March 18th, 2014

Israel tightens security in wake of Flight 370 disappearance

It makes sense for Israel to be cautious:

With no trace of Beijing-bound flight MH370 after nine days, one of several theories that has emerged is that the plane was hijacked to Iran, where it could be turned into a massive and devastating weapon…

“My guess is based upon the stolen passports, and I believe Iran was involved [in the disappearance of the plane],” Issac Yeffet, formerly a global security expert for Israel’s national airline El Al told today’s Times of Israel. “They hijacked the aircraft and they landed it in a place that nobody can see or find it.”

As the search continued to widen fruitlessly, Israeli security officials and aviation authorities, who have long feared a 9/11-style attack, conducted a security assessment and rapidly implemented a series of security measures. The only one reported publicly is that Israeli air traffic controllers will demand that incoming aircraft identify themselves earlier than has so far been the case, sources told FoxNews.

The Israelis are smart. I hope they’re smart enough.

This is what our partner in negotiations, Iran, has been broadcasting recently:

In a recent video simulation broadcast by Iranian state TV after the initial agreement with the international community on a reduction in Iran’s nuclear capability was signed, the Azrieli Towers were shown being blown up by Iranian missiles.

The Israeli media has speculated that if Iran played a part in the disappearance of the plane, it is all but certain the regime would not have been directly involved. It would likely instead act through a third party, using one of the many international terror organizations Iran sponsors and maintaining plausible deniability. Tehran would not want to jeopardize the easing of international sanctions and other gains made recently at the Geneva negotiations with the US and the P5+1.

No, Iran certainly wouldn’t want to jeopardize its new standing in the international community.

6 Responses to “Israel tightens security in wake of Flight 370 disappearance”

  1. Surellin Says:

    I’m not sure – the plane could have come into Iran from the sea, but could it have done so without that big radar at Diego Garcia seeing it? It caught the plane much farther away earlier. And if the plane came into Iran farther east, it would have had to basically pass over India. Gee, ain’t this theorizing fun?

  2. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    “Iran certainly wouldn’t want to jeopardize its new standing in the international community.”

    Seriously, is there really anything the Iranians can do that would result in anything other than verbal bluster? Under no circumstances whatsoever are sanctions going to be reimposed. And once they have the bomb, at that point what difference will it make anyway?

  3. Beverly Says:

    It’s kind of interesting that the Lefties apparently think that the Worst Thing that could happen to anyone is for the rest of the herd to think ill of you.

    Insight into their mindset, non?

  4. stu Says:

    The linked article by an experienced pilot gives a very plausible explanation for what might have happened. It seems to follow the KISS principle.

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/03/mh370-electrical-fire/

  5. Artfldgr Says:

    someone found a photo of the lost plane
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ikSf1NdCtE0/UycbJ9evotI/AAAAAAAAU7g/GMElckzwRF4/s1600/1891194_683539565017961_716266373_n.jpg

  6. Hangtown Bob Says:

    Israel may find the need to prohibit ALL Boeing 777′s regardless of their markings or electronic “signatures” from entering Israeli airspace. It might take some juggling of aircraft by the international airlines, but it could be effective in stopping this particular possible threat.

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