This one is eerily similar to the one on Orly airport. To the point where I had to do a double-take on the news, and then a triple-take, to make sure the facts were somewhat clear. [stderr]
“WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, TO PLAY US OUT!?!?!! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN!?”
Code Obfuscation’s really neat stuff. Or, it can be.
It’s been hypothesized for a long time. Rogue black holes.
It’s really sad to see that the US military is so desperate and stupid that they had to try showing how capable they are, by showing how capable they aren’t.
It seems that the current trend in conflict is not to merely defeat your foe, but to humiliate them afterward.
You’ve probably already heard about this: United Airlines oversold a seat and threw a passenger off the flight – literally, with security guards dragging him kicking and screaming off the plane as other passengers, horrified, recorded it with their phone cameras.
“If you take out the biggest mouth, everybody just withers away, so you concentrate on the ones you believe are your organizers,” he said. “Once you identify that person, you can run computer checks on them to see if they have a warrant out or any summons failures, then you can drag them in before they go out to speak or rile up the crowd, as long as you have reasonable cause to do so.” [guardian]
April 4: More than 70 dead in Khan Sheikhoun, of an apparent gas attack. [nyt] Syrian government says it wasn’t them.
March 24: More than 200 dead in Mosul, of a US air strike. US government says it might not have been entirely US bombs that did it because ISIS sometimes keeps explosives in houses.[nyt]
Investigations are being called for in both cases. The Syrian regime says it would only submit to an investigation if it can be sure it’s international and multilateral. The US regime says it’ll investigate itself, thank you very much.