US Reaper Drone Shot Down Over Yemen, Empire Blames Iran

Houthis inherited the larger part of Saleh's old army and air defenses, and have been taking drones down for years

A US MQ-9 drone was shot down on Tuesday over northern Yemen, and while the indications are this was a Yemen thing, US officials are wasting no time in trying to make it all about Iran, accusing Iran of being behind the whole thing.

US officials are saying that Iran must have made the missile that shot down the drone, a ground-to-air missile that was fired by Yemen’s Houthi movement against their drone. Officials are promising more investigations.

Which probably doesn’t mean actual investigations. Blaming Iran is an end unto itself, and any evidence can only throw that into doubt, particularly when the Houthis are denying any Iranian involvement, and saying they made the missiles “locally” within Yemen.

There is no apparent evidence of Iranian involvement in the first place, beyond blaming Iran being convenient for the US, and past Saudi attempts to link the Houthis to Iran to try to get international support for the war.

Source: Antiwar.com

A Reaper shoot-down in 2017:

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John Rourke
John Rourke
3 months ago

“it’s a Bird…it’s a Plane..it’s Superman…oops no… it was another US drone falling out of the sky”

JustPassingThrough
JustPassingThrough
3 months ago

wow these reapers are really great.
15meg$/copy
look at our shareholder value increasing by the day.
with love
MIC

Mary E
3 months ago

That’s the point of using them! Making lots of moolah for the military contractors in the US, the biggest terrorist in the world…and rogue doesn’t cut it, it is worse!

CHUCKMAN
3 months ago

“There is no apparent evidence of Iranian involvement in the first place, beyond blaming Iran being convenient for the US, and past Saudi attempts to link the Houthis to Iran to try to get international support for the war.”

The writer is far too apologetic and squeamish, but then he is an American.

I don’t have a problem if Iran was involved.

This is part of their neighborhood, and the United States is a very long way from home.

ArcAngel
ArcAngel
3 months ago

“NICE shooting Tex” … sorry that should be :-))
-Nice shooting Mr. Houthi-

I can see many, many more Boeing and Raytheon products falling from the sky in the future.

“Our Whiny Empire”… now that has me laughing my a$$ off.

Nothing quite like a bully who is a sniveling, cowardly, bitchy little ‘milk sob’. I would add with the IQ of a drunken retard to make matters worse.

The Yemen slaughter has been horrific, but when I see items such as this, it gives me a little grin, that perhaps one day Humanity might see some sanity.

Now maybe they can turn their attention back to the Saudi Oil fields, and burn down the House of Saud.

Mary E
3 months ago

There they go again! The US blaming another country for its terrorist activity…this time trying to hit Yemen with a drone! Oh please, keep your excuses to yourselves and follow Saudi Arabia out of that nutso war…Iran has much more reason to be there than the US..it is a neighbor for godsake… Iran has more at stake than the US ever thought of having…and Pentagon: don’t put your ‘signature’ on your military equipment if you don’t want it ID’d by the enemy!

Jack Revira
Jack Revira
3 months ago
Reply to  Mary E

Iran a warmonger regime of revolutionaRy mullah supporting terrorst around the globe ,in tne name of Alak

Natural_Texan
Natural_Texan
3 months ago

They’ll make more. Raytheon and Boeing stocks will go up.

John C Carleton
John C Carleton
3 months ago

Yes folks, Iran took control of the USA’s killer drone, and flew it over Yemen where, they pretended to be Yemen soldiers and shot it down!

OR:

Or perhaps, the USA was helping Israhell/Saudi slaughter the innocent Yemen people because they will not Surender to the evil of Saudi/Israhell, by slaughtering innocent Yemen children in a terror tactic, when the Yemen soldiers shot the evil death dealing kill machine out of the air.

In this case, it is the USA’s fault the Yemen soldiers were forced to shoot down the War criminal, illegal alien drone over Yemen, and the evil SOB who sent it should be given a Fair Common Law Trial and a Fair hanging for murder of the Yemen people, in Yemen!

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