Fmr. Gen. Doubles Down on Claim Malaysian Plane Could Be in Pakistan to Be Used for Terror

Appearing on Fox & Friends last week, retired United States Air Force Gen. Thomas McInerney speculated that the missing Malaysian passenger airliner had been intentionally flown to South Asia where it could be used as a delivery vehicle for conventional or nuclear explosives by terrorist actors. On Tuesday, McInerney repeated that claim and said that the recent actions of the Israeli and American governments lent credence to that theory.

McInerney and Fox host Steve Doocy revealed that some personnel at Boeing agree that the missing plane could have flown to Pakistan. “My course of action that I gave you last Friday that, number one, it was hijacked and, number two, we ought to look at Pakistan and Eastern Iran was a course of action that just wasn’t arbitrary,” McInerney said. “That’s all I can say now.”

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“I think we’re going to see in the next 24 to 48 hours that the Malaysian government may break it,” he continued. “The Pakistani government isn’t saying anything. And why should they? Because it means they’re complicit.”

He added that America is pulling back from searching for wreckage in the ocean and the Israeli government is on a heightened air defense alert. “I still believe there is high potential for a terrorist act, but do not know,” McInerney concluded.

Watch the clip below via Fox News Channel:

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