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    Re: Another round on the fate of Amelia Earhart in today's news
    From: Stephen Wawrzyniec
    Date: 2017 Jul 6, 13:17 -0600
    I think this Thaghar fella is  making a living by galavanting around pacific islands having a good time, kind of like J Cousteau and his "science".

    On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Gary LaPook <NoReply_LaPook@fer3.com> wrote:
    Some more thoughts:
    1. She thought she was in the vicinity of Howland AT 1913 Z, "WE MUST BE ON YOU BUT CANT SEE YOU, GAS IS RUNNING LOW, ONLY 1/2 HR LEFT."

    2.  At 2014 Z, "ON LINE 157-337"  same radio signal strength as previous transmission so, still according to Earhart and her Navigator (the two people who have the most information as to their position) they are still in the vicinity of Howland, they hadn't yet struck out for an other island. 

    3. Silence. So how do they fly 800 miles to the nearest Japanese occupied island with no fuel?

    4. We were still at peace with Japan, Japanese ships visited the United States, American ships carried cargos to Japanese. Amelia had originally planned on landing in Tokyo. The second world war was still four years far into the future into the future. Japan's eyes were turned to the west, to China and Manchuria, not to the east, to some sleepy chain of islands that nobody had ever heard of. 

    5. Japan was not yet building military facilities in the the Mandated Islands since they were only interested in Asia and had no reason to expect military actions in that region since normal economic activities were still ongoing with the U.S., Britain, France and Holland which had interests in the Pacific. 

    6. Only in 1940 did the U.S. harden its stance against Japanese aggression in China so only then did the Japanese have any reason to fortify the Marshalls.

    7. Since we were at peace with Japan there was no reason to send a spy there (this includes the theory that AE was on a spying mission) so, most likely, this photo was taken by an itinerant traveler since there was NO COMPLETE ban on people visiting these islands. 

    8. IF there was an American spy on Jaluit, taking random photos at random times, what are the chances that he just happened to be on that pier at just the right moment to take a photo of Amelia Earhart?  And since it was just a random timed photo op then the photo got filled under the "general heading." Or, if he had orders specifically to look for Earhart then what are the chances that this explosive  photo would have been filed in the "general heading?"

    9. If the "spy" had been executed then how did the photo get to the U.S?

    10, The image of the purported Earhart shows only the back of a person so it is pure speculation to claim that it shows a woman. And this person is wearing a white shirt, not the plaid shirt that Earhart wore when she climbed into her plane in Lae.


    From: Tony Oz <NoReply_TonyOz@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook---.net
    Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 3:05 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Another round on the fate of Amelia Earhart in today's news

    Don said: "TIGHAR is back in the news with their latest expedition (12th?)."
    I wonder - is it a fanatism (like "Americans never were to the Moon", "Elvis is alive", etc), or just a clever trick to have a vacations on a paradise island at other people's expenses?

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