attack planes – a few frames attributed to security cameras at Washington, DC’s Dulles Airport – is a blatant forgery. Jay Kolar, whose essay proving that no Muslim hijackers were involved in 9/11 was issued by Europe’s leading scholarly publisher Elsevier, has fully exposed the fake “security videos” of alleged hijackers at Dulles Airport. These purported security videos, which represent only a tiny fraction of what would have been caught on film if hijackers had actually boarded the doomed planes at even one airport, have no authentication codes and no date and time stamps. Their shadows prove they were taken in the afternoon, not early morning when the hijackers supposedly boarded. They include zoom-ins and other form of manual camera manipulation proving they were not taken by a fixed security camera. They feature “hijackers” who were alive after 9/11. And they feature an imposter posing as the alleged hijacker Hani Hanjour.

Kolar’s conclusion: “No evidence exists that any of the ‘hijackers’ ever boarded planes that crashed on 9/11.” (Kolar’s article may be read free on-line through Google Books; it is the first essay in The Hidden History of 9/11 edited by Paul Zarembka.)

Another notorious false-flag, the 7/7/2005 London bombings, was also blamed on photoshopped Muslim patsies. The best-known 7/7 photo-forgery is an alleged security camera image of patsy Mohammed Siddique Khan – the only photo supposedly placing him in London that day – showing a railing behind him passing in front of his head. Dr. Nick Kollerstrom’s book Terror on the Tube analyzes the 7/7 photographs implicating the four Muslim patsies and shows that this “evidence” consists of photoshopped hoaxes.

I also did a recent radio interview with VT Editor Gordon Duff on Flight 370.

Did Israel steal MH370 for 9/11-style false flag?  (Jim Fetzer was the first hour guest, Gordon the second hour guest.)

Yesterday I debated Congressional Defense Policy Advisor and anti-conspiracy flack Frederick Peterson on Press TV:

‘MH370: 9/11-style false flag gone awry?’

Watch the video of the debate here.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr. Kevin Barrett, author and radio host from Madison, about the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Well Dr. Barrett, let’s look at it from a technical perspective. Do you think it is possible for no radar system to have picked up this airplane, even as it allegedly went way off course for hundreds of kilometers?

Barrett: No, that is not possible. In fact this aircraft cannot be just lost. It cannot have just disappeared. This makes no sense.

There is military radar and satellite coverage of that area. The CIA base in Alice Springs Australia knows precisely what happened to that plane. And it is interesting the Malaysian government has asked them and they are not getting any response.

There may not be any new information in the sense of “we got something today that is going to tell us what happened to the plane.” But what we do know is that this story that it just disappeared and presumably crashed is impossible.

It takes only a second or two to squawk an emergency code. If it is a hijacking there is a hijack code – it is I think three digits – it is just tap, tap, tap and it is done. So there is no way that a plane is going to start having problems that are going to lead to a crash and it is not going to squawk that code.

The plane turned and flew in a westerly direction and must have been under some kind of control. And yet there was no emergency code, there was no hijack code, nothing like that. This is very, very strange.

The Malaysian government was searching for the wreckage of the plane in a place where it already knew it could not be, and did not tell us for a couple of days. This makes no sense. There are so many of these anomalies. Passengers’ cellphones were ringing out days after the plane disappeared, meaning that they were not under water and they were powered on.

Again there is something very odd happened to that plane. We do not know precisely what it was but we can guess and the single most important clue to what may have happened to this plane in my opinion is the fact that the two alleged Iranian passengers who were supposedly traveling with stolen passports were photoshopped. The security pictures we see of these Iranians supposedly boarding this plane were photoshopped. Their legs are exactly identical. There is no question about that. The London Daily Mail reported it and nobody has even tried to debunk it.

Who photoshopped the Flight 370 Iranian patsies, and why is Israel insisting that these photoshopped guys did it?
Who photoshopped the Flight 370 Iranian patsies, and why is Israel insisting that these photoshopped guys did it?

Why are they giving us photoshopped pictures of Iranian passengers? Obviously there was some kind of a setup to try to blame this on Iran. Precisely what that is we do not know but the Israelis have been using their assets including the head of El Al security who is a 9/11 suspect lives in New Jersey. I forget the gentleman’s name. He and other Israelis have been putting out as much media propaganda as they can trying to blame this on Iran saying that it is a waste of time to look anywhere other than for this is being an Iranian hijacking.

Well Christopher Bollyn just found that there is an identical clone to this plane. It has been sitting in a hanger in Tel Aviv, Israel for the past couple of months and there was a shell game played with his aircraft, it was in Southern France, they moved it down to Israel and speculation is that there was some sort of false flag plan at foot, perhaps another [plane] into buildings deception like 9/11.

We have so many parallels between this event and 9/11 with planes just disappearing, transponders going off for no reason, no hijack codes, no emergency codes being squawked, and cell phones anomalies. So a lot of people are speculating that there was a 9/11-style plan and it may not have gone right.

Press TV: Well what about that Dr. Barrett? I mean some of our viewers are saying this is like another false flag. And at 9/11 of course we were dealing with this subject. Let me say especially here at Press TV we take it very seriously and trying to deal with it, the sensitivity of this subject especially for the families of those who were on that plane. It is a very difficult time for them, we understand that.

However looking at this situation, how likely is this some type of setup and if so what could it be? What could be the goal of this situation like this?

Barrett: Well you are right. It has been very hard on the families and they have been protesting because they know they are being lied to, just like the 9/11 families. We would not have a 9/11 commission unless the family members hadn’t been protesting and basically camping out on the White House lawn for months and months and over a year until finally they were able to get that commission, which turned out to be whitewash. And likewise the Malaysian family members are putting pressure on the Malaysian government and they are not getting anywhere. They know that there is some huge deception going on here.

Planes cannot just disappear like that. There are all sorts of reasons to believe that something strange has happened with this plane. I suggested one scenario earlier which is the possibility that this plane was going to be, well, either blown up and this would be blamed on Iranian guys who were photoshopped into being patsies boarding the plane; or maybe it was going to be taken somewhere and then flown into a building somewhere in a 9/11-style false flag event.  And it is possible that all the publicity – the mainstream media at this time has actually been asking questions about what happened to this plane unlike 9/11 when nobody was asking any questions because they were still in shock – (has stopped the plan).

So that is one angle, the possibility that this was going to be used in some kind of false flag like 9/11. And there are plenty of indications pointing at that. But there is also another angle which is that there were 20 employees of a Semiconductor firm on board, Freescale Semiconductors. This company had just patented the most advanced computer chip available and with many, many military applications, a very, very important piece of intellectual property. They were heading for Beijing and it is possible that somebody did not want them to get there.

These were Chinese nationals working for an Houston, Texas based firm and there have been some unconfirmed reports – at least I can’t tell if they are confirmed – that say that I believe four of these passengers were Patent holders for this chip and the fifth Patent holder is the company. And the company actually turns out to be owned by Jacob Rothschild through shell entities. So they are pointing out that possibly this patent may now belong to Jacob Rothschild and that this would be a motivation for taking over this plane.

And there are indications the plane may have flown towards Diego Garcia, which is a rendition site. Fishermen spotted this plane and accurately described its colors without even knowing what color the airline was. So we have eyewitness reports that the plane was heading for Diego Garcia which is a black military rendition site run by the British and the Americans.

Press TV: Dr. Barrett, looking at this, Mr. Peterson [the other guest of the program] talked about the lack of technology or technology advance but we know even there are internet sites that actually you can follow planes and the flights that planes are taking real time for any novice who can just get on a site.

Again going back to this, why do you think that we are not hearing basically all of a sudden the Malaysian government said they have changed the path of the aircraft two weeks into this? Why now? What exactly do you think is going on? Is there a cover-up that the Malaysian government and others may be involved in?

Barrett: Well there is obviously a cover-up. It is simply unthinkable that this plane would simply turn, fly off in the wrong direction, be spotted over the Maldives Islands heading for Diego Garcia and just disappear. And all of these other indications, these cell phones ringing out and so on, suggest the same thing.

It is something very strange happened to this plane. That is really the only explanation for the fact that the government of Malaysia lied to the world and to the families of these victims for so long.

They essentially gave the wrong story and searched in the wrong place when they knew that this plane was not in the place where they were looking. Why was that?

You know I appreciate the other guest’s perspective in terms of saying that we should not be leaping to conclusions, (not) saying that we know for sure what we think happened based on our preconceptions, based on past experience.

But I do think that you do have to apply context though. And we do know that false flag events are extremely common. Turkey just got caught planning to attack its own country. It fired missiles from Syria into Turkey. It happens all the time. Israel has a long history of false flags.


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Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. He is the host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); an audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr. He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.