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Response to Nihil (Reply #39)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:41 PM

46. They did, it was well recorded

and clearly some mistakes were made. However the Iranians said they should have know because it was a daily scheduled flight yet,

they {USS Vincennes} were being attacked by eight Iranian gun boats. Vincennes was defending themselves from this attack when the plane was shot at with two standard missiles. Crucially, the Vincennes misidentified the Iranian Airbus as an attacking F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft. A radio warning had been sent to the aircraft on the international air distress frequency.


Why were the Iranians attacking a US vessel, known for its strong AA defenses, right at the time they will have a civilian aircraft passing overhead?

I look to see who has more to gain/loose by telling the truth. We are trying to keep as many countries on our side so Iran can be isolated without violence. Lying about shooting a fishing boat, very easily verified through third parties as was the USS Vincennes incident, will put countries in the Iranian camp more than ours.

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