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Thursday, June 20, 2019 

What will happen now that Iran's shot down a US drone?

An American-made drone was gunned down by Iran's army around international air space, and now, Fox News asks what'll happen next, now that Iran's committed a very noticeable act of aggression against the US, even if no lives were lost:
Do you go to war with Iran over a lost drone?

Not quite. But with Iran willing to shoot down a major U.S. Navy asset like the unmanned MQ-4 Triton high-altitude surveillance plane, the Trump administration needs strike options if Iran escalates again.

For now, the drone loss alone does not breach Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s warnings. The U.S. lost dozens of manned reconnaissance planes to Soviet interceptors during the Cold War.

Fortunately, the U.S. Navy “flight crew” of this Triton was operating it from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, in Florida, with ground crews in the Middle East for launch, recovery and maintenance. The Tritons have a lot of automatic features but they don’t fly themselves except in back-up mode.

Still, the unprovoked attack on the U.S. Navy Triton was unquestionably an escalation by Iran.

The Triton was on the look-out for Iranian naval attacks, and it was guarding commercial shipping, US and allied naval vessels. The Triton is not your backyard drone. It’s really an unmanned plane derived from the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk and optimized for maritime work. The MQ-4 Triton has a wingspan of 130 feet and at 32,000 lbs., it weighs as much as a city bus or Class 7 truck.

Was the Triton in international airspace? Probably. The Triton didn’t need to loop over Iran’s land mass to carry out its overwater mission.

And get this. Triton is unarmed. This surveillance asset posed absolutely no threat of any kind to Iran. Except, of course, for revealing Iran’s naval activity.

More than any other single factor, Iran’s military activity is breaking apart the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has acted foolishly, again.

Claiming the Triton shoot-down is yet another sign that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard under the direct command of the Ayatollah is spoiling for a fight.

This shoot-down and Iran’s celebration of it will help the Trump administration make the case with Great Britain, France and Germany that Iran can’t be trusted.
I agree there's a very valid case to make here against Iran on the grounds they destroyed US government property that posed no threat to anyone. And let's hope the US army is preparing to raid Iran and bring down their dictatorship once and for all. It's about time.

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Must-read exposé of New York Times
relentless hatred against Israel:

New York Times Grills
Presidential Candidates about
Israel’s Human Rights Record
by Ira Stoll:


PS:Why should anyone trust the
New York Times when their relentless
hatred against Israel is blatantly obvious?

Winston Churchill said this in 1937 CE:

“[Winston] Churchill did not accept that the Jews
were a foreign race [to the Holy Land]. He said it was
the Arabs who had been the outsiders, the conquerors.”

SOURCE: Churchill and the Jews
(chapter 10, page 115) by Martin Gilbert, year 2007 CE

Winston Churchill was British Prime Minister
from 1940 to 1945 CE and from 1951 to 1955 CE.


According to the Wikipedia internet encyclopedia,
these lands were conquered by the Rashidun Caliphs,
from year 632 to year 661 of the Common Era
(from west to East): Libya, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon,
Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Eastern Turkey, and Iran.

Therefore, Winston Churchill was correct when
he said that the Muslims were the outsiders
and conquerors, with respect to the land of Israel.

Winston Churchill said this in 1937 CE:

“When the Mohammedan upset occurred in world history,
and the great hordes of Islam swept over these places,
they broke it [Palestine] all up, smashed it all up.

You have seen the terraces on the hills which used to be
cultivated, which under Arab rule have remained a desert.”

SOURCE: Churchill and the Jews
(chapter 10, page 116) by Martin Gilbert, year 2007 CE

Winston Churchill was British Prime Minister
from 1940 to 1945 CE and from 1951 to 1955 CE.

Winston Churchill said [in year 1955 CE]:

“You ought to let the Jews have Jerusalem;
it is they who made it famous.”

SOURCE: Churchill and the Jews
(chapter 26, page 292) by Martin Gilbert, year 2007 CE

Winston Churchill was British Prime Minister
from 1940 to 1945 CE and from 1951 to 1955 CE.

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