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Section A: General News

Editorial: Missing jet: It’s time for U.S. intelligence to take over




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March 19, 2014 | 1405 views | 3 comments

By Dr. Earl Tilford

The disappearance of a Boeing 777 airliner with 239 people on board has ignited speculation ranging from catastrophic malfunction to hijacking. That the United States, a global power with the intelligence assets to solve this mystery, has decided to keep a low profile in addressing this mystery is not surprising. For one thing, “leading from behind” has become a theme in the Obama administration’s approach to global affairs, especially in the Islamic world. This is evidenced in the lack of reaction to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, the ongoing tragedy in Syria where Moscow has taken the lead and is bolstering the murderous Assad regime, and to the blind eye turned to persecution of Christians from North Korea to the Middle East. In this case, however, there may be good reasons for keeping a low profile and doing so does not necessarily reflect U.S. impotence or lack of initiative. . . .

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Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
March 20 at 3:30pm
 
 
Why don't we just call Prime Minister Netanyahu or the leader of the Israeli Mossad (their version of the CIA) and find out where the damn jet is once and for all!
 
 
BSP  
Floresville  
March 20 at 10:51am
 
 
I think you give the government too much credit. For a retired USAF Intelligence officer I’m not surprised you would think you could just log into a super computer, and ... Read More Read More
 
 
Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
March 20 at 9:24am
 
 
The NSA is too busy spying on Americans.
 

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