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Pentagon has ‘High Level of Confidence’ Iran Shot Down Ukraine Plane

Pentagon has ‘High Level of Confidence’ Iran Shot Down Ukraine Plane

The crash killed all 176 people on board.

A U.S. official said that the Pentagon has a “high level of confidence” that Iran shot down the Ukrainian plane after takeoff in Tehran on Wednesday:

Investigators are trying to determine what downed the Ukraine International Airlines flight on Wednesday. The probe is expected to be particularly thorny, with heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran over the killing of a top Iranian general likely to complicate international cooperation.

Iranian officials, quoted by the state news agency, said the plane had suffered a technical fault, that it had started to turn back in the direction of Tehran airport and was already on fire before it hit the ground. They said the jet had reached 8,000 feet before disappearing from radar.

Olesky Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s Security Council, explained that “a missile, possibly a Tor missile system, is among the main (theories), as information has surfaced on the internet about elements of a missile being found near the site of the crash.”

Danilov did not provide more details or who gave him the information.

Russia makes the Tor missile system. The country gave Iran 29 Tor-M1s “in 2007 as part of a $700 million contract signed in December 2005.”

The plane crashed 30 miles northwest of Tehran just a few hours after Iran attacked two Iraqi military bases that house the U.S. military.

The crash killed all 176 people on board.

People became suspicious over the crash when Iran announced it would not hand over the plane’s black boxes.

Boeing added more doubt to the initial reports by stating “the plane was relatively new, in good condition, and had an experienced crew.”


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Everyone already suspected this.

Iran didn’t really want a fight but nerves were on edge. They are afraid the US *does* want a war

Then a radar blip takes the missile crews by surprise and they fire first, verify later

Just like in the Ukraine

    tom_swift in reply to RedEchos. | January 9, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Just like in the Ukraine

    In Ukraine there was room for some doubt about who actually fired the missile, as there’s more than one hostile force in the area. But nobody but Iran has missiles sitting around a mere 30 miles northwest of Tehran.

Muslims, showing their incompetence yet again.

1400 years of cousins marrying cousins really does have an adverse impact on society.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to pfg. | January 9, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    The inbreeding problem is worse than cousins, in that brothers, uncles,father, etc. routinely rape their women and children as young 9 years old, as did Muhammad.

    walls in reply to pfg. | January 9, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    In all fairness, they are more comfortable with 7th century weapons like spears, swords, and hauberks.

The Dems are working on how to sell this as Trump’s fault because he made them edgy…or something.

Russian missile? Collusion to start a war. Or something.

Anything to distract from Pelosi.

And yet the Media will still proclaim the Iranian’s to be more restrained, mature, and, Dignified than the U.S. and Trump. Truly Pathetic.

Danilov did not provide more details or who gave him the information.
Ummm, actually, he did:
“as information has surfaced on the internet”

Other web rumors are US satellites detecting 3 IR flashes, 2 being missile launches and a third the initial impact of missile 1 with the plane. I suspect missile #2 was the impact/explosion seen just before the plane impacted the ground, as these missiles can remain active to as low as 100 ft above the ground. More than likely we were actively scanning that whole region so as to add to the information database of where ballistic missiles were likely to be launched.

My SWAG is that ali and akbar activated their mobile launch system and neglected to take it off of automatic mode at boot-up. First blip that appears, poof!

JusticeDelivered | January 9, 2020 at 4:42 pm

Frankly,I would have prefered that Iran was decisively defeated now, all we have done is give them more time to scheme, and moved the day of reckoning ahead.

Shot down?? Unpossible!! I had been assured by the Smartest People in History (TM) that it was just a little ol’ coincidencidinky!!

This shootdown may not have been an accident, people. During his televised speech Iran’s “Supreme Leader” made seemingly out-of-leftfield references to the USS Vincenned shootdown of an Iranian commercial airliner back in the late 1980s.

I have no idea what they could hope to gain by deliberately shooting down a Ukrainian airliner. With Russian missiles no less; the country currently warring with Ukraine.

It was obvious the original Iranian explanation was a lie. Ukraine immediately cancelled all air service between it and Iran. Airlines, nations, don’t do that over a fatal crash due to mechanical failure.

And it appears Ukraine isn’t convinced some nervous Nellie within the Iranian air defense system made a.mistake. this may have been a deliberate act done under orders.

Why? I have no idea; I’m not a Muslim lunatic.

Go ask House Reps Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for the Muslim lunatic angle.

Iran shot it down on purpose.

Why would anyone think a country that sends children into minefields to explode the mine ahead of their “soldiers” would have any qualms about shooting down a passenger aircraft?

I understand that nearly everyone on the plane had a Muslim Name, indicating they were dual-citizenship or along those lines.
I am suspecting they were not tourist’s, but rather professionals and contractors.
So, the loss may well be more to Iran than anyone else.