Davy Jones’ Ringtones, Jihad, and the Mystery of Flight MH370

Written by Donald Joy on March 12, 2014

Immediately following the bloody Islamic terrorist train bombings of 2004 in Madrid, Spain, rock troubadour Willie Nile wrote and recorded a stirring, anguished, martial-sounding song titled Cell Phones Ringing in the Pockets of the Dead.  His inspiration for the song came when he saw a newspaper headline with the same wording, the article being about the grim and grisly aftermath of the Madrid bombings.  In an interview, Nile described reading the article:

‘…I’m reading the paper, and one of the headlines was “Cell Phones Ringing in the Pockets of the Dead.” And I went, “That’s not what I think it is.” And sure enough, in reading the article, it said that some 190 or so body bags lined up along the train tracks, and cell phones were going off in all the bags. And the workers were just flipping out and having a tough time dealing with that.’

Yesterday, I encountered an an eerily similar article, with an eerily similar headline, concerning the recent mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.  The headline in UK Daily Mail Online asks: “Why are the cell phones of Malaysian Airlines passengers still ringing?”

The strange and unexplained fact, now, is that when many loved ones and associates try to call the cell phones of missing passengers and crew, they hear ring tones and indications that the phones are, somehow, apparently still turned on and ringing–instead of calls just going straight to voicemail as they would if the phones were underwater in the ocean or otherwise destroyed/disabled.  Furthermore, many passengers’ smartphone and social media profiles show them as logged in, online, and even active.  Authorities are stumped as to why this is, as they are regarding all other aspects of the flight’s fate.

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Pilot suicide and even “sudden jihad syndrome” has not been ruled out, especially seeing as there are plenty of precedents for that explanation.  Islamic terrorists have been and are determined to strike at the aviation industry everywhere and anywhere they can.  Would you fly on an airplane piloted by Muslims?

So far, we know about two young Iranian men flying together, on stolen passports, departing a majority-Muslim country (Malaysia is 61% Muslim) with one-way tickets to Beijing, and for connecting flights to Europe.

Then there is the 27-year-old co-pilot, Fariq Abdul Hamid.  Two young Australian women have come forward with photographic proof that in 2011, while they were passengers on flight MH370, the same co-pilot, Hamid, was at the controls, and he was smoking cigarettes while he invited the girls into the cockpit to keep him company and pose for pictures with him and the pilot for the entire flight.  Of course, such misbehavior by pilots indicate a wanton disregard for flight safety protocols at the minimum, and possibly a test-run of general policy violations, to see what could be gotten away with in preparation for a later coordinated hijacking (with the assistance of cohorts on board) at the worst.

Some are perplexed as to how and why Muslim terrorists might target a flight bound for Beijing, but those of us with a handle on happenings around the globe can give them a lesson:  In July of 2012, six militant separatist Chinese Muslim Uyghurs attempted to hijack a domestic Chinese passenger flight.  They were thwarted when the passengers and crew rose up and subdued them, beating two of the hijackers to death.

Uyghur Muslims are the same group of which 10 of their members carried out last week’s terrorist knife attack which killed and wounded scores of people at a Chinese train station, and whose terrorist members have also spent time in Guantanamo Bay U.S. military prison after having been captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan.

As for flight MH370, add in the new revelations about what experts call the otherwise ultra-reliable, ultra-advanced Airbus 777 having suddenly turned very sharply and inexplicably off-course to the West, as if deliberately steered in almost the opposite direction from where it was supposed to go, with the transponders at the front and rear of the plane apparently having been turned off (they are programmed to send emergency locator signals if, among other events, saltwater touches them), and the situation looks even more suspicious.

There have been multiple, sometimes bizarre precedents in aviation which provoke all kinds of comparisons and speculations about similarities.  It took nearly two full years to locate the bulk of the wreckage of Air France flight 447 after it disappeared without communications while enroute from Brazil to Paris, crashing into the Atlantic Ocean, allegedly due to pilot error.

Further adding to the legends (both solved and unsolved) of mysterious aircraft disappearances, an expert on CNN recently described how two commercial airliners simultaneously once disappeared without explanation for many months.  It was eventually learned, long afterward and contrary to all other theories which had been developed and investigated exhaustively, that they became hopelessly lost and eventually crashed because a satellite which was normally used to assist aircraft navigation had instead been diverted to help monitor a space shuttle launch–that explanation evaded authorities for many months afterwards, who had been stumped as to what happened to the planes, and why.

In July of 1996, TWA flight 800 infamously exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff from New York City’s JFK airport.  Conspiracy expert Jack Cashill, in his writings and documentaries, has effectively dis-proven the official government story which alleges a mere technical malfunction in that case.

Cashill not only thoroughly debunked the technical details put forth by the government; he provides ample eyewitness evidence indicating a missile fired at and hitting the plane, and evidence of an official cover-up by the Clinton administration not wanting to appear weak on international terrorism–just as with the abundance of evidence of foreign Islamic involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing, which Cashill and author Jayna Davis demonstrate as having been squashed by the likes of Janet Reno in the run-up to Clinton’s re-election.

Cashill urges everyone to not trust any official information coming out related to the mystery of flight MH370. I do, too.  However, for the time being, we have to go on what we are provided.

Right now what we have to go on is not much more than the eerie, ominous echoes of cell phones ringing inside Davy Jones’ locker, and decades of airplanes being hijacked and blown-up by murderous Muslims.

Following his service in the United State Air Force, Donald Joy earned a bachelor of science in business administration from SUNY while serving in the army national guard. As a special deputy U.S. marshal, Don was on the protection detail for Attorney General John Ashcroft following the attacks of 9/11. He lives in the D.C. suburbs of Northern Virginia with his wife and son.


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