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Malaysia: No debris at spot shown on China images

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Where are the images if they were posted to the chinese website?

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If this is the best quality the Chinese can provide, then there technology is USSR quality - junk. NASA took a picture from earth of a fly by of a shuttle which showed tile damage. The story was silenced immediately, but the technology is there. NASA can't say where the debris is, but it will give hints.

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China has been criticizing Malaysia's response, yet these pictures that were taken on sunday are just being released on Wednesday. By now, the ocean currents could have taken them anywhere!

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Big news at the WSJ supports a hijacking scenario: automated messages from the plane's Rolls Royce engines continued to be sent to the company for four hours after the plane dropped off radar. This means that it could be anywhere from Pakistan to China. Perhaps this will turn out to be good news for the family members of the passengers.

http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702304914904579434653903086282-lMyQjAxMTA0MDEwMzExNDMyWj

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China has been criticizing Malaysia's response, yet these pictures that were taken on sunday are just being released on Wednesday. By now, the ocean currents could have taken them anywhere!

Some aviation "experts" have said that the objects were not likely from a plane because objects of that size would be metal and would not float. However, I though the tail and wing of the Air France jet were found floating.

Or, as you suggest, the ocean currents could pull them nearly anywhere, but there should be a way to predict the general area where the objects should drift to, assuming they haven't sunk in the last four days.

And yes, China released the photos four days too late.

China obviously downgraded the images or used a less capable satellite to take the pictures. Most commercial satellites can take a photo with a resolution of basically a basketball. Military satellites are even better. So, if the objects were seen at one point, it seems reasonable that the objects could be identified from the satellite photo alone.

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Sorry, but I doubt anyone is still alive!!

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@Laguna

In which case the perpatrators were not run of the mill terrorist since you can't land a 777 undetected requiring a 4000m paved runway only available at international airports and/or military installations meaning the ones who highjacked the plane is connected to a government and that government is not reporting it in to the international community.

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If ya guys wanna help, a satellite company DigitalGlobe enlists the public's help. The company placed the images on its crowdsourcing website Tomnod on Monday and invited the public to join in the search for any sign of the plane.

http://news.msn.com/science-technology/us-company-puts-crowdsourcing-to-work-in-search-for-malaysian-jet

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China has been criticizing Malaysia's response, yet these pictures that were taken on sunday are just being released on Wednesday. By now, the ocean currents could have taken them anywhere!

Somebody has to analyze the pictures and find the debris. Do you think this happens in zero time?

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Agreed, SamuraiBlue - that, or one of the narco states that line the Thai-Myanmar border.

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http://news.msn.com/science-technology/us-company-puts-crowdsourcing-to-work-in-search-for-malaysian-jet

DigitalGlobe alliances with Ball Aerospace Boulder, CO probably produces the best satellite product in the world unlike Chinese. Hopefully we can find it.

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It is very strange that the Malaysian civil aviation head, when asked at a press conference I saw live on BBC the other night about what the men who used the stolen passports looked like, said that the guy/s looked like the soccer player named Balotelli who plays for Italy. He certainly didn't seem to be joking.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balotelli

I'd never heard of Balotelli but some of the reporters at the press conference had and he was born in Italy to Ghanaian parents. It seems that his statement hasn't really been reported much. But then they come out with these photos of Iranians who supposedly used the stolen passports. Something strange there as well.

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Laguna: Big news at the WSJ supports a hijacking scenario: automated messages from the plane's Rolls Royce engines continued to be sent to the company for four hours after the plane dropped off radar.

And the response from Malaysia (from CNN): "But Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said Thursday that Rolls-Royce and Boeing have reported that they didn't receive transmissions of any kind after 1:07 a.m. Saturday. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane shortly afterward, around 1:30 a.m. Erin Atan, a spokeswoman for Rolls-Royce in Asia, declined to comment on the matter, telling CNN it was "an official air accident investigation."

Just weird. I mean either the data is there or it isn't. Just show the proof if you have it. And why would RR decline to comment either way?

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I think it's obvious at this point to say that someone in the cockpit turned off the transponder and took the plane on a 4 Hour Joy Ride.

4 Hours at 35,000 is a long Joy Ride that probably took the plane anywhere over Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, or back over Malaysia or over the Malacca Straits, Andaman Sea to the Bay of Bengal.

Good Luck!

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Please refrain from posting rubbish like this. Every major Japanese news program and newspaper has covered this story every day since the plane disappeared.

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This missing plane tragedy has been the top headline news in all major world media for several days. But somehow Japan's media is not very interested. Maybe they figure Japanese don't care about it, or may be the media doesn't think they should care. After all, the dead people are mostly from countries they don't like anyway.

Did someone suggest Japan improve relations with its neighbors? Either Japan is in fact not interested, or it has missed a golden opportunity.

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