Monday, 29 December 2014
The US Deputy Chief of Mission Kristen F. Bauer, the US Consul General Joaquin F. Monserrate and the US Military Attaché were in Surabaya on October 7, 2014.
The AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes dumped 944,800 shares in Tune Insurance Holdings Bhd, the organization that provides travel insurance for AirAsia passengers, just days before the disappearance of Flight QZ8501.
On December 26, the Malaysian Insider reported that Fernandes, the founder of Tune Group Sdn Bhd which owns AirAsia, had sold a total of 944,800 shares in Tune Insurance Holdings Bhd, with 850,000 shares being dumped on December 22, and the other 94,800 being sold the day after.
AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared during a flight from Surabaya to Singapore.
It disappeared off ADS-B tracking just south of the small island of Belitung.
AirAsia is headquartered in Malaysia.
A reported passenger manifest shows a total of 26 passengers who were scheduled to be aboard but are listed as no-shows.
There was no distress call.
A relative of someone on the plane reportedly received a message via Blackberry Messenger stating that the plane had landed safely on Belitung.
Detik.com quoted National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Jakarta chief Sutrisno as saying that the agency’s radar did not detect the flight’s Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT).
The US military in Indonesia.
“Curiously, as in the cases of the previous missing or downed airliners, Flight 370 and Flight 17, there is a British/Australian/Dutch connection to this island, Belitung.
“Belitung is a source of tin, clay, iron ore and silica sands. The Dutch mining company NV Billiton Maatschappij derives its name from the island’s name.
“Billiton merged with BHP in 2001 to form the largest diversified resources company, BHP Billiton…
“In the case of Flight 370, the flight was probably shot down by accident in the South China Sea during a war-games operation featuring participants from many nations including Australia and the United States.
“The search was diverted from that area, an area a witness claimed to have seen a passenger plane on fire in the sky, by military reports from a base operating in Malaysia run by the Australians and the Brits.
“It was diverted off the coast of Australia so they could essentially run the wild goose chase. It’s important to note the general population of that area are wary of U.S. and British military involvement as it is and that accidental downing of a commercial airliner would certainly cause a great deal of backlash for our colonial project over there.
“Of course, the TPP is also something to consider.
“In the case of Flight 17, the downing of that plane centered around the breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.
“It also just happened to take place right in the middle of a shale gas field being developed by Royal Dutch Shell. They had invested some 10 billion dollars in securing the rights to destroy that ecosystem and the rebellion in the east threatened to scrub their plans.
“Here we are now and it just so happens AirAsia flight QZ8501 may in fact have landed or been forced to land at an airstrip essentially controlled by the Brits, the Dutch and the Aussies.”