Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Drone Shoot-Down

Iran "made a very big mistake" in shooting down a US military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz, President Donald Trump says.

However, he told reporters it could have been the result of human error, saying: "I find it hard to believe it was intentional."

Iran said the drone had violated Iranian airspace, but the US military denied this.
Right now, I'm not believing anyone. It's quite possible that the drone was being used to probe Iranian reaction by flying it as close as possible to Iranian airspace.

Those who would say "why, US would never do that" has no understanding of history.

Those who would say that "no such mistake is possible" also are revealing their ignorance.

One thing that keeps getting lost in the noise is that oil coming via the Persian Gulf isn't that critical for the United States. It is more important for Europe and Asia. Those nations need to step up their involvement, for if Iran does threaten oil shipment, this one is not our circus.

4 comments:

Jones, Jon Jones said...

There's this little jewel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93U.S._RQ-170_incident

Wayne Wilson said...

The only person you would believe is obozo.

Marc said...

If a Gulf of Trumpkin incident eventually goes through, the US will be the only nation in the 'coalition of the willing'. Bush II and his crew spent all the goodwill, and Trump hasn't generated any. Downing a flying toaster does not have the emotional impact of shooting down a blackbird. I really don't see the media run up for one, unlike Afghanistan/Iraq.

Comrade Misfit said...

Thanks to Trump and his incessant lying, there is nothing in the "trust the Americans" account.

Wayne, thanks for visiting. Read the House Rules, next time.