Iran Releases Drone Footage of USS Boxer to Refute Trump’s Claim

Press TV – July 19, 2019


Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has released footage captured by an Iranian drone flying over the Strait of Hormuz and monitoring a United States Navy vessel, belying a claim by Washington that the unmanned aircraft was shot down by the American forces.

The IRGC’s Public Relations Department said Friday that the footage had been released with the aim of exposing Washington’s “lies.”

US President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that the drone had been shot down after it flew to within 900 meters the US navy’s USS Boxer amphibious assault ship and ignored “multiple calls to stand down.”

Later, the Pentagon claimed the warship had taken “defensive action” against an Iranian drone at 10 a.m. local time (0530 GMT) on Thursday.

The IRGC said the American warships had been “fully and precisely” monitored for three hours, from the moment they entered the Strait of Hormuz, and that the Corps’ drone bases had detected and recorded “no unconventional and threatening action” by the US forces on the USS Boxer accompanied by five vessels during that period.

In an earlier statement, which the IRGC had released to announce its plan to release the footage, the elite force said the Iranian drone had successfully transmitted pictures of the US warship before and even after the time when the Americans claim they shot down the unmanned aerial aircraft (UAV), and then returned to its base safe and sound.

The statement described Washington’s claim as “ridiculous.”

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9 responses to “Iran Releases Drone Footage of USS Boxer to Refute Trump’s Claim”

  1. Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has released footage captured by an Iranian duck flying over the Strait of Hormuz and monitoring a US terrorist vessel, belying a claim by Warshington that the Iranian duck was shot down by the Moronican farces.

    Duck Commander & Brigadier General Razoldazl Duckatak said Friday that the footage had been released with the aim of exposing BrainWashington’s lies.

    US President Donald Sitting Duck claimed on Thursday that the duck had been shot down after it flew to within 900 meters of the USS Hoxer amphibious assault duck and ignored “multiple calls to get down.”

    Later, the Pentagoons claimed the USS Hoxer had taken “defensive action” against an Iranian duck at 10 a.m. local time (0530 GMT) on Thursday.

    The IRGC said the Moronican ducks had been “fully and precisely” monitored for three hours, from the moment they entered the Strait of Hormuz, and that the Corps’ duck bases had detected and recorded “no unconventional and threatening action” by the US terrorists on the USS Hoxer accompanied by five other sitting ducks during that period.

    In an earlier statement, which the IRGC had released to announce its plan to release the footage, the elite force said the Iranian duck had successfully transmitted pictures of the US duck before and even after the time when the Moronicans claim they shot down the duck, and then returned to its nest safe and sound.

    The statement described BrainWashington’s claim as “ridiculous.”

    US Errorists may have shot down one of their own ducks in Persian Gulf, Iran says of Chief Sitting Duck’s claim
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=191828

  2. Apparently the drone shot down may have been israli, spoofing itself as iranian.

  3. The footage does absolutely nothing except reinforce the belief that it WAS
    an Iranian drone that was shot down, and if it did what was said, DESERVED to
    be shot down. If this really was released to prove anything, IT BACKFIRED and
    a dangerous game of chicken is being played. It sure seems likely that Iran is
    poking the bear here, NOT A GOOD IDEA!!!

  4. @memyselfnie Iran poking the bear? I’m not sure you grasp the concept of provocation. The US has warships skirting Iranian territory, close enough to Iran for US faggots/sailors to drop their pants and moon people sunning themselves on Iranian beaches, yet it’s Iran who is poking and deserves to have a surveillance craft shot out of the sky by an invading force? Any sovereign nation has a right to defend itself and a DUTY to monitor foreign forces on their doorstep, forces who have proven they are capable of psychotic, highly illegal, and morally reprehensible acts of aggression.

  5. @Umbra Bellator That’s right you’re not sure. I am sure – there’s LOTS of itchy fingers
    on LOTS of hair triggers on both sides, and that is exactly how a civilian Iranian airliner
    got shot down years ago. Yes, Iran has every right to defend itself, you know, by flying
    drones closer than 1,000 yards of a boatload of Marines who already figure their country is down one very expensive drone and they are gonna “get some”. Just because they can, doesn’t mean they should. It was probably no real threat to the Boxer, but they weren’t real sure either, so, splash one drone, and they should.
    I don’t think the navy should be there, but the reality is: THEY ARE, and WW III could
    start in a split second because somebody, (and it won’t matter who), thinks they have
    every right. I do think everybody has the right to de-escalate, can, and should.

  6. @memyselfnie
    Your a bit deluded me thinks.
    In one hand your talking about Iran being an agressor in their territorial waters, the next your saying they have a right to defend themselves, but because the psychos in charge of the west might start ww3, they should de escalate…

    So you would rather Iran just bend over and say have at thee?

    Also how does footage showing no action taken by the US crafts, prove that Iran actually did lose a drone? The US claims to have shot it down at 10am, but the footage shows 10am and beyond, so where exactly did the drone get shot down then?

    More like they claimed they shot a drone down to save face over the loss of the global hawk, then they attempted a bargain to strike Iran in an unpopulated area, to save face, but got shut down with escellation threats should they try something so stupid.
    Now they are getting shot down again with proof they lied to save face yet again lol.

    I mean they launched over 100 tomohawks at Syria not too long ago, and the aged soviet era air defences that were integrated into the s300 system Russia provided for defence of their own citizens in Syria and military forces in Tartus, shot down over 90 of them, leaving the projected missiles that would hit uninhabited locations to go through, I mean why waste good air defence resources on non threats.
    But they exepct us to belive that they could even strike Iran with s300 and homegrown copies already in service, let alone the s400 deal going through, probably already completed in secrecy and a few batteries set up in Iran for Russian advisors to train local crews on.
    In the event of a real strike, the Russian advisors would take control of the systems (just like in Syria during the tomohawk strike) and give credit to Iran to avoid political fallout.

  7. @Mojo Jojo
    You are at least mistaken, you said “Iran being an agressor” and “psychos in charge of the west”, I did not. Both Iran and the U.S. military are surely being very professional.
    You said, “So you would rather Iran just bend over and say have at thee?”
    Not at all, Iran says they “fully and precisely” monitored for three hours, and that
    seems very likely. Them bending over does not, and lil ole me would not rather.
    You said,”Also how does footage showing no action taken by the US crafts, prove that Iran actually did lose a drone?” It does not, and I never said it proves anything. I did
    say it reinforces the belief, and it does imply THAT AT LEAST ONE IRANIAN DRONE
    WAS THERE. Is it your assumption that there was only one? Or that there was no
    sniper target practice, and you just didn’t see them in the footage provided?
    As for tomahawks at Syria, or , as you say, “strike Iran with s300 and homegrown copies already in service”, nobody (especially me) exepct us to belive (your words).
    People believe what they want to believe.

  8. @memyselfnie

    Actually you said;

    “The footage does absolutely nothing except reinforce the belief that it WAS
    an Iranian drone that was shot down”

    Then you followed up my comment with;

    ” It does not, and I never said it proves anything”

    Make up your mind will you? Or has all the double speak and stiring the pot to cause arguments and division, left you unable to recall what you say from day to day?

    Then you claimed;

    “it does imply THAT AT LEAST ONE IRANIAN DRONE
    WAS THERE. Is it your assumption that there was only one? Or that there was no
    sniper target practice, and you just didn’t see them in the footage provided?”

    Actually your clutching at straws here, only shots from a pantsir or air defence missiles could take down a large drone, tens of thousands of feet away, even if it did get closer than 1000 feet as alleged, it would have come into view of the drone that footage was provided from.
    then to claim a sniper took it down possibly, he must be the wordls best sniper to shoot a moving target over 500 feet, from a swaying and bobbing deck, and again, the rifles muzzle blast would not be detectable by the drone observing, nor the damaged drone crashing into the ocean… OK!
    But yet here we have footage to prove the US lies, yet not one bit of evidence from the Us beyond Trump talking on air, because he has never lied once right?

    You also said;

    “and if it did what was said, DESERVED to
    be shot down”

    So your clearly in favour of escellation on the behalf of the US with your comments, acting as if the US has a right to defend itself from a harmless reconaissace drone (only the US and West have missiles on reconaissance drones)
    Yet anyone coming even close to the Wests airspace gets an RAF, USAF intercept in international waters and illegally forced off course, to prevent any legal monitoring from international waters.

    Finally you said;

    “a dangerous game of chicken is being played. It sure seems likely that Iran is
    poking the bear here, NOT A GOOD IDEA!!!”

    So your comment clearly implies that Iran is the agressor, because who pokes a bear and does not expect it to retalliate.
    Except it is the West who keeps poking the Russian and Chinese Bears and are now poking Iran on their front lawn hoping to get a reaction, that would validate using nukes on them.
    Because you know, the lives of a few agressive marines and air force personel, somewhere they have no business outside of serving Israel, are somehow comparable to thousands of lives of innocent people trying to live their lives, when the white flash interupts their day/night.

    Oh and btw your claim that no one should belive my words is correct, except talking about Iran having s300 and homegrown copies are not my words, it has been reported on here and many news sites over the years.

    Bavar 373 aka s300 copy:

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-unveils-self-developed-knockoff-of-s-300-missiles/

    Even the Israelis reported it, as they realised the threat it poses, if even a fraction as capable as the s300.

    s300’s in Iran:

    Iran – Originally purchased in 2007, Iran’s S-300 order was blocked until April 2015 when the Kremlin lifted its self-imposed ban on the sale due to the international lifting of some sanctions against Iran. The country purchased and received an unknown number of S-300s (probably the S-300PMU2 system, a modified version of the S-300PMU1[113]) in 2016, it was fully tested and implemented in 2017. Iran received four S-300PMU2 batteries from Russia in 2016, each consisting of a 96L6E target acquisition radar, a 30N6E2 target engagement radar, and four 5P85TE2 towed transporter-erector-launchers (TELs).[114] These systems are supported by two 64N6E2 battle management radars and linked using FL-95 antenna masts. Iran also owns an unknown number of the domestically produced type Bavar 373, developed before the arrival of Russian S-300 systems.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-300_missile_system

    Courtesy of Wikipedia.

    But ok no one should believe Iran has a fully functioning area denail system in place, the fact Trump called off his limited strike on Iran after the loss of the global hawk is proof even the F22 cannot evade these systems. Because he was banking on Iran agreeing to allow a limited strike to save face for the US, because his own arrogance knows no bounds.
    When they refused he had no choice but to call it off or risk losing all craft sent to strike the desert.

    But also once the world would see what the Russian defences are capable of, almost every country would be clamoring to buy their own s300/400 to insure against turning into Iraq, Libya or Afghanistan.
    Costing the US billions in lost weapons deals.

  9. @Mojo Jojo
    Make up your mind will you? Or has all the double speak and stiring the pot to cause arguments and division, left you unable to recall what you say from day to day?

    Wouldn’t change a thing, and couldn’t if I wanted to. Be more specific in your rants.
    Exactly what double speak and stiring the pot to cause arguments and division am I guilty of?

    Actually your clutching at straws here, only shots from a pantsir or air defence missiles could take down a large drone, tens of thousands of feet away, even if it did get closer than 1000 feet as alleged, it would have come into view of the drone that footage was provided from.
    then to claim a sniper took it down possibly, he must be the wordls best sniper to shoot a moving target over 500 feet, from a swaying and bobbing deck, and again, the rifles muzzle blast would not be detectable by the drone observing, nor the damaged drone crashing into the ocean… OK!
    But yet here we have footage to prove the US lies, yet not one bit of evidence from the Us beyond Trump talking on air, because he has never lied once right?

    Not clutching anything, just because you think it’s too hard, doesn’t mean it is.

    So your clearly in favour of escellation on the behalf of the US with your comments, acting as if the US has a right to defend itself from a harmless reconaissace drone (only the US and West have missiles on reconaissance drones)

    No, in fact I’m clearly in favor of DE-escalation, and I stated such. I don’t think the Navy should be there. At all.

    Except it is the West who keeps poking the Russian and Chinese Bears and are now poking Iran on their front lawn hoping to get a reaction, that would validate using nukes on them.
    Because you know, the lives of a few agressive marines and air force personel, somewhere they have no business outside of serving Israel, are somehow comparable to thousands of lives of innocent people trying to live their lives, when the white flash interupts their day/night.

    That might be your opinion, it might serve your argument, it might even have some validity, but does not excuse or justify. If the global hawk had closed to 1,000 yards of say, an Iranian military installation, kept going despite repeated warning, it could and should be shot down. That would be totally a defensive move, but that’s what was not alleged.

    Oh and btw your claim that no one should belive my words is correct, except talking about Iran having s300 and homegrown copies are not my words, it has been reported on here and many news sites over the years.

    Not your words? But I cut and pasted them FROM YOUR POST.

    Trump called off his limited strike on Iran after the loss of the global hawk is proof even the F22 cannot evade these systems.

    No, not proof at all. You’re posting your opinion as proof. YOUR PERCEPTION is not proof. But, as I have already said, people believe what they want to believe.