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Australia to take lead as rival nationís investigate Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 disaster
news.com.au ^ | 29th March 2014 | PAUL TOOHEY

Posted on 03/28/2014 3:54:08 PM PDT by naturalman1975

THE search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is borne of tragedy, yet Australia finds itself at the centre of the most significant multinational peacetime operation it has known, far more meaningful than any joint military exercise, let alone any United Nations or APEC summit.

In diplomacy, all answers are known before the meeting starts. In military exercises, each nation’s moves are pre-planned. There is no script for this.

The grave search for MH370 has brought numerous disparate nations to Australia’s door, where it has the task of managing an unprecedented operation at the hostile edge of the world.

In doing so, we now act as the neutral guardian to the hopes and needs of two of the most important nations in the world: China and the USA.

It is a Malaysian-owned plane, and as they assemble a team to send to Perth to join the operation, their interests need to be managed carefully by Australia.

But the Boeing 777 that crashed eight hours after takeoff is American-made. Whether its catastrophic ending in the southern Indian Ocean was caused by malfunction or intervention by malevolent forces, the US needs to know, urgently.

Most of the 239 passengers and crew aboard were Chinese. For Beijing, domestically and internationally, much is at stake as the world gets a rare insight into its responses and reactions.

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldsun.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: malaysiaairlines; mh370

1 posted on 03/28/2014 3:54:08 PM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

The good news is that Australia is doing the coordination in that neck of the woods, they are the only folks there with the competency and skill to get it done.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 4:03:27 PM PDT by xone
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To: naturalman1975

ABC Radio news just reported that a Chinese ship is in the vicinity and will pick up some of the debris in the ‘new’ search area within a few hours. Thus, they may have something definitive soon.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 4:03:46 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: naturalman1975
I had a thought....what if a toxic gas was introduced into the aircraft ventilating system, such that it incapacitated the crew and passengers.....??
4 posted on 03/28/2014 4:04:18 PM PDT by B212
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To: B212

What if the Michael Hasting accident was just practice for taking over an airplane!?!?!

Lots of scary what ifs out there. That’s why we need the truth


5 posted on 03/28/2014 4:09:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: naturalman1975

This whole search reminds me of the comedy act where the guy is looking under the street light for the keys he lost in the alley because the light is better.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 4:09:40 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: naturalman1975

If the Malaysians are caught in some kind of fraud or deception as to the fate of MH370, the Chinese are gonna be furious.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 4:14:22 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: naturalman1975

MH370: Families Called to Urgent Meeting; Malaysia Press Conference 10 a.m. EDT 3/24/14
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MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES: The Plane Crashed With No Survivors
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8 posted on 03/28/2014 4:18:26 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: naturalman1975
The plane will never be found because “they” don't want it to be. Oooh, it's here! No, it's over here! No, scratch that, it's over there! Oops, that's not it... But it must be blamed on the pilot, co-pilot and navigator's fault.

Wonder which country will be the one to drop a wing and a couple seats that will miraculously be found.

9 posted on 03/28/2014 6:22:50 PM PDT by bgill
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To: B212

They might be able to find any poisons if they recover any bodies. Some of the bodies from Air France Flight 447 were remarkable well preserved under water for 2 years (until they attempted to bring them to the surface).


10 posted on 03/28/2014 9:06:48 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: naturalman1975

I have yet to see proof that it crashed.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 12:36:12 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: naturalman1975; bgill
Ex-El Al expert: Iran likely involved in MH 370

Three men, all pointing to Iran or another country.

And I think they know and all these press releases are just so much garbage to fill the airwaves.

12 posted on 03/29/2014 12:41:00 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

Nobody has - that’s why they are still searching.

But knowing some of the ADF personnel involved in the search, I don’t believe they would be involved in any sort of cover up - not unless there was some compelling reason of national security that I cannot see any sign of believing exists.

When I was in the Navy, I certainly would not have done so, and would have spoken out if somebody tried to make me.

Because of the nature of the search, conspiracy theories surrounding this would require professional and honourable service people from a number of different countries to be involved. So I don’t think that’s likely.

It doesn’t mean the plane is in the Indian Ocean - I certainly would not rule out the possibility of error in analysing the data - it is based on circumstantial evidence, and logical reasoning based on assumptions. But if the data didn’t back up the reasons we’re searching there, a lot of the people searching would know that and would have said something by now.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 4:56:05 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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