Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak has refused to say that MH370 is “lost” and, countering his earlier statement over a month ago now that MH370 has crashed and there are no survivors, Razak is now saying that he will not say that 370 is lost nor, there are no survivors.
“At some point I would be, but right now I think I need to take into account the feelings of the next of kin — and some of them have said publicly that they aren’t willing to accept it until they find hard evidence,” Razak stated in an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest.
Reportedly, already sent to the U.N., a preliminary report on MH370 which he says will be released sometime next week.
A month or so ago, the world heard Razak pronounce all 239 passengers and crew of Flight MH370, dead at sea.
“last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth. This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.”, he stated.
In a text sent to family members of MH370, that same day, he stated, “we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those onboard survived.”
Now, Razik is saying that there was someone monitoring the radar and there was a plane seen crossing the Malaysian peninsula that night “but the interpretation was done after the event.” To add insult to injury, Razak said that the plane crossing the peninsula was not investigated by military “because it was deemed not to be hostile.” It “behaved like a commercial airline, following a normal flight path,” he said.
Being a lay-person, there’s a few things that I don’t understand.
Firstly, why was there a plane that Malaysia wasn’t sure was a “friendly plane”, crossing the country and no one did anything about it, as evidenced by the statement that interpretation was done after the event?
Secondly, why was Beijing not knocking on Malaysia’s Air Traffic Control, asking where the handed off flight MH370 was when the hand-off didn’t occur? And, if it did, why were they not later, knocking on Malaysia’s door, asking why there were no further communications from it or visibility on their radar?
Adding to the above, if Beijing did contact Malaysia concerning this matter, why is It that they sat around with thumbs under rears, watching an un-identified radar blip cross their country and not say, “wow, this might be the missing flight…what the heck?” Even if there was total ineptitude on both Air Traffic Controller’s Towers (Beijing and Malaysia) and no one noticed the plane’s disappearance from both screens and communications, how could Malaysia simply sit there, watching an unidentified plane cross their air space and not think about it?
Not being an expert in aviation by any stretch of the imagination, logic would tell me that once Malaysia had handed MH370 over to Beijing, there should have been a check-in from 370 to Beijing. When that didn’t occur, what was going through Beijing’s thinking patterns? Wouldn’t it be fair to say that with no check-in as expected, Beijing wouldn’t have attempted to contact Malaysia and ask something like, “where’s that plane you were handing off to us?”
Does that make both countries’ aviation systems inept? Sure seems like it to a lay person, doesn’t it?
Then again, we have CNN mouthpieces like Richard Quest, running around the globe, making statements lead directly to what he considers “fact” that MH370 is in the Indian Ocean and all 239 passengers and crew are dead…all without a single shred of provable evidence having been found. Not only that, he consistently defies any possible legitimate questions to the contrary of his personal beliefs with bellowing anger. He’s seemingly so attached to British Satellite company, Inmarsat that one could almost question whether Quest is employed by them in some fashion. True or not, who knows for sure but, it raises that question every time he opens his mouth about the company’s data. I’m sure a lot of viewers want to know what crystal ball he’s gazing into to be so seemingly certain while everyone else is still scratching heads.
Yes, for all intents and purposes, it appears that 370 is gone and the 239 plane and passengers are “lost” one way or another. However, do we really know for sure what happened? No, we don’t. There’s the seemingly “obvious” and there’s the almost surreal possibilities that are floating around that are labelled as conspiracy theories. Are they? Once in a very long while, conspiracy theories can be correct. Is this one of the times? A lot of people seem to tend to think it very well could be one of those times. A good percentage of the population appears to feel that there’s a lot that hasn’t been told, a lot bungled (purposefully or accidently) which leaves a lot of open doors through which stranger than fiction thoughts can be built upon.
Perhaps, most strange is that Razak has made these statements on the heels of the possibility that families of MH370 could start receiving compensation monies under the Montreal Convention. Is it tied into that or, is there something else that the world doesn’t know about this mystery? Just as MH370 families were to receive compensation as set out by the convention, Razak seemingly retracted his original statements that the plane had crashed and there were no survivors. Interesting but, not surprising, coming from a government that has been less than forthcoming, seemingly incompetent in this investigation and still, appears to be hiding a lot from not only the families but, also the world.
But, that’s just my view from my little corner of the world and doesn’t make it correct.