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#1    CommunitarianKevin

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

Two Iranian Su-25 fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. Air Force Predator drone in the Persian Gulf last week, CNN has learned.
The incident raises fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression in crucial Gulf oil shipping lanes.
The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait, U.S. officials said, adding it was engaged in routine maritime surveillance.
Although the drone was not hit, the Pentagon is concerned.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Su-25s? How long've they had they?
yes, of course it was in International airspace. I mean, we believe the Pentagon, don't we. :innocent:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

I question the validity of this report.  What kind of air to air missile misses something as unmaneuverable and slow as a drone?


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

View PostHuttonEtAl, on 08 November 2012 - 08:09 PM, said:

Is Iran out of its fricken mind!


Um... :yes:


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:43 PM

I'm wondering why an Su-25, which is a tankbuster, and of which they apparently only have about six, inmpounded from Iraq, would be prowling about in *cough* International airspace looking to provoke the forces of Freedom & Democracy. Not to say that it wouldn't have air-to-air weapons; it'd have AAMs for self defense, but if this happened as the Pentagon says at all, it sounds rather like a pilot acting on the spur of the moment rather than the Madmen in Tehran trying to Provoke War with the forces of Freedom.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

well anyone with half a brain realises that they are going to try another false flag scenario, and this sounds like it will play out as was predicted..

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

View PostOverSword, on 08 November 2012 - 08:26 PM, said:

I question the validity of this report.  What kind of air to air missile misses something as unmaneuverable and slow as a drone?
It's Iran they always miss


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

View Post747400, on 08 November 2012 - 08:43 PM, said:

I'm wondering why an Su-25, which is a tankbuster, and of which they apparently only have about six, inmpounded from Iraq, would be prowling about in *cough* International airspace looking to provoke the forces of Freedom & Democracy. Not to say that it wouldn't have air-to-air weapons; it'd have AAMs for self defense, but if this happened as the Pentagon says at all, it sounds rather like a pilot acting on the spur of the moment rather than the Madmen in Tehran trying to Provoke War with the forces of Freedom.

Well, it's got 30mm cannons, so that doesn't suprise me that it missed, but who knows about the report?

It could be an excuse for an aggressive stance on the part of the U.S.

It could be true right down to the letter. After all, shooting down an un-manned craft gives the appearance of strength without the instant retaliation that killing a pilot would.

It could have been a warning.

Too many possibilities to list.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

I think they are trying to get us to attack them when they do stuff like this.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

if it was shot at, it was probably Mossad.. its perfect timing for Romney getting in (thank God he didnt), cause he would of most likely used it to launch a war.. lets hope the big O (not Oprah that other black man) stays out of it..



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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

Saber rattling, likely brought on by the tough talk during the US election. If the position of the drone is correct it's hardly the first time Iran has messed around in international waters and air space. Don't see this amount to much, other than the US keeping an closer eye on Iran forces in the Gulf.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

I guess it is only a matter of time now...


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:11 AM

maybe it was not shot at in international water's at all, but shot at due to it being in Iran's air space... which they have a right to shoot at it if it was... just like the US would if Iran had invaded US air space...

The US government (in my opinion) seem to think using drone's in other country's air space is ok... if the shoe was on the other foot, I guarantee they would not like it one bit

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:29 AM

We are illeagally flying drones in several countries, yet the government is throwing a hissy fit because someone is actually tired of this and wants to shot them down? anyone else see something wrong with this??? once again our government is provocking a war and yet we(government) are going to whine and make it look like they are in the wrong....gotta love it........ :blink:


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:48 AM

View PostJackofalltrades, on 09 November 2012 - 12:11 AM, said:

maybe it was not shot at in international water's at all, but shot at due to it being in Iran's air space... which they have a right to shoot at it if it was... just like the US would if Iran had invaded US air space...

The US government (in my opinion) seem to think using drone's in other country's air space is ok... if the shoe was on the other foot, I guarantee they would not like it one bit

Yeah, I agree. Its like we can have nukes but no one else better dare try to get any. Who are we to police what other countires do with their military?

Either way, Iran would be crazy to give us a reason to go in there. I mean we are already struggling to hold our little pitbull's (Israel) leash. They are foaming at the mouth to get in there...

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