Early this morning, following news of the tragic crash of yet another airplane, Donald Trump was the first to suggest that the catastrophe was the result of "yet another terrorist attack"...
Looks like yet another terrorist attack. Airplane departed from Paris. When will we get tough, smart and vigilant? Great hate and sickness!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2016
... a statement which was promptly vilified in the media, most prominently from the New York Times, but many others as well:
His post on Twitter drew criticism from Robert M. Gates, a former secretary of defense and director of the C.I.A., who was asked about it during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“Well, I think it prejudges the outcome,” Mr. Gates said. “Let’s just suppose that it turns out not to be a terrorist event. Then what’s the — then what do you say, having made these allegations."
He continued, “It’s always better to wait until you actually know what the facts are before you open up.
And, as usual, Trump is about to have the final laugh, because as CNN reported moments ago:
U.S. government officials are operating on an initial theory that EgyptAir Flight 804 was taken down by a bomb, two U.S. officials told CNN on Thursday. Officials said the theory could change, with one senior administration official cautioning it is not yet supported by a "smoking gun."
Or bomb as the case may be.
And then, moments ago, NBC reported that based on infrared imagery, the most likely reason for the crash is an explosion.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) May 19, 2016
Finally, here is Hillary Clinton herself admitting what was patently obvious.
— CNN (@CNN) May 19, 2016
For the official confirmation we will probably have to wait for ISIS to claim the attack and perhaps release a video clip as it did in November when it was ISIS again that blew up a Russian passenger airplane departing the Sinai peninsula.
However, a bigger question will emerge then: while the November terrorist attack was orchestrated by an ISIS supporter at the Egyptian airport, in this case there would have to be even more ISIS participation, only on the side of the departing city, in this case Paris. It would also mean that more terrorist attacks in Europe are likely to come as this would confirm there is at least one more active cell in the French capital.