Video: 78-foot object found by satellite in Flight 370 search

posted at 8:01 am on March 20, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

For the past two days, investigators in the mystery of Malaysia Air Flight 370 have concentrated on the “southern track,” the potential path of the airplane based on satellite communication after its course change and transponder cut-off. That may have borne the first fruit of the hemispheric search. Satellites picked up two significant objects in the southern Indian Ocean southwest of Australia, one estimated at 78 feet long, and ships are steaming quickly toward both. The two objects have not been confirmed yet to be part of the missing airplane, but Australia considers it to be the most promising lead yet:


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Australia’s prime minister said Thursday that two objects that may be pieces of a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet have been spotted in the southern Indian Ocean.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the Australian Parliament in Canberra that “new and credible information has come to light” on the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, with images of two objects gleaned from satellite imagery. …

John Young, general manager of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, said one object was roughly 80 feet long, while there was another smaller object, and “a number of other images in the general area of the biggest one,” he said.

The tail of a Boeing 777-200 is 60 feet high, the plane is 209 feet long, and the wing span is 199 feet.

“The indication to me is of objects that are a reasonable size and probably awash with water, bobbing up and down on the surface,” Young told a news conference in Canberra.

The imagery contains no markings or other indications that they may be part of the Boeing 777 that went missing almost two weeks ago. The satellite in question was commercial, not military or intelligence, and doesn’t have that kind of resolution. The timing of the photographs may be another issue, at least in terms of precisely locating the debris. The pictures were taken on March 16, four days ago, and anything floating in the manner described may be a significant distance away from their location on March 16 — and that debris could have moved a long way from any potential impact area between the loss of the plane and Sunday.

Naval and air assets are being rapidly deployed to the area:

Australia is investigating two objects seen on satellite images that could potentially be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, officials say.

Planes and ships from Australia, New Zealand and the US were in or heading to the area 2,500km (1,550 miles) from Perth to search for the objects. …

“This is a lead, it is probably the best lead we have right now. But we need to get there, find them, see them, assess them, to know whether it’s really meaningful or not.”

He warned that poor visibility in the area could hamper the search.

Norway was the first to arrive:

A Norwegian ship, the St Petersburg, reached Thursday the area of the Indian Ocean where possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane were spotted, shipping company Hoeeg Autoliners said.

We’ll see. This could be nothing at all, or debris from an unrelated incident that has been floating for a long time in the Indian Ocean. Its proximity to the theoretical flight path taken by Flight 370 makes this an intriguing turn of events, although also a pessimistic one.


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Nope, this isn’t it. A black hole swallowed it, CNN told me so.

RandallinHerndon on March 20, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Could be something. Then again, it could be just shipping containers that fell off a cargo ship.

whatcat on March 20, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Have we looked between the two ferns yet?

mjbrooks3 on March 20, 2014 at 8:09 AM

I got a kick out of O’Reilly’s coverage a few nights ago. He criticized all the coverage – and stated that experts were doing nothing but speculating. After that, he SPECULATED that the pilot had committed suicide by driving the plane straight into the Indian Ocean. He determined this after a “Factor Investigation” of course.

TarheelBen on March 20, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Talk about overreacting. Whatever it is by the time anybody gets to that spot it will be gone. To go overboard (pun unintended)on this story on a place the plane can’t possibly be is nuts.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:12 AM

…I don’t want to hear anything any longer…until they find the plane.

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Well, just because this come closest to the theory I find most credible, I will still wait for confirmation.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 8:13 AM

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Current tracing from spot where debris seen and start listening for the pinger.

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Then go for a walk. Its about to be spring.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Worth a look-see.

TimBuk3 on March 20, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Oh well, they have to check it out. I’m not fussing about that. I’m complaining about the over the top reporting on it.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Debris from the Indian Ocean Garbage Patch.

RandallinHerndon on March 20, 2014 at 8:25 AM

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:20 AM

It’s the closest thing to an actual lead since the Chinese released photos of possible debris. They are falling all over themselves to get anything new to report.

And heck, they are newsies, its what they do.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 8:27 AM

It is parked in an ice cave in Antarctica. An evil billionaire mastermind is going to use it to blow up the moon.

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Norway was the first to arrive:

Norway?

Darn Lutherans are involved once again.

rbj on March 20, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Remember the debris they found a few days ago and went bonkers over. The odds of this having anything to do with the plane are astronomical. More likely it’s in a black hole. Has anyone checked the Bermuda triangle?

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Polluting the ocean, eh? Somehow the Koch brothers are behind this whole affair.

/Harry Reid

mankai on March 20, 2014 at 8:31 AM

I see we haven’t run out of humor. I like it.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:32 AM

There is certainly more attention, investigation and speculation in the media about this plane than there ever was directed to Barack Hussein Obama.

vityas on March 20, 2014 at 8:32 AM

If only Bush had funded the Indian Ocean/ South China Sea missing aircraft tracking satellite….friggin Bush.

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Ocean currents in that region are tricky. While it is possible, based on location, the debris could be moving west, the current generally flows towards Perth. But that does not account for the prevalent storms which could completely push any surface debris in any direction.

Either way, the AMSA are some of the most competent professional in the world and know that stretch of ocean better than anyone. Godspeed gentlemen.

Above all else, I pray for the families. May they find some peace in what has become a disgusting circus- with CNN the ringleader.

Marcus Traianus on March 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

and ships are steaming quickly toward both.

Why “quickly”? They’re not going anywhere.

This plane story is just silly, already. A big jumbo jet with a muslim pilot veers off course and disappears. Shocka!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

I’m going to ask a question I’ve not heard asked yet. Would a plane such as this make a viable delivery system for a warhead? Is it possible that a radical pilot could take his plane to 45,000 feet to kill off the passengers, then fly the plane to a rouge country? One with weapons of mass destruction, but lacking the delivery system for such a warhead. What are the religious views of this pilot?
Far fetched? Maybe, but no more so than the plane being swallowed by a black hole.

Paco on March 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Ed, Help me out here, Did the Plane go through the Black hole then head south?
Signed: Concerned CNN viewer.

Amadeus on March 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

It is parked in an ice cave in Antarctica. An evil billionaire mastermind is going to use it to blow up the moon.

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Which Koch brother?

Seriously, the outcome is already clear. A UFO will not be dropping down and the 230 passengers will not be coming down the backlit ramp (walking a little funny from all the probing). If I were Malaysian Airlines, I’d throw random 777 parts into the water and make sure that they are quickly discovered.

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Doesn’t look like anything to me.

Weight of Glory on March 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Amadeus on March 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Actually, CNN has it a bit wrong. It got close enough to a black hole, which then enacted the Stargate on board. Leave it to CNN to get the facts wrong.

Weight of Glory on March 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

If it landed on land and they plan to ransom the people they will have been hustling them off in different directions to places they can’t be found before we hear from them. I also said awhile back if anyone like Malaysia had heard from kidnappers they would be keeping it secret.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Paco on March 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Wouldn’t have to go to 45K, 35 would have killed them just as easily. If Iran wanted to use an airliner, it would just use one of its own. It was either a freak accident, or it was a hijacking and the passengers fit into the plan somehow.

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

. If I were Malaysian Airlines, I’d throw random 777 parts into the water and make sure that they are quickly discovered.

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Another good theory.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:37 AM

I doubt it’s anything related to this. Something hitting the water that fast from that high up isn’t going to leave a 78-foot piece of itself to find.

CurtZHP on March 20, 2014 at 8:38 AM

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Two things; it is along the track the NTSB calculated as a likely place for the last “ping” to have come from.

And, several days ago, Australia moved their search assets to a “box” very near where this debris was spotted. It is also where the US is currently searching. It was done with no reason given. Or not one that was widely publicized.

When the Air France flight disappeared in the Atlantic, they had a smaller search area and they missed it three times until they searched where a US firm told them too.

It leads be to believe that much more is known than is being told to the newsies.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Doesn’t look like anything to me.

Weight of Glory on March 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Pithy and true.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:39 AM

I doubt it’s anything related to this. Something hitting the water that fast from that high up isn’t going to leave a 78-foot piece of itself to find.

CurtZHP on March 20, 2014 at 8:38 AM

There’s a “‘yo mama” joke in there…

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Actually, CNN has it a bit wrong. It got close enough to a black hole, which then enacted the Stargate on board. Leave it to CNN to get the facts wrong.

Weight of Glory on March 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

CNN’s alien abduction coverage has definitely gone downhill in the past few years. ;0

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 8:40 AM

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Then why the 45,000 foot diversion? Not trying to be argumentative honesty, just curious. Would 45k have done the job faster? Also an Iranian airliner would lead us right back to iran. This could be anyone’s doing. There are plenty of pissed off countries in that region.

Paco on March 20, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Another good theory.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:37 AM

No it ain’t.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 8:42 AM

I’m going to ask a question I’ve not heard asked yet. Would a plane such as this make a viable delivery system for a warhead? Is it possible that a radical pilot could take his plane to 45,000 feet to kill off the passengers, then fly the plane to a rouge country? One with weapons of mass destruction, but lacking the delivery system for such a warhead. What are the religious views of this pilot?
Far fetched? Maybe, but no more so than the plane being swallowed by a black hole.

Paco on March 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

I’ve heard such speculation. But couldn’t a rogue nation with the bomb afford to buy a plane?

AcidReflux on March 20, 2014 at 8:43 AM

FFS please let it be this so we can finally focus on important news.

Defenestratus on March 20, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Didn’t the left proclaim the term “black hole” as racist?

Doesn’t that make don lemon racist?

rightside on March 20, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Paco on March 20, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Hard to say…radar anomaly, part of the crash ruse, fighting a hijacker…

Iran could repaint a cargo airliner and register it through a front company if it wanted to. Easier than a hijacking. Or, better yet, it wouldn’t care if it was traced back. Far better for a state to make the statement that it can deliver an active warhead in an airliner.

All speculation, questions will be answered soon enough.

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:46 AM

FFS please let it be this so we can finally focus on important news.

Defenestratus on March 20, 2014 at 8:44 AM

This! Why all the plane coverage when there are important stories out there. For example, is Obama right that MSU is going to win March Madness?

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Two things; it is along the track the NTSB calculated as a likely place for the last “ping” to have come from.

And, several days ago, Australia moved their search assets to a “box” very near where this debris was spotted. It is also where the US is currently searching. It was done with no reason given. Or not one that was widely publicized.

When the Air France flight disappeared in the Atlantic, they had a smaller search area and they missed it three times until they searched where a US firm told them too.

It leads be to believe that much more is known than is being told to the newsies.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 8:39 AM


Just to expand on cozmo’s factual post, here is a map of the recent search areas SW of Australia.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on March 20, 2014 at 8:48 AM

There’s a “‘yo mama” joke in there…

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Yo’ mama so fat, she went skydiving and knocked a 777 outta the sky!

CurtZHP on March 20, 2014 at 8:50 AM

I did a decompression chamber at 35,000 feet. I went to sleep pretty quick. Never knew what hit me. For passengers who were probably already asleep they would have died without ever knowing what happened.

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:50 AM

The plane would have slid gently across a sheet of ice intact if it weren’t for corporate capitalist pigs causing global warming!

Browndog on March 20, 2014 at 8:51 AM

For example, is Obama right that MSU is going to win March Madness?

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Obama didn’t see Russia as a threat, but he knows enough about college ball to spout a fact on every team in his bracket. He is nothing more than an electable pawn.

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:53 AM

There are plenty of pissed off countries in that region.

Paco on March 20, 2014 at 8:42 AM

I think being pissed off is part of their culture. Gee I hate to leave this important story on tv but I have to go to the laundromat.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Here’s a bit of data and a theory that meshes with this flotsam being potential wreckage debris:

http://www.weathergraphics.com/malaysia/iozooms.shtml

ROCnPhilly on March 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

He is nothing more than an electable [prawn].

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:53 AM

You were close.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Anybody that doesn’t agree with Bill O’Rielly’s theory that the pilots just had a hard time finding the perfect place to commit suicide is a CRACKPOT!

Browndog on March 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM

I’m still reading PPRuNe … just caught up to this … was posting links in yesterday’s thread, Including a link to the latest AMSA update from 15:30 AEDT. It says an Orion was over the site at 1:50pm (their time presumably). Later posts on PPRuNe said there were a bunch of reporters on the plane so Tony Abbot probably wanted to get ahead of the press.

The Australian Orions have sonobuoys (according to PPRuNe comments), which can be dropped to locate the black box. Presumably that will happen if the wreckage looks likely.,

gh on March 20, 2014 at 8:59 AM

I would say this at this point in time.

I sincerely hope that these families get some kind of solace
from SOME government somewhere. If Australia has located this,
good on them…Lord knows most everyone else involved in this
charade of news idiocy, particularly CNN, should be publicly
shamed…..

ToddPA on March 20, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Obama didn’t see Russia as a threat, but he knows enough about college ball to spout a fact on every team in his bracket. He is nothing more than an electable pawn.

tdarrington on March 20, 2014 at 8:53 AM

The side-by-side was astounding. Putin making a speech about Crimea returning to the motherland. And our stupid rat-eared idiot showing far more interest and attention to detail about his damn brackets than he has shown about national affairs.

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM

I think being pissed off is part of their culture.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Not just part, but the very foundation.

Tribalism/Shame/Revenge

It’s what the islamic world is all about. They have no concept of individualism, guilt, or goodwill, which is why Westerners don’t understand them, at all. Individual life is near meaningless to them. You can see this in the fact that muslims are forced to kiss the dirt 5 times a day, to constantly impress on themselves how utterly worthless and expendable pieces of cannon fodder they are. Five sets of dirt kissing … each and every day. It says everything you need to know about these worms.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 20, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Image Comparison to 377 Tail

gh on March 20, 2014 at 9:02 AM

This! Why all the plane coverage when there are important stories out there. For example, is Obama right that MSU is going to win March Madness? Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Only if they can get past the Fightin’ Blue Hens of UD!

Akzed on March 20, 2014 at 9:02 AM

And BTW, there is a lot of crap floating around in the open ocean that isn’t the result of a 777 hitting a UFO.

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Containers that fell off a ship…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermodal_container

albill on March 20, 2014 at 9:03 AM

The Australian Orions

gh on March 20, 2014 at 8:59 AM

“Oh’-ree-ahns!!” — King Admiral Emperor Barky, Ivy League Genius (Affirmative Action Version)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 20, 2014 at 9:03 AM

US P-8 (apparently) on station

gh on March 20, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Only if they can get past the Fightin’ Blue Hens of UD!

Akzed on March 20, 2014 at 9:02 AM

I think I’d have to wear a bag over my head if my school’s mascot was a blue hen- fightin’ or not.

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Still saying THIS is the best guess scenario as to what may have happened…

JetBoy on March 20, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Last Comment on PPRuNe so far

Page 332 (link to 333 goes to 332). Nice chinese conspiracy theory.

gh on March 20, 2014 at 9:16 AM

According to PPRuNe, the P8 has in-flight refuel capability while the P3 does not. The P3 is limited to 2 hours over the debris because it’s a 4 hour flight from Perth.

The weather in the area is not very good right now.

There is speculation that the US spy satellites have much better imagery than what is being published and that it is unlikely so many resources have been dispatched for nothing.

gh on March 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Still saying THIS is the best guess scenario as to what may have happened…

JetBoy on March 20, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Where is the fun in that when we can speculate on black holes, vampires, and terrorists?

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 9:21 AM

that it is unlikely so many resources have been dispatched for nothing.

gh on March 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

I don’t think it’s unlikely, at all. They’re doing it for show. A bad show, but for show, nonetheless.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 20, 2014 at 9:22 AM

The Australian Orions have sonobuoys
gh on March 20, 2014 at 8:59 AM

ALL Orions carry sonobouys

gh on March 20, 2014 at 9:04 AM

No Shinola Sherlock. Its been there for days.

gh on March 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

facepalm.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 9:24 AM

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 9:24 AM

FOAD

gh on March 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM

If nothing else, this Malaysian air thing has taught me one thing about satellite technology.

All these stories I have heard about how “they” have satellites now that see so well you can count the stitches on a baseball have got to be no more than a lot of toro-poop.

TimBuk3 on March 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM

FOAD

gh on March 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Maybe if you would stop pretending to be the expert here bluegills you wouldn’t get called on your crap…every day.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 9:29 AM

For example, is Obama right that MSU is going to win March Madness? Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 8:48 AM

HN,

As a die-hard MSU fan, I hope he is right. This is the only time I have ever agreed with BHO.

GAlpha10 on March 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM

intriguing turn of events, although also a pessimistic one.

Pessimistic, to say the least. Why would that plane ever be there, unless somehow everyone in the cockpit suddenly died (after setting the plane off original course), leaving it on auto pilot to run out of fuel.

petefrt on March 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM

TimBuk3 on March 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM

You are looking mostly at commercial satellites. Not military or intelligence satellite imagery.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 9:32 AM

TimBuk3 on March 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM

I’ve thought about that…how so many countries (26?) have been involved, possibly “showing their hand” with regard to their military and technological assets. Then I figured most of them are holding back, not letting anyone know exactly their capabilities or their findings.

And good morning cozmo.

Brat on March 20, 2014 at 9:36 AM

petefrt on March 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Wouldn’t be the first time.

The gondola is on display in Pensacola. Pretty strange.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Any theories involving bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster, yet?

db on March 20, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Courtney Love solved it?

workingclass artist on March 20, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Brat on March 20, 2014 at 9:36 AM

If it turns out to be the day the search narrows, it will be a good day.

Though the weather and water depth will be much more of a problem than other places.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 9:39 AM

I think being pissed off is part of their culture.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Not just part, but the very foundation.

Tribalism/Shame/Revenge

It’s what the islamic world is all about. They have no concept of individualism, guilt, or goodwill, which is why Westerners don’t understand them, at all. Individual life is near meaningless to them. You can see this in the fact that muslims are forced to kiss the dirt 5 times a day, to constantly impress on themselves how utterly worthless and expendable pieces of cannon fodder they are. Five sets of dirt kissing … each and every day. It says everything you need to know about these worms.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 20, 2014 at 9:01 AM

UNBELIEVABLE: Human slaughter houses exposed in Syria with decapitated bodies hanging like meat

http://therightscoop.com/unbelievable-human-slaughter-houses-exposed-in-syria-with-decapitated-bodies-hanging-like-meat/

Mark Levin interviewed Walid Shoebat, who has been researching this for the past two weeks and tells me he’s never seen anything so horrific in his life.

That interview and the link to the rest of the story is at rightscoop.

Our media won’t cover it…cause Religion of Peace.

These Islamist fanatics have been doing this since the Crusades…That’s why the Crusades were launched.

workingclass artist on March 20, 2014 at 9:44 AM

As a die-hard MSU fan, I hope he is right. This is the only time I have ever agreed with BHO.

GAlpha10 on March 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM

But isn’t it sad that the lazy stupid rat-eared bastard can speak in detail about MSU’s basketball program but can’t tell you who the PM of Canada is? Priorities!

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 9:46 AM

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Right, stranger things have happened. But what are the odds? Seem low to me, relative to other possibilities.

petefrt on March 20, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Nope, this isn’t it. A black hole swallowed it, CNN told me so.

RandallinHerndon on March 20, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Nope, Guam tipped over, scrambling the earth’s magnetic fields over the flight route, causing auto pilot to drive the plane into the sea.

petefrt on March 20, 2014 at 9:54 AM

petefrt on March 20, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Flight 19 and one of the planes searching for it.

Emilia Earhart

L-8

This scenario makes the most sense to me.

Though the conspiracy theorists won’t like it.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 9:56 AM

If it turns out to be the day the search narrows, it will be a good day.

Though the weather and water depth will be much more of a problem than other places.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 9:39 AM

There are no good outcomes from this situation. 230 people are not going to be calling from Las Vegas after a 13-day jag at a casino. Nor will they be telling us how they fought off vampires or survived a black hole.

I guess finding “something” will give closure to the families of the victims but I doubt that we will really have the most important questions surrounding this incident.

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 9:59 AM

These Islamist fanatics have been doing this since the Crusades…That’s why the Crusades were launched.

workingclass artist on March 20, 2014 at 9:44 AM

1971.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takfir_wal-Hijra

gh on March 20, 2014 at 10:08 AM

It was the perfesser, locked in the library with a candlestick, beating himself, relentlessly. The beat goes on…and on…and on…

vnvet on March 20, 2014 at 10:08 AM

These Islamist fanatics have been doing this since the Crusades…That’s why the Crusades were launched.

workingclass artist on March 20, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Islamist is a relatively new term. In your link the article by Shoebat it references states:

This theology of human sacrifice is based upon the very ancient story of Khalid Abdullah al-Kasri, who ritually sacrificed Jaad bin Durham in the place of an animal on the Islamic holiday of The Festival of Sacrifice.

He has another article (wikipedia was no help) dating this earlier.

https://shoebat.com/2014/01/05/muslims-killed-man-got-knees-licked-blood/

Over a hundred years after Muhammad’s vision, a Muslim leader named Al-Kasri took his enemy Jaad bin Durham and ritually sacrificed him in a mosque.

Which is actually before the crusades.

gh on March 20, 2014 at 10:25 AM

For something more than one third the size of a football field, it doesn’t resemble any aircraft parts I’m familiar with.

Woody

woodcdi on March 20, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Has anybody considered the possibility of snakes?

CurtZHP on March 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The Australian Orions

“Oh’-ree-ahns!!” — King Admiral Emperor Barky, Ivy League Genius (Affirmative Action Version)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 20, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Dear Leader is exactly correct, you ‘winger, because Australia is in Asia, and Asia is the Orient. Oh-REE-Ent. See?

Jeez, read a geometry book sometime.

Pless1foEngrish on March 20, 2014 at 10:33 AM

woodcdi on March 20, 2014 at 10:28 AM

The only part that would could be 24 meters (~78 feet) long — and potentially float — would be a wing.

db on March 20, 2014 at 10:35 AM

For something more than one third the size of a football field, it doesn’t resemble any aircraft parts I’m familiar with.

Woody

woodcdi on March 20, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Make that one FOURTH the size of a football field.

Woody

woodcdi on March 20, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Containers that fell off a ship…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermodal_container

albill on March 20, 2014 at 9:03 AM

This link says cargo containers are max 56 feet

faraway on March 20, 2014 at 10:35 AM

The only part that would could be 24 meters (~78 feet) long — and potentially float — would be a wing.

db on March 20, 2014 at 10:35 AM

True, but it doesn’t much look like a wing. It’s too rectangular.

Woody

woodcdi on March 20, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Which is actually before the crusades.

gh on March 20, 2014 at 10:25 AM

All wars are about control of resources.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 10:39 AM

woodcdi on March 20, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Tail. Link posted above.

gh on March 20, 2014 at 10:42 AM

All wars are about control of resources.

crankyoldlady on March 20, 2014 at 10:39 AM

I’ve heard that before. I doubt it’s completely true.

gh on March 20, 2014 at 10:43 AM

woodcdi on March 20, 2014 at 10:38 AM

It doesn’t look like much of anything. This is a satellite picture of something just under the surface. It may look completely different up close and untangled.

Pretty big pic.

Only a moron would think it was an intact piece like the tail using only this picture.

cozmo on March 20, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Tail. Link posted above.

gh on March 20, 2014 at 10:42 AM

No. The link says tail height 20 meters, but fails to mention that is from the ground.

db on March 20, 2014 at 10:48 AM

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