I am only posting this as a protest against the endless, inane and stupid commentary by self-professed experts on the fate of the missing Malaysian Air 777. The agendas being pushed are sickening. Here’s the bottom-line–nobody knows. The speculation is ridiculous and meaningless. If this was a terrorist attack it was a completely inept effort. I doubt we will every know the fate of this plane and its passengers.

The goofiest speculation comes courtesy of retired Air Force General Thomas McInerney on Fox News. He’s pushing the line that the plane landed somewhere in Talibanland and is being fueled up for a terrorist assault on Israel or the United States. No evidence, mind you. Just his twisted, silly fantasy.

Was this a planned act. Maybe, but the motive remains totally opaque.

But the cable news networks are chewing relentlessly and mercilessly on this silly bone. Conjuring up a host of scenarios based totally on speculation.

What is your favorite hypothesis?

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.