BREAKING: Iran Threatens To SHOOT Down Two U.S. Navy Planes…

BREAKING: Iran Threatens To SHOOT Down Two U.S. Navy Planes…

Just how many acts of war from the Iranians are we going to tolerate before we actually… you know… fight back? Over the weekend, Iran threatened to blast two US Navy surveillance aircraft out of the sky that were flying close to Iranian territory in the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman. It was near the Persian Gulf. I’m sure Obama has this in hand though on a golf course somewhere… not.

I understand this news is leaking from the military because they are pissed at Obama for doing absolutely nothing. Well, nothing except giving the Iranians $33 billion and agreeing in secret to let them develop nuclear weapons. But that’s all really, oh… and groveling before the mullahs. Can’t forget that.


From Fox News:

Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory near the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News.

On Sept. 10, a Navy P-8 Poseidon with a crew of nine and an EP-3 Eries with a crew of roughly 24, were flying a reconnaissance mission 13 miles off the coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, according to officials.

Iran’s territorial waters—like all nations–extend 12 miles into the sea, according to international maritime law.

At some point during the flight, the Iranian military warned the two aircraft to change course or risk getting shot down.

They were surveilling 13 miles off Iran’s shores – their territorial waters extend for 12 miles. We followed the rules and they threatened us anyway. We should have given them a warning right back that if they fire on our planes, it is an act of war and will be met with an appropriate response. But that would mean getting clearance from the White House and I doubt Obama was available. The requisite spine was also missing.

This is just the latest in a long series of threats and events there between Iran and the US. We never do a damned thing. Even if they shot a plane down or fired on our ships, I doubt we would respond other than with some lame finger wagging that means nothing. At least, we ignored the warning this time. I guess that is something.

“We wanted to test the Iranian reaction,” one US official told Fox News when asked why the US jets were flying close to Iran. “It’s one thing to tell someone to get off your lawn, but we weren’t on their lawn,” the official continued. “Anytime you threaten to shoot someone down, it’s not considered professional.” Professional? Dude, those are the dogs of war threatening to snap their leashes.

Another official said the incident was not considered “unsafe” because there were no Iranian missile launchers in the area, according to the latest intelligence reports. You are kidding right? That statement is just moronic.

War is coming and Iran will be one of the leading evil players in it. If we can’t stand up to them now, how will we then?


Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - She also does research at You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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