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@ColonelProp Yeah... you noticed there aren't any good choices/blind chances in that wheel...
1 week, 1 day ago on “My Foreign Policy Is Right” Coming To A Country Near You
@Txazz Another good article here.. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/malaysia/10755398/MH370-may-be-found-in-days-as-ship-picks-up-signals-again.html
1 week, 1 day ago on “Alright, Goodnight” – Does Malaysia Want To Know What Happened To Flight MH-370?
Another great job by the PJs! One of the guys at the 129th (helo door gunner) emailed me this link in case anyone wants to support them by buying a t-shirt... http://inktothepeople.com/marketplace/ink-detail/16676
1 week, 2 days ago on Video Of PJ Jump On “Rebel Heart” Rescue Mission
Thanks for sharing Brandon. We need some of these stories now and again to remind us of the good people around us.
1 week, 3 days ago on A SOFREP Fan & Big O Tires Manager Gives Back To Ranger’s Mom
Economy of action... I like it!
1 week, 6 days ago on Sniper kills six Taliban with one shot
Good piece Sean. RIP Petty Officer Mayo. You did your duty well.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Double Shooting On Navy Base Explained
I still like the pic I saw on the internet... the Death Star got it! Hey... it was on the internet, so must be true, right?!? :)
2 weeks, 5 days ago on News Entertainment: Main Stream Media & Flight 370
@Recon6 @jglow69 Careful 6.... I don't want to pick up the pieces of a Barnes incident if "she who must never be named" is ... named.....
3 weeks ago on Swimming With Sharks
@Motleynomad @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) We were talking about that ... what would happen if it was on auto pilot as a ghost plane? When the fuel ran out, wouldn't the auto pilot keep flying the plane in glide, trying to keep it stable, eventually crashing, but potentially allowing the emergency beacons to go off? There was something about a last partial transmission the sat picked up, so if that was about the timing of the crash, the sat could have picked up the emergency beacons too it would seem.
3 weeks ago on “Alright, Goodnight” – Does Malaysia Want To Know What Happened To Flight MH-370?
I see so much testing of Western will in Russian moves... give an inch... take a mile....
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Russia continues to mass troops on Ukraine border
@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) That's what I have been wondering about for a couple days. Why were the Aussies so ready to search so far south, expending a lot of time and assets when it seemed like a stretch that the plane crashed that far south?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on “Alright, Goodnight” – Does Malaysia Want To Know What Happened To Flight MH-370?
@LawyerHandle BIG area!!!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on “Alright, Goodnight” – Does Malaysia Want To Know What Happened To Flight MH-370?
Well, we all talked about how it would likely result in a whitewash and blame no one that should be blamed... there it is.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Air Force IG fails Cadet Informant
@ArcticWarrior @Txazz There are times you just have to suspend reality and enjoy tall tales....
3 weeks, 4 days ago on “Alright, Goodnight” – Does Malaysia Want To Know What Happened To Flight MH-370?
@LawyerHandle From the link you posted near the beginning...
"This new Inmarsat data rules out that
possibility. It also rules out the idea that MH370 flew south through
the middle of the Indian Ocean to avoid military radar. If the flight
went south, it would have had to have gone through Indonesian radar
and at the end of the article re the NTSB arcs...
"Of course, the information we glean from Inmarsat data about MH370’s
flight route is, by itself, symmetrical around an axis that runs from
the spot on the ground underneath Inmarsat to the point where the
aircraft was last observed. So assuming that the NTSB’s interpretation
of the southern route was only based on factors of speed and arc
spacing, it should be applicable in mirror form to the northern route as
Seems like it still could have been north.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on “Alright, Goodnight” – Does Malaysia Want To Know What Happened To Flight MH-370?
@LawyerHandle OK, but nothing about the Aussies having the plane on radar at any time during the 7+ hours it was flying around. I would think that they should have picked up something. Then thinking about what Sean said about the prevailing currents moving north in that area, doesn't seem as plausible that those sat images represent wreckage.
@oldSquid(Mafia) @LawyerHandle I don't think so SQ. Sean talks about that in the article. Why would Pak take them and risk Chinese wrath, and landed on what airfield? It would need a big enough one to take those types of loads.
@LawyerHandle OK, forgive me trying to figure out something. I've heard that the sat that gave the debris sighting in the southern Indian Ocean was Chinese and not Aussie. The Aussies went out to look for it, but I would have thought they would have said they found it on their radar to back it up. Seems like they were just chasing the Chinese data. Couldn't that mean that it went NW instead and wasn't on the Aussie radar?
Great article Sean and really makes you think. Helpful to have several of the more prominent but improbable theories in one place with reasons why they are improbable or impossible. So much conflicting info out there! Your premise is plausible and can explain why there is so much conflicting info coming from Malaysian authorities. I have been questioning why there are only a few bits of solid intel for each category for lack of a better word.
If there was one satellite ping (going to the arc that was in the news so much) and it was about 7 hrs into the flight and the satellite pings it on the half hour or hour.... where are the other data points? That would give a trajectory and a better idea of location.
Why isn't there a release of the Rolls Royce and Boeing data. There have been unofficial statements from each, but nothing about the real data.
If it crossed Thailand, presumably there would be stored data from their radar installations, but like you said, if the plane went down low to disguise itself, maybe that ruse worked.
The possible motivations you discussed are also plausible based on some of the articles I have read. I wonder if we will ever know or if the info and events will be suppressed long enough to be ignored.
Welcome to the team Derek. Looking forward to your articles and perspective. Stop by the Team Room chat room to get to know some of the members more informally.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on New SOFREP Contributor: Meet Derek Herrera of Marine Special Operations Battalion (MSOB)
@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) Well said.
4 weeks ago on Who Does Crimea Really Belong To?
Thanks for highlighting their service BK!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Special Tactics Airmen Awarded Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart
Another fascinating glimpse into Japanese culture. Thanks!
1 month ago on Sex, Lies, and Asia
@drummergirl A little gem tweeted by @SeanSpoonts ...
After I quit choking I actually laughed.....
1 month ago on On Foreign Policy With John Kerry
@KineticFury @ArcticWarrior@HonestBroker247 Really think that "yellow journalism" is all that we have had from the beginning. There may have been a few bright lights of truth and honest presentations, but most are self-serving for whoever pays the salary.
1 month ago on Thin Red Line
Great news that SOFREP will get more exposure through this partnership and I'm glad to hear that no editorial pressure will be brought to bear.
1 month ago on SOFREP Announces Editorial Partnership With San Diego Union Tribune
@ArcticWarrior Good link. From the Overview section... "Army women are more likely to be disabled than men and are approximately 67% more likely than Army men to receive a physical disability discharge for a musculoskeletal disorder." ... and this was prepared in 2011. I expect that number to increase as more women are moved into the combat arms with the associated training.PS. meeting up with J in AZ. Any hopes to see you?
1 month ago on Marines fielding gender integrated experimental test combat unit
@ArcticWarrior That's a lot of what I'm afraid of... that the "real Army" is so much harder for combat Infantry arms that if the standards are kept, either the failure of the women applicants will be swept under the rug, or so much worse, the standards will be lowered.