Lt. General Thomas McKinerny said the hijacking of the Malaysian 777 could be somehow connected to the upcoming anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden, according to the Sean Hannity Show on Fox Radio today, Friday, March 20. Host Hannity asked McKinerny if the general was having doubts about his position the plane may have been hijacked and flown to Pakistan by terrorists in the wake of the search for debris 1500 miles off Australia.
A satellite reportedly spotted debris in the South Indian Ocean which could not be identified. Two items of debris floating in the general direction of Antartica inspired a massive search by planes and ships in the area. An announcement by the Australian prime minister that the debris could be part of the Malaysian 777 galvanized the focusing of all assets in that area.
McKinerny expressed his doubts that whoever was flying the plane would head south for Antartica. The general said, "It makes no sense to hijack a plane and fly it south to Antartica."
When Hannnity asked his longtime expert if he was having doubts about his original theory the plane was hijacked and flown to Pakistan or Iran, the general said no. He also said he's received favorable reviews from "people I know who know about terrorism."
"One thing I've noticed about all of these aviation experts we've heard on the air. They know nothing about terrorism," the general noted.
McKinerny further said, "This plane was cleverly manipulated. The ACARS was turned off 28 minutes into the flight. The transponder was turned off. A new flight path was programmed into the computer. There was the Thai Radar skin ping which indicates a vector heading north toward India. There were no May Day calls from the co-pilot."
When Hannity mentioned the fact that terrorists usually publicly claim credit for their actions, the general said,"There's been no terrorists claiming credit for this yet, because there's another shoe yet to drop on this operation. We're getting near to the anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden."
Osama Bin Laden reportedly was killed by legendary Seal Team Six on May 2, 2011 inside Pakistan and later buried at sea.
McKinerny also referred to the fact the pilot and co-pilot were both devout Muslims and supporters of an opposition leader to the Malaysian government who recently was sentenced to prison. Hannity has previously referred to the fact the pilot was even in the courtroom when the leader was sentenced not long before the vanished flight took off.
McInerny said he based his opinion partly on Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET) and his own sources. LIGNET includes former CIA experts. McInerny has been honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Bronze Star. Cayce Wendeborn said she agreed with the general's theory that the plane is probably in Pakistan.
The pilot's flight simulator reportedly had information deleted from it. The simulator is being examined by the FBI. The FBI is known to have such great expertise that they can find anything deleted from a computer. It will be interesting to see what the FBI says.
McInerny also said the United States government, Rolls Royce and Boeing know a lot more than they are disclosing to the public.
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