Monday, March 24, 2014

Hardly Surprising

According to news reports, there's "certainty" now about the fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 360 which disappeared on a flight to Beijing over two weeks ago. In this day and age, apparently, actually putting eyeballs on wreckage is not required. The Malaysian government put out the definitive word based soley on analysis of satellite data. The plane went down in a remote region of the southern Indian Ocean, about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth, Australia.

What's hardly surprising is that the plane crashed. What other explanation could there be for a Boeing 777 aircraft that just disappeared off the face of the earth sixteen days ago? But beyond this fact, nothing else is known about why this plane turned around less than an hour into its flight and flew thousands of miles in the opposite direction. Like the rest of the world, I'm wondering about the answer . . . and the even greater puzzle of how such things are even possible in a world where the NSA can read emails sent from the middle of Africa somewhere in an instant and guys sitting in Nevada can blow up a wedding in Pakistan killing a bunch of people and then go to Micky D's for a Big Mac and fries before their afternoon workout at the gym.
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