Malaysian Airlines In Hot Water Again, This Time For Flying Above War-Torn Syria

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Fool me once, shame on you; fly civilians over a war-zone twice, shame on Malaysian Airlines. In what is perhaps the most incredulous news of today (aside from Kerry's belief that he will make a difference in Gaza) is, as BNO reports, a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane flying from Kuala Lumpur to London flew over Syria on Sunday... The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other organizations have warned airlines for more than a year to avoid the entire country. “Information from the International Civil Aviation Organization and open source reports of surface-to-air missile firings,” the FAA said in a notice last year, describing the risk to civilian flights as “significant.”


Source: FlightRadar24


Via BNO,

The log details published by flight tracking website Flightradar24 showed the flight path of Malaysia Airlines flight MH4, an Airbus A380 which departed Kuala Lumpur on early Sunday. The log showed the aircraft flying over Syria, which is in the midst of a raging civil war, from about 1:20 p.m. local time, flying close to the city of Homs.


Reports about Flight MH4 flying over Syria garnered the responses of thousands of people on the social networking website Twitter, where the vast majority described the airline’s route as irresponsible. It appeared Flight MH4 was routed over Syria after airspace over eastern Ukraine was closed following the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week.


No airspace restrictions are in place over much of Syria, but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other organizations have warned airlines for more than a year to avoid the entire country. “Information from the International Civil Aviation Organization and open source reports of surface-to-air missile firings,” the FAA said in a notice last year, describing the risk to civilian flights as “significant.”


There are some local flights going over to Iraq and Lebanon and Jordan, but they are not big airlines or transcontinental flights,” said Flightradar24 co-founder Mikael Robertsson.


“So Malaysia Airlines was the first flight I’ve seen going over there for like a year... I know that Iraqi Airways and Syria Air are flying over Syria sometimes. No big airlines.”

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Of course, avoiding the world's ever-increasing warring nations is not
easy - perhaps it is time to consider trans-polar travel...

But with oil prices so high...

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On the bright side...

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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:27 | 4985517 Sudden Debt
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Yeah, but the plane ticket was 5 euro's cheaper than those other airliners!

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:29 | 4985523 Bioscale
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It's cheaper because you need to buy drinking water on board. The fuel is included.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:29 | 4985525 Sudden Debt
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Why would you want to buy fuel on board?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:35 | 4985538 knukles
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To fill the empty water bottle you already paid for and set it alight with the complimentary matches.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:34 | 4985542 quintago
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Austerity at work

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:36 | 4985549 john39
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this sounds like a PR move to take the focus for the decision to have the plane fly over Donesk away from Ukraine gov and  Victoria Noodleman & Co., and hang it on the airline...

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:46 | 4985578 jaap
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Also interesting: it seems they have been changing the data in Flightaware

see here for the discussions:

and here for the original data


Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:03 | 4985633 Elvis the Pelvis
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Malaysians seem to be the Polish of Asia.  What a bunch of tards.  Bitchez.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:24 | 4985668 ACP
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Makes me wonder, where are all the how many Malaysians does it take to fly a plane?

I guess it's just fallen off the radar...


Did you hear about the new Malaysian smart phone? The only problem is it crashes every time you put it on "airplane mode".


Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:10 | 4985911 TeethVillage88s
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Don't Believe in Coincidences?

Big Coincidences with the Downing of Dutch Flight on Malaysian Airlines.


1) Two in a row Air Tragedies for Malaysia, Perhaps Superpower wants to send message to Malaysia to subvert to complete control, perhaps some other power is coercing Malaysia
2) Europe was missing from the spirit for Iraq war, how to involve them in the next US Phase of Domination, maybe a conflict in Europe
3) Nederland is a NATO and US Partner, how to amplify that relationship, and how to amplify certain secret agreements or NATO agreements with the Dutch to engage in Georgia or Ukraine or Romania or Bulgaria or other former USSR country
4) Control is through agriculture, commodities or Oil & Gas, so where is the power, can we pull power back from Russia or China or other big players

Lebensraum for Corporations.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:14 | 4986140 COSMOS
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The Malay are being cheap, nobody forces them to fly over those countries.  These morons are just as guilty of the planes going down as the people who shot the planes down.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:20 | 4987014 Seb
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Romania and Bulgaria were part of the Eastern Block / Warsaw Pact, but they were never in the USSR (only a part of Romania was in USSR, part which was then called Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, now Republic of Moldova).

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:05 | 4985637 BigJim
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Maybe the management have bought a few yards of puts and hope to make a killing.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:48 | 4985822 TeethVillage88s
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jaap I will have to check your links later.

My conclusion is that Corporations are working for Lebensraum.


jaap posted this link above. It offers a fresh perspective.

"This part of the analyses starts at 1h and 10 minutes in the show:

btw, worth listening to the whole thing of course"

My take the Malaysian Jet shoot down was possibly from the Corporate Play Book for "LebensRaum" with many parts played by the US Warmongers like Hillery, Peter King, John McCain.

US Corporate Lebensraum for Oil & Gas Expansion, but Royal Dutch Shell has a lot in the Game. And of course the Royals themselves.

Interesting that UK, France, USA, Russian knew the war script would include commercial jet shoot down and so kept their airlines out of the war-zone or corridor.

I actually didn't finish the MP3, so he probably has different conclusions later on.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:05 | 4985636 sunnydays
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No, it sounds as if the U.S. told them to fly over Syria so the plane can be shot down and the U.S. can blame Assad and finally have the war they want with Syria.   Malaysia obviously is a patsy to the desires of war by other countries

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:36 | 4985998 NoPension
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They're playing Russian Roulette, with jets.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:49 | 4986998 Jaspergers
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@John39 - Exactly! That was my first thought too, make them look like a wreckless airline to divert attention from the fact that their path doesn't make sense.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:50 | 4985832 Stoploss
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Look!  They saved a ton in fuel compared to MH 17!  Clearly, that is the shortest flight path to Maylasia!

Oh fuck!!  But, but wait! They said MH 17 took that route to save fuel!

So??? Which one is it!?!??

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:09 | 4985910 max2205
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No biggie, it was insured.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:03 | 4986094 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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Lloyds of London revoked insurance coverage after 1st plane disappeared!!!

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:12 | 4986130 Matt
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It depends on the winds and which way you are going, there isn't one flight path that will always be more efficient. 

They had to avoid Ukraine airspace, so they took the next most efficient route, over Syria. Next flight over Gaza maybe? 

Maybe no one translates world news into Malay? Always the last ones to find out.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:30 | 4985528 Winston Churchill
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Are you flying them when you come over the pond SD ?

Belgians have a ,similar  repution to Scotsmen, to keep up.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:31 | 4985530 disabledvet
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I was thinkin that too actually. "Nice time to book a flight." No good deals yet though.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:27 | 4985737 neidermeyer
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How much do you think they have those jets insured for?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:29 | 4985527 observer007
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Ukraine shot down MH17


latest News MH17 - Ukraine

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:32 | 4985534 reader2010
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Why don't they shoot down South Korean or Chinese commerical jets instead?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:42 | 4985545 o.t.p.s
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because they dont need the insurance money

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:32 | 4985536 I Write Code
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We are flying to Kuala Lumpur, insha-Allah.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:32 | 4985537 kowalli
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So USA blackmail Malaysia Airlines with "flew over Syria"

i'm afraid next false flag will be nuclear plant

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:34 | 4985543 blindman
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so malaysian airlines is a cia operation?
that is a good one, either that or the
worst run organisation in the history of
aviation, or both. oh, where can i buy me a ticket
from them to "fly the friendly skies"?
or was it "who knows where the hell you might
end up".

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:37 | 4985551 logicalman
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Does Malaysian Airways fly over the cuckoo's nest anymore?.

Pretty sure they have done in the past.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:39 | 4985555 alexcojones
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Change their names to WTF airlines.


Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:40 | 4985560 docmac324
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They are done-ski.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:41 | 4985565 i_call_you_my_base
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Investigators are also looking into the giant bullseye painted on the bottom.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:43 | 4985572 Irishcyclist
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Malaysian Airlines are going to be sued to oblivion for MH17.



Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:25 | 4985728 Winston Churchill
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Hypersonic anti airline writs are probably being cast as we speak.

You may not be able to fix stupid, but you sure as hell can sue about it,

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:53 | 4985577 Kirk2NCC1701
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Before you fly/board: Stop flying on Malaysian Airline flights with a path over conflict zones.  QED.

Maybe the US wants people to stop flying Malaysian Airlines altogether.

p.s. At this rate, passengers will want a written verification from the airlines that its Passenger List or Cargo Manifest does not include anyone or anything that would make it an obvious target for hijacking or attack by foreign powers.  This includes:  a large group of SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) in medicine, engineering or technology, diamonds or gold, or cutting edge technology machines or parts (for IC and electronic chips). 

You'd think that companies and orgs would have figured out by now to never fly large groups of key people on the same plane, nor to let high-value items be placed on a civilian airline cargo.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:48 | 4985590 news printer
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:57 | 4985615 Kirk2NCC1701
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Well, at least they've learned not to use the unlucky Boeing planes, and are using Airbus instead.

Makes it harder for the EnEsAy or CYA-duh to commandeer it electronically.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:51 | 4985599 docmac324
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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:53 | 4985604 QQQBall
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MSM is being steered.. Next on Drudge - Malaysian Airlines overcharges for in flight water bottles. LOL

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:54 | 4985609 jomama
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but they have the cheapest flights!

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:58 | 4985617 One And Only
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Malaysian Airlines is obviously working with the CIA. Seriously...this is beyond absurd.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:07 | 4985652 GooseShtepping Moron
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Take away their pilots' licenses and cane their asses. Malaysia clearly lacks the competence to operate a commercial air fleet.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:37 | 4985768 onelight
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Bizarre thought: what if the Malaysia Airlines pilots have some kind of Russian Roulette game going on with their flight tours, flying risky diversions over war zones (including the one that disappeared...will this be 3 for 3?)...with the other pilots and ground control all yelling over the intercom, "Mau! Mau! Mau! like in the The Deerhunter film...

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:43 | 4985798 nmewn
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Another bizarre thought, Russians really don't like many as 100 AID's researchers were on this plane, thats a third of the casualties.

I'm gonna go ahead and run with this one, cuz, what the hell...conspiracy theories are kewl ;-)

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:17 | 4985691 One eyed man
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Maybe someone should start a hedge fund to invest in life insurance policies on passengers of Malaysian Airlines.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30 | 4985744 Winston Churchill
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Call it Satanical Settlements.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:42 | 4986017 NoPension
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Would that be long term or short term capital gains? ( so the tax can be properly structured, of course)

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:21 | 4985709 Bunga Bunga
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Just for your safety, Kerry made pictures of that.

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