August 25, 2004
HERE'S MORE on the crashed Russian planes, one of which sent out a hijack signal.
There's also speculation that these hijackings were the signal to Al Qaeda terrorists elsewhere to commence the next wave of attacks. Speculation is all I'd call it, but it's possible. It's certainly a reason for people to be extra vigilant.
UPDATE: More here, from the sometimes-right Debka. Make of it what you will.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Some thoughts on the Russian government's response so far, and what the U.S. government should learn from it.