I would normally append the original post with the translation. But I’m afraid it might be too long for email.
Google Translate of @Stilman_Hector_Danie 's posting for people who never learned anything but English, like me:
We are compatriots, and in my particular case as well as being a member of the Tomnod community for a long time, member of the Armed Forces. You will understand with this that I share your pain in each and every one of the levels.
One of my specialties is precisely the analysis of satellite and aerial data images and products. We have been provided in a timely manner with resources of that kind that were used to try to help and collaborate in both SAR and search missions. With this I clarify that what we have available is beyond the civilian scope and even then, despite being of higher quality and having been analyzed by specially trained personnel (and I attest to their professional quality), unfortunately has not contributed anything . Start a massive crowdsourcing campaign on a platform like this lacks sense and would not, unfortunately, bring anything to the search.
I can attest to the EXCELLENT predisposition and will of this group (Tomnod) that from the first moment (you will notice that you are not the first to ask for it, there is in fact a thread in the forum specially dedicated to the topic ARA San Juan) proved to help in case it was useful. The unfortunate reality in this case is that it would not be and therefore, as a professional on the subject, even sharing the anguish and logical desires that we all share (at least all of us who have human values), I tell you that it would really be in vain . Here there are people who are worth gold humanely speaking. And that they have helped us in previous occasions without doubting it when their contribution collaborated (examples that come to my memory now: the search of the lost Tunante in coasts of Brazil, or floods in the coast of Santa Fe for example). I have participated in each and every one of the campaigns. I have been here for years as part of the group of volunteers who, with more, less or even technical knowledge, help, work hard, spend hours burning their eyes in front of a screen to help those who do not even know. Let there be no doubt: it is not done because it has no use … not because of lack of will or any other reason. The community of Tomnod is willful, praiseworthy, beautiful, and whenever she can help she does it.
It’s painful to say it like that, I know. It is also for me to know,
But unfortunately … it is not the way to go. Satellite and air media were used during the SAR phase. Means exceeding those that could be applied here. There is no point in doing it … it hurts to say it so crudely … I hope you understand my “tell it in the face” knowing that I share your pain and, although officially it is not like that, I have been dueling for a week now in my badges. Because as it hurts to say it so crudely, it hurts us so much or more the elusive answer, in the best of cases, which has been the official constant during this painful event and that bothers many of us and hurts as much or more than happened. I do not tell you with detours, I do not need to save my political position. I say it with pain because I say it from the heart and knowing that it is so.
The only thing I have left to tell you is, as I said to those who from here, from the bosom of Tomnod, tried to help in this way, it is: Thank you. For your interest, for your concern, for dedicating time. Thank you. For trying, even if it is. Thank you. It hurts us. I know. We know.
A big greeting, and a fraternal hug. And if someone close or dear was part of the crew or complement, my warmest and strongest family hug. We are all crying.
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