Skip to comments.Navy Missile Downs Iranian Jetliner (flashback)
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 ...
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Pretty sure nobody wants to talk about that right now.
Is the Post still in business?
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.
That was 25 years ago.
That is a very long, long time.
Technology advances. Just saying.
If ID technology has advanced so much then why did Russian separatists shoot down a civilian airliner?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Standard missiles are heat seeking?
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 ...
“in the US Navy”
Wikipedia says no. (I know, I know. Trusting Wikipedia is risky.)
However, the United States has never admitted responsibility, nor apologized to Iran.
“in the US Navy”
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.
The system thought to be used in this instance was the BUK, which is from the 70s.