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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 01:50 PM

Forgotten Shoot down of Iranian flight 655. (and Iran's Retaliation for that Shoot down)

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https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2017/07/03/the-forgotten-us-shoot down-of-iranian-airliner-flight-655%C2%AD/
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Today marks twenty-nine years since the shootdown by the USS Vincennes of Iran Air flight 655, which killed all of the plane’s 290 civilian passengers. This shoot down of a civilian airliner by a US naval ship occurred on July 3, 1988, toward the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq War.

This incident is, of course, something that the people of Iran well remember. Americans who rely on the US mainstream media, on the other hand, would have to be forgiven for never having heard about it.

Furthermore, in the rare instances when the media do mention it, to this day they tend to maintain official US government falsehoods about what occurred and otherwise omit relevant details that would inform Americans about what really happened.

The lack of mention of the incident or, when it is mentioned, the deceptive reporting about what occurred illustrates an institutionalized bias in the media. The consequence is that Americans seeking to understand US-Iran relations today fail to grasp a key historical event that has helped to define that relationship.
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Why post this?...Simply because there was Retaliation for this Event. READ THIS PLEASE:

Yes, this is very ugly
....obviously Trump did not read this..What do you think?

December 21, 1988, about 5 and 1/2 months later

Abolghassem Mesbahi says Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the attack on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in which 290 people died, to avenge the accidental shooting down of Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf by the USS Vincennes and left 270 people dead, the Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

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Dennis Donovan Jan 2020 #1
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Stuart G Jan 2020 #5
dalton99a Jan 2020 #4
burrowowl Jan 2020 #6

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 02:10 PM

2. Please read the very last part of my post...There was retaliation..

Attack on flight 103 over Scotland. December 21, 1988

see above.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 02:12 PM

3. Sorry - I read your original w/o that info.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 02:45 PM

5. I added that last paragraph later...When you read it, that info might not have been there.

So, it might have been my fault

..Yes....I make lot's of mistakes....

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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 02:42 PM

4. Bombing of Capt. Rogers' family minivan:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_C._Rogers_III

Rogers remained in command of USS Vincennes until May 27, 1989.[13] In 1990, Captain Rogers was awarded the Legion of Merit decoration "for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service as commanding officer ... from April 1987 to May 1989." The award was given for his service as the Commanding Officer of Vincennes, and the citation made no mention of the downing of Iran Air 655.[14]

Nine months after the downing of Iran Air Flight 655, on the morning of March 10, 1989, Rogers' wife Sharon escaped uninjured when a pipe bomb exploded and set fire to her minivan as she sat stopped at a red light across the street from the University Towne Center shopping mall in San Diego. The van was registered in the name of Will Rogers III, and many people at the time of the bombing suspected that terrorism was involved.[5] Five months later, the Associated Press reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had shifted focus away from terrorism towards the possibility of someone with a personal vendetta against Captain Rogers.[15] As of 2003, the bombing of Rogers' van remains an unsolved case, despite a major investigation involving at some time up to 300 police and FBI agents.[16] On February 17, 1993, the case was featured on the TV show Unsolved Mysteries, but no additional information was uncovered.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 06:49 AM

6. Yes remember

I do.

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