What’s weird about it is that they first denied it completely until video evidence came out and their people were outraged, then they said it was their own soldier acting independently and mistaking the plane for a cruise missile and had to make a quick decision after loss of communication. Okay sure, sounds reasonable until you dig into it. First off, they have radar and can see the relative speed of these objects, a plane is much slower and climbs/descends at a much lower angle than a missile and an operator would be able to make that distinction. Second, if the plane was arriving their story would make sense however, it was LEAVING the Iran airport headed for Ukraine and was slowly ascending rather than quickly descending like a missile would. Lastly, there were many other planes taking off that night but for some reason, this one was mistaken for a missile and blown up? It just doesn’t add up. Not saying they didn’t do it but I don’t think their Gov knows wth happened either.
@A Flying Panda, sounds like they gave the propaganda script to the guy who recently recovered from a lobotomy.
The bonus is that they shot at the plane twice. One firework missile wasn’t enough to ‘accidentally’ bring it down.
@A Flying Panda, I think it was some sort of mistake. Not sure how.
I just don't see them intentionally shooting down a civilian airliner with passengers from numerous nations who don't want to have conflict with Iran, in their airspace over a population center where there are so many witnesses.
@RogueKnight, never underestimate the power of stupid people.
@BigJohnson86, fair enough. Though I wouldn't consider the Iranian leaders stupid. International jerks and a-holes, sure. They have seemed to be very calculating in the past.
@RogueKnight, I have the ultimate conspiracy theory on that below
@A Flying Panda, You’re assuming that the people making the launcher were competent, well trained, able to tell the difference between the radar signatures of different planes, and led by an officer who wasn’t a panicking moron.
I’m not saying it was an accident, just that outrageous stupidity is almost always a possibility.
@A Flying Panda, if in doubt hit your sister
Now they are dealing with revolt from the people.
@megamanx181x, They already were. It's estimated that 1,500 protestors have been killed by the Iranian government over the last few months. There is a large group of people who hate the government over there, for various reasons. Also, they just arrested the person who uploaded the first video of the missile hitting the plane.
I thought Iran accepted responsibility for it though? After it was proven shot down and not an accident like they originally claimed.
@Kierkegaard, they did own up to it
@Kierkegaard, only after demanding everyone's intelligence sources that said they did it.
@Kierkegaard, also a lot of people still blame trump for it
@ThePandaPool , soon after they threatened to make their internet a closed network.
To make sure that the great satan will only learn the truth from the state funded, state approved, news source.
@That one lurker, that would work out for us. Would bring down the number of internet scams in the US by a little at least.
@Kierkegaard, yeah but orange man bad
@Kierkegaard, and after removing all the wreckage so the investigators they invited in have nothing to investigate.
@The forest, blaming trump the popular thing to do right now.
Heaven forbid someone stand up to a regime which openly supports terrorist groups and has publicly refused diplomatic efforts for decades.
It's like none of these people read history or something
Ooh boy, politics in my Funny Pics? That means it's gonna be a fun comment section!
The other day I witnessed a Bloomberg add that blamed trump for natural disasters.
Here’s the real conspiracy: the guy that did it was a secret agent for trump. It’s why Iran said they didn’t do it cuz they really didn’t do it. But now there’s video of them doing it so their own people will oust them before the west comes to do it. He gets a regime change in Iran without killing Americans. He’s playing 5d chess and you fools are falling into his trap
Well now the Canadian prime minister is blaming Trump, too.
@RogueKnight, I also blame Victoria’s Secret for rape.
The bottom pic should’ve said Iran and American Media
Does anyone honestly believe Trump wouldn't plung the world into WW3 to prevent his impeachment?
@HappyBandit7, WW3, not intentionally.
A war/conflict? I wouldn't put it past him, coming from the man who says "MY generals, armed forces etc"
@HappyBandit7, is that what you think is going on? You do realize the only people this impeachment nonsense is bad for is Democrats, right? Like, the whole thing was a farce. Trump is the one that goaded them into actually going through with it, despite it being the dumbest thing they could do, because then an actual trial would have to take place and Trump would be exonerated and the Democrats will look like asses.
@InsaneAnimeCleavage, but they are, he's Comander in chief... they are his to control...hes top rank in the millitary
This is what happens when kids think they know world events. Idiots, just like Trump.
@NoneYo Business, hey! All that is NoneYo Business so leave it for us adults
@NoneYo Business, youre right...your comment is what happens when idiots think they know things...but thats none of my business
@MMSieBreeze, lmao dude you should go on reddit, the crowd on there is blaming Trump for Iran blowing up an airliner. The mental gymnastics are hilarious, so many online seem to ignore the fact that these extrajudicial killings are pretty normal for the US and that this is just another kill by drone from the US, but it's only bad when the guy we don't like does it.
@NoneYo Business, I was so happy to see a comment from you in here! It’s always amusing to see someone so confident, but yet so incompetent. Carry on!