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 Post subject: Re: The War on Terror /Central Asia/Mid East/Africa thread
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Iran really wanted to kill some Canadians?


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Iran really wanted to kill some Canadians?

*white people/westerners


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Trying SO hard to leave the tin-foil hat at home...

But this stinks.


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just trying to think through the end game of such a play...Would the goal be to put Ukraine into a position where they need military aid? Thereby forcing a showdown between US and Russia on that front?


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CNN is reporting that they mistakenly shot it down.

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CNN is reporting that they mistakenly shot it down.

“Oops. Sorry, wrong plane.”


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Simple Torture wrote:
CNN is reporting that they mistakenly shot it down.

This seems probable. Heightened security panic following the attack, retaliation efforts underway and a lot of confusion at all levels. It’s the kind of civilian exposure you try to mitigate with careful planning.

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yea but how does one accidentally fire missiles at a commerical airliner?


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Strat wrote:
yea but how does one accidentally fire missiles at a commerical airliner?

right. without some sort of warning to leave the airspace.


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yea but how does one accidentally fire missiles at a commerical airliner?

right. without some sort of warning to leave the airspace.

"US officials" want to go to war.


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UK sources told the Guardian that British officials had seen intelligence that suggested that the plane was hit by an Iranian air defence missile.


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Strat wrote:
yea but how does one accidentally fire missiles at a commerical airliner?

Iran Air Flight 655 has an opinion on this.

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yea but how does one accidentally fire missiles at a commerical airliner?

Iran Air Flight 655 has an opinion on this.

What's his twitter handle?


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durdencommatyler wrote:
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yea but how does one accidentally fire missiles at a commerical airliner?

Iran Air Flight 655 has an opinion on this.

What's his twitter handle?

@verydead

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I mean the alternative to “human error enabled by shoddy planning” is “Iran carefully avoided US service casualties, but then decided to really strike hard by killing 82 of its own people.”

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it literally is the case of a quick trigger finger thinking that the passenger jet was an american fighter jet


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You guys don't find it problematic that it was a Ukrainian airline shot down by weapons the Russians provided to Iran?


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