Pan Am 103 >>>>Payback Is A Bitch

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    1988: The US intervenes on Iraq’s side in the eight-year war it helped start against Iran. A US Navy Aegis cruiser, "Vincennes," violates Iranian waters and "mistakenly" shoots down an Iranian civilian Airbus airliner in Iran’s air space. All 288 civilians aboard die. "Vincennes" is known in the US Navy as "robocruiser" for its extremely aggressive, provocative actions against Iran.

    To Iran’s fury, the "Vincennes" trigger-happy captain was subsequently decorated by President Bush Senior with the Legion of Merit medal for this crime. Washington quietly paid the families of the Iranian victims US$131.8 million in damages.

    Five months later, Pan Am 103 with 270 aboard is destroyed by a bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland. The US and Britain pressure Scotland to convict Meghrahi, who insists he is innocent. His co-defendant, another Libyan security agent, was acquitted. Serious questions about the evidence were raised during and after the trial. Some critics accused CIA of faking evidence to blame Libya.

    Pan AM 103 is yet another example of Americans paying the consequences for a criminal federal government.
     
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    Hiroshima your chickens have come home to roost! :lol::lol:
     
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    huh?
     
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    No worries--we are slowing surrendering to every country on the planet
     
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    Surrendering........hummmmm......I believe you meant to say alienating.......pissing off.
     
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    As I understand it, the East Germans were tracking a cell inside their country and had intel that linked that cell to the Lockerbie device. This didn't come out until later, but the operation preceded the Iran/Iraq incident. So I think your OP is a real stretch.
     
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    Obama? pissing off foreigners?? no way !
     
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    Re-read this passage until it sinks in:

    1988: The US intervenes on Iraq’s side in the eight-year war it helped start against Iran. A US Navy Aegis cruiser, "Vincennes," violates Iranian waters and "mistakenly" shoots down an Iranian civilian Airbus airliner in Iran’s air space. All 288 civilians aboard die. "Vincennes" is known in the US Navy as "robocruiser" for its extremely aggressive, provocative actions against Iran.
     
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    spilled milk----everyone loves us now.
     
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    Its still early in his administration but the folks at Gitmo are wondering what the fuck is going on and Pakistan is wondering why Obama is sending drones to kill innocents Paks.
     

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