Monday Monologue of Security-related Issues

Monday Monologue of Security-related Issues

In light of Dez Bryant’s heroic attempt to hold onto the ball through the entire process of contacting the ground against Greenbay and Manning’s skills not quite cutting it against the Colts, the media captured several stories dealing with security. Here’s a glimpse of things you might have missed and should be in the know about:

  1. Air security: Black box from AsiaAir flight found

  2. After spending 12 hours underwater, sometimes at depths of 100 feet, on Sunday, January 8, 2015, searchers found and retrieved one of the black boxes from AirAsia Flight QZ8501. They continued to look for the cockpit voice recorder, but conditions were murky and the currents were strong, so efforts were stopped, although it is believed they know where it is located: about 66 feet from the data recorder, lodged beneath heavy wreckage at a depth of 105 feet.

    The data recorder will be taken to Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, for evaluation.

  3. Homeland security: Diplomats want to speed up nuclear talks

  4. Iranian and U.S. diplomats will meet in Geneva on January 14, 2015 to discuss ways to speed up nuclear negotiations. Iran and a group including U.S., Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany have been trying for more than a year to agree. Here’s the proposal: The group will ease sanctions as long as Iran ensures it’s not developing nuclear weapons.

    So far, Iran has responded that its program is peaceful.

    Both sides have set a deadline to reach an agreement by July 1, 2105.

  5. International security: Paris gunman’s wife reacts

  6. The wife of Charlie Hebdo attacker Cherif Kouachi, Izzana Hamyd, condemned her husband’s actions and expressed her feelings for the victims. Hamyd told her lawyer that she never saw any signs that her husband would undertake such terrorist activity.

    She described herself as “stupefied” by the attack.

  7. School security: Army Public School reopens after Taliban massacre

  8. Remember the terrorist attack in Peshwar in December that claimed the lives of 150, mostly children? Well, the school has reopened for the survivors.

    Abid Ali Shah struggled to get his children ready for school this morning as this was something his wife, a teacher at the school who was killed, would do. Shah considered sending his children to a different school, but they still have to take exams in the spring.

    “A hollowness in my life is getting greater,” Shah said. “I am missing my wife. Everything is ruined here, everything.”

(Image from The Guardian.)

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