Tag: Malaysian Flight 370

Flight 370; Ukraine and Russia; Obama & The Internet

1. Where is Flight 370? Right now, we don’t know any better than we knew yesterday. The only thing new in the news is that Malaysian government officials are now saying that the flight was hijacked, but they don’t know who did it, or what the motives were. It is clear that the sequence of radio and satellite communications from the Boeing 777 indicate that everything did not happen at once, with the transponders being turned off separately instead at the same time as would be caused by a catastrophic event.

Plus, we now have information verifying that the airplane flew for an additional seven hours after the transponders were lost. All this indicates malicious actions, but we still are no smarter about the who, what, or why.

2. Russia has invaded the Crimea. That’s just a fact, and no amount of bad-mouthing from our Secretary of State, John Kerry, will change that. It appears that Obama is really pushing on this issue by generating warnings of sanctions against Russia. European nations, Germany included, are powerless to do anything militarily or economically at the moment. The best thing we can do is insist on elections in the Crimea monitored by representatives of several western nations, i.e., the USA, UK, Germany, France, etc. I haven’t heard Kerry or Obama talk about this, yet. In my opinion if the citizens of the Crimea want to be in the Russian orbit, they should be allowed to make that decision without outside interference. For this to happen, though, Russia must withdraw their troops.

3. Obama is trying to screw-the-pooch, again. This time he wants to hand over the business of issuing internet addresses to the United Nations. Where did our genius President get this moronic idea? The problem is not the efficient issuing of addresses or domain names, but freedom of action and cost to the internet customer. Why should we give the United Nations the keys to our bank accounts by giving them control over internet addresses? It just doesn’t make sense. That’s why I am suggesting that there is another agenda in play. Agenda 21, anybody? Control of internet addresses can eventually lead to control of internet content. Now, this is a conceivable action for Obama. Control to the United Nations, an anti-USA body if there ever was one.

Malaysia Air Lines Flight 370

Where is that airplane? There have been so many stories about what may or may not have happened. What are we to believe?

First of all, we must remember a Yogi-ism, “It ain’t over ’til its over.” That’s good advice for pretty much any occasion. We must wait until we get all the facts before we can make decisions.

The problem with Flight 370 is that there are 239 people on that missing flight. Did the Boeing 777 go down at sea due to equipment failure? Did the flight go down as the result of a terrorist action. Did the flight crash, at all? So far, it is thought that the airplane changed course and flew across Malaysia, and out over the Straight of Malacca and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Terrorist theorist are speculating that from there, the airplane would have started flying over the Indian Ocean. Indeed, we now have evidence that the Boeing 777 had been transmitting data to satellites for several hours after the transponder signals stopped being received. Because of this factual data, it is now assumed that terrorists were somehow involved, and possibly headed for a dry landing at an undetermined landing strip.

With a week’s worth of information flooding in, we still have no idea what happened to Flight 370. All we can do is to keep following up on leads, and searching the open sea for wreckage, and searching for signs of other destinations.