We need more traffic here at Mother Jones, and that can mean only one thing: we need to pump up our coverage of the missing Malaysian airliner. Let's take stock of what we know:
- Investigators have discovered that data was erased from the flight simulator belonging to one of the pilots.
- The plane veered off course in response to a course change programmed into the flight management system.
- The transponder was turned off.
- The ACARS tracking suggests the plane flew in the general direction of India. However, no ground-based radar detected the plane, which means the ACARS signals were probably spoofed.
- Debris has been discovered in digitized satellite imagery, but an actual physical search has failed to find anything.
This all suggests one thing: a computer genius. A very rich computer genius. One who knows how to cover his tracks and is accustomed to avoiding discovery.
This whole affair was engineered by Satoshi Nakamoto. I will be publishing a detailed version of this theory in Newsweek shortly.