Tue Apr 1, 2014 1:54PM
A search team for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane (file photo)
A search team for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane (file photo)

The CIA base in Australia knows what happened to the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane, says a prominent analyst.

“The CIA base in Alice Springs, Australia, knows precisely what happened to that plane,” said Kevin Barrett in a Press TV interview on Monday, pointing to the base’s access to military radar and satellite coverage in the area.

He also stated that it would be impossible for radar systems in the region not to have picked up the whereabouts of the missing plane.

“It cannot have just disappeared. This makes no sense.”

Barrett said it only takes “a second or two” to squawk an emergency code “so there is no way that a plane is going to start having problems that are going to lead to a crash and it is not going to squawk that code.”

The American writer added that "the plane turned and flew in a westerly direction and must have been under some kind of control and “yet there was no emergency code, there was no hijack code, nothing like that.”

“This is very, very strange,” Barrett said.

He also dismissed official suggestions that the plane had crashed during its flight, reasoning that “passengers’ cell phones were ringing out days after the plane disappeared, meaning that they were not under water and they were powered on.”

The commentator speculated that the plane’s disappearance was a sort of a 9/11 conspiracy.

“We have so many parallels between this event and 9/11… So a lot of people are speculating that there was a 9/11-style plan and it may not have gone right,” he said.