IF the crash was intentional, then it was an act of terrorism--not a case of getting mad at one's girlfriend for sleeping around.
Why are there terrorists? IMO, their goal is to instill into the consciousness of the mindless "little Eichmanns" that support the status quo that there are consequences to be paid for their mindless support of the regime du jour.
Whether it ever works is debatable. Sure, McVeigh and Bin Laden managed bring down some buildings and killed hundreds and thousands of Americans. They produced consequences. But did they succeed in bringing down the American regime, or did they simply make it more oppressive than it was before?
Whether it ever works or not, it is the case that terrorism happens. Sometimes it is an organized conspiracy; sometimes it is the lone wolf. And until we can exclude terrorism as a possible cause for the disappearance of the good ship 9M-MRO
, it remains a live possibility.
Why is this important at this juncture?
Because as I've said before, "the captain did it" and the "FUBAR accident" scenarios predict different crash sites. At this point the WHY he did it, IF
he did it, is less important than the THAT he did it, IF
he did it.
The Byron Bailey article mentioned by 777Jet is very interesting: "that the FBI had supplied, to our ATSB regarding deleted information from the MH370 captain's computer, flight plan waypoints."
This has been my major criticism of the so-called "Independent Group"--and I say so-called, because they are not such independent thinkers as they would like to think of themselves, but are in fact subject to their own form of groupthink--namely being married to the FUBAR accident hypothesis (BFO spoofing theories notwithstanding), and thus from the beginning treated the problem as a matter of physics, rather than of psychology.
I still think of that POVUS ISBIX MUTMI RUNUT corridor. All lined up on 189 True. Why are they lined up that way? Rather than on a meridian or something? Because they literally lead to nowhere.
What, you ask, about the SATCOM repowering? A: I... DON'T... KNOW.... Why did Jack the Ripper send letters to the police? Doesn't really make sense, but he did it anyway... Maybe it was never powered down in the first place and was misaligned. Who's to say....
Bottom Line: while the SATCOM repowering is very mysterious, it does not in itself falsify the captain did it hypothesis; I'm going to take another crack at this.
[Edited 2015-08-16 11:16:44]