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2019-06-23 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian national leadership was furious with the tactical commander that shot down the drone
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Posted by Fred 2019-06-23 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6488 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Iran 

#1 ...They were furious with him because he hit the wrong target - there's indications they were trying to shoot down an airliner, and then say it was actually our fault because we had patrol/surveillance burds in the area.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski  2019-06-23 08:11||   2019-06-23 08:11|| Front Page Top

#2 The 'under the bus' theory could also apply.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-23 08:17||   2019-06-23 08:17|| Front Page Top

#3 Yeah. Commercial airliners fly at 50,000 feet plus all the time.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-06-23 09:00||   2019-06-23 09:00|| Front Page Top

#4 So it's like the Prez said, "It's a mistake."

But then, the Iranians said, "It wudn't."
Posted by Bobby 2019-06-23 10:21||   2019-06-23 10:21|| Front Page Top

#5 Whatever the case, the RQ4C which was a pain in their tucas is gone.
Posted by gorb 2019-06-23 11:19||   2019-06-23 11:19|| Front Page Top

#6 What indications? Provide evidence, cite sources.
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-06-23 11:45||   2019-06-23 11:45|| Front Page Top

#7 ..and if we did, you would then attack the sources as unreliable. Your mind is made up.

It's like the Dalai Lama when asked why not talk with terrorists, said 'their minds are closed'.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-06-23 11:53||   2019-06-23 11:53|| Front Page Top

#8 Drone seems not to have been in Iranian airspace but was certainly close and may have been 'taunting' to determine how Iran would respond - or not. Iranian response may have been a local 'mistake' or an authorized response. Higher officials may have thrown local command under the bus for reason or for plausible deniability. Higher officials may deny the allegation that they admitted the attack was a mistake because the allegation is wrong/a lie or to save face. Lots of plausible scenarios, lots of possibly justified lies... I personally suspect there were back channel discussions and this is the way that was found to de-escalate military tension, because I don't think either country wants a real war, though both have political 'needs' to look warlike.
Posted by Glenmore 2019-06-23 11:54||   2019-06-23 11:54|| Front Page Top

#9 Or, could be 'trigger' envy.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-23 16:36||   2019-06-23 16:36|| Front Page Top

#10 How cute that you'd use the imperative
Disputin' the neocon narrative.
Yer huffin' and puffin'
And Hatfield-rebuffin'
Is futile... but very aperitive.
Posted by Slats Sherert4842 2019-06-23 19:50||   2019-06-23 19:50|| Front Page Top

#11 "you" as in, um...

Herb hosted a prosy symposium:
No wine, but the whine, was it rosy,
Imparting a buzz
To his foes... so they dozed
As he endlessly droned... not ad nauseam.

Also, did I call AOC an expert? Maven, dammit, maven! Dementia's a helluva fug.
Posted by Slats Sherert4842 2019-06-23 19:58||   2019-06-23 19:58|| Front Page Top

#12 It's remarkable how you people can read my mind like that. Can you do it again? What did I have for breakfast?
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-06-23 23:26||   2019-06-23 23:26|| Front Page Top

#13 Beans and beer.
Posted by gorb 2019-06-23 23:37||   2019-06-23 23:37|| Front Page Top

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21:24 Skidmark
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