Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is not at Diego Garcia   Leave a comment

The conspiracy theorists have too much free time on their hands and they also have unlimited imaginative minds. One of the more bizarre conspiracy theories is that MA flight 370 was hijacked by U.S. military personnel and flown to the U.S. base on Diego Garcia.  Diego Garcia is a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The reason for this subterfuge is that American Intelligence wanted to get there hands on some passengers.

These passengers were Chinese computer engineers that were hackers extraordinaire.  They had been hacking into sensitive U.S. government sites and the Americans figured this was the best way to put a major dent in the Chinese hacking offensive.  It does seem surprising that China does not back up this conspiracy claim.

Here is a conspiracy website that backs the hijacked claim:

INDIAN OCEAN (INTELLIHUB) — According to freelance journalist Jim Stone, one of the American passengers, Phillip Wood, a technical storage executive at IBM, who was aboard the now missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370, keystered his iPhone 5 inside his anus after the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people was hijacked by military personnel while on route to China.

Amazingly Stone claims that metadata within the photo yields evidence confirming “100 percent” that Phillip Wood sent the photo along with a brief voice activated text from GPS coordinates which put Wood only a few miles away from the U.S. controlled Diego Garcia military base which is located on an island south of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.


Diego Garcia has an infamous reputation for being a stop off location for captured Islamic terrorists during the rendition operations of the C.I.A. after 9/11.  However, there is no credible evidence that any terrorists were held there for long or were interrogated there. Also no evidence that MA 370 is being stored there. Recent plane pieces washed up on beaches in Africa have been 99.9% verified as MA 370 wreckage.

More about Diego Garcia:



Diego Garcia is an atoll located south of the equator in the central Indian Ocean. Diego Garcia is the largest of the 60 small islands comprising the Chagos Archipelago. Diego Garcia was settled by the French in the 1790s and was transferred to British rule after the Napoleonic Wars. It was one of the “Dependencies” of the British Colony of Mauritius until it was detached for inclusion in the newly created British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) in 1965. Between 1968 and 1973, the population of the BIOT was removed to Mauritius and The Seychelles, following which the United States built a large naval and military base on Diego Garcia, which has been in continuous operation ever since. As of March 2015, Diego Garcia is the only inhabited island of the BIOT; the population is composed of military personnel and supporting contractors.  Population 4,239.




During the Cold War era, following the British withdrawal from East of Suez, the United States was keen to establish a military base in the Indian Ocean to counter Soviet influence in the region and protect the sea-lanes for oil transportation from the Middle East. The United States saw the atoll as the “Malta of the Indian Ocean” equidistant from all points. The value has been proven many times, with the island providing an “unsinkable aircraft carrier” for the United States during the Iranian revolution, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the contemporary era, the atoll continues to play a key role in America’s approach to the Indian Ocean as a flexible forward hub that can facilitate a range of regional strategies.

The United States military facilities on Diego Garcia have been known informally as Camp Justice and, after renaming in July 2006, as Camp Thunder Cove. Formally, the base is known as Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia (the US activity) or Permanent Joint Operating Base (PJOB) Diego Garcia (the UK’s term).

Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia provides Base Operating Services to tenant commands located on the island. The command’s mission is “To provide logistic support to operational forces forward deployed to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf AORs in support of national policy objectives.”


Nimitz Class aircraft carrier tied up at the Naval Base.






The atoll shelters the ships of the United States Marine Pre-positioning Squadron Two. These ships carry equipment and supplies to support a major armed force with tanks, armoured personnel carriers, munitions, fuel, spare parts and even a mobile field hospital. This equipment was used during the Persian Gulf War, when the squadron transported equipment to Saudi Arabia.


Ships anchored in the lagoon top middle.



USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017) Roll on Roll off ship. Likely loaded with tanks and other vehicles. The ship is over 900 feet long. Eight other ships are anchored in the lagoon.  Five of these vessels carry supplies for the US Marine Corps sufficient to support a Marine Air-Ground Task Force for 30 days: USNS Button, USNS Kocak, USNS Lopez, USNS Stockham, and USNS Fisher.


The United States Air Force operates a High Frequency Global Communications System transceiver site located on the south end of the atoll near the GEODSS station. The transceiver is operated remotely from Joint Base Andrews and locally maintained by NCTS FE personnel.

Naval Security Group detachment Diego Garcia was disestablished on September 30, 2005.Remaining essential operations were transferred to a contractor. The large AN/AX-16 High Frequency Radio direction finding Circularly Disposed Antenna Array has been demolished, but the four satellite antenna radomes around the site remain as of 2015.

The Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System facility in Southwest Asia is one of three operational sites worldwide. Specialists at the three sites track known man-made deep space objects in orbit around earth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer)


Diego Garcia may be identified as an ETOPS (Extended Range Twin Engine Operations) emergency landing site (en route alternate) for flight planning purposes of commercial airliners. This allows twin-engine commercial aircraft (such as the Airbus A330, Boeing 767 or Boeing 777) to make theoretical nonstop flights between city pairs such as Perth and Dubai (9,013.61 km or 5,600.80 mi), Hong Kong and Johannesburg (10,658 km or 6,623 mi) or Singapore and São Paulo (15,985.41 km or 9,932.87 mi), all while maintaining a suitable diversion airport within 180 minutes’ flying time with one engine inoperable.

Following the fall of the Shah of Iran and the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979–1980, the West became concerned with ensuring the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, and the United States received permission for a $400-million expansion of the military facilities on Diego Garcia consisting of two parallel 12,000-foot-long (3,700 m) runways, expansive parking aprons for heavy bombers, 20 new anchorages in the lagoon, a deep-water pier, port facilities for the largest naval vessels in the American or British fleet, aircraft hangars, maintenance buildings and an air terminal, a 1,340,000 barrels (213,000 m3) fuel storage area, and billeting and messing facilities for thousands of sailors and support personnel.


12,000 foot runways.



I’ve counted 29 B-1 Bombers parked on the apron, also a couple of B-52’s.






100628-N-1401J-001 DIEGO GARCIA (June 28, 2010) The guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) conducts a fast cruise in Diego Garcia following a remote crew exchange and the first voyage repair period of her second deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Seaman Christopher Johnson/Released)

DIEGO GARCIA (June 28, 2010) The guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) conducts a fast cruise in Diego Garcia following a remote crew exchange and the first voyage repair period of her second deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Seaman Christopher Johnson/Released)


Very thick jungle forest on the island. No mammals, just crabs and lots of birds.



Living quarters. Pretty nice. Diego Garcia would be a great base to get posted to.







Posted April 3, 2016 by markosun in Conspiracy Theories, Geography, Military

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