A stunning example of why Pete “Blame America First” Buttigieg should never be President of the United States…
Blow it out your Buttigieg…
Is this 2020 Presidential candidate, progressive socialist democrat Pete Buttigieg saying that the United States may be partly to blame for the Iranians downing a civilian airliner with anti-aircraft fire? (Possibly a Russian SA-15 surface-to-air missile.)
Perhaps he should be requesting answers to why the Iranian air controllers ever issued a takeoff clearance to this aircraft during times of military hostilities, knowing that there were active anti-aircraft weapons in the area?
If anyone is to be blamed, the responsibility lies with the foreign regulators and air carriers themselves. The decision to fly through troubled areas is often a probability and economic calculation as the additional miles flown to avoid trouble spots mean higher fuel and operating costs for airlines, not to mention disruptions in scheduling.
Hours before the Ukrainian plane was allegedly shot down, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) issued a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) warning of dangers in the region and issued a “no-fly” order prohibiting flight activities in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, and the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman DUE TO HEIGHTENED MILITARY ACTIVITIES AND INCREASED POLITICAL TENSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, WHICH PRESENT AN INADVERTENT RISK TO U.S. CIVIL AVIATION OPERATIONS DUE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR MISCALCULATION OR MIS-IDENTIFICATION..
And to characterize retaliation for an attack on our embassy or our drone strike against a known long-time senior terrorist with significant American blood on his hands as “an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat” should forever prevent Buttigieg from becoming Commander-in-Chief.
Buttigieg served for seven months in Afghanistan, a war of which he approved, as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve, returning to the United States on September 23, 2014. While deployed, he was assigned to the Afghan Threat Finance Cell, a counterterrorism unit that targeted Taliban insurgency financing. He was not officially in combat but faced the typical threats to anyone who ventured outside the wire. A foreign policy expert and military strategist he is not. And, I am not so sure he is a pro-America, anti-communist leader. In fact, he is a confirmed socialist if you listen to what he is saying or reading what he writes.
Bottom line …
It appears that we will be faced by the four B’s -- Bernie, Biden, Buttigieg, and bullshit in the primaries. We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell