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Iran Air Defense Fires on Airliners, Own Military Aircraft (2007/2008)

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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 03:01 AM

The Iranian military was so apprehensive about the threat of an Israeli airstrike on its nuclear installations in 2007 and 2008 that it mistakenly fired on civilian airliners and, in one instance, on one of its own military aircraft, according to classified American intelligence reports...

Iran apparently was a little nervous after Israel bombed the Syrian reactor site in 2007. Also noted in the article was the fact Iran built a target site simulating Dimona and Haifa for daily air-to-ground training.

Reminds me of the Cold War aviation mishaps and near-mishaps. Nervous people make mistakes.

edit on 7-10-2012 by _Del_ because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 05:27 AM
So this happened 4 and 5 years ago? Interesting how it is being brought up now. Are they trying to paint Iran as hair trigger lunatics or something? Maybe with a view to getting a 'no fly zone' policy pushed through the UN? Not quite sure what the point of this Times article actually is.

posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:54 AM

according to classified American intelligence reports.

bring all the tricks while you can.

posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 11:43 AM
reply to post by CthulhuMythos

Why would the UN want to establish a no-fly zone in Iran?

posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 07:57 PM
reply to post by _Del_

Possibly for the same reasons they pushed for a 'no fly zone' in Libya (and got it) and are in the process of pushing for a 'no fly zone' over Syria now too. It is the same tactic as used before and worked.

posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 11:24 PM
How would this report facilitate that hypothetical goal?

posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 02:31 AM
I call BS.

This information is unverified rumours from the US govt. You don't fire missiles at airliners, miss, and nobody notices? This info coming out from "US sources" is as reliable as US personell protection in Bengazi.

Not really aimed at the op, but there is NO evidence for any of these claims.

War on Iran anyone?

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