May 19, 2024
Don't defend the malicious incompetence of Iran's regime
You would think a regime that ambitiously plots to assassinate people with bombs in downtown Washington, D.C., would at least be able to avoid shooting down passenger airlines taking off and landing at their own airports. But no. In the Islamic Republic of Iran, all of the capable people are apparently either arrested, forced to live in fear, or else sent elsewhere to break things and kill people.
You would think a regime that ambitiously plots to assassinate people with bombs in downtown Washington, D.C., would at least be able to avoid shooting down passenger airlines taking off and landing at their own airports. But no. In the Islamic Republic of Iran, all of the capable people are apparently either arrested, forced to live in fear, or else sent elsewhere to break things and kill people.

In the area of foreign policy, even the best intentions can result in tragedy.

So, it is no surprise that the evil intentions of Tehran’s ayatollahs should lead, through pure malignant incompetence, to the senseless massacre of 176 airline passengers.

The U.S. government confirmed Thursday that the crash of Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 out of Tehran amid United States-Iranian tensions had not been a mere coincidence. Rather, Iran launched surface-to-air missiles and downed the commercial passenger flight taking off from its own main airport, killing more than 80 Iranians, Ukrainians, and more than five dozen Canadians.

The Iranian regime at first tried to cover up this senseless slaughter by quickly clearing up and hiding the debris, then refused to hand over the plane’s black box. But they weren’t clever enough. U.S. and Canadian intelligence operatives caught them in the act of locking the target with radar and launching two missiles that brought it down.

This event has inspired shameful partisanship among Trump’s critics. Pete Buttigieg, for one, blamed the U.S. for somehow making Iran commit this utterly needless atrocity by creating a “tit for tat.” Others blamed “crossfire.” Yet it is not “crossfire” when Iran launches missiles at U.S. troops in Iraq, the U.S. does not strike back, and then Iran fires missiles at a civilian aircraft. In reality, this ought to come as a wake-up call to the world about the monsters who run Iran’s regime. This doesn’t mean launching a war to remove them, but Buttigieg and the others who constantly make excuses for the mullahs’ behavior need to stop deluding themselves about Iran’s suitability as a partner in foreign affairs.

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See Also:

(1) Iran to Canada: If you think we shot down Flight 752, prove it

(2) Airlines turn BACK from Iranian airspace after West said Tehran DID shoot down Ukrainian flight

(3) Iran Clears Boeing, U.S. to Join Ukrainian Jetliner Investigation as Site Wiped Clean

(4) Buttigieg and other Democrats blame the U.S. for the downed Ukrainian plane.

(5) Ukrainian 752 Shoot-Down Mirrors Fate of TWA 800

(6) Terrorists run for their lives in aftermath of Soleimani killing

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