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Iran striking back?

Hooligan

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Missile strikes happen all the time in Iraq. This is nothing new. The only thing that has changed is the news is now watching and reporting on what is going on there.
well, other than Iran tweeting their flag.

I'm more concerned about the Ukranian Boeing airliner that crashed outside Tehran this morning. Lots to take in for a mere coincidence.
 

BlackDak

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well, other than Iran tweeting their flag.

I'm more concerned about the Ukranian Boeing airliner that crashed outside Tehran this morning. Lots to take in for a mere coincidence.
Majority of the passengers were Iranian. Are you suggesting the Iranians shot down their on plane or you suggesting the US shot it down?
 

Jerk!

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rumor has it they didnt kill anyone on purpose with the missile strike, we should not escalate this further.
 

Hooligan

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Majority of the passengers were Iranian. Are you suggesting the Iranians shot down their on plane or you suggesting the US shot it down?
Neither. All I said is that it is a lot to take in.

Iran
Ukraine
Boeing

It's like a news trifecta.
 

Hooligan

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This is so baffling. What could they possibly have been thinking to shoot down a foreign-flag aircraft with no Americans and a whole bunch of Iranians on board? How could they have "accidentally" done this, considering it had just left a relatively busy international airport? It's not like it was randomly flying over Iranian airspace. It had just taken off, and it was right by their airport.
 

whiskey tango

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This is so baffling. What could they possibly have been thinking to shoot down a foreign-flag aircraft with no Americans and a whole bunch of Iranians on board? How could they have "accidentally" done this, considering it had just left a relatively busy international airport? It's not like it was randomly flying over Iranian airspace. It had just taken off, and it was right by their airport.
I would guess they’re nervous as fawk right now and the operator that day panicked and fired.
 

wct097

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This is so baffling. What could they possibly have been thinking to shoot down a foreign-flag aircraft with no Americans and a whole bunch of Iranians on board? How could they have "accidentally" done this, considering it had just left a relatively busy international airport? It's not like it was randomly flying over Iranian airspace. It had just taken off, and it was right by their airport.
Andrew McCabe on CNN told me they were a well trained and formidable force that we should avoid angering. Can't imagine such a force would be so incompetent.
 

BrandonM7

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This is so baffling. What could they possibly have been thinking to shoot down a foreign-flag aircraft with no Americans and a whole bunch of Iranians on board? How could they have "accidentally" done this, considering it had just left a relatively busy international airport? It's not like it was randomly flying over Iranian airspace. It had just taken off, and it was right by their airport.
Autonomous or semi-autonomous system set to an overly touchy alert level maybe? I dunno.
 

redshirt25

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Andrew McCabe on CNN told me they were a well trained and formidable force that we should avoid angering. Can't imagine such a force would be so incompetent.
Tell that to Pat Tillman’s family.


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BlackDak

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Wait a damn minute, we aren't going to war? No world war III, no draft? The news lied to us?

Unbelievable
 

C5inAZ

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So does that get Russia involved now, or is Ukraine just the step-child that Putin DGAF about?

Cliff notes -

Way back when, Soviets sell anti-aircraft systems to Iran.

Recently, Iran keeps poking the bear (US)

We finally say FU, and take out one of their generals while he is in Iraq.

Iran lobs missiles into Iraq and misses our airbases.

Ukrainian passenger jet taking off from Iran gets downed by one of the anti-aircraft systems that the Soviets sold them.

Sounds like a bad spy novel.
 
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Hooligan

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Canada says Iran did it
So does Pompeo. Live Updates: Pompeo Says Iranian Missiles ‘Likely’ Downed Plane

I also read that by the time one of the US news outlets (CBS I think) got to the site, it had been pretty well cleaned up. I'm no expert on plane crashes, but I didn't think cleanup happened anywhere near that fast...

This video is pretty wild, though it begs the question: why was someone videoing this airplane?

 

themonk

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Putin DGAF about Ukraine other than subjugating them.

Probably was somebody on the plane Iran "allowed" to flee. And then died when it got blown out of the air. Or just a nervous missile crewman.

I'm told the Iranians aren't especially competent.
 
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