Retired Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney points to the fact that the U.S. Navy has called off its search of the oceans and the Israelis have placed their Air Force on high air defense alert. McInerney said there are at least three bases in Taliban-controlled areas of western Pakistan that could handle the 777 jet.
WND (h/t Frederic F) Retired Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney — the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal with 17 oak-leaf clusters, Distinguished Service Medal and other honors — is suggesting searchers looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 take a look at possible landing spots in Taliban-controlled Pakistan.
In an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, McInerney said his recommendation was based on information from sources he was unwilling to disclose on television as well as the analysis of an intelligence service called LIGNET.
McInerney said the free world needs to be worried until the location of the jet, which disappeared March 8 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, is determined. “My concern is if this airplane could be used as a bearer of a weapon of mass destruction or even conventional munitions that could attack a carrier, Israel, our allies,” he said. “We have to be very alert until we know exactly where this airplane is.”
LIGNET, the Langley Intelligence Group Network, provides global intelligence and forecasting by former CIA officers and others. The LIGNET report McInerney cited noted that the Malaysian government “reportedly is investigating the possibility that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 avoided radar detection and landed in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border inside Taliban-controlled territory, according to the UK Independent.”