Islamic State (ISIS) in Sinai released this footage of the crashing plane. The Russian plane crash in Egypt killed all 224 people aboard.
The horror. Earlier I reported that the Islamic State took credit — while the media is citing “mechanical difficulties.” The enemedia is always covering for jihad and Obama.
Obama’s junior varsity team. Putin is no Obama. It’s about to get real.
CAIRO: A militant group affiliated to ISIS in Egypt claimed responsibility for the downing of a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Saturday, the group said in a statement circulated by supporters on Twitter.
TRAGIC pictures have emerged of the Russian plane crash which ISIS militants claim they caused in revenge for air strikes in Syria, killing all 224 people on board.
A Russian jet crashed in Egypt could have been downed by ISISHeartbreaking photographs show the mangled wreckage of the doomed airliner and the personal possessions of its passengers strewn across the desert floor.Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail visited the scene this afternoon, at one point being shown the plane’s black box recorder by rescue teams.Earlier today Terror Monitor, an online terrorist monitoring organisation, said it had received a statement from Islamic State militants claiming responsibility for the attack.The group, which watches terrorist groups around the world, tweeted an image of the Arabic statement and wrote: “#IslamicState (#ISIS) terror group claims downing of Russian aircraft in #Sinai.”The unverified statement, written in Arabic, says the flight crash was NOT a technical fault, as reported by security sources.It goes on to say that the attack was “in response to Russian airstrikes that killed hundreds of Muslims on Syrian land”. …Today two international airlines announced they will now reroute their flights to avoid flying over the Sinai area in light of the claims.German company Lufthansa and Air France both said they will actively blacklist the area until a clear explanation is provided of what caused the crash.A spokesman for the Lufthansa said: “We took the decision to avoid the area because the situation and the reasons for the crash were not clear.”The carrier is the owner of budget airline Germanwings, which was at the centre of one of the worst tragedies in aviation history when crazed pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed flight 4U9525 into the Alps in March this year.
Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail visits the crash scene
Wreckage of the doomed airliner is strewn across the desert floor
The Prime Minister is shown the plane’s black box recorder
A passenger’s clothes lie on the floor at the scene of the crash
Last month Moscow launched a bombing campaign against the twisted terror group, which controls vast swathes of Syria and has forced thousands of people to flee the country.Vladimir Putin’s bid to wipe out ISIS has been so successful that almost a million Syrians are elected to return to their homeland.The translated statement read: “The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders.”They were all killed, thanks be to God.”News agency AFP has also reported ISIS has claimed responsiblity for the downing of the Russian plane.The agency reported the statement also read: “The soldiers of the caliphate succeeded in bringing down a Russian plane in Sinai.”Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on her Facebook page that Russian Embassy personnel in Egypt are working to clarify the situation.
This picture emerged of the crash scene this afternoon
The wreckage has been spread over a three mile radius
Terror Monitor posted the statement allegedly from ISIS
Relatives and the friends of passengers aboard the Metrojet flight that crashed in Egypt
Russia’s transport minister said claims terrorists caused the Russian plane to crash “can’t be considered accurate”, though security officials are working on clarification.Russia has declared tomorrow a day of mourning.Vladimir Putin has launched a severe air strike campaign against Islamic State in Syria over the last couple of weeks.Russian security forces claim to have destroyed 1,600 ISIS targets.
The crash happened over Sinai during a flight from El-Sheikh to the Russian city of St Petersburg
Russia plane crash victims Anton Bogdanov and Alena Moiseeva were among the 17 children killed
Anastasia Bogdanova and Olga Sheina died on the Russian jet
Egypt’s North Sinai is home to a two-year-old Islamist insurgency and militants who support Islamic State have killed hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police in recent months.Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Hossam Kemal said it was “too soon to determine the cause”.It is believed most of the passengers travelling on the plane were Russian tourists. There are no reports of British nationals on board.The first pictures of the Russian plane victims have started to emerge, including young children.Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said he was “deeply shocked”.He tweeted: “I am deeply shocked by the plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula. The tragedy will be thoroughly investigated, the families will receive aid.”
Yulia Buleyva and Valeria Bogdanova were killed in the Russia plane crash
David Cameron tweeted his condolences to the victims of the Russia plane crash.He wrote: “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims of the Russian plane crash in Egypt and the Bucharest nightclub fire.”Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed officials to go to the crash site to investigate.A statement from the prime minister’s office said PM Sherif Ismail had formed a cabinet level crisis committee to deal with the crash.Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said he was “deeply shocked”.He tweeted: “I am deeply shocked by the plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula. The tragedy will be thoroughly investigated, the families will receive aid.”Russia’s top Investigative Committee has launched a case against airline Kogalymavia under an article regulating “violation of rules of flights and preparations for them”.Initial reports suggested contact had been made with the passenger plane after it went missing but later Egyptian authorities confirmed the tragic news.Russian news sources said the captain reported technical faults soon after leaving Sharm el-Sheikh and asked for a route change.
Yury Shein and his daughter Anastasia
Vladimir Putin is in the midst of a airstrike campaign against ISIS in Syria
Latest reports suggest the fight 7K9268 went off radar 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh at 5.51am.Mike Vivian, former head of flight operations at the CAA warned it’s a “popular route with Britons”.He said: “A321 is a very good aircraft and it has a good safety record.”I would be surprised if the aircraft was a factor. It is a small airline and it is difficult to know who the operator was as there are multiple. It looks as if the airline flies only domestic routes in Russia but does go down to Turkey and Egypt.”The plane operator Kogalymavia is also known as MetroJet.
File photo of an Airbus-321Source: Shutterstock/Dejan Milinkovic
AN ISLAMIC STATE affiliate group has claimed responsibility for downing a Russian passenger plane in the Sinai peninsula, where the jihadists are waging an insurgency.
“The soldiers of the caliphate succeeded in bringing down a Russian plane in Sinai,” said the statement from the group.
Russia’s transport minister has said the claim can’t be “considered accurate”, while a spokesperson for Egypt’s military said there is “no proof at this point”.
Emergency services have reached the wreckage. They say that there are no survivors of the 224 people on board. This includes 17 children.
The plane with 214 Russian and three Ukranian passengers, and seven crew, had taken off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in the south Sinai bound for Saint Petersburg. It lost contact with air traffic control 23 minutes later.
Reuters reports that the plane split in two and landed vertically. Despite claims from IS, a security source told the agency that the crash was due to a “technical fault”.
Egyptian security and medical officials said there were no survivors from flight 7K9268, and that the bodies of the passengers and debris were spread out over an area of five square kilometres.
The Russian embassy in Cairo said:
Unfortunately, all passengers of Kogalymavia flight 9268 Sharm el-Sheikh-Saint Petersburg have died. We issue condolences to family and friends.
The Russian emergency ministry published a list of names of the passengers, ranging in age from a 10-month-old girl to a 77-year-old woman.
The Egyptian government said 15 bodies had been recovered and transferred to a morgue so far.
A senior Egyptian air traffic control official said the pilot told him in their last communication that he was having trouble with the radio system. The pilot had reported his intention to attempt to land at the nearest airport.
The Airbus 321 came down in the Hassana area, roughly y 100 kilometres south of the North Sinai town of El-Arish, where Egyptian forces are currently fighting an insurgency from the so-called Islamic State group.
The Russian government has sent an investigations team to the site, and declared a day of mourning. The Israeli Defence Force is also assisting with the search.
The IS affiliate, which is waging a deadly insurgency in the Sinai, claimed that “the soldiers of the caliphate succeeded in bringing down a Russian plane” there.
It said this was in revenge for Russian air strikes against militants in Syria, where IS controls territories that straddle Iraq.
Three military experts said IS in Sinai does not have surface-to-air missiles capable of hitting a plane at high altitude.
But they could not exclude the possibility of a bomb on board or a surface-to-air missile strike if the plane had descended for an emergency landing.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail had canceled a visit to the city of Ismailiya and formed an operations room to follow up on the situation.
Sergei Lzvolsky, an official with the Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia told Interfax news agency that the plane had departed Egypt’s Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh at 5:51 am local time (03:51 GMT).
Russia’s Investigative Committee said it had launched a criminal probe into any possible violation of air safety rules, a standard procedure when air crashes involving Russian planes occur. It is also sending investigators to the scene
He said the aircraft did not make contact as expected with air traffic controllers in Cyprus, and “since then the plane has not made contact and has not appeared on radars”.
Prior to confirmation from the Egyptian prime minister, it was reported that the company operating the flight was able to confirm the flight was safely flying through Turkish airspace. It was also believed the plane may have crashed near Cyprus.
Where ARE all those Palestinians, the proclaimed one million of them who lived in Israel before they were ‘displaced’?
Nowhere, because they never existed.
And where are all the mosques for those “1 million Palestinians”? With Muslims comes mosques. There can be no Muslim population without a large proportion of mosques. If they had been 1 million at the turn of the Century, or even in 1920 after they began immigrating to fight the British, with their rapid population growth Palestine would consist of over 40 million people today and not 4 million. That alone proves the Palestinian jihad lies. Their population is small because they are new invaders and occupiers who arrived late with an aim to commit jihad. They never lost land that was never theirs to begin with!
The British army permitted merely a few Ottomans to remain due to religious observations, the rest was Jewish. In reality according to eyewitness reports the barren British Mandate had a very small number of people living on it. Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) was a French photographer and writer who was active in the Middle East. Four years after his arrival he reported 15,000 prints of Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and Greece, and 9,000 stereoscopic-views. He traveled to the region several times and we hear of no mass population of Palestinians, which contradicts everything the Palestinians lie about to the world.
His pictures did not manage to capture any photographs of a single so-called ‘Palestinian’ who are suppose to have lost land to Jewish occupation, if we believe Arab propaganda. All he found was a few bedouines passing through and some remnants of the Ottoman Turks. Guess why? Because the “Palestinian” people as we know them today never existed.
The original philistines which the Arab jihadi’s named themselves after were a small group of lawless bandits who occupied the region near Gaza by force and died out before the birth of Christ. Islam was created over 600 years after the death of Christ and is the world’s youngest religion.
Palestinians are a fake creation ordered and constructed by the Grand Mufti Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin el-Husseini[1889-1974]. They were basically discovered (formed and invented) and originate from mass immigration from Egypt and Saudi Arabia with purpose to commit jihad. The Egyptian fighters ended up in Gaza and the Saudi fighters ended up in the West Bank according to their rout of entry.
This has been well documented by British government reports from the British Mandate and from Transjordan. It also fits the video clips and rants by Hamas leaders, who seem well aware that Palestinians are fake yet continue to argue that they ‘lost land’. We are dealing with a terrorist organization here, and not a people who became victims of loss of land.
It is also important to pay attention to the fact that once Israel had been assigned to be returned to the Jewish people in 1917, Muslims rapidly began to pour into the region from other countries with a purpose to kill them. The first conflict and killing in Israel/Palestine was initiated by the Muslims. At that point to control the population influx the British government stopped Jewish people from entering the area. So for a short span, the Muslim population suddenly became a majority. Not for natural reasons but due to their rapid invasion and occupation. Therefore, if we look at timeline of events in history we will quite easily see that the REAL occupiers of the region are the Muslims.
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): Birket, Israel in late 1800’s.Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): Jews at the Western wall in 1870.Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): Yessayi Garabedian, the Armenian Patriarch in Jerusalem.
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): W.C. Prime 1857 in “Tent Life in the Holy Land”
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): From Thomas Shaw, Travels and Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant, London, 1767, S. 331 ff.
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): Dome of the Rock 1875 (Where are all the “Palestinians” in their so-called displaced and occupied holiest site?). The Dome of the Rock was originally a Jewish synagogue, and later, a Christian cathedral but was conquered and occupied by Muslims who converted it to a mosque. The entire region was bathing in blood from the Muslim conquest.
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): Israeli man riding a donkey
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): Grinding corn in Jerusalem c. 1870
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): Entry of Pilgrims into Bethlehem at Christmas time, Palestine c. 1870
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): Women pray at the Western wall in Jerusalem in 1899.
Bonfils and other historic records do mention that an occasional Arab bedouines would pass through the ‘barren land’ to reach other destinations but they would not stay. There is no mention anywhere, ever, of a “Palestinian” people with permanent settlement in the British Mandate.
The Garden of Gethsemane, general view by F?lix Bonfils ca. 1885. This is an original vintage Albumen print on a thin sheet of paper with sepia color and slightly glossy surface, signed in the negative (within a red circle). Showing a view overlooking from the temple mount of Jerusalem towards Mount of Olives. In the center the Garden of Gethsemane and Kidron Valley. Above the garden, is the Eastern Russian Orthodox Church of St. Maria Magdalena inaugurated in 1888. On the left is the tomb of the Virgin Mary and the Church Of The Assumption. Size: 28 X 22 cm (11 x 8.5 inches). This photograph is documented in the list of Felix Bonfils Photographs (“Die Provincia Arabia”), in the Department of Rare Books, Princeton University Library, Box 6, File 25, and Photograph No. 303. (http://libweb2.princeton.edu/rbsc2/aids/msslist/maindex.htm).
St. Stephen’s Gate Jerusalem circa 1870. This is an original vintage Albumen print on a thin sheet of paper with sepia color and slightly glossy surface, depicting the gate known as St Stephen’s in the eastern wall surrounding the old city of Jerusalem. This gate is also known as the Lions gate because of the decorations to the right and left of the gate. These are actually panthers which were the symbols of Baibars (1223 –1277 CE). Baibars was the first Mamluk Sultan of Egypt and Syria. He defeated the crusaders who came to defend their Kingdom of Jerusalem in the 8th and 9th crusades. Saint Stephen was an early follower of Jesus. He was stoned to death in the mid 4th century CE and is considered the first martyr. Tradition puts the act of stoning outside this eastern gate, hence its name. In this picture we see that the path to the gate is slightly barred by earth. This was cleared around 1880. Inside the gate are Ottoman soldiers. This is an unsigned picture in relatively good condition with only minute foxing. there are some tears to the top and top right sides.
Porte St Etienne St. Stephen’s Gate Bonfils circa 1880. This is an original vintage Albumen print on a thin sheet of paper pasted on cardboard with sepia color and slightly glossy surface, numbered 273, depicting the gate known as St Stephen’s in the eastern wall surrounding the old city of Jerusalem. This gate is also known as the Lions gate because of the decorations to the right and left of the gate. These are actually panthers which were the symbols of Baibars (1223 –1277 CE). Baibars was the first Mamluk Sultan of Egypt and Syria. He defeated the crusaders who came to defend their Kingdom of Jerusalem in the 8th and 9th crusades. Saint Stephen was an early follower of Jesus. He was stoned to death in the mid 4th century CE and is considered the first martyr. Tradition puts the act of stoning outside this eastern gate, hence its name. This is an unsigned picture by Bonfils in very good condition with no foxing. Jerusalem Mosque of Omar [a confiscated synagogue that had been converted into a mosque) by Felix Bonfils ca. 1870. This is an original vintage Albumen print on a thin sheet of paper with sepia color and slightly glossy surface, signed in the negative (within a red circle). The picture shows the Dome of the Rock that is also called the Mosque of Omar. It was built in 691 AD by the Khalif Abd El Malik on the rocky top of Mount Moriah about 600 years after the Romans destroyed the Jewish temple. It was named after the Khalif Omar who captured Jerusalem from the Byzantine Christians in 638. In close proximity to the Dome of the Rock are three Ottoman freestanding qubbas (small domed structures) these qubbas are all single-unit buildings, their domes supported by six or eight open arches. With view looking south, to the left of the Dome of the Rock is the Dome of the Chain. To the right are the small Dome of the Prophet and the larger Dome of the Miraj. Size: 28 X 22 cm (11 x 8.5 inches). This photograph is documented in the list of Felix Bonfils Photographs (“Die Provincia Arabia”), in the Department of Rare Books, Princeton University Library, Box 19, File 9, and Photograph No. 278. (http://libweb.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/aids/brunnow.html). Vallée de Josaphat, by Felix Bonfils ca. 1870. Photo number 290. This is an original vintage Albumen print on a thin sheet of paper with sepia color and slightly glossy surface, signed in the negative, showing the northen entrance to the valley of Jehosaphat, or Kidron Valley. The road on the left is the road to Jerico which passes through Betheny. Above and below the road many tombstoens are visible. This is the Jewish cemetry on Mount of Olives. The monument in the middle is called Absalom’s Tomb after king David’s son. There are various monuments of this sort in the valley all dating from the 2nd or 1st centuries BCE. This photograph is documented in the list of Felix Bonfils Photographs in the Department of Rare Books, Princeton University Library, Box 6, folder 15. (http://diglib.princeton.edu/ead/getEad?id=ark:/88435/sj1391972#series1subseriesE). The prolific photographer Félix Bonfils was born on 8 March 1831 in France. In 1867 he moved to Beirut with his wife Lydie (b. 1837), and son Adrien (b. 1861) and set up a photographic studio. Bonfils published many albums focusing on specific regions or themes from various sites along the eastern Mediterranean. Bonfils died in 1885.