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2019-06-20 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down US Navy MQ-4C Triton drone
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-20 04:47|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6485 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Iran 

#1 Other reporting indicates:

A U.S. official said that the U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton was shot down by an Iranian surface to air missile while the reconnaissance drone was flying in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-20 05:08||   2019-06-20 05:08|| Front Page Top

#2 Herb, honest question, act of war?
Posted by Woodrow 2019-06-20 06:14||   2019-06-20 06:14|| Front Page Top

#3 Let me guess, Herb: "Of course, we have no right to be inciting by flying a drone in international airspace"
Posted by Frank G 2019-06-20 06:33||   2019-06-20 06:33|| Front Page Top

#4 Herb's thinking of a scenario where the triton was rigged to explode by a scheming weasel whistling 'invincible eagle' just before it took off.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-06-20 07:31||   2019-06-20 07:31|| Front Page Top

#5 Herb - "But what about the Vincennes incident?"
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-06-20 07:57||   2019-06-20 07:57|| Front Page Top

#6 I would say some revolutionary guard fast boats need to go missing in international waters.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-06-20 08:26||   2019-06-20 08:26|| Front Page Top

#7 The only difference between this and a U-2 shoot down is no pilot. The Triton and Global Hawk are the same class of ISR platform but for the pilot. Yes, there's an ongoing debate about certain aspects of the U-2's flexibility but at the end of the day we aren't building any new ones. Without knowing a lot about exactly where and how high it was flying it's all just speculation, but at altitude there's nothing inside Iranian airspace that the Triton could not have imaged from international airspace.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-06-20 08:54||   2019-06-20 08:54|| Front Page Top

#8 I should clarify, nothing inside the Iranian airspace referenced in this incident.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-06-20 08:55||   2019-06-20 08:55|| Front Page Top

#9 I could be wrong, but I suspect POTUS will act on this one.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-20 10:46||   2019-06-20 10:46|| Front Page Top

#10 Before any "violence!" on our part I think wd sgould parachute Herb into Teran to taik sense unto the mad Mullahs. They will love Herb. They kept Americans hostage for over 400 days under Carter's admin.
Posted by Varmint Splat1454 2019-06-20 10:55||   2019-06-20 10:55|| Front Page Top

#11 I would prefer that action not be on normal action spots but rather homes and properties of the supreme mullah and his acolytes, their perferred mosques and the same for the Republican Guard morons.
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 11:11||   2019-06-20 11:11|| Front Page Top

#12  CENTCOM reporting on this today.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-06-20 11:15||   2019-06-20 11:15|| Front Page Top

#13 Within the hour Trump to speak.
House had special briefing 1/2 hour ago Senate a little earlier.
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 11:37||   2019-06-20 11:37|| Front Page Top

#14 Was an honest question, not to pile on Herb. The problem as I see it is, we absolutely can not bend over for the attack by allah's moon goddess piglets. The real quest would be what.

Targeting several mullah's opulent hovels (Gaddafi) is an option. Or bunker buster someplace. Either way it is dangerous as hell not to strike in kind if not more so.

What your perspective H?
Posted by Woodrow 2019-06-20 11:41||   2019-06-20 11:41|| Front Page Top

#15 "Additionally, Ambassador Bolton will meet with the Director General of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission Zeev Snir," says @GMarquis45.
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 11:46||   2019-06-20 11:46|| Front Page Top

#16 -@AmbJohnBolton will travel to #Israel to meet with @netanyahu on June 23, followed by trilateral and bilateral meetings to discuss regional security with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat and Russian Secretary of the Security Council Nikolay Patrushev.
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 11:48||   2019-06-20 11:48|| Front Page Top

#17 Members of Congress and their families to attend Congressional Picnic on the @WhiteHouse South Lawn tomorrow evening.
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 11:51||   2019-06-20 11:51|| Front Page Top

#18 Breaking: Washington’s decision regarding a response to Iran’s downing of a US drone will be taken after consulting allies, a White House official tells Al Arabiya.
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 11:55||   2019-06-20 11:55|| Front Page Top



2m2 minutes ago
Replying to @ZacharyLRogers @IntelCrab
There's a readiness here ( in syria) in ADs as shynshar ( air defence command ) was told that a strike may happen on iranian sites in syria

Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 11:58||   2019-06-20 11:58|| Front Page Top

#20 How does it fit the false flag narrative if Iran is the one lying about the circumstances?

(Cue the V'ger broken logic clip)
Posted by gorb 2019-06-20 12:57||   2019-06-20 12:57|| Front Page Top

#21 After US drone shot down, White House has invited Democratic and Republican congressional leaders, including Armed Services Cmte. leaders, to briefing on Iran at 3 p.m. ET, Sen. Reed and multiple congressional sources tell @NBCNews - @frankthorp / @kasie / @AlexNBCNews
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 13:15||   2019-06-20 13:15|| Front Page Top

#22 Nobody will start a war over an unmanned drone, international waters or not. Would still be helpful to prove that the incident didn't happen in Iranian airspace.
Posted by European Conservative 2019-06-20 14:19||   2019-06-20 14:19|| Front Page Top

#23 FM of #Iran claims to have retrieved pieces of a US unmanned aerial drone from off its territorial waters.

If true, expect some attempts at reverse engineering in the coming weeks; especially if larger components survived the impact.
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 14:35||   2019-06-20 14:35|| Front Page Top

#24 Pelosi en route to the WH for Iran briefing. Says “we’ll see what he has to say.” Also briefly says she had a “good conversation” with Trudeau about passage of the UMCA
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 15:10||   2019-06-20 15:10|| Front Page Top

#25 From the Times of Israel liveblog, posted two hours ago:

TV: Defense officials believe lack of US military response could embolden Iran

Senior Israeli defense officials believe Iran could be emboldened if the United States does not respond militarily to a number of recent attacks it has blamed on Tehran, according to Channel 13 news.

The network says the estimation in the Israeli defense establishment is that Iran’s recent actions in the Persian Gulf were motivated by its belief that US President Donald Trump wants to avoid a military conflict.

Separately, the Kan public broadcaster reports there is concern in Israel that Iran could order its proxies in the Gaza Strip, Lebanon or Syria, to launch an attack against the Jewish state in order to signal to the US that any military action against it could lead to a major conflagration in the region.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-20 15:23||   2019-06-20 15:23|| Front Page Top

#26 Measured response: Turn out their lights. Shut em down
Posted by Frank G 2019-06-20 15:46||   2019-06-20 15:46|| Front Page Top

#27 LOL, all you people talking about me when I'm not around. You really like me, don't you? Aww...that's so sweet!
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-06-20 17:34||   2019-06-20 17:34|| Front Page Top

#28 I also love the immediate descent into delusional behavior as you all invent words and waste no time telling me what I think.

Jesus, this is what the Left does, people. Not so different.
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-06-20 17:37||   2019-06-20 17:37|| Front Page Top

#29 Hey everybody, Herb thinks false flags are not an issue!

Sorry Herb, couldn't help myself. We'll have you straightened out in no time if you'll put up with us. :-)
Posted by gorb 2019-06-20 18:42||   2019-06-20 18:42|| Front Page Top

#30 "Us bold Persian pilots ain't bitin',
Cuz drones is unmanly for fightin',
But the Great Satan's imp, it
Unlimbered a limpet
And blowed itself up -- goodnight, Triton!"
Posted by Elmotle Ebbeath7848 2019-06-20 18:55||   2019-06-20 18:55|| Front Page Top

#31 Aw, Herbie, we don't really hate ya;
It's just that we're scared to debate ya,
But a Herb made of straw
Or a well-trained macaw
Helps us polish our wits till our cognitive bits are sufficiently ditzy to date ya.
Posted by Elmotle Ebbeath7848 2019-06-20 19:06||   2019-06-20 19:06|| Front Page Top

#32 You really like me, don't you? Aww...that's so sweet!

We do! You're our pet troll. And a textbook case study in cognitive bias and monomaniacal obsession. All valuable lessons at a website where playing Intelligence Analyst, Junior Grade is a major sport.
Posted by SteveS 2019-06-20 19:12||   2019-06-20 19:12|| Front Page Top

#33 The National self-loathing is a bit offputting... at least for me
Posted by Frank G 2019-06-20 21:11||   2019-06-20 21:11|| Front Page Top

#34 An evil thought for the day... put a 1 megaton bomb on a deadman switch on the next drone we fly by Iran...
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 21:39||   2019-06-20 21:39|| Front Page Top

#35 If it goes off... accuse them of using a Nuke..
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-20 21:40||   2019-06-20 21:40|| Front Page Top

Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-06-20 21:56||   2019-06-20 21:56|| Front Page Top

#37 Oh, you carry troll smell all day. Your IP?
Posted by Frank G 2019-06-20 22:01||   2019-06-20 22:01|| Front Page Top

Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-06-20 22:10||   2019-06-20 22:10|| Front Page Top

#39 The National self-loathing is a bit offputting... at least for me

Same here. Very widespread nowadays, certainly on the Left but also with generic Americans who have gone thru the university system.

Acquaintances who are normally loving and sensible seem to have a deep visceral hatred of America, usually based on a single specific event. Maybe it is because the severely educated lack any grasp of history.
Posted by SteveS 2019-06-20 22:13||   2019-06-20 22:13|| Front Page Top

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