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Do These New Satellite Images Show the Remains of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?
New York Magazine ^

Posted on 03/12/2014 2:51:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The Chinese government has released satellite images showing "a suspected crash area at sea," including "three suspected floating objects," near the flight's planned path. Taken Sunday morning but not made public until today, the blurry shots are located northeast of Kuala Lumpur, south of Vietnam, in what may be the most promising lead thus far, on the fifth day of a frustrating, otherwise fruitless search.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 777; china; iran; malaysia; mh370; muslimterrorists; oilrig; oilrigworker; planecrash; southchinasea; terrorism; vietnam; waronterror

1 posted on 03/12/2014 2:51:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 03/12/2014 2:51:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Waiting with baited breath. Can’t make out much from the images.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 2:52:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

If Ed Snowden validates it, I’m on board....


4 posted on 03/12/2014 2:52:53 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, if they can “read a license plate” from space, they damn well should be able to find a city block-sized debris field in the ocean.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 2:53:17 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: nickcarraway

But isn’t this location back from where the last transmission was received?


6 posted on 03/12/2014 2:54:41 PM PDT by Viennacon
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7 posted on 03/12/2014 2:56:04 PM PDT by stlnative
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Amelia???


8 posted on 03/12/2014 2:56:35 PM PDT by OCMike
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To: nickcarraway

I think the plane landed safely at some place that isn’t safe.
Prayers for the passengers and crew.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 2:56:42 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: nickcarraway

Nope, that’s Nessie.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 2:56:47 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: nickcarraway
Do These New Satellite Images Show the Remains of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Oh, gee, I'd think that might be a place to start looking... /S

11 posted on 03/12/2014 2:57:50 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Viennacon

they are reporting that it is near the oil rig (where the oil rig employee saw the flames in the sky) - see video here...http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/12/new-chinese-satellite-pictures-may-show-missing-malaysia-airlines-jet/


12 posted on 03/12/2014 2:58:21 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: nickcarraway

News at top of the hour: http://english.cntv.cn/live/


13 posted on 03/12/2014 2:59:28 PM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: All

Well, you don’t think the chinese are really going to
release their best photos do you, Obama might but
not those guys.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 3:00:06 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nickcarraway

Lessay I was a country that had just developed a nuke: Know what I’d want?

A DELIVERY SYSTEM.

And not just any delivery system —it would have to be one that could not only life a pretty heavy, non-miniaturized bomb but also somehow be STEALTHY:

Something my enemy would see as normal and innocuous and not an attacking plane.

Most people think the most expensive US weapon in WW2 was the atomic bomb, but that’s wrong:

It was the B-29 that delivered it.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 3:01:47 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: nickcarraway

I wasnt aware that crashed planes can leave craters in the water.


16 posted on 03/12/2014 3:06:15 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: stlnative

I think they’ve found it. Still unanswered questions though.

1. Was it a bomb?

2. Why were the Malaysians screwing around?


17 posted on 03/12/2014 3:06:16 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: gaijin

Someone was celebrating the unanimous election of a despot in NK and shot off a missile.


18 posted on 03/12/2014 3:07:28 PM PDT by DallasDeb ((usafa06mom))
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To: gaijin

Have you looked at the history of the Manhattan Project?

How would you cost that effort into those 2 bombs.

The project was scattered all over the US. The largest research/engineering project ever undertaken by man.

What was the actual cost of the Plutonium in the Fat Man and the Uranium in Little Boy? None existed in pure enough form before the project.

Amazing stuff.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 3:08:36 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: nickcarraway

This is from a satellite? Looks as big as an island. If there is that much debris, there may be survivors.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 3:09:04 PM PDT by DallasDeb ((usafa06mom))
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To: gaijin

Fair enough, but if you were a country that had just spent the huge $$$ to develop a nuke, you could just buy a commercial airliner.

Virtually every country in the world has commercial airlines of some variety or another. It’s not that difficult to buy a Boeing 777. And if your country has the billions required to develop a nuke, you can afford a commercial airliner. Why steal one and bring unwarranted attention?

Even a terrorist group that’s reasonably well-financed could afford an airliner. And if it’s a terrorist group that can afford to develop a nuke, or even buy one “off the shelf”, they can afford a 737 or an A330.

Yes, a commercial airliner would indeed make a good delivery system. But so would a freighter and a cargo container.

Or a U-Haul.


21 posted on 03/12/2014 3:09:14 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Viennacon

Helicopters should’ve been all over this for quite a while now...


22 posted on 03/12/2014 3:10:29 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: Viennacon

Phrase helper - bated breath.

Baited breath would mean you smell like stinky fish or squid or some such.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 3:11:23 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: DallasDeb

see video from post 12, video gives out dimensions for each piece found.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 3:13:48 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: FreedomPoster

Thanks for that :)


25 posted on 03/12/2014 3:15:56 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: stlnative
1st item 13 x 18 meters, 2nd item 14 x 19 meters, 3rd item 24 x 22 meters
(1 = approx 42' x 59'), (2 = approx 46' x 62'), ( 3= approx 78' x 72')
26 posted on 03/12/2014 3:21:06 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: stlnative

I figured someone had satellite images from the plane going down. We probably have them too. It’s probably been a pi$$ing match between several countries (us included) to wait for someone else to release their picts.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 3:30:11 PM PDT by DallasDeb ((usafa06mom))
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To: Viennacon
Waiting with baited breath.

Unless you're going fishing, it's bated breath.

28 posted on 03/12/2014 3:32:08 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Viennacon

You mean, why would Malaysia point to the Strait of...Malarkey?

Let’s assume the plane was high jacked. Could it be that Malaysia shot the plane down with the tacit consent of the Chinese, given the majority of the passengers were Chinese and China was the likely the ultimate target for the plane? Consent that China now refuses to acknowledge?

Just say’in.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 3:32:36 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: nascarnation

Has anyone asked Charlie Sheen?


30 posted on 03/12/2014 3:35:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: nickcarraway

If I were the investigators, I’d look for the big red arrow first. Much easier to find and you’d also know you’re close. /jk

Seriously, they should compare it to earlier and later imagery to determine whether it was always there or if it recently appeared and is still floating.


31 posted on 03/12/2014 4:01:20 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: DallasDeb
It’s probably been a pi$$ing match between several countries (us included) to wait for someone else to release their picts.

And they'd probably demand the release of ALL the picts. They're not afraid to throw down. /jk

32 posted on 03/12/2014 4:09:05 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: gaijin

That airplane almost broke Boeing.The gubmint kept the contract going till 46 so the company wouldn’t go out of business.


33 posted on 03/12/2014 4:11:41 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

You are confusing Chinese capability with American capability.

This satellite does not have the resolution of the best of the best


34 posted on 03/12/2014 4:38:50 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

Actually I was referring to American capability. Certainly there must be Western surveillence keeping an eye on that part of the world.


35 posted on 03/12/2014 5:22:26 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: gaijin

UPS doesn’t work well enough?


36 posted on 03/12/2014 6:40:57 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: DallasDeb
Looks as big as an island.

Oh?

How can you tell with no scale given?

It looks like a white housefly to me...

37 posted on 03/12/2014 6:42:25 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: stlnative

Ah.... modify my last reply.


38 posted on 03/12/2014 6:43:26 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Yo-Yo

Well; it SOUNDED right when I dictated it!


39 posted on 03/12/2014 6:44:09 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: bert
This satellite does not have the resolution of the best of the best

How would you know?

Even I know how to use the BLUR function.

40 posted on 03/12/2014 6:45:52 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: DallasDeb

There are probably 20 countries that have satellite images of what happened. They won’t make the information public.


41 posted on 03/12/2014 6:47:48 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: tet68

No - it’s doubtful that the Chinese would show the world what their real surveillance capability is. You have to believe that they have clear enough pictures to positively identify this as the wreckage and then dumbed down the resolution. It’s hard to image the Chinese releasing the images without having fully identified the wreckage.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 6:54:08 PM PDT by tahoeblue
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To: Elsie

Do you think the Chicaps would use the blur function?


43 posted on 03/13/2014 4:29:11 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert
If they wanted to... If I were the one supplying the picture; I'd find a REAL piece of of the same kind of plane; toss it in some water, and get REALLY close to take a VERY highly detailed picture - one showing the texture of fabric or something similar.

Then tell the world it was taken from 187.65 miles, at night, through fog.

44 posted on 03/13/2014 6:46:23 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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