Pentagon Accuses Iran Of Downing A Ukrainian 737 But Its Evidence Is Flimsy

Introduction – Jan 9, 2020

We are not saying that the claim that Iran shot down the Ukrainian Boeing 737 is a lie but we’ve been told so many outright lies and half-truths – from Saddam Hussien’s Weapons of Mass Destruction to claims about Assad’s chemical weapons attacks – that we should have learned to be a little more sceptical about any claims coming from the military-industrial-media complex.
So it is with these latest claims that Iran shot down the Ukrainian Boeing 737 that went down near Tehran.
Although western leaders like Boris Johnson and Justin Trudeau are mouthing these claims, the information appears to have originated from the Pentagon. That alone should make us suspicious, particularly given the steady stream of lies and disinformation from  the Pentagon about Iraq, Syria and Iran. Ed

Pentagon Accuses Iran Of Shooting Down A Ukrainian Plane But Its Evidence Is Flimsy

Moon of Alabama – Jan 9, 2020

The Pentagon is accusing Iran’s air defense of shooting down the Ukraninan plane that crashed yesterday near Tehran. The Pentagon says that it was an accidental incident. But the evidence on which the claim is based is flimsy.

We reported yesterday on flight PS752:

Hours after Iran had launched the missiles a Ukrainian airliner crashed three minutes after it had taken off from Tehran airport. All 176 people on board died. The passengers were mostly from Iran, Canada and the Ukraine. The airplane was a three years old Boeing 737-800 NG operated by Ukrainian International Airlines, the country’s flag carrier. Video shows the burning airliner coming down on a glide path. Photos from the crash site show shrapnel like impacts on the fuselage. The evidence is consistent with an uncontained turbine disc rupture but other potential causes can not be ruled out. The incident will be investigated like all other airliner crashes.

In the update we added:

Higher quality daylight pictures of the crashed Ukrainian plane show that at least some of the “shrapnel impact holes” are not holes at all but are debris or dirt lying on top of the aircraft pieces. Additional pictures also show no evidence of an externally induced event.

The Flight Data Recorders of the airplane were found. Iran will download the data from them or, if it does not have that capability, will ask some other country (France?, Germany?) to do so. A preliminary accident report will be published after one month.

Newsweek now reports:

The Ukrainian flight that crashed just outside the Iranian capital of Tehran was struck by an anti-aircraft missile system, a Pentagon official, a senior U.S. intelligence official and an Iraqi intelligence official told Newsweek.

The aircraft is believed to have been struck by a Russia-built Tor-M1 surface-to-air missile system, known to NATO as Gauntlet, the three officials told Newsweek.

Two Pentagon officials assess that the incident was accidental. Iran’s anti-aircraft were likely active following the country’s missile attack, which came in response to the U.S. killing last week of Revolutionary Guard Quds Force commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, sources said.

How would an Iraqi intelligence official, likely controlled by the CIA, know what happened in Tehran? The evidence the reporter notes is not very convincing:

Cont. reading: Pentagon Accuses Iran Of Shooting Down A Ukrainian Plane But Its Evidence Is Flimsy

9 responses to “Pentagon Accuses Iran Of Downing A Ukrainian 737 But Its Evidence Is Flimsy”

  1. There’s little doubt Trudeau was ordered to go along with the B.S. story. Of what benefit would it be to Iran to shoot down a Ukrainian airliner? The answer is, none at all. It would only give the Americans more ammunition for an all-out attack on Iran. You really have to wonder who would have benefited….hmmm, that little country in the Middle East that does possess nuclear weapons perhaps?

  2. Why would Iran shoot down a passenger jet that just took off from their own airport?

    That makes no sense whatsoever. If they had a problem with one of the passengers they could of detained them before boarding. Iran would not frame itself, they gain nothing if they did it, and lose everything.

    Was it an accidental shootdown? Missile crews on hair trigger due to the crisis? Unlikely since there is command and control and the servicemen are well trained and disciplined.

    So what really happened?

    MOSSAD. Hand held short range Stinger (made in USA) fired from a white van with airplane bursting into flames.

  3. ….there is no crater impactt, the plane didn’t do a “flight 93”, there is no wreckage trail, so no evidence of any sort of “controlled” impact – there is however, wreckage spread over a very wide area, seemingly ,consistant with an above ground explosion, but there aren’t (from the many images I have seen) any of the 170 or so seats, but then, there’s many of the bodies that sat on them, collected very quickly, it seems .Also unusual is the condition of the wreckage, how could it be so unrecognisable, especially when the images show shoes in perfect condition that could be picked up and worn, there’s even a childrens book called Silly Stories.

  4. Sounds like another coalition of the willing is being formed… starts with western nation forming the core group and then, with arm twisting and black mailing, other non-western nation will join this coalition. They will provide the necessary ground troops to sacrifice their blood……err no, to donate their blood.

    after Canada and the UK, Australia will follow and eventually, Ukraine, Poland will join the bandwagon, German and France will play it like a virgin on her first night

  5. They’ll stop at nothing to turn the tables and try to discredit Iran. Remember, there were warnings about a coming false flag shortly after they murdered Soleimani.
    Like Stephen says, the question here is – who benefits?

  6. Good point from Stephen. I figure there are 4 major possibilities ( not necessarily in order of probability ) on the Ukrainian downed airliner. (1) Accidental ; technical with or without pilot error (2) U.S. involvement (3) Iranian error or intent (4) a 3rd party trying via a false flag operation to further involve the U.S. and Iran into a wider war.
    While the (1) accidental reasoning may have some validity I believe here that reason (3) has a better chance where there was an accidental downing of the airliner by via Iranian sources who were on high pressure alert. This of course is supported by the timing of this event. However I cannot eliminate the (4) third party explanation . A third party such as Mossad or even a rogue Iranian or Anti – U.S./ Israeli unit would perhaps wait for an intermission in the hostilities so as to produce maximum impact. However there may have been either time constraints in the sabotage actions or the number of flights available and their times to force this operation at the time it occurred.

  7. So Iran shot down a plane and kills many Iranians on board so US can deflect attention when moving the dead and injured on C130 planes from Ain-Al-Assad (Lion’s Eye) base to hospitals in Israel and Jordan, good luck with this stupid narrative.

  8. Great arguments and comments y’all! And to add to Yukon Jack! That white van was probably an Israeli moving company van that had a mural painted on the side of an airplane hitting the Twin Towers of New York City (9/11) and as the plane was falling out of the sky, 5 Israeli’s were dancing on the van’s rooftop! Oh and those Israeli’s spoke Farsi (Persian) fluently – right! Smells like a CIA/MOSSAD military operation to me!

  9. Israel did it.