KUALA LUMPUR – Several blogs are using dubious photo analysis to question the credibility of Philip Wood, the American aboard MH370 whose i-Phone message showed that the plane had been hijacked, its passengers detained by “unknown military personnel” and the detention center to be on the Diego Garcia military base. The secrecy surrounding Wood’s background does not mean that he and his fiance Sarah Bajc are “crisis actors”. On the contrary, the facts point to his status as a tech-security agent for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
Across Asia, the DIA has a reputation for professionalism far surpassing the CIA’s armchair scholars, narcissist neophytes and diplomatic cocktail freeloaders. Wood fits the DIA profile to a tee, being computer savvy, knowledgeable about defense-related technology, careful in maintaining his cover at IBM, silent about his military record and physically tough.
The fact that the Israelis confined and likely murdered a DIA agent reveals the extreme desperation that compelled the theft of America’s most advanced defense technology. The midair hijack aimed at abducting 20 computer-technology experts with Freescale Semiconductor exposes the outlaw mentality of a rogue state that holds its closest ally and benefactor in utter contempt. Simply put, Israel has emerged as America’s most implacable enemy and all the more dangerous because it poses as an ally and friend.
Israel resorted to stealing the Freescale Kinetis KL02 and KL03 techology, rather than waiting to pay for licensing rights, because the micro-controller is urgently needed for the upcoming military assault on Iran. The widening divide between the State Department and Israel over Iran policy, particularly the question of a bombing campaign, put the hawkish and fanatic Netyanhu government onto a “go it alone” warpath against Tehran.
Since it is logistically impossible for the Israel Air Force to fly long-distance sorties against Iranian military sites without control over Syrian airspace, the only feasible alternative to aerial bombing is to unleash hordes of lightweight ultra-small robotic weapons that can fly and crawl into underground military facilities.
The KL series microcontroller units (MCU) are the brains for these tiny self-guided weapons, whose sensors can find pathways through air ducts, power conduits and plumbing pipes to attack electronic controls and incapacitate personnel with nerve gas or biowarfare agents. When launched from Dolphin submarines under the cover of nightfall, there is no effective defense against an army of tiny ninja robots.
The one person who stood in the way of Israel’s devious plans was Philip Wood, who was not a crisis actor, as suggested in a disinformation campaign, but instead an American patriot. Without his courageous efforts to organize resistance against the hostage-takers, the Israelis would have gotten away with the perfect crime. Now, thanks to his sense of duty and personal sacrifice, the perpetrators stand naked before the world as the despicable thugs they really are. The test of American honor rides on whether the White House or Congress dares to defy Israeli treachery by acknowledging Phil Wood with a posthumous medal.
Get Off of My Cloud
Texas resident Wood was, on the surface, a quiet and unassuming computer memory expert with IBM, following his father’s career path. Oddly, no details of his work on cloud computing and computer security in Dallas-Fort Worth are listed on his Linked-in page.
The omission of a local client list is due to the fact that Big Blue’s largest customer in Fort Worth is USAF-Lockheed Plant 4 at Carswell military airfield. Plant 4 is where the Air Force and its aerospace contractors install, test and improve the aviation electronics for America’s most advanced fighters, including the F-22, F-35 and F-18, along with the navigation systems for drones, missiles and smart bombs. Computer security against hackers and human-based industrial espionage is, therefore, all-important to protecting American defense-technology edge against its many adversaries and friendly rivals.
The Air Force upgraded its longtime partnership with IBM computer services with a 2010 master contract to transfer its production data, including weapons design and personnel matters, to a cloud computing platform with strong security. Even well-protected servers in any lab or office can be hacked with relative ease with newer software. Cloud computing, in contrast, establishes a virtual network protected by the latest firewall software even before its public release. The network is constantly monitored to determine user behavior and to track down any attempts to break into unauthorized areas.
The other advantage of the Cloud is its flexibility, moving as it can across different computer nodes. If a major node is disrupted or destroyed by a virus attack, terrorist bombing or a nuclear strike, the data network simply moves onto other computers in safer locations. Therefore, in event of a nuclear war, America’s command-and-control system will survive intact to deliver a precision counterstrike with its remaining arsenal.
Called to Kuala Lumpur
After much of Plant 4, with all its components, came under cloud protection, Wood was transferred to Kuala Lumpur and Beijing following an IBM contract signing with Freescale Semicondutor.
The Austin-headquartered firm, a spinoff of Motorola, is heavily dependent on Asian programmers, with their excellent design skills, mathematical prowess, lower salaries and persistence at quality control. This is why the world’s smallest MCUs were designed and perfected at the Freescale plant in Petaling Jaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
The creation of the KL series prompted top defense-technology experts to assign watchdogs over Freescale’s Asian operations. In November 2013, Joanne Maguire with Lockheed was appointed to the Freescale board of directors. Her career record shows her to be a veteran defense-tech executive as vice president of Lockheed, a member of the national Defense Technology commission, and a director of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, a cutting-edge weapons research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
At the same moment, Phil Wood was appointed as fulltime technology manager with IBM Malaysia. For the first time in his career, he was given the executive privilege of having a public life and personal freedom, which was disclosed mainly through his courtship of Beijing-based Sarah Bajc. Besides their late-life romance, the couple “covered the bases” of high-tech security, he in the defense-related sector and she in the civilian corporate economy. A wedding could only increase their professional synergy. Their pre-nuptial plan was to set up house in Kuala Lumpur. Instead, their relationship proved to be tragic, cut short by an Israeli special forces team on Diego Garcia.