October 31st, 2015.
224 Die in Sinai Air Disaster.
Incident comes days after a plot to launch false flag attacks in Syria against Russian and US aircraft was revealed.
”A Metrojet (former Kogalym Avia, Kolavia) Airbus A321-200, registration EI-ETJ performing flight 7K-9268 from Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) to St. Petersburg (Russia) with 217 passengers and 7 crew, was climbing through FL307 out of Sharm el Sheikh over the Sinai Peninsula (Position N30.16 E34.17) at 04:12Z when the aircraft disappeared from radar. Wreckage of the aircraft was later located in mountaineous terrain about 20nm south of Al-Arish (Sinai, Egypt).”
An Airbus A 321 operated by the Russian company Kogalymavia, known as Metro-jet has crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. All 224 people on board the flight are assumed to have died. There are reports that the jet has been found in the region of southern Arish and is “totally destroyed”. It is interesting that many people are reporting that the plane broke into two pieces. It is also being claimed that the speed of the plane’s descent, at around 6,000 feet per minute is not consistent with even double engine failure. In the case of double engine failure the flight could glide to the ground far more slowlyaviation specialists are claiming.
‘A security officer from the search and rescue team dispatched to the scene said the Russian airline Kogalymavia, known as Metrojet, was “completely destroyed with all on board likely to have died”.
The cause of the crash is not known.It is more than seven months since the last previous major air disaster, the German Wings Flight 9525 incident of March that was blamed ludicrously on a suicidal pilot. .
The Metro-jet flight was scheduled to fly from Sharm el Sheikh to St. Petersburg and disappeared 23 minutes into flight. It is being reported that the flight made a rapid descent for several minutes prior to disappearing.
The Sinai peninsula was the part of Egypt that Israel occupied between 1967 and 1982 when they left the region under the peace deal between Egypt and Israel negotiated under the US Carter administration.
The Israelis completed their Sinai departure on April 25th, 1982.
The Sinai region of Northern Egypt is at least in part under the control of fighters who have pledged allegiance to the “Islamic State” leader Baghdadi and operate under the name Wilyat (region) Sinai.
It has long seemed strange that the area of Egypt closest to Israel is where extremist fighters are engaging in a low-level civil war but never land any blows on Israel… ever.
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The Fort Russ Syria Plot.
One interesting report that surfaced in recent days was the alleged leak of a conversation during which plans were being made to conduct a series of false flag attacks in Syria in order to promote war between the US and Russia.
The plot supposedly unveiled by the leak involved a series of events, including the destruction of a Kurdish village on Syria to be blamed on Russian war planes. The shoot down of a Russian aircraft and also a US plane to be somehow blamed on the Russians.
When I came across this on Friday it was filed under the “too good to be true” tag. After the demise of Metrojet 9268 it is hard to see it that way. Now it seems that the plot they stumbled upon centered in the Ukraine and Georgia was only one of several scheduled as the Western elite seek to make their displeasure towards Russia known via the customary “deep message” method.
This is the key excerpt.
“So, the whole group will be in Latakia, in the Al-Nusra zone, the goal is to shoot down American plane. They will get flight information, there is a local Kurd there for that. The plan is turning out very cool! American plane will be shot down by Russian military. This will be told by the Prisoner, that the target was shot down from PZRK. The scene will be amusing, the whole world will talk about it.’
“After this group will go to Hasaka, it is a city near the Kurds and there they will destroy a Kurdish village, the Russians will do everything. In return, the Kurds will shoot down a Russian plane with Stingers. The goal is to pit the Americans and Russians in Syria. The Turks will be grateful, they promise to rouse the Crimean Tatars.’
ISIL in Sinai Claim Responsibility?
These claims are never to be accepted at face value and Flight 7k9268 was flying at 31,000 feet when it first experienced a problem. This height is beyond the reach of all manpad anti-aircraft systems and a complete multi-vehicle anti-aircraft system with a radar as well as firing vehicle would be required to strike a plane at that altitude , but it is interesting that someone is claiming responsibility for this in their name.
According to the Hindu Times this is the claim.
“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 God,”
Mohamed Ibrahim @Ipress_
#Sinai IS branch claims responsibility for the Russian Plane Crash #KGL9268 #Egypt
The Guardian reported that the Russian and Egyptian Governments believed the claims were not true
“Russia’s transport minister Maksim Sokolov has said that the claim Islamic State militants brought down the plane “can’t be considered accurate”.
Shadi Bushra, reporting for the Guardian in Cairo, has also spoken to Mohamed Samir, Egypt’s army spokesman, who also refuted the claim.
They can put out whatever statements they want but there is no proof at this point that terrorists were responsible for this plane crash.
We will know the true reasons when the civil aviation authority in coordination with Russian authorities completes its investigation.
But the army sees no authenticity to their claims or their video.’
There is zero chance this video is authentic. Even if the highly unlikely ISIL in Sinai claim turns out to be correct, there is almost no chance this is the right plane. The video seems old, modern mobile phones and cameras do not produce images like this and it is also clear that the aircraft in this video is flying far lower than 31, 000 feet.
The reader can decide for themselves.
ISIS Claimed Video of Russian Sinai Shoot Down
It is very strange that the bodies of the victims are starting to arrive at the Cairo morgue yet no footage of the crash scene or wreckage has surfaced.
Egypt: Victims of Russian passenger plane crash arrive at morgue in Cairo
Other than the fact that Metro-jet 9268 has crashed in the Sinai and those on-board are probably dead, this event remains a mystery and to try to draw even speculative conclusions is foolish at the moment.
The possibility that is deeply worrying at this time is that a US airliner were to meet a similar fate in the near future.
I cannot confirm the authenticity of the Fort Russ leak. It may well be true, or it is possibly an act of psychological warfare but there is one thing that they got right for sure and that is that the plotters want major war between Russia and the USA because without it they lose. In Ukraine and in Syria they lose unless they can initiate a major war.
The tragic demise of Metro-jet 7K9268 will not be enough on its own to accomplish their goals. It is therefore highly likely that whatever the cause of the Metro-jet disaster in Egypt, we will see an increase in desperate attempts to foment major war in the near future.
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