lycantrop wrote:to take with a grain of salt...
U.S. EQ-4 GLOBAL HAWK SHOT DOWN BY RUSSIAN S-300 OVER MEDITERANEAN SEA
US but also Israel have a common practice of hiding /covering/minimizing their real loses..
in a war or batlefield. So what you posted is interesting because "coincidences"
does not exist. They do that a lot. Just look at the last Israeli attack on Syria with 4 planes.
on palmyra base. Syria major general staff army claimed that shutdown one plane.. of them and damaged another. using 4 missiles. and a Russian citizen in RT commenting on the attack of Israel on Syria told the Russian Mod Confirmed one Israeli plane went down and fall on the rebels controlled zone in Souther Syria. the Foreign minister of Syria told in United nations to
the Israel delegation.. "that was a message from Putin". Israel government in the other hand
denied..they lost a plane.. and Russia Government officially media in english remained quiet .
This all means ,is very common that at times either NATO or Israel hide and cover their
loses with either denying it or by saying it was an hardware failure etc.. You all saw the accident of an F-16 not long ago in USA ,when taking off? a "hardware malfunction".. was the official word, now you see another "accident" with a Predator drone.
What all this means ,is that whenever you see an accident of a plane.. helicopter ,specially one that either US ,NATO ,Israel or also Russia use in syria or another conflict. There is always a possibility that the real lost happened in Syria or IRAQ or Afganistan , but they just covering it.. by saying it was a "mechanical problem" ,that caused the plane or hellicopter to crash. somewhere else. The predator crash in California is suspicious to say the least. and same with the F-16 too , that was reported recently too ,to have an "Accident".. According to Israel government official sources ,they lost two F-16s consequences of "hardware malfuction" while training. So if you see sources saying a nation plane crashed here.. but later the official reports .. no no it crashed at home but it was a "mechanical problem". . then there is a major possibility they just covering the incident. US ,NATO ,Israel but also Russia if need to cover
something to minimize the Public relations damages , is very possible they will do it.