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1988: US warship shoots down Iranian airliner
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July 3, 1988 - An American naval warship patrolling in the Persian Gulf has shot down an Iranian passenger jet after apparently mistaking it for an F-14 fighter.
All those on board the airliner - almost 300 people - are believed dead.

The plane, an Airbus A300, was making a routine flight from Bandar Abbas, in Iran, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The USS Vincennes had tracked the plane electronically and warned it to keep away. When it did not the ship fired two surface-to-air missiles, at least one of which hit the airliner.

Navy officials said the Vincennes' crew believed they were firing at an Iranian F14 jet fighter, although they had not confirmed this visually.

President Reagan said the Vincennes had taken "a proper defensive action" and called the incident an "understandable accident", although he said he regretted the loss of life.

Less than an hour before the shooting down of the passenger jet the Vincennes was engaged in a gun battle with three Iranian gunboats after a helicopter from the Vincennes was fired on.

US warships have been escorting Kuwaiti tankers in and out of the Persian Gulf since last July as part of its controversial undertaking to keep the Straits of Hormuz open during the eight-year-old Iran-Iraq War.

Last May the patrol frigate USS Stark was almost sunk by an Iraqi fighter-bomber, killing 37 sailors.



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Who sold Iran F14s? Lmao

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Who sold Iran F14s? Lmao

good point. I bet it was the Queen. Hiding3

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Richard Eldritch  Wrote: (07-03-2013 01:20 PM)
Who sold Iran F14s? Lmao

USA sold them to the shah, but no tomcat missile system (which actually usually made the f-14 crash when they were launched). we also sold the f-4 phantoms, tanks, and destroyers if memory serves correctly
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Richard Eldritch  Wrote: (07-03-2013 01:20 PM)
Who sold Iran F14s? Lmao

good point. I bet it was the Queen. Hiding3

Don't talk daft we'd have sold them the Jaguar or the Tornado. chuckle

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Bond, James Bond  Wrote: (07-03-2013 12:53 PM)
July 3, 1988 - An American naval warship patrolling in the Persian Gulf has shot down an Iranian passenger jet after apparently mistaking it for an F-14 fighter.
All those on board the airliner - almost 300 people - are believed dead.

The plane, an Airbus A300, was making a routine flight from Bandar Abbas, in Iran, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The USS Vincennes had tracked the plane electronically and warned it to keep away. When it did not the ship fired two surface-to-air missiles, at least one of which hit the airliner.

Navy officials said the Vincennes' crew believed they were firing at an Iranian F14 jet fighter, although they had not confirmed this visually.

President Reagan said the Vincennes had taken "a proper defensive action" and called the incident an "understandable accident", although he said he regretted the loss of life.

Less than an hour before the shooting down of the passenger jet the Vincennes was engaged in a gun battle with three Iranian gunboats after a helicopter from the Vincennes was fired on.

US warships have been escorting Kuwaiti tankers in and out of the Persian Gulf since last July as part of its controversial undertaking to keep the Straits of Hormuz open during the eight-year-old Iran-Iraq War.

Last May the patrol frigate USS Stark was almost sunk by an Iraqi fighter-bomber, killing 37 sailors.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates...678707.stm

Thank you for remembering, but,

Makes me sick to read that crap from the BBC.


Here is a better-reported account:

[Image: 51d42affa4dee.PNG]

The plane, an Airbus A300B2, registered EP-IBU, left Bandar Abbas at 10:17am
that day, 27 minutes after its scheduled departure time of 09:50am. It would
have been a 28-minute flight. At that same time, the U.S. Navy guided missile
cruiser, USS Vincennes, fitted with the AEGIS combat system, was nearby in
the Strait of Hormuz, which the commercial airliner, flown by Captain Mohsen
Rezaian, would pass over. USS Vincennes was stationed in the Persian Gulf
during the Iran-Iraq war, U.S. presence was intended to escort and defend
Kuwaiti oil tankers registered under the U.S. flag; and limit Iranian marine
activities as well as the tightening of US imposed embargo against Iran. In
command of Vincennes was Commander William C. Rogers III.

[...]

Medals awarded

... The men of the Vincennes were all awarded combat-action ribbons.
Commander Lustig, the air-warfare coordinator, even won the navy’s
Commendation Medal for “heroic achievement”, his “ability to maintain his poise
and confidence under fire” having enabled him to “quickly and precisely
complete the firing procedure.”

... the Legion of Merit was presented to Captain Rogers
and Lieutenant Commander Lustig for their performance in the Persian Gulf on 3
July 1988. The citations did not mention the downing of the Iran Air flight at all.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Vice President George H. W. Bush declared a month later,

“I will never apologize for the United States of America, ever. I don’t care
what the facts are.”


Newsweek, August 15, 1988
------------------------------------------------------------------------

... On November 6, 2003 the International Court of Justice concluded that the
U.S. Navy’s actions in the Persian Gulf at the time had been unlawful.

It is worthy to mention that United Arab Emirates records showed that the
Vincennes was actually inside of Iran’s territorial waters, not forty miles south
(where the ship had been officially ordered by fleet headquarters to stay) as
Captain Rogers and government reports had claimed. Furthermore, Flight 655
was directly inside of its commercial flight path, not four miles outside of it–as
Rogers and the Vincennes crew also claimed.



http://www.iranchamber.com/history/artic...kxmXK.dpuf

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-july-19...55/5341463

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Bic  Wrote: (07-03-2013 04:32 PM)
Bond, James Bond  Wrote: (07-03-2013 12:53 PM)
July 3, 1988 - An American naval warship patrolling in the Persian Gulf has shot down an Iranian passenger jet after apparently mistaking it for an F-14 fighter.
All those on board the airliner - almost 300 people - are believed dead.

The plane, an Airbus A300, was making a routine flight from Bandar Abbas, in Iran, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The USS Vincennes had tracked the plane electronically and warned it to keep away. When it did not the ship fired two surface-to-air missiles, at least one of which hit the airliner.

Navy officials said the Vincennes' crew believed they were firing at an Iranian F14 jet fighter, although they had not confirmed this visually.

President Reagan said the Vincennes had taken "a proper defensive action" and called the incident an "understandable accident", although he said he regretted the loss of life.

Less than an hour before the shooting down of the passenger jet the Vincennes was engaged in a gun battle with three Iranian gunboats after a helicopter from the Vincennes was fired on.

US warships have been escorting Kuwaiti tankers in and out of the Persian Gulf since last July as part of its controversial undertaking to keep the Straits of Hormuz open during the eight-year-old Iran-Iraq War.

Last May the patrol frigate USS Stark was almost sunk by an Iraqi fighter-bomber, killing 37 sailors.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates...678707.stm

Thank you for remembering, but,

Makes me sick to read that crap from the BBC.


Here is a better-reported account:

link to image: http://stashpit.com/upload/big/2013/07/0...fa4dee.PNG

The plane, an Airbus A300B2, registered EP-IBU, left Bandar Abbas at 10:17am
that day, 27 minutes after its scheduled departure time of 09:50am. It would
have been a 28-minute flight. At that same time, the U.S. Navy guided missile
cruiser, USS Vincennes, fitted with the AEGIS combat system, was nearby in
the Strait of Hormuz, which the commercial airliner, flown by Captain Mohsen
Rezaian, would pass over. USS Vincennes was stationed in the Persian Gulf
during the Iran-Iraq war, U.S. presence was intended to escort and defend
Kuwaiti oil tankers registered under the U.S. flag; and limit Iranian marine
activities as well as the tightening of US imposed embargo against Iran. In
command of Vincennes was Commander William C. Rogers III.

[...]

Medals awarded

... The men of the Vincennes were all awarded combat-action ribbons.
Commander Lustig, the air-warfare coordinator, even won the navy’s
Commendation Medal for “heroic achievement”, his “ability to maintain his poise
and confidence under fire” having enabled him to “quickly and precisely
complete the firing procedure.”

... the Legion of Merit was presented to Captain Rogers
and Lieutenant Commander Lustig for their performance in the Persian Gulf on 3
July 1988. The citations did not mention the downing of the Iran Air flight at all.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Vice President George H. W. Bush declared a month later,

“I will never apologize for the United States of America, ever. I don’t care
what the facts are.”


Newsweek, August 15, 1988
------------------------------------------------------------------------

... On November 6, 2003 the International Court of Justice concluded that the
U.S. Navy’s actions in the Persian Gulf at the time had been unlawful.

It is worthy to mention that United Arab Emirates records showed that the
Vincennes was actually inside of Iran’s territorial waters, not forty miles south
(where the ship had been officially ordered by fleet headquarters to stay) as
Captain Rogers and government reports had claimed. Furthermore, Flight 655
was directly inside of its commercial flight path, not four miles outside of it–as
Rogers and the Vincennes crew also claimed.



http://www.iranchamber.com/history/artic...kxmXK.dpuf

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-july-19...55/5341463

.
c'mon bic, why would you want to spoil the political murder of almost 300 people? those pesky facts just "muddy the waters". it has to be incredibly easy to mistake an airbus for an f-14, after all, the difference in size, speed, and pattern of flight is SOOOO minimal. ok, all sarcasm aside, the incident was actually grounds for that capt, and fire control officer to be prosecuted for willful mass murder, rather than issued medals. if i remember correctly, the starke had also willfully violated iranian territorial waters, which is why it caught an exocet. just a few years later, we back stabbed donny rumsfeld's good buddy saddam. it really should come as NO surprise to ANYBODY why we are hated throughout the ME.
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1988: US warship shoots down Iranian airliner
Bic  Wrote: (07-03-2013 04:32 PM)
Bond, James Bond  Wrote: (07-03-2013 12:53 PM)
July 3, 1988 - An American naval warship patrolling in the Persian Gulf has shot down an Iranian passenger jet after apparently mistaking it for an F-14 fighter.
All those on board the airliner - almost 300 people - are believed dead.

The plane, an Airbus A300, was making a routine flight from Bandar Abbas, in Iran, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The USS Vincennes had tracked the plane electronically and warned it to keep away. When it did not the ship fired two surface-to-air missiles, at least one of which hit the airliner.

Navy officials said the Vincennes' crew believed they were firing at an Iranian F14 jet fighter, although they had not confirmed this visually.

President Reagan said the Vincennes had taken "a proper defensive action" and called the incident an "understandable accident", although he said he regretted the loss of life.

Less than an hour before the shooting down of the passenger jet the Vincennes was engaged in a gun battle with three Iranian gunboats after a helicopter from the Vincennes was fired on.

US warships have been escorting Kuwaiti tankers in and out of the Persian Gulf since last July as part of its controversial undertaking to keep the Straits of Hormuz open during the eight-year-old Iran-Iraq War.

Last May the patrol frigate USS Stark was almost sunk by an Iraqi fighter-bomber, killing 37 sailors.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates...678707.stm

Thank you for remembering, but,

Makes me sick to read that crap from the BBC.


Here is a better-reported account:

link to image: http://stashpit.com/upload/big/2013/07/0...fa4dee.PNG

The plane, an Airbus A300B2, registered EP-IBU, left Bandar Abbas at 10:17am
that day, 27 minutes after its scheduled departure time of 09:50am. It would
have been a 28-minute flight. At that same time, the U.S. Navy guided missile
cruiser, USS Vincennes, fitted with the AEGIS combat system, was nearby in
the Strait of Hormuz, which the commercial airliner, flown by Captain Mohsen
Rezaian, would pass over. USS Vincennes was stationed in the Persian Gulf
during the Iran-Iraq war, U.S. presence was intended to escort and defend
Kuwaiti oil tankers registered under the U.S. flag; and limit Iranian marine
activities as well as the tightening of US imposed embargo against Iran. In
command of Vincennes was Commander William C. Rogers III.

[...]

Medals awarded

... The men of the Vincennes were all awarded combat-action ribbons.
Commander Lustig, the air-warfare coordinator, even won the navy’s
Commendation Medal for “heroic achievement”, his “ability to maintain his poise
and confidence under fire” having enabled him to “quickly and precisely
complete the firing procedure.”

... the Legion of Merit was presented to Captain Rogers
and Lieutenant Commander Lustig for their performance in the Persian Gulf on 3
July 1988. The citations did not mention the downing of the Iran Air flight at all.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Vice President George H. W. Bush declared a month later,

“I will never apologize for the United States of America, ever. I don’t care
what the facts are.”


Newsweek, August 15, 1988
------------------------------------------------------------------------

... On November 6, 2003 the International Court of Justice concluded that the
U.S. Navy’s actions in the Persian Gulf at the time had been unlawful.

It is worthy to mention that United Arab Emirates records showed that the
Vincennes was actually inside of Iran’s territorial waters, not forty miles south
(where the ship had been officially ordered by fleet headquarters to stay) as
Captain Rogers and government reports had claimed. Furthermore, Flight 655
was directly inside of its commercial flight path, not four miles outside of it–as
Rogers and the Vincennes crew also claimed.



http://www.iranchamber.com/history/artic...kxmXK.dpuf

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-july-19...55/5341463

.

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Bic  Wrote: (07-03-2013 04:32 PM)
Bond, James Bond  Wrote: (07-03-2013 12:53 PM)
July 3, 1988 - An American naval warship patrolling in the Persian Gulf has shot down an Iranian passenger jet after apparently mistaking it for an F-14 fighter.
All those on board the airliner - almost 300 people - are believed dead.

The plane, an Airbus A300, was making a routine flight from Bandar Abbas, in Iran, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The USS Vincennes had tracked the plane electronically and warned it to keep away. When it did not the ship fired two surface-to-air missiles, at least one of which hit the airliner.

Navy officials said the Vincennes' crew believed they were firing at an Iranian F14 jet fighter, although they had not confirmed this visually.

President Reagan said the Vincennes had taken "a proper defensive action" and called the incident an "understandable accident", although he said he regretted the loss of life.

Less than an hour before the shooting down of the passenger jet the Vincennes was engaged in a gun battle with three Iranian gunboats after a helicopter from the Vincennes was fired on.

US warships have been escorting Kuwaiti tankers in and out of the Persian Gulf since last July as part of its controversial undertaking to keep the Straits of Hormuz open during the eight-year-old Iran-Iraq War.

Last May the patrol frigate USS Stark was almost sunk by an Iraqi fighter-bomber, killing 37 sailors.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates...678707.stm

Thank you for remembering, but,

Makes me sick to read that crap from the BBC.


Here is a better-reported account:

[Image: 51d42affa4dee.PNG]

The plane, an Airbus A300B2, registered EP-IBU, left Bandar Abbas at 10:17am
that day, 27 minutes after its scheduled departure time of 09:50am. It would
have been a 28-minute flight. At that same time, the U.S. Navy guided missile
cruiser, USS Vincennes, fitted with the AEGIS combat system, was nearby in
the Strait of Hormuz, which the commercial airliner, flown by Captain Mohsen
Rezaian, would pass over. USS Vincennes was stationed in the Persian Gulf
during the Iran-Iraq war, U.S. presence was intended to escort and defend
Kuwaiti oil tankers registered under the U.S. flag; and limit Iranian marine
activities as well as the tightening of US imposed embargo against Iran. In
command of Vincennes was Commander William C. Rogers III.

[...]

Medals awarded

... The men of the Vincennes were all awarded combat-action ribbons.
Commander Lustig, the air-warfare coordinator, even won the navy’s
Commendation Medal for “heroic achievement”, his “ability to maintain his poise
and confidence under fire” having enabled him to “quickly and precisely
complete the firing procedure.”

... the Legion of Merit was presented to Captain Rogers
and Lieutenant Commander Lustig for their performance in the Persian Gulf on 3
July 1988. The citations did not mention the downing of the Iran Air flight at all.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Vice President George H. W. Bush declared a month later,

“I will never apologize for the United States of America, ever. I don’t care
what the facts are.”


Newsweek, August 15, 1988
------------------------------------------------------------------------

... On November 6, 2003 the International Court of Justice concluded that the
U.S. Navy’s actions in the Persian Gulf at the time had been unlawful.

It is worthy to mention that United Arab Emirates records showed that the
Vincennes was actually inside of Iran’s territorial waters, not forty miles south
(where the ship had been officially ordered by fleet headquarters to stay) as
Captain Rogers and government reports had claimed. Furthermore, Flight 655
was directly inside of its commercial flight path, not four miles outside of it–as
Rogers and the Vincennes crew also claimed.



http://www.iranchamber.com/history/artic...kxmXK.dpuf

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-july-19...55/5341463

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Actualy it was planned to sacrifice that aircraft by US and illuminati. They needed sacrificial and made the excuse that it was a mistake which was not as later leaked data proved it.

USS vincent knew it was an airliner and its advance radar and sensors distinguished the type of aircraft and also the respond of the airliner pilot that its an airliner was dis-regarded. Later US naval official and even US president gave medals of honors to the crew of vinccent for their brave act of killing all those innocent passengers.

Later US kept warning Iran that its airlines are ligitimate targets if they wish too. Iran had to stop flight to Gulf arab state until the end of war.

THE TRUTH BY THE NON MSM HURTS and shows the face of US military being under the zionist elite control.

This incident was one of the first major sacrefices elite did before 911.
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Cosmah  Wrote: (07-03-2013 05:21 PM)


damn the jew zionist national geography. I wonder why they would not release the leaked data by whistleblowers about the incident and how the rew were awarded medals on honors and the captain received a medal from US president himself? Also why afterward no US official appologized and even as recently as last year even Obama refused to appologize to iranians for this event.

I guess the truth would hurt the fake MSM report. Now why do iranian hate US and British, etc. you wonder?
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Cosmah  Wrote: (07-03-2013 05:21 PM)


damn the jew zionist national geography. I wonder why they would not release the leaked data by whistleblowers about the incident and how the rew were awarded medals on honors and the captain received a medal from US president himself? Also why afterward no US official appologized and even as recently as last year even Obama refused to appologize to iranians for this event.

I guess the truth would hurt the fake MSM report. Now why do iranian hate US and British, etc. you wonder?

I don't expect National Geographic to be the most balanced documentary makers, however this one is perhaps a little bit more-balanced than you might expect. They do mention that they received medals, etc, so it's not all one-sided.

Personally I think the whole event is disgusting, especially the United States' lack of accountability. It is something that could have been prevented. The crew of the ship was simply too trigger happy. They should've lost their posts, not f*cking received medals.

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