In a press conference that has just ended, the Malaysian prime minister says new data shows "Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean. However others are not so sure.
Another floating theory is:
Malaysian flight 370 was taken by team aligned with Islamist ideology.
The plane was taken for use in a future event.
The Malaysian authorities are: a.) embarrassed by their own security ineptitude, b.) desperate to avoid the appearance of that ineptitude, and c.) unwilling to admit their nation is not compromised entirely of the secular melting pot they espouse to the outside world. Indeed Malaysia has been yet another nation with internal Islamist conflict despite their diligent efforts to obfuscate in that regard.
To that end modern Western nations, and their more sophisticated intelligence apparatus, are growing increasingly frustrated with the refusals of the Malaysian authorities to admit the obvious. The flight was taken, perhaps by Malaysian nationals, with an intent yet undetermined.
A serious amount of planning and logistics would have been needed to pull this off. Also, a great deal of skill and simultaneous luck would have to align to “disappear” a Boeing 777. The radar capabilities in the Western China region, the ‘stans’ and the mountainous areas of the Northern Middle East are generally archaic, not staffed, and only activated when there is a reason to be looking for something. A surprise flight with no advanced notification could easily slip through undetected almost to anywhere.
Why would a terror group not claim the event? Quite simply because they have no desire to outline their intents or draw attention toward themselves. If they plan to do something with this plane why would they announce they have it.
As a consequence it’s reasonable to assume all the passengers were viewed as immaterial to the event itself. The goal was not hostage taking and any passenger surfacing would be viewed as a risk to the mission itself being discovered. So they were most likely killed during the event. Perhaps while still seated, during a planned decompression and strategic oxygen loss event.
Retired Lt. General Thomas McInerney, while on the Sean Hannity show, said that according to unverified reports, the plane could have been flying in the shadow of Singapore Airlines Flight 68 over India. He said a LIGNET report says that Boeing sources believe the plane is in Pakistan.
McInerney said that most of the world’s sensors are in that region, and that between Rolls-Royce, Boeing and the U.S. government, officials know a lot more than has come out.
“When the U.S. Navy quits their search, their ship search, they must know something in the Indian Ocean. When the Israeli defense forces, when they increase their defense alert, they must know something,” McInerney said.
If McInerney’s theory is right, the airplane would have landed at 5 a.m. Pakistan time, and it would have still been dark out.
The only way to know if MH370 has crashed into the Indian Ocean is to find debris and the actual black box. The fact that Israel has raised it's defense alert is troubling to say the least.