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A blog by Leon Oudejans

MH-17 / MH-370

Official report suggests MH370 ‘most likely hijacked’ (Times)

"The final report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 suggests that it was most likely hijacked. The long awaited 1,500-page report released by the Malaysian government today concludes that the Beijing-bound aircraft’s sudden course reversal shortly after it took off from Kuala Lumpur was “difficult to attribute” to a system failure. It does...

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Occam’s razor: MH17 and MH370

Last Thursday, the Dutch-led investigation into the downing of MH17 stated that a Russian Buk missile from the 53rd Brigade in Kursk was responsible, and beyond any reasonable doubt. Russia denied and restated their unreasonable explanations. Apart from means and opportunity, motive is essential in any investigation as “everything follows Why”. A few months earlier...

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Hide in plain sight

"The Cambridge Spy Ring was a ring of spies in the United Kingdom, who passed information to the Soviet Union during World War II and was active at least into the early 1950s" (Wikipedia). When you think of spies, you think of cloak and dagger. Considering their business of espionage, secrecy is key for spies. Perhaps there is one better option: hiding in plain...

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Russians but which ones??

On 28 September 2016, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) presented its conclusions on what exactly happened during Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH-17) on July 17, 2014. To a large extent the who question was also answered and a group of some 100 people is under investigation. The most interesting question - why - is still unanswered. The very detailed...

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Tipping Points – the human brain

Our brain is more mysterious than the least explored regions of the deepest ocean (Independent). Little is known about our oceans although 71% of Earth's surface is covered with water (Wiki). Less than 0.05% of the ocean floor has been mapped to a level of detail useful for detecting items such as airplane wreckage (eg, MH 370) or the spires of undersea volcanic...

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The Truth about Conspiracy Theories

The truth about [insert] is usually the way conspiracy theories are announced in the media and the Internet. For examples click on Orlando mass shooting, Obama birther, and 9/11. In my 13 June blog I mentioned that I do not believe in conspiracy theories. Nevertheless, I noticed that my mind follows a similar pattern, except for making the final step. Doubt usually...

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