You’ve got to feel for this family. Their tragedy is so public, and I’m sure there are thousands of requests for them to do interviews like this. Let’s hope the interviews they do take focus on Jim’s life, and not the politics of his murder.
Months after the unsolved crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, speculation as to the cause of the disaster continues. The latest comes from a a veteran air accident investigator who suggests all 239 people were deprived of oxygen and lost consciousness up to four hours before the plane plunged into the sea.
The most likely scenario is that pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah deliberately depressurised the cabin, thereby depriving those on board of air, the research concludes.
Although oxygen masks would have dropped down automatically from above the seats, their supply was limited to just 20 minutes.
Those unable to grab a mask, including sleeping passengers, would have passed out within the space of a few minutes.
The theory is the result of the first independent study into March’s disaster by the New Zealand-based air accident investigator, Ewan Wilson.
Wilson, the founder of Kiwi Airlines and a commercial pilot himself, has proposed the theory conclusion to investigators after considering “every conceivable alternative scenario”.
It should be noted that Wilson is attempting to sell a book. The propagation of this theory is obviously timed to sell as many copies as possible. There’s something unseemly about that.
We will probably never know the exact cause of the crash.
In light of the terrifying video released by the Islamic State of Iraq showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, UK Prime Minister David Cameron left his vacation and returned to London to attend important meetings to discuss the situation. Cameron called the video, “shocking and depraved.”
So, you’d expect the US President to do the same and immediately cut short his vacation, right? After all, a security threat to an ally as strong as the UK, must surely be an equal threat to the United States.
President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.
Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon.
Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose of skepticism, since Obama rarely interrupts his vacations.
As of right now, there’s been no statement from Obama on the cold blooded murder of James Foley. Not a peep.
MORE: Obama did come back to Washington DC for a couple of days. Could this be the reason?
STILL MORE: He finally says something.
GOLFING! Obama spoke from his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard and played golf immediately after delivering his remarks.
4 men were arrested and a terror plot was thwarted in New York City late yesterday. Due to the vigilance of federal and local authorities, a terror plot was defeated.
Authorities said the four men have long been under investigation and there was little danger they could actually have carried out their plan, NBC News’ Pete Williams reported.
James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen, all of Newburgh, N.Y., about 70 miles north of New York City, were charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles, the U.S. attorney’s office said. (NBC News)
According to reports, the four terrorists weren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer. They allied themselves with an undercover FBI agent who sold them fake C-4 explosives and a dummy surface-to-air missle.
Their idiocy notwithstanding…
We’re still under threat of terrorism here in the United States. Every day groups of haters are plotting to destroy us. This isn’t a law enforcement issue. It’s an issue of our national security.
Thank God some people are still reacting to threats like it is September 12th.
The trial of eight British men accused of plotting to blow up seven airliners using liquid explosives is underway in London. Details of the terrorist’s plan are now becoming public.
The prosecution claimed that the explosive was planned to consist of hydrogen peroxide mixed with a powdered version of the fruit drink Tang. The addition of Tang, “which is an energetic compound”, would aid detonation, said Wright. He claimed that the mixture was intended to be dyed to match the colour of a soft drink, then substituted for the contents of 500ml bottles of Lucozade and Oasis. The original contents of these would be extracted without breaking the seal by means of a syringe, and the resulting hole in the base of the bottle sealed with superglue.
The jury was told that the bombs were to have been detonated using hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD), an explosive compound prepared using hydrogen peroxide and hexamine. This mix would be concealed in hollowed out batteries, and put together with the liquid explosives and a power source, possibly a disposable camera, once the flight was airborne.
A diary which Wright said was found on one of the accused gave details of the planning. “Mouthwash, blue, red. Calculate exact drops of Tang, plus colour. Make in HP.” And: “Lucozade, red, 1.5 drops, one teaspoon Tang, one teaspoon orange, 12 drops. Oasis, red. On, red dye. Orange, two times mango.”
The men were arrested in August 2006 leading to a worldwide clamp-down on liquids in carry-on baggage, with the ban initially extending even to jam sandwiches, and leading to debates over the relative explosive capabilities of hard and soft cheeses.
This is why we need the patriot act. This is why we need a strong CIA. This is why we need Homeland Security.
These guys got caught (and in the nick of time, I might add). Yet, some would believe their capture is yet another deterrent to other would be terrorists. They couldn’t be more wrong. Radical islamic terrorists won’t stop just because a few of their brothers got caught. They’re planning, plotting, and scheming right now.
They must be stopped.
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