On the heels of a series of ballistic missile attacks by Iran against military bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops, several bizarre events took place in the hours after the attack that left the world wondering what happened.
One of those events was the mysterious crashing of a Boeing 737 airliner that apparently crashed shortly after takeoff from Iran. And it appears that the early conspiracy theories accusing Iran of shooting down the plane — whether on purpose or by accident — have come to fruition, as the U.S. government on Thursday all but confirmed that data suggests Iran shot the plane down, killing everyone on board.
According to CNN, reports from both the U.S. and Europe are pointing in the direction of Iran being responsible for the downing of the plane.
“European security officials told CNN they believe reports suggesting that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface to air missile in error are credible.”
“The timing of the crash has fueled speculation about its cause, coming just hours after Iran fired missiles at two Iraqi bases housing US troops in retaliation for the killing of its top general, also in Iraq. The exchange of attacks between Tehran and Washington on Iraqi soil was a dramatic escalation of tensions between the adversaries, and is raising fears of another proxy war in the Middle East,” CNN’s report stated.
President Donald Trump weighed in on the matter on Thursday, when he was asked by White House reporters what he believed took place that caused the crashing of the Boeing airliner.
“I don’t want to say that because other people have their suspicions,” Trump said, but added, “Somebody could have made a mistake on the other side … not our system. It has nothing to do with us.”
The flight was packed full of passengers from a number of countries, including Canada, Germany and Switzerland.
“The Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752 came down just minutes after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday local time, killing all 176 people on board, including dozens of Iranians and Canadians. The Boeing 737-800 was headed for Kiev, where 138 passengers were expected to take a connecting flight to Canada. Ukrainians, Swedes, Afghans, Germans and British nationals were also aboard,” the report stated.
An objects that looks like a piece of TOR M1 missile ( one of many in IRGC ‘s arsenal )has been found near the crash sight of Ukrainian Boeing 737, local people in Parand say they witnessed 3 missiles moving toward the Aircraft before it crashed #63_Canadians pic.twitter.com/GL3dsLmuoO
— babak shekarabi (@BabakShekarabi) January 8, 2020
The timing of the incident appears to also point to a possible mistake on Iran’s part for thinking the plane was something other than a passenger jet. Also, Iran was presumably on its highest possible alert, with surface-to-air missile systems on a hair trigger, following their ballistic missile attack on Iraqi and U.S. forces in Iraq.
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