by Scott Creighton
Watching CNN milk the cash-cow that is the story of the downing of Metrojet Flight 9268 is torture. They have been all over the spectrum when it comes to this event, first saying it definitely wasn’t a bomb of any kind, then saying the tail section fell off due to a bump it took back in 2001 and now they are saying it’s certainly the work of some “ISIS” affiliate working in the airport in Egypt.
They’re just dancing around like puppets on a string, right?
Be that as it may, there have been a few news worthy developments in the story as the investigation continues.
US and British “intelligence” agencies are reporting that the basis for their conclusion that “ISIS” bombed Flight 9268 is based on “chatter” they intercepted between supposed “ISIS” members in Sinai speaking with “ISIS” members in Syria.
Western intelligence sources have said British and U.S. spies intercepted “chatter” from suspected militants suggesting that a bomb, possibly hidden in luggage in the hold, downed the plane.
U.S. television network NBC said some communications between Islamic State leaders in Syria and the Sinai Peninsula included boasts about bringing down the jet. “They were clearly celebrating,” it quoted U.S. officials as saying. Reuters
This “chatter” story is making it’s way across the collective blog-o-sphere.
But what exactly does this “chatter” consist of? What did they say? When did they say it? Who exactly are the guys “chattering” with? Are they rebels or US Special Ops assets “chatting” with Israeli Secret Intelligence Service (“ISIS”) members?
No one knows because…
No Shared Intel
While the unnamed officials are busy leaking “chatter” stories to reporters, unfortunately they aren’t that concerned with sharing the information with the two countries responsible for conducting the real investigation.
Russia complained that intelligence gathered by London and Washington about its jetliner has not been made available.
If Britain had information about a bomb on the plane, it’s “really shocking” that hasn’t been shared with Russia, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, speaking in Moscow.
British officials declined to say what intelligence was shared with other countries. CBA
Why wouldn’t our guys be sharing intel on all this “ISIS” chatter? Don’t you think they would want to team up with the Russians and get these guys as fast as possible?
For that matter, one might think our “intelligence” services would team up with Russia and help them wipe out the terrorists in Syria that much faster. After all, we’ve been fighting them for over a year now, right?
Oh wait. We hired, trained and equipped the terrorists in Syria. I forgot about that.
So tell me again why the US and British intelligence services not sharing intel with Russia about the “ISIS bombing” of this plane?
The TSA Goes Global
In keeping with the mantra “never let a good crisis go to waste”, TPTB here in the states have decided to use the fake “ISIS” bombing story as an excuse to take the failed TSA global.
Yes, that’s right. The TSA is supposedly going to be going to various nations to show them how to screw up their screening efforts like they screw them up here in ‘Merika.
Johnson’s statement said security improvements would include “expanded screening” for items on aircraft, additional assessments of security at foreign airports in partnership with foreign authorities, and unspecificed “offers of other assistance to certain foreign airports” related to aviation and airport security.
The statement said that the enhancements were intended “only for certain foreign airports in the region.” It did not specify which airports would be involved. A U.S. official familiar with the matter said that all the airports affected were in the Middle East.
The official said security enhancements by the U.S. would be put in place by local airport authorities and operators in conjunction with U.S. government representatives. The Star
So the TSA is going to be sending some of it’s experts over to foreign countries to help them make sure “ISIS” can’t bomb their planes, right?
Unfortunately, a study released this week shows the TSA failed at stopping 95% of efforts made by investigators trying to get bombs and guns into sensitive areas of various airports around the country. 95% folks.
Unfortunately, as lots and lots of evidence has shown, the TSA needs to get lucky to actually stop anyone. That’s backed up by a new report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General — its internal department watchdog, more or less — details of which were shared (PDF) with the US House Committee on Oversight and Government by IG John Roth.
Basically none of it was good. The IG sent auditors, who were not trained in counterintelligence or how to evade the TSA’s checks, to a number of different airports across the country. The systematic failures in TSA security checks were consistent across every airport, with auditors seeing 95 percent success rates smuggling bombs and guns into secure areas of airports.” The Verge
So what do you do when you have a grossly negligent security system in place here in the states? Well, you export it of course. I mean, why not?
Oh Shit. Real Testing Underway
I just think I will leave this here for you guys to have a look at. It probably explains why US “intelligence” assets are now pushing hard on the “ISIS” bomb story.
Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said that Russian experts had taken wipe samples from all the plane fragments and passengers’ luggage to trace possible explosives. “The necessary samples have been taken from all the elements where traces of explosives can be found. All these samples have been delivered to Moscow where they are being studied and analyzed by top class experts with the help of state of the art modern equipment. I can tell you with full responsibility that if there are traces of explosives, they will be found without fail,” Puchkov said adding that all the findings would be published.” TASS News Agency
Uh oh. A real investigation is taking shape. Better get that BS “ISIS” story out there.
Now I don’t know what happened on Halloween day this past Saturday but I can tell you, Flight 9268 didn’t blow up mid-flight because “ISIS” had a shoulder mounted rocket launcher. And I can tell you that “ISIS” didn’t suddenly get control of a truck mounted system or shoot it down with Russia’s invisible BUK system from Ukraine. And I can also tell you that a bump to the tail section from back in 2001 didn’t cause it to spontaneously combust either.
Did someone deliberately plant an explosive on the flight trying to send a message to Russia about what they are doing in Syria?
I don’t know. It’s possible I guess, but not likely.
More likely however is the possibility that someone let a sidewinder get away from them while engaging in some war games over in the Arava desert in Israel and now they are doing everything they can to cover it up. That was my conclusion two days after the tragic incident and that’s still my theory now. Nothing our unnamed intelligence services or our fake-beard wearing “ISIS” guys have said since have changed my mind on that one. I guess when those tests are completed by the Russians, we’ll all have a slightly better understanding.