sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, March 16, 2014

MH370 not a mystery

What should we make of this?
(Fox News) There are people (mainly in the US) who are calling for a US investigation into the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.
Let me paint a brief picture, no snark included:

1. If MH370 had gone down on land, loaded with fuel it would have left a debris field and a huge fiery pyre where tens of thousands of aviation fuel burned. There is no debris field, and there is no smoke plume.

2. If MH370 had gone down in the ocean, USGOV would have known within minutes because the acoustic locators would have triggered from multiple Air Flight Recorders (black boxes). The US would not have acknowledged that they knew, but they would have known. The US has invested a lot of money in advanced acoustics. They didn't need to send the USS Kidd, which is one of the oldest US destroyers in commission.

Therefore: The airplane was hijacked. I realize that the dog has been chasing its tail for some time now, but anybody with a lick of sense would have put these pieces together within a very short period of time.

Where did the airplane go?

Not China - because despite what many people think, the Chinese are not lawless like that.

Islamic Republics that are "laws unto themselves": Take your pick, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, etc. The aircraft is worth $350 million. The pilots suffocate the passengers in transit, land in whatever Islamic paradise country they've arranged to land and somebody forks over $50 or $100 million and gets the aircraft for a song. That aircraft can be repainted and fly between Islamic paradise destinations without any international flap. What could be more simple?

That the aircraft was stolen from the most populous Islamic nation in the world is simply a detail. Maybe the Islamic brothers will work it out between themselves. I'm sure the Qur-an has a sura that discusses theft and so forth. The infidel passengers on the flight go to hell and the male Muslims get 72 black-eye'd virgins. 

The End of Chicken Street?

Just about one month ago, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman of the PRC's Central Military Commission. Issued what amounted to an executive order that closed public brothels in China. 

Just about every city in the PRC had a red light district, also known locally in each city as "Chicken Street" where country girls would flock to work as prostitutes.

Westerners visiting many cities in China are frequently nearly mobbed outside of their hotels by aggressive women who ply their trade. Once in Shenzhen, I counted - yes actually counted - 400 prostitutes outside of my nice, American style hotel on the street and grounds. Based on reliable information from friends on the ground, that is no more. To everyone's surprise, the ban on whorehouses in the Chicken Streets remain closed. 

Almost every year in September, prior to the National Day holiday celebration that begins October 1, the police round up a token number of street walkers and they begin to vanish until National Day (which takes place over about a one week period) Celebration has come to a conclusion. This isn't the same thing. 

A friend of mine who owns a factory in China reported that the rumors are true.