Thursday, March 13, 2014
JAPAN-CHINA SPAT GOING ON MAR 09,14 DOES THIS HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH MISSING PLANE MH370
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THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 3:00AM THU MAR 13,2014
MH 370'S 777-200 ORIGINAL TRACK TO CHINA.
THE CONSPIRACY GROWS TO CHINA-JAPAN IN MY EYES
CHINA AND JAPAN WERE HAVING A DISPUTE IN THE EAST CHINA SEA ON SUNDAY MORNING SOMETIME.AND CHINA SAID IT WAS SUNDAY MAR 9,14 WHEN THEY TOOK A PICTURE OF THE DEBRIS IN THE WATER.COULD IT BE THAT THE 370 LOST ITS WIRING-ACCIDENTALLY FLEW INTO THIS JAPAN-CHINA-DISPUTE IN THE EAST SEA DIAOYU ISLANDS AREA.AND SINCE CHINA HAD 2 H--6 BOMBERS FLYING IN THE AREA.THE CHINESE MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS A ENEMY PLANE SINCE THE WIRES WOULD BE OUT.CHINA TRYED TO SEND THE PLANE A WARNING.BUT THE 370 COULD HEAR NOTHING IF THE WIRING WAS ALL OUT ON THE PLANE.AND ONE OF CHINAS BOMBERS SHOT A MISSLE INTO IT AND DESTROYED THE PLANE.IT FELL IN THE OCEAN.AND CHINA KNOWING WHEN THEY LOOKED CLOSELY AT THE PLANE AFTER THEY SHOT IT DOWN.REALIZED IT WAS A MALAYSIAN PLANE AND NO ENEMY PLANE.THE CHINESE WOULD HAVE TO CLEAN UP THE DEAD BODIES FROM THE AREA AND CLEAN UP THE REMAINS FROM THE DOWNED 370.THEN AFTER THEY WOULD CLEAN UP THE SITE THEY WOULD PLACE OTHER PLANE DEBRIS IN THE LAST PLACE WERE THE LAST SOUND AND RADAR CAME FROM. THIS WOULD EXPLAIN WHY CHINA WAS SI HESITANT TO GIVE THE INFORMATION FOR 4 DAYS.THIS WOULD TAKE TIME FOR CHINA TO CLEAN UP THE SITE AND PLACE THE DEBRIS IN PLACE OF IT.THEN YESTERDAY - CHINA DECIDED THEY WOULD REVEAL THAT ON MAR 9,14 THEY FOUND DEBRIS IN THE LAST AREA WERE THE RADAR AND GPS WERE REPORTED.I THINK I MAY BE ONTO SOMETHING HERE.I SMELLED A SCAM RGHT FROM THE BEGGINING.AND THIS WOULD BE A GREAT WAY FOR CHINA TO COVERUP THE ACCIDENTAL BOMBING OF 370 FOR ACCIDENTALLY COMING INTO THE CHINA-JAPAN DISPUTED AREA WHILE THE 2 WERE ON ALERT WITH BOMBERS AND DATA PLANES.
Diaoyu Islands-south china mourning post mar 09,14
The Diaoyu Islands are a group of uninhabited islands located roughly due east of mainland China, northeast of Taiwan, west of Okinawa Island, and north of the southwestern end of the Ryukyu Islands. They are currently controlled by Japan, which calls them Senkaku Islands. Both China and Taiwan claim sovereignty over the islands.
Japan scrambles jets against Chinese planes in East China Sea
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 March, 2014, 5:20pm-Agence France-Presse in Tokyo
Japanese surveillance plane flies over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, called the Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan.Japan scrambled military jets on Sunday to counter three Chinese military planes that flew near Japanese airspace, defence officials said.One Y-8 information gathering plane and two H-6 bombers flew over the East China Sea, travelling in international airspace between southern Japanese islands and went to the Pacific Ocean before returning towards China on the same route on Sunday morning, according to a spokesman at the Joint Staff of the Ministry of Defence.“They flow above public seas, and there was no violation of our airspace,” he said, declining to release more details about the incident.Japan and China are locked in a bitter territorial row over islands in the East China Sea administered by Japan as the Senkaku Islands, but which China calls the Diaoyu Islands.Chinese government ships and planes have been seen off the disputed islands numerous times since Japan nationalised them in September 2012, sometimes within the 12 nautical-mile territorial zone.
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 11:00AM THU MAR 13,2014
IF THE PLANE WAS ACTUALLY IN THE AIR 4 HOURS LONGER THEN THERE SAYING. MY CONSPIRACY THEORY COULD BE A GOOD LEAD.AS IF THE PLANE LOST ITS WIRING SYSTEM AND HEADED IN THE DISPUTED AREA.MY SENARIO COULD HAVE OCCURRED.OR THE PLANE WAS HIJACKED-TAKEN TO THE DISPUTED AREA.AND CHINA BOMBERS BLEW THE PLANE UP AS THE HIJACKER WANTED TO GO POSSIBLY PAST THE DISPUTED AREA.MAYBE WITH A LOAD OF DRUGS OR SOMETHING THE PILOTS OR THE HUJACKER WANTED TO FLY PAST THE DISPUTED AREA.BUT CHINA SHOT THE PLANE DOWN INSTEAD OF LETTING IT GO THREW THE DUSPUTED TERRITORY.SINCE THE PLANE WAS POSSIBLY GOING FOR 4 HOURS MORE.
ONE EXPERT SAID THE PLANE COULD BE AS FAR AWAY AS THE MARIANA ISLANDS IN THE SEA IF THE 4 EXTRA HOURS ARE ADDED IN.THIS PUTS THE PLANE RIGHT IN THE DISPUTED AREAS.OR CLOSE TO IT.
China's military buildup-MAR 7,14 - (A DAY BEFORE THE MH370 TOOK OFF)
The latest QDR refers to these emerging A2/AD challenges, although it stops short of naming China. But it is clear that the U.S. plan to build up its naval presence in the Pacific is aimed at countering China's growing presence there.The new QDR also comes amid growing fears of an accidental clash in Asian waters.Japan, a key U.S. ally in Asia, is facing unilateral provocations from China in the East China Sea, which is home to the Senkaku Islands, or the Diaoyu Islands as China calls them.The Philippines, another U.S. ally, is also facing a similar situation in the South China Sea.By setting a numerical target for the U.S. naval presence in the Pacific, Washington is issuing a thinly veiled warning to Beijing over China's aggressive maritime activities in the East China and South China seas.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered a government work report at the opening of the annual session of the National People's Congress, the nation's parliament, on Wednesday. In the report, Li made clear China's policy of further modernizing its military. He said that China will enhance the combat readiness of its military and make efforts to develop high-tech weapons and equipment.China has been putting a particular emphasis on its navy, air force and Second Artillery Corps, which is the strategic missile division.Beijing sees the expansion of its state-of-the-art weaponry, including its aircraft carrier, stealth fighter jets, submarines and ballistic missiles, as crucial to its efforts to prevent U.S. forces deployed in the Pacific from approaching mainland China.The Chinese military has drawn two conceptual lines of defense against the U.S. -- the "First Island Chain," which stretches from Okinawa's main island to the South China Sea, and the "Second Island Chain," which links Tokyo to Guam and other places.China's navy has already placed most of the waters inside the First Island Chain under its sphere of influence and has also stepped up military exercises in the western Pacific in recent years.According to Chinese media, the Chinese navy conducted military drills in the western Pacific nine times in 2013, compared with a total of 21 drills during the previous six years of 2007 to 2012.It is now common for Chinese naval vessels to sail beyond the Second Island Chain. "We dispatch intelligence-gathering vessels to waters off the coast of Hawaii to collect electronic intelligence from the U.S. Pacific Fleet," a Chinese military source said.China shows no sign of backing away from its growing assertiveness in disputed waters in the East China and South China seas, as it is testing the waters to see how the U.S. will respond to issues in the Pacific. During an official visit to the U.S. last June, Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly told President Barack Obama, "The vast Pacific Ocean has enough space for the two large countries of China and the U.S."Xi's remark is widely seen as reflecting China's ambition to have its own part to play in the Pacific.
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Malaysian plane flew on for hours, data suggests-No sign of missing jetliner have been found; multinational hunt for Boeing 777 continues-By AP March 13, 2014, 8:28 am 1-tHE tIMES OF iSRAELThe Wall Street Journal is reporting that US investigators suspect a missing Malaysian jetliner flew on for four hours after it lost contact with air traffic controllers.The suspicion is based on data from the plane’s engines that are automatically downloaded and transmitted to the ground as part of routine maintenance programs. The report raises questions as to why the Boeing 777 was flying like that, and if anyone was in control during that time.The plane’s last known confirmed position was roughly halfway between Malaysia and Vietnam. Malaysian authorities have since said they tracked what could have been the plane changing course and heading west.No signs of the missing Malaysian jetliner have been found at a spot where Chinese satellite images showed what might be plane debris, Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said Thursday, deflating the latest lead in the five-day hunt.“There is nothing. We went there, there is nothing,” Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told reporters in Kuala Lumpur.Vietnamese officials previously said the area had been “searched thoroughly” in recent days.The hunt for the Boeing 777 has been punctuated by false leads since it disappeared with 239 people aboard just hours after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday. The plane was heading northeast over the South China Sea when it disappeared, but authorities believe it may have turned back and headed into the upper reaches of the Strait of Malacca or beyond.The location where Chinese images showed possible debris is not far from where the last confirmed position of the plane was between Malaysia and Vietnam. The images and coordinates were posted on the website of China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.A Xinhua report said the images from around 11 a.m. on Sunday appear to show “three suspected floating objects” of varying sizes in a 20-kilometer radius, the largest about 24-by-22 meters (79-by-72 feet) off the southern tip of Vietnam.Pham Quy Tieu, deputy transport minister, told The Associated Press that the area had been “searched thoroughly” by forces from other countries over the past few days. Doan Huu Gia, chief of air search and rescue coordination center, said Malaysian and Singaporean aircraft were scheduled to visit the area again Thursday.Li Jiaxiang, chief of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, said later China had yet to confirm any link between the suspected floating objects and the plane.Malaysia has come under some criticism for its handling of the search, which currently covers 35,800 square miles (92,600 square kilometers) and involves 12 nations.Investigators have not ruled out any possible cause to explain the disappearance of the plane and the 239 people on board.
A nervous region eyes robust Chinese response to missing Malaysian plane
By Greg Torode 1 hour ago-MAR 13,14-YahoonewsHONG KONG (Reuters) - From high-resolution satellites to advanced warships, China's military build-up is on full display in the hunt for a missing Malaysian jetliner - putting Asia on notice as to what Beijing might do in the future to further assert its regional presence.Now in its sixth day, the search for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 and its 239 passengers and crew has exposed tensions between Beijing and Kuala Lumpur, with Chinese officials from Premier Li Keqiang on down criticizing Malaysia's handling of the crisis. China has sent a team of envoys and investigators to Malaysia to deepen its involvement.While Beijing's concerns reflect, in part, public anxiety over the fate of more than 150 Chinese on board Flight MH370, the search comes at a time when China has been flexing its muscles in the disputed South and East China Seas.One aerospace and defense industry source with years of experience in the region said the Chinese response would stick in the minds of its neighbors."This is a demonstration of force in a peaceful context," said the source, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.China has deployed four warships, four coastguard vessels, eight aircraft and trained 10 satellites on a wide search area far from mainland China. Chinese media have described the ship deployment as the largest Chinese rescue fleet ever assembled.The missing plane's last reported contact with civilian radar was near the mouth of the Gulf of Thailand, which opens into the South China Sea. The aircraft was bound for Beijing after taking off from Kuala Lumpur.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang on Monday acknowledged Malaysia had the "main responsibility" for both the search and the follow-up investigation. He added, however, that Beijing had a responsibility not only to participate but to "demand and urge" Malaysia to step up its efforts.
ONCE WARM TIES?
Ironically, China's ties with Malaysia had been among its warmest in the region despite a dispute over territory in the South China Sea.However, Chinese warships staged a show of sovereignty just two months ago at the James Shoal, a submerged reef about 80 km (50 miles) off Malaysia's Borneo island state of Sarawak - and some 1,800 km (1,125 miles) from mainland China.Beijing regards those waters as its southernmost territory, the bottom of a looping so-called nine-dash line on maps that comprise 90 percent of the South China Sea. The Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei and Taiwan are also in dispute with Beijing over parts of the ocean.The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) deployment at the shoal was led by one of its three state-of-the-art amphibious assault ships. Two of those 20,000-tonne vessels - the Kunlunshan and the Jingangshan - have joined the search for the missing plane."The Chinese are drawing the conclusion that these guys are not ready for prime time," said Ernie Bower, a Southeast Asia specialist at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies, referring to Malaysia.The fruitless search has shone the spotlight on a series of fumbling news conferences by Malaysian officials and a long delay in divulging details of the military's tracking of what could have been the plane hundreds of miles off course.Malaysian government officials say they are coping as best they can with a highly complex crisis.Regional naval officials and analysts said one of the big questions now was what the protracted search - and China's growing concerns over Malaysia's response - would mean for Beijing's approach to the region in future.While many foreign experts see Beijing's deployment as robust, Chinese state television and other media reports have referred to a lack of Chinese capabilities to conduct extended search and rescue operations far from the mainland coast.More facilities would be needed for dealing with humanitarian disasters, one Chinese expert said, even though China had expanded listening posts, ports and runways at its facilities in the disputed Paracel and Spratly archipelagoes of the South China Sea."This will not be the last time. China has a responsibility and calling to join in," said Ruan Zongze, a former Chinese diplomat with the China Institute of International Studies, a think tank affiliated with the Foreign Ministry.The Chinese effort is already sparking concern among the public in Vietnam, where battles over sovereignty against China go back decades.Social media has been active with postings, comments and deep suspicion about the presence of Chinese planes and warships near the Vietnamese coast.Deputy Transport Minister Pham Quy Tieu, head of Vietnam's search and rescue effort, told Reuters that China had asked permission for its ships and planes to enter Vietnamese territory and that Hanoi remained in "total control"."China only flies and searches at high altitude, its boats never go deep inside our waters. So we are not concerned about breaches of our sovereignty," Tieu said.
"NEW HISTORIC MISSIONS"
Ian Storey, an expert on ties between China and Southeast Asia, said Beijing's deployment reflected its regional military build-up and the PLA's so-called "new historic missions", which included protecting Chinese nationals abroad.The crisis would bolster the case of those in China who believe that as the country's global interests expand, its defense budget should grow to protect those interests, added Storey, from the Institute of South East Asian Studies in Singapore.China this month announced a 12.2 percent rise in military spending to 808.23 billion yuan ($131.57 billion) for 2014, but gave no breakdown of how the money would be spent.Its military spending, second only to the United States, has allowed China to create a modern force that is projecting power not only across the East and South China Seas, but further into the western Pacific and Indian Oceans.Bower said the confused search highlighted weak military cooperation in Asia and the need for better coordination between Washington and its Asian allies and partners.A long- running effort by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to tie China to a binding agreement on measures to lower tensions in the South China Sea includes search and rescue cooperation. Such cooperation is part of the discussions, and ASEAN envoys said this could be accelerated outside the broader and more sensitive talks."Since we don't have that collaborative effort well established yet, I think the Chinese are, whether intentionally or unintentionally, sending a message to their citizens that Malaysia is a small country that's not able to manage well," said Bower.(Additional reporting by David Brunnstrom in Washington, Tim Hepher in Paris, Ben Blanchard and Megha Rajagopalan in Beijing, Grace Li in Hong Kong and Nguyen Phuong Linh in Ho Chi Minh City. Editing by Dean Yates.)
Sources: CBC News stories, Reuters, AP (CBC)