Friday, November 6, 2015

A Bomb, Really?

So the same U.S. Intelligence resources that have been used to mislead us about one thing and another for years discovers that a plane coming apart at high altitude may have been bombed.

That was my first thought when I heard the news report last week.  Even the proverbial "poorly maintained" Russian aircraft would normally have crashed.  Manpads won't take out planes at an altitude of 30,000 feet.  There was a probably a bomb on board -- just as a bomb is a much more likely cause for the mid-air explosion of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 than some spark in a fuel tank.

Sometimes the feds feel like blaming terrorists; sometimes they don't. 

At this point, my default mode is to assume I am being lied to and manipulated.

Maybe ISIS or some of their Muslim Brotherhood fellow travelers in Egypt decided to retaliate against the Russians for their intervention in Syria.  Maybe the CIA did it themselves. 

The point is that these days it is wise to be wary of any official explanations of anything. 

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."

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