Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
The claim that the drone was in international airspace cannot be confirmed.
It's doubtful, as it would be difficult for Iran to fire on a small drone from its own territory.
That this was due to “routine maritime surveillance” is also very dubious. Even if it were“routine” that still has no bearing on how it could be perceived as hostile. If it was really routine, then the Pentagon had nothing to hide, and should not have been classified as it had been.
All sorts of angles here. But if it was hovering near our airspace, or just off the coast our govt would have acted more aggressively than Iranian warning shots, that actually missed this "poor unarmed drone." Po' wittle piece of metal.
Oh and the Obama administration witheld this for the public until after the election.
Is this a cut and paste job, or did you write it??
I think the young people enjoy it when I "get down," verbally, don't you?