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originally posted by: CaptainBeno
A startling new military video shows why tensions between Iran and the US have hit boiling point. Now, Iran says it is “ready for war”.
Unfortunately, the video does not really show much, but it's the escalation more than anything.
Also, "they are ready for war"?? Um, you should be ready for it to rain Sh*t........no boots are going to be placed in Iran (I don't think anyway). Every single asset you have will be made into inch square puzzle sized bits. Why F* with the US? I just don't get it?
originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
Well apparently there was just a military strike called off, with planes in the air and ships in position.......
So they keep it up they may get it
originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: 5StarOracle
Even if it was in international waters - which remains to be proven - surely shooting down an unmanned drone is hardly 'an act of war'.
People should die - on both sides - because a drone was shot down?
Please lets put this into perspective - no-one died, no-one has invaded your country....do people really deserve to die because of this?
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
originally posted by: vonclod
Where was the drone shot down?
I can only imagine what the U.S. would do if Iran was flying a drone in U.S. airspace
Did you miss the news that Russia has been violating US airspace in Alaska several times over the past year? If you did, it was probably missed by you because the US didn't shoot the planes down and turn it into a massive news story, instead the Air Force intercepted and escorted the violating flights back out of US airspace.
The drone in question, though, wasn't violating Iranian airspace. It was shot down over the water and fell into the water.
Aircraft assigned to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) positively identified and intercepted Russian bombers and fighter jets entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) two times last week. On May 20, two pairs of F-22s and an E-3 Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) from NORAD identified and intercepted a total of four Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bombers and two Su-35 fighter jets entering the Alaskan ADIZ. Specifically, two of the Russian bombers were intercepted by two F-22s, and a second group of bombers with Su-35 fighters was intercepted later by two additional F-22s, while the E-3 provided overall surveillance. The Russian bombers and fighters remained in international airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace. On May 21, two pairs of F-22 fighter jets, each with an E-3 AWACS aircraft, intercepted Tu-95s and Su-35s jets entering the Alaskan ADIZ. Specifically, two Russian bombers entered the ADIZ and were intercepted by two F-22s while an E-3 provided overall command and control. The bombers exited and then re-entered the Alaskan ADIZ accompanied by two Su-35 fighter jets. NORAD committed an additional two F-22s and E-3 to relieve the initial intercept aircraft. A KC-135 air-to-air refueling aircraft supported both of NORAD’s intercept teams. The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and at no time entered United States or Canadian sovereign airspace. NORAD has intercepted an average of approximately six to seven Russian sorties annually entering its ADIZ since Russia resumed long range aviation patrols in 2007. This is the fourth and fifth intercepts this year and the second day in a row that Russian bombers have flown into the Alaskan ADIZ.