Sunday, November 1, 2015


A Russian operated Airbus appears to have broken up, at an altitude of 30,000 feet, over the Sinai.  ISIL claims responsibility. Are 224 Russian civilians the first casualties in Russia's war against ISIL?

1 comment:

  1. Things disclosed at this point:
    1) A senior British minister warned the aviation industry just days before the Russian jet crashed that one of the biggest dangers was terrorist plotters penetrating security at foreign airports.

    2) Egypt’s investigators said a noise was heard in the last second of the cockpit voice recording on the jet, reinforcing the likelihood that the aircraft was brought down by an on-board bomb.

    3) The Isil terror group claiming responsibility was trained by an ex-Egyptian special forces officer, who turned to jihadism and went on the run.

    4) UK aviation and security officials shown CCTV footage from inside Sharm el-Sheikh airport were so alarmed by the lack of security they ordered the cancellation of all further flights from Britain to the Red Sea resort.

    5) Downing Street admitted that it would take far longer than previously thought to evacuate Britons stranded in the resort, with officials saying it would take at least 10 days to rescue the holidaymakers, amid growing frustration and distress.

    I'm not sure that they are the first casualties, but they definitely are very significant.