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Thursday, January 09, 2020

The Ukrainian flight that crashed just outside the Iranian capital of Tehran was struck by an anti-aircraft missile system, a Pentagon official, a senior U.S. intelligence official and an Iraqi intelligence official told Newsweek. Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, a Boeing 737"800 en route from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airpot to Kyiv's Boryspil International Airport, stopped transmitting data Tuesday just minutes after takeoff and not long after Iran launched missiles at military bases housing U.S. and allied forces in neighboring Iraq. The aircraft is believed to have been struck by a Russia-built Tor-M1 surface-to-air missile system, known to NATO as Gauntlet, the three officials, who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, told Newsweek.

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One Pentagon and one U.S senior intelligence official told Newsweek that the Pentagon's assessment is that the incident was accidental. Iran's anti-aircraft were likely active following the country's missile attack, which came in response to the U.S. killing last week of Revolutionary Guard Quds Force commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, sources said.

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Where's the outrage from the "world community?" You would have an emergency session of the UN if Israel or the US had done this.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-09 12:29 PM | Reply

The Iranian News Agencies said it was no big deal, so nothing to be outraged about!

-The Left

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-01-09 01:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Iran To Replace State-Run Television With MSNBC Broadcast

TEHRAN"In a bid to cut costs and save time, Iran has announced that its 24/7 state propaganda station will be replaced with an MSNBC broadcast.

The decision to broadcast MSNBC instead of official state propaganda came after an MSNBC reporter parroted the false claims of the Iranian government after yesterday's rocket attacks.

"Why spend so much time creating propaganda to brainwash our people when MSNBC could do it for us?" a representative for Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting said to reporters. "It takes a lot of work to put together news broadcasts that obscure the truth and tell the masses exactly what we want them to believe. But MSNBC has it down -- they really understand what we're trying to do. We decided we had to get those experts on our team."

The Iranian people say they have noticed no difference in the bias of the one television station they're allowed to watch after the switch occurred, except "maybe it skews a little more anti-America now."

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-09 01:33 PM | Reply

In an extraordinary move, the Trump administration has hired the leadership of Iran as consultants to keep the pathetic orange baby focused on important domestic issues and away from his infantile penchant for temper tantrums, face-making, and generalized warmongering around the world.

#4 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2020-01-09 01:37 PM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

It great you finally found a source of news which corresponds with your worldview.

Even if it is satire. It's giving you what you want.

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-09 01:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#5

satire
/sat(')r/

noun

the use of truth based humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

As Daniel Tosh likes to say, "it's only funny because it's true."

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-01-09 01:51 PM | Reply

What happens when the Ukraine 'accidentally' blows an Iranian Airlines flight out of the air?

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-09 02:06 PM | Reply

"What happens when the Ukraine 'accidentally' blows an Iranian Airlines flight out of the air"

Depends-- does it happen before or after America assassinates their highest ranking military general at Putin's request?

#8 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2020-01-09 02:14 PM | Reply

#7 Danni won't know who to support?

#9 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2020-01-09 02:48 PM | Reply

#7 Danni won't know who to support?"

Probably right. I'm sure not going to assume that the information that Iran accidentally shot the jet down is true, it might be, I don't know but anyone can see a clear advantage in "the court of public opinion" the advantages to the U.S. to be able to say they shot the jet down by accident.
I rmember plenty of people here willing to accept the Russians denial of responsibility for shooting down that Malaysian airliner but, in the end, they were proven to be responsible.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-09 03:05 PM | Reply

"What happens when the Ukraine 'accidentally' blows an Iranian Airlines flight out of the air?"

With dozens of their own citizens on board? Why would they do that?

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-09 05:29 PM | Reply

It's kind of scary when you think about the number of times civilian airliners have been shot down.

www.vox.com

Plus TWA 800, probably. And now this.

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-09 05:34 PM | Reply

It's probably no big deal. It's like accidentally destroying an embassy, like China's.

#13 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-01-09 05:35 PM | Reply

Where's the outrage from the "world community?" You would have an emergency session of the UN if Israel or the US had done this.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian

Why are you such a whiny bitch? STFU already.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-09 06:12 PM | Reply

The Iranian News Agencies said it was no big deal, so nothing to be outraged about!

-The Left

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter

outrage is for tools.

You never struck me as the butthurt tool type.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-09 06:13 PM | Reply

except "maybe it skews a little more anti-America now."

#3 | Posted by nullifidian

You're one of the most anti-American pieces of schit I've ever encountered.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-09 06:15 PM | Reply

Thanks Trump.

#17 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-09 08:23 PM | Reply

I heard Nulli on the radio yesterday saying that Obama and Biden were behind this as the plane was carrying witnesses and documents relating to Hunter Biden back to the Ukraine.

#18 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-01-10 11:37 AM | Reply

Where's the outrage from the "world community?" You would have an emergency session of the UN if Israel or the US had done this.

#1 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2020-01-09 12:29 PM | FLAG:

You have proof?

#19 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-01-10 10:19 PM | Reply

--You have proof?

Yes.

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-10 10:31 PM | Reply

--You have proof?
Yes.

#20 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2020-01-10 10:31 PM | FLAG:


Well share already!

#21 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-01-10 10:50 PM | Reply

Goober!

#22 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-01-10 10:51 PM | Reply

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