2019-07-19 01:31:37 UTC
Amphibious Ready Group downed an Iranian drone on Thursday. That
drone came within one kilometer of the Boxer before being
This U.S. action should not be seen as retaliation for Iran's
downing of a U.S. drone in June, but rather as an act of self-
It is justified for two reasons.
First, because Iran uses armed drones as a keystone element of
its four-pronged war-fighting strategy for the Persian Gulf and
Gulf of Oman (the other three elements being anti-ship missiles,
mines, and fast attack boats). Second, because Iran conducted
this operation to test U.S. resolve in face of overt threats to
While it's not yet clear which type of drone was involved here,
it was likely a Shahed 129 type drone. Armable with bombs, and
possibly unguided rockets, Iran has previously used this
platform to threaten American forces in the region. Regardless,
while not nearly as advanced as U.S. military and intelligence
drones, Iranian drones can threaten American personnel.
Again, on the available information, this was a justified
action. Iran was repeatedly warned to withdraw the drone. The
drone closed within 1 kilometer of the Boxer amphibious ready
group before being shot down. And remember, Iran's Islamic
Revolutionary Guard Corps builds and deploys its drones as a
means of lethal threat.
Maybe we can get Trump to shoot some down over San Francisco.
That fag infested city is a lethal threat to the human race.