What if the Chinese military shot down that Plane?Submitted by ChristianAnarchist on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:06
Ok, this is pure speculation on my part and being married to a Chinese woman and after 20 years of traveling to China (maybe 30 times). I looked at the route that plane should have taken and it takes them over Vietnam and then into the South China Sea. It probably would have flown directly over or beside the Southern resort area in Sanya China which is also the base of the Chinese navy and where they keep their new aircraft carrier. I was in Sanya about 3 years ago and stood on the white sand beaches and could see that aircraft carrier in port when they were still getting it finished.
Airliners have been mistakenly shot down twice before. The Russians shot down a Korean airliner and the US shot down an Iranian airliner. Since this plane was possibly headed towards the military area on Sanya and with the heightened posture the Chinese military is taking in that area I can see a situation where things would get out of hand and someone push the wrong button and "BOOM". One thing for sure, IF that's what happened, the Chinese will never allow it to come to light. With the strict controls on the internet and the military there's not a chance in h e double l that this would be exposed.
The other reason I see this as a possibility is that the Chinese just don't have the concern for "quality" that we have and we don't even hold a candle to others like the Germans (it's just a fact - sorry if that offends someone). When in China I simply don't expect quality construction, manufacturing, or attention to detail. MAYBE in time the Chinese in general will bring their standards up, but today it's not that way. I can project that this is true for their military as well. Most of them are simple country boys who have no future so they go into the military. They might work hard and get promoted to a "weapons specialist" who is sitting at the button to launch anti-aircraft missiles and under pressure made the wrong decision. Perhaps the commander also screwed up.
Again - TOTAL speculation...