So, I'm trolling the news sites for blog fodder when I visit msnbc.com. A scrolling breaking news banner gets my attention. Apparently, Bernie Madoff's bankruptcy trustees have found some money. Good for them.
I keep scanning the headlines, and note, about halfway down the page, it says this:
Mexican Government Drone Crashes in El Paso
Surely that does not mean what I think it means. So, I click and read.
Let me get this right. We are a sovereign nation, no? On Tuesday, an unmanned surveillance drone owned and operated by another country, flew into our airspace, and then crashed. Nobody seems to have blinked. At least yet.
Our government, rather than addressing this as what it is--an international incident--returns the drone to the offending country. What?! I wonder if we apologized to Mexico for not having strong laws against gravity to prevent this sort of thing from happening.
On top of that, most of the country is only now hearing about it, two and a half days later.
Doesn't this bother anyone? Am I overreacting?
I'm happy for Madoff's victims, but I would figure a violation of sovereign air space would be a bigger deal.
Maybe it's just me.
Never mind. Carry on.