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  • Iran Finally Admits That It Shot Down the Ukrainian Airliner

    Too bad the Russians didn't admit that they shot down the Malaysian airliner a few years ago...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...cid=spartanntp

    After maintaining for days that there was no evidence to show one of its missiles had struck the plane, the Iranian military said it was an accident caused by human error.

    Iran announced early Saturday that it had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, blaming it on human error because of what it called the plane’s sharp, unexpected turn toward a sensitive military base, according to a statement issued by the country’s military.

    The announcement reversed Iran’s claims that mechanical issues caused the crash of the aircraft, which killed all 176 people aboard. It had persistently denied that Iranian military defenses had downed the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800.


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    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

  • #2
    And Ukraine demands punishment for the downing of the airliner-justly so. It also looks like Iran's air defense system isn't what it was thought to be...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...cid=spartanntp

    President Volodymyr Zelensky demanded Saturday that Iran punish those responsible for the downing of a Ukrainian airliner, pay compensation and apologise.

    "We expect Iran... to bring the guilty to the courts," the Ukrainian leader wrote on Facebook, calling also for the "payment of compensation" and the return of remains.

    Tehran admitted Saturday that it accidentally downed the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane, killing all 176 people on board on Wednesday, shortly after launching missiles at bases hosting US forces in Iraq.
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Massena View Post
      Too bad the Russians didn't admit that they shot down the Malaysian airliner a few years ago...
      I think the difference in this case is the amount of evidence posted online already. The video showing what looked like a missile interception, pictures of pieces of missile were pretty damning. There were also reports from observers that pieces of the plane exhibited what could only be holes caused by shrapnel.

      I guess someone in Tehran decided that just admitting it and getting it over with was less pain than dragging out the denials. In this day and age of doubling down on falsehoods, that in itself is an interesting development.

      This is good news for the families of the victims.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Massena View Post
        And Ukraine demands punishment
        Translation--"Money".

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        • #5
          Originally posted by johns624 View Post
          Translation--"Money".
          Will they accept boycotted oil in lieu of?
          The stories are starting to remind me of Bernard Cornwell's Uhtred novels. where some poor hanger on gets the axe for carrying out his Lords' orders....
          The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by marktwain View Post
            ...some poor hanger on gets the axe for carrying out his Lords' orders....
            He's probably already in a shallow grave. It reduces the chance of any denials or defence.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by johns624 View Post
              Translation--"Money".
              The money does not go to the government. It goes to the families, and I see no reason why Ukraine should not ask for such compensation in behalf of its affected citizens. Now, their demand about bringing justice to the military for shooting down the airplane for sure is not going to work. Even western countries do not do such things when their military accidentally kills civilians. Not to mention that Ukraine still deals with the case of the other civilian plane in which Russia even denies that it played any role in shooting it down.
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              • #8
                What is this thread doing in North America forum?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nikki View Post
                  What is this thread doing in North America forum?
                  It is being read and commented on , as is its duty....
                  Next question
                  The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nikki View Post
                    What is this thread doing in North America forum?
                    Quite a few Canadians were killed? Ukraine wants the "punishment" in USD?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nikki View Post
                      What is this thread doing in North America forum?
                      And the current situation with Iran is with the United States is it not?
                      We are not now that strength which in old days
                      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by johns624 View Post

                        Quite a few Canadians were killed? Ukraine wants the "punishment" in USD?
                        Hmmm- Maybe - maybe not.....
                        The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Nikki View Post
                          What is this thread doing in North America forum?
                          Aha- did you mean to say:
                          " Why was this thread placed IN THE NORTH America forum?"
                          The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nikki View Post
                            What is this thread doing in North America forum?
                            I don't know about the US, but this is certainly a big deal to Canada. Is that enough?

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                            • #15
                              You had to see the faces on CNN : another thing for which they can not blame Trump ,and,of course, they can not blame their Iranian masters .

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