CBS news reported today that US Northern Command is now considering how they would respond if Flight 307 might end up being an attack on the homeland. This is good news, because the US has extensive resources, many of which have classified capabilities, and would almost certainly be able to detect the plane prior to its arrival on our shores. I think that both Europe and China are at risk, as well as Israel, and I hope that all of these governments also take all possible precautions until the plane is found.
It should not be forgotten by anybody involved that transponders can be reprogrammed, and this plane could be made to appear to be something other than what it is. For example, it could be made to appear to be a general aviation flight, which routinely provide minimal information about their routes and intentions.
Although it is looking more like the plane went down in the Indian Ocean, vigilance is essential if the world’s cities are to be protected from this potential and very great menace.
If the plane was intentionally crashed into the Indian Ocean, it means that an effort was made to cause the maximum amount of pain to the families of the passengers, by leaving them without cloture, perhaps forever. There has been a great deal of tension in China with ethnic Uighur Muslims rioting and committing terrorists acts.
In either case, this continues to be a dreadful situation and needs careful watching by all of us, and especially those in a position to find this plane.