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“The Secret of Flight 149” by Stephen Davis

Old 22nd Apr 2019, 12:07
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Question “The Secret of Flight 149” by Stephen Davis

Can anyone suggest where I might obtain a copy of this book?

I have (extensively) exhausted all internet options.

Thanks.

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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 16:57
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Ah... that's going to be hard to get.

The author is on Linked In, you could drop him a line and see if he has a spare copy or PDF. At this point he'd probably be keen on just getting the story out.

Alternatively set an alert on ABE Books but it'll probably be a long, long wait.
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 17:18
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Would anyone care to let me in on the "secret"?
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 19:04
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https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Flight-149-Saddams-Shields-ebook/dp/B005KMV94Y

Not hard!
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 19:31
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"This title is not currently available for purchase"

I have always ben interested in this but never had much luck in finding books or Articles by people who were "guests" of Sadam

Is this because of NDAs?
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 21:20
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Originally Posted by Newforest2 View Post
Hmm, if only...

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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 21:38
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Very interesting: Amazon kind of spoils the plot but it would be interesting to know how it played out.
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 21:56
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Originally Posted by Mike6567 View Post
"This title is not currently available for purchase"

I have always ben interested in this but never had much luck in finding books or Articles by people who were "guests" of Sadam

Is this because of NDAs?
Surely, he is not around to enforce an NDA.....??!!!
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 06:41
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To anyone who has had their interest sparked by this thread, I have today communicated with Stephen Davis, who advises that there was a “powers that be” element to the scarcity of his book (!).

However, in a somewhat amazing coincidence, he advises that there is an update to the story in his latest book, just published in the UK, Australia & New Zealand (USA & Canada in May):




The following link from Quist Solicitors in London, relating to the book and BA149 might also be of interest:




https://www.quistlaw.com/news-posts/...ry-continues1/
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Old 28th Apr 2019, 01:37
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I have a personal interest in the story of BA149 as a member of my family was personally involved and is still waiting for answers. The whole cover up story has gone on unabated for almost 30 yrs and will remain so under the UK Govt official secrets act.
The real story of BA 149 will one day be told, but until then, it will unfortunately remain just speculation.

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Old 28th Apr 2019, 05:47
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I also have a personal interest in this story, but I do not believe the conspiracy theories. This is what I posted in 2017:-
BBC2 BA149 Documentary

And read what KelvinD posted here:-
BBC2 BA149 Documentary
and here:-
BBC2 BA149 Documentary
and again here:-
BBC2 BA149 Documentary

He does know what he is talking about.
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Old 28th Apr 2019, 10:30
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As a general rule, when the two possible explanations for something are either a conspiracy or a c*ck-up, it's almost always the latter.
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Old 18th Jul 2021, 11:40
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I see there is another book by Stephen Davis with a write up in the Mail on Sunday - "Operation Trojan Horse"

I now notice KelvinD has been banned since this discussion started. Strange?

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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 17:38
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UK admits it did not warn Kuwait hostage flight

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59388975
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 23:45
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I completely agree with "when the two possible explanations for something are either a conspiracy or a c*ck-up, it's almost always the latter".
But when there are numerous reports from both passengers and cabin crew that a number (ten, by most accounts) of young men were taken off the aircraft before anyone else, it starts to look like the c*ck-up was thinking that they could get the aircraft out again before the Iraqis arrived.
The second c*ck-up is pretending it didn't happen.
Passenger quote
Who on earth were they, then? Members of a rugby team?
“These were serious guys, you only had to look at them.
“I’m absolutely gobsmacked. I know what I saw going on with that plane. I know they were soldiers.”
This is not a "conspiracy theory". It's a valid conjecture. What would *you* do given one last chance to get some surveillance on the ground?
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