CNN’s Jake Tapper attacks bloggers and others for MH370 Diego Garcia conspiracy theories – on his show The Lead – Tuesday 8 April 2014

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Now search teams think they may be looking in the wrong place for debris amid fresh rumour it may have LANDED” – Mail Online News.

More in the following video I found…

…False Flag Conspiracy Theory.


Editorial article posted about 10:00 a.m. CT Wednesday 9 April 2014 at The Lantern Journal by Jim Lantern, Independent voter in Norman Oklahoma USA

There are many “conspiracy theories” about what really happened to missing Malaysian flight MH370 Boeing 777, crew and passengers.

There’s more than one “conspiracy theory” involving the US military base at Diego Garcia and missing MH370 Boeing 777, crew and passengers.

Jake Tapper, of CNN, during his own show – The Lead with Jake Tapper – severely criticized all bloggers and others on the Internet who have included postings about the conspiracy theories, especially the Diego Garcia conspiracy theories. His purpose during last night’s show – 9:00 p.m. ET – the segment about this subject, was to “debunk” the Diego Garcia conspiracy theories.

I first heard of Diego Garcia during a movie or TV series episode several years ago – I don’t now recall which one – involving US Navy pilots at Diego Garcia.

I first heard of Diego Garcia being associated with missing MH370 while watching a report on CNN. At that time, about 3 days after MH370 was reported missing, CNN and “experts” being interviewed put a range circle on a map to show how far that Boeing 777 could have flown before running out of fuel. On that day, it was already believed that the jet turned, flew back across Malaysia, and then went off of Malaysian military radar over the Malacca Strait.

IF it had continued approximately in its last known direction, then the flight path could have taken it to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport – also known as Malé International Airport – of the Republic of Maldives. It is an island country in the Indian Ocean formed by a double chain of 26 atolls stretching in a north-south direction off India’s Lakshadweep islands, between Minicoy Island and Chagos Archipelago. It stands in the Laccadive Sea, about 700 kilometers (435 miles) southwest of Sri Lanka. The atolls of Maldives encompass a territory spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers (34,749 sq miles). It features 1,192 islets, of which two hundred are inhabited. The Republic of Maldives’s capital and largest city is Malé. Ibrahim Nasir International Airport does have a runway just barely long enough to handle a Boeing 777, and does handle an average of 5 of those jets per day – some from Malaysia. So it is not physically impossible that the jet could have gone there. Even so, I do not believe it did go there.

In that same general direction, but further south, MH370 could also have reached Diego Garcia, where the US has a military base. I’m not going to go into the details of all of the Diego Garcia “conspiracy theories” involving the fate of MH370. You can search the Internet for those, and read about some of them I posted here at The Lantern Journal – my political blog, and at Timeglass Journal – my primary blog. I also presented one of my own “conspiracy theories” that might explain why the US military might be involved with the fate of MH370, crew and passengers. It is that the jet was used in an attempt to attack the US base there, similar to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack using jets. That’s a very logical possibility. If that is what happened, then it is understandable that President Obama would not want it to become known, to cover it up, so that there is no history of another major attack like that while he is US President.

President Obama lied about the Benghazi attack. He lied about the IRS scandal. He blatantly lied about the ObamaCare “Affordable” Care Act. As far as Obama is concerned, the truth is just another lie not yet found out. Obama bleeds and breads conspiracy theories!

I do not believe the US military at Diego Garcia had anything to do with missing MH370, but I can’t yet totally rule it out. I can’t further rule out the possibility that the jet somehow was believed to become a threat to Diego Garcia and was then shot down. Likewise, I can’t yet rule out the possibility that the Malaysian Air Force sent up fighter jets to intercept MH370, perceived it to be a threat, and shot it down over the Malacca Strait. I do not believe MH370 tried to land at Maldives, but it could have flown over Maldives – witnesses saw a Boeing 777 fly over at about the right time. It might then have changed course to fly down to Diego Garcia, but I doubt that is what happened.

I still believe MH370 crashed in Malacca Strait. That’s my number one belief about the possible fate of MH370, crew and passengers. I base that on military radar reports from Malaysia and Thailand, as well as a group of fishermen who claim to have seen a large jet crash into the Malacca Strait where MH370 went off of radar.

My number two belief, based on satellite signals, and searchers reporting to have detected the black box pings or signals west of Australia in the South Indian Ocean, is that the pilots deliberately flew the jet to that location to crash it into the location of worst weather, rough seas, and depth of 3 miles to make it difficult to recover. For that second belief, my theory is that the pilots, and possibly other members of the crew, as well as some passengers, are HEROES – comparable to what happened to United Airlines Flight 93 on 11 September 2001 – to stop a terrorist attack. I suspect the jet was discovered by the pilots to be carrying a biological virus or nuclear dirty bomb threat, and so they sacrificed their lives to possibly save millions of people – who could have been exposed and killed if the jet had reached Beijing China.

CNN has at one time accused Malaysia and Thailand of lying about the radar reports. CNN has at one time accused China of lying about or otherwise falsifying satellite images of suspected wreckage at more than one location. CNN has at one time accused others of lying about the present suspected location near Australia. Fact is, so far, no wreckage has been located. It is possible people in government, or military, or others have lied about radar contacts, satellite images, and pings or signals received by satellites. No physical proof of any of that has so far been provided by governments, military, or any others. Several “experts” making such claims does not make it fact. Even so, CNN proceeds on the words of such “experts” as if it is confirmed and established fact, rather than just more theories rightfully being explored.

IF the US military at Diego Garcia had anything to do with the fate of MH370, crew and passengers, whatever the reason . . . then does anyone really believe the US government and military would admit to it? Of course not! They would do everything they can to “debunk” all such theories, and attack the credibility of those who present them. I have no doubt CNN has become the Disinformation News Network for the Obama Administration, US government, and US military, for several issues – not just missing MH370. I have no doubt someone in the US government contacted CNN and urged CNN to “debunk” the “conspiracy theories” involving Diego Garcia. Back when Obama was just hours away from ordering a ground invasion of Syria at the end of August 2013, going against his promise not to do that, it got leaked to CNN. Viewers posting comments about it at a CNN website were censored – some of their comments having been deleted. CNN was trying to cover up the damage caused by the leak, which CNN itself was partly at fault for. I believe that leak caused Obama to back off and then turn the matter over to US Congress to decide on.

The “debunking” of a “conspiracy theory” can have the opposite desired effect, causing more people to suspect a major cover-up. Of course, it is with some humor, that I report President Obama and the Obama Democrats at least act like they are from another planet, and therefore alien abductions are possible. It is historical fact – the number of planes and ships that have vanished into the Bermuda Triangle – so as unlikely as that theory is, something like that can’t be ruled out.

At least CNN isn’t as bad as MSNBC, which is the Fantasy News Network for President Obama and the Liberal Obama Democrats. FOX News, leaning in favor of Conservatives, Libertarians, Republicans, and the Tea Party, criticized CNN for its unprecedented amount of ongoing coverage – 24/7 – of a news event of this level. This is not to say the MH370 news story isn’t important, but it is not as important as a major event impacting a greater number of people. It may be much more interesting to viewers than larger events, but it really isn’t such a big event. The amount of coverage has diverted CNN from covering other news stories that are significantly more important because of how many people they effect. Other stories that needed to be reported were not covered at all.

CNN was seeking contact with any eye witnesses who might have seen the missing jet. When a group of fishermen reported seeing a jet crash into the Malacca Strait  – where it was last seen on radar, CNN tried to bury the story and discredit the fishermen. Further, CNN tried to discredit the Malaysian military radar report, as well as the Thailand military radar report – also tracking MH370 into the Malacca Strait. It was the Malaysian military that reported it had tracked the jet on radar. Then the Malaysian government denied it. A few days later, the Malaysian government confirmed it, as it matched the report from the government and military of Thailand. CNN also tried to discredit China for its satellite images. The behavior of CNN has been as absurd as the behavior of the Malaysian government saying one thing, attacking it, denying it, contradicting it, and then confirming it or not. The ongoing news story about missing MH370 has changed from hour-to-hour, not just day-to-day. It has, to some extent, been necessary, and normal, to explore all theories – to not yet rule out any theories.

At one time, CNN was convinced MH370 was hijacked and taken to Pakistan! CNN had all kinds of “experts” making that claim, including former military people, CIA, and even an “expert” at Boeing about the Boeing 777. So it was briefly considered by CNN to be fact, rather than just another theory. CNN just goes with whichever way the wind is blowing at any given moment, confusing facts with theories.

A few days into the ongoing news coverage about missing MH370, CNN spent a whole hour covering the top 10 “conspiracy theories” about the fate of MH370. CNN did more to fan the flames of “conspiracy theories” than any other news source, and obviously did so to gain and keep viewers, to increase ratings, to get more advertising dollars.

Just because something is classified as a “conspiracy theory” does not mean it isn’t possible or isn’t true.

“Occam’s razor” (also written as Ockham’s razor from William of Ockham (c. 1287 – 1347), and in Latin lex parsimoniae) is a principle of parsimony, economy, or succinctness used in problem-solving. It states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove correct, but—in the absence of certainty—the fewer assumptions that are made, the better. The application of the principle often shifts the burden of proof in a discussion. The razor states that one should proceed to simpler theories until simplicity can be traded for greater explanatory power. The simplest available theory need not be most accurate. Philosophers also point out that the exact meaning of simplest may be nuanced.

“All we can imagine is probably not half as crazy as the truth.” – Arthur C. Clarke in his novel 2010: Odyssey Two.

Shakespeare quote: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” – Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio. “Your philosophy” i.e., philosophy (or learning) in general. The emphasis there should be on “dreamt of” as Hamlet is pointing out how little even the most educated people can explain. One can imagine happier times when Hamlet and Horatio, studying together at Wittenberg, engaged in heated philosophical debates. Shakespeare does not expand on the specific nature of Horatio’s philosophy, and in the First Folio (1623), the text actually reads “our philosophy.” Some editors, such as Dyce, White and Rowe, choose to use “our” instead of “your” (as found in Q2), believing Hamlet is speaking in general terms about the limitations of human thought.

Some people are educated beyond their intelligence, and some people are intelligent beyond their education. Credibility and intelligence is not measured by education alone, or experience alone, or the wealth of a person – how much a person is paid. “Even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while.” That means, in this case, that even a poorly educated person, lacking experience, and lacking wealth to measure success, can correctly guess the truth.

Jake Tapper at CNN should not be so critical of people who are exploring all theories. Consider Matthew’s words in the New Testament of the Christian Holy Bible: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

Jake Tapper, and all others at CNN, are in no position to judge others for their reporting, editorial articles, opinions, and theories about the fate of MH370. Here in the US we have Freedom of Speech, as well as Freedom of the Press. Readers and viewers have the right to accept or reject any report, any opinion, and any theory.

“Shooting the messenger” is a metaphoric phrase used to describe the act of lashing out at the (blameless) bearer of bad news. So, please don’t shoot the messenger! I write editorial articles here mainly to present my own opinions on a variety of subjects, partly based on various sources of information – which has at times included CNN and its own sources. So it is wrong for CNN to present a theory, and then criticize those who then write about it. I’m entitled to my opinion. Attacking my credibility will not change any facts or theories.

So, Jake Tapper, the Diego Garcia “conspiracy theories” are not yet “debunked” and not yet put to rest. Until the jet is found, and data in its black box is recovered for review, anything is still possible. The jet could even be on the moon right now! Unlikely, but you can’t prove it isn’t there. Therefore, no theory, no matter how outrageous, can yet be totally disproved.

By the way, here’s what’s really happening at Diego Garcia…


Update 2:00 p.m. CT Wednesday 9 April 2014

“The head of Australia’s Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre, Angus Houston, said on Wednesday the Australian defence vessel Ocean Shield had detected two further pings on Tuesday – one in the afternoon and one in the late evening – that had allowed the search area to be further refined to 75,000 sq km. He said he was “optimistic” the plane would be found soon.” – The Guardian [see article].

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