Pete Buttigieg Blames Plane Shot Down By Iran on America, Gets Blasted
On Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg blamed the plane crash that was caused by an Iranian missile on the United States of America.
“CBS News has learned that U.S. officials are confident that Iran shot down a Ukrainian jet liner over Tehran in the hours after Iranian missile attacks on U.S. targets,” Major Garrett with CBS News reported. “176 people were killed, including at least 63 Canadians. This information is based on U.S. intelligence which sources say picked up signals of a radar being turned on. U.S. satellites we are told also detected two surface-to-air missile launches which happened shortly before the plane exploded.”
While responding to Garrett, Buttigieg tweeted by blaming America.
“Innocent civilians are now dead because they were caught in the middle of an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of all 176 souls lost aboard this flight,” the far-left candidate tweeted.
Buttigieg immediately received harsh backlash on Twitter. Dan Loesch with the NRA tweeted, “The I, R, A, and N keys must be missing from his keyboard.”
The I, R, A, and N keys must be missing from his keyboard. https://t.co/qt1iM4oi0H— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 9, 2020
Co-founder of the Federalist Sean Davis wrote: “Democrats are fine-people-on-both-sides-ing Iranian terrorists to avoid siding with America because of their deranged hatred of Trump.”
Democrats are fine-people-on-both-sides-ing Iranian terrorists to avoid siding with America because of their deranged hatred of Trump. https://t.co/1FFc9F0qIS— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 9, 2020
Columnist David French added: “Nope. Nope. Nope. Iran launched a missile strike against our own troops, and then blundered by shooting down a civilian airliner when it wasn’t even under attack. That’s the story. This is on Iran.”
Nope. Nope. Nope.— David French (@DavidAFrench) January 9, 2020
Iran launched a missile strike against our own troops, and then blundered by shooting down a civilian airliner when it wasn't even under attack. That's the story. This is on Iran. https://t.co/VzjnJk2jR8
John Noonan tweeted: “Iran launches a ballistic missile salvo at Iraq. It fails to shut down its airspace during this attack. As it is attacking, incompetence by Iranian air-defense artillery leads to an IFF misidentification. In their confusion, they kill an airliner. So this is America’s fault.”
Iran launches a ballistic missile salvo at Iraq.— John Noonan (@noonanjo) January 9, 2020
It fails to shut down its airspace during this attack.
As it is attacking, incompetence by Iranian air-defense artillery leads to an IFF misidentification. In their confusion, they kill an airliner.
So this is America's fault. https://t.co/QXy9CMq3z0
The Ukrainian Boeing 737 that crashed was shot down by Iranian anti-aircraft missiles according to Newsweek and had nothing to do with the United States.
“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 outlet says.
“Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, a Boeing 737–800 en route from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airpot to Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport, stopped transmitting data Tuesday just minutes after takeoff and not long after Iran launched missiles at military bases housing U.S. and allied forces in neighboring Iraq,” Newsweek added. “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.”
Newsweek continued by citing the Pentagon and a U.S. senior intelligence official, saying, “One Pentagon and one U.S senior intelligence official told Newsweek that the Pentagon’s assessment is 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.”
Of the 176 people who were pronounced dead, 63 were from Canada.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday that Canada’s intelligence proves that the airliner was shot down by Iran.
“This may have been unintentional,” he said at a press conference.