Iranian Purchased Tickets Used for Stolen Passports on Lost Plane

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This certainly raises some questions, but it’s also possible that considering the international range here, that this has more to do with Iran’s international drug operations, than with a bombing of the plane.

Muslims have begun escalating their conflict with China, and it’s entirely possible that a Muslim terrorist group has decided to retaliate by targeting a plane with a large number of Chinese passengers, but if Iran was stupid enough to target China, even covertly, it’s going to discover the difference between American leftists and Chinese leftists.

Beijing sent two delegations here Monday to probe stolen passports as reports surfaced that an Iranian man purchased the two tickets used by those passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared Saturday off the coast of Vietnam.

Chinese diplomat Guo Shaochun arrived with a 10-member working group from the Chinese ministries of foreign affairs, transport, public security and the civil aviation administration. Earlier, a team from China’s Ministry of Public Security arrived to discuss the passports with their Malaysian counterparts.

The passports, one Italian and one Austrian, were stolen in Thailand in 2012 and 2013. CNN and the Financial Times, citing Thai police, reported that an Iranian man named Kazem Ali purchased the tickets used with the passports for two friends who he said wanted to return home to Europe. The tickets were paid for in cash, the reports said.

In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the Chinese government “urges the Malaysian side to step up their efforts to speed up the investigation and provide accurate information to China in a timely fashion.”

The Global Times, a leading Chinese Communist Party newspaper, was less diplomatic. “The Malaysian side cannot shirk its responsibilities,” said a biting editorial. “The initial response from Malaysia was not swift enough. There are loopholes in the work of Malaysia Airlines and security authorities.”

If this was a Muslim terrorist attack, then the perpetrators should have studied up on China’s response to the Mekong River Massacre. China went outside its borders, coordinated the search for the druglord responsible, extradited him and his gang, and executed them.

 

 

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    DEATH to fascist iran!

    HANG the ayatollahs!

    Fascist iran will be wiped off the map and pages of time.

    LONG LIVE FREE PERSIA!

  • A Z

    “but it’s also possible … that this has more to do with Iran’s international drug operations, than with a bombing of the plane.”

    How would drug running bring down a plane?

    The whole point of smuggling drugs is to get them from point A to point B, undetected. Obviously, if there were drugs involved, they did not get to point B, China. I am not discounting this, but I am just not seeing it.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      That would be if it was drug smuggling unrelated to whatever happened to the plane.

  • A Z

    “China’s response to the Mekong River Massacre. China went outside its borders, coordinated the search for the druglord responsible, extradited him and his gang, and executed them”

    You got to love it. It is one of the things I like about China.

    As an aside, they probably executed as many people in that instance as the U.S. does in 1 year. Did anyone complain?

  • Hass

    Wow, I use zero profanity and insults with simple comments, but lately quite a few don’t get approved. This site is getting worse and soon no different from MSM.

    Seriously, you blokes are getting more cowardly by the day. Pathetic.

    • A Z

      DG replied to me about the “Mekong River Massacre”

      “Daniel Greenfield has replied to you on Iranian Purchased Tickets Used for Stolen Passports on Lost Plane

      14 hours ago • FrontPage Magazine”

      Obviously, you do not see his post. I beleive FPM had problems for 4 or 5 hours last evening. I do not know the cause whether it be a technical glitch or something along the lines of DOS.

      Nor did I get truebearing’s reply. DISQUS posted the metadata to my “account”, yet there is no reply in the actual article.

      “truebearing has replied to you on New York Times Still Clueless About Putin

      13 hours ago • FrontPage Magazine”

      Are we good now?

  • edlancey

    I think the more prosaic truth is, irrespective of what brought this plane down, that this flight route is used by “people smugglers” to allow moors to travel to Europe on false documentation then claim asylum.

    5 false passports (= 5 “asylum” claims) is probably par for the course on flights from there – no doubt all done with a nod and a wink from their Malaysian brothers-in-arms.

  • CaoMoo

    The chinese handling of the somlian pirates should have clued these jihadist in on what china will do to them. But please go ahead make china mad.