russian plane crash

Reporters Find TSA Misses Weapons 75% of the Time

When investigators concluded that Russia’s Metrojet airliner was blown out of the Egyptian sky by a bomb smuggled through lax airport security in Sharm el-Sheikh, the Department of Homeland Security expressed concerns that American airports might also be vulnerable.


Egypt Detains Airport Personnel as Russia Confirms Metrojet Crash Was Terrorism

The Russians have been saying they would not jump to conclusions about the nature of the Metrojet crash in Egypt until a lengthy investigation was concluded but, on Tuesday, Russian security officials suddenly declared the plane was indeed destroyed by a terrorist attack. There have also been reports of police detaining or arresting airport workers, although the Egyptian government has disputed those accounts.

The Associated Press

Putin Accuses Some G-20 Nations of Backing ISIS

Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists at the G-20 summit in Turkey that funding for ISIS comes from 40 different nations, including members of the Group of 20.

Getty Images

Report: U.S. Official ‘99.9 Percent’ Certain Russian Plane Brought Down By Terrorist Bomb

While American officials discuss terrorist bombing scenarios as a “possibility” for the crash of a Russian jetliner over Egypt on October 31, and President Obama has used that word in his public comments so far, CNN reports intelligence agencies are increasingly confident of this diagnosis. One official, speaking off the record, said it was “99.9 percent certain” that a terrorist bomb brought the plane down.

Getty Images

ISIS May Have Used ‘Inside Man’ at Airport to Plant Bomb on Russian Plane

It has been said that one reason American and British intelligence agencies suspect an ISIS bomb brought down a Russian Metrojet airliner over Egypt is that elevated “chatter” about the incident between ISIS militants was detected online. On Monday, U.S. intelligence officials told ABC News these intercepts “indicated that ISIS was in communication with someone at the airport.”

Suliman el-Oteify/AP

Egypt Officials Concede Bomb Was Most Likely Cause of Metrojet Crash

Soon after the Russians appeared to begin taking the possibility of terrorism in the Metrojet crash more seriously, placing restrictions on flights into Egypt, Egyptian authorities conceded that a bomb was the most plausible explanation for the crash.

The Associated Press

Russian Jet Crash Draws Attention to Online Bomb-Makers

One of the reasons American and British intelligence agencies suspect an ISIS-linked terrorist attack brought down the Russian Metrojet passenger plane over Egypt is the volume of online chatter between ISIS militants, who appear genuinely convinced their operatives bombed the plane. The Internet has proven useful for spreading both claims of such foul deeds and the knowledge needed to perpetrate them.

The Associated Press