Monday, March 17, 2014

Mystery Plane - Where in the World is Flight MH370

Monday, March 17th, 2014

My Dear America:

Today begins another week in which we the people of the world continue to look with fascination at what happened to the formerly routine flight from Koala Lampur, Malaysia to Beijing, China.

As the clues have piled up over the last week the news looks weirder and weirder and the consequences of what is up with this Mystery Plane become tougher to figure out and understand.

At first it was thought that the mystery of Flight MH370 would be easily solved in figuring that the plane sank for some unknown reason in the South China Sea between Malaysia and Vietnam.  

But things have not turned out to be quite that simple.  As more and more aviation experts from more and more countries became involved with the investigation it was discovered that after the Transponders shut off and the plane could no longer be tracked easily it became apparent from other methods of tracking that right after the Transponders were apparently turned off by someone on the plane the direction that the plane was flying changed course and headed out in an entirely different direction.  

Most experts now seem to agree that someone on the plane, possibly the pilot or co pilot, physically turned off the transponders and manually changed the course of the aircraft.  Now, experts and non experts seem to agree that this odd behavior on the part of this aircraft may very well be sinister, or at the very least worrisome.

I certainly do not think of myself as an expert on air travel but it occurs to me that some aspects of this continuing aviation mystery sound ominous, indeed.  
Where is this plane, we ask.  Did it disappear into some distant ocean?  Did it get taken by aliens.  Or did it get taken by aliens of a different stripe, terrorists possibly, who may be planning to fly the plane into some long distance target like the 9/11 hijackers did.  The best and brightest of our aircraft experts continue to look for clues and for answers to this high flying mystery.  

Hopefully we will find out the answers to this modern day mystery soon.  As Agent Mulder used to say on "The X Files," "The truth is out there."  Hopefully we will find that truth in time to keep another high flying airliner bomb from blowing up something else up in America or elsewhere.  

I would certainly hope that we find the Malaysian airliner landed on some deserted island with a home made landing strip and that the passengers are hungry but otherwise healthy and alright.  That would be wonderful to have this aviation nightmare end like that but I would be very surprised if it does end like that.

I can be hopeful, though, and will try to be just that until there is good reason to be less than hopeful.

Sincerely Yours

Jerry Gallagher

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hillary Clinton's History Lesson

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

My Dear America:

"These are the times that try men's souls," a Great American once said.

"I can't believe we're on the Eve of Destruction," another Great American once said.

"Why don't these destructive Republican Windbags just shut up," I say.

I am talking about John McCain and Lindsay Graham, among other Whiners.

Don't these people have any common sense.  We are possibly on the brink of a situation which could destroy the world in the blink of an eye and all these people can do is find fault with President Obama and harken back to Benghazi.

I've got news for you, Foxholes.  We are Waaay Past Benghazi at this point in time and it is about time for those people who have made their reputations and their money by riding the back of the President of the United States to get off his back and get behind him as he tries to deal sensibly with possibly the most dangerous individual in the world.  It is time for Republicans to realize that this political nonsensical game of "Hate the President" that they are playing is just what Vladimir Putin needs to succeed in his attempt to annex the Ukraine.  As long as Republicans tie the President up in their ridiculous political game of "Loudest Fool Of The Week" Putin will be not only taking advantage of the President but he will be walking all over all of us.   

Hillary Clinton said it best when she compared what Putin is doing to what Hitler did during World War II.  Clearly Putin is using the same excuses to invade Crimea that Hitler did to invade nearly all of Europe.  I am tired of people trashing Hillary for saying something that was absolutely true when she found Putin's actions eerily similar to Hitler's.

We are clearly in a dangerous and truly life or death situation in the Ukraine and whether people like or don't like President Obama if they are American citizen's it is time to recognize that the President's choices are limited.  Now is not the time to be finding fault with him as he tries to keep this extremely dangerous situation from getting completely out of control.

Those Warmongers who drumbeat for Military action need to wake up to reality.  We are living in the Nuclear Age and if we aren't careful here we could truly be living on the Eve of Destruction.  The consequences of foolhardy actions by anyone in power at this point in time could very well be the end of all of us.  So Please let the President do his extremely difficult job while trying to make the best of this Very Very Bad Situation.

Sincerely Yours

Jerry Gallagher