Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Questions Still Flying - Randi Rhodes

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Another day and still no sign of that missing Malaysian airliner. The only thing we know for sure at this point? Anything the Malaysian government says will be reversed by them within 24 hours.

Radar data from Thailand now seems to confirm that the plane definitely made a sharp left turn to the West. That information has the added benefit of not being from anybody involved with the Malaysian authorities. The more we learn about how corrupt and screwy the Malaysian government is, the less bizarre this whole scenario seems. I’m surprised more things aren’t mysteriously disappearing from Malaysia - or that there aren’t yetis chasing chupacabras through the streets of Kuala Lumpur.

Retired Air Force General Thomas McInerney said that the plane could be hidden in a hangar in Taliban-controlled areas of Pakistan, waiting to be used in a terrorist attack. Of course, he said it to Steve Doocy on Fox - but it still could be true. They do get things right on Fox once in a while.

There are even more questions. Why were there no cellphone calls from passengers on the flight, especially after it veered off course? The plane may have been too high for passengers to make calls. And when it climbed to 45,000 feet, it may have been too high for passengers to survive - which may be why the plane went that high.

Thanks to the mystery of the vanished plane, ratings for CNN have skyrocketed past Fox News. When people need real breaking news, they go to CNN. Even Fox's own people go to CNN for real news. They go to Fox News when they need to have incorrect opinions reinforced. Sure, a lot of what CNN is reporting is pure speculation, but unlike Fox News, that speculation won’t include speculation that this is all President Obama’s fault.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin today annexed Crimea to Russia. It looks like Putin is trying to slowly reassemble the old Soviet Union. And at this point, the best we can do is hope that it’s "slowly." Russia felt that the Western powers had left them cornered. Well, Putin just made their corner a little bit bigger.

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