Jun 2, 2014

Why we must continue looking for MH370 indefinitely

Under various maritime treaties, Australia is obligated to continue the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 regardless of cost.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

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2 thoughts on “Why we must continue looking for MH370 indefinitely

  1. Luke Hellboy

    As well as the responsibility to fulfill international agreements (which Australia hasn’t always been great at, e.g. refugee convention, millennium development, ect.), continuing the search will help boost Australia’s image and soft power in the region. This has taken a beating in recent years due to refugee policies, lack of environmental policies, cuts to foreign aid, foreign student assaults and being the local spying franchise of the NSA. Expecting Malaysia and china to cough up some or most of the cash, is quite reasonable but if Australia can take the lead and be at least seen as being competent and transparent, it would help our ailing regional image.

  2. j.oneill

    It is not just a question of how much money is spent, but whether or not it is well spent. The answer to that question includes an examination of whether they are looking in the right place. Manifestly they haven’t been as has just been admitted, despite the confident assurances of Abbott and others.

    They need to go back and re-examine the initial premises, and to stop pretending that the plane was tracked to the southern Indian Ocean. It makes absolutely no sense at all for the plane to have gone in that direction if it was under the control of the pilot. If it wasn’t under the control of the pilot, a point that our media refuse to countenance despite plenty of information that such a scenario was at least technically possible, then that raises a host of other issues that again no media seem willing to responsibly discuss.

    Instead, we are fed a continual barrage of half truths, misinformation, and downright lies, all to maintain the pretence that the southern Indian Ocean is even remotely likely to be the right place to look.

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