Why Iran did not ground all commercial flights on Wednesday after it fired dozen+ ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases where U.S. troops were stationed.
Maybe they expected immediate massive retaliation by U.S. forces and planned to use the confusion to shoot down a civilian plane, not necessarily flight 752, and blame that on American missiles. Unfortunately for Iran, there was no retaliation.
I agree with Iran’s official explanation. It looks like human error — someone pressed the launch button too early and 176 souls have perished…
You have a very hot, contested, busy airspace over Iran. Everybody is on a heightened level of alert, concern; there’s a lot of chaos. And they have commercial flights still leaving the Tehran airport, which I think is just amazingly irresponsible.Maj. Gen. James Marks – Retired
After it became clear that Ukrainian airliner was destroyed by Iranian missile, Iran’s foreign minister — Javad Zarif, issued one of those “yes we did it but…” kind of apologies.
According to Javad Zarif
“U.S. adventurism led to disaster.”
- When the U.S. eliminated Qassem Soleimani as a response to American contractor — Nawres Hamid — being killed in a rocket attack launched by Iran, there was no collateral damage. Only intended targets where killed. It was a perfectly planned and executed military operation.
- When Iran decided to get even, they “accidentally” murdered 176 innocent people due to “human error.”
So. there’s no doubt in Zarif’s mind that the U.S. is run by a bunch of irresponsible adventurers with Donald Trump at the helm. On another hand, Iran is led by a group of distinguished gentlemen who mine their own business and don’t bother anyone until someone pushes them really, really hard.
Interestingly enough, some people here in America agree with this point of view…
The last (scary) thought.
The scary thing is that we have many people in the United States (including in the US Congress) who think of America as the source of all problems on the planet and will do everything in their power to make sure that our impact on the world is as insignificant, as possible.
The hatred of America, which many people, who owe everything they possess, to freedom and opportunities that exist in this country, carry in their hearts, had always puzzled me.
Thank You For Reading