Agreed, CabSauv! There are a couple of issues with GLW - I'm out as gay for one thing, and he is with respect homophobic, as may be seen from some of his posts. He also did good work for MI6 in Africa in the old days, and still has his contacts there. Six were aware of the two warheads brought into London, and their removal, and subsequent dismantling, but the Foreign Office wanted them to stay quiet. Six sent along an observer to my trial, another intelligence writer, using the pseudonym Nigel West, a nice chap. Greg and I were friends up until that 'mentally ill' post - we've not met since, indeed we've not met since my arrest.
In my judgment Inmarsat acted in good faith, on the basis of corrupted data, probably inserted by the Third Department of the General Staff Directorate (GSD) of the PLA.
The audit trail for the alleged cellphone call is weak and in any event such calls could easily be generated by tampering with software - an unanswered call is not the same thing as an authenticated voice conversation.
Yes, I believe that Captain Dubois and his crew were heroes. I believe they fought a desperate battle to save their crippled airliner and the lives of their passengers. I am aware that their reputations have been sullied by the BEA and others. I absolutely refuse to sully the reputations of these fine French pilots.
Sadly, Auchmithie, the Pack Horse is no longer my local! The 'bonkers' attacks are wearing a bit thin, frankly. The CPS tried that and it blew up in their faces. I took an IQ test and joined Mensa, and the court-appointed psychiatrist's starting figure for my IQ in interview was 185. I am told that's about right - when you deal with intel agencies at my level they carry out psychological profiles of you. Mid-180s gives you a fair amount of intellectual firepower. There aren't that many doing salaried government work above 160. I'm not a megalomaniac, either - you may be confusing me with Tony Blair, no offence intended.
The bankruptcy followed a bogus Iranian Bar Council complaint, supported by a forgery. I won, but it took over 3 years to clear my name, cost me around $500,000 and took me down financially. I'm bouncing back however. I had to sell my Bentley Turbo R, which was a real wrench as I loved that car, but I now tool around in a lovely Daimler 4.0 Litre V8.
The engine's a bit small and there's no turbocharger
but she motors along well enough.
I have published on MH370 in Flypaper, British Mensa's aviation newsletter, and my book Spyhunter covers a number of aviation topics.
I have been consulted on aviation issues by intel agencies, represented a company, as a non-exec director, in commercial negotiations with the Skunk Works and have several hundred aviation contacts.
If anyone is pushing the narrative that my visit to Enterprise was the only evidence of intelligence work before the jury they need to check their facts. The jury had over 1,000 aviation, military and intelligence contact details, as seized from my flat. There were so many the judge prevented me, with respect, from completing my evidence. They had a peer-reviewed published article of mine in an intelligence journal and details of three intelligence conferences where I had been invited to speak. The judge banned them from seeing Spyhunter.
My flying experience is very limited, but I did my first solo in 1979 and I've been at the controls, under supervision, of a Lear 35A, a Stearman, a Piper Aztec and an Auster AO Mk 6 since. I have sat in the jump-seat in flight of a Vickers-Supermarine VC-10 C Mk 1 and an Avro Andover, where I was able to monitor both take-offs and landings. My airmanship in the VC-10 cockpit was good enough to spot a 747 on a converging course, over France, and alert the pilot in command. The 74 was climbing to our altitude and presented a small visual target, out of the line of sight of the pilot in command and difficult to spot for the co-pilot. I have also been invited into the cockpits of airliners in flight (not recently, of course, since cockpit visits are a no-no these days) and have a small amount of heavy jet simulator time. I've flown in a wide variety of aircraft, including military aircraft, such as the C-2A which took me out to Enterprise. The US Navy were of course kind enough to give me a Tailhook Certificate. I've been in a DC-3 north of the Arctic Circle, a DHC Beaver seaplane, a glider, a DC-6, every Boeing jetliner from the 70 to the 77 (waiting my first ride in the nice new Dreamliner, where I spotted a DVD sabotage campaign targeted on the battery compartment climate control software), DC-9s, DC-10s, a whole bunch of Airbuses and regional kites. I've been shown over a large range of aircraft, including an F-111, a C-117, a B-17 and a Tornado.
The prosecution and police were baffled by the Enterprise visit, They couldn't believe it and initially tried to suggest that she was tied up alongside at Norfolk,even though they had the video of my C-2A being trapped, pictures of me with aboard her with the rolling North Atlantic in view and a photo taken by me whilst I was walking down the ramp of the COD!