posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:35 AM
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Beavers
Except that our instrument of war was in international airspace where it had every right to be. What if it had been an RC-135, or a C-17? Or even
worse, an A320, or 737? They had every right to fly a Predator in international airspace, wherever they wanted to, without it being shot at.
But Turkey doesn't have a right to sail a transport ship with humanitarian aid and peace activists through international waters to Gaza?
And you're going to believe the Pentagon -- the government agency that brought us the Gulf of Tonkin lie? The US government has lied to us about
WMD's in Iraq and the claim that all those in Gitmo are not just terrorists, but "the worst of the worst." Why believe anything the US has to say
Moreover, how would folks be feeling if Iranian drones were flying 19 miles off the coast of the US? I might add, how do we know this drone had been
over Iranian airspace before getting back out to sea? As usual, the narrow-minded, double-standard, pro-US-government view rears its ugly head.
As to the fact that the Iranians apparently failed to bring this drone down, consider it a first encounter of this type. Both sides learn in warfare,
and I assume the Iranians will up their game. Are people aware that the US didn't encrypt guidance signals on many of its drones, which is one of
the reasons Iran was able to hijack one? Letting secret high-tech weapons and surveillance systems fall into your enemies' hands isn't too cool.
It helps the enemy leapfrog technology as well as counter your systems.
People claiming that this single incident proves Iran is incapable of countering or shooting down US drones are as deluded as the folks claiming that
the polls were all biased in favor of Obama. And chances are they are the same people. Good luck that manufactured reality stuff.