Wednesday, June 10, 2009

People with ties to terrorists were on Board Flight AF 447

Hmm... Something about this story just seems fishy to me. I am not sure what it is, but from their inability to find the wreckage, the missing black boxes, and the new found terrorist ties, it seems very strange to me:
Two passengers with names linked to Islamic terrorism were on the Air France flight which crashed with the loss of 228 lives, it has emerged.

French secret servicemen established the connection while working through the list of those who boarded the doomed Airbus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 31.

Soon after news of the fatal crash broke, agents working for the DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure), the French equivalent of MI6, were dispatched
to Brazil.

It was there that they established that two names on the passenger list are also on highly-classified documents listing the names of radical Muslims considered a threat to the French Republic.

A source working for the French security services told Paris weekly L'Express that the link was "highly significant".

Agents are now trying to establish dates of birth for the two dead passengers, and family connections.

There is a possibility the name similarities are simply a "macabre coincidence", the source added, but the revelation is still being "taken very seriously".

France has received numerous threats from Islamic terrorist groups in recent months, especially since French troops were sent to fight in Afghanistan.
Maybe its just me...

On a semi-related note... do we really need planes that look like buses? I mean, airline industries are going down, should we really be naming a failing transportation method after an already failed transportation method. (BTW, not saying I like this, I love the Bus, but still).


Zaid at UGA said...

I'm not going to jump towards terrorism or conspiracy just yet, but the plot thickens with two serious anti-illegal arms campaigners aboard the flight: