After the horrific attacks of 9/11, author Brad Thor was one of a select group of people asked by the U.S. government to war game different scenarios about what the extremists could try next. As the world continues to be captivated by what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, Thor has a few ideas of his own about what may have occurred.

“If this thing did not crash … if this is a hijacking, we are going to see some absolutely horrific things coming our way,” he warned Glenn Beck on Wednesday. “The amount of planning that went into this, the amount of expertise and skill — we are going to see a media blitz … that is going to be horrific and shocking around the world.”

Author Brad Thor speaks on The Glenn Beck Program March 19, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

Author Brad Thor speaks on The Glenn Beck Program March 19, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

Thor said terrorism only works if we see wreckage and carnage, and it affects us so much we subsequently modify our behavior. The entire world has been spellbound by the missing Malaysia Airlines flight for over a week now — if terrorists are behind it, they now have the complete attention of the globe.

Moreover, Thor pointed out, “it would be so easy to steal a cargo plane compared to a plane full of passengers.” If it is terrorism, he reiterated, it was not chance that they chose this plane, and something will likely happen to those passengers on a very public scale.

“Are these passengers going to be used as human shields at some point?” Thor asked.

Or could the plane be used in a future attack, with the passengers aboard? Worst case scenario, countless perish in the attack. Alternatively, Thor said, the country is forced to shoot down a plane with hundreds of innocents and it is “broadcast around the world.”

“It would be a very difficult thing to deal with,” Thor said. “I’m really, really concerned with how this could be used.”

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