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Ukrainian 752 Shoot-Down Mirrors Fate of TWA 800
American Thinker.com ^ | January 10, 2020 | Jack Cashill

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


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1 posted on 01/10/2020 6:01:35 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Yeah?

Well that’s Justin’s problem, and he can go handle it by himself.


2 posted on 01/10/2020 6:04:52 AM PST by chris37 (Where's Hunter?)
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To: Kaslin

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...)


3 posted on 01/10/2020 6:05:01 AM PST by CondorFlight
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To: Kaslin

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.


4 posted on 01/10/2020 6:05:57 AM PST by chuckee
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To: Kaslin

Rush Limbaugh will really be upset if you say St. James Kallstrom ran a coverup.


5 posted on 01/10/2020 6:08:09 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Democrats only believe in democracy when they win the election.)
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To: Kaslin
Clearly, according to eyewitness accounts, TWA 800 had a problem with its center fuel tank.


6 posted on 01/10/2020 6:13:51 AM PST by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: chuckee
...as Bernie Sanders does in acing an economics exam.

LOL, that's my new substitute phrase for the hackneyed "as much chance as a snowball in hell" for a low-probability occurrence.

7 posted on 01/10/2020 6:13:58 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
TWA 800: Jim Kallstrom’s Road to Redemption
8 posted on 01/10/2020 6:15:21 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Democrats only believe in democracy when they win the election.)
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To: CondorFlight

oh bs. End of the Navy practicing without notice to airlines. Not the end of civil aviation.


9 posted on 01/10/2020 6:16:25 AM PST by yldstrk (Bingo! We have a winner!)
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To: CondorFlight

“...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.


10 posted on 01/10/2020 6:18:12 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Kaslin
Maybe Trudeau can explain to me something no one I have seen even mention. Iran is supposed to be under sanctions. Ukraine benefits from billions in US aid going into the country to prop the country up and the democrat thieves seem to even let them keep two thirds of that US aid.

So, why are Ukrainian passenger and cargo flights routinely going to and from Iran anyway?

11 posted on 01/10/2020 6:23:02 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: Kaslin
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.

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..."

12 posted on 01/10/2020 6:30:01 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: carriage_hill

I remember when commercial airline trips were fun.


13 posted on 01/10/2020 6:42:11 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: Kaslin

Damn that center fuel tank.


14 posted on 01/10/2020 6:50:10 AM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

You’re old, me too.


15 posted on 01/10/2020 6:51:57 AM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Kaslin

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


16 posted on 01/10/2020 6:54:15 AM PST by chuckee
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To: Bon mots

what really happened with IR655...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655


17 posted on 01/10/2020 7:14:04 AM PST by RitchieAprile (available monkeys looking for the change..)
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To: Rashputin

Why were there so many Canadians onboard?


18 posted on 01/10/2020 7:14:29 AM PST by ncpatriot
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To: ncpatriot
"Why were there so many Canadians onboard?"

Yes, that too. Another good question.

Regards

19 posted on 01/10/2020 7:26:57 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: ncpatriot

Well they weren’t McKenzie brothers type Canadians, they were new Canadians whom were probably born in iran


20 posted on 01/10/2020 7:34:28 AM PST by Jeff Vader
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