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Reporter and monetary reformer, Bill Still, has been compiling reports that flight MH370, which took off on March 8, may have been diverted to Pakistan, or, more recently, to Afghanistan.   Still cites retired Lt. General Mcinerney in his video report here on March 23, 2014, appearing on Fox News.   Normally, one can question Fox News and even CNN speculatrons as efforts to fill the airwaves with rating-grabbing headlines, but with such painfully slow, and perhaps even incompetent ocean-scouring searches, such as Chinese discoveries that turn out not to be, submersibles that can't adequately submerge, and just general multiple false leads, it's not just the relatives of the missing 239 people aboard flight MH370 who are right to protest.  

It's been over a month, long enough for the black boxes to give out their last ping -- they are only guaranteed to work underwater for a month.   Despite this being the most expensive search in history, and counting, it's been nothing but false leads to garbage patches and oil slicks in one of the world's deepest oceans.   The oceans, of course, long ago ceased being pristine, and these findings are hardly surprising.   The Conversation reports on "The difficulty of searching for MH370 in a giant rubbish patch:"

Frustratingly, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has turned up many floating objects, but none of them are from the plane.

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That's largely because the latest search area is likely to be in one of the world's hotspots for accumulated debris -- an area nicknamed the Indian Ocean garbage patch". The problem is that there are already vast amounts of debris floating in the world's oceans. The presence of this debris in the search region means that crews are wasting resources and time trying to identify floating objects unrelated to MH370.


Yesterday, a new lead surfaced, from Russia.   Supposedly, says Still in a short video:

According to a Moscow newspaper, MH 370 was flown to a Taliban-controlled area a(t) the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. All passengers are alive.

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Today, the story is being picked up by many major news sources, including Yahoo News, which reports:

A Russian newspaper has claimed that flight MH370 was hijacked and landed in Afghanistan where passengers were being held hostage.

The bizarre theory has been attributed to an alleged source within the country's FSB secret service, according to newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets.

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:

Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for (more...)

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