Tuesday, July 03, 2012

July 3 1988

US slaughters almost 300 innocent civilians

"Iran Air Flight 655 was a civilian jet airliner shot down by U.S. missiles on 3 July 1988 as it flew over the Strait of Hormuz at the end of the Iran–Iraq War. The aircraft, an Airbus A300B2-203 operated by Iran Air, was flying from Bandar Abbas, Iran to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. While flying in Iranian airspace over Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf on its usual flight path, it was destroyed by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG-49). All 290 onboard including 66 children and 16 crew perished. The incident is ranked ninth among the deadliest disasters in aviation history. It was the highest death toll of any aviation incident in the Indian Ocean and the highest death toll of any incident involving an Airbus A300 anywhere in the world."

"The men of the Vincennes were all awarded Combat Action Ribbons for completion of their tours in a combat zone."

May 28 1989
- Capt. Will C. Rogers III was awarded the Legion of Merit on Saturday, a top military honor, as he stepped down from command of the Vincennes, a guided-missile cruiser.


Anonymous nz said...


4/7/12 7:07 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

You know nz, I remember this murderous incident very plainly.
There's video and audio somewhere out there showing the whoops and hollers of the crew members as the missiles were launched. Once the realization of what happened kicked in the PR and coverup began.
That disgusting pig Admiral Crowe did bullshit power point press conferences that had to be amended day after day, and the corrupt MSM went along with the invented story that the Iranians loaded corpses into an airliner to float in the sea and discredit the US. It was one of the most amazingly vicious and brazen acts of human destruction I'd ever seen.
It's telling how empire paid lump sums of money to the families without ever saying oops.

6/7/12 5:50 AM  

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