Breaking News! Fire & Chaos At Toll Booth?

Dato Jacob George

MALAYSIA EXPERIENCE ANOTHER TRAGEDY? GOSH WHAT IS HAPPENING?

Dear Friends -

Please do stay away from KESAS where there is a massive traffic jam from Sunway toll booth where a lorry is alleged to have rammed into the booth and several other vehicles bursting into flames like the movies!

There is chaos there with Ambulance arriving and the last thing we need is curious onlookers!

   

Consumerist: MH17 – I Have No Faith In The UN!

Dato Jacob George

‘So the loud voices I keep hearing are just perhaps a script from various interest parties in the international arena as simple, grieving family and friends are put to great drama and trauma of roller coaster emotions – and – have their intelligence challenged and insulted, salt into already bleeding wounds having to deal with thieves, body snatchers, crime scene contaminators and black box and flight recording grabbers!’ – Dato Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: MH17 – I Have No Faith In The UN!

Yes, I hear loud noises from the US Secretary of State – and – he never seems to disappoint me with his patronizing statements – as he did, when he visited Malaysia!

An act followed by his President when he too visited us according to carefully rehearsed script but that is food for discussion on another day and time!

It is American strategic interests vs basic human rights and plain truth after all in a battle repeatedly!

For now:

Fact 1:

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was blown out of the sky on Thursday by a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 passengers and crew.

We do have irritating race supremacist, racist, race and religious fanatics and bigots along the tenors of apartheid undermining the peace and tranquility of this multiracial and religious population of 27 million but as a nation we are not at war with anyone to date!

We are friends to all and sundry!

Fact 2:

That air corridor is a war zone! Only self-serving idiots will use them as I stated in my earlier article and on media interviews!

And why?

Fact 3:

There has already been dangerous development in the area complicated further by the downing of two Ukrainian planes, a fighter jet and a transport aircraft, which all were shot down by rebels!

Fact 4:

What kind of weapon can shoot down a fully loaded passenger jet flying at nearly 33,000 feet?

That could be a key question in the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash investigation, as officials try to determine what was responsible for Thursday’s plane crash in volatile eastern Ukraine.

According to reports and intelligentsia impartial to the investigations – a radar system saw a surface-to-air missile system turn on and track an aircraft right before the plane went down!

And a second system saw a heat signature at the time the airliner was hit.

In view to the UN vote and discussions – experts are analyzing the trajectory of the missile to pinpoint where the attack came from.

But what could have shot down the Malaysia Airlines flight?

Shoulder-fired missiles sometimes in the arsenals of rebel and separatists groups mostly in drunken stupor would be ruled out I am certain?

I am advised that at normal cruising altitude a civilian passenger aircraft would be out of the range of the sort of manned portable air (defense) systems that we have seen proliferate in rebel hands in east Ukraine or Afghanistan, Syria or Iraq!

It was added that such shoulder-mounted weapons at best can reach 15,000 feet?

Which all then means a surface-to-air missile or an air-to-air missile, and I think a surface-to-air missile is probably the best guess right now like the Buk missile system, developed during the Soviet era and operated by Russian and Ukrainian forces.

The missile system, known as the SA-11 among NATO forces, is operated by both Russian and Ukrainian forces.

Other possibilities include Russian-made S-200 missiles that are operated by the Ukrainian military as well as the Russian S-300 and S-400 missiles. The latter weapons are the Russian equivalent of U.S. Patriot missile defense batteries.

And it has the capability of taking down an airliner flying at that altitude.

Fact 5:

The UN is expected to vote on this international war crime!

The United Nations Security Council is expected to consider a resolution today demanding that pro-Russian separatists provide “full and unrestricted access” to the crash site of a downed jet in Ukraine.

The document, proposed by Australia and co-sponsored by countries like France, also calls on all actors in the region to fully cooperate in an international probe of the incident.

It demands that all military activities, including by armed groups, be “immediately ceased in the immediate area surrounding the crash site to allow for security and safety of the international investigation.”

A vote was set for Monday at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT).

Russia, as a permanent member of the Security Council, has the right to exercise its veto power to scrap the resolution and yes I am certain she would!

My fears:

So the loud voices I keep hearing are just perhaps a script from various interest parties in the international arena as simple, grieving family and friends are put to great drama and trauma of roller coaster emotions – and – have their intelligence challenged and insulted, salt into already bleeding wounds having to deal with thieves, body snatchers, crime scene contaminators and black box and flight recording grabbers!

Never expected that in this age and time – governments, political shenanigans and warlords will go down that low in depriving even the dead, the dignity of a religious rite or their families the closure needed to receive the remains of those they love and lost through a criminal act that must never go unpunished!

My hope:

To see courageous politicians, including the few good men in Malaysia, to take this matter to the highest international courts for justice and immediately to break off all diplomatic and trade ties with those alleged to be behind this heinous crime against all humanity!

   

 

Malaysia’s Lead Consumerist: Embarrassing Silence From Malaysia Over MH17?

Dato Jacob George

‘Many airlines have and will continue to overfly these zones, but in doing so they have to realize that it is riskier than not flying over such a zone.

And that is what happened last Monday when the rebels managed to shoot-down a Ukrainian Antonov-26 military transport flying at 21,000ft with a BUK missile!’

Malaysia’s Lead Consumerist: Embarrassing Silence From Malaysia Over MH17?

On one end the finger pointing continues!

On another, we have criminals aided and abetted by Russia continuing an heinous act that goes against civilized behavior!

On still another end – we have an impotent group of politicians afraid to condemn this act – or even have the moral courage to ask their ambassadors to get out of Malaysia and cut all international and business ties with these animals of war!

Strangely, the ‘race and religion supremacist’ are also silent as are the body snatchers?

The Russians and their dogs of war on Ukraine soil has seen to it and sent a message so cruel even after blowing a civilian plane filled with innocent passengers to their death and even in death robbing them of their dignity for a decent funeral and rite!

And while the circus of screams, cries and muted exchange fills our space convincing us how pathetic and helpless we look in the scheme of international politics – questions are again raised on the Malaysian Airline and it core management team!

Questions are raised and rightly so as to what is the airline’s main responsibility?

Fair price tickets, professional end to end service, fast arrivals to destinations and impressive in-flight service?

More than all of the above I think the safety of their passengers.

More so post MH370 which raised many concerns and lay naked our incompetence, stupidity and lack of professionalism in handling crisis!

I am sure we have not forgotten post MH370 – and many of the management’s cost-benefit analysis – like it was not necessary to have satellite relay information about position and engine performance, because of the additional cost.

It was a management choice – and – it was like saying we do not need this safety feature, and the airline implicitly accepts the safety risk in choosing not to have this added feature!

That was MH370!

Using the same principles – let us look at MH17!

Does not that raise another question as to why we decided to fly in war zones when there were many recent shooting down of aircraft in the same vicinity?

Did that not red flag the operators of airlines using the airspace that includes Malaysian Airlines?

Many airlines have and will continue to overfly these zones, but in doing so they have to realize that it is riskier than not flying over such a zone.

And that is what happened last Monday when the rebels managed to shoot-down a Ukrainian Antonov-26 military transport flying at 21,000ft with a BUK missile!

That was not the only aircraft that was shot down there were others, but for some inexplicable reasons, whoever was doing crisis management and analysis sure did not do their job!

They should have red flagged this area as a no fly zone – period! They did not!

Yes, for the financial problems an airline is having – every penny saved is important but not one putting their passengers at risk over a war zone where the situation changes by the second!

True – one can save time and fuel by overflying a war zone but that means accepting implicitly the potent clear and present danger to one’s passengers!

It confirms how disconnected certain people are despite the brickbats of MH370!

In MH17’s case instead of flying further north or south from Donestk, it was ‘business as usual’ – and to cite like Richard Quest silly argument that “well other airlines continued to fly through the zone” as that doesn’t make it right, it just means they were luckier than MH17!

So I do blame to an extent MAS intelligentsia – IF indeed they have some – for failing to initiate global due diligence and analysis on flight paths and political change-overs – and allowing this plane to fly through a war zone filled with barbaric shenanigans – trained and let loose on an unsuspecting world by their master barbarian in the capital of Russia?

I think they deserve the blame, just as much as the Russian trained ‘animals’ who fired the missile thinking they was targeting a Ukrainian military flight?

   

Consumerist: War Crime Chargers Must Be Filed Against Putin!

Dato Jacob George

Consumerist: War Crime Chargers Must Be Filed Against Putin!

This is the face of a war criminal who directly, indirectly and through proxies caused the murder of innocent civilians!

He must be charged accordingly!

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This is the face of a another criminal who directly caused the murder of innocent civilians!

He must be charged accordingly!

I am sure the US has satellite images on their own and by now the source and positions of it all – and – the UN has to act decisively!

This is again an international issue and individuals outside the perimeters of international law and enforcement should stay out, that includes, the spouse of politicians, as this is not a PR exercise now but a global incident of enormous proportions!