MH17 – Mystery Relooked

an-mh17-crash-site-dataThe Malaysians have been stonewalled from the investigation of the MH17 disaster. Five months later, they must be incredibly agitated that as an owner-operator of the plane that was shot down, they have no official access to the ongoing investigations. At stake to the Malaysian Airlines are potential multi-billion lawsuits and liabilities. Out of exasperation,  20 relatives from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the US filed a letter request for “the UN to appoint a special envoy to take over” the inquiries on Friday, Reuters reported. Yet again, the Netherlands rejected the demand to allow the UN to replace Dutch experts at the helm of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation. Social media had alleged Netherlands is complicit in hiding facts from the public (read why Netherlands repatriated 122 tonnes of gold) . Is there something brewing that cannot be made public?

The year 2014 saw two major commercial airline tragedies shrouded in mysteries. Both happened to involve Malaysian Airline Systems (MAS) Boeing 777-200ER  planes. Malaysian Airlines was already struggling with financial problems prior to these tragic events. The dual tragedies exacerbated the financial woes, bringing it to the brink of bankruptcy. The MH370 disappeared off the coast of Malaysia on Saturday, 8 March 2014, one hour into its flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport. MH17 followed a fateful crash over Ukranian airspace on 17 July 1014, just four months later.

Nine months into the disappearance of MH370, efforts are still in progress to scan the ocean floors for possible wreckage. There are countless discrepancies and theories on the events surrounding MH370. With so much uncertainties and diverse expert technical opinions, there was still no consensus on the possible whereabouts of the plane or wreckage. Not a single tangible bit of crash related artifact has been found. The search is tantamount to finding a needle in the haystack. Even with all the highly sophisticated technologies, the costly efforts appear futile. Is the search a red herring to distract attention?

MH17 is even more controversial because the crash site is in a war zone. Right from the minute the crash was reported, accusations of the suspected perpetrator started flying all over. It was Russia! By now, it is clear that the incident is a political (possibly military) war of the western-bloc nations against Russia. Not one single news source can be considered trustworthy. News are really not news, nothing more than massive psy-ops campaigns for misinformation. It is up to the reader to connect the dots and make his own judgment pertaining to the fate of MH17.

Is it not peculiar that until now, there have been no direct or circumstantial evidence to incriminate the perpetrators? This is even more puzzling since the blackbox had been recovered and handled over to “competent authorities” for detailed investigation. There had been no indication that the data in the recorder cannot be retrieved. It is also a mystery why no military intelligence data is available regarding the shooting down of the plane. It is quite inconceivable that both western-bloc and Russian military surveillance data of the airspace are not available in the hotly contested area. Russia did offered some “military radar” data. But no one seems interested at all. The “evidence” was totally ignored.

Global Research reported in the article “What is the Joint Investigation Team, What Is It for, Who’s Leading it and Why is Malaysia Excluded?” the two main investigation efforts for this event – one by the Dutch Safety Board and the other a Joint Investigation Team which seeks to ascertain culpability. The report states:

The “sole objective” of the Dutch Safety Board investigation “is the prevention of similar accidents and incidents” not “to apportion blame or liability in respect of any party.” In other words, this is not a criminal investigation. (Preliminary report, Dutch Safety Board, September 2014)

On the other hand, that is, as we will see, the specific objective of the joint investigation team (JIT): to conduct a criminal investigation and “apportion blame”. It is a European entity conducting a criminal investigation under a European legal framework and which, unlike the Dutch Safety Board, does not have to abide by the rules of the ICAO. The JIT can include anyone or any state, but most importantly, and contrary to the DSB investigation, it is under no obligation to include Malaysia.

Within the framework of these two investigations, Malaysia will not see the light of things. Their appeal for an independent UN investigation has also been turned down. What now? Malaysia’s favourite tagline is “Malaysia Boleh” (means Malaysia can). Indeed, just like MH370, Malaysia can wait.

Ephesians 5:12
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.


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