The Germanwings crash “trial by media” continues unabated. The most recent evidence produced to back up the official story is the alleged discovery of a cell phone video of the last moments of the plane and its passengers. Reporters from both French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild claim to have viewed the video that portrayed a scene “so chaotic that it was hard to identify people” where “the sounds of the screaming passengers made it perfectly clear that they were aware of what was about to happen to them.”
“It is a video that several of us saw together”, said Frédéric Helbert of Paris Match , “that we watched dozens of times. You must understand that this video does not allow us to identify any people, it is not a sensationalist video. It is from a passenger who filmed from the back of the plane. The sound is atrocious. It shows the human dimension of panic, distress, screaming people on board. That is what is terrible. It is a very powerful human element, but it doesn’t provide any information that might be useful for the investigation. “
Indeed, such a video doesn’t provide any information useful to the investigation, unless the investigation is being carried on by the mainstream media, with ‘evidence’, such as this video, being provided by persons unknown.
According to Helbert the video was obtained from “a source close to the investigation” that “required several levels of intermediaries connected to people working on the terrain.” Whoever provided the alleged video to Paris Match and Bild did not, however, give them a copy. It seems the reporters were only shown the video, presumably on some media device like a laptop which was then taken away. Helbert said: “I don’t have the video. We had the opportunity to see the video.”
The immediate response from French ‘authorities’ came from Lieutenant-Colonel in the French gendarmerie, Jean-Marc Menichini, who said that the report was “completely wrong” and “unwarranted”. This was echoed by the French prosecutor Brice Robin who said that no memory cards had been analyzed as part of the probe. Paris Match countered by saying that if police had not yet accessed data from salvaged mobile phone parts “there is a problem in the investigation“. That’s the understatement of the decade, and the media is a major part of the problem. Yesterday, Robin backtracked and conceded that it was possible that the video was real and demanded that any such videos be handed over to investigators.
Investigators have also said that they found co-pilot Lubitz’s ipad and that he had recently searched online for “how to commit suicide and the security measures for cockpit doors“. I was expecting they might also have found that he searched for “how to convince someone they need to go to the toilet” but there’s no word on that yet. So we’re now one step further along, perhaps the final step, in the process of the disingenuous and deliberate character assassination of Andreas Lubitz: his act of mass murder was no spur-of-the-moment thing, it was premeditated.
So a couple of quick rhetorical questions:
- How difficult is it to put together a few-seconds-long video of what appears to be the cabin of an aircraft, where no faces are discernible, and throw in some scream sound effects?
- Are we meant to believe that Lubitz’s pilot training did not include an explanation of how to lock the cockpit door, and that he was forced to search online to find out how to do it?
- Are we meant to believe that when Lubitz searched online for how to commit suicide, one of the results was “crash your plane full of passengers into a mountain”? Lubitz was a keen glider pilot. Are we to assume he specifically chose to kill 149 other people along with himself because he couldn’t wait a few days until he was alone? The NY Times, the corporation responsible for initiating the highly-suspect and unprofessional trial-by-media, has helped to bring me back to my senses and focus on the essential:
“The fact that Mr. Lubitz was researching the security measures for the cockpit door seems to indicate that his actions were not only intentional but probably premeditated, as well.”
I have a non-rhetorical question though; for the first week after the crash, the only people allowed access to the site were a team of 15 military personnel. Why was this? I mean, a couple of days I can understand, but a whole week? And how much opportunity does that provide to someone who wanted to tamper with evidence? (okay, that last part was rhetorical).
If it wasn’t already obvious that prosecutor Robin and others involved in the “official” investigation are little more than spokespeople with some other element running the real investigation by feeding information to the media, it’s abundantly clear now that this is the case. We need to keep in mind that, officially, the BEA is the organisation that is conducting the investigation. The first, and last, information we have from them came the morning after the crash, March 25th, when BEA head Remi Jouty stated that the CVR recording gave “not the slightest explanation of why the plane crashed“. Since then he has not said a word. But before Jouty could even reveal that information, the unnamed “senior French military official” had already telephoned the NY Times (on the same day as the crash presumably) and seeded the “suicide pilot” story.
Yesterday, the initially ‘missing’ FDR was apparently found. Today, media reports are citing investigators as saying that the data it contains “backs up” the “suicide co-pilot” theory, specifically, it shows that “Lubitz sped up descent“. What this actually means is that the data shows that someone sped up the descent, which would be normal in the case of depressurization of the cabin, for example. But because the media has done so much work over the past 10 days to establish the narrative that Lubitz was a “suicide pilot”, all subsequent data serves to confirm that preformed, and likely bogus, narrative.
Last year Malaysian flight 370 disappeared completely, its whereabouts still unknown. The same “suicide pilot” angle was quickly offered as an explanation for that incident, leading us to conclude that when authorities don’t know, or don’t want to tell, what happened to a commercial airliner, they claim ‘suicide pilot’.
At this point, based on the limited data on which we can rely, I think the most likely explanation of what really happened to the Germanwings plane can be explained by the fact that, in 2006, Boeing was awarded a patent for an ‘uninterruptible autopilot control system’ that could enable aircraft to be remotely piloted from the ground using radio waves and global satellite positioning systems to counter hijacking attempts. The technology, developed following the 9/11 attacks, removes all control from pilots and redirects the airliner to a predetermined landing location.
According to a 2007 London Evening Standard article: “After it has been activated, the aircraft will be capable of remote digital control from the ground, enabling operators to fly it like a sophisticated model plane, maneuvering it vertically and laterally. Once triggered, no one on board will be able to deactivate the system.” Of course, it may be more appropriate to call this system a ‘hijacking, rather than ‘anti-hijacking’. It all depends on the intent of those who have access to it.
Germanwings in Context
Being avid newshounds, we here at Sott.net pay close attention to daily events on the BBM and take note of events in different fields. When there is a natural disaster, or a plane crash (for example) involving the loss of many lives, we make sure not to get distracted by the media circus and look for events occurring at the same time, particularly events on the political stage and also in the area of ‘earth changes’. Since the media circus surrounding the Germanwings crash began 1 week ago, several interesting incidents occurred.
On March 29th, Air Canada flight AC624 (also an Airbus A320) crash landed at Halifax airport. The plane allegedly touched down more than 300 meters short of the runway and smashed through an antenna array and power line before finally skidding to a stop. 25 people were hospitalized. The crash coincided with a power outage at the airport. Just two days earlier, Schiphol airport in Netherlands had to divert several incoming flights because of another outage in the capital and surrounding regions (including the airport). When asked about the likely cause of the Air Canada crash, safety expert Jock Williams cautioned that “it would be singularly inappropriate to immediately blame the pilots.” In the case of Germanwings however, the name of the game was immediately ‘blame the co-pilot’.
On the same day, March 29th, Turkish airlines flight TK-52 en route to Tokyo returned to Istanbul because of a note in the toilet that read “C-4 cargo”. The next day, Turkish Airlines flight TK15 en route from Istanbul to Sao Paolo diverted to Casablanca when a note with the word “bomb” was also found in the toilet. On April 1st, a bomb scare forced Turkish airlines flight TK1759, en route to Lisbon, to return to Istanbul because “unaccompanied baggage” was discovered by the cabin crew. The previous day, March 31st, Turkey experienced the biggest power outage event in 15 years, shutting down power across the country. Government officials said they are investigating the possibility of it being ‘terror-related’, meaning they really have no clue at this point what really caused it. Since then, the possibility that it was a ‘cyber attack’ was brought up.
As a point of interest, there have been about 35 reported plane incidents or crashes (with fatalities) in the last week alone.
Staying with Turkey, three days ago the ‘Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front’ (DHKP-C) took a Turkish public prosecutor hostage. The prosecutor was leading an investigation into the death last March of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who died after nine months in a coma from a head wound sustained in anti-government protests. The DHKP-C demanded that the policeman responsible for the girl’s death publicly confess. When shots were (allegedly) heard inside the building where the prosecutor was being held, police stormed the building and killed the two hostage-takers. The prosecutor was also killed.
One day after the Germanwings crash, Saudi Arabia and a ‘coalition of fantastically corrupt gulf states’ began a military attack on rebels (and civilians) clamoring for civil rights in Yemen. Fully supported by the USA (which yesterday also begun bombing the Houthis), the attack is, in essence, a desperate attempt by the Saudis and the USA to hold off the inevitable collapse of their ignominious reign in the region. In a move that highlights just how little the US government cares for its own people; while most other nations have evacuated their nationals from Yemen, the glorious US of A has told its citizens that “they’re on their own”. If only more Americans in the ‘homeland’ realised that the time will soon come when they too will be abandoned by their government.
In Kenya, an al-Qaeda ‘splinter group‘ stormed a university campus yesterday. Kenyan police and soldiers raided the school and ended up killing the 4 hostage-takers, but not before 147 people were killed.
The last week has provided plenty of evidence that all is not well on planet earth from a geological point of view also. The small island nation of Tonga was rocked by a magnitude 6.5 quake while a separate 7.7 happened off the coast of Fiji, prompting Tsunami warnings, both on Monday. A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck Costa Rica on Tuesday, while a 4.0 hit Missouri, a 6.0 jolted Fiji on Wednesday and a 5.6 rocked northern Chile last Saturday. A volcano in Chile has been interrupting intermittently since the end of February, another in Mexico began last Friday, and one in Indonesia has been erupting ‘violently’ for the last two years. Speaking of volcanoes and earthquakes, a 3.3 shook Mauna Loa on the main island of Hawaii.
Sinkholes have opened up in Riverdale, NY, as well as Toronto, Canada. Another one in PA swallowed a man, who was luckily rescued. This one in Jersey City, NJ, ate a whole garbage truck, and this one grabbed a bus full of people in Brazil, who luckily had enough time to evacuate before it spat it back out into a river. On April 1st, a Toronto sinkhole swallowed a Jaguar. No joke.
There have been two series of odd ‘booms’ waking up and scaring residents in New Jersey and California. Severe flooding was responsible for 14 dead in Congo, and 36 people died in India. In Germany severe wind was responsible for 3 deaths, blowing down trees and power lines, the same system blew through Moscow causing similar damages there. There was also a super typhoon in Micronesia resulting in the death of at least 5 people, and which is currently on its way toward the Philippines. Meanwhile, a large area of London was left without power and people evacuated due to a very commonplace ‘underground electrical fire‘.
If all that wasn’t weird enough, we’re told to expect a world-changing ‘double El Nino’. A snowstorm swallowed a bridge in Siberia and California’s drought has gotten so bad that they’ve implemented the first mandatory water restrictions. If such events are making you a little nervous, relax and enjoy this video of rolling, totally normal clouds recorded by an anesthesiologist (oh the irony) in Augusta, Georgia.
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The Human Cosmic Connection
So what’s the connection between anomalous airplane crashes, warmongering politicians, bizarre weather and ‘earth change’ events, a duplicitous mainstream media and you, or rather, us, the human population?
The Chinese believed that an emperor could reign only while he enjoyed the ‘Mandate of Heaven’, that is, while he ‘looked after his people'; if for any reason he failed to look after their well-being, Heaven would withdraw its Mandate and the emperor and probably his ruling dynasty would be deposed. Heaven would have been seen to withdraw its ‘Mandate’ when all manner of ‘unnatural’ events began to take place that threatened the well-being and sense of security of the population. If the sky darkened, for example, and the crops failed and famine ensued bringing death to large numbers of people, the emperor, guilty or not, got the blame for failing his people.
Whether or not the ‘mandate of heaven’ has basis in reality, history shows that the human experience is broadly defined by a succession of more or less corrupt ruling elites and that those elites reached the peak of their corruption at the times of destruction of the great human ‘civilizations’. In addition, there is a wealth of evidence, most of it not in standard history text books, that shows that these human ‘colony collapses’ were caused by major geologic and cosmic upheavals, and were preceded by the kind of environmental, social and political chaos, ignorance, lies and greed that reign on our planet today. For those who had knowledge of this cyclical nature of human civilizations and were watching the events unfold, it may have seemed that the collapse occurred progressively. But for the majority, who submitted or succumbed to the official exhortations or subtle temptation to ignore or shut out the reality of the world around them, it came as a “thief in night”.
To learn more about the human cosmic connection, read ‘Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection‘.
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