As with the attacks at Boston, Fort Hood and Benghazi, there is every reason to suspect Islamic terrorism as the cause of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. There is no evidence of a crash.
In fact, reports about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared a week ago, suggest that the Boeing 777 extended range aircraft continued to travel in a westward direction with the transponder turned off. This indicates to me, even if it turns out not to be the case, a high probability that the plane was hijacked by Islamic terrorists.
The flight originated in Malaysia, an Islamic monarchy, with 239 people on board. Two of the passengers are Iranians traveling on one-way, cash-bought tickets after reportedly posing for pictures and apparently boarding together with stolen passports both traced to Thailand, though Interpol says the men are probably not terrorists. The Wall Street Journal reports that data shows the plane kept operating for hours. Reuters reports that technology proves that someone with aviation knowledge flew the plane west toward the Indian Ocean. The Los Angeles Times reports that the British satellite company Inmarsat confirms that the plane was flying in an “automated” “routine” transmitting electronic signals. Passengers’ families have reported that cell phone signals, texts and other data indicate that their loved ones’ cellular phones remained active after the plane disappeared.
Why do I think there’s a potential link to Islamic terrorism?
It is widely known that Moslem terrorists use commercial airliners as weapons for catastrophic acts of war. The 9/11 attack, executed with four hijacked airliners, remains the worst siege in U.S. history. The Boeing 777 is a huge aircraft and the threat of a commercial plane being used as a missile, possibly loaded with nuclear weapons or dirty bombs, is real. Malaysia is the country where the chief terrorist financing the Islamic terrorist Bojinka plot to simultaneously blow up 11 airliners was arrested. It is also well known that Islamic terrorist state sponsors such as Iran and Saudi Arabia seek to destroy the West and hijacking an airliner of that size fits the jihadist profile. The lessons of history, from Arab terrorists slitting stewardess throats to gain access to jetliner cockpits in the 1970s to Arab terrorists slitting stewardess throats to gain access to jetliner cockpits in 2001 and unsolved aviation mysteries such as the explosion of TWA 800, must not be ignored.
Americans ought to remember the first words heard by U.S. air traffic control on the morning of September 11, 2001, spoken by lead Islamic terrorist hijacker Mohammed Atta as he hijacked the cockpit of American Airlines Flight 11: “we have planes…we have some planes.”