I remain extremely concerned that Flight 370 is not being found. I worry that the reason is that it isn’t in the Indian Ocean at all, and that the pings that are being heard there are due to some other factor, or even that they are being generated by bogus devices planted by a highly organized and capable terrorist group. And certainly, if such a group hijacked this flight, they are very, very capable.
Such capabilities could have been provided by support from within organizations like Pakistani Intelligence, or, in fact, from any intelligence organization or military that might be inclined to do something to really give the United States a beating.
Russia, Iran, Syria, North Korea and elements of the Chinese military that are not entirely under the control of the central government all have ambitions to dislodge the US as the world’s only superpower. Motives vary. Iran has a religious motive. Syria wishes to survive. North Korea is a paranoid state. China seeks to replace the old Japanese Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere from World War II with Asian domination of its own. Russia is a criminal enterprise and wants to establish its kleptocracy in the sphere of the old Soviet Union.
There is also the possibility that there are disloyal elements within the American system which seek to continue to undermine our democracy with an intensification of the repressive measures that were initiated after 911. If an atomic bomb was detonated over an American city, a military dictatorship would follow, in the form of martial law. There are elements in this country, and in this world, who very much want to see human freedom–what remains of it–come to an end.
All of these elements, in different ways, serve entropy. In seeking their evil dreams, they drive mankind in the direction of destruction, death and finally, silence and the dark. It’s where Hitler was going, where Putin is going, where the Iranians and other Islamists are going, where the greedy nihilists of North Korea and Syria are going, and where every other monster that the human species has produced (all too many!) has gone or is going.
My great concern is that nobody is apparently looking for this plane except in the Indian Ocean. Meanwhile, with a few modifications, it can be made to carry a 10,000 pound nuclear weapon a distance of 12,000 miles. This is enough for it to reach essentially any major world city from Pakistan, as we have pointed out on this site before. This means that all the great cities of Europe and the US are under threat, and there is simply no question that there is enough nuclear material around to fashion a powerful bomb, or a bomb could be provided by the Pakistanis or the Russians, and both elements of Pakistani intelligence, and Putin, would be happy to do so if they thought there was no risk of detection.
Additionally, as long as Russian radars didn’t pick it up, the plane could reach US airspace before its presence was even known. Then US air traffic control would have just a few minutes to identify it and risk a shootdown–which, in fact, would not happen.
I believe that Putin would willingly let such a plane cross Russian territory without interference, then claim that their radars didn’t pick it up. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he wasn’t behind such a plot, and hadn’t been from the beginning.
This is a dangerous time, and if western intelligence agencies are not looking for that plane on the ground, that is extremely irresponsible and could well lead to a tragedy of historic proportions.
I think that May 2, which is the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s assassination, might be a very dangerous day for anyone living in a large American city, in Tel Aviv, London, Paris or any number of others. Chief targets: New York and Los Angeles, but, above all, the prize of prizes, Washington DC.
Obama has said that his greatest fear is that Manhattan will be destroyed by a nuclear weapon. I think there is a greater danger: Washington is undoubtedly the prime target.