Skip to comments.Iran threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes in the Persian Gulf
Posted on 09/12/2016 4:10:10 PM PDT by jazusamo
Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News.
On Sept. 10, a Navy P-8 Poseidon with a crew of nine and an EP-3 Eries with a crew of roughly 24, were flying a reconnaissance mission 13 miles off the coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, according to officials.
Irans territorial waterslike all nations--extend 12 miles into the sea, according to international maritime law.
At some point during the flight, the Iranian military warned the two aircraft to change course or risk getting shot down.
The US military planes ignored the warning and continued flying in international airspace, although close to Iranian territory, the officials told Fox.
We wanted to test the Iranian reaction, one US official told Fox News when asked why the US jets were flying close to Iran.
Its one thing to tell someone to get off your lawn, but we werent on their lawn, the official continued. Anytime you threaten to shoot someone down, its not considered professional.
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A real leader would call in air strikes on anyone making such threats.
If our CIC was not a Muslim sympathizer, with the “weeballs” affliction, she would blow them out of the water and out of the skys at the least provocation.
Don’t worry. Obama will apologize
The spy planes they can see aren’t a problem. It’s the ones they cannot see that will flame their ass.
Shut the Straits down and control what flows through. F’em.
No worries, Iran. America will RETREAT since Iran OWNS US.
Yep, and it’d be a hoot if a few of those Iranian patrol boats would get their a$$es flamed.
Our Terrorist in Chief only called in for chocolates to be delivered.
Iranians just doing the job that the American Resident isn’t willing to come out in the open to do, yet.
Wasn’t it these kinds of Iranian antics that got President Reagan elected? After Clintoon’s “overheating” yesterday, I believe this kind of BS will get Trump elected. Like her mentor, Obonzo, Clintoon isn’t up to the job. The DNC shouldn’t have run their “JV” against Trump. LOL.
Raptors would be more effective than P3’s
..Obama will next send in c 47’s
If Iran shot down one of our planes I’m sure the White House would have no clue what the motive was.
For sure...The Iranians had no respect for Jimmah but they sure did for President Reagan and I believe history is about to repeat itself with them and bambam and the upcoming President Trump.
You nailed it FRiend, sadly that’s the post of the day.
Iran did recently down one of our survelliance aircraft. It was flying over their country and unmanned, but military incursions are supposed to be acceptable when we do them...
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