If you’ve never read the book “Helter Skelter” then you will never know how truly close Charles Manson came to getting away with mass murder. One of the murder weapons was found by a child, turned over to the police by his father, and there it sat until the kid and his father raised hell about it being the murder weapon. The bloody clothes used by the killers were found by a film crew for a local television station. A woman who participated in the murders was originally offered immunity to testify against the others. Law Enforcement didn’t come out of that case looking very good at all. But then again, what were the odds that seven people had been killed by someone as harmless as Manson appeared to be, from a distance? What most people really do not realize is that Manson was never convicted for murdering anyone himself.
So here we have a missing jet liner, a huge thing, with a lot of people onboard, and no one really knows that happened or why. Certainly, we all think, with all the spy satellites and military software and the submarines and the thousands of boats out on the ocean at any given time, someone, somewhere, knows something.
But no one does know.
One of the reasons that I’m pretty sure the plane is where the most recent theories claim it has to be is that it isn’t anywhere it might be. India, Viet Nam, and China are three countries where there is a very high level of paranoia about very large flying objects entering their air space. The military people in their country do not like strange planes sightseeing and let’s face it; who does? I think the odds of a plane that size getting into, or close to, one of those countries without getting picked up on radar is remote. Not impossible, mind you, just damn unlikely.
More unlikely is that someone stole the plane, killed everyone inside, and hopes to use it as a weapon, one day. They might have made it to Thailand or Laos, or even Myanmar but then they would have to have a two mile long runway to land on and to take off from again. They would have to hide the plane and 270 bodies. The region would have to be so remote that no one noticed such activity. Not impossible, mind you, but really, really, unlikely.
So let’s say that the plane was taken by the pilot to the Indian Ocean and landed on the water by the pilot for reasons unknown. That covers why no one saw it, no one spotted the runway, and no bodies have been found. It doesn’t cover why, of course, but what really would?
The idea that a well-trained pilot might decide to murder 270 and kill himself with a plane seems as unlikely as anything else offered, doesn’t it?
So here’s the thing; if a well-trained man can take a plane and use it to murder 270 people and no one have a clue as to what the hell just happened for the better part of a month, so far, what’s keep someone in the military, any military, from opening up on a major city with a 40 millimeter Gatling gun or dropping a five hundred pound bomb on a stadium?
Or releasing a Level Four Virus.
Or a nuke.
What? You didn’t know that a couple of years ago someone, no one knows who, released six nuclear weapons, loaded them on a B-52, and had them flown across the country before anyone else realized they were nukes?
Let that sink it a while.
Mike writes regularly at his site: The Hickory Head Hermit
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