They r not coerced to join the US military, just lured by steady pay & benefits, incl. expedited path to citizenship.
There was no threat of BM/CM attack on those bases until after the general's killing, so the Patriots weren't deployed in time.
The Iranians knew that the plane just took off on international flight, so it couldn't be a bomber. Besides, the US wouldn't be sending a bomber or large non-stealth UAV into Iran w/o attacking its AD means 1st for days or weeks with stand off weapons, & Iran saw it happened before in Yugoslavia, Iraq & Libya. The nav. lights could be off due to malfunction on board. They could have sent a fighter to intercept it, but didn't.
So, it could be that some in the AD crew was set up to shoot it down to create more problems for Iran with more countries.
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