: One must take news flashes from weblogs without names with a grain of salt but this one is intriguing. From the American/Iranian husband-wife weblog View From Iran:
Our sources tell us that quiet investigations into the plane crashes here in Iran on February 19 and in Pakistan on February 20 were likely bombs and the work of Al Qaeda. The belief is that they were a direct response to the fact that the 2 governments had recently arrested several suspected members of Al Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda’s MO is often not to take “credit” for its attacks (thus getting “credit” for fear they didn’t necessarily instigate) and so this is conceivable.