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Malaysia Mystery Continues

Posted on | March 19, 2014 | 9 Comments

The cable news morning shows were chattering on endlessly today about the missing Malaysian airliner, the volume of discussion evidently being inversely proportional to what is actually known. What we actually know is quite nearly nothing:

More than 10 days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, the investigation has become a full criminal probe, with attention increasingly focused on the flight’s two pilots, given the assessment by experts and officials that whoever disabled the plane’s communication systems and then flew the jet must have had a high degree of technical knowledge and flying experience. . . . .
As further confirmation that someone was still guiding the plane after it disappeared from civilian radar, airline pilots and aviation safety experts said an onboard computer called the flight management system would have to be deliberately programmed in order to follow the pathway taken by the plane as described by Malaysian authorities. . . .
“All right, good night” — Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said Monday that “initial investigations show it was the co-pilot who spoke” those final words from the cockpit to air traffic control. But government officials did not say the speaker’s identity had been confirmed. Officials also revised the timeline for that final message, suggesting that it may have come shortly before the flight’s Aircraft and Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS, was shut off, rather than after. . . .
Police confiscated an elaborate flight simulator that one of the pilots, Zaharie, had built in his home and reassembled it in their offices to study it for clues. Citing a senior police officer with direct knowledge of the investigation, Reuters reported Tuesday that Zaharie’s simulator included programs for runways in the Maldives, Sri Lanka and other Indian Ocean countries, as well as runways in the U.S. and Europe.

So there’s your daily Missing Malaysian Airliner Update, and you can now safely ignore everything the cable news channels are saying about this story for the next 24 hours. They don’t actually know anything about what happened, but they’re under orders from their bosses to discuss this story on an hourly basis anyway.

Tune in tomorrow, when we still won’t know anything.



9 Responses to “Malaysia Mystery Continues”

  1. Barry Soetoro
    March 19th, 2014 @ 8:37 am

    I stole it and I’m using the kidnapped passengers and crew to enhance ACA enrollment numbers! BWA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I WON! Me Barry Soetoro Me Me Me I I I I I

  2. Frankly Bored
    March 19th, 2014 @ 8:45 am

    I have friends living in Malaysia and nothing about the situation is out of the ordinary to them. The Maylay government covers up everything constantly…and not just the bad stuff. Our concept of “news” conflicts with their concept of “mind your own business and move along.”

  3. pabarge
    March 19th, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    This is the one article you want to read about the missing airliner. Follow the link you will find here:

  4. Quartermaster
    March 19th, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    Lew Rockwell posted the same article this morning. It makes sense and, I think, is what to assume until proven otherwise.

  5. Lemuel Vargas
    March 19th, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

    Or maybe their reporting of this 24/7 is just to deflect the attention of the us to the debacle that is the Obama Admin. But then, they (MSM) always to this whenever there is a tragedy so expect this news to slowly fade from the limelight as the days go on.

  6. K-Bob
    March 19th, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

    Erick Erickson is doing a much better job than Ann Coulter at trying to win back conservatives. He found a possible silver lining on the dark cloud of this airliner disaster:

    Erickson: Is Hillary Clinton on the Missing Malaysian Airlines 777?

    (H/T Doug Ross and his Larwyn’s Links feature)

  7. Bob Belvedere
    March 19th, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    The trouble with Little Erick is, even when he’s funny, he’s still a first-class jerk.

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