US and Canadian intel networks are pretty sure it was a missile strike that brought down a Ukrainian airliner killing all 180 souls on board soon after the aircraft departed an Iranian airport.
So what do the usual suspects do – blame the United States. Now they are not saying the US fired the missile, (although we suspect that was their first inclination) no, they are assuming the airliner was brought down by a missile and that it was fired mistakenly by Iran. But they blame Trump for that for exacerbating tensions between the two countries causing Iran’s mistake.
To make that connection it takes a special kind of stupidity, animus and analness (the latter not in the excessively careful or precise meaning, but rather assholeness). All of those qualities are exemplified in Jennifer Ruben and the aptly named anal-fixated Pete Buttigieg. Incredibly the former still claims to be a conservative in her Twitter meanderings and Buttigieg is encompassed by journalistic puffery for being a moderate and a military expert (double entendre intended).
“Innocent civilians are now dead because they were caught in the middle of an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of all 176 souls lost aboard this flight.”
Iran has been engaging in acts of war against the United States for decades. Most recently it sponsored a foray occupying embassy grounds in Iraq and was plotting to destroy an embassy. The planner, Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, already listed as a terrorist and responsible for directing the killing of many hundreds of American soldiers and civilians was dispatched with prejudice in recent days under Trump’s direction.
That enraged Democrats including Rubin. In their warped minds what was Iran then to do but to exercise every incompetence and assume an aircraft taking off from one of its own airports on an approved flight was an American attack. Further, that we were to continue to kowtow to these maniacal numbskulls.
Curiously no one is saying based on the missile strike presumption/theory (however fairly certain) that any other missile capable country was responsible. Indeed official Iran is denying that the plane was shot down at all. Further reports are that they have proceeded to bulldoze the crash site. Those are the people Rubin and Buttigieg have sympathy for.
As adapted from a recent comment section to one of the articles we linked to, the reasoning both use is equivalent to:
Known homicidal burglar breaks into house.
Home owner defends himself.
Burglar runs out, shoots and kills a neighbor while escaping.
Liberal conclusion: An unnecessary loss of life just because the home owner was belligerent
*Buttigieg is no longer mayor of anything so in an effort to be properly gender neutral we wonder is he to be addressed M, Mir, Misc, Mre, Msr, Mx, Myr, or Ser?