Iran Shoots Down $123 Million U.S. Unmanned Aircraft – President Trump: “Iran Made A Very Big Mistake”…

Iran didn’t just shoot down a simple ‘drone’, Iran used a surface-to-air missile to shot down one of the most technologically advance U.S. aircraft costing $123 million; more than the price of an F-35 stealth fighter jet.

The targeted aircraft was a US Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS-D); a RQ-4A Global Hawk high-altitude long endurance (HALE) drone, flying in international airspace over the Gulf of Oman.

“The RQ-4 flies at upwards of 65,000 feet,” Tyler Rogoway, the editor of The War Zone, wrote. “So this would have been a sophisticated radar-guided surface-to-air missile that shot the aircraft down, not a shoulder-fired, heat-seeking missile.”

(Business Insider)The US military called the incident “an unprovoked attack on a US surveillance asset in international airspace” over the Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the Persian Gulf. The Iranians have accused the US drone of entering Iranian airspace, an allegation Central Command characterized as completely false.

President Trump responds below:

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428 Responses to Iran Shoots Down $123 Million U.S. Unmanned Aircraft – President Trump: “Iran Made A Very Big Mistake”…

  1. Pyrthroes says:

    Mount a coordinated set of “surgical strikes” on Mullahdom’s hardened –but not hardened enough– nuclear facilities, sites located with precision by COMINT and GPS surveillance satellites.

    Better yet, take out Khamenei/Rouhani’s bunkered “sepah-e-pasdaran” (IRGC) HQ with an inert “Rod of God” from orbit, similar to that which all but certainly bothered li’l Kim Jong-un some eighteen months ago.

    There’s a reason our sage advisories are not welcome in Pentagon War Rooms.

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    • cali says:

      @Payrthroes: There is no doubt that the deep state and their agents in Iran counts on luring the USA into a war to distract from current events such as declassification and other discoveries.

      The FF on the oil tankers didn’t do the trick ergo they upped the ante.

      It’s the same M.O. they always use and have gotten away with it at the same time. We have 9/11 ending in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. On and on it goes.

      President Trump, his team and military command are not interested in another war spending countless lives including our men and women who always bear the brunt together with innocent civilians.

      Like NK who was also held hostage to the deep state using that country issuing threats time and again our military and president Trump assisted Kim in finding and ‘removing’ these deep state generals.

      Iran is no different: Deep state agents are there for the same reasons namely to issue one threat after another.
      Iran is so far the only country left to cleanse it from the deep state having a chokehold on its leadership.

      Lastly: Hussein and gang sold nukes to Iran and NK. Think about that for one moment.

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  2. 6x47 says:

    President Trump signaling he suspects “rogue” Iranian commanders are acting without authority from Teheran gives the mullahs a face-saving out. This will sow division within Iran’s ruling elite between the hawks and doves … and provoke the hawks to both affirm the Tehran government authorized these acts of war and embolden Iran to commit even greater provocations, which will only build political support for direct action against Iran.

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  3. MVW says:

    All the calls for restraint provide cover for a broader range of Trump responses to the Iran idiocy.

    EU does not want a military response (worse case), so give them the other bitter pill, more Iran sanctions. The Squeeze (on both EU & Iran).

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  4. sysconfig says:

    I always thought P8 with 35 crew members guiding this drone had advanced EW countermeasures that could have been used to shield such a valuable asset ..especially against s300 type sams..This is something quite different.


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