Monday, April 28, 2014

South Korean ferry disaster cover-up?

As the investigation into the disastrous sinking of the South Korean ferry broadens, so does the range of potential wrongdoing. 

CNN reports three more people have been arrested as prosecutors suspect members of a shipping industry trade group destroyed evidence connected to the ferry investigation.
from South Korea ferry: 3 people accused of destroying evidence

South Korean President Park Geun Hye compared the actions of the crew on a ferry that sank last week to murder and promised a thorough investigation of the incident that left more than 300 dead or missing.
from South Korean Ferry Crew Actions ‘Like Murder,’ Park Says

Based on what I've read or heard about this disaster, it's beginning to appear to me that the president's characterization of the disaster was accurate, although there were many more besides the crew involved, and that now the high-level conspirators are scrambling to cover their butts.

Not only that, but the ferry disaster coverage itself strikes me as a cover-up. Clearly the ferry was top-heavy, the dangers of which by now should be well known. On top of that, I read or heard that, at the last minute, the students were transferred to this top-heavy ship, which was supposed to be carrying freight only, but I haven't been able to find any further information on this aspect.