The path not taken.
- Oct 9, 2009
- Reaction score
"Newlines, in collaboration with the Dossier Center, has exclusively obtained the original bomb threat email Alexander Lukashenko now claims was sent by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, allegedly prompting his order to land a Ryanair jet carrying a dissident journalist in Minsk.
But timestamps show that the email was sent 24 minutes after Belarusian authorities told the pilot and crew that, based on an emailed bomb threat, they were transporting an explosive device as well as passengers."
"There’s a big chance the regime in Minsk has initially planned to kidnap Tikhanovskaya. The 'Hamas' email account was created on May 14 when Tikhanovskaya was in Greece and 2 days before she took the same Ryanair Athens-Vilnius flight Protasevich took on May 23. (1/3)
Hamas email mentions Delphi Economic Forum which took place on May 12-14 and was attended by Tikhanovskaya. The bomber also demands Israel to cease fire in Gaza strip. On May 23 when the email was sent the active phase of the conflict was over. As opposed to May 16. (2/3)
It seems the operation was designed to hijack Tikhanovskaya’s plane but last moment something happened. So Belarusian secret services did the same thing with Protasevich a week later without updating the legend, hence the inconsistencies. (3/3)"