Iran Says It Unintentionally Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner
After maintaining for days that there was no evidence to show one of its missiles had struck the plane, the Iranian military said it was an accident caused by human error.
Iran announced early Saturday that it had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, blaming it on human error because of what it called the plane‚Äôs sharp, unexpected turn toward a sensitive military base, according to a statement issued by the country‚Äôs military.
The announcement reversed Iran‚Äôs claims that mechanical issues caused the crash of the aircraft, which killed all 176 people aboard. It had persistently denied that Iranian military defenses had downed the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800....
The real clown, Jim, is the Bozo who sent Iran billions of dollars to build the weaponry to attack us with. But at least he‚Äôs a ‚Äúmoral‚ÄĚ clown, one who is too sorry to see anything wrong with infanticide and sodomite marriage.
ABC.net.au wrote: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who was speaking at his first Friday sermon in Tehran in eight years, said the funerals for Iran's top general Qassam Soleimani, who was killed in a US airstrike earlier this month, showed that the Iranian people supported the Islamic Republic despite its recent trials....
Iran's supreme leader has called US President Donald Trump a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people and will "push a poisonous dagger" into their backs.
‚ÄĘIran's supreme leader says air strikes against US "shows hand of God"
‚ÄĘAyatollah Ali Khamenei says the "real punishment" will be forcing US out of Middle East
‚ÄĘHe says Iran will not negotiate with the US
excerpt from,"Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls US President Donald Trump a 'clown'"
Worthless, THBCC? Perhaps. Romanist? Not me. So that makes you a liar. But of course you are a liar anyway for insisting that Donald Trump or any other man is ‚Äúthe trump of God.‚ÄĚ And why don‚Äôt you stop copying and pasting your own posts repeatedly? If people don‚Äôt read them the first time, they sure won‚Äôt do it the second time around.
Our own British Ambassador attended the vigil, as some British citizens were on the plane, but left very quickly when the vigil began to turn into an anti-government demonstration. Outrageously, he was arrested some 3 hours later, and held for 3 hours by the police, in contravention of international diplomatic law, until he was able to successfully insist that this was itself illegal. Next day he was hauled into the Iranian Foreign Ministry, and rebuked for attending an anti-government demonstration, when he had actually left the vigil as soon as it had turned into a demonstration.
The truth is that the Iranian people are absolutely sick of the mullahs and ayatollahs, and no doubt regret getting rid of the pro-Western Shah in the 1970‚Äôs!!
No doubt a few rogue Iranian Revolutionary Guards that fired the missile that downed the Ukrainian airliner, have already been quietly and secretly court martialled, lined up against the wall and shot!!
We must indeed pray for this troubled country, but also praise God, that despite the terrible cost, countless Iranians are being born again, and the persecuted church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Iran is growing fast!!
BBC (video) wrote: Protesters in Tehran have chanted calls for the resignation of officials, after Iran admitted it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane on 8 January. Relatives and friends of those who died held a vigil near the Amirkabir University of Technology on Saturday. Videos uploaded to social media show a crowd gathered, with some chanting for their country's leaders to resign and calling officials "liars". Iran had initially denied reports its missiles had brought down the plane, but said on Saturday that it had "unintentionally" shot it down.
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Quote:- "Identification, friend or foe (IFF) is a radar-based identification system designed for command and control. It uses a transponder that listens for an interrogation signal and then sends a response that identifies the broadcaster. It enables military and civilian air traffic control interrogation systems to identify aircraft, vehicles or forces as friendly and to determine their bearing and range from the interrogator. IFF may be used by both military and civilian aircraft. IFF was first developed during World War II, with the arrival of radar, and several friendly fire incidents." (Wiki)
They didn‚Äôt accidentally shoot down that airliner!
I was a fire control technician in the Navy and one of the systems I worked on was the nato sea-sparrow. There are a number of steps and decisions that must be made before the missile is launched. It‚Äôs a deliberate process to prevent such a thing.
It‚Äôs a standard military practice, because you don‚Äôt want to shoot down your own people or allies.
10th of April 2010, plane with the Polish president Lech Kaczynski crashes in the forrest near Smolensk, Russia. The president and the rest of passengers including Polish leading politicians and intellectual elite of the country die. They intended to commemorate the massacre of Polish prisoners by Soviet NKWD at Katyn in the spring 1940. Putin's Russia never returned the wreck of plane and NATO secret equipment onboard for investigation by international community. The result of the Russian investigation: accident caused by drunk pilots. Of course, nobody from the Russian military Smolensk tower crew on that day is still alive. An accident?
ABC.net.au wrote: Ukraine's top security official has said investigators believe the cockpit of a downed Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 airliner was hit by an Iranian missile from below, killing the pilots instantly....
‚ÄĘUkraine claims it had evidence of Iran's fault for the crash before its admission
‚ÄĘThe Ukrainian Government will compensate families whose relatives died
‚ÄĘIranians are protesting over the Government's initial denial of fault
excerpt from, "Iranian missile hit plane's cockpit from below, Ukraine official says, as crash footage emerges"
UNLIKE THE TRUTH-TALKING +++TRUMP OF GOD+++; WHO, ADMITS TO DRONING AN IRANIAN-DEVIL-GENERAL (WHO, BY THE WAY, BOASTED THE BUTCHERING/KILLING OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES, U.S. AMERICAN MILITARY PERSONNEL & EVEN THE DEATHS OF MANY SUNNI-MOSLEMS/MOHAMMEDANS, & ETC.) & PRESIDENT TRUMP TELLS THE WORLD HE DID INDEED DO IT; BECAUSE, IT SHOULD'VE BEEN DONE A LONG, LONG TIME AGO !
LOOK, THE IRANIANS (REALLY THEIR LEADERSHIP & MILITARY--NOT NECESSARILY THE IRANIAN PEOPLE IN GENERAL) DELIBERATELY SHOT DOWN THAT UKRAINIAN AIRPLANE--AND KILLING THE 176 SOULS ABOARD--FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF REVENGE & RETALIATION AGAINST TRUMP (THE NEWLY ELECTED U.S.-PRESIDENT WHO'S STOOD UP TO IRANIAN-BUTCHERS) & PRESIDENT TRUMP'S/U.S.'s NEWLY ELECTED ALLY: NEWLY ELECTED UKRAINIAN-PRESIDENT ZELENSKY !
I THINK +++THE TRUMP OF GOD+++ SHOULD, JUST RIGHT ABOUT NOW, BE CONSIDERING STRIKING THOSE 52 TARGETS: AS A RESPONSE TO IRAN'S-GOVERNMENT/MILITARY-AGRESSION; FOR, +++THE TRUMP OF GOD+++ DID SAY OUR RESPONSE(S) WOULD BE "PUNITIVE" &-OR "RETRIBUTIVE" !
ALBEIT, I PERSONALLY DON'T THINK +++THE TRUMP OF GOD+++ IS SEEKING "REGIME-CHANGE" IN IRAN: HE JUST WANTS THOSE SHIA-DEVIL-GOV'T/MILITARY LEADERS TO ACT CIVIL, DECENT, ORDERLY
It's good they admitted doing what they denied doing, especially since it was dumb to deny it. But it does cause one to wonder how you accidentally aim at and shoot down a civilian airliner after it just took off from one of your own airports.