So if the missile image is not fake then at some stage Iran has to comment on it
Either take responsibility or blame some rogue extremists who had access to a missile launcher
Is it possible they hit the wrong plane?
I think someone said the delays could have confused them and there was another "American" plane that could have been the actual target of a missile
If (big IF) the picture of the missile head is genuine, then this would be a fairly sophisticated missile part of a relatively advanced launcher system, the likes of which only armies and very well equipped militias have access to.
A non-government-controlled rebel group in the region would likely only be equipped with shoulder-fired MANPAD types such as the following:
If this was indeed an Iranian missile, I still don't believe this was intentional. Probably a horrible mistake by trigger-happy idiots on high alert after the Iranian attack on US bases.
There are some interesting comments from Iran about not only firing the missiles they did at US bases but that they cyber attacked them at the same time to disrupt the U.S. defence systems. And they were prepared at the time to launch more missiles etc had US retaliated
I can't imagine Iran are cyber attacking US defence systems and at the same time US arent cyber attacking the Iran defence systems etc and more to disrupt stuff. I bet US can cyber attack better than Iran for sure.
For all we know the entire defence systems of Iran may have been disrupted and down for days whilst they were in conflict. So they are more prone to mistakes like mistaking a plane with a fire on board as some kind do missile attacking against them ? As their normal defence systems were down or disrupted
Seems they are all back negotiating now
Maybe this was a mistake for the above reasons and they are all now back talking together and trying to make peace etc and the best of a bad situation
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