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This was an outrage of unspeakable proportions
"This was an outrage of unspeakable proportions"
says US President Obama about the Malaysian airliner which has fallen from the skies in Ukraine.
Well, let us think back to which countries have committed similarly 'unspeakable outrages':
Back to 3rd July 1988, when the USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian Airbus A300, a passenger jet making a routine flight from Bandar Abbas, in Iran, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
There were 300 or so people on board, including 66 children & 38 foreign nationals. Many were Iranians on their way to Mecca. There were no survivors.
The plane blew up six miles from the Vincennes, the wreckage falling in Iranian territorial waters. Iranian television broadcast scenes of bodies floating amid scattered debris.
President Reagan called the incident an "understandable accident", said he regretted the loss of life.
Admiral William J Crowe, Jr, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon news conference that the US government deeply regretted the incident.
Though they expressed 'regret', the US government never apologised for the tragedy.
US warships had been patrolling the Persian Gulf since July 1987 as part of its controversial undertaking to keep the Straits of Hormuz open during the eight-year-old Iran-Iraq War (when the USA & UK were supporting Saddam Hussein!)
In February 1996, the US government paid $61.8 million to Iran as compensation for the 248 Iranians killed, plus the cost of the aircraft & legal expenses, & a further $40 million to the other countries whose nationals were killed.
On returning to the USA, the captain & crew of USS Vincennes were decorated for their 'bravery'!
This is not an 'attack' on Americans, who have many good qualities, but I hate the hypocrisy of those who denounce wrong-doing by other (often at the wrong target), falsely assuming the mantle of virtue for themselves.
'Wrong target'? Some think the bomb attack on Pan Am Flight 103 (the Lockerbie bombing) on Wednesday, 21 December 1988, was a retaliation for the attack on the Iranian airliner. UN Sanctions were used to force Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to hand over two men for trial at Camp Zeist, Netherlands including Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who, at a very dodgy 'trial', was convicted, then imprisoned in Scotland. Many, including relatives of those who died, believe Megrahi was an innocent scapegoat. NS.
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