July 15, 2009

The Media is at it again

From the AP story on the Iranian airliner crash:
Iranian airlines, including state-run ones, are chronically strapped for cash, and maintenance has suffered, experts say. U.S. sanctions prevent Iran from updating its 30-year-old American aircraft and make it difficult to get European spare parts or planes as well. The country has come to rely on Russian aircraft, many of them Soviet-era planes that are harder to get parts for since the Soviet Union's fall.

The Caspian Airlines Tupolev jet's impact plowed a deep, long trench into agricultural fields outside the village of Jannat Abad, and the aircraft was blasted to bits.
So, it's the USA's fault that Iran used an old Russian jet that they can't maintain...



Rogue Medic said...

And if a plane had been shot down by US supplied war planes, that would have been the fault of the US. The agricultural field, if it has any ties to US companies or US grains, may also be blamed.

Clearly, it is only acceptable to sell parts for war planes to Iran if they are used against the US, because we deserve to be treated that way. And if a US plane is shot down by an Iranian war plane and lands on a poor village, that is the fault of the US.

Nickopotamus said...

Watching the news last night with gf and her housemate, they both had a little titter at the nasty US and them making Iran's airline unsafe. I couldn't do anything but shake my head. Even the UK news is at it *rolls eyes*