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Israel Prepares To Withstand Possible Attack By Hijacked Malaysia Flight 370...good move?

Space Invader 2014/03/17 02:52:33
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As the possibility--however remote--grows that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 may have been hijacked and taken to a hidden location, Israeli authorities are preparing for the possibility that the hijackers might attempt to use the Boeing 777 to mount an attack.

According to the Times of Israel, Israel's Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier.

Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia.

Pakistan has already said that the flight never registered on its radar, but at least one expert has suggested the flight could have landed in Bangladesh, whose air defenses presumably would be weaker.

Though the possibility that the Boeing 777 could be used in a terror attack is mere speculation, it is evidently being taken seriously by Israel. A plane filled with nuclear material would not need to be in Israeli airspace long to do catastrophic damage, even if shot down.

There are no reports yet that the U.S. is taking similar measures, and U.S. officials have suggested recently that the likeliest fate of flight 370 was a crash into the Indian Ocean.

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  • Space Invader 2014/03/17 02:53:20
    yes
    Space Invader
    +14
    The world hates Israel....and Israel will defend itself; even though it's friends are becoming few and far between

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  • Simpattyco 2014/04/12 15:53:45
    yes
    Simpattyco
    +1
    MORE THAN LIKELY IT IS GOING TO BE US
  • Greatbear100~support our vets 2014/03/19 17:17:59
    yes
    Greatbear100~support our vets
    +1
    In today's world all western democracies need to be prepared for the unexpected..if Bush had listened to warnings and intelligence reports 9/11 may have been prevented.
  • CocaColaCandy 2014/03/18 16:48:52 (edited)
    Undecided
    CocaColaCandy
    +1
    If in fact the plane was stolen to be fitted as a weapon, only one of many possibilities, then while Israel is a potential target so are many others. It never hurts to be prepared I suppose. But personally I think it far more likely that China would need an eye on the sky, given recent events, the flight that was chosen, what is known of the most likely suspects and a potential Kazakhstan flight path. But it's all pure speculation at the moment.
  • Chancy 2014/03/18 13:28:18 (edited)
    yes
    Chancy
    +1
    this is what Meshaal says:

    bmbmbbmb
    Hamas leader vows many Palestinians soon will murder Israelis for Allah

    Mashaal

    " Suicide is our Life"


    no mention of Peace
  • **StarzAbove** 2014/03/17 22:22:17
    yes
    **StarzAbove**
    It's good that they are bracing themselves for a possible attack. I certainly hope this is only speculation. If Israel gets hit, then we will be in WWIII!
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2014/03/17 20:34:01
    yes
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    +1
    Israel is the most likely target, given the proximity of the events of Flight 370. i would venture that this will be much uglier than 9/11. 9/11 was educationally destructive. Flight 370 did NOT experience any catastrophic-failure.....yet!
  • Bothergirl 2014/03/17 17:19:23
    yes
    Bothergirl
    +2
    Very good idea. Pray for Israel!!!
  • sammanilla 2014/03/17 16:36:27
    yes
    sammanilla
    +3
    Surely Israel has more info that we have. Given that, yes, it's a good move.
  • Adam Ruck 2014/03/17 16:33:12
    yes
    Adam Ruck
    +4
    A nuke from Iran on a jet with a suicide bomber, we should all be prepared.
  • frank 2014/03/17 16:14:32
    yes
    frank
    +2
    Can you imagine how much damage a 777 filled with explosions can cause if flown by a Suicide pilot.
  • Bothergirl frank 2014/03/17 17:21:09
    Bothergirl
    +1
    Horrific
  • ocean master 2014/03/17 14:21:13
    yes
    ocean master
    +2
    it is a real possibility---it looks now that the plane did not crash
  • fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust" 2014/03/17 14:08:22
    yes
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +2
    Every country has plans for nearly every eventuality. That's what they are supposed to do. Making plans AFTER a catastrophe has happened is irresponsible.
    In preparing for the eventuality (no matter how remote) of the missing 777 being used as a weapon, Israel is just being prudent.
    The fact that the two pilots were Muslim but not especially pious, let alone radical means nothing. Nobody who knew them thought the Tsarnaev brothers could be terrorists.
  • Dennis Swanson 2014/03/17 13:50:55
    yes
    Dennis Swanson
    +2
    They know something we don't. it a secret  it a secret
  • Q 2014/03/17 12:53:45
    yes
    Q
    +4
    While its a remote possibility that the missing plane landed somewhere and is being filled with dirty bomb materials or even conventional explosives to be used as a manned missile it's wise for Israel and other potential target nations to be on the lookout for something of the sort, at least until the plane wreckage is found anyway. Its the who knows factor....
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2014/03/17 12:43:33
    yes
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Israel should preemptively strike Iran to take out the controllers.
  • NCRanger 2014/03/17 11:17:08
    None of the above
    NCRanger
    +1
    MOST idiotic thing I have heard! That 777 is in PIECES at the bottom of the ocean! If one wanted to acquire a jet for an attack, there are many other ways! Doubtlessly the same morons who think the WTC's were taken down with explosives and that we never landed on the MOON!
  • fuzzy K... NCRanger 2014/03/17 14:12:07
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +3
    If one wanted to acquire a jet for an attack what better way than a missing, presumed lost one?
    Regardless, no matter how remote the possibility, any responsible nation should be prepared for any eventuality. Israel is just being responsible.
  • beachbum NCRanger 2014/03/17 17:10:31
    beachbum
    +1
    Most idiotic? I've heard a lot more idiot stuff coming from DC.
  • SomeOldGuy 2014/03/17 10:57:00
    yes
    SomeOldGuy
    +6
    It crossed my mind that the projected possible flight paths might lead to Israel. It hadn't crossed my mind that the plane might be loaded with dirty fissionables though. Now that the possibility has been thought of - yes, it makes sense that Israel be prepared to deal with the possible attack.

    Always plan for the worst possible contingencies. We have already witnessed Islam using hijacked airliners to attack the world.
  • dubbie 2014/03/17 10:34:11
    yes
    dubbie
    +8
    Don't blame Israel at all , Just a couple a days ago Iran threatened Israel again, said their demise was coming soon .Coincidental or did they get the hardware they were looking for ?
  • FlyGalsMom dubbie 2014/03/18 02:22:52
  • dubbie FlyGalsMom 2014/03/18 10:24:09
    dubbie
    +1
    Yep and it falls under pre existing
  • Space I... dubbie 2014/03/18 13:20:14
    Space Invader
    +1
    under the ACA? Good one!!
  • Catnip 2014/03/17 10:13:01
    yes
    Catnip
    +9
    Very wise precaution. If 370 has been hijacked to a rogue nation, it is possible that this rogue nation has a nuke in its possession, but no means of delivery to its intended target. With the hijacking of 370, now they do. It's not just Israel who has to worry.

    Speaking hypothetically, of course.
  • P. Sturm 2014/03/17 10:03:57
    yes
    P. Sturm
    +3
    A wise precaution.
  • john richardson 2014/03/17 06:08:18
    yes
    john richardson
    +5
    By all means,Israel can't afford to make one small mistake. Netanyahu WON'T make the same blunder in Israel that Obozo did in Banghazi on 911s anniversary. Who could've seen that one coming, right Libs ? But then again I'm comparing Obozo to a real man who no one ever accused of being a PC.or careless leader .
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2014/03/17 06:08:13
    yes
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +4
    Interesting but Israel has one of the most well defended airspace's in the world. The issue is it's a small one.

    It usually appears to me that this administration discounts such especially during campaign season. Odd how it appears to be constantly campaign season where they are concerned.
  • sjalan 2014/03/17 06:05:16 (edited)
    yes
    sjalan
    +5
    And where should the jet be aimed but at the shrine in Mecca. What better way to blame Israel than to destroy a holy site in Saudi Arabia.

    OR

    The temple mount Dome.

    Either way Israel gets the blame and sets up an potential for war once again in the Middle East

    Mecca Islamic Shrine

    Dome of the Rock
  • littleb... sjalan 2014/03/17 17:30:39
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Yikes O Rama!
  • sjalan littleb... 2014/03/17 19:10:07
    sjalan
    +2
    yep Islamic extremists would do anything to provoke a war against Israel
  • littleb... sjalan 2014/03/17 19:17:32
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    I realize. Just that your very plausible theory is chilling to say the least! We don't always see eye to eye but I most surely agree with you that it's beyond nuts!
  • sjalan littleb... 2014/03/17 19:23:32
    sjalan
    +1
    Yeah you're right. But follow it to the logical conclusion, Who wins? Islam, they get rid of Israel, and get to play the martyr at the same time.

    Extremists are rampant in the world of Islam and we find them in Christendom as well. Look at what the Evangelicals have done in Africa!!?? They have exported their hate message there too.
  • littleb... sjalan 2014/03/17 19:32:33
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    Oh....I agree! Not long ago I read "King Leopold's Ghost". Grizzly! Opens ones eyes to the horrid misuse of the great faiths for sure.
  • sjalan littleb... 2014/03/17 19:35:08
    sjalan
    +1
    Frankly I think the best thing that could happen to mankind in general would be to eliminate all organized religion. Think/believe what you want in your own home but having huge multiple trillion dollar religious industry is outrageous
  • littleb... sjalan 2014/03/17 19:45:32
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    LOL....it in theory could be the best laid plans of mice & men ever.
  • sjalan littleb... 2014/03/17 19:49:00
    sjalan
    +1
    What most people don't know is that it is predicted in the Bible that mankind will indeed get so tired of the false religions that they will get rid of religious groups Rev. 17-19
  • littleb... sjalan 2014/03/17 20:58:15
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Know the passage well. Makes one think!
  • sjalan littleb... 2014/03/18 00:59:39
    sjalan
    +1
    I can't wait!
  • Rebel [SHP] 2014/03/17 05:59:31
    yes
    Rebel [SHP]
    +5
    Considering no one knows where it is and we do think it's been hijacked...until we can find a crash site...it should be considered as a man driven missile.

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