For some reason people here on A.net get into quite a spot of bother that I dare question the veracity of the satellite data. And I am perplexed why that should be. I am puzzled that the vast majority here on A.net is comfortable with the idea to blindly and in good faith accept the satellite data as true and correct, as it stands.
Let me try again, then, and explain as accurately and clearly as I can how it came about that I do have that question.
I didn't just follow the discussion about MH370 here on A.net; I also listen to the news etc and, quite importantly, I also listen to other people. One of the remarks that I heard fairly often is that people simply didn't believe it that 9M-MRO
has ended up in the SIO, just like that; even here on A.net some people are or at least were of that opinion. But not many people offered an explanation where the aircraft might be instead; or, more importantly, they never asked themselves how do we know.., how can we know whether it is here or there.
So I thought about this, how can we, anyone, tell that the aircraft took the track that it is assumed to have taken? It doesn't take Einstein to work out that it is only the satellite data that tells us where the aircraft ought to be; there is no other information.
It does not in any way tell us whether the data is correct or not (as in falsified).
If the US, China, the Russians or anyone else have information on MH370, as may people believe they would and should, they've decided not to tell us, the public. We can only believe in blind faith!
Thinking about it some more, then, who could possibly falsify that kind of data, particularly when there is so much security involved? The only explanation I could come up with is that it would have to be an organisation (agency) with a lot of clout and highly trained personnel to go with it. The organisation and the personnel would have the technical and logistical skills to carry out an operation of that scale.
Why would they do it?
For a very specific purpose; to make it look like the aircraft went one way when in fact it went somewhere else.
Do we have precedents for that? I'm pretty sure we do, maybe not in aviation and certainly not recently. Generally speaking though, there have been heaps of false-flag operations, world wide and over the years, by all kinds of people, especially governments. So who exactly would be behind something like the disappearance of MH370?
Your guess is as good as mine.
Your guess is also as good as mine when it comes to the question of 'what-for-all-that'.
So, as I think I have mentioned it already, the question is not really whether the satellite data was manipulated, that either was or it was not (I won't call it 50:50 anymore); the real and important question is whether a professional hijacking is behind the disappearance of MH370. The latter is the crux of the matter ....
As for the probability of such a professional hijack? I have already given that a 20%, in reply 122 of the previous thread.
(Thank you for your help there, 777Jet.) That percentage can easily change, of course, higher or lower, as new facts and evidence come to hand.
So I hope that I have now explained clearly enough how I've come to question the veracity of the satellite data.
But.., in return now, it comes with a challenge.
If you strongly disagree with any of what I have written, don't just use cheap labels or name calling.
If you feel I should not be questioning the satellite data, then tell us why not.
On what grounds can we be sure that the satellite data is correct?
My belief is that we never had nor will we ever get a guarantee to that effect.