I usually don’t like to spread wild conspiracy theories but when some seemingly disconnected information just kinda pops up in front of me, I take note and check against my logic to see how much of a stretch the concept may be.
I got my Spectator today and on the front page was an article titled U.A.E. closes airspace to Canadian cabinet ministers.
From the Spec article:
The plane had to detour and it was unclear where it was headed afterwards. Government officials were not willing to confirm the location of the three senior officials, but one media report suggested a city in Europe.
I did a quick glance over the front-page blurb on it and found it somewhat interesting. Typical capitalistic corporations (in this case Air Canada) wanting not to loose any business by allowing more competition in. Sure the article is probably much more than that but that’s what I took from it. So then I didn’t think any more of it, set the paper down to read a little later.
A couple of hours later, I’m working on a client’s website and I have the BBC RSS feed scrolling through Firefox’s status bar. A title there caught my eye. Plane crashes near Afghan capital Kabul. I have a friend who’s done 2 or 3 tours of duty over there. I am moving to South Korea in a few weeks so I thought I’d look into this to see what’s up. Something was catching my attention.
From the BBC article:
Details of the aircraft’s origin have not been confirmed, but reports said it was a civilian cargo plane.
Ok, so this may be a stretch that these two are related but it seemed rather odd to see both articles on the same day. So I checked a map to see the distance between the two areas mentioned. It’s 1700kms approximately.
Kabul top right, UAE bottom left.
So I think to myself, that’s not too far of a distance to fly for almost any place. What else does the Spec article say which may add to such suspicions?
By forcing Canada to vacate its base in Dubai, a once-secret installation known as Camp Mirage, the U.A.E. will disrupt the Canadian military’s principal supply line to Afghanistan.
Now this seems to lend credit that these two planes mentioned may indeed be the same. Either that or there was some sort of ‘retaliation’ for this failed negotiations.
Coincidence? No such thing. Speculation? Maybe. Unrelated? I seriously doubt it but at least its food for thought.