by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Looks like this was narrative cover for an Israeli cyber attack on Iranian oil rigs designed to disrupt their new 14 billion dollar deal with China.
Iran’s offshore oil and gas platforms were the targets of the cyber attacks aimed at crippling the country. All threats were repelled and Israel was behind them, Mohammad Reza Golshani, Iran’s IT head, told Reuters. RT
Without explaining how the drone was actually “tied” to Iran, WND’s Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein is stating that a drone flying over the Mediterranean Sea then briefly over Gaza and hung out long enough to be shot down by Israeli jets in some forest somewhere. It’s WND’s Jerusalem chief, take it for what it’s worth.
The drone could easily have come from a U.S. or Canadian ship, to be targeted and blamed on the Iranians. That’s not really much of a story. But the article from WND does include something very interesting…
“There is fear that in the future such drones can be laden with a large amount of explosives for use in precision attacks against military or civilian targets, possibly even including large buildings.” WND
Hmmm. Does this sound like another attack on a large military building? Say about 11 years ago?
Could also be the drone was one of ours and we were running recon over Gaza when someone in the IDF screwed up as it strayed over Israeli territory. Could be that the Israeli’s were sending a message and the last thing they need right now in their ongoing PR wars is an attack on a U.S. drone. Hard to say what it is.
But don’t fret, the IDF is doing one of their famous investigations into the matter, so I am sure we will get an honest and trustworthy answer to these questions soon enough.
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