Fox & Friends' Steve Doocy wonders what would happen if the U.S. accidentally shot down a jet. Geraldo Rivera reminds him 'we did.'

  
Via:  krishna  •  2 weeks ago  •  8 comments

By:   Hieronymous Bosch

Fox & Friends' Steve Doocy wonders what would happen if the U.S. accidentally shot down a jet. Geraldo Rivera reminds him 'we did.'
"It was something that took us years to live down," Rivera noted.

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What would happen if the United States accidentally shot down a jetliner like Iran apparently did this week?

There's no need to speculate, as Fox News' Geraldo Rivera just pointed out.

The hosts of   Fox & Friends   on Friday discussed   news that officials believe   the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran earlier this week, killing 176 people, was mistakenly shot down by Iran. "Can you imagine if the United States of America accidentally shot down a jetliner," Steve Doocy asked.

"Well, you know Steve, we did in 1988," Geraldo Rivera noted, referring to Iran Air Flight 655, which in July of that year was mistakenly shot down by the USS Vincennes in the Persian Gulf, killing 290 people.


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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

The hosts of   Fox & Friends   on Friday discussed   news that officials believe   the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran earlier this week, killing 176 people, was mistakenly shot down by Iran.

"Can you imagine if the United States of America accidentally shot down a jetliner," Steve Doocy asked.

 
 
 
WallyW
1.1  WallyW  replied to  Krishna @1    2 weeks ago
 
 
 
Split Personality
1.2  Split Personality  replied to  Krishna @1    2 weeks ago

What I  disturbing is the lack of knowledge of our history and it's effects on other countries.

Several times this weekend people have questioned why something that happened 32 years ago matters.

Hell the Iranians are still pissed about WWII, WWI and the Crusades.

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.3  Split Personality  replied to  Krishna @1    2 weeks ago

Well not to defend Doocey but Capt Will Rogers would argue the word "accidently".

To this day he has not admitted error or apologized to Iran.  He ignored a July 2019 request to finally do so.

He adamantly stuck to his story that he was being dived on by an Iranian F-14

while in reality the Iranian 737 was climbing.

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

 After Iran sued the U.S. government, the suit was settled in 1996, and the U.S. paid $62 million.

 
 
 
Old Hermit
2.1  Old Hermit  replied to  Krishna @2    2 weeks ago
After Iran sued the U.S. government, the suit was settled in 1996, and the U.S. paid $62 million.

From WallyW's Wikipedia link;

In 1996, the governments of the United States and Iran reached a settlement at the International Court of Justice which included the statement "... the United States recognized the aerial incident of 3 July 1988 as a terrible human tragedy and expressed deep regret over the loss of lives caused by the incident ..." [12] As part of the settlement, even though the U.S. government did not admit legal liability or formally apologize to Iran, it still agreed to pay US$ 61.8 million on an ex gratia basis in compensation to the families of the Iranian victims. [13] The shootdown was the deadliest aviation disaster involving an Airbus A300 . [14] [15] [16]
 
 
 
Split Personality
2.2  Split Personality  replied to  Krishna @2    2 weeks ago

We originally offered less than $26,000 per victim, much less actually I believe the number was odd, like $25,001 per victim

and a back channel apology. Iran refused insisting on a public apology which was eventually done by VP George H Bush

who had also been the first to reach out to Iran in 1988 to express his deepest condolences.

 
 
 
Krishna
2.2.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Split Personality @2.2    2 weeks ago
We originally offered less than $26,000 per victim, much less actually I believe the number was odd, like $25,001 per victim

That amt. is a bit strange. I don't have time to google it now but I'm wondering if they did that so that they could honestly  say that we offered "more than 25 K". 

LOL!

 
 
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