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Navy Missile Downs Iranian Jetliner (flashback)
Washington Post ^ | July 4, 1988 | George C Wilson

Posted on 07/18/2014 9:24:06 AM PDT by 11th_VA

A U.S. warship fighting gunboats in the Persian Gulf yesterday mistook an Iranian civilian jetliner for an attacking Iranian F14 fighting plane and blew it out of the hazy sky with a heat seeking missile ...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iranairflight655
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Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: 11th_VA

Pretty sure nobody wants to talk about that right now.


2 posted on 07/18/2014 9:26:27 AM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: 11th_VA

Is the Post still in business?


3 posted on 07/18/2014 9:26:36 AM PDT by SayNoToDems (Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We're only seeing singing Hitlers.)
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To: 11th_VA

I forgot about that.

Considering the raging fire Obama has started from Pakistan to Tunisia, he hardly has the moral high ground to criticize Putin.


4 posted on 07/18/2014 9:27:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 11th_VA

That was 25 years ago.

That is a very long, long time.

Technology advances. Just saying.


5 posted on 07/18/2014 9:28:11 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

If ID technology has advanced so much then why did Russian separatists shoot down a civilian airliner?

TC


6 posted on 07/18/2014 9:31:56 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: 11th_VA
And yesterday was the anniversary date of another passenger jet also blown out of the sky by our friends in the US Navy.

TWA 800 Crashed 18 Years ago today.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:34:51 PM · by Toespi · 58 replies
 
Strange times.

 

7 posted on 07/18/2014 9:31:57 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 11th_VA

This was all Rachel Maddcow talked about on MSLSD last night. It’s like the Russian shoot down didn’t even happen...and no, I’m not a regular viewer.


9 posted on 07/18/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: 11th_VA

There were lots of questions about this when it happened. In particular, the bodies found floating were intact, naked, and bloated. Not quite what one would expect in a missile shootdown with a fireball of fuel.

There was speculation that the transponder on the plane was chirping “F15”, so when the search radar picked it up it was ID’d as a hostile. In other words, a setup which teh global press pounced on like they had been waiting for the go signal.

Whatever the cause or whether it was a setup, someone put the crosshairs on the blip and pushed the button.


10 posted on 07/18/2014 9:34:33 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: BreezyDog

Yeah I flipped by her show last night, and thought the exact same thing.

And no, I’m not a regular viewer either.

She was totally on a spin mission. Maybe I shouldn’t have trounced on this post so quick, but that was exactly what I thought about when I read this post.


11 posted on 07/18/2014 9:35:27 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: cripplecreek

The President speaks for us or have you forgotten?

I don’t care about his other actions, I expect him to hold Russia accountable. Doesn’t even matter if they weren’t directly related, this whole situation is his fault.


12 posted on 07/18/2014 9:36:20 AM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: RC one

Standard missiles are heat seeking?

Who knew???


13 posted on 07/18/2014 9:36:47 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: RC one

We acknowledged it, we apologized for it, we paid compensation to the families of killed passengers.

After deliberately and willfully shooting down KAL007, the Soviets lied, denied, and obfuscated.

Let’s see what the Russkis do now ...


14 posted on 07/18/2014 9:36:58 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Responsibility2nd

“in the US Navy”

Nope...


15 posted on 07/18/2014 9:37:42 AM PDT by wxgesr (I wanna be the first person to surf on another planet......)
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To: NorthMountain

Did we?

Wikipedia says no. (I know, I know. Trusting Wikipedia is risky.)

However, the United States has never admitted responsibility, nor apologized to Iran.[8]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655


16 posted on 07/18/2014 9:38:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Almondjoy
I don’t care about his other actions, I expect him to hold Russia accountable.

I want him to go golfing. He's already made enough messes.
17 posted on 07/18/2014 9:39:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“in the US Navy”

Nope...


18 posted on 07/18/2014 9:40:09 AM PDT by wxgesr (I wanna be the first person to surf on another planet......)
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To: BreezyDog

I was watching Fox and couldn’t believe nobody even talked about this incident - but maybe that’s because I was on active duty back then and have a vivid memory of the whole thing.

PS - I sometimes watch MsNbC for a few seconds myself. Was listening to Al Sharpton the other day and he was “shocked” at the number of black callers pissed off about Obama not enforcing the borders - gave me hope they may not turn out this fall.


19 posted on 07/18/2014 9:40:25 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The system thought to be used in this instance was the BUK, which is from the 70s.


20 posted on 07/18/2014 9:40:56 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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