When Malaysia Flight 370 went missing and no wreckage could be found, most normal people had quickly figured this out:
At a press conference today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed what many, including Slate, had already inferred about the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: that it had not succumbed to an accident but instead been diverted as a result of “deliberate action by someone on the plane.”
It turns out that Flight 370 flew on for seven hours after contact was lost.
But, some observers are still failing to think outside the box of normalcy.
If the plane landed safely and the passengers weren’t killed, why haven’t we heard any ransom demands? The perps might be covering their tracks, or they might be letting the world media whip themselves into a frenzy.
Ransom demands? Really? That’s so August 2001.
For some set of persons to be bold enough to commandeer a triple-7 should not be so surprising. Isn’t that the very reason that our country has inflicted the TSA on airline passengers in the USA for the last twelve years?
I certainly hope that there are at least a few intelligence agency employees who have more imagination than Slate’s JeffWise.
Here’s what I think:
- The pilot/co-pilot or both were in on the plan.
- Many of the passengers were in on it.
- They all landed safely.
- Innocent passengers have probably been killed.
- The perpetrators are planning some creative mayhem with their new triple 7—more creative than 9/11.
- No one non-Muslim will like it when this plan comes together. This was merely the first phase.
I remember when voicing these kinds of suppositions would elicit labels like conspiracy-theorist and paranoid lunatic. But, then I remember being told that I was out of touch with reality when I called Barack H.Obama a socialist. That was in 2007.
Our new, abnormal world has been long in the making, but it’s still pretty easy for some to hold onto their normalcy bias. That won’t last much longer.
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