Skip to comments.Ukrainian 752 Shoot-Down Mirrors Fate of TWA 800
Posted on 01/10/2020 6:01:35 AM PST by Kaslin
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau is saying out loud what others have been thinking since the news broke that Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashed soon after taking off from the airport in Tehran namely, that "the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile," likely unintentionally.
According to the New York Times, American officials also had a "high level of confidence" that the Iranians destroyed the airliner by mistake. One official specifically cited two SA-15 missiles fired from an Iranian air defense system.
If Trudeau proves right, this will not be the first time an anxious military accidentally shot down a non-threatening commercial aircraft. On July 17, 1996, a comparable missile strike destroyed TWA 800 off the coast of Long Island shortly after the Boeing 747 took off from JFK.
We know why the Iranians were antsy earlier this week. Their military fired off multiple missiles late Tuesday night at American targets and were likely expecting retaliation. On July 17, 1996, the American military had reason to be on edge as well.
Two days before the start of the Atlanta Olympics, the Clinton administration had the U.S. Navy on the highest state of alert since the Cuban Missile crisis. In this hair-trigger environment, accidents could happen.
Accidents had happened before in such an environment. On July 3, 1988, at the tail end of the Iran-Iraq War, an Aegis cruiser in the Persian Gulf, the USS Vincennes, fired two Standard Missiles at a commercial Iranian Airbus, IR 655.
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Well that’s Justin’s problem, and he can go handle it by himself.
If we had admitted the TWA flight was shot down by a rocket, nobody would ever fly again. It would have been the end of civil aviation.
So, the government lied... (which it has a propensity to do anyway),
and gullible us, believed them.
(And Epstein committed suicide...)
If the only sound on that black box after the Iranians listen to it with the assistance of the Russians is “kaboom”, the West has as much a chance of gaining access to it as Bernie Sanders does in acing an economics exam.
Rush Limbaugh will really be upset if you say St. James Kallstrom ran a coverup.
LOL, that's my new substitute phrase for the hackneyed "as much chance as a snowball in hell" for a low-probability occurrence.
oh bs. End of the Navy practicing without notice to airlines. Not the end of civil aviation.
“...gullible us, believed them...”
I never did. I quit flying commercial, private and quit my pilot’s license training, 2 days after the July 1986 shootdown.
So, why are Ukrainian passenger and cargo flights routinely going to and from Iran anyway?
That was not an accident.
The pilot turned off his transponder and mimicked the flight pattern of a fighter jet while making a feign attack towards a US Carrier Group.
He knew exactly what could likely happen...
"Hmmmm... let me scare the Americans with this passenger jet full of innocent people... maybe they martyr us, maybe not..."
I remember when commercial airline trips were fun.
Damn that center fuel tank.
You’re old, me too.
Word for the day in the MSM. Crossfire. Can you spell crossfire, children? Bad man Trump shot a missile at Superhero Soleimani and airplane with nice people crashed because he did it. End of story
what really happened with IR655...
Why were there so many Canadians onboard?
Yes, that too. Another good question.
Well they weren’t McKenzie brothers type Canadians, they were new Canadians whom were probably born in iran
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