posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 12:23 PM
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
Of course it's disputed...
Iran Air Flight 655 reportedly squawked Mode II (Iranian F-14 Tomcat) IFF for a moment; personnel proceeded to re-label the target from "Unknown
Assumed Enemy" to "F-14"
From your own link:
The Aegis system was involved in a disaster in which USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655 during 1988 resulting in 290 civilian deaths.
It was determined by a formal military investigation that the Aegis system was completely operational and did not have any maintenance problems.
The investigation ruled that had the commanding officer relied on the complete tactical data displayed by the Aegis system the engagement might never
have occurred. Additionally, psychological effects of the crew subconsciously manipulating the data to accord with a predefined scenario greatly
contributed to the false identification. The investigation found that the Aegis Combat System did not contribute to the incident, but did aid in the
investigation by means of recorded target data. The discrepancies are as follows:
You are correct that it is disputed, as it should be since the portion you quoted from your link is under the "discrepancy" category in the
"personel report to CO", you conveniently left that part out, but at least you admitted that it's disputed.
The military never lies to cover their butts...(That was sarcasm btw)
I was expecting something factual, shame on those who starred that post
You guys eat all this stuff up like it's dinner time after a hard day's work
In fact some of the comments in this thread are very frightening since many of you are accepting this report from CNN that quotes the Pentagon as fact
without even thinking that maybe this could be a total psy-op.
To be fair, I was not there and do not know for sure whether or not this incident happened, neither were any of you so none of you know either. But we
cannot accept this recent drone incident as fact just because the Pentagon says it's true, this is the same Pentagon that lied about Iraq and
Aghanistan among many other things.
I would expect more from senior members, but many of you cannot resist any chance to forward the "bomb Iran" agenda. The war hawks are in abundance
these days and it's rather depressing.