Current / History / Warfare

The Paris Massacre and the Kalashnikov Connection…

..How European Arms Trafficking is Fueling Terrorist Assaults in France We initially felt the same as Martin Longman, trying not to add to the stream of stupidity emanating from commentators of all stripes in the wake of the 120+ Parisian murders yesterday.  However, if one is to recall that this is the third high-profile assault … Continue reading

Current / Economics / History

Unacknowledged Damage

So, Europe has entered its endgame with regards to Greece, namely it appears to be strangling the Hellenic Republic: The European Central Bank’s governing council is expected to turn off Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) for Greek banks at its meeting later today, according to well-placed sources. So unless Greek savers miraculously decide to cease withdrawing … Continue reading

Aviation / Current / History

Aviation Investigation Snow Job

Someone want to explain this possible claptrap to me? The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 purposely crashed the plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, officials said Thursday. “We at Lufthansa are speechless that this aircraft has been deliberately crashed by the co-pilot,” said Carsten Spohr, CEO of Lufthansa, which owns … Continue reading

Aviation / Current

Earth To Airbus: WTH?

What’s With Your Fly-By-Wire Programming? Yesterday a Germanwings A320, 4U 9525, crashed into the French Alps en-route from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany.  144 passengers and six crew (likely two pilots and four flight attendants) were killed in the impact.  I’d normally wait for some investigators to release a preliminary statement before commenting, but I … Continue reading