We can not forget or ignore Metrojet Flight 9268, which was supposed to fly from Sharm el_Sheikh but instead of arriving at Saint Petersburg as scheduled, crashed on the Sinai Peninsula, killing the 217 passengers and 7 crew members. And while the investigators still have not made conclusive decisions on what they believe happened, evidence appears, at this juncture, to point to the likelihood of a bomb having been planted by an EgyptAir mechanic whose cousin had joined up with Isis in Syria.
Other causes of the crash which are being ruled out are metal fatigue, overheating lithium batteries, being shot down, unknown part failure, and fuel explosion.
News sources such as Reuters have reported that, although official sources are publicly denying connections, several people have been “detained,” including the aforementioned EgyptAir mechanic, a baggage handler, and two policemen. The bomb is purported to have been in a handbag that Isis delivered to those involved at the airport.
In November, the head of Russia’s FSB security service said a homemade explosive device brought down Metrojet Flight 9268.
ISIS posted pictures of what it claims was the bomb on its online magazine, Dabiq.
As always, the voices of the dead cry out for an honest investigation, and justice for the families.