A conspiracy theory called '9/11/14' claims that militant group ISIS could use MH370 to launch a deadly attack on US.
A conspiracy theory called '9/11/14' claims that militant group ISIS could use MH370 to launch a deadly attack on US.Wikimedia Commons

A new conspiracy theory dubbed as "9/11/14" has surfaced with speculations that the missing Malaysian airlines jet MH370 could be employed as a weapon by the growing hardliner Sunni Militants, the Islamic State, in order to launch a 9/11-type attack in American soil on the anniversary of the deadly 2001 incident in Twin Towers.

The buzz that comes as the latest theory dealing with the missing Malaysian jet MH370, which disappeared in March, has surfaced online especially after an obscure statement made by Ret. Lt. Gen. Thomas Mclnerney to an American television news channel. He said that on the anniversary of the 11 September incident, America could see another such attack – but this time it will be courtesy both MH370 and ISIS, (thanks to the immense popularity both the topics have achieved in news industry!)

During the interview, the ex-military personnel talked about a certain book that would be important and how the MH370 jet could be used as a terrorism weapon in coming days. "On the seventh of September, a major news network and publishing network are going to put out a book," Mclnerney told Fox News last week.

"It is going to be earth shattering of what's happening and what happened. The fact is we may even see a 9/11/14 MH-370 surface again," the former Air Force Lt. Gen, who is also a military analyst for the TV channel, added.

The man's warnings have been taken seriously by many sections of the American population especially because Mclnerney seems to have enough experience in the military to make an accurate assessment of the current scenario in terrorism and related subjects. He is reported to have participated in as much as 407 combat missions and is also a member of the pressure group called the 'Iran Policy Committee'.

The growing worries of an impending terrorist attack come as Americans prepare for the 13th anniversary of the unforgettable event in 2001. The growing collective apprehension also comes close on the heels of the gruesome murder of US citizen James Foley, who was beheaded by an IS militant in a gory video released by the jihadist group last week.

Following the event, the Pentagon – not ruling out a possible major attack in near future– conceded that the ISIS posed the greatest risk and even surpassed the one that was posed by al-Qaeda, responsible for the 9/11 attack.

Meanwhile, the missing Malaysia aircraft has been, over the months, a major talking point in media with many people suggesting that the jet could have been hidden by a terrorist group somewhere to be used for a major attack in near future. No trace of the plane has been found yet, even after 6 months of continuous and rigorous search in the southern Indian Ocean, where the aircraft is thought have been last detected by a satellite ping.