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  • Pompeo Responds to Reports Democrats Secretly Met Iran's Javad Zarif (John Kerry there, too)

    02/19/2020 5:08:40 PM PST · by bitt · 45 replies ^ | 2/18/2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters during a joint press conference with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to reporting that a number of Democrat Senators secretly met with Iranian Javad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference. “I have seen that piece about some senators meeting with Foreign Minister Zarif. This guy is designated by the United States of America. He’s the foreign minister for a country that shot down a commercial airliner and has yet to turn over the black boxes. This is the foreign minister of a country that killed an American on December 27....
  • Deranged Leftists Blame Trump For Iran Shooting Down Ukrainian Jet

    01/10/2020 1:05:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    /rush ^ | January 10, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday we played a clip of Trump. He was talking to reporters in the Oval Off… Well, no. It was at the infrastructure event that the president had, and we may have been the only ones to point this out. Trump said yesterday that Soleimani was planning to blow up the U.S. embassy, and I remember asking, “Is that not news?” Nobody in the media touched on it. Nobody in the media covered it. Now we know why today. It’s because they’re trying to claim that Trump is lying or that he’s wrong about it or that he’s making...
  • Video Shows Ukrainian Airliner Being Hit Over Iran

    01/09/2020 12:18:34 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies ^ | Jan. 9, 2020 | Christiaan Triebert, Malachy Browne, Sarah Stein Kerr and Ainara Tiefenthäler
    The New York Times has obtained video that shows the moment a Ukrainian airliner was hit minutes after takeoff from Tehran.
  • Pentagon: Iran Shot Down a Commercial Airliner Carrying Hundreds of Civilians

    01/09/2020 11:34:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 98 replies ^ | January 9, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Pentagon officials believe the Iranian regime shot down Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS 752 with a Russian anti-aircraft missile Tuesday night. All 176 innocent civilians and the crew were killed. The victims were from Canada, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Iran. There were no Americans onboard.  "Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, a Boeing 737–800 en route from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airpot to Kyiv's Boryspil International Airport, stopped transmitting data Tuesday just minutes after takeoff and not long after Iran launched missiles at military bases housing U.S. and allied forces in neighboring Iraq. The aircraft is believed to have...
  • Ukrainian jet that crashed in Tehran 'WAS hit by an Iranian missile in what was likely an accident, Pentagon and US intelligence officials say'

    01/09/2020 9:09:53 AM PST · by dead · 115 replies
    The Ukrainian Airlines flight which crashed in Tehran killing 176 people on Wednesday was shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile system, Pentagon and US intelligence officials believe. Three security officials said that Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was struck by a Russia-built Tor-M1 surface-to-air missile system as it left Tehran on the way to Kiev, according to Newsweek. Two of the officials said the aircraft was likely targeted by mistake by Iranian missile systems that were active on Wednesday night as Iran launched rockets at two US basis in Iraq, waiting for a possible counter-strike. The plane, a Boeing...
  • Boeing says gathering more information about reported 737 crash in Iran

    01/07/2020 9:04:45 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 7, 2020 | David Shepardson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co said it was aware of media reports regarding a plane crash in Iran and was gathering more information.
  • Former Airline CEO Claims US Military Shot Down MH370 Near Diego Garcia

    12/22/2014 7:24:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    zero headge ^ | 12/22/14 | tyler durden
    A second senior airline industry source has revealed his belief that there is some sort of conspiracy behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. As The Herald Sun reports, Emirates president and CEO Sir Tim Clark made world headlines in October when he revealed his doubts about the fate of the missing plane, which disappeared early in the morning of March 8 this year. Now a second senior airline industry source has voiced his doubts about the fate of the plane, with the even wilder claim that the Boeing 777 may have been shot down by US military personnel...
  • Iran warns U.S. it could down more drones as Pompeo arrives in Persian Gulf

    06/24/2019 8:16:12 AM PDT · by Innovative · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2019 | Erin Cunningham
    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...
  • Trump says 'Iran made a very big mistake' after drone downing

    06/20/2019 9:13:34 AM PDT · by Innovative · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | June 20, 2019 | Kevin Liptak
    President Donald Trump and his aides were confronting dramatically increased tensions with Iran on Thursday after the downing of a US drone near the Persian Gulf. "Iran made a very big mistake!" the President tweeted mid-morning as he and his national security officials huddled to weigh possible responses. The ominous — if vague — message came after Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it had shot down an "intruding American spy drone" after it entered into the country's territory Thursday.
  • Trump says ‘Iran made a very big mistake!’ by shooting down US drone

    06/20/2019 8:43:10 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06-20-19 | Amanda Macias
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that Iran made a “very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. spy drone in the already tense oil-rich region.Hours earlier, U.S. officials said an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down the unmanned military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran said the aircraft was over its territory. “Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false,” the U.S. Central Command said in a statement. “This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace.”
  • US confirms Iranian missile has shot down drone

    06/20/2019 1:44:22 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 146 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2019 | BBC News
    Image caption: One US official identified the drone as a US Navy MQ-4C Triton A US military drone has been shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile while in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, US officials say. Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace, near Kuhmobarak in the southern province of Hormozgan. IRGC commander Maj-Gen Hossein Salami said the incident sent "a clear message to America", state media said. It comes at a time of escalating tension between the US and Iran. On Monday, the US defence department said it...
  • Saudi Arabia 'Shoots Down Ballistic Missiles Near Mecca'

    05/20/2019 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Strategy · 25 replies
    The New Arab ^ | May 20, 2019
    Saudi Arabia has shot down two ballistic missiles over the cities of Taif and Jeddah, east and west of Mecca respectively, which it blamed on Yemen's Houthi movement. Saudi air defences shot down a ballistic missile over the city of Taif, 65 kilometres east of Mecca, in the early hours of Monday morning. Another missile was launched at the port city of Jeddah, on the other side of Mecca, according to Saudi-owned news channel Alarabiya.
  • Putin on Downed Plane: On Second Thought, Maybe Israel Isn’t To Blame For “Tragic Chance Events”

    09/20/2018 1:09:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    One doesn’t often see a climbdown from Moscow, especially not from strongman Vladimir Putin, and even more so this fast. Yesterday, Russia’s defense spokesman spoke ominously of “the right to take appropriate measures against hostile actions by Israel” after Syrian air defense forces shot down a Russian surveillance plane. Now however, Putin has danced away from the threat, calling the downing the result of “tragic chance events”: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday described the downing of a Russian plane in Syria as the result of “tragic chance events,” appearing to dial back a rare flare-up in tensions with...
  • Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

    09/17/2018 10:48:04 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:07 PM ET, Mon September 17, 2018 | Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne
    (CNN)A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident The US official said the regime was actually trying to stop a barrage of Israeli missiles. A second official confirmed that Israel was responsible for the missile strikes on the Syrian regime. The Russian state news agency TASS reported that a Russian IL-20 military aircraft with 14 personnel on board disappeared over the Mediterranean on Monday. According to TASS, the...
  • Russians blame shoot-down of reconnaissance plane on Israelis: Did the IDF miscalculate?

    09/18/2018 8:21:48 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/18/18 | USA Features
    In the Russian MoD statement, the government is accusing the Israelis of not giving Russia enough time to get its forces out of the area, and given the information available at the moment, that seems likely. Did the Israeli Defense Force miscalculate on this one? The Israelis, as noted in the above report, have routinely attacked targets in Syria deemed to be a threat to the Jewish state’s security. Most of the time those attacks have been aimed at Iranian installations but Syrian government bases have also been targeted in the past.
  • The drone shot down by Israel was an Iranian copy of a U.S. craft, Israel says

    02/11/2018 5:33:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Loveday Morris and Ruth Eglash
    The drone that Israel said it shot down this weekend appeared to have been developed by Iran from technology obtained when it captured a U.S. stealth aircraft in 2011, according to aviation experts and Israeli officials. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman for Israel’s military, and Yuval Steinitz, a minister in Israel’s security cabinet, said the craft was a copy of a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone, which Iran claims to have reverse-engineered.
  • Syrian rebels down Russian plane near the country's northern province, killing its pilot

    02/04/2018 2:36:34 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies ^ | February 4, 2018 | Reuters
    Syrian rebels shot down a Russian warplane on Saturday and killed its pilot on the ground after he ejected from the plane, Russia's defense ministry and Syrian rebels said.
  • Russia strikes back as Syrian rebels take credit for shooting down fighter jet, killing pilot

    02/03/2018 5:15:47 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | February 3, 2018 | Erin Cunningham and Louisa Loveluck
    Syria’s former al-Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility Saturday for the downing of a Russian warplane in northern Syria, apparently using a surface-to-air missile to target the aircraft. The pilot was killed after he ejected and exchanged gunfire with militants on the ground, the Russian Defense Ministry and a monitoring group said. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, or HTS, a powerful rebel alliance that publicly split from al-Qaeda last year, said it had used a shoulder-fired weapon to down the Su-25 fighter jet as it flew low over the opposition-held town of Saraqeb.
  • Russian Fighter Jet Shot Down in Rebel-Held Syria and Pilot Captured

    02/03/2018 5:17:58 PM PST · by WeWaWes · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 02/03/2018 | tom Porter
    A Russian fighter jet has been shot down in a rebel held area in north-eastern Syria's Idlib province, according to reports.
  • Has US military helicopter been SHOT DOWN? Aircraft crashes in Japan near North Korea

    10/11/2017 7:44:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    The Express ^ | 10/11/17 | Mark Chandler
    The helicopter came down in the Okinawa region near the village of Takamura Takae on Wednesday morning, local media reported. Images taken from the scene showed the aircraft engulfed in a fireball with thick black smoke pouring into the sky. The incident, which occurred shortly after US military drills over the Korean peninsula, led to speculation that North Korea could have shot down the helicopter