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Iran warns U.S. it could down more drones as Pompeo arrives in Persian Gulf
Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2019 | Erin Cunningham

Posted on 06/24/2019 8:16:12 AM PDT by Innovative

Iran’s navy chief warned the United States on Monday that Iranian forces could shoot down more surveillance drones if they violate the country’s airspace, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks with Arab allies in the Persian Gulf.

“The enemy dispatched its most sophisticated . . . and most complicated surveillance aircraft” to spy on Iran, and “everyone saw the downing of the drone,” Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi said Monday, referring to the U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk drone shot down by Iran last week.

The incident capped a week of tensions following attacks on two commercial tankers near the Strait of Hormuz on June 13.The United States blamed the attacks on Iran, which has denied involvement.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: djibouti; eritrea; globalhawk; hassannasrallah; hezbollah; iran; lebanon; pompeo; putinsbuttboys; shootdown; sudan; trump; trumpmiddleeast; whataretheirfrnicks; yemen
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To: wiseprince

150% plus tariffs. Whatever pays for 10 drones.. minimum. No flinching on getting our money back and thanking them for the other 9 that will be flying over them.
Next shoot down multiplies the sanctions/ tarrifs x 100. Put France n SA on notice also.


21 posted on 06/24/2019 9:04:11 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Do you know anyone who isn’t a socialist after 65? Freedom exchanged for cash and control.)
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To: mplc51

“Precise rockets down the chimney of all leadership in Iran.”

Go Michael Corleone on them.


22 posted on 06/24/2019 9:09:01 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Trump is President and CEO of America, Inc.)
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To: Innovative

I think this POTUS has the situation well in hand, even though the policy might seem confused.


23 posted on 06/24/2019 9:14:43 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Islam---At war with Western Civilization for 1400 years.)
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To: Innovative

The sanctions are hurting. They need to be abused to prove to the world the US is the bully. Then sanction enforcement will be curtailed and Iran gets the relief it needs.


24 posted on 06/24/2019 9:18:19 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Innovative

More:

Trump announces ‘hard hitting’ new sanctions against Iran

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/24/politics/trump-iran-sanctions/index.html


25 posted on 06/24/2019 9:18:47 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: KC_Conspirator

This is antics of a country run by adults with children’s brains.


26 posted on 06/24/2019 9:19:08 AM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Innovative

We just gave them a Mulligan, now they’re aiming for the rough....


27 posted on 06/24/2019 9:25:02 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("I will now proceed to entangle the entire area".)
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To: dp0622

‘They have to be the dumbest mother ####ers on the planet.”

If Iran is nuked, or heavily bombed who do you think will survive? You know the Mullahs have bunkers. And don’t you think that they will have the means to retaliate? Maybe we can all find out. They might not be able tor reach CONUS but they can reach Israel and Saudi Arabia.

The Mullahs are cornered rats. Corned rats are dangerous rats. They aren’t just going to go down quietly in a coup or surrender.


28 posted on 06/24/2019 9:25:41 AM PDT by grumpygresh
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To: grumpygresh; All

Their export are down from 2.5mil BBL per day to 400k BBL per day. Many of their businesses and rich persons have been cut off from the international banking system, and there is very little, if any, outside investment.

They are in a certain death spiral.

Iran is acting RATIONALLY. Hoping they do not cross the line of war with the US.

They are turning up the heat in the Gulf in the hope that the international community will successfully pressure the US to LET UP.


29 posted on 06/24/2019 9:36:08 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

It does seem that there are many on this thread that can’t resist the call to war. Herman Goering knew that.

“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”

– Hermann Goering (as told to Gustav Gilbert during the Nuremberg trials).

Now I don’t think that Trump really wants war, but I doubt he is in full control of the situation.


30 posted on 06/24/2019 9:39:25 AM PDT by grumpygresh
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To: Innovative

NOT OUR JOB.

NOT OUR BATTLE.

NOT OUR BLOOD AND TREASURE THIS TIME.

We need to stop sending drones in the Iranian area...

OTHER COUNTRIES NEED TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE.

It’s not our job to protect oil tankers from other countries... WE HAVE OUR OIL LET THE WORLD PROTECT THEIR OWN SUPPLIES.

NOT OUR JOB. NOT OUR BATTLE. NOT OUR BLOOD AND TREASURE THIS TIME.


31 posted on 06/24/2019 9:57:14 AM PDT by GOPJ (United States being invaded and the ONLY thing democrats care about is the comfort of the invaders?)
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To: Innovative

Iran needs and wants a hit. A hit by the US would allow them to mobilize the people. Currently most of the population seems against the guv. IMHO


32 posted on 06/24/2019 9:58:53 AM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket)
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To: grumpygresh

Well thank God we are US CITIZENS and not SA or Israeli citizens.

Who gives a FLYING F### about a country that aided in killing 3000 US citizens?

As for Israel, they are more than capable of taking care of themselves.

You do know this is the US right, and OUR LIVES come first to our POTUS? Right?

What’s with the ####ing love of SA here??

Yeah oil prices will surge for a while, so let’s act like bitches and not take action.


33 posted on 06/24/2019 10:00:37 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: Innovative

I think Trump should fire about 25 missles into the desert surrounding Tehran just so the folks can see what would happen if they were fired into infrastructure.


34 posted on 06/24/2019 10:07:07 AM PDT by devane617 (Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.~ George Orwell, 1984)
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To: devane617

The Strait of Hormuz ARE NOT our problem. We’ve got our oil and people dependent on oil from the Middle East need to deal with Iran.

It’s NOT our problem. Iran wants a confrontation - WANTS A CONFRONTATION.

That should be a hint to us - pull back the drones. Pull back the ‘military might’... don’t get tricked into a war we don’t want, need, or will support. If tankers get sunk allow the countries who own the tankers OR benefit from the oil DEAL WITH THE IRAN. IRAN’S NOT OUR PROBLEM.


35 posted on 06/24/2019 10:12:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (United States being invaded and the ONLY thing democrats care about is the comfort of the invaders?)
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To: 1Old Pro

“Iran is lashing out, must be the sanctions are working well.”

Exactly what I am thinking.


36 posted on 06/24/2019 10:17:09 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Innovative

Dear Iran,

It is now in your interest to see that our drones are not harmed. You got your one shot at it, be wise and knock it off.


37 posted on 06/24/2019 10:21:21 AM PDT by buffaloguy (MSM: Wind up dolls of the DNC.)
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To: EagleUSA

The leadership of Iran is committed to their own annihilation as the presage to global catastrophe. As soon as they have nuclear capability they will use it.


38 posted on 06/24/2019 10:29:59 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (The denial of the authority of God is the central plank of the Progressive movement.)
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To: Innovative
Iran warns U.S. it could down more drones as Pompeo arrives in Persian Gulf

Maxine Waters claps and smiles in approval!

39 posted on 06/24/2019 10:33:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (We can be called a racist and we'll just smile. Because we don't care.)
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To: Innovative

Brilliant aren’t they? In a hole and just keep digging.

Our pilots put three bombs down an air vent about a meter square and they were set to detonate at a specific elevation in the building and did. Our airplanes were gone before the explosion.

Bet we can do even better on the second try.


40 posted on 06/24/2019 10:38:36 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just hava few days that don't suck.)
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