I invite you to research the downing of the Iran Air Airbus a little further.
First off, I invite you to go to your local bookshop and order this title:
Trail of the Octopus by Donald Goddard.
I guarantee you that you will not be able to find this book in any American bookstore....and hell...it is a book written by an American on issues such as the Iran Air Airbus and the Lockerbie bombing.
Do you research and you will find that this book was unofficially "banned" by the American government; whereby pressure was put on the publisher by the powers that be in Washington to stop all publication and distribution of the book in America.
But you already knew this right?
So don't tell me that the American press is free and is able to report the facts!!!
In fact, to save you the trouble:
The books ISBN is 074751562X
In fact, here is the catalogue as is in the Western Australian library system:
And on this Iran Air 655.
A documentary was aired here in Australia last year on this very issue.
It was a British production, and you know what? They had actual footage of the bodies being dragged from the water. If the Iranians were playing games, can you then explain to me why citizens in Dubai (the destination of the flight) have not seen their loved ones since? I suppose you are going to say that Iran had killed these innocent people only to put their bodies on the aircraft, which then deliberately got shot down? Puhleeeze!
The name of the documentary is "Friend or Foe" and was shown on your PBS network. Hunt down a copy and watch it. You will find it intellectually stimulating, with interviews of actual Vincennes crew members (and from memory the 2IC of the ship).
There is also another documentary (again from Britain) called "The Maltese Cross". You might want to check that one out as well.
Oh yeah...all of the people interviewed in these documentaries are REAL people, and were there on the scene, and therefore will be as credible as you are ever going to get (i.e. they have gone on film and have been totally willing to give their name). However, none of them seem to back up your "friends" claims. (it is interesting to note that the captain of the Vincennes refused to be interviewed in any of these two docos).
You may think I am an Aussie who knows jack shit about nothing, but don't try to tell me that the American government is as open as what you trying to claim. They are just as bad as the Chinese in covering things up when it comes to the media!
As to the facts on this case at hand.
I have not said who was at fault. I have not blamed the Chinese. I have not blamed the Americans. Because I am smarter than to believe what the media says is "truth" and am willing to do my OWN research to reach my own conclusions. However, you, as well as others, are only too willing to only listen to what the American media says, and refuse to admit that maybe, just maybe, they are wrong!!
And I love the fact you obviously think I am an anti-Yank....Xinhua mouthpiece indeed!!! You have absolutely no idea do you?
You never fail to amaze me!!
You still do not get what a communist
country is. China the closest you will get to a communist country? WRONG!!! How about we give the title of "the country which is closest to a communist country" to North Korea, which is pretty much a Stalinist state, yet still a long way from a communist state! Maybe your precious CIA should learn the difference between communism, stalinism, marxism, lenin-marxism, jung-ilsm, etc before labelling nations as this or that.
I am just surprised you haven't dribbled on about the Military Code of Justice, or whatever the hell it is called
But N766AS, let me ask you this.
When America bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade was this a "declaration of war" on behalf of America? After all, your country bombed "sovereign" territory of China.
Or was that, as in this case, a horrible accident?
How does China break INTERNATIONAL LAW by arresting a Chinese-born American citizen?
Going by your argument on that point, Singapore was wrong in the arrest and punishment of an American teenager who was caught vandalising cars and property. You remember the case I take it?
INTERNATIONAL LAW my foot!
While you try to remember where you read that article on the detention of the 5-year old boy, maybe you could also dig up the article which placed Vladimir Putin in the Russian Mafia (as you so claimed)
And to everyone who has missed a point I made.
If China does turn over this aircraft back to the Americans, does this mean that America will turn over the inviolable property of the Soviet Union in the MiG-25s and MiG-29s and other various aircraft which were obtained through dubious means (whether they be via defections or other), and the technological data and production which came as a result of this?
Don't think so, right?
And again to those people who love to cry "Anti-American" at me in this type of post, have you stopped to think that maybe you are setting yourselves up for this type of denounciation by your mere words????
Get rid of the nationalistic bullshit attitudes, get out of the clowds and get back to earth....it is a lovely place to visit. You should try it sometime