Skip to comments.Iran warns U.S. it could down more drones as Pompeo arrives in Persian Gulf
Posted on 06/24/2019 8:16:12 AM PDT by Innovative
Irans navy chief warned the United States on Monday that Iranian forces could shoot down more surveillance drones if they violate the countrys 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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That's called a HARM (Highspeed Anti Radiation Missile), it's been in the inventory in one version or another for around 50 years and I'd bet you a cold beer that the next drone launched around that area will either have a couple hangin'...or some "little friends" hangin' around who do.
Interesting they deny shooting down USA drone and now say they could down more of them.
Did they out themselves on porpoise?
Fishy I know...
And it's crap.
NOT OUR JOB, NOT OUR TREASURE NOT OUR BLOOD THIS TIME.
We have oil = we worked to become energy independent and Iran's sinking ships in the Straights IS NOT OUR PROBLEM.
(WE CAN BE OPEN TO OTHER COUNTRIES BEGGING US TO ASSIST THEM - BUT WE'RE NOT OUT IN THE LEAD. NO MORE PAYING OFF OUR POLITICIANS WITH SPEECH MONEY OR PARTY MONEY, OR FAWNING OVER STATE DEPARTMENT EGOMANIACS.
Trump will only involve us in a war if the people of the United States are at risk. Trump's not some needy lightweight like John Kerry... Trump doesn't need his butt kissed.
Do not take counsel of your fears
Trump has done damage far out of proportion to the dowining of a drone
The drone was flying the same airspace as international airliners and such. They had no right to shoot it down.
That said, I say keep flying drones in that airspace - they cost far, far less than the missiles the Iranians will shoot at them and we need not treat a drone shootdown as an act of war. (The ‘crunch all you want, we’ll make more’ strategy.) We also *do* have a national interest in keeping an eye on Iran.
Also, we are *not* yet energy independent of the Middle East.
They have the power to put the world economy into chaos.Unleash the Navy and/or the Air Force on them...but not the Army or Marines.
Actually, you launch against detections of fire-control radar - it teaches them to keep their heads down.
They’re brave little bantams, aren’t they? They get a lucky hit and suddenly they’re all kind of big and tough.
Somebody needs to lose their navy.
Yep, anything Iran has was flat-out given to them. They wouldn’t have electricity if it weren’t for imported contractors.
They admitted shooting it down the other day. They said it was over their country, contrary to our Pentagon.
Iran will only survive by destroying Israel and the US. They are at war with us already or did you ignore the memo.
Taking advice from John Kerry probably isn’t wise.
What? If Iran attacked Israel it would be ‘game over’ for Iran. What are you talking about?
Yes u are right, thanks
My brain was tired...
I feel much the same way, but admit that I still feel we owe them big time for their actions in late 1979. They have never paid that debt in full.
I guess I feel the same way about the USS Pueblo and North Korea. I still feel like we owe them payback.
But all in all, I am not advocating for military action on that basis. If it ever does happen, I will view it as a positive side effect.
Trump: Our coalition of Middle East nations and European partners are announcing a complete supply embargo on Iran. No goods will enter or leave Iran beginning immediately.
Yep. Take out the head of the snake.
“...Russia doesnt want a neutral of pro-Western regime in Iran.”
Russia still hasn’t come fully awake to the nature of the “if ya can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” reality that initiated when The Wall came down in Berlin.
Like it or lump it; Russia is more “western” than they think, and can only benefit by becoming even more so, and assimilating as a nation into that identity, and the economic trappings associated with it. Russia staving off “the west” is only self-harm on a national level. They just can’t admit it.
right you are, often confused...sorry
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