A couple of days ago I said that “What we don’t know is … How did PS752 crash, in a ball of fire, just minutes after takeoff? Was it an engine explosion or is the intelligence that Prime Minister Trudeau says he has accurate? Did Iranians shoot it down with a surface-to-air missile?“
Well, now, according to the BBC and the Globe and Mail, we do know:
This is a very good move on Iran’s part; they can, as they are doing, blame “U.S. adventurism” for precipitating the crisis. Many, especially here in Canada, egged on by the media, especially the CBC, will agree.
The issue is, now, off the table. That’s smart if, as I suspect they do, Iran wants to confine this crisis to their own region. Iran’s problems are with Saudi Arabia, above all, but also with Egypt and Turkey, who also contend for leadership in the region. America is a convenient “Great Satan,” a whipping boy, but nothing else. Canada is merely coincidental.