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Saturday, October 31, 2015

RUSSIAN AIRLINER CRASHES IN SINAI - 224 victims, including 17 children - ISIS TAKES CREDIT -

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The world, particularly the United States government, strong-armed Israel to surrender the Sinai to Egypt.  Today the Sinai is a cauldron of jihadism, which Egypt is unable to control
The world also pushed for Israel's withdrawal from Gaza.  Today Gaza is a tyranny ruled by Hamas.  They terrorize Israel, threaten Egypt's security, and give support to terror groups in the Sinai.
The world still demands Israel's surrender of the Golan to Syria - even after Syria's disintegration into carnage, war and terror.
The White House and the European Union are also obsessed with having Israel partition its Biblical and historical land for the creation of a terror state for Muslim Palestinians.  Muslims invaded and conquered Israel in the 7th century and now they claim full ownership not only of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) but of all of Israel.
The White House and the EU say  - with a straight face - that creating such a terror Muslim state on Jewish land will bring peace to Israel and the whole Middle East.
Give them a state?  If a state for Muslim Palestinians is what it takes to create peace - why is it that all Arab states are dysfunctional, undemocratic, oppressive, and quite often extremely violent, spreading war and terror over the entire region AND the west?

The crash of a Russian airliner in the Sinai may have been due to an act of Muslim terror.  The Sinai is crawling with jihadists.
Horrific: This is one of the first images of the mangled wreckage of the Russian passenger jet that crashed this morning, killing 224 people
First pictures of Russian jet crash that killed 224: Victims 'found over three-mile radius' in Egypt - as Moscow and Cairo deny ISIS claims they brought down the plane 
  • The aircraft was reported missing 23 minutes after leaving the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh with 224 on board
  • The doomed jet was owned by an Irish company and leased to a Russian airline carrying tourists to St Petersburg
  • The jet was plunging at more than 6,000 feet per minute as the pilot tried to land at el-Arish airport in northern Egypt
  • Tonight, Egyptian officials said they had recovered black box, which has been sent away to be analyzed by experts
  • They also released first images of mangled wreckage of plane, showing bits of aircraft strewn across Sinai desert
  • Victims include a 10-month-old baby girl, as well as two siblings aged two and three, and numerous other children

  • Continue reading (Debkafile report), see more images, and read UPDATES

    Torn apart: The harrowing photos of the wreckage were released by the office of Egyptian Prime Minister Sharif Ismail, who visited the site

    Devastating: Passengers' belongings, pieces of metal and other bits of the aircraft lay strewn across the sand following the deadly crash

    ISIS tried to claim responsibility for the plane crash which claimed the lives of some 220 mostly Russian passengers and crew suggesting their action was in response to Russia's decision to bomb Islamic fighters in Syria in a bid to prop up Basher al-Assad's regime
    Heart-breaking: This 10-month-old baby (pictured, left, gazing out of an airport window ahead of the disaster) was among those killed

    Aleksei Gromov and his wife Tatiana (both pictured) also died. It is unclear whether Mrs Gromov was pregnant at the time of the deadly crash
    Victims Aleksei Gromov and his wife Tatiana. It is unclear whether Mrs Gromov was pregnant at the time of the deadly crash

    Alena Moiseeva, pictured, aged five, was among 17 children who were killed with the jet crashed 60 miles south of el-Arish in Sinai
    Victim Alena Moiseeva, aged five. 
    One among 17 children killed in the crash

    The doomed Airbus A321, pictured earlier this month in Moscow was reported missing soon after it took off from Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, officials claimed the pilot warned of a technical problem before the disaster and asked to land at the nearest available airport 
    The doomed Airbus A321, pictured earlier this month in Moscow was reported missing soon after it took off from Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, officials claimed the pilot warned of a technical problem before the disaster and asked to land at the nearest available airport 


    Further information: 


    "The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders. They were all killed, thanks be to Allah," said a statement from the Sinai affiliate of ISIS after a Metrojet Airbus 321, carrying 217 Russian tourists and 7 crew from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed in central Sinai early Saturday morning, Oct. 31. There were no survivors.


    The terrorists’ statement went on to say: “You should know, Russians and your allies, that you have no security on Muslim land or its airspace… The daily murder of scores of innocents in Syria by your air bombardments will bring upon you disasters… Just as you kill, so you will be killed…”|
    President Vladimir Putin declared Sunday a national day of mourning after sending messages of sympathy to their families.
    Russia's Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov strongly denied as “inaccurate” what he called “assorted information that the Russian passenger plane was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile fired by terrorists.”
    debkafile early Saturday attributed the disaster to the ISIS Sinai branch Ansar al-Bait Maqdis, while Moscow and Cairo issued confusing claims as to its cause.
    They included a distress call from the pilot of the Russian plane to the Egyptian control following a technical fault with a request to reroute the plan to El Arish or Cairo.
    However, aviation sources say this exchange never took place and the Airbus abruptly disappeared off the screens indicating a sudden catastrophe.

     The Egyptian daily Al-Ahram Arabic quoted the head of Egypt’s Air Navigation as admitting later that the plane’s pilot did not request an emergency landing before crashing.

    Responsibility for the air disaster claimed by ISIS takes the war on the Islamic terrorists down to a new security low for all the countries in the region, including Israel.
    Lufthansa and Air France airlines have suspended all flights over the Egyptian Peninsula. President Putin will be under pressure to decide whether or not to expand Russia’s war on the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq or pull back.

    debkafile reported earlier Saturday: 

     A Russian civilian plane with 217 passengers and 7 crew aboard crashed, and is belived shot down by a missile, over Sinai over Sinai early Saturday morning, Oct. 31, shortly after taking off from the Sinai resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh for St. Petersburg. 

    Initial reporting on the fate of the plane was confused and is still not completely clear. It was first reported to be missing after contact was lost with Egyptian air control; it was then said to be safely on its way to Russia over Turkey. Russian aviation sources then reported the A321 to be missing over Cypriot air space.
    Finally, the Egyptian prime minister’s office Egyptian prime minister’s office confirmed that a Russian passenger plane had crashed n central Sinai and a cabinet level crisis committee had been formed to deal with the crash.

    The airliner owned by the small airline Kogalymavia disappeared from screen 23 minutes after takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh. There were many families with children aboard.
    debkafile reports:  
    The first claim by Russian aviation sources that the plane had gone missing over Cyprus was an attempt to draw attention from the likelihood that it was shot down over Sinai, where the former Ansar al-Miqdas, which has renamed itself ISIS-Sinai, maintains its main strongholds.

    Moscow is reluctant to admit that the Islamic State may have chosen to retaliate for the buildup of Russian forces in Syria and Russia ari strikes on its bases in Syria.

    If the airline was indeed shot down by the Sinai branch of the Islamic State, the Russians are finding that ISIS is fully capable of striking at the least expected place and most vulnerable spot of its enemy. 
    On board the plane were 17 children, along with 200 adults and seven crew, said aviation authorities. There are no signs of survivors.
    Confirming the deliberate attempt at confusion, Moscow and Cairo both stated that the plane had disappeared from the radar 23 minutes after takeoff from Sharm El-Sheikh.
    This is refuted by the discovery of the wreckage, a few minutes ago, completely gutted and destroyed, and a short distance away near Bir Al-Hassaneh, in the central Sinai Jabal al-Halal mountain range, where Ansar Beit al-Miqdas terrorists are holed up and which is almost inaccessible to rescue teams.

    It is to this stronghold that debkafile reported in recent months that ISIS sent officers, former senior members of Saddam Hussein’s army, to set up a major campaign against the Egyptian army, along with advanced anti-air missile systems smuggled into Sinai and the Gaza Strip from Libya for this campaign.

    The aircraft took off from Sharm el-Sheik on the Red Sea and was on a flight to St Petersburg in Northern Russia when it crashed 
    The aircraft took off from Sharm el-Sheik on the Red Sea and was on a flight to St Petersburg in Northern Russia when it crashed

    Israel air force jets no longer carry out low flights in the areas within range of the Islamic groups armed with these missiles.

    In another attempt to disguise the cause of the disaster, Russian and Egyptian officials now say that the pilot of the Russian plane reported a technical fault after takeoff and asked to be rerouted to Cairo or El-Arish. Russian and Egyptian officials have meanwhile announced they are forming commissions of inquiry to investigate the cause of the tragedy. Official condolences were relayed to the waiting families the airport.
    The Sinai branch of the Islamic State has developed a highly competent intelligence-gathering network, debkafile’s sources report, operated by local Bedouin tribesmen who track the slightest movements in the Peninsula.
    The Egyptian army and the American troops serving at the big the Multinational Force base there are fully aware of the round-the-clock surveillance maintained by the terrorists at Egyptian resorts, using staff at hotels, restaurants and the local airfield as inside informers.

     Ansar has never yet harmed the tourist traffic in Sinai. But once ISIS decided to use it to hit back at Russia’s intensified military intervention in the Syrian conflict, the Islamists would not have found it hard to find out when the Russian airliner was due to take off from the Red Sea resort, chart its route north along the western coast of the Gulf of Aqaba up to Dahab and then turn west towards central Sinai and head for the Mediterranean.
    All the terrorists had to do was to lay a missile ambush for the plane from the Jabal Halal eminence of 876 meters (2,865 ft).
    Had the crash been the result of a technical fault, as Moscow and Cairo claim, it would not have been so completely gutted but broken up into large fragments.
    The total destruction could only have been caused b y an explosion either inside the A321 or a direct missile hit.’s-Syria-air-strikes


    November 4
    US officials believe ISIS planted bomb aboard the plane  One particular official stressed a formal conclusion has not been reached by the U.S. intelligence community. "There is a definite feeling it was an explosive device planted in luggage or somewhere on the plane," the official, who is familiar with the latest U.S. intelligence analysis of the crash, told CNN.
    Other U.S. officials also told CNN that the analysis is pointing toward the cause being a bomb.
    Based on the same intelligence, the U.S. belief is that ISIS or an ISIS-affiliated group is responsible for the attack, the official said. 
    The British government announced Wednesday that it had "become concerned that the plane may well have been brought down by an explosive device."

    November 4
    Britain suggested Wednesday that the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula over the weekend may well have been brought down by an explosive device, in a dramatic revelation regarding the crash Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for.
    "While the investigation is still ongoing we cannot say categorically why the Russian jet crashed," Prime Minister David Cameron's office said in a statement, according to Reuters"But as more information has come to light we have become concerned that the plane may well have been brought down by an explosive device," it added. 
    As a precautionary step, the British government decided to postpone flights due to depart Sharm al-Sheikh for Britain on Wednesday pending a security assessment by UK aviation experts en route to Sinai. 
    The British approximation comes a day after US intelligence officials dismissed the possibility that a surface-to-air missile downed the plane, saying the idea is "off the table."
    One US official noted that, in Washington's estimation, what really downed the plane was a "flash or explosion" over the Sinai, adding that the plane disintegrated at a "very high altitude." 
    Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry, meanwhile, said Wednesday that investigators have confirmed the contents of one black box recovered from the plane, while the other - which contains the cockpit voice recorder - is still being examined after sustaining damage in the crash. 
    "Consequently no further comment on the CVR can be made. Examination of parts on site is continuing," the ministry said in a statement.  

    November 4: 
    Aaron Klein, a Jewish-American journalist living in Tel Aviv, who often interviews members of Hamas and other terrorist groups, says that insiders in the group that claims to represent ISIS in the Gaza Strip says they will soon release information purporting to show how ISIS helped to bring down the Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt, killing all 224 people (mostly Russian) on board.


    November 3
    Russian plane crashes in Sudan
    At least 41 people are reported dead in the crash, which happened close to the South Sudanese capital Juba, according to initial reports.
    Reuters news agency cited witnesses claiming to have seen "at least 40" bodies at the crash site.
    The aircraft was reportedly a cargo plane with five Russian crew members and seven passengers, according to local media outlets. Two people reportedly survived the crash, including a child.

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