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Quasi 10-07-2008 01:20 PM

U.s. Plane Forced To Land After Entering Iran Airspace
 
Developing story, just came across the wires.

Update: The pilots were reportedly released, so this isn't the huge story it initially seemed to be. Still, it makes you wonder if GW wants to start one last war before leaving office.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/US-Warplane-Forced-To-Land-In-Iran/Article/200810115115172?lpos=World_News_First_World_News_A rticle_Teaser_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15115172_US_War plane_Forced_To_Land_In_Iran

johnsteele 10-07-2008 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Quasi (Post 43953)
Developing story, just came across the wires.

Update: The pilots were reportedly released, so this isn't the huge story it initially seemed to be. Still, it makes you wonder if GW wants to start one last war before leaving office.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/US-Warplane-Forced-To-Land-In-Iran/Article/200810115115172?lpos=World_News_First_World_News_A rticle_Teaser_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15115172_US_War plane_Forced_To_Land_In_Iran

A Hungarian business jet. And no, Bush is not trying to start a war, get over it.

Quasi 10-07-2008 05:58 PM

Initial report was that it was a U.S. warplane that was forced down. Who knows what really happened. I thought it was interesting and posted as the news was breaking.

http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=5637

Get over what? We currently have hot wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Would one more in the region really be that out of character?

bkt 10-07-2008 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Quasi (Post 43981)
Initial report was that it was a U.S. warplane that was forced down. Who knows what really happened. I thought it was interesting and posted as the news was breaking.

Yeah, the news-bimbo reporting it said it was an "F-A/18 with six generals aboard". What, they have stretch-limo Hornets, now?

It was telling that Reuters jumped all over this as soon as Fars (Iranian news agency) reported it. Reuters didn't validate or question a damned thing. Nothing new, I guess.

azalps 10-07-2008 06:57 PM

Just came out. It was a Hungarian relief plane. Iran said it was a mistake. They just thought it was ours. Oh well I guess we have to wait to nuc them.

johnsteele 10-07-2008 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by azalps (Post 43992)
Just came out. It was a Hungarian relief plane. Iran said it was a mistake. They just thought it was ours. Oh well I guess we have to wait to nuc them.

And the last report I saw was that the incident actually dates to Sept 30!

johnsteele 10-07-2008 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quasi (Post 43981)
Get over what? We currently have hot wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Would one more in the region really be that out of character?

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glockfire 10-07-2008 10:12 PM

Quasi, think before you post brother ;)

gorknoids 10-10-2008 01:46 AM

Just so you know, American fighter jets don't get "forced down". Nice dig at the President of the United States though, Quasi.

WAREAGLE 10-10-2008 03:24 AM

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Originally Posted by gorknoids (Post 44421)
Just so you know, American fighter jets don't get "forced down". Nice dig at the President of the United States though, Quasi.

this. if it was an american fighter jet in their airspace, it would have simply flown right back out.


:rolleyes: forced down


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