Yashar Ali 🐘+ Your Authors @yashar New York Magazine/HuffPost Contributor Email: [email protected] Direct Messages Open Text/Call/Signal/Confide/WhatsApp: 310-795-2497. Agents: UTA Jan. 11, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

The idea that the US is to blame for the Iranian military shooting down a civilian plane in its own airspace is patently absurd. Mistakes happen...but the fog of war is not to blame here. And the Iranians need to take responsibility for not shutting down civilian air traffic

2. People are treating the Iranian government like a co-dependent parent treats their child who is misbehaving...no accountability for Iran in terms of the accidental missile strike against civilian aircraft. It's someone else's fault

3. It's important to note this didn't take place the night Soleimani was killed. This took place the night Iran chose to strike back. They could have grounded civilian aircraft but chose not to.

4. I know it's Twitter, but it's remarkable how people are incapable of separating blame here. They can't say...it was a strategic error for the US to kill Soleimani but what the hell was Iran doing allowing civilian aircraft to fly while they were bombing a US air base

5. Iranians are furious with the government for lying about the cause of the plane crash for days before admitting that it was shot down.

They’re calling them liars here and they’re demanding accountability.

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