What in the world is the matter with Malaysia? We all know Malaysia flight MH370 seemingly vanished into thin air. The only thing more shocking than a huge commercial jetliner disappearing how Malaysian officials have responded. In my opinion, they have been nothing less than mind-numbingly stupid.
Rather than immediately respond to the plane blinking off radar they opted to wait and see if it showed up at the gate. Really, Malaysia? On what planet did this become a good idea? All that accomplished was reducing the survival rate for anyone who may not have died in the initial crash, diminish the time in which wreckage could be found and making whatever happened significantly harder to decipher.
After spending precious days refusing help from other countries, Malaysia finally reached the conclusion the entire rest of the world already knew. They can’t handle the situation on their own. Yet, after getting help they still refused to share radar and satellite information. They believed doing so would be a threat to their national security. Seriously? What country on the face of the earth is sitting on the edge of their seat waiting for the right information to attack Malaysia? And why in the name of all that is logical, would Malaysia ever think they have technology or information the superpowers involved in the search haven’t already seen?
Malaysia is incapable of accepting any explanation for this disaster that even remotely points to them. What they can’t comprehend, though, is that their vehement outrage only makes them seem guiltier. They said their security was so great no terrorist could get onboard. Then when allegations surfaced that the co-pilot had previously breeched cockpit security Malaysia declared they had no time to examine that because they were “in the middle of a crisis”. Yet, at the same time they were floating the idea of the pilot committing suicide and taking all on board with him.
Then came the kicker. Malaysia announced that “flight MH370 ended in the Southern Indian Ocean”. They had no physical evidence of that. They reached the conclusion using state-of-the-art satellite footage and some intriguing math calculations. Families of those on board the plane rebuked the notion and were outraged at receiving a death confirmation via text message.
After weeks of having no leads, suddenly following the backlash of the death announcement, over 120 items of debris turn up in the exact location they said the plane crashed. Suddenly, what had been invisible before is now all neatly floating on the ocean for all the world to see. They used satellite pictures to bolster their crash scenario.
But today, the search in that area has been abandon because different satellite pictures showed three floating items of possible debris. Malaysian officials defended their conclusion of “all lives lost” by sighting this new ground-breaking technology. Yet, that technology didn’t withstand the test of other possible debris fields. That makes absolutely no sense what-so-ever.
There are only a couple of conclusions we can arrive at based upon the behavior of Malaysian officials. They are just that inept. They are more interested in how they appear to the world than they are in actually finding the plane. Or they have something to hide and are lying their butts off to keep it hid.
Regardless, of the reasons behind this, one thing is certain. China has just about had enough. The majority of passengers were Chines and rightly so, they are demanding answers and accountability for their people. Despite the signs that the situation is rapidly unraveling and hurling a point of no return, Malaysia seems unaware of their complete SNAFU. The loss of MH370 is catastrophic. But the handling of it, is even more so. The question on my mind is, what has to happen to make Malaysia realize the depths of their SNAFU and bring closure to people in the worst kind of hell?