President Obama is sending 275 back to Iraq to protect the embassy and American personnel from ISIS insurgents. [Read more...]
The public is rightly horrified by the kidnapping of some 276 Nigerian high school girls by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, which has announced its plans to sell them as sex slaves. Missing from many of the news stories is that most of the girls are Christians (the majority of whom are members of the Christian Brethren church) and that the attacks are in the context of Boko Haram’s anti-Christian crusade. [Read more...]
The plot thickens in the mystery of the missing Boeing 777. After the transponder went silent, automatic signals from the plane’s engines kept functioning for several more hours, revealing abrupt changes in course and altitude. Then those shut off, but the satellite that receives the data kept its “handshake” with the plane. That, plus a couple of possible radar sightings from the Malaysian military suggest the plane may have stayed in the air for 7 hours.
Investigators are now saying that all of this can only be accounted for by “deliberate action” from the cockpit. That means the plane was hijacked or stolen by a crew member. There are countless little islands with WWII-era landing fields that could hide the plane. This means that someone has 239 hostages, if they are still alive. And that someone has a massive flying weapon.
UPDATE: The pilot is looking really suspicious.
On Saturday, Malaysian Airlines flight 370, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers, just vanished. As of right now, no one has found any debris. An oil slick that was slighted turned out to be ship fuel. The sea is shallow. But still, nothing.
Terrorism is an obvious explanation. Four passengers were carrying stolen passports. They have been identified as Iranians, but sources say they were using the passports in an immigration scheme, not terrorism. But who knows? Some suspect a missile attack, possibly from North Korea. But satellite surveillance detected no explosion. Some are saying the plane was just stolen, to be used in a later 9-11 style attack.
Surely the intense searching will find something soon. But right now, it’s a mystery. [Read more...]