by Scott Creighton
You’re not going to believe this one.
“Blue Skies: Israeli, American, Greek, and Polish air personnel square off against a fictional enemy state in two-week drill”
The first article I wrote about this event, the downing of Metrojet Flight 9268 made mention of the fact that it looked like the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17 in the South China Sea. I mentioned there had been a military drill taking place in that area with US cruise missile destroyers taking part.
Today, unfortunately, I just found out the US and Israel were conducting war games in the Arava desert in southwestern Israel when Flight 9268 suddenly and for no apparent reason, dropped off the radar, broke up in mid-air and crashed to the ground in Sinai.
The war games exercises are called “Blue Flag” and have been going on for a week and a half and will be continuing through this Thursday.
“Air forces from around the world have gathered deep in the Arava desert in the south of Israel for the past week and a half to take part in the largest aerial exercise in the history of the Israeli Air Force.
The “Blue Flag” exercise, which is continuing through November 3, pits the Israeli Air Force, the United States Air Force, Greece’s Hellenic Air Force and the Polish Air Force against a fictional enemy state, the captain in charge of all IAF exercises told The Times of Israel Thursday night.” Times of Israel, Oct. 30, 2015
Why is this significant? Well, just take a look at two maps.
Are you kidding me? The Israelis and US running an air-force combat drill in the same general area of the downed Russian passenger plane?