But what we see on the other hand is a large majority of posts by Boeing apologists who try to distribute blame away from Boeing. Go and count the posts that would belong in the ET crash thread! The posts in this thread are about 70-90% off topic. The zeal how you and other posters try to make this thread appear more pleasant for Boeing than deserved, is admirable. But please don't forget, the MAX grounding is unprecedented in impact, duration and financial damage. A bit more self reflection and humility would make Boeings position much more friendly.
Every 1% of blame deflected to birds, pilots, God, other OEM's do it:
Saves Boeing, the FAA and their insurers up to USD100m.
Reduces the time before the MAX is back in the air.
Reduces the number of modifications and costs to have the MAX declared airworthy.
Reduces collateral damage on new models like the X and A322, which may need expensive, and time consuming changes.
Reduces collateral damage on existing models which may need expensive modifications and re-work.
If MAX crashes had occurred in the USA, with US crew, and predominantly US passengers, would the same posters now blaming foreign crews, be calling for respect for the crew - await the official findings. Or if it had been an A320 overseas - OEM to blame. Or an A320 in the USA - lifetime grounding of the A320 and recognise the crew for great airmanship.
It's difficult to be impartial, which is why most posters would make bad police, judges, peer reviewers or airworthiness inspectors. But don't discount that some on here are being paid to persuade.