EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed last week and the wreckage wasn’t located for several days.
As soon as the initial story of Flight 804 disappearing off the radar hit the news there was speculation about Islamic terrorism.
Here’s the background on the story.
Donald Trump was among the first to point the finger at the “Religion of Peace” when he tweeted:
Needless to say peace-loving Democrats were quick to criticize him:
His post on Twitter drew criticism from Robert M. Gates, a former secretary of defense and director of the C.I.A., who was asked about it during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“Well, I think it prejudges the outcome,” Mr. Gates said. “Let’s just suppose that it turns out not to be a terrorist event. Then what’s the — then what do you say, having made these allegations.”
He continued, “It’s always better to wait until you actually know what the facts are before you open up.”
Well now it looks like they owe him an apology.
Peace-loving Muslims affiliated with ISIS issued a statement claiming responsibility for the disappearance and downing of the plane. ISIS claims they planted a bomb in the planes interior and set it off.
Speaking at a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Trump said, “What just happened 12 hours ago? A plane got blown out of the sky. And if anyone doesn’t think it was blown out of the sky, you’re 100% wrong.”
“Even if Trump was right about the EgyptAir disaster, he was wrong”
Steven L. Rogers, a former member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, said that Donald Trump is “absolutely right” that the U.S. must take stronger action against terrorists in the wake of the EgyptAir jet crash.
“He’s absolutely right. When are we going to get tough? And it goes back to some of the guests earlier that talked about what we are doing with ISIS in the Mideast. We’ve got to decapitate them,” he said.
Rogers, who also served in the Office of Naval Intelligence until his retirement in 2004, agreed with Trump about ISIS and expressed hope that the presumed GOP nominee will be elected president.
“Mr. Trump said we’ve got to cut the head off, and that’s ISIS. We’ve got to respond to terrorism with strength. And hopefully, if the time comes, he’ll be able to do that,” he said.
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