False Flag? Highly Respected Fmr CIA Officer Suggests US Hacked Ukrainian Transponder to Provoke Iran Shootdown

Tyler Durden – Zero Hedge Jan 18, 2020

Giraldi explains the Iranian missile operator experienced extreme “jamming” and Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752’s transponder was switched off several minutes before the two Russian made Tor missiles were launched.

“The shutdown of the transponder, which would have automatically signaled to the operator and Tor electronics that the plane was civilian, instead automatically indicated that it was hostile. The operator, having been particularly briefed on the possibility of incoming American cruise missiles, then fired,” he said

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Giraldi said the Tor missile system used by Iran is vulnerable to being hacked or “spoofed,” and at the same moment, Flight 752’s transponder was taken offline “to create an aviation accident that would be attributed to the Iranian government.”

The Pentagon has reportedly developed technologies that can trick enemy radars with false and deceptively moving targets, he said.

“The same technology can, of course, be used to alter or even mask the transponder on a civilian airliner in such a fashion as to send false information about identity and location. The United States has the cyber and electronic warfare capability to both jam and alter signals relating to both airliner transponders and to the Iranian air defenses. Israel presumably has the same ability,” Giraldi said.

Iran made the claim Wednesday that “enemy sabotage” cannot be ruled out in the downing of the plane. 

Iranian Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi suggested the U.S. hacked missile defense systems to make it appear Flight 752 was an incoming missile.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also accused the U.S. of being responsible for the downing of the plane, saying that:

“The root of all sorrows goes back to America… this cannot be a reason for us not to look into all the root causes.”

He added that:

“One cannot believe that a passenger plane is struck near an international airport while flying in a [commercial] flight channel,” after previously saying that IRGC commanders were not the only ones involved in the plane downing, noting that “There were others, too.”

The Iranian parliament also stated that “we are in powerful confrontation with the criminal U.S. and do not allow a mistake… to pave the ground for misusing the issue by the enemies.”

Giraldi concludes by saying electronic warfare by the U.S. to bring down a civilian jet and blame it on Iran “suggests a premeditated and carefully planned event” to create a false flag for the next world war. 

5 responses to “False Flag? Highly Respected Fmr CIA Officer Suggests US Hacked Ukrainian Transponder to Provoke Iran Shootdown”

  1. Yes the evidence says something like this happened. And would they do it? Yes. They want to inflict as much pain and suffering on the Iranians as possible.

    The bottom line is that it all goes back to Bibi and his mafiosa hitmen Trump and Pompeo who carry out these misdeeds for Israel.

    176 more murders on Trump’s soul.

    We live in an extremely sick world when airliner jets full of ordinary people are used as pawns in foreign policies antics of madmen.

    Notice how none of the Demonrats like Pelosi have filed a charge on Trump for murder 1 on Soleimani.

    Another thing, Trump’s base either don’t care or approve of this mayhem and will vote this predator in chief in again.

  2. The onboard “Black box” Will tell.

  3. @ James F:

    You have NOT learned from what was done investigating Malaysia Airlines MH17 and how the Transport Safety Board committee manipulated and was manipulated to come up with a conclusion that blamed Russia, eventhough great outside analysis by German experts and others showed it was the Ukrainians with jet fighters that did it using 30 mm shells fired from the jets fighters as they were alongside the plane.

    The only way the Black boxes will reveal the truth is if French or German Airbus aeronautics experts will analyze the boxes. So watch out for the composition of the Transportation Safety Board. Again, the MH17 story is your lesson! Read up on it, especially from a site like: Globalresearch.ca search MH17.

  4. @Stormin’ Norman

    Great example of telling the truth, by PUSHING the LIE. I remember MH17. I thought it was a done deal when ammo rounds (fired into the plane) were traced back 2 the Ukrainians. Now THIS THING.

    Trying real hard 2 give everybody the benefit of the doubt. BUTT…. wouldn’t be the first time a system was HACKED 2 cause a disaster.

    If this story SOMEHOW goes down the memory hole, then that means U HAVE A DAMNED GOOD CASE.

  5. No excuse, Iran should have grounded all civilian flights before starting hostilities, they show how second rate they are as they allowed ZOG deception to ensnare them. Their weakness means they will be defeated in a war.