Tsavo Lion wrote:
More discrepancies with that plane shootdown: https://topwar.ru/166688-pjat-strannostej-s-padeniem-ukrainskogo-boinga-v-irane.html
The investigation into the circumstances of the strike on the Ukrainian "Boeing" in the sky over Iran continues. Despite the recognition of the Iranian authorities in an accidental missile attack on the plane, this version also raises very big doubts, even among experts.
Recall that on January 8, 2020, the plane of "International airlines of Ukraine" crashed about 3 minutes after departure from the Tehran airport. All 167 passengers and 9 crew members on Board were killed. Almost immediately, representatives of Ukraine issued a statement in which they ruled out the possibility of a version of a terrorist attack. However, Kiev soon rejected the initial words and said that the plane could have been shot down by a missile.
Sensational was the recognition of the Iranian authorities that the Ukrainian airliner was indeed shot down by an Iranian missile by mistake, and this happened "because of the aggressive actions of the United States" in neighboring Iraq, in connection with which the Iranian air defense promptly responded to any air object. But it is this recognition that allows us to draw attention to a number of oddities associated with the disaster.
Iran's swift repentance
History knows many examples when countries in similar situations did not admit for years that they shot down a plane. For example, it is still unknown who shot down the Malaysian "Boeing" in the sky over the Donbass. Iran should not have refused to be involved in the crash of the airliner, especially since no one initially blamed Tehran for the incident. Too quick an admission of guilt, which is not at all in the tradition of relations between the East and the West, makes one think that Iran could have specifically taken responsibility – perhaps to avoid big problems, or perhaps for some other purpose.
Video is too clear
A video posted by a certain Nariman Gharib, an activist of Iranian origin, appeared on Twitter. The world's media immediately eagerly picked up the video and replicated it. The footage shows the flight of the plane, a bright flash and the sound of an explosion. Everything was taken very clearly, as if specifically in order to then present the recording as proof of Iran's guilt. But it is the moment of the shooting and the amazing composure of the host, who was actually emotionless and almost not surprised by the hit of the rocket in the plane, and makes you think about the oddities.
Strange behavior of the canadian intelligence services
The version that the airliner was shot down by a rocket was voiced by Canada, which does not have space intelligence facilities and, consequently, the ability to determine the exact causes of the disaster. Especially since canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first started talking about a technical malfunction as the main reason for what happened. But the next day, the canadian security services abruptly "changed their shoes", and it was after Donald trump started talking about disbelief in the technical reasons for the crash. All, without exception, the canadian media that wrote about the "technical error" in one voice said about the "downed plane" with the usual addition of "with a high probability".
January 12 rally
Four days after the tragedy, on January 12, several hundred Iranian students gather outside the building of the Amir Kabir University in Tehran. They hold a rally in memory of the dead passengers of the Ukrainian airliner and at the same time defiantly burn a portrait of General Qasem Suleimani, who was killed by the Americans. Where the logic is, it is not very clear. Suleimani was already in another world by the time the ship fell. There are calls for the resignation of the government and even for the "rejection of the Ayatollah regime". Of course, such a rally is far from the Ukrainian Maidan, but its very fact is very significant.
"Black boxes" from the fallen plane are sent to France for decoding. As a reason, they said that Iran "does not have the ability to decrypt the flight recorders of American Airliners." Not to invite French specialists, but to hand over the "black boxes" to France. The strange thing is that if the recognition of an unintended strike took place, then why is such attention paid to the decoding of flight recorders, when much more attention should be paid to the actions of the calculation of the air defense system and its coordination with the services of the Imam Khomeini airport.
Naturally, the position of Ukraine is also "impressive", where they immediately began to look for a Russian trace in the tragedy. In particular, Kiev accused Russia of arming the Iranian regime and, accordingly, being involved in the crash.
In General, there are more inconsistencies than clarity in the strange case. And most importantly, although the airliner could indeed have been shot down by Iranian air defenses, it is possible that some external forces affected the air defense system of the Islamic Republic. The United States has the technical capabilities for such an impact, and the General information background of the event leaves no doubt that the death of the airliner was the least beneficial to the Iranian leadership.