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Definitive absolute facts on the missing flight 370 out of Malaysia

Updated on March 19, 2014

From Vietnam to Israel to Moscow to Nashville people are watching the news.

It is a good world where we cooperate to resolve disaster.
It is a good world where we cooperate to resolve disaster. | Source

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.

I give you the secret of this photo. But our governments will not reveal the secrets of theirs.
I give you the secret of this photo. But our governments will not reveal the secrets of theirs. | Source

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?

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FACT

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[2] 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[3] 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.





Perhaps we should track more in wilderness.

When we get out here, nobody can track our movements,,,,, or can they?
When we get out here, nobody can track our movements,,,,, or can they? | Source

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Lady, my honor. We must be vigilante to be humble and yet strive to be strong.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      That is really beautiful. I will keep that in mind.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My Lady, I have a prayer that I say about 2-3 times a day. I learned it while supposedly dying of cancer. You see I would have to bend over on one knee that often to vomit per day. So I learned a prayer of "thank you". I simply accepted I had no control. And today I am happy that I learned that lesson.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      I would like to think with all the new debris sighted we may be near the end of the road where this story is concerned. It's so hard to wait and feel helpless to do something to help. People of faith have prayer as a constructive resource. But as you said, it seems easier if someone is lost in a mountain because you can put on your boots and join the search. You are moving and doing something to reach your goal, even as you are worried about it.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Most definitely interesting John. I suppose we will know something any minute now.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Foodeee, interesting you should comment like that. In my world I did not know either died for a week. I think I was hiking somewhere. We used to go on river trips and come off asking who played in and won the world series. Your point is well taken.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      It is a matter that I cannot fathom to have loved ones "lost". We had it in the mountains I grew up in, but then you would just put on your boots and join the search. We pray.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Australia rushed four international aircraft to an area 1,500 miles southwest of Perth on Thursday, but they failed to get eyes on any debris.

      Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Australia continued to examine satellite footage to pinpoint the location of the suspected debris, which included a piece estimated from the satellite imagery to be 24 metres long.

      21.55 While the images, taken by a private-sector satellite company and released by the Australian government, provide the best lead the search has had for days, were are being reminded that they aren’t conclusive evidence that the objects in the images are from the missing Boeing 777 (though they are sufficiently compelling to send four aeroplanes to search an area of the southern Indian Ocean).

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      Foodeee 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Eric your hub speaks of how the news is so centered around Flight 370 when there is much other chaos in the world as well. This is the way the news works unfortuneatly. Here is a good example. I bet most people don't remember who else died the same day Michael Jackson died. Its was the beautiful Farrah Fawcett. She died earlier in the day and when news came out about Jackson. Everyone was saying who is Farrah Fawcett. She was lost.

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      shanmarie 3 years ago

      http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/03/mh370-electri...

      Well, if it happened the way this man supposed it did, it wouldn't have been pretty either way. It's got ot be hard for families left wondering. Hopefully they find the wreckage soon.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Eddy, while I have more empathy than most, I just cannot wrap my mind around what those relatives feel. So I just do what comes naturally and pray for them.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill it is unbelievable that we "can't" but very plausible that we won't.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      I feel so much for those poor relatives and I can only repeat what others have said. a great hub Eric.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It is amazing that this has not been solved yet. In this day and age, how is it possible for a plane to completely disappear? Well, I'm with you on this one, but that should come as no surprise.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      DDE thank you for reading and commenting. Yes truly tragic.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The whole situation is devastating and also so much to deal with families, and friends on the plane.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Dora, I would hope that many are praying for them.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Shanmarie, if that were the case and just imagine this huge jet flying across a nation's air space with no transponders and no way to communicate intentions or identification and unable to respond to military aircraft inquiries. Well I think we know what would happen to that jet. And I think we know that no country would admit to that happening.

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, you shared some valuable insights in this article. Motives are important in every situation, even in a search like this. Amen to your prayer for the passengers.

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      shanmarie 3 years ago

      The most compelling argument I read as to what might've happened to the plane was written by a former pilot, stating that the turn was likely due to the pilot, experienced as he was, knowing where the closest airport was in case of an emergency and that the problem was likely an electrical fire. He gave several reasons why he believed this was so, all based off of his own experiences as a pilot.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Tim I do not think there is a second thought to that. I wish I could quantify this American psyche that requires this attitude. And I know we take heat as the "world police" But damn me to hell. That is my attitude!

      You and I can lend our thoughts and support and let our people know that is how we feel, and then let that ripple to the world. I have called my representatives to make sure they know we are called here to duty.

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      Tim Knowles 3 years ago from Gallup, New Mexico

      We need to keep looking because we are our brother's keeper, even if means we know that the outcome is going to be painful. One day it's a Malaysian airliner and next time it's a Southwest jet full of U.S. college students. This country has provided the bulk of technology for both the international planes and the tracking. We owe the world our resources to provide answers.