'The View' Hosts Blame Trump for Plane Crash in Iran
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On Monday, far-left co-hosts of 'The View,' Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar blamed President Donald Trump for the Ukrianian 737 plane crash that was shot down by an Iranian missile.
The comments were made by the radical left hosts while far-left Democratic congressman Adam Schiff joined the show by video call.
The moment came when co-host Sunny Hostin began started by asking the California congressman about whether or not the decision to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was justified.
“Look, I don’t think the evidence, the intelligence, justifies the targeted killing of a loathsome, and yes, blood thirsty person but justified the targeting killing of Soleimani if it was going to increase the risk to Americans,” Schiff replied.
“The risk I think to our personnel has gone up, not down, and I don’t think it was justified by the intelligence, at least not the intelligence that I’ve seen,” he added.
“That Ukrainian plane would still be alive,” Goldberg jumped in, clearly trying to pin the blame on President Trump.
“The people on that plane would still be alive today,” Behar added.
While the two crazed hosts firmly believe that the crashed plane is President Trump's fault, US intelligence says different.
Newsweek reports, “The Ukrainian flight that crashed just outside the Iranian capital of Tehran was struck by an anti-aircraft missile system, a Pentagon official, a senior U.S. intelligence official and an Iraqi intelligence official told Newsweek,” the outlet says.
“Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, a Boeing 737–800 en route from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airpot to Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport, stopped transmitting data Tuesday just minutes after takeoff and not long after Iran launched missiles at military bases housing U.S. and allied forces in neighboring Iraq,” Newsweek added. “The aircraft is believed to have been struck by a Russia-built Tor-M1 surface-to-air missile system, known to NATO as Gauntlet, the three officials told Newsweek.”
Newsweek continues by citing the Pentagon and a U.S. senior intelligence official, saying, “One Pentagon and one U.S senior intelligence official told Newsweek that the Pentagon’s assessment is that the incident was accidental. Iran’s anti-aircraft were likely active following the country’s missile attack, which came in response to the U.S. killing last week of Revolutionary Guard Quds Force commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, sources said.”
Iran has even taken responsibility for the downed aircraft. Via Reuters, "Iran says its military shot down Ukrainian plane in 'disastrous mistake'":
Iran said on Saturday its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard, saying air defences were fired in error while on alert in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq.
Iran had denied for days after Wednesday’s crash that it brought down the plane, although a top Revolutionary Guards commander said on Saturday that he had informed the authorities about the unintentional missile strike the same day it happened.
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who until Saturday had kept silent about the crash, said information should be made public, while top officials and the military issued apologies.
But state television suggested revealing the truth about what happened might be used by “enemies of Iran”, usually a reference to the United States and Israel.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote on Twitter, promising that those behind the incident would be prosecuted. “My thoughts and prayers go to all the mourning families.”
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