The fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has disappeared from the news cycle, but Malaysian police have announced that the reconstruction of data from the pilot's flight simulator suggests that he flew it into the southern Indian Ocean and may have landed it on a runway on a small island.
If this is true, then that plane is almost certainly in the hands of well financed terrorists and represents a peril of epic proportions. Given the range of a 777--especially on that has been stripped of its seats and fitted with an atomic weapon that would be much lighter than a load of passengers, luggage and cabin equipment--the plane could reach almost any American city from a runway in central Asia or Pakistan.
There has now been enough time for the plane to have been refitted, repainted in the livery of another airline, and loaded with an atomic bomb. Such weapons would be readily available from any number of sources, including North Korea, Russia, Pakistan and conceivably Iran, in addition to off-the-grid sources.
There are a sufficient number of parties out there at this point willing to let the US take an atomic hit that it would not be difficult to carry this out. Russia would like nothing better than to see the US thrown into chaos, so that it could re-establish its empire in eastern Europe. The motives of North Korea and Iran need not even been detailed. The Pakistani intelligence authority, the ONI, bears an extraordinary grudge against the US for the Osama bin Laden raid. In addition, the entire Sunni community around the work perceives the US as favoring the Shiites because of our continued support of the Nuri al Malaki regime in Iraq. The Saudis and the Gulf States live in terror of Iraq becoming an Iranian client state and would like nothing better than to see the US become unable to continue its support of this hated regime.
Admittedly, not all of these parties have parallel interests, but they are all convergent, and that is why the danger is so great. If the plane is not at the bottom of the ocean somewhere, then it is almost certainly in the hands of terrorists, even terrorists working in part within the US military and intelligence apparatus and government.
As I have said before, the three prime target cities are Washington, New York and Los Angeles, in that order. Washington is absolute number one, New York second, and LA a distant third.
My book Critical Mass, a highly researched novel about nuclear terrorism, received practically no reviews. It disappeared without a trace. But it pointed to a very real danger, and since its publication, that danger has only grown.
If Washington is destroyed, the American Republic will fail. What will befall the US and the world is anybody's guess, but it will be a catastrophe of incredible proportions that will lead, in the end, to the suffering and death of billions, and the ruin of the western way of life. The reason is that far too much power has been concentrated in that single place. It is a target too tempting to ignore, and I am very much afraid that the means to destroy it may be at hand.
In the story linked here, the fact that the pilot was aiming toward some island is little remarked, but it is terribly important. I can only hope that America's intelligence community is not asleep at the switch--or worse, intentionally letting this happen, due to the fact that it's riddled with traitors. I am not in a position to know.
I continue to hope that the plane's tragedy ended in the ocean. I fear that it did not.
To read the article that has sparked my concerns, click here.