- Jan 30, 2010
Iran admit to shooting down plane. In a accident. Horrible as it is this could help in the long run of Iran reprisals.
Must admit, I don't think for one second, that they started the day with the intention of shooting down a civilian airliner. No doubt there was a lot of miscommunication and human error, which ended up with some bloke pressing the button. I'm sure there will be interviews without coffee for all those involved, which most probably has a slightly more sinister meaning in Iran, than it does here.Their lies so far:
1. Pilot error
2. Engine failure
3. Engine caught fire
4. It was trying to turn back
5. There was an explosion on board.
6. It must have struck a drone.
7. We may have accidentally downed it
8. Actually we didn't.
9. We may have done so.
10. Actually we did; sorry.
I don't know how these people have the effrontery to call themselves religious. The Islamic Republic of Iran is governed by men who wouldn't recognise the word "truth" if it slapped them accross the face.
If you intend to go searching for info to make a point it's always good to get your facts right.
It was 1988 and as is the norm with you the full story is distorted or selectively omitted.
Vincennes had made ten attempts to contact the aircraft on both military and civilian radio frequencies, but had received no response.
We as any other military force in the same situation would have done the same.