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Angry Chinese families threaten hunger strike over missing plane
Reuters ^ | March 18, 2014 5:40am EDT | Maxim Duncan

Posted on 03/18/2014 3:04:28 AM PDT by blueplum

Beijing - Furious Chinese families threatened on Tuesday to go on hunger strike until the Malaysian government tells them the truth about the fate of their relatives aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight which went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Ten days after the airliner vanished an hour into its flight, hundreds of family members are still waiting for information in a Beijing hotel.

Around two thirds of the 239 passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are Chinese.

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Speaking to reporters, a woman who had led the chanting held up a piece of paper with slogans written on it, and said the families were calling for a hunger strike.

"Respect life, return our relatives. Can everyone read it? Can everyone read it?" she asked.

"We're going on hunger strike. I'm representing," she said.

"The families are on the point of collapse. There are so many families coming and going, some have already left. The young people can stand it, but the elderly have already broken down," she shouted.

It was not clear how many of the relatives would join the hunger strike, or if it had even begun.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: china; hungerstrike; iran; malaysia; mh370; missingplane; waronterror
what can one say?
1 posted on 03/18/2014 3:04:28 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum
Islamic Ldr. of Malaysia, doing "one planeload in the War against the west"?

2 posted on 03/18/2014 3:12:26 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: blueplum

That oughta scare the cops into solving the case chop-chop.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 3:15:17 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: blueplum

How in the world is a hunger strike going to cause the plane to be found?


4 posted on 03/18/2014 3:24:47 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: blueplum

What a silly thing to do. Going on a hunger strike will not bring the plane back.

The government could care less if a bunch of people go on a hunger strike, become weak, then sick and possibly die. What if the passengers are still alive and are found? Will their families be there to greet them? probably not because they will be too weak. The families going on a hunger strike would be hurting no one but themselves.

Aren’t these people aware that the entire planet is focusing on this plane?

There are more intelligent ways to get results.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 3:25:06 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

“Aren’t these people aware that the entire planet is focusing on this plane?”

Chinese mind set is intuitively to not trust their government nor press. And, this mindset extends to other asian countries as well. So, these folks are extremely skeptical of the information they’re being fed.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 3:45:22 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

I read that the Chinese gubment isn’t allowing their citizens any coverage of the situation other than official Chinese statements, so it could be that the Chinese nationals, at least, have little real knowledge of what is going on as far as the huge amount of resources and manpower dedicated to finding their family members.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 3:52:36 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum
What can one say . . .the Chinese are doing their part:
8 posted on 03/18/2014 3:57:30 AM PDT by wtd
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To: blueplum

I don’t understand why they would do that. The entire World is looking for the plane. Heck even America is spending a ton on looking for the plane. It seems like they are spoiled. Yes it is scary for them but if they can’t recognize all the work being done in honor of their family members then I guess the World itself is becoming more selfish daily.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 4:03:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: wtd

http://www.malaysia-today.net/cops-find-five-indian-ocean-practice-runways-in-mh370-pilots-simulator-bh-reports/

_______________

Outside of home-made dirt strips, I have every runway in the world on my sim....does that make me a terrorist?

Oops!


10 posted on 03/18/2014 4:09:23 AM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: wtd
MalayMail 3/15: "...the Uighur is still in Turkey and apparently was never on the plane..

hmmm....so..... who was sitting in his seat?

11 posted on 03/18/2014 4:10:23 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

“Hunger Strike”? Mooooooooochelle’s diet plan must have gotten over there prior to her arrival.

A hunger strike will not help get the plane found.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 4:13:12 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: blueplum

Oh, puleez! Hunger strikes, riding bikes nekkid through town, having a sit in, or camping out in a tree do absolutely nothing. If they want something done, go to the msm. Make sure your face is on world wide tv 24/7 demanding the governments release the truth of what they knew and when they knew it. Find the pilot’s wife and family to learn exactly why they left the house the day before. Interesting that there’s not been one reporter who has gotten that interview.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 4:39:47 AM PDT by bgill
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To: SgtBob

>>Outside of home-made dirt strips, I have every runway in the world on my sim....does that make me a terrorist?
<<

But what were the last 10 on which you actually practiced? I think that is the issue.

But I will wait while you answer that banging on your door... ;)


14 posted on 03/18/2014 4:40:28 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: snoringbear
Chinese mind set is intuitively to not trust their government nor press. And, this mindset extends to other asian countries as well. So, these folks are extremely skeptical of the information they’re being fed.

The English language Chinese press has been on a jingoistic tear about the incompetence of the Malaysian government. The reality, of course, is that if the big 3 (US, Russia, China) can't find the plane, with their panoply of sigint, satellite recon and regional intel listening posts, there's no way the Malaysian government can locate it.

15 posted on 03/18/2014 4:41:07 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: freedumb2003
But what were the last 10 on which you actually practiced? I think that is the issue. But I will wait while you answer that banging on your door... ;)

For a professional pilot, the most important ones are the ones near his home base. And all of these fit that description.

16 posted on 03/18/2014 4:42:55 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: blueplum

I don’t think the Malaysian government has a clue about what happened to the plane and its passengers, so a hunger strike is just a futile expression of anger against someone who cannot be identified.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 4:48:06 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: blueplum
Instead of fasting they should vow to live on airline food instead. Good PR stunt and would get them more sympathy.
18 posted on 03/18/2014 4:50:25 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: snoringbear
Chinese mind set is intuitively to not trust their government nor press. And, this mindset extends to other asian countries as well. So, these folks are extremely skeptical of the information they’re being fed.

Sounds like we see eye to eye.

19 posted on 03/18/2014 5:42:05 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

“Sounds like we see eye to eye.”

Lol! Good point :)


20 posted on 03/18/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: blueplum

That’ll show ‘em.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 5:56:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: freedumb2003
But what were the last 10 on which you actually practiced? I think that is the issue. But I will wait while you answer that banging on your door... ;)

As I was at work when you responded, whoever was knockin' got no response. The last airport was Tenzing-Hillary Airport, but outside of that, I've been practicing bush take-offs, and landings.

22 posted on 03/18/2014 3:36:38 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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