I find it amusing those who believe the suicide is "irrational" (or an insane theory) based only on their own prejudices.
|Quoting wjcandee (Reply 267):|
This would be a bizarre pilot suicide. Again, if you want to crash in the water, why go to the Indian Ocean. If you want to make a statement, why not hit the Petronas Tower?
It depends on the statement you want to make. Hitting the Petronas Tower would likely make the pilot a "terrorist", and nobody would question the government. An outcome would be easy to establish (Plane hits tower in KL
. Period). Malaysian government would receive support from the US and other countries/international organizations in order to figure out potential terrorist plots.
When countries are deeply shocked by an event of this type, usually the government emerges stronger, since even non-supporters will align in such exceptional circumstances (it will be seen at least of "bad taste" trying to build political influence over hundreds - or likely thousands if you hit the Petronas - deaths).
Under the current circumstances, the Malaysian government has been in the global spotlight for more than a week just showing how lost/incompetent they are, and how confusing their statements are.
I don't think a flight to PEK
is just by chance in this case. A plane with +150 Chinese on board would mean that China would have a primary role in the investigation, pushing Malaysian authorities for results.