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Malaysia Airlines MH370: Tony Abbott says possible debris found in Indian Ocean [live thread]
ABC.net.au ^ | March 19, 2014

Posted on 03/19/2014 8:22:10 PM PDT by rdl6989

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced objects possibly related to the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane have been found in the southern Indian Ocean.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australiasearch; iran; malaysia; mh370; planecrash; waronterror
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The Australian Prime Minister made the announcement of the possible find.
1 posted on 03/19/2014 8:22:10 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Well for sure they have had time to put one there. Just saying


2 posted on 03/19/2014 8:23:41 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: rdl6989
PzFeed Top News ‏@PzFeed 43s BREAKING NEWS: Australia satellite imagery spots objects that look like aircraft parts. 4 aircrafts and Navy ships en route to check it out. Let's see what happens..remember the China images of supposed debris which turned out to be nothing, gonna be a wait and see game
3 posted on 03/19/2014 8:24:19 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rdl6989

Does this mean Courtney Love was incorrect? /sarc.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/courtney-love-posts-suspected-location-malaysia-airlines-plane-article-1.1725160


4 posted on 03/19/2014 8:25:23 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: rdl6989

Well I was at a seance and Bud Abbott said Lou Costello took the plane to the Susquehanna Hat Company. I just wish everyone would shut the hell up until there is something verifiable and concrete to release.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 8:25:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

She makes Miley look lucid.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 8:26:09 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: easternsky

It worked in “Lost”!

That was my second favorite opening scene but I haven’t found it on YouTube yet -— maybe I used the wrong search terms.


7 posted on 03/19/2014 8:26:20 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Please God we get an answer for the poor people with loved ones aboard.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 8:27:48 PM PDT by Mears
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To: rdl6989

i figured the Zeds would find something. they usually do the rescues in the big ocean


9 posted on 03/19/2014 8:27:49 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: Mastador1

Yeah?

Well, I have done some calculations about the satellite data points and have concluded that 13 x 7 = 28.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnICFjDn97o


10 posted on 03/19/2014 8:28:26 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: rdl6989

When Obama says it is his top priority then the debris field and plane were found hours earlier. Obama will soon be taking credit for this.


11 posted on 03/19/2014 8:29:52 PM PDT by barmag25 (There is nothing that a man needs that he can't find in the North Georgia mountains.)
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To: Mears

The Australian Military will have a press conference in an hour, why bother with a press conference unless the plane wreckage has been found..I hope its not the plane, but my gut tells me this is it..at least give closure to these families, and to all of us who think there is a plane out there waiting to hit us with nukes..we all need closure on this


12 posted on 03/19/2014 8:31:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rdl6989
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced objects possibly related to the search for a missing Malaysian Airlines plane have been found in the southern Indian Ocean.

I would hope after the Chinese floating object fiasco anyone in authority making premature comments would have more solid info. Maybe he does. Of to bed, and I will check back in the morning. Good Night. - Tom

13 posted on 03/19/2014 8:33:00 PM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Looks like I’m in for a late bed time here on the East Coast.

Thanks for that info.

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14 posted on 03/19/2014 8:34:50 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Capt. Tom

We hang on every tidbit.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 8:35:01 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: rdl6989

I believe there’s as much reason to find it in the south Indian Ocean as just about anywhere else. Easiest explanation for an entire airplane and 239 people to never be heard from again. The Indian is a big, dark, empty place on this Earth.


16 posted on 03/19/2014 8:38:32 PM PDT by FAA
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To: rdl6989

Maybe they up and crashed it twice..


17 posted on 03/19/2014 8:39:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: rdl6989

I’d be really surprised if it was down there.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 8:40:46 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Vendome

I knew a gal that drove like that.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 8:45:27 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: ElkGroveDan

I wouldn’t.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 8:50:28 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: rdl6989

“Possible debris”.. So it may just be water.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 8:50:53 PM PDT by ALASKA (Disgusted.....)
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To: rdl6989

The South Indian Ocean was low on my list of posibilities. Why fly the plane out in that area? If they do find debris I guess they will have to figure the currents to see where the plane would have been 12 days ago.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 8:51:51 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Mears
PzFeed Top News ‏@PzFeed 40s Australian PM: "The task of locating these objects will be extremely difficult and it may turn out that they are not related to #MH370". LOL OMG seriously..come on Australia
23 posted on 03/19/2014 8:51:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ElkGroveDan
I’d be really surprised if it was down there.

At this point, anything that is the real answer would be a surprise.

24 posted on 03/19/2014 8:52:39 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Perspective....

Kant tell that joke in the open forum....


25 posted on 03/19/2014 8:53:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Yeah me too, I mean what’s the point..take the plane off course to fly to Australia? Those women the co-pilot let in the cockpit, weren’t they Australian? Maybe he wanted to pay them a visit


26 posted on 03/19/2014 8:55:34 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rdl6989

You’d really think a lower official and not the Prime Minister himself would be announcing this and reading articles, they are only going from “satellite imagery”.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/19/australian-pm-says-2-objects-in-search-for-malaysian-jet-may-have-been-found/

It just seems, if this is not it, the PM might not look to well.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 8:57:21 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

They are still saying the Indian Ocean, satellite imagery so to me, it’s wrong to do as Drudge has up right now, “WSJ: found in Oz?” because I doubt if it is very near that continent.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 8:58:55 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Parley Baer
The South Indian Ocean was low on my list of posibilities. Why fly the plane out in that area? If they do find debris I guess they will have to figure the currents to see where the plane would have been 12 days ago.

The pilots didn't intentionally fly the aircraft that direction. They were likely incapacitated or possibly deceased due to smoke inhalation from an in-flight fire, but the plane kept flying on its southwestward course until its fuel supply was exhausted.
29 posted on 03/19/2014 8:59:20 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: BeadCounter

It just doesn’t make sense..take the plane purposely off course, maybe trying to take it to Somalia or something..then it crashes in Australia? I would figure that these pilots were so brilliant with their plan their end game was just crashing it in Australia, but of course NOTHING about this story makes sense


30 posted on 03/19/2014 9:00:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

” LOL OMG seriously..come on Australia”


Ditto!!!! :-)

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31 posted on 03/19/2014 9:01:00 PM PDT by Mears
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To: BeadCounter

It’s been announced by the Prime Minister to the House of Representatives at the start of Question Time for today. It’s not like it’s a general press announcement - it’s intended for the Members of Parliament. It’s televised and the press is there as well, so it is certainly a public announcement, but nothing should be read into the fact that it came from the Prime Minister. It’s normal for the ‘Minister Who Has The Call’ (and at the start of Question Time, that’s the senior Minister in the Chamber) to appraise the House of any information of general interest.


32 posted on 03/19/2014 9:01:28 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: BeadCounter

It’s more satellite imagery, and it could be nothing like last time. I don’t think it makes him look bad.


33 posted on 03/19/2014 9:02:06 PM PDT by virgil
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To: FAA; All

But, we were told by Lt. Gen. McInerny that it landed in Taliban territory in “Pock-ees-taan”, then probably loaded with horrible and awful cargo we don’t even want to think about, to be directed toward vulnerable land parts we also don’t even want to consider.

We insignificant & unimportant little “peons” are in need of direction from the cognoscenti, so we can know what to think, and then parrot along to our compadres.

When do we hide under our desks, retreat to our bunkers, or run for the hills, caves, or hardened silos?

So many opinions, so little time?

Need I add the /s?


34 posted on 03/19/2014 9:02:38 PM PDT by jacquej ("It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.")
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To: rdl6989

Fits with my theory, but will make that General who tried to convince Hannity that Boeing knew the jet landed in Pakistan look pretty stupid if it’s really down there.

I think the pilot, who was a close observer of Malaysian politics, was distressed by the retrial and conviction of the current administration’s political opponent. That trial ended on March 7th and the pilot was reported as saying he planned on attending it.

The following day, he gets on a plane, loses it (his mind, temper, whatever) and commandeers the plane with the intention of dropping it on the Malaysian government a la 9/11. He turns back toward Malaysia, probably disables the passenger and crew by depressurizing, maybe even killing them all, flies low around the Malaysian area staying out of radar range, but then finally comes to his senses, distressed over what he’s already done, and does a suicide dive into the deep ocean.

Fits with everything I know, and makes a lot more sense than hiding a Boeing 777 on an airfield along with 239 bodies, whether alive or dead, without anyone noticing. Also fits with the fact that so far they’ve found nothing out of the ordinary about any of the passengers or the rest of the crew except a couple of guys on fake passports that they’ve already investigated.


35 posted on 03/19/2014 9:03:21 PM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: BeadCounter

Precisely - for reasons of basic geography (most technologically sophisticated resources in the area and a large coast line, Australia’s search and rescue area covers a huge area of the Indian Ocean - this debris, if it is debris, could be 1000 miles or more offshore.


36 posted on 03/19/2014 9:03:31 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

Thank you, that makes sense. I did know he told it to the Parliament. Maybe someone was mentioning a press conference but I may be mistaken.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 9:03:34 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: easternsky
Well for sure they have had time to put one there.

Really? But why would they? Does Australia need some press or something?

38 posted on 03/19/2014 9:04:33 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: BeadCounter

AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority - responsible for searches in our S&R zone) will be doing a press conference in about half an hour.


39 posted on 03/19/2014 9:05:26 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: BeadCounter

“It just seems, if this is not it, the PM might not look to well.”

He could have been asked for an update on FLT 370 while talking to reporters. He also stated the debris may very well not be from FLT 370.

The debris may be from the remains of some global warmest trying to get to the Anartic trying to prove how ice free it is.


40 posted on 03/19/2014 9:06:04 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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Risky to say anything, so I am letting my hopes that this so...something found...please God please let it be the remains of the plane. This will be the confirmation that the plane crashed and certainty of the loss of all aboard...Miracles can still happen...but it will end the search finally start the recovery progress(and the next and important grieving progress for the families)...The families need answers bad or good(unlikely).


41 posted on 03/19/2014 9:06:10 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: Ramius

I keep wondering: If they never find the plane, will the incessant TV coverage never end?


42 posted on 03/19/2014 9:07:06 PM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: BeadCounter
PzFeed Top News ‏@PzFeed 1m UPDATE: @WrightUps reports possible #MH370 objects spotted 43 degrees south, 1400 miles from Antarctica, 1300 miles off Australia. Expand
43 posted on 03/19/2014 9:10:36 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: naturalman1975

Thank you. I imagine Question Time is not unlike the British version which I used to watch regularly on C-Span.


44 posted on 03/19/2014 9:11:34 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

Yes, it has the same basic format as that of the Mother Parliament in London.


45 posted on 03/19/2014 9:12:27 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975; All

And now for something completely different:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3135207/posts


46 posted on 03/19/2014 9:15:54 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: barmag25
Obama will soon be taking credit for this.

Obama- "Yesterday, after I finished painstaking calculations, I directed satellites to focus on the southern Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia."

47 posted on 03/19/2014 9:17:29 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: socal_parrot

The same way he found OBL!


48 posted on 03/19/2014 9:18:36 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: socal_parrot

You just know Obama will take credit..he will say “I directed Australia to look off the Australian coast..so if they found the plane its because of ME ME ME”


49 posted on 03/19/2014 9:20:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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I am watching Sky News Australia, which is about to carry the AMSA Press Conference (due to start in about 6 minutes). I don’t know if it will be carried live elsewhere, so I will give updates in this thread once it starts.


50 posted on 03/19/2014 9:24:35 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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