Geller has been following the story with enthusiasm at her blog, Atlas Shrugged, seizing on every theory that might involve terrorism by Islamist radicals. When it was announced that the holders of two stolen passports on the plane were Iranians, Geller wrote, “an Iranian connection would not surprise me at all. Iran is not afraid of Obama.” When she heard that a Uighur Muslim with flight training was on the flight, she latched onto that.
And now, as investagors turn their attention to the plane’s pilot and copilot, Geller writes that “we are all sitting ducks” unless Muslims are banned from piloting commercial airliners.
Entebbe style hijacking, perhaps? Whatever it is, it’s an evolution in air travel terror.
The Captain disabled the signaling system on the missing Malaysia Airlines jet before he spoke to Malaysian air traffic control, without hinting at any trouble.
How is the TSA going to screen for this? No Muslim pilots? That’s never going to happen. So we are all sitting ducks until the next time.
This morning, during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Republican Senator and rising party star Kelly Ayotte (NH) cited Iranian propaganda in explaining her opposition to President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.
“I have not made up my mind,” Ayotte began, before warning that Hagel has not expressed sufficient commitment to using military force against Iran if it develops nuclear weapons. She then pointed to Iranian propaganda, noting that the country “reacted favorably” to his nomination:
AYOTTE: Iran, this week, kind of reacted favorably somewhat. There were statements that were favorable to his nomination, in fact, they said they were hopeful that with his nomination, they hoped that we would change our policies. What I want to make sure is that Iran is actually not hopeful, but they are fearful as a result of our nominee from a Secretary of Defense perspective, because I think that will cause them to stop marching toward acquiring a nuclear weapon, not hope that we’ll change our policies, they need to change their policies.
On Tuesday, the Iranians responded to the Hagel nomination and used it to take a backhanded slap at the United States, saying, “We hope there will be practical changes in American foreign policy and that Washington becomes respectful of the rights of nations.” Unfortunately, neo-conservatives — desperate to derail Hagel — jumped on the propaganda from Iran’s foreign ministry to make their case.