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If a Bomb Brought Down EgyptAir 804, the War on Terror Is About to Change

In Survival on May 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm

The Muslim Times


Source: Time

By Karl Vick

While the cause of the crash is still unknown, the possibility of terrorism looms large

First, the caveats: No hard evidence of a bomb has been found, and no claim of responsibility has been announced. But because of the way EgyptAir Flight 804 dropped out of the sky, and the fact that it was headed to Egypt—scene of the only airliner bombing in 14 years—government officials and outside experts agree that the odds favor a terror strike.

No one yet knows how it might have happened, but two main possibilities present themselves—and both present mind-boggling implications.

The first and perhaps most likely possibility is that the airliner was brought down as airliners usually are—by a bomb sneaked onto the plane at its last point of departure. That was Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris, which was thought to be among the most secure…

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