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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    This is hilarious. I just spent ten posts arguing with people who are furious at the President because he continues to kill terrorists with drones. And then we have this.

    It's becoming even more obvious that no matter what the President does, the right wing knee jerk opposition will criticize him.
    I have never faulted Obama for continuing the fight against terrorists that Bush started.
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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    The proper response would have been to send up our guys to either shoot down the Iranians or escort them back to Iran. There was plenty of time to do that, even though the military has obviously been told to say that we didn't have anyone near enough to respond.

    Now, since the time for a proper response has passed, just as in Benghazi, the mighty Obama should tell the Iranians that we will shoot them down the next time they fire on our planes. Then, follow through with that response.

    What's the difference what the proper response is? Obama isn't going to do anything and these sorts of probes will become more and more serious.

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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    The proper response would have been to send up our guys to either shoot down the Iranians or escort them back to Iran. There was plenty of time to do that, even though the military has obviously been told to say that we didn't have anyone near enough to respond.

    Now, since the time for a proper response has passed, just as in Benghazi, the mighty Obama should tell the Iranians that we will shoot them down the next time they fire on our planes. Then, follow through with that response.

    What's the difference what the proper response is? Obama isn't going to do anything and these sorts of probes will become more and more serious.
    I don't think it is at all clear that there was time to react or if there were even assets in the area, I'm pretty sure the 'engagement' lasted a matter of seconds or minutes.

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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    A few points I'd like to make for all those saying this is SUPER-SERIOUS AND NEEDS A STRONG RESPONSE!!!1

    1. It was a cheap unmanned drone, not a manned airplane or even an expensive piece of unmanned equipment.
    2. They fired on it...they didn't hit it.
    3. All we have is the US government's say-so that it was in international airspace. I would hardly be surprised if we were flying them into Iranian airspace and that's where it was shot at.
    4. Who the **** cares? It's a drone.
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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    This is hilarious. I just spent ten posts arguing with people who are furious at the President because he continues to kill terrorists with drones. And then we have this.

    It's becoming even more obvious that no matter what the President does, the right wing knee jerk opposition will criticize him.
    Agreed, it's as if Obama is synonymous with Satan.

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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    A few points I'd like to make for all those saying this is SUPER-SERIOUS AND NEEDS A STRONG RESPONSE!!!1

    1. It was a cheap unmanned drone, not a manned airplane or even an expensive piece of unmanned equipment.
    2. They fired on it...they didn't hit it.
    3. All we have is the US government's say-so that it was in international airspace. I would hardly be surprised if we were flying them into Iranian airspace and that's where it was shot at.
    4. Who the **** cares? It's a drone.
    This is why:

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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
    Agreed, it's as if Obama is synonymous with Satan.
    Obama doesn't have the balls to be Satan.
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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    This is why:

    I'm confused...are we supposed to be the bully or the kid who beats him up? Or did you just want to post that video?
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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I have never faulted Obama for continuing the fight against terrorists that Bush started.
    Bush started a fight with terrorists? Which ones?
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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Bush started a fight with terrorists? Which ones?
    Bush could have very easily gone the route of Clinton by making a token effort to "bring those bad guys to justice". But he didn't. He took the fight to them.
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