Blocking accountability and seeking to blame others for its crimes, even when premeditated is a KGB tactic, but only marginally successful. Putin should have learned the lesson that the truth is bound to come through.
As much as 2014 will be remembered by these seemingly unlinked events and tragedies, the common element to the widely publicized stories was the role of technology in causing the problem or the inability of technology to solve it.
Is it a strange coincidence that all major fatal commercial crashes last year involved a Malaysian airline carrier? The answer could be rooted in an old cultural theory that looks at how pilots and first officers operate in emergency situations.