Heat in the Middle East

| November 11, 2012 | 14 Comments

Iran warned the US that they intend to step up shooting at and missing our drones over international air space if it happens again, according to the Washington Times;

“Yes, we opened fire, and it was with warning shots. If they do it again, they can expect an even stronger response,” said Gen. Amir-Ali Hadjizadeh, adding that the drone entered Iranian airspace and “had to turn around because of the immediate reaction by fighters of the Revolutionary Guards.”

John McCain questions the fact that the Administration took almost a week to disclose the details of the engagement;

Mr. McCain drew parallels with the administration’s slowness to answer congressional queries about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Meanwhile, Israel fired back at Syria went errant mortar rounds landed near an Israeli military base;

“We understand this was a mistake and was not meant to target Israel, and then that is why we fired a warning shot in retaliation,” said Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, a military spokeswoman. Defense officials said an anti-tank missile was fired, and there were no reports of casualties in Syria.

The Israeli military also said it filed a complaint through United Nations forces operating in the area, stating that “fire emanating from Syria into Israel will not be tolerated and shall be responded to with severity.”

Category: Terror War

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  1. Tom Huxton says:

    I suppose we should start launching our drones with a pair of radar guided missiles. One pointed forward and one to the rear. Call it “warning shots”.

  2. OWB says:

    Is anyone actually surprised? (At least among the grown ups who have long held the opinion that it is not about if but when.)

  3. JJAK says:

    If Su-25s are their air defense fighters we’ve got nothing to worry about.

  4. UpNorth says:

    They fired “warning shots” at an unmanned aerial vehicle? What’s next, a shot across the bow of a ship that isn’t there?

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    @2 – No.

  6. SFC Holland says:

    @3 – lol!

  7. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    It is interesting to see that civilization may well end where it started….all because my god is better than your god…

  8. Ex-PH2 says:

    Conan: My Krom is better and more powerful than your Zhum.

  9. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    I was thinking more along the lines of Jobu and hats for bats….

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    @9, VOV, you made me laugh over that.

    Looks like things are starting to heat up over there.

    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/12/15109944-israel-fires-into-syria-for-second-day-scores-direct-hits?lite

    Your observation that civilization may end where it started is astute…and a bit alarming…but apt.

  11. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    @10 There is clearly no solving the problem in the middle east unless the Arabs are disarmed or the Jews are dead….there seems to me no actual middle ground….

  12. Ex-PH2 says:

    @11 — You got that right.

  13. Joe Williams says:

    I brought more ammo Today,any wonder why? Joe

  14. Ex-PH2 says:

    You’re gonna go over there and participate?

    No?

    OK, I give up. Why?

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