The downing of the US spy and aggressor drone
At 2:00 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2009, the US $ 200 million Global Hawk UAV, in a situation where, in violation of aviation laws, had turned off all equipment related to its introduction, finally hid from Al-Zafra base near Abu Dhabi, UAE. The air rose and invaded the airspace of Islamic Iran. Parts of the expensive American drone were recovered by Iranian specialists in Iranian territorial waters where it was targeted. The destruction of the Global Hawk of this highly advanced American drone by the 3rd of Khordad defense system of Islamic Iran astonished the military experts of the world; Because this American drone was a stealth stealth drone and was known as the longest-range operational bird in the world; The invading drone was capable of carrying a 900-kilogram payload containing detection sensors and could fly up to 65,000 feet for 30 hours without refueling. According to Ulrike Frank, an American expert on military applications of UAVs, in a conversation, calling the downing of the Global Hawk UAV by the IRGC aerospace defense in Hormozgan province “painful”, he stated that the idea was that the UAV would not be targeted. , But the United States lost its prestige. Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami, Commander-in-Chief of the Revolutionary Guards, was the first Islamic Republic of Iran official to react to the destruction of the American drone, and on the morning of Thursday, June 20, 2009, at the Congress of Martyrs of Kurdistan Province, he said: “This was a clear message. The land of Iran is our red line and the defenders of these borders will destroy any enemy that invades these borders and the invading enemy will not return and will be destroyed. Sardar “Amir Ali Hajizadeh”, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards Air Force, gave a detailed explanation stating that the American aggressor drone was warned in two stages and several times: “This drone has systems that, when calling, inform the stations of the information.” Central broadcasts; They did not respond. It was last warned by the defense base at 3:55 a.m., and when it did not move away from our territorial waters, we shot it down at 4:05 p.m. Sardar Hajizadeh also told reporters on the sidelines of the screening of parts of the downed American UAV: “Along with the American UAV, there was also an American P8 plane with 35 people on board.” This plane also invaded our air borders and we could have targeted it, but we did not; Because our goal in shooting down the American drone was to warn the American terrorist forces. But the reaction of the Americans from the very first minutes of the broadcast was the news of the destruction of their invading drone, with astonishment, fear and despair; The Associated Press wrote on Thursday morning, June 20, Tehran time: Bill Orben, spokesman for Centcom (American terrorists based in West Asia) declined to comment on the fall of Global Hawk. But the US military spokesman has stated that no American drone has flown over Iran’s airspace! But minutes later, the Pentagon of the US Department of War, in a statement confirming the destruction of the Global Hawk drone, claimed that the drone was targeted outside the borders of Iran! Then, on the morning of Thursday, June 20, Tehran time, CNN reported that, according to the White House, US President Donald Trump had twice received a report justifying the downed US drone. According to CNN, in the early hours of Thursday morning, June 20, Tehran time, a meeting was held in the White House security room to discuss the decision on the downed Global Hawk drone, attended by Patrick Shanahan, the resigned head of the US Department of War, and Mark Speer, the current head of the Ministry of War, was formed. “Iran made a big mistake”; This was Trump’s first Twitter reaction to the downing of their aggressor drone in Iran. After this tweet, all the analysis in the world media space went to the point that the United States will definitely retaliate; But minutes later, it was reported that Trump had said during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that one of the Iranian generals had probably thought “wrongly” that our drone had entered Iranian airspace! In fact, Trump has made it clear that he did not mean to use the word “wrong” as a threat to Iran. The Americans’ next step in restoring their lost military status in the Global Hawk massacre was to hold a 90-minute White House meeting with congressional leaders and intelligence and military officials. An hour after the meeting, US media, including the New York Times, reported that Trump had initially decided to launch a retaliatory attack on Iran in response to the destruction of the US drone; But then he changed his mind. The initial decision was to carry out the attack before dawn on Friday (June 21, 2009) Iranian time, but military commanders were later told that the attack had been canceled. This American media coverage was nothing more than a propaganda show to restore American military prestige; The prestige that had been lost in the story of the destruction of Global Hawk in the most obvious way possible. Signs show that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, Democrat leaders in the US Congress, who attended the 90-minute White House meeting, said they had not heard anything about the “retaliatory attack.” But after the American media show to reduce their military scandal in the invasion of Iranian airspace, which was met with a resounding response from the Islamic Republic of Iran’s air defense, the second screen of this media game was shown, and this time Reuters news agency’s British propaganda arm in news It was falsely claimed that Trump sent a message to the Iranian authorities through an Omani official on Thursday night (June 30) Tehran time that Tehran has a limited opportunity to negotiate, otherwise there will be an imminent attack by the United States; This Reuters news item was immediately denied by an informed official in our country. However, after several hours, despite the boasting of this American media arm, there was no news of an imminent attack and no news of Iran’s response to the negotiations! Finally, on Friday night, June 20, 2009, the United States was informed that Trump had again begged to negotiate with Iran in an interview with NBC; In fact, about 48 hours of threatening American boasting in response to the destruction of their aggressor drone by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Border Guards eventually led to Trump begging again.