- Sep 28, 2019
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The basic premise is a bit off.Here is a pretty good write-up on some contributing factors in the shooting down of the airlines. I have read a lot of articles by Tyler Rogoway, and I think he typically does a thorough job.
In no reasonable country would the expectation of an imminent strike by the United States be paired with normal airline operations.
Iran positioned a highly effective short range SAM battery along the normal departure path at Tehran's IKA airport and allowed civilian operations during a period of weapons free rules of engagement.
This is a basic disregard for aviation safety.
However, it is an authoritarian theocracy and its leadership will not hold themselves responsible. They will arrest and execute everyone remotely responsible.