U.S. military officials returned fire verbally hours after Iran blasted a Navy high-altitude drone out of the sky over the Strait of Hormuz, with U.S. Central Command leaders on Thursday slamming the “unprovoked” strike. Russia warns of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’ should war break out
As President Trump this morning blasted Iran, telling them that they made a ‘very big mistake’ in downing the US surveillance drone, over in Russia Vladimir Putin weighed in with a veiled threat to America saying any military action in the region would come at the cost of ‘catastrophic consequences’. And just like that, 3 nations stand on the brink of war. What will likely happen next?
The United States has a number of options, but certainly something has to be done. Iran cannot openly strike against America and expect no reprisals of any kind. Russia knows this, and up to a certain point, will not intervene if the US decides on a pointed but limited military response. Such was the case in Syria in 2018 when President Trump ordered a military strike on that nation in response to the chemical attacks by Assad on his own people. 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired and Russia did absolutely nothing. But that was then, and this is now, as the old saying goes.
Just remember one thing. When Trump was elected president, we wrote an article entitled ‘The Global Shaking From A Trump Presidency We Warned You About Last Year Has Already Started‘ and in it we made the case that God had put Trump in office as a judgment. That article has actually aged very well, is quite thought provoking, and we highly recommend you go back and read it. While you’re at it, go back and spend a little time in our ‘The Last Trump’ archive, that will be quite an eye-opener I promise you.
US Navy drone shot down by Iranian missile over Strait of Hormuz in ‘unprovoked attack,’ central command says
FROM FOX NEWS: President Trump said on Twitter that Iran “made a very big mistake!” The downing of the drone, via surface-to-air missile, is only the most recent Iranian provocation in the region, coming on the heels of a disputed attack on a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. U.S. officials say Iran was behind the tanker attacks, however, the Islamic Republic has not claimed responsibility and even suggested American involvement in the plot.
Iran made a very big mistake!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2019
Similarly, Iran claimed the U.S. drone on Thursday was over Iranian airspace when it was shot down — but American officials stated unequivocally the incident occurred in international airspace.
U.S. Central Command said in a statement that a U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance ISR aircraft, known as a BAMS-D, was shot down at approximately 7:35 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
“Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false,” Capt. Bill Urban, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in a statement. “This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace.”
Donald Trump has warned Iran has “made a very big mistake” shooting down a US drone
His comments come as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned US against using force on Iran, saying it would have catastrophic consequences. Iran said it’s “ready for war” after claiming to shoot down a US “spy” drone today as tensions continue to rise in the Persian Gulf.
But the US president tweeted: “Iran made a very big mistake!”
Speaking on Thursday during a televised call-in show, Putin said the US military action against Iran would be a “catastrophe for the region as a minimum.” He added that it would trigger an escalation of hostilities with unpredictable results.
Putin noted that Iran has abided by the terms of a nuclear deal despite the US withdrawal, adding that he considers US sanctions against Iran unfounded.
The Islamic Republic’s state-run IRNA news agency has insisted the country’s Revolutionary Guard hit the drone when it flew over Iran in a “clear message” to Washington. But in a shocking twist it was claimed the image Iran used to make the claim is fake – and actually shows a drone being shot down over Yemen two years ago. READ MORE
Iran says it has shot down a US drone
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said.
Iran shoots down U.S. military drone over Strait of Hormuz
Iran has shot down a U.S. Navy drone in what the Pentagon is calling an “unprovoked attack” in international airspace. CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D’Agata reports from United Arab Emirates and CBS News national security correspondent David Martin joins CBSN from the Pentagon.
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