Was there really any doubt that the pilots of the missing Malaysian Air plane had something to do with its disappearance?
The Malaysian Prime Minister is now taking the position that U.S. authorities have take, calling the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 a “deliberate” criminal act.
The captain of Flight 370, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, was a devout supporter of the Malaysian opposition leader Answar Ibrahimm, who was sentenced to jail only couple hours before the flight took off from Kuala Lumpur to Bejing.
Authorities are now focused on crew after it was learned that the planes signaling system was turned off before the pilot made his last verbal communication with ground control, and before the plane to a sharp turn to the west.
Even more troubling is that the planes banking to west was already pre-programmed into the on-board computer.
Was this an isolated criminal act, or a broader Jihadist act of terror?
Shah’s deep devotion for Ibahimm could have terror implications, as Ibrahimm’s U.S.-based International Institute for Islamic Thought, or IIIT, has direct ties to the radical Islamic Muslim Brotherhood organization.