At this point, we still don’t know what happened. There are a number of indications that the pilot may have been involved and had malicious intent, but nothing is conclusive. The Malaysian government has been no help, with its constant secrecy, evasions and half-truths. “Hagel: Terrorism Not Ruled Out on Malaysia Airlines Flight,” by Bridget Johnson for PJ Media, March 26:
When specifically asked at a press conference with his UK counterpart at the Pentagon today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that he’s still not ruling out terrorism in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
“I don’t think at this point we can rule anything in or out. I think we have to continue to search, as we are. And you know the United States continues to stay committed,” Hagel said.
He noted the U.S. has aircraft working out of Malaysia and Perth, Australia, to assist in the search.
“So until we have more information, we don’t know,” he added.
On what it means for how the U.S. can prepare security-wise, Hagel said “I think any country — and I can only speak for the United States — always is evolving and is always recognizing new challenges and threats and trying to anticipate those.”
“That’s the mission of this enterprise, security of this country, working with all our interagency partners, intelligence, homeland security,” he said. “So the world is dangerous. We recognize that. There are new threats coming at us in different ways all the time. So you have to continue to prepare.”…
That’s just empty verbiage. Until Hagel and the rest of the intelligence and security establishment in Washington begin to speak honestly about the jihad threat, we are all vulnerable to being blindsided by an attack from a quarter that the Administration does not want to admit could be the source of an attack.