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The more we find out about Tehran plane crash, the more questions we have. Here are the main ones

The crash of the Ukrainian plane in Iran so soon after the country launched a missile strike would have been a geopolitical event no matter what. Then came the strangely certain statements, and the retractions.

Iran blames technical issues, Ukraine not so sure

Iranian authorities were quick to blame a technical fault for the fatal crash of the Ukrainian airliner which took off from Tehran bound for Kiev Wednesday morning, with all 176 onboard losing their lives.

Ali Abedzedah, head of Iran’s civil aviation authority, attributed the cause of the crash to engine failure, and said there was no involvement of terrorism.

While Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky warned against “speculation and unchecked theories”, his prime minister Oleksiy Honcharuk told a press conference that he was not ruling out the possibility that a missile could have brought down the plane.

If it’s a coincidence, it’s a rare one

The timing of the incident certainly raises suspicions about what exactly happened.

Earlier that morning, at around 2am local time, Iran had carried out a barrage of surface-to-surface airstrikes on two US military bases in Iraq. It was reported that 22 ballistic missiles were launched from Iran and all hit their targets, but with no American casualties. The missile attack was the anticipated retaliation by Iran for the US drone assassination of its top Iranian commander, General Qassem Soleimani on January 3. The kill order was given by president Trump

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January 9, 2020

This isn’t even a news article, it gives no information not even what questions aren’t being answered. What is the point of this article except to paint Iran in a bad light, as if they aren’t being truthful, yet is totally evidence free. Poor job.

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
January 9, 2020

I’m not interested in any of the “Canadians” on board (as per Trudeau), but rather in any possible Ukranian deep state actors on board… in which case: President Zelensky was probably relieved of quite a few troublemakers.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Paul Martin
January 10, 2020

Maybe those “Canadians” on board worked for the Ukrainian deep state? What would a decent Canadian do on an Ukrainian airplane in Teheran? Hm, hm?

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
January 10, 2020

Following your drift here, the next question then becomes — how many of the 176 were deep state operators? ALL of them? If not, are any “innocent” ones to be dismissed merely as collateral?

For the record, here was the statement by Vadym Prystaiko, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Ukraine, on the headcount: “We are currently aware of the following information on the countries of origin of those killed in the crash: Iran, 82; Canada, 63; Ukraine, 2+9 (crew); Sweden, 10; Afghanistan, 4; Germany, 3; United Kingdom, 3.”

Highest count here appears to be Iranians. Your thoughts?

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