Iran Air Flight 655

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Iran Air Flight 655

Innlegg ronpaulfan 08 Nov 2010, 09:12

Den 3.juli 1988 skjøt amerikanerne ned et iransk passasjerfly, alle de 290 passasjerene og mannskapet ble drept.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

Flyet var over iransk farvann da det ble skutt ned av amerikanske missiler.

Og mannskapet på skipet USS Vincennes som skjøt ned passasjerflyet og drepte 290 mennesker?
De fikk medalje selvsagt.

Noe å tenke på i disse dager hvor Iran sees på som en terrortrussel?
ronpaulfan
 

Re: Iran Air Flight 655

Innlegg Vegard Martinsen 08 Nov 2010, 15:49

ronpaulfan fremstiller dette som om USA skjøt ned dette flyet nærmest for moro skyld. Men i den wikipdiaratikkelen som det linkes til fortelles også følgende:

According to the US government, the crew mistakenly identified the Iranian Airbus A300 as an attacking F-14 Tomcat fighter. ...In 1996, the United States and Iran reached "an agreement in full and final settlement of all disputes, differences, claims, counterclaims" relating to the incident at the International Court of Justice.[6] As part of the settlement, the United States agreed to pay US$61.8 million, an average of $213,103.45 per passenger, in compensation to the families of the Iranian victims. ...


Videre om bakgrunnen:

Starting in September 1980 the war between Iraq and Iran had begun to witness attacks against oil tankers and merchant shipping of neighboring countries. On 29 April 1988 the U.S. expanded the scope of the U.S. Navy's protection to all friendly neutral shipping in the Persian Gulf outside of declared exclusion zones, which set the military scene of the shootdown incident. At about the same time, Vincennes was rushed to the area on a short-notice deployment, as a result of high-level decisions, to compensate for the lack of AWACS coverage which hampered U.S. monitoring of the southern Persian Gulf. [uthevet her] Vincennes departed San Diego on 25 April and arrived in Bahrain on 29 May, under the command of Captain William C. Rogers III and fitted with the then-new Aegis combat system.[3]

As the Strait of Hormuz at its narrowest is just 54 kilometres (29 nmi) wide,[10] in order to traverse the Strait ships stay within sea lanes that pass through the territorial waters of Iran and Oman under the transit passage provisions of customary Law of the Sea.[10] It is therefore normal for ships, including warships, entering or leaving the Persian Gulf to transit Iranian territorial waters. During the Iran–Iraq War the Iranian forces would, as they were entitled to, board and inspect neutral cargo ships in the Strait of Hormuz area in search of contraband destined for Iraq; however this added to the tensions in the area.[3]


Og når ronpaulfan antyder at Iran ikke er en trussel så er dette åpenbart merkelig, og det er jo også stikk i strid med både ord og handling fra Urans, unnskyld Irans, ledelse.
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