According to our illustrious Foreign Secretary there is a ‘strong possibility’ that the Russian jet brought down over the Sinai desert was subject to an ‘explosive device’. Or, to put it in plain language (no pun intended) it was a bomb what done it.
This has taken several days for the experts to work out. Personally, I thought that as soon as I heard about it and the first pictures I saw (see above) made it rather obvious. Metal fuselage bits bowing outwards do rather suggest a blast from inside the plane.
IS claimed responsibility almost immediately. They were laughed at. Well, who’s having the last laugh now.
The security procedures at Sharm are a joke. We all know it. IS certainly knew it and took advantage of it.
My hope now is that the EU, US and Russia start co-operating and stop behaving like kids in the playground and pool resources to deal with these bastards once and for all – although I suspect Putin is the only one with the balls to actually do it.
None of our lot have the stomach for it. Nor do the yanks…