fox The Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished nearly two weeks ago was already 12 minutes into its diverted course when the plane’s co-pilot calmly told air traffic controllers that things were “all right,” former FAA spokesman Scott Brenner said Tuesday on “The Kelly File.” Those of you who know Fox is an awful biased news source can ignore this.
Reuters If the Uighurs still want people to think they’re not religious terrorists, somebody forgot to tell Abdullah Mansour, leader of the rebel Turkestan Islamic Party who “vows revenge on China” from his hideout in Pakistan where eloquently stated “China is not only our enemy, but it is the enemy of all Muslims … We have plans for many attacks in China”. The Uighurs or other two-bit terrorist gangs might not be sophisticated enough to hijack a 777, but they might have powerful nation-state patrons who do have agents with the technical capability to capture drones or airliners and strike back at one of many “Satans”.
Somali Air Pirates? Malaysia lied about MH370; plane may be in Somalia or Mongolia: official
…anonymous air force official told Chinese web portal Tencent ..Malaysian military knew very well that the plane they were tracking on radar was flight MH370 ..Though they had known this all along, Malaysian authorities did not reveal this crucial information until March 15, a week after the plane’s disappearance, the official said.
Another Malaysian air force official told Tencent that flight MH370 could have flown west as far as Somalia or north past Thailand and Myanmar to the southern part of Mongolia. The chosen flight path would have been close to the borders of several countries, where radar detection is relatively weak, the official added…both Somalia and southern Mongolia are places that do not require government permission to perform a landing. Somalia is effectively in a state of anarchy due to civil war, while Mongolia has several secret airports providing safe landing strips for smugglers, the official added.
3/9 wantchinatimes ‘Chinese Martyrs’ Brigade’ claims responsibility for flight MH370 The claims are considered to be a dubious hoax, and gives no details on how they crashed the plane as there is no evidence that plane has even crashed so far. China dismissed claims by Uyghurs that they bombed a bus, and the US has dismissed a claim by the Taliban in Pakistan that Jiverly Wong was sent to shoot people in New Jersey in revenge for drone strikes. But it does give clues to what sort of groups, including Uyghur supporters could be motivated for such an airliner attack.
A group that calls itself the Chinese Martyrs’ Brigade has claimed responsibility for crashing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which remains missing after losing contact with ground control at 1:20am on Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The previously unheard-of group sent a PDF statement to various journalists in China on March 9, saying, “You kill one of our clan, we will kill 100 of you as payback.” The group asserts two motives for the alleged terrorist attack. The first is to retaliate against the Malaysian government for “cruel persecution,” though no further details were provided. The second is to respond to the Chinese government for its persecution of the Uyghur ethnic minority, which has been blamed by Beijing for a slate of terror attacks in the last few years… Brigade denies being a terrorist organization and refers to those who carried out the attack as voluntary “freedom fighters.”
wantchinatimes (Taiwan) The United States may have told Boeing and Rolls Royce to keep mum on data to avoid tipping China off to US intelligence capabilities. A pictures shows the brand new Boeing P-8 patrol jet that is based on the 737 jetliner that is involved in the search.
The United States could be withholding information in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 out of fears that military or technological secrets could be leaked to China, reports iFeng, the website of Hong Kong’s Phoenix Television….Chinese military expert Zhang Zhaozhong says the US may have already independently initiated their own investigation into the missing plane and will likely be the ones to solve the mystery in the end
Reuters After the alleged Uighur train station attack, China announced that they will side with the Afghanistan government to fight “terrorists” as they are worried that Islamist militants will get out of hand once the US troops pull out. Siding against the Taliban would be yet another reason for the non-existent “War of Terrorism” to target China after the Uighur issue, there is at least one Islamic website that declared that “Satanic China” forces killed 14 Muslim Uyghurs.
BBC among 10 theories,
2. Flew to Kazakhstan The Central Asian republic is at the far end of the northern search corridor, so the plane could hypothetically have landed there. [This is part of the great swath of Turkic peoples, and that medal winning figure skater]
4. Taklamakan Desert, north-west China: There has been speculation on forums that the plane could have been commandeered by China’s Uighur Muslim separatists. Out of the plane’s 239 passengers, 153 were Chinese citizens. One possible destination in this theory would be China’s Taklamakan Desert. The region – described by Encyclopaedia Britannica as a “great desert of Central Asia and one of the largest sandy deserts in the world” – has no shortage of space far from prying eyes. The BBC’s Jonah Fisher tweeted on 15 March: “Being briefed by Malaysia officials they believe most likely location for MH370 is on land somewhere near Chinese/Kyrgyz border.” But again, this theory rests on an extraordinary run through the radar systems of several countries.
Sydney Morning Herald Residents of the Maldives, far south of India halfway to Africa say they saw jet painted like the Malaysia airlines jet, but Maldives officials discounted it saying “we didn’t see anything” on the radar.
“It was about 6:30 in the morning, I heard a loud noise and went out to see what it was,” Adam Saeed, a teacher at Kudahuvadhoo school, told the Maldives news website Minivan News.“I saw a flight flying very low and it had a red straight line in the middle of it. The flight was travelling north-west to south-east,” he said.
Let’s hope Somalia’s Al Shabab and pirates don’t have this plane.
ABCNews The Malaysia pilot evidently deleted a lot of files from his flight simulator that might have told us what he was up to, or destinations he might have practiced his disappearing act. That sounds a bit like acts-like but not-a-terrorist Adam Lanza destroying his hard drive so that police would not figure out he was looking up ways to kill lots of people, or the Massachusetts student who broke his phone to hide is real motives or who might have told him to kill / assassinate his teacher.
Seattle Times After the Brooklyn family hacking and the Snowplow murderer, the Texas car Rampage kills a third and asian victim: “Sandy Thuy Le, 26, died from the injuries she sustained when she was run over outside The Mohawk music club” Rashad Owens said he was afraid that police might discover he was drunk, so instead he deliberately crashed through a barricade and accelerated his car into a crowd just like that “US state Department still doesn’t think they were terrorists” Uighur Tiananmen square family and “unknown motive” Venice Beach man so that he wouldn’t get into trouble. Or maybe that was just an excuse and the whole point was run through a crowd and blame it on a police chase, since nobody ever figures out why people really do things like this. So far, no one has even speculated if this is something you might expect to find in one of Al Qeda’s Inspire DIY terrorism-without -anybody-suspecting-it magazine issues, since a man with a name of Rashad according to the new FBI guidelines cannot be investigated if he could be a member of any demographic prone to terrorism.
fox The escape-route waypoint was evidently already entered into the computer as an alternate route by computer before they started. The revelation lends more credence to a theory by investigators searching for the jet that the Boeing 777 was deliberately diverted
nytimes: China wants to suppress any “eruption of anger toward ethnic Uighurs, whom some ethnic Han are accusing, without evidence, of a terrorist act”. Instead of running a front page article, the government press buried it in mentioning condolences from Germany, and there was huge outrage when people guessed that the only name that was blacked out of a passenger list turned out to be the lone Uyghur passenger.
NPR Yellow Skinned Banana Man Guide Dog: For those who missed it, China evidently didn’t like the way outgoing ambassador Gary Locke made the ruling class look like jerks by merely being photographed carrying his own baggage and ordering his own coffee in western imperialist Starbucks style. Yes, banana is derogatory, but only mildly so by Chinese immigrants and nationals who are jealous of people who look like who don’t speak English with a horrendous accent and know that Richard Petty was a NASCAR driver.
NPR’s Anthony Kuhn reported Friday for our Newscast unit about an opinion piece in China News, a Chinese state media outlet, that called Locke, the outgoing U.S. ambassador, a “‘yellow-skinned, white-hearted banana man,’ whose Chinese ancestors would have kicked him out of the house, had they known about his future career.”
“The piece lambasted him for carrying his own backpack and buying his own coffee in what it described as a ploy to embarrass less frugal Chinese officials.
“It also called him the ‘guide dog’ of Chinese blind activist Chen Guangchen, whose exodus to the U.S. was a sensitive episode in Locke’s tenure.
“The piece finally observed that Beijing’s choking smog seemed to arrive with Locke, and depart with him, too.”
HotAir Video: Stewart shreds Obama’s donor picks for ambassadorships POSTED AT 5:21 PM ON FEBRUARY 13, 2014 BY ERIKA JOHNSEN
Historically, there is a pretty rich tradition of presidents picking well-connected and well-monied friends and donors who fancy a career change for the most glamorous ambassadorships, and indeed, for a while at least, it wasn’t necessarily the worst system ever created. The idea was that certain countries might actually prefer someone who has the president’s direct ear rather than a career diplomat — but does President Obama really evenknow these guys in a useful way? The record fundraising level of his reelection campaign created quite the jockeying for position among his many mega-donors, and it definitely looks like the system has gotten more shady and transactional than ever under his leadership. By a long shot.
The UK Independent has been told some investigators think the jet landed somewhere in the Al Qaeda dominated area between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Lignet says Boeing also thinks it’s in Pakistan. One blogger looked at air routes and figured out MH370 could have hitched a ride and surfed in the shadow of a spain-bound plane that flew over Afghanistan out of sight of radar which could explain how a plane could be flown into the heartland of Islamist terrorists. The top 9-11 truther site Infowars which usually blames our own government for things most people think are done by Sunni or Shia terrorists this time posts this by Mike Adams on 3/15
the “vanished” Boeing 777 may also be in a hanger in Iran right now, being retrofitted with nuclear weapons and turned into a suicide bomb to be deployed over a major city in the Middle East. there appears to be a possible link with Iran in all this, and the Iranian government leadership has reportedly said it wishes to see Israel wiped off the map. The elaborate nature of this aircraft piracy, if indeed this is the true explanation, also smacks of state-sponsored involvement. This is not the kind of operation that can be pulled off by a couple of yahoos trying to score some quick cash.
Veterans Today is about the only thing wackier than Infowars, and Michael Shrimpton claims a Chinese Kilo-class submarine surfaced and launched a copy of an Iran-supplied AIM-54 Phoenix missile and “murdered” the airliner full of Chinese passengers for no reason at all, which was promptly attacked by a US ship. He blames everything on some wierd “DVD” post-war Nazi cult. This is a pure fantasy as only Soviet subs have small stinger-class “manpad” air defence missles in case they get caught on the surface by a helicopter. It takes much larger Patriot-sized missiles on a destroyer to take down an airliner at altitude, the old AIM-54 only works with the F-14 AWG-9 radar, it won’t work from the surface.
Slate likes Anwar Ibrahim as they described it: If anything, Shah is guilty of supporting “a nonviolent man who supports a pluralistic and democratic Malaysia.” So does the Malaysia Chronicle which writes: the government-controlled media have been trying to spread ‘propaganda’, painting the pilot Capt Zaharie Ahamad Shah as a political zealot obsessed with Anwar, and insinuating that he held a motive for crashing the Boeing 777 and that was to protest the controversial guilty verdict delivered against Anwar ..”
Fox: The theory that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was hijacked and diverted — possibly to Indonesia — to be used as a “weapon” in a future attack gained traction Monday from the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
NY Times: 220 Are Detained in Raid on a Thai Jungle Camp Those arrested are thought to be Uighurs, a Turkic people from western China who have suffered repression from the ethnic Han who rule China. Remember those passports were stolen from Thailand? No possible connection to terrorists since we know that’s just codewords for human rights violations.
CNN is test flying their simulator 777 like the B-52 in Dr. Strangelove 5,000 ft over mountains at night to some mysterious landing spot in Central Asia. US B-52 and B-1 bomber crews train for this, but they have terrain following radar and night vision goggles and video, which these pilots supposedly did not have, and nobody’s tested flying a plane like this in real life because it’s too hard on airliner whose job is to cruise at 40,000, not jink between mountains at 4,000 ft. It would be interesting to see if anybody in Malaysia ordered NVGs from ebay recently. The cold war era B-52 was designed to cruise at high altitude, but was adapted for low-level flying after the Soviets introduced SA-2 high altitude missiles and radar. A wide-body 777 punches a much bigger hole in the air, but could be flown pretty much the same way as the 9/11 attacks were also flown at low altitude by planes with their transponders switched off.
The Malaysia Mail reports unnamed investigators think the 777 pilots flew as low as 5,000 ft over terrain, and over the Bay of Bengal between India and Malaysia. Flying the plane into the Bay of Bengal would be quitting while they are ahead in baffling the world. It seems that you wouldn’t fly this beast like a bomber over terrain unless you were either trying to land it for future use, or prove that if terrorists that got control of a big airliner with the range, performance and payload of a B-52 could not just fly into a building, but use it deliver any kind of weapon undetected anywhere in the world and scare everybody. Only the United States and Russia have intercontinental bombers like the B-52 and Blackjack. China, Iran and North Korea only have medium range Su-24 Fencer and Badger-class fighters or bombers which teach the edges of Asia or the middle east but everybody has long range airliners. The paper also reported it looks like the data transmission system was switched off by one crew member as the pilot signed off, and the informal radio transmission Actually the crew would have to look up the right circuit breaker to power it off as it doesn’t even have an off switch, and google won’t tell you which one it is either. The informal “good night” was also against standard radio procedures, which would have called for him to read back instructions for contacting the next control center and include the aircraft’s call sign
therebel:, nodisinfo Chinese netizens should be outraged and complaining to US authorities at what appears to be some sort of brutally insensitive psychological warfare attack against China from American websites. For those who are into the Sandy Hook / 9-11/ Boston Bombings /Kenya mall / everything -is-a-hoax crowd, there is this 9/11-truther-style denial of the obvious: It is clearly a hoax. There was no such jetliner which disappeared. There were no passengers gone missing. Regarding the relatives of such passengers there are none, only crisis actors, mere fakes, playing the role of people in grief. Perhaps it would be easier to figure out who is behind this than to find the missing jetliner in the unlikely case that somebody that DOES know where it is wants you to think it is someplace else.
Therebel.org called Anwar Ibrahim a “champion of democracy”. Their website promotes human rights activists like David Duke who support diversity and carries unbiased news stories from Al-Manar and PressTV. The paper about the Zionist Assault on the American Republic and the Nation of Iran presented at the American Free Press conference in Austin, Texas will give you a good idea of where their political compass points.
Leuren Moret, that Fukushima radiation “expert” that blames the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster on a CIA HAARP attack by the CIA believes the plane was shot down by that new US Navy laser beam. Iran’s PressTV has recognized Moret as a scientific expert who tells the “truth about nuclear pollution being used for depopulation by the Zionist Anglo American Economic Empire”. You be the judge if this is information or disinformation, and if so, who she is trying to help or hinder.
tundratabloids.com shows the pilot with a “Democracy is Dead” T-shirt showing he cared about “Democracy”, probably of the Anwar Ibrahim variety.
Fox: New York GOP Sen. Peter King expressed frustration Sunday about the investigation into the disappearance of a commercial Malaysian airliner, suggesting the Malaysia government is not cooperating and that U.S. authorities must get more involved in what appear to be an international crime.
There was already a known plot by Malaysians to hijack a plane Newsmax: the British Sunday Telegraph reported that Saajid Muhammad Badat, a British-born al-Qaida informant, told authorities in court last week that he was aware of a long-standing plot by a group of Malaysians — one of whom reportedly was a pilot — to hijack an airliner. ..he once supplied the cell with a shoe bomb and that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, now being held in Guantánamo, was the plot’s original organizer… Badat, who is in hiding, said that he had met the Malaysian jihadists – one of whom was a pilot – in Afghanistan and given them a shoe bomb to use to take control of an aircraft. Badat said: “I gave one of my shoes to the Malaysians. I think it was to access the cockpit.”
USA TODAY: Pilot of missing jet was ‘political activist’…”He is a political activist, yes. And yes, he was in court for Anwar’s trial and he is our strong supporter, but that does not make him a terrorist,” …follows revelations Saturday that someone aboard the jet made a series of highly technical actions to deliberately hide the plane from modern detection systems
NBC News :it is possible to easily turn off the transponder and ACAR systems, but only if you know where to look. The transponder switch is located in the cockpit, and the ACAR system is located on the lower level of the plane, said Tom Casey, a retired airline pilot who used to fly the giant Boeing 777…“We pilots never go down there,” Casey told NBC News. But a passenger could demand that a pilot shut the apparatus down, “and he would be able to confirm it because the system would go blank.”… [looking are more than pilots because if somebody asked them to disable ACAR and transponder but maybe did not know about other satellite systems]
… plane transmitted “raw satellite data” nearly seven hours after it lost touch with controllers on the ground, Razak said Saturday. This type of data doesn’t reveal the exact location where the plane last lost contact,
The Mirror in UK asks “Did pilot hijack missing plane HIMSELF in anti-government protest? Fears over Captain Shah’s links to Malaysian opposition”….
Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a fervent supporter of his country’s opposition leader who was jailed for homosexuality – illegal in Malaysia – only hours before flight MH370 vanished with 239 passengers and crew on board, the Sunday Mirror can reveal…And in a new twist, it emerged that the pilot’s wife and three children moved out of the family’s home the day before the plane’s disappearance.
If you check out Anwar Ibrahim who was evidently Shah’s political compass on Wikipedia, on the one hand he is an award-winning moderate Muslim for democracy who wrote pieces like “Who Hijacked Islam” for Time magazine. But Jewish organizations were upset about remarks about Zionists and “nasty Jews” and conspiracy theories that when Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2010 decided to cut off oil supplies to an Iran, Ibrahim condemned action against the Islamic Republic, blaming Jews for manipulating Malaysia for the United States and murdering “Muslims in Palestine”, declaring that ““Our policy on Iran shows how weak we are.”
B’nai B’rith International condemned Anwar in a letter to the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, claiming that Anwar was a “purveyor of anti-Jewish hatred”, but they’re probably some kind of Zionist Islamophobes. DiscoverTheNetworks which profiles people they think are dangerous Islamists and terrorists notes that Ibrahim was co-founder of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a group affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood which the Obama administration supported in electing Morsi to power in Egypt. Ibrahim also supports Sharia was a way to harmonize laws with Islamic beliefs. He was a follower of Sayyid Qutb who promoted the Islamic fundamentalist tenets and principles as enshrined in the Quran and the Sunnah. In 1981 he joined the ruling UNMO party which managed diversity by strengthening the rights of Malay-Muslim rule over Chinese and other minority ethnic groups who taking an unfair share of education, business opportunities and high paying jobs. In 2005, Dr. Ahmad Totonji co-founder of a Islamic charity with ties to al Qaeda –praised Ibrahim’s efforts to promote Islamic rule.
Who could possibly suspect problems from a pilot was an obsessive fan of an anti-American anti-semitic conspiracy theorist who opposes Iran sanctions and supports the same Palestine Liberation movement whose innovations in the use of bombs, guns and box cutters in air travel made modern airport security what it is today? And who would be worried that Ibrahim wrote a op-ed supporting the cause of the six Uyghurs seeking asylum in 2011 and 2012 who were expelled from Malaysia just because they were attempting to leave Malaysia using false passports. When the plane first went missing, there was speculation about Uighurs “This is not being ruled out. We have sent back Uighurs who had false passports before. It is too early to say whether there is a link”. Of course, now that the mystery people seeking asylum using stolen passports were just Iranians visiting their mother, we can safely rule out any Uighur or Iranian or any sort of militant Islamist involvement in this incident.
The Malaysia Chronicle now reveals that an official admits that tapes show that Malaysian radar clearly showed the missing 777 flying by, but for some reason, nobody noticed or if they did they did not notify anybody to scramble fighters which could have quickly caught up with the airline before it vanished beyond radar range. It remains a total mystery as nobody can think of even one terrorist state with a track record of supporting terrorism out there that has the support of some Malaysian, and has the motive and sophistication to turn off all communications systems and sneak by Malaysian radar and promote dozens of outlandish conspiracy theories blaming the US and the Mossad, UFOs or the Illuminati.
Saturday 3/15 Now they say the last single reading they got from a satellite put it somewhere in an arc reaching into Central Asia, roughly the center of gravity for the swath of Turkish peoples like the Uighurs from Turkey to Siberia including Xinjiang and Kazakstan. The last signal indicates the 777 was apparently flying for 7 1/2 hours after losing contact suggesting it might have been gassed up to fly even farther than Beijing, perhaps by insiders in Malaysia. The official range of the ER variant is 7,825 nautical miles on a 15 hour flight. It took a week for authorities to finally admit the obvious, bad people had done something to the airplane, and it didn’t just crash or disappear when they lost contact with it. CNN finally mentioned the Xinjiang flight where a gang of Uyghur men were beaten by passengers before they could break into the pilot cockpit, which might be on scenario of what happened on the Malysian flight. They finally did search the pilot’s home.
Now it seems that the innocent Iranians on fake passports took an awfully odd route as they started in Tehran to Malaysia to get a flight to Beijing to Amsterdam to Germany instead of a more direct route with a valid passport which you can easily book online for about $1000 instead of dealing with your local mysterious Thailand Iranian ticket agent. One conspiracy theory is that the Mossad hired Iranians to pin blame on innocent Iran, and one Iranian lawmaker believes the US kidnapped the plane and passengers. One disinformation theory suggests that conspiracy theories are not just insane, but can be used to easily identify the suspects who really did it if they are trying to convince you of the opposite of the truth, and the NSA doesn’t need hack anybody’s phone to see what conspiracy sites are shouting all over the internet. Iran of course has to be ruled out since it isn’t at currently at war or threatened anybody with war, and hasn’t attacked anybody besides Saddam and “never supported suicide bombers and terrorists who kill civilians” in the eyes of those who know that the United States and Israel are the real “terrorist states”.
Friday 3/14 The latest word on the missing Malaysia airliner a week after it vanished is that there are radar tracks and “pings” from the airplane systems that indicate it was flying for up to 4 hours after it was lost, and it appeared to be flying along known “waypoints” before Malaysian radar caught it briefly before it was headed into the Indian ocean. As of friday, there are questions if a stash of laptop batteries could have brought down the flight.
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Other Unexplainable Events
- In Changsha China, there is another stabbing, but it has nothing to with the train station attack or politics. This was just a scuffle when employees at Uighur-style bakery started fighting each other or a customer, so Time says it’s highly unlikely it’s another Uighur terrorist strike. It’s probably more like random mall and store, school, hospital, government building, stadium, park or workplace violence we have in the US when a shooter who may or may not be from a mideast or Asian or East European origin dresses like a commando and shoots people or drives a car into a Walmart on Easter and starts hitting people, or drives into propane takes at a K-mart for no reason at all since there is never any connection to terrorism in those incidents either. It’s only in Kenya, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan, Afghanistan or Mumbai or Nigeria when they have explosives and multiple people with guns shouting out their political and religious views that count as terrorism.
- Something like $600,000 was stolen from Joel Osteen’s Lakewood church over the weekend, which seems more like a politically motivated attack on a church that is much-hated by various anti-Christian groups. On some board, the majority of comments condemned the “con artist” church, not the ninja robbers who somehow broke in and got access to what should have been a well-secured safe. About the same time, the Catholic Seattle archdiocese reported that someone evidently stole numbers from a volunteer database and was filing false tax returns.
- In Federal Way near Seattle on February 28, a woman snuck into truck with 2 kids inside and drove it away with the kids. She stopped near a golf course where she opened her way into another car and started punching a pregnant woman before the cops took her away. On wednesday in Colorado, Ryan Stone did a more dramatic version of the same attack when he hijacked a SUV outside a gas station, ramming another car, getting out and stealing another car as he was filmed by a helicopter. For somebody that watches Fast and Furious and Batman movies, it might look like the same person had scripted both events, but of course it is impossible they could be connected. Either one looks more like somebody on a mission to commit mayhem than the usual person who forgot to take their meds that day.
- On March 3, one Phoenix police officer was killed and another was killed by a fugitive who crashed into several cars before engaging police in a gun battle. That same day, middle school teacher Laurie Patton was found dead after her South Carolina hotel room exploded and burned as the suspect who was a former student was arrested driving her car 30 in a 70 zone. The next day a mother vanishes going out for her baby’s medicine. On March 5, somebody evidently poured gasoline down a hallway to burn down an apartment complex in Detroit. On Sunday, two men Dalai B. Idd and Kamal E. Magadin were arrested after they attacked a man at a Minneapolis suburb health club and a randomly chosen home.
- 8 people are confirmed dead after a gas explosion collapsed two apartment buildings in what appears to be a smaller accidental version of the Oklahoma City federal building bombing. Large apartment buildings have also blown up in large gas explosions in France and Ukraine, also blamed on crumbling infrastructure
- March 13 Rashad Charjuan Owens fled from a traffic stop and mowed down a concert crowd in Texas killing two and injuring 23 in what police believe was a deliberate rampage. Police have no motive, though it is interesting that the Beijing jeep attack which involved a jihad-happy family mowing down Chinese people on the other side of the planet was completely unrelated to this “deliberate accident”, and the hacking of a British soldier in the name of jihad after he was run over also gives us no clue as to why somebody would run people over in this part of the world.