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Iran: US Warplane Forced To Land

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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:19 AM
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Iran: US Warplane


news.sky.com

A US fighter jet has been forced to land in Iran after violating the country's territory, according to an Iranian news agency.
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 7-10-2008 by geek101]




posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:19 AM
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this is breaking news....not much info.....i must say, i felt a bit weird after reading this.....could this be the start of something much bigger?
Wish we knew more but Sky are only reporting a little so far.
I want to know who reported this...Sky says Iranian news agency so it could turn out to be false. If not, watch out....we all thought something would happen with Iran...this could be the beginning.

news.sky.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:26 AM
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Faux news says it was a "falcon". They said that 5 U.S. officers were interrogated and released a day later. This doesn't make sense as a falcon is an f-16, and they only hold 1 guy, unless it is a training model that holds 2.

This stinks to high heaven.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:31 AM
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BBC news links here:

news.bbc.co.uk...

Apparently this has originally come from Reuters via the Fars news agency in Iran.
Intentional or not, I believe the US are going to be not so unhappy about this.. adding to the tension between Iran and the west surely isn't a bad thing to the Americans, they're really enjoying war right now.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:32 AM
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Ok, update....the Pentagon are saying none of their planes are missing. Iran says they let the pilots go after coming to the conclusion it was not intentional.
If this turns out to be true....this is good for Iran...makes them look good.

Maybe the Pentagon are denying it cos they actually WANTED Iran to shoot it down?

Can you imagine an Iranian fighter plane flying over and landing in USA, and America letting them actually LAND, much less letting them go?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:33 AM
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Has the US confirmed anything ? Maybe its a psyop by the Iranians for domestic propaganda ?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:36 AM
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No, the Pentagon are denying it, saying all their planes are accounted for.
It could be what you said, but i don't see how that would impress Iranians.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:39 AM
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Originally posted by geek101
Maybe the Pentagon are denying it cos they actually WANTED Iran to shoot it down?


You make a good point. Perhaps (and I am just putting this out there hypothetically) the US deliberately sent in the planes hoping the Iranians would shoot them down therefore giving the US excuse to retaliate? Then perhaps the Iranians saw through this plan and forced the plane(s) down then let them go in a massive public gesture to let the US know they are not going to play that game?

Just a thought...



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:42 AM
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That's the same thing I was thinking... unless it was a Coast Guard Falcon... but that would make even LESS sense!

Pentagon denying it now though.

Like Iran would really let US pilots go...





posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:43 AM
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Just announced 3 crew and 5 passengers. This is NOT an F-16!



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:43 AM
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Now I've heard that 5 generals and 3 non military, whatever, were on the plane. 5 generals without an escort? Something smells funny.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:44 AM
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Just more brainwashing for the nimble American public.

Most would believe the news telling you that you can hang an elephant by its nose tied to a daisy off a 1000 foot cliff.

Pfft.

Cheers!!!!



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:44 AM
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excellently put. That's what i meant, only you put it way better


It seems odd that they are saying there were (i think) 3 civilians and 5 military. Why would civilians be in a fighter plane?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:46 AM
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Might not mean a f-16 falcon, doesn't dasault make a falcon which is a small business style jet like a lear jet.

How does one force down a jet?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:47 AM
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Fly along side it with another more powerful jet armed with guns and squak over the comms channel..."land or be blown out of the sky"

Quite simple and quite effective.

Cheers!!!!



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:48 AM
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Originally posted by RFBurns
Just more brainwashing for the nimble American public.

Most would believe the news telling you that you can hang an elephant by its nose tied to a daisy off a 1000 foot cliff.

Pfft.

Cheers!!!!


FYI this is world news mate and I happen to be Aussie.

We are just speculating based on what credible news sources have reported. Nothing wrong with speculation is there?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:48 AM
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Originally posted by emsed1
Like Iran would really let US pilots go...


I find that highly unlikely too. At least not without taking video footage first. Or some proof so they could make a complaint with the UN.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:49 AM
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one thing i don't understand is it says that the intrusion was unintentional.....yet says it was flying low to slip under Iranian radar.

I am confused



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:53 AM
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That's the point, if you believe the hypothesis we have suggested. The Iranians say it was unintentional which gains more sympathy for their cause being to tell the US that they will not play the game. By playing the 'it was all above board' game they undermine the US attempts to vilify Iran and at the same time they look like they are nice people who understand a mistake when they see one.

Get my drift? I hope that makes sense.


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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:56 AM
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Originally posted by geek101
Can you imagine an Iranian fighter plane flying over and landing in USA, and America letting them actually LAND, much less letting them go?


America World Police would have shot that plane down with a nuclear missile the day before it took off.




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