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DAY 11-A MISSING MH370-777-200 MALAYSIAN PLANE-COMPUTER IN COCKPIT TAMPERED WITH
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THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 9:10 AM TUE MAR 18,2014
THE SEARCH AREA IS NOW 2.24 MILLION SQUARE NAUTICAL MILES WHICH IS THE SIZE OF ALL OF THE UNITED STATES.NYT-PLANE DIVERTED ON ORDER FROM THE COCKPIT.ISRAEL IS TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT ITSELF FROM IRAN AND ARAB-MUSLIMS COUNTRIES THAT MAY TRY A 911 ON ISRAEL BY SHOOTING THE PLANE IN ISRAELS GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.I STILL THINK ITS A KIDNAPPING- BUT THANK GOD USRAEL IS TAKING PRECAUTIONS.THE THAILAND AIR FORCE PICKED UP THE UNKNOWN PLANE SIGNAL.AS WELL AS AN OIL RIG WORKER AFTER DAY ONE OF THE MISSING PLANE.THE PLANE WAS AUTOMATICALLY ALTERED BY SOMEONE TO TAKE THAT 180 LEFT TURN AT THAT CERTAIN TIME IN THE FLIGHT OF MH370-777-200ER MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE.NOT MANY PEOPLE CAN DO THIS.YOU HAVE TO BE A VERY GOOD EXPIERENCED PILOT TO BE ABLE TO ALTER THE COCKPIT AND PRE-SET THE PLANE TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN LIKE THAT.NOW THERE SAYING THE PLANE IS IN THE OCEAN SOMEWHERE AND IT WAS PROBABLY A FIRE IN THE COCKPIT THAT DESTROYED THE WIRE SYSTEMS.I THINK THIS IS A VERY BAD JUDGEMENT ON THEIR PARTS.I STILL BELIEVE THIS WAS A DELIBERATE -WELL PLANNED KIDNAPPING ACT TO INTERIGATE THE 20 FREESCALE WORKERS FOR THEIR DEFENCE-NANOTECH-MICROCHIP IMPLANT KNOWLEDGE.AND WHO KNOWS WHAT THIS ISLAMIC COUNTRY WILL DO WITH THE REST OF THE PEOPLE ON THE PLANE.EITHER KILL THEM OR ASK FOR BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN RANSOM MONEY FOR THEIR FREEDOM.I STILL BELIEVE ITS A RUSSIA-IRAN SETUP WITH HELP FROM OTHER MUSLIM COUNTRIES TO TO DEFLECT IMFORMATION ABOUT THE RADARS AND GPS SYSTEMS TILL THE PLANE LANDED IN IRAN TO BE INTERIGATED.A FORMER MALAYSIAN PILOT WHO ACTUALLY DROVE THE MISSING PLANE HIMSELF SAYS HE THINKS THIS WAS A DELIBERATE-CALCULATED ACT.IT WAS NOT A FIRE OR WIRE PROBLEM.HE SAYS HE DOES NOT THINK THIS PILOT WOULD DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS-HE KNOWS HIM.26 COUNTRIES ARE STILL INVOLVED IN THE MISSING PLANES SEARCH.
Latest information on search for Malaysian plane-By The Associated Press 1 hour ago-mar 18,14-yAHOONEWS
The unprecedented hunt for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet is continuing 10 days after it vanished. A summary of the latest information on the search for the plane and the investigation into what happened:
— THE INVESTIGATION
Chinese authorities say they have checked into the background of all Chinese nationals on board the missing Boeing 777 jetliner but have uncovered no links to terrorism or any evidence to suggest they were involved in hijacking, according to Huang Huikang, the Chinese ambassador in Kuala Lumpur.The finding dampens speculation that Uighur separatists in China's far western Xinjiang province might have been involved with plane's disappearance. Of the 239 passengers and crew aboard when the plane disappeared on March 8, 154 were Chinese.For now, Malaysian authorities believe someone on board the flight intentionally switched off two vital pieces of communication equipment and deliberately diverted the aircraft. That could only have been done by the pilots — either willingly or forced — or someone on board with considerable flying experience.Malaysian police are investigating the two pilots and ground engineers, and analyzing a flight simulator seized from the pilot's home.Investigators are also checking backgrounds, including those of ground crew who could have come into contact with the plane, to see if links to terrorists, personal problems or psychological issues could be factors.
— THE HUNT
China says it has begun using satellites to scan its territory for the missing plane after satellite data indicated the jet's last position could be anywhere along two sections of a vast arc stretching from Central Asia to the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean. China also sent naval ships that had been in the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean.Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the search area in the northern and southern "corridors" totals 2.24 million square nautical miles (nearly 3 million square miles), or 7.7 million square kilometers. That's about the size of Australia. Twenty-six countries are involved in the hunt.Given the shift to the much wider search area, the U.S. Navy says that it will use long-range naval aircraft to look for the plane, and send its destroyer, the USS Kidd, back to normal duties. Australia is leading the search efforts in the southern Indian Ocean.The northern search corridor includes countries with busy airspace that likely would have noticed an unidentified aircraft in their territory. China, India and Pakistan are among the nations that say they have seen no sign of the plane.
— THE QUESTIONS
Beyond the question of where the plane is, many unknowns remain. Investigators are also considering: If the two pilots were involved in the disappearance, were they working together or alone, or with one or more of the passengers or crew? Did they fly the plane under duress or of their own will? Did one or more of the passengers manage to break into the cockpit or use the threat of violence to gain entry and then seize the plane? And what possible motive could there be for diverting the jet?
Israel's defense chief says U.S. projecting weakness
6 minutes ago-MAR 18,14-Yahoonews
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister has accused the United States of projecting weakness internationally and said Israel could not rely on its main ally to take the lead in confronting Iran over its nuclear program.Moshe Yaalon, whose remarks were reported in the Haaretz daily on Tuesday, caused friction with the United States only two months ago when he described Secretary of State John Kerry's quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace as messianic and obsessive.His latest comments, confirmed by an Israeli official who was present at lecture Yaalon delivered at Tel Aviv University on Monday, displayed deep disappointment with U.S. President Barack Obama's handling of burning world issues."We had thought it would be the United States that would lead the campaign against Iran," said Yaalon, who pointed to the Ukraine crisis as an example of Washington "showing weakness".It was unclear from Yaalon's reported remarks where he believed the United States, which on Monday imposed sanctions on two top aides to President Vladimir Putin and nine other people linked to Russia's Crimean incursion, had gone wrong on Ukraine.Iran and six world powers will try to make headway on the nuclear dispute in talks that started in Vienna on Tuesday, with Western officials hoping the challenge will not be made even more difficult by the Ukraine crisis.Yaalon said that although "people know Iran cheats", the United States and other nations chose to negotiate with Tehran on restricting activities they fear are aimed at developing atomic arms. "Therefore, on this matter, we have to behave as though we have nobody to look out for us but ourselves," Yaalon said, echoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's veiled threats of unilateral military action against Iran if diplomacy fails."Unfortunately, when it comes to negotiating at a Persian bazaar, the Iranians are better," said Yaalon, a former armed forces chief and a hawkish member of Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party.In the Middle East, Yaalon said, he had heard "voices of disappointment" over a lack of U.S. support for Sunni Muslim rebels in the three-year-old conflict in Syria.And on a recent visit in Asia, he added, he found "disappointment about China getting stronger and the U.S. getting weaker".Netanyahu, whose country is widely believed to be the Middle East's only nuclear-armed nation, has denounced as a "historic mistake" an interim deal reached with Iran in November on curbing sensitive nuclear activities in return for limited sanctions relief.He has demanded that any final accord dismantle Tehran's uranium enrichment centrifuges, a position at odds with Obama's suggestion that Iran, which says its nuclear program is peaceful, could be allowed to enrich on a limited basis for civilian purposes."Comfortable Westerners prefer to put off confrontation, if possible to next year or the next leadership term. But in the end, it will blow up," Yaalon said.(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Alistair Lyon)