Memo to self - do not fly anything from Malaysia

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that strayed off course and was shot down by the Russians a few weeks ago should be in everyone's minds.

Ditto, the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which executed some very strange maneuvers and disappeared.

An email reminded me of this post from December 26, 2009:

The case of the missing engines
The two missing General Electric J85-21A engines -- each worth about $15M... From the Financial Times:

Missing jet engines spark crisis in Malaysia
The Malaysian government is facing a fresh corruption crisis after officials admitted that two US-made fighter jet engines had disappeared from an air force base after apparently being illicitly sold by military officers to a South American arms dealer.

Najib Razak, prime minister, said there would be a full investigation of the thefts, which happened in 2007 and 2008, when he was defense minister. However, opposition parties accused the government of covering up the incidents.

Lim Kit Siang, parliamentary leader of the opposition Democratic Action party, said the authorities had been "super slow" and claimed that the prime minister's response had painted "a frightening picture of a government of thieves".

And this:

A bit more at the Malaysian Insider:

The police are now saying the engines -- the General Electric J85-21A turbojets -- have been traced to Argentina. It apparently went there by way of a Middle-East nation, believed to be Iran, from Port Klang. And police are now looking for the documentation for the shipping.

Iran in 2009 - Hillary should have known about this (and done something). Obama should have known about this (and done something). Malaysia is getting more and more bold. My personal belief is that Flight 370 is sitting in a hangar somewhere with a fresh coat of paint and waiting to be used to advance the terrorism of Islamofascism.

These people are very patient -- they know our weakness and are quietly building their resouces until they can mount something that will make 9/11 look small...

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