The weekend downing of a Russian Metrojet plane, killing 224 people on board over the Sinai Peninsula, has been increasingly suggested to have been a bombing attack by the local ISIS affiliate. The US and British governments have both claimed some intelligence to that effect, with British PM David Cameron saying a bombing was a “strong possibility.”
Russia is so far not accepting the story, but the Foreign Ministry is complaining about Britain not giving them access to any of the intelligence they say they have on the plane, saying it is “shocking” that they say they have information but don’t want to share it.
Russian officials have tried to avoid accepting ISIS claims of responsibility so far, saying they are looking into many possibilities, but it is the Egyptian junta that’s really pushed back at the suggestion, accusing the whole allegation of being “ISIS propaganda” and insisting they are confident that security in the Sinai Peninsula is too strong for a bombing.
For Egypt, much of the backlash is likely out of fear of damage to the tourism industry, which is extremely important at the resort of Sharm el-Sheik, from where the plane took off. Several nations, including Britain, have halted flights out of the peninsula in recent days.
7 thoughts on “Russia: Shocking British Had Intelligence on Sinai Plane and Didn’t Share It”
If western democracies had information indicating a possible bomb threat on the Russian plane and neglected to share it with the Russians ? This is very telling indication of really which side they are on .
Western media and politicians have been "predicting" a terrorist attack against Russia from the first day of the Russian bombings against ISIS. Funny that. Supposedly, according to Western media, Russia is not really attacking ISIS, only moderate rebel groups. And since the US has supposedly been bombing ISIS for years there never seemed to be any concern about an attack against Western targets.
This is so transparent it defies belief that the American people don't finally wake up to the truth. But, of course they won't. Need the prodding of their government and media before they draw their "own" conclusions about anything.
And the media coverage of "stranded Brits" is even stranger – it seems designed to give the impression that it was a UK jet that fell from the sky.
Of course, that is a sensible propaganda tactic, since Cameron is using the incident to goad UK citizens into accepting more UK involvement in destroying Syria.
Even if this turned out to be a deliberate US attack, it would still be a political disaster for Putin. If the US was behind it, it would mean that Putin had got Russia into a direct conflict with the US and, by extension, NATO. Once again, even if Putin "wins", he loses!
Funny too how this happens just a couple of weeks after Ass Carter's veiled threats.
America should know by now not wanted in the middle east so far has cost upwards of 2million souls utter destruction of Iraq/Libya/ Syria/Yemen/Somalia.
Are Russia`s intelligence-gathering capacities so rickety that they have to depend on foreign intelligence services? What do their own sources tell them? The very fact that they are not telling us suggests that they already know that it was a bomb but are trying to figure out ways of limiting the enormous political damage.
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