There are two Eurocentric assumptions which I consider to be a product of racist thinking when assessing the details surrounding the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 (Flight MH370) – which went ‘missing’ on March 8th, 2014, just 39 minutes after taking-off from Kuala Lumpar – heading to Beijing. These two assumptions involve the first idea that one or the other (or both) of the Muslim pilots – without any supporting evidence – carried-out either a ‘murder-suicide’, or an act of ‘terrorism’. This suggests that a very devious plan was worked-out before hand to make the aeroplane ‘disappear’ from civilian (but not ‘military’) radar, where it was deliberately flown into the Indian Ocean around 6 hours later (with none of the 239 passangers or crew making or receiving telephone calls). As nobody saw this aeroplane crash, the ‘point’ of such an act of ‘terrorism’ must be questioned. If it was a ‘suicide’, why not fly the aeroplane into the nearest large building? What would have been the purpose of flying for another 6 hours until the fuel ran-out? The second racist assumption is that Chinese people have no feelings, and that China did not conduct any research into this disappearance, when in fact this tragedy remains a point of ttemendous national sadness! Indeed, in this post I quote from three of many hundreds of Chinese language reference articles, all of which state that China participated fully in the search for any sign (or wreckage) of Flight MH370, and gave extensive support to the families of ALL the missing passangers, but was careful not to violate any treaties, or assume control of areas outside of China which the US could use as a pretext to apply economic sanctions or launch retalitory military strikes. This pragmatic Chinese approach recognised President Barack Obama’s sanctioning of a number of neo-Nazi regimes throughout Eastern Europe as a way of attacking Russia, notably within Western Ukraine, all of which received US military and financial aid in carrying-out their terrorist activities. etc. Having established these two points of disagreement, I also acknowledge and confirm that many Western researchers have produced thoughtful and accurate accounts of this sad event – sometimes better in quality than those reports produced by the official media. As a matter of ‘respect’ the full passenger list breaks down into the following categories:
|Number of crew members on Flight MH370|
|Country or region||passenger||unit||total|
|China Hong Kong||1||1|
|Total (15 countries or regions)||227||12||239|
In the general narrative of this story, it is quite rightly reported that the last ‘official’ and ‘clearly understandable’ communication with Flight MH370 was recorded at 1:19:24 (Malaysia Standard Time) Kualar Lumpar Air Traffic Control: “MH370 please contact Ho Chi Minh City 120.9, good night” – 1:19:29 (MST) MH370: “Good night, here is MH370”. However, although this may have been the last ‘understandable’ communication with Flight MH370, it was not the ‘last’ recorded verbal communication. Quite often this inconvenient fact is omitted from those narratives which seek to demonise Captain Zaharie Amad Shah, or his Co-Pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid. On 9.3.2014, the Straits Times reported the following important information which I translate from Chinese to English and quote in full:
The call was unclear before Malaysia Airlines lost connection
(Central News Agency, Taipei) Malaysia’s New Straits Times reported that the Captain of a Boeing 777 airliner stated that before Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 lost contact, he had contacted the Malaysian airliner at the request of the Vietnamese Air Traffic Control. He made contact, but the radio signal was poor and he was unable to hear the reply clearly.
The captain told the New Sunday Times of the New Staits Times that he was flying to Narita, Japan, about 30 minutes from the Malaysia Airlines airliner, and had entered Vietnam’s airspace. Vietnam Air Traffic Control requested for him to use the emergency channel to contact Flight MH 307 ‘aeroplane to aeroplane’ – and explain that no one can contact or ‘see’ the airliner. Could Flight MH370 ‘confirm’ their location and situation?
The Captain said, “We managed to reach Flight MH370 at around 1:30am and asked if they had turned to Vietnamese airspace. The other party might be the Captain or Co-Pilot, but I believe it was the Co-Pilot. The interference was serious, but I heard The other’s voice was muffled and dificult to hear.”
“That was the last time we heard them, and then we lost contact,” he said.
The Captain pointed out that at that time, the airliners or ships using the same channel would be able to hear the conversation.
He said he didn’t think much about it at the time because this kind of off-radar situation was very common, and was usually resolved when the aeroplane made its final destination.
“If there is a problem with this Flight, we should hear the Captain calling for help. But I’m sure like me, no one in the nearby airspace heard the call for help.”
Flight MH370 left Kuala Lumpur at 0:41am yesterday. It was originally scheduled to arrive in Beijing at 6.30 AM, but lost contact at 2.40am. According to Malaysia Airlines, this 239-person Boeing 777-200 has 227 passengers, including 2 babies and 12 crew members.
This ‘other’ contact was around ten and half minutes after Captain Shah had said ‘Good Night’ (1:19:19am) and nine minutes after the transponder had been switched-off. Obviously, no one knows ‘why’ the transponder was switched-off (as no ‘Black Box’ has been found), or why the aeroplane turned around and headed away from China. The point is that contact was verbally made again after the official ‘Good Night’ and from the nature of this communication, it would sound as if there was some type of trouble unfolding on the Flight. Why would two aeroplanes of the same design have problems communicating through an emergency channel when just minutes apart from one another in the same sky? Needless to say, only small pieces of wreckage have been washed-up around the East African coast. On the other hand, Chinese language sources mention at least three eye-witnesses (including one Westerner – Michael McKay) reporting seeing an airliner burst into flames and appear to crash into the South China Sea. The Malaysian Police also received nine reports stating that an airliner was seen flying along the Malaysia-Thai Border (the latter data has been confirmed by military radar). It has been reported that the South Indian Ocean (West of Perth) is around 4,500 meters deep and that Flight MH370 might well be lying on the seabed in complete darkness.
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