Russia, Ukraine Complain about Shoot Down of Plane

(Kiev, Ukraine) – Just four months after a Malaysian Airlines jet went missing, the company is once again in the news. And, like last time, it’s not in a good way. Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down today, over the Ukrainian village of Torez, with a surface-to-air missile. MH17, a Boeing 777-200 en route to…

Syria Calls for Sanctions over Smallpox

(Damascus, Syria) – Faced with economic sanctions stemming from its civil war, and facing possible airstrikes from the United States, the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad agreed to the Framework for the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons in September 2013. The ultimate goal of the Framework, negotiated with the United States and Russia, was…

Malaysia Issues MH370 Report, Evicts Families from Hotels

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – “The airplane has disappeared.” With that summary, the Malaysian government released a preliminary report on one of the greatest mysteries of our time. The report was extraordinary not for what new information it provided, but for the lack of new information provided. Malaysian Airlines MH370 took off with 239 people aboard.…

Search Teams Play “Lost and Found” with Supposed MH370 Clues

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – As search teams for Malaysian Airlines MH370 prepared to end their third week of searching for the Boeing 777-200, new information once again challenged any previous notions of where the plane – and its 239 passengers and crew – might be. Investigators now believe the plane flew much faster than originally…

In Plane View: Disappearance of MH370 Solved?

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – With a heavy heart and with media exposure rivaling that of the OJ Simpson trial, Malaysia’s prime minister announced today that Malaysian Airlines MH370 crashed and sank in southern Indian Ocean. Prime Minister Najib Razak made this announcement in spite of not having a definitive crash site. Or an actual location…

Frustration Voiced with Lack of Progress on MH370 Disappearance

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – The search for Malaysian Airlines MH370 continues – as does the search for new theories about the missing airplane – meaning the misinformation campaign has swung into high gear. The trail of theories, counter-theories, contradicting theories, counter-contradicting theories, retractions, counter-retractions, and flat-out falsehoods has been so hard to follow that they…

Malaysian Airlines MH370 Mystery May Transcend Time and Space

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – The search for Malaysian Airlines MH370 continues. And every hour that passes produces more theories and more grim assessments about the fate of passengers and crew. Despite assistance from the United States – the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been in Kuala Lumpur for a week – and 12 other…