Saturday, April 02, 2011

Public Opinion (News) Management


Ideally, any government manipulation of our news is deft and opaque. Lately, however, an argument may be made that bureaucrats (spokesmen) responsible for manipulating our news media seem to have become overzealous --- their manipulation seems clumsy and transparent. Who is pushing them so hard suddenly, besides the Department of Education, which has gradually lowered academic standards, and why? My guess is American lawyers (lobbyists of foreign states) and organizations like CAIR. Your guess, while no more accurate than mine, would be no better for this nation.

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First, no one wanted us to think it could have been a sniper (especially not an Islamic terrorist).

Then, authorities actually told us the bullet was not fired at the plane (not a terrorist). My guess is that a terrorist has been in custody. If news leaks out, claims will be made that he was acting alone (i.e. he is not a terrorist, he is a criminal). PREDICTION: Could the shooter have ties to this guy, the terrorist ringleader who pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, and conspiracy to commit murder, maiming and kidnaping overseas?

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The quickest way of defusing the intensity of public interest is by creating a distraction with the same vehicles, but without the same ties (in this case, to terrorism). The fuselage rupture on Southwest Airliner could be the distraction. Thank goodness no lives were lost. Will this prediction prove accurate? Wait and see, readers.

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29 MAR 2011 - RALEIGH (WRAL) Warrant: Local terror suspect hid crimes from US officials
One of the men accused of being involved in a Triangle-based terrorist cell has a violent past that he didn't disclose when he immigrated to the U.S. more than a decade ago, according to a search warrant unsealed Tuesday.
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30 Mar 2011 - (Reuters) /FBI probes possible bullet hole in US Air plane

The FBI is investigating what might be a bullet hole, discovered in the side of a US Airways Group Inc (LCC.N) plane this week, the airline said on Wednesday.

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31 MAR 2011 - Charlotte TIME.com / U.S. Airways Plane Struck By Bullet on Landing

The FBI [arm of DOJ] has launched an investigation after a bullet hole — and later a bullet — was found on a U.S. Airways plane flying from Philadelphia to Charlotte.

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31 MAR 2011 - Examiner.com / US Airways plane possible sniper target

An unknown sniper may be to blame for the bullet hole found in the fuselage of a US Airways Boeing 737-400 aircraft on the left side near the plane's tail, and just above a window, as shown in the attached video clip and slide show.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer and a local television station reported that the bullet was indeed found intact inside the jet. An unidentified source told the T.V. station that it was possibly fired by a .40-caliber rifle as the plane landed in Charlotte.

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02 APR 2011 (AP) - Phoenix NDTV.com / Large hole tears into plane, 118 on board

Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman in Los Angeles, an FAA [arm of DOT] inspector from Phoenix was en route to Yuma.

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The NTSB [ties to the U.S. DOT severed in 1975] said holes in aircraft can be caused by metal fatigue or lightning. The National Weather Service [an arm of NOAA] said the weather was clear from the Phoenix area to the California border on Friday afternoon.

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In 1988, cracks caused part of the roof of an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 to peel open while the jet flew from Hilo to Honolulu. A flight attendant was sucked out of the plane and plunged to her death, and dozens of passengers were injured.

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Submarines are always silent and strange.

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2 Comments:

At 03 April, 2011 19:17, Blogger Cookie..... said...

Interesting take mate. Might be something to it.

I grew up less than a mile from Hancock Airport here in Syracuse and back in the 50's, as a small plane was landing, two boys out with their .22's shot into the aircraft and hit a stabilizer control wire and the plane couldn't steer left, just to the right. Wound up crash landing next to the side of the runway. No one hurt fortunately. Boys told their friends and the rest is history. A .40 cal could do one hell of a alot of damage to a "fly by wire" control terminal.

 
At 03 April, 2011 21:49, Blogger Vigilis said...

I know that serious, youthful mischief is a possibility, but in today's world even aiming a laser at a plane is a well-known NO-NO.

Thank you for the feedback. That is interesting (especially for a flyer like you)!

 

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