|More bodies were pulled from the mid-Atlantic over the weekend near what is presumed to be the crash site of Air France flight 447. |
As reported in today's New York Times:
Nearly all the effort to determine the cause of the crash is being focused on air speed, the performance of the "Pitot tube," the humidity level of the atmosphere through which the plane was attempting to fly, turbulence, all of which are questions that cannot be answered without the data collected in the on-board flight recorder now lying, it is presumed, in 10,000+ feet of water.
But, what if the plane had been blown out of the sky? What if a bomb had been placed in the luggage compartment in those last moments before departure?
According to Scotland's Sunday Herald yesterday...
The two men, Pablo Dreyfus, a 39-year-old Argentine and Ronald Dreyer, a Swiss diplomat were both on Flight 447. Dreyfus had worked at great personal risk to interdict the flow of illegal arms into Brazil. Dreyer was the co-ordinator of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence who had worked with UN missions in El Salvador, Mozambique, Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Angola.
As the Herald reports Dreyfus knew that many of the weapons from the so-called tri-border area between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina were reaching Rio drug gangs. The newspaper added,
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When Rio agents smashed a cell of drug traffickers who had sourced their weapons from the tri-border area, Dreyfus noted its leaders were prominent businessmen living in apartments in the plush Rio suburbs of Ipanema and São Corrado, not in the favelas (slums).
In a recent report posted on the Brazilian website Comunidade Segura (Safe Community), Dreyfus noted that the Brazilian arms firm CBC (Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos) had become one of the world's biggest ammunition producers by purchasing Germany's Metallwerk Elisenhutte Nassau (MEN) in 2007, and Sellier & Bellot (S&B) of the Czech Republic in March.
Two of the largest -- if not the largest -- industries that provide hundreds of billions of dollars annually for global clandestine activities, including the overthrow of governments, assassinations, currency attacks, economic destabilizations, and the funding of secret armies, are the drug and weapon industries. It is a world that exists completely outside the realm of law, order, or control of any sort. And, any threat to reveal the scope of these two industries -- and the names of prominent global leaders involved -- is instantly silenced.
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Wild speculation? Of course.