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Pentagon: Iranian warplanes fired on US drone over Gulf
Published: 08.11.12, 22:12
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1. And our newly-re-elected president ...
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.08.12)
... will put his thumb where he usually keeps it and do absolutely nothing. After all, raising a much-deserved protest might endanger his plans to effect a rapprochement with the world's leading terrorist supporter, and the Moslem-in-Chief simply cannot have that, can he?
sam ,   coloeado-USA   (11.08.12)
There will be an appropriate response at the time and place but there are other accounts should not rush now
3. Act of War
Gav ,   USA   (11.08.12)
How in the world is this allowed to happen to the most power military in the world? This is an act of war firing on military equipment in International waters. Have some backbone Obama.
4. International Airspace
Obama claims that the drone was in international airspace. They also said flight IA 655 was in international airspace when they shot it down. They lied then
5. get ready for a Hussein Obama apology
chaim.s 54st ,   brooklyn ny   (11.08.12)
6. territorial limit is 12 nautical miles off the coast
split ,   US   (11.08.12)
How far from Israeli coast was Mavi Marmara attacked ? Over 40 nautical miles. Our citizen was killed in the attack, did we protest ? NO !!! ,... Well, if you lie down with dogs, you should expect to get up with fleas, don't complain ;) ,...
7. # 4 - Ever heard of false flag "incidents' ,...
split ,   US   (11.08.12)
8. To: No. 6
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.09.12)
You are confusing airspace with territorial waters. Not surprising. Israel was defending an internationally recognized and fully legal blockade of the Gaza Strip. There are no restrictions on where stopping an attempted breach of a naval blockade may be effected, as long as it does not impinge on another country's territorial waters. Besides, the Palmer Report fully exonerated Israel. Have you forgotten?
9. What would the US do, if Iranian
Just wondering ... ,   Planet Earth   (11.09.12)
drones were flying 12 miles from their own coast? What would Israel do? Nothing? Would the average ynut talkbacker support this passive behaviour? The truth is, that Iran is doing what most commentators here, would want their own governments to do. Jealous?
10. Sarah B..finally showing up..I guess the hype from
Peter ,   Vienna-Austria   (11.09.12)
The elections really caught you off guard, right ?! I mean, lets face it, you were most probably making one of those bold predictions of yours about Romeny being the winner bla bla bla..LOL Well guess what? Didn't happen. Though I'm sure I'd be hearing more nonsense from you from here on about the whole issue. Oh and just in case you have forgotten: You can't have it both ways. You are either israeli or American. Leave the decision making of the American people to themselves. You are by no means part of them and anything they stand for. Last time i checked, the yanks weren't exactly joyful about the whole idea of an israeli meddling in their internal political affairs...
11. #3 The US has already declared war on Iran.
Robert ,   Australia   (11.09.12)
12. Don't worry, America
steve from raleigh   (11.09.12)
Obama has determined the root cause is that Jews live in Israel and has condemned them.
13. Couldn't hit a drone?
Robert ,   New Jersey, USA   (11.09.12)
Iranian Migs missed shooting down a slow moving unmanned drone with no evasion capabilities? Iran, next time you buy jets from Russia make sure they give you a warranty!
14. Iranian warplanes
Edouard ,   Montreal Canada   (11.09.12)
Warplanes fired to us drone and did not destroy it!!!! This also show the capability of Iranian pilots.... Or we are missing something or Iranians are not that good at flaying airplanes
15. To No. 8 Territorial waters
David ,   London, UK   (11.09.12)
Territorial waters, or a territorial sea, as defined by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,[1] is a belt of coastal waters extending at most 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) from the baseline (usually the mean low-water mark) of a coastal state
16. To: David at No. 15
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.09.12)
Israel is not a signatory to the Convention. Neither, for that matter, is the United States. The Convention only applies to the countries that have ratified it, and that excludes both the United States and Israel.
17. To: No. 9
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.09.12)
I think most pro-American and pro-Israeli commentators here are laughing at the sheer inemptitude of the Iranians.
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (11.10.12)
There was no mention of direct hit,of course ,as it was a clear warning to the Americans that the Iranians will not tolerate it.However,if it was ineptitude,how come you have been so scared to do anything for the last six years?American tax-payers are still bearing the massive armament shipments every month and yet your clowns don't see the ineptitude Iranians?
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (11.10.12)
Are normally confined for Sarah in her dreamland.Have you,too,joined her?
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