Friday, November 09, 2012

Iran Shoots at US Drone

CNN breaks the scandalous news -
Two Iranian Su-25 fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. Air Force Predator drone in the Persian Gulf on November 1, the Pentagon disclosed on Thursday.

The incident, reported first by CNN, raised fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression in crucial Gulf oil shipping lanes.

The drone was on routine maritime surveillance in international airspace east of Kuwait, 16 miles off the coast of Iran, U.S. officials said. The Predator was not hit.

"Our aircraft was never in Iranian airspace. It was always flying in international air space. The recognized limit is 12 nautical miles off the coast and we never entered the 12 nautical mile limit," Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in responding to questions from reporters after CNN reported the incident.
So, to believe the US government, Iran, which has seen countless military actions directed towards it, who has US lobbyists openly advocating framing the country for terrorism, who recently had its airspace violated by another drone, just decided to open fire on a hapless drone that was hanging out in the area?

Let's see where this was -

Oh my. Very close. Of course we're not bothered when the same thing happens to us, are we? (Mind you, that's a nuclear armed Russian sub, 300 miles away from the coast). Now, we don't suppose it's possible that the drone was perhaps inside of Iranian airspace and was retreating when it was fired upon? (Children play this game all the time in the back seat of cars) This is what Iran is claiming happened.

Iran owns up to the fact that they shot at the drone, where is the US in owning up to the terrorism that they are supporting inside the Iranian borders? Let's assume for a second that the US story is correct and the drone was 16 miles outside of Iranian airspace. Why would you be so stupid as to place your forces in such a position that they could inadvertently cross that line and violate Iranian sovereignty, thus triggering regional and possible world war?

There's a phrase for this - Dumb on purpose.

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