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Definitive absolute facts on the missing flight 370 out of Malaysia
From Vietnam to Israel to Moscow to Nashville people are watching the news.
First let us put this in data perspective.
From the UN:
UN Casualty Figures for February 2014, Anbar province excluded
Baghdad, 1 March 2014 – According to casualty figures released today by UNAMI, a total of 703 Iraqis were killed and another 1,381 were injured in acts of terrorism and violence in February*.
The number of civilians killed was 564 (including 152 civilian police), while the number of civilians injured was 1,179 (including 262 civilian police). A further 139 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed and 202 were injured (not including casualties from Anbar operation).
From Detroit Michigan USA: Make no mistake: "Detroit is still a very dangerous place. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s crime database reports Detroit had 386 murders last year, up from 344 in 2011 and essentially unchanged from 2000" (thank you Forbes online)
So the numbers are not at all newsworthy for more than a day or maybe 5 news cycles. Just the truth.
As of last check the Flight 370 is being reported in well over 100 languages. Last check the missing flight is on every major news broadcast throughout the world. Last check there were about 20 nations involved in some way with the search in a somewhat cooperative effort. Guess what, there are only a couple of nations involved with stopping the violence in Iraq and Detroit.
Warring against each other one day and cooperating the next. I do not think so.
So here is another fact that you can take to your grave.
"Radar" and other tracking of aircraft capabilities are sacrosanct to any National Defense. That is a big period and end of story. Taiwan is not going to share details about what they can and cannot track with China Mainland. And Australia is certainly not going to share that with Indonesia. So if you read about cooperation and believed you are not really paying attention.
Defense departments are the major players in what we call "radar" and they do not share even with allies. Ok, they share but not if it shows their capability or lack there of.
Another fun fact is that cell phones on a commercial jet liner are not track able in what we see in the US cop shows pinging off towers and triangulating. They just do not work that way. The chance of what we call a "sat phone" being left on and working during a poor man's commercial flight is about zero. You see there are no towers to ping off in the ocean or mountainous regions of Thailand or Tibet. And then there is the obvious about cell phone carriers. That is a big obvious. Sorry but Verizon does not cover the Indian Ocean.
Here is another fun true fact. Planes are not civilian tracked over about 80% of the world's oceans and seas. (although maybe the USA can, but they will not let that be known so get rid of any thoughts of help there --- but look where they look!!)
Let us hope that the lives of a few hundred people, awaken us a little bit more.
Facts of consequence
There are more people on that plane, that are not US citizens than are US citizens. There has not been one public complaint that this author has seen regarding the expenditure of our searches. And face the fact that half of our search has been an effort to determine others nations field of view. The "spooks" are all over this one.
There are in fact noted to be 3 Americans on that flight. Now wait just a moment. We have more than that held as hostages/prisoners in antagonistic countries - the priest in Iran, very notable.
Let me stop here and give prayer to our friends that we do not even know. May they be safe in the comfort of knowing how much we as a nation care about them and that those of us, of spirit pray for the families and those who have unknown destinations.
Back to another fact. All nations are now in agreement that this does not happen accidentally or by system failures. This is not an act of things went mysteriously wrong. It takes way to much effort to make these things happen. More likely hit by a meteor than all systems fail at once by serendipity. Not possible in our logic.
Here is a historic fact you can verify anywhere.
All Amercans of worth know this phrase: "no man left behind". Americans do not easily leave their fallen behind. Even if they just have fallen off the "radar". We do not do that. In the battles of Vietnam the Viet Cong knew this and exploited it by maiming rather than killing. We would use four soldiers to bring back a soldier and so one seriously wounded would take five out of battle.
We just roll that way as a people. So we see the fact that we will not let this go. A fleet per hour costs us millions in full activity. The fact is that the American people demand it and so do our people who search. It is in fact very endearing and a good and loyal way to act.
Should we give up?
The author here says "no damned way" What say you?
We care. We should be humbled by how much we care. World wide cares about the souls on that ship and that is a danged good thing.It would be the authors' hope that "spring into action" occurs. That a notion like this brings people to think about random hell on earth. And that thereby we take a harder stronger look at ourselves and do something more than we do.
We cannot change some things. St Francis Assisi wrote a long and everlasting prayer that is way cool for unbelievers and believers alike. It is also broken down for many as the Serenity Prayer and is wonderful. Let us look at a reasonable text of it -- like I say for believers and non-beleivers alike;
One of the numerous English translations of the Prayer is reproduced below:Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;Where there is hatred, let me sow love;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is error, truth;Where there is doubt, faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light;And where there is sadness, joy.O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seekTo be consoled as to console;To be understood as to understand;To be loved as to love.For it is in giving that we receive;It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
The more poetic and the most common of the English translations of the Prayer uses "Thy" rather than "Your" as follows:Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;Where there is hatred, let me sow love;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is error, truth;Where there is doubt, faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light;And where there is sadness, joy.O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seekTo be consoled as to console;To be understood as to understand;To be loved as to love.For it is in giving that we receive;It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. And the break down goes like this:
God grant me the ability to accept that which I cannot change. The power to change what I can, and above all the wisdom to know the difference. In this notion we find the fact that we care about flight 370 and all of those souls.