It is now being reported that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was deliberately diverted from its planned flight path, most likely indicating bad intent enacted on-board.
Perhaps the aircraft was purposely or even inadvertently crashed. It is also entirely possible that the plane was landed, with a motive for using it and the passengers for purposes yet unknown. Certainly, we would hope that for whatever reason, Flight 370 survived its disappearance.
Recalling the initial mystery in the events of 9/11, people couldn’t fathom that individuals would deliberately crash a jetliner into a building. Prior to that, it was assumed that hijackings meant ransom demands, not suicide plans.
Truth is, sometimes good people can’t quite fathom what evil individuals are capable of. It’s not easy for many of us to exercise sinister imagination.
In some ways this is a fine thing, but it does leave us a tad vulnerable, and one assumes the investigators looking for the missing plane will consider all possible motives related to the disappearance.
The families of those on that flight must be enduring tremendous anguish amidst the uncertainty, and I hope their loved ones will yet be found alive and unharmed.
The unknown is acutely painful, but as yet, it still leaves some tangible glimmer of hope.
It’s very sad when strong intellect is used for distorted purposes. Yet good people can be just as creative as anyone bent on criminality, and those who are working overtime to solve this mystery may well need to do so by choosing to fully consider things they would never want to fathom.