Video: Pilot Tells Neil Cavuto Missing Flight “Could Be a 9/11 Style Hijacking 12 Years Later” UPDATE: Malaysian officials say it was hijacked

We’ve passed the point where the idea that something happened to the plane other than it crashed into the ocean, is no longer a wacky conspiracy theory. Although there are plenty of conspiracy theories, some are looking less wacky by the minute.

Via Ace of Spades HQ, this is starting to look alarming….

This has stopped being a morbid curiosity and become something more menacing.

Two sources said an unidentified aircraft that investigators believe was Flight MH370 was following a route between navigational waypoints – indicating it was being flown by someone with aviation training – when it was last plotted on military radar off the country’s northwest coast….

A third source familiar with the investigation said inquiries were focusing increasingly on the theory that someone who knew how to fly a plane deliberately diverted the flight…

The Andsmans are a chain of hundreds of islands off the coast of India. Most are uninhabited.

Fox’s Neil Cavuto had a commercial pilot on as a guest to share his insights on what might have happened to the missing plane.

“Here’s the scenario”, he said offering his opinion on what might have  happened. “Two people, or any individual passengers bent on getting into that cockpit, took control of the cockpit, took control of the flight, disabled the transponders, maneuvered that aircraft to a lower altitude, and took a direct flight path. Remember, this is not all over the sky – this took a direct course and established a flight path  as though people knew where they wanted to go…Noting that his theory could  involve a collusive pilot, he concluded, “if this theory holds up, this could be a 9/11 style hijacking 12 years later where they’re more trained and more sophisticated than they were back then.” He said that this theory is the one that is holding up to scrutiny.

Meanwhile, POTUS continues on his publicity tour plugging healthcare.gov. He appeared on the Ryan Seacrest Show, this morning where he Defended His Mom Jeans: ‘Generally I Look Very Sharp In Jeans.’

Just so you know, we’re in the very best of hands.

UPDATE:

Via NBC Los Angeles AP now reporting Malaysian officials say it was hijacked.

A week after a Malaysia Airlines jet mysteriously went missing on its flight to Beijing, a Malaysian government source involved in the investigation anonymously told the Associated Press that investigators have concluded the plane had been hijacked. That source also told the AP that no motive had been established and it wasn’t clear where the plane was taken.

SEE ALSO:

The Hayride: Here’s What Scares Me About That Malaysian Airlines 777…

The Blaze: Rush Limbaugh Has a Theory on What Happened to the Missing Malaysian Plane

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The Council Has Spoken!!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and we have the results  for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

““Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on “income distribution,” the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It is earned.”  – Thomas Sowell
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..” – Sir Winston Churchill

““Political corruption, social greed, and Americanized quasi-socialism can ruin even the most wonderful places. California proved that.” – Tiffany Madison

“GRAPESHOT, n. An argument which the future is preparing in answer to the demands of American Socialism. – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

Right Planet

This week’s winner, The Right Planet’s  Bill Maher’s Bulls**t   is a wonderfully enjoyable rant on socialists and how they – pardon the expression – think. Here’s a slice:

This week’s winner, The Right Planet’s  Bill Maher’s Bulls**t   is a wonderfully enjoyable rant on socialists and how they – pardon the expression – think. Here’s a slice:

One of the reasons why I don’t post much on the unhinged daily rantings of socialist-loving agitators like Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, and the like, is I believe their whole schtick is simply an orgy of gluttonous ad hominem, served fresh with platefuls of red herring and non sequitur, for the express purpose of setting up straw man and gotcha arguments, in order to put the accused into an unfavorable light, no matter how they may respond.

It’s a veritable logical fallacy feast, ya’ll!

From my point of view, characters like Bill Maher are just purposefully employing logical fallacies to score points with their socialist-loving and LoFo (low-information) loyal viewers. Unfortunately, in my opinion, it can be quite effective at influencing public opinion at the socio-cultural level, especially with the sheeple … who are exposed to copious amounts of collectivist propaganda–courtesy of the socialized educational system and a sycophantic media. The pitting of one group or individual against the other is a politically motivated and constant theme with the Maherons of the world.

Bill Maher et ilk are the sorts who say, “Don’t look over here at the real problem, look over there, and … oh, by the way, did I tell you the TEA Party is racist?!” I mean, Maher is a comedian, you know. Although I do realize that is up for debate. But I digress, ladies and gentlemen.

That’s why it was good to hear a guy like Bill Kristol, who I have my own issues with from time to time, just come right out and call “bullshit!” Folks like Bill Maher have been trying to smear the TEA Party as racist since day one. One must ask themselves why the Maherons of the world are so desperate to create something that just isn’t there. Could it be that they cannot not debate the merits of the argument concerning the destructive collectivist policies of a one Barack Obama and his minions–policies they wholeheartedly support?

This “TEA Party is racist” lie the socialists keep pushing goes all the way back to the run-up on the vote for the Healthcare bill–when former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, with her giant gavel in tow, arrogantly marched arm-in-arm with her Democrat comrades into a crowd of mostly white TEA Party supporters–an obvious attempt at goading the crowd. Why else would a group of congressional Democrats march arm-in-arm sporting a giant gavel amongst a group of people protesting their draconian healthcare legislation if it was not to illicit some sort of negative reaction or hostile response?

Much more at the link..

In our non-Council category, the winner was Zombie with Progressive Racism: The Hidden Motive Driving Modern Politics submitted by The Razor. Unlike a lot of Zombie’s stuff, this one isn’t the usual photo-journalism but a must read look at a force in modern politics I bet you haven’t considered.

OK, here are this week’s full results. Simply Jews is on vacay and voted, but only for Council posts since he was having too much fun to get to our non-Council nominees. Rhymes With Right was unable to vote, but was not affected by the 2/3 vote penalty.:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week! Don’t forget to tune in on Monday AM for this week’s Watcher’s Forum, as the Council and their invited special guests take apart one of the provocative issues of the day with short takes and weigh in…don’t you dare miss it. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter…..’cause we’re cool like that!

 

Video: In Senate Floor Speech, Ted Cruz Slaps Down Dingy Harry Like A Boss

Harry Reid took to the Senate floor today to accuse  Republicans of holding up legislation to help Ukraine so they can help billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. Sound like a fantastical stretch?

Keep reading.

Senators are still quibbling over a proposed aid package to Ukraine that passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and must now be taken up by the full Senate. The package includes reforms to the International Monetary Fund that a number of Republicans oppose.

CNN reports that “some Republicans” have floated the idea of trading the IMF reforms for a delay in proposed regulations by the Internal Revenue Service that would change the definition of “political activity” by tax-exempt groups, like some of the tea party groups that say they were improperly targeted by the IRS in 2012.

Excuse me CNN, but what do you mean by “tea party groups that say they were improperly targeted? The freaking IRS admitted to improperly targeting them and apologized. Obama initially declared that he was outraged over the offense. (If the tables were turned there would be no “that say.” Anyone even tangentially connected to the scandal would have been fired, impeached, tried for treason,  and jailed by now.

Anyway enter Dingy Harry to conflate defending the First Amendment rights of all Social Welfare groups with “protecting the Koch brothers.”

“This is hard for me to comprehend, how in clear conscience [Republicans] could say, ‘Ukrainians, we probably can’t help you because we’re trying to protect the Koch brothers,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said at a press conference Thursday. “And not only that, they’re saying to the American people that protecting the Koch brothers is more important than protecting our country.”

The man is batshit. But what really scares and saddens me – is that there are legions of mindless drones out there, who hear that —- and think it makes sense.

It is about damn time someone took to the floor to defend the Koch brothers from Dingy Harry’s now daily 2 minutes of hate from the  Senate Floor. He is supposed to be the Majority Leader of the Senate. Talk about impropriety.

Cruz released the following statement blasting Senate Dems for holding Ukraine aid hostage to politics.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to Sen. Reid’s measure to inject unnecessary provisions to the International Monetary Fund into a U.S. aid package to Ukraine.

“The world, Russia and the people of Ukraine should understand – Mr. Putin should understand – that all of us are united in standing with the people of Ukraine, that the United States will act,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am convinced we will act decisively to impose sanctions and serious consequences on Russia for their unprovoked act of war. We will act decisively to stand with the people of Ukraine. There should be no doubt in any observer’s mind that this will unify both parties, we will stand together. We would have done so tonight had the Majority Leader not made the cynical decision to hold Ukraine aid hostage to politics. Politics should end at the water’s edge, and I think it’s unfortunate to see the Majority Leader trying to use the crisis in Ukraine for political advantage. That’s the mistake, but there should be no ambiguity. We will impose sanctions. We will stand with Ukraine.”

Sen. Cruz highlighted four main reasons that the IMF provisions contained in the Ukraine aid package are harmful to the U.S. and misguided:

  • They are unnecessary. Estimates show that Ukrainian aid would cost no more than 5 percent of IMF’s current resources, which it is completely capable of handling without increased contribution from the U.S.
  • It could double the U.S.’s contribution to the IMF. We should not be opening up U.S. taxpayers to billions in additional financial reliability.
  • It would diminish U.S. influence on the IMF, reducing our ability to control IMF’s decisions and taking away the U.S.’s veto authority over the funds.
  • Most astoundingly, it would increase Russia’s control over the IMF, at a time when we are seeking to punish Russia for its act of war and aggression.

In his remarks, Sen. Cruz also outlined four immediate actions that the U.S. should take to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

  • Press to expel Russia from the G8;
  • Immediately enforce the Magnitsky Act (which the Administration has so far failed to do) to punish human rights by Russian officials and expand the act to include Ukrainian human rights abusers;
  • Immediately reinstall the anti-ballistic missile program (cancelled under President Obama in an unsuccessful effort to appease Mr. Putin) so that Eastern Europe can defend itself;
  • Offer the government of Ukraine a free trade agreement, particularly access to energy exports, including liquid natural gas (LNG), which will help free Ukraine from economic blackmail by Russia.

In regard to creating a free trade agreement with Ukraine, Sen. Cruz said, “We should move immediately to give Ukraine access to U.S. energy exports, particularly liquid natural gas, not just because it would help Ukraine and represent a serious blow to Russia, but because it makes perfect sense from the perspective of the United States. At a time when we’ve got the lowest labor rate participation since 1978, when millions of people are out of work and hurting, we should be developing and expanding our resources, and energy provides an opportunity to transform the geopolitical playing field, to use our abundant resources in a free market manner to free and liberate the people of Ukraine.”