Walt stands to become a rich man -- about time, sez the missus -- if only he can get the phone number or e-mail address for the person or persons offering a huge reward for the whistleblower who reveals what really happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
According to BBC News, 5000 large / $5,000,000 / five million bucks is being raised by relatives of the passengers aboard MH370, who haven't been seen since the aircraft vanished into thin air two months ago (less a day). The families hope a reward of $3 million will tempt a whistleblower to tell what he or she knows. The remaining money will pay for private investigators.
Ethan Hunt, who is heading up "Reward MH370", said, "We are convinced that somewhere, someone knows something, and we hope this reward will entice him or her to come forward."
Sarah Bajc, whose partner Philip Wood was on board, said families wanted to look at the tragedy with "a fresh set of eyes". She explained, "Governments and agencies have given it their best shot but have failed to turn up a single shred of evidence, either because of a faulty approach or due to intentional misdirection by one or more individuals."
Danica Weeks, wife of Paul Weeks, another missing passenger, said, "We've been cut off so many times at the gate that we're just now having to take things into our own hands, think outside the box and just try and do something to find this plane."
Since Chuck Hagel probably isn't going to call Mr. Hunt -- not even for $3 million -- Walt hereby claims the reward for revealing (yet again) that the place to look is Diego Garcia. See "MH370: 1 + 3 = ??? Walt puts two possibilities together" and "For the second time: Diego Garcia is a key piece of the MH370 puzzle", and at least two other posts, before and since.
Any whistleblower in the US military who can provide details, and wants to remain anonymous, is welcome to e-mail Walt. I'll make sure the information gets passed on and will share the reward in a fair and reasonable manner.