Russian Crash Investigations Coalesces Support Around ISIS Bomb Plot

Despite the fact that Russian authorities deny the possibility that the microjet plane 9268 was downed by a bomb, according to an article by the New York Times, consensus is building on the likelihood that an ISIS bomb was responsible for the Russian crash.

So much so that the Russian deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, stated they would assign specialists to audit all of Egypt’s airport security systems and provide recommendations.

Cause of Russian crash of Microjet 9268 Is Still debated
A Shot of the Sharm el-Sheikh airport from where the Russian Crash of Microjet plane 9268 original flew from. [Sharm el-Sheikh airport services (2005) by Vyacheslev Argenberg is a Flickr image and under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) License]
On Friday morning’s broadcast of the WAMU radio program, The Diane Rehm Show, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times provided more details around the United States’ current involvement with the investigation.

“The only two who have legal access to this right now, to the crash site and to the black box and so forth are the Russians and the Egyptians; both of whom had a motive — although opposite motives — to say less than fully what they knew. The Egyptians wanted to make sure that they didn’t choke off the last place that tourists were actually going in Egypt and uh, the Russians had an interest in making sure this didn’t look like retaliation for their action inside Syria.”

Sanger goes further in the international version of the roundup to explain that, over the past few hours, there had been a coalescing of opinions positioning themselves to conclude that an explosion caused the Russian crash.

Over the weekend, Democratic representative Adam B. Schiff of California, and Republican representative Peter King of New York, expressed their confidence over strong evidence to conclude this as well stating they had been briefed by intelligence when they appeared on ABC’s weekend news program, This Week with George Stephanopolis.

As expected, the Egyptian airport is now under scrutiny by many nations who have stated they’ve collected evidence of the Russian crash, using their own intelligence sources which includes Israel, as reported in the Times Of Israel.

“Sources close to the probe have told AFP that experts involved in the investigation, with the exception of the Egyptians, ‘strongly favor’ the theory of a bomb on board.”

In the days since the Russian crash, the Wall Street Journal has detailed how the airport of origin is changing their security protocols, along with the fact that Vladimir Putin has banned all flights from Egypt to Russia.

Other news outlets are setting Americans at ease by explaining that since there are no flights connecting the United States and Egypt directly, there is no reason for the U.S. to ban flights flights from there.

As more intelligence reports claim that a bomb might have been involved, the blame is being placed on the IS affiliate of the North Sinai peninsula, which has been actively fighting against Egyptian soldiers and officers, even resulting in the reportedly mistaken killing of Mexican tourists who were attacked in September.

On November 4, the Inquisitr spoke about the discussions surrounding the possibility that the media was forming a conspiracy behind the Russian crash, where ISIS faked video footage that was apparently “leaked,” which is very much in league with most reports about all Russian-related activities, causing conspiracy theories to take hold.

As of this writing, the bodies from the Russian crash have been sent to their families, while more experts continue to probe into the cause, as other nations who feel there is reason enough to feel they’re under threat, increase their security and provide further proof that the Russian crash was caused by ISIS.

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