IRAN SHOOTS-DOWN U.S. NAVY DRONE in INT'L AIR SPACE: Trump Says "Very Big Mistake . . ."

IRAN SHOOTS-DOWN U.S. NAVY DRONE in INT'L AIR SPACE: Trump Says "Very Big Mistake . . ."

An Iranian surface-to-air missile has shot down a U.S. Navy MQ-4C Drone over International air space about 17 miles off the coast of Iran near the Strait of Hormuz.

IRNA news agency, the country’s state-run news arm, identified the drone as an RQ-4 Global Hawk. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard confirmed the shooting and said it occurred when the drone entered into its airspace in southern Iran’s Hormozgan province, map below:

This MQ-4C was the eye & ear of USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group over Gulf of Oman, the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf. It was collecting latest signal, electronic & photos of Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy activity in the region. They have one more MQ-4C on deployment.

 U.S. officials consider the drone shoot-down as an unprovoked attack

The Unit Cost of that drone is US$131.4 Million.

Pattern of Aggression

In 10 days:
- US positions targeted 3 times with rockets by Iranian Proxies in Iraq.
- Pro-Iran media were the first reporting the 2 attacks on tankers in the United Arab Emirates and in the Gulf of Oman.
- 2 missiles have been fired at US drones (1 shot down).
- Civil airport in Saudi Arabia targeted 4 times with missiles.

At about 11:30 PM EDT last night, shortly after the weekly broadcast of the Hal Turner Radio Show, I received this information and reached out to the Pentagon Duty Officer, who then reached out to Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich, but no details were revealed at that time.  I got the information anyway . . .

This is a developing story, check back for updates later today.


UPDATE 5:11 AM EDT -- 


Iran's IRGC Commander Hossein Salami: Downing of US drone sends a "clear message" to Washington.

Urgent Pentagon meetings right now. White House in meetings, too.



The image below purports to show the U.S. Drone as it was crashing back to earth after being hit by an Iranian missile:


 (NOTE: The US government has advised that the image above, which Iran used to make the claim is fake - and actually shows a drone being shot down over Yemen two years ago.)


The price of Gold has shot up $35.40 per ounce since yesterday's close; indicating "the money people" have already been told what's coming, and they are running for the safety of precious metals.


*** BULLETIN ***

6:13 AM EDT --

President Trump woke up Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and Vice President Mike Pence (in his capacity as President of the Senate) to "inform Congress the United States of America has been militarily attacked by the Islamic Republic of Iran."


 UPDATE 7:36 AM EDT --

The US Navy has responded to my inquiry.

According to Navy Capt. Bill Urban, U.S. Central Command spokesman:

"U.S. Central Command  can confirm that a U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (or BAMS-D) ISR aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system while operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz at approximately 11:35 p.m. GMT on June 19, 2019. 

Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false. 

This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace.

The BAMS-D is a RQ-4A Global Hawk High-Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and provides real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions (ISR) over vast ocean and coastal regions."

 UPDATE 10:16 AM EDT --

President Trump has now publicly spoken about the Iran situation:


UPDATE 11:07 AM EDT --

US senior military commanders are meeting now preparing an options package for the President.

Trump to meet with those senior military commanders shortly.

The White House is briefing key politicians on updates.


HAL TURNER NOTE: For WEEKS, I have been telling readers and listeners to get "preps" in case of war with Iran. Time is very close to being up.  Maybe only hours.  HERE IS A LIST of suggested "preps."


11:13 AM EDT -- ISRAELI PM RUSHED TO EMERGENCY MEETING WITH MILITARY LEADERS ON IRAN SITUATION -- LOCAL SOURCES  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently at IDF HQ (The Kirya) in Tel Aviv in emergency consultation meetings regards to the Iranian escalations.  


Crude oil rapidly rising over the escalating situation between the US and Iran, and the likelihood of an "incident" in the coming hours. Oil futures up 5.5% and rising.


11:18 AM EDT -- There was a National Security Council (NSC)-led meeting at the White House this morning to discuss Iran & Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford attended. There is another White House meeting on Iran this afternoon.


11:20 AM EDT -- Senior leaders of the Congress receiving an another urgent briefing on Iran by US officials just minutes from now, Speaker Pelosi confirms.


12:38 PM EDT -- The United States is informing its allies as to its decision regarding a response to the Iran shoot-down of its Drone.  "Informing" not "consulting."

 Per Pentagon briefing: U.S. Drone was never over Iran.  General Joseph T. Guastella calls into the Pentagon briefing room from Qatar: "Iranian reports that this aircraft was shot down over Iran are categorically false." Says the drone went down in international waters.



*** BULLETIN ***

"Commercial aircraft would be well advised avoid air space over the Persian Gulf and over Iran, effective immediately and until further notice."


1:08 PM EDT -- After private briefings to senior politicians at 3:00 PM today at the White House, there will be a wider briefing at 5PM eastern time on Capital Hill.




3:00 PM EDT -- US Senator Lindsay Graham "When it comes to the Middle East, there are seldom good choices. But in some instances, failing to act can prove to be the most dangerous choice of all."


3:30 PM EDT -- White House meeting on Iran started ~ 20 min ago in the Situation Room.  Trump, Pelosi, McConnell, Schumer & heads of nat’l security committees, + defense & intel officials there. 


3:59 PM EDT -- The US has reportedly threatened a destructive reaction "yet to be seen" if any damage is done to Israel.


SKUTTLEBUTT -Senior White House official tells me it's Bolton vs Trump on how to proceed on Iran. Trump does not want conflict. Pompeo, Pence, Esper are “swing votes.” Pompeo is "a triangulator," source says, "the goal is re-establishing deterrence, but that is still very risky.” 


FYI-- Maritime traffic through the Strait of Hormuz has fallen off severely.  It seems shipping companies have some idea that trouble is brewing and are getting most of their ships out of the Strait!


4:35 PM EDT -- Congressional Leaders seen leaving WH after 90 minute meeting on Iran situation.


5:20 PM EDT -- Republican leader of the US Senate: Trump's administration is preparing calculated response to Iran. PM EDT -- Dept. of Defense releases radar tracking map of Drone flight path, showing Iran-claimed territorial waters, versus drone flight path.   Shoot-down took place OUTSIDE Iran territorial waters.  Illegal, unprovoked attack.  Map below:



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 UPDATE 6:55 PM EDT --

Statement from Republicans in Congress:



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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Feral Woods · 4 months ago
    This sequence of events can not be happening without control from a higher set of authorities, beyond the bumbling US Government. For any who are curious, the following 4 part article is very accurate and historically easy to verify. There can be no understanding of current events with out understanding this following article.

    The Royal Families : Written By Duke Mehal Rockefeller:

    "In many ways, the House of Windsor condenses almost every element of this story. Son of a Black Nobility bloodline who are knowingly working to the Brotherhood Agenda and when you look behind the facade what you find is indeed very bleak. The Windsors are the most prominent reptilian family on the planet and operate in the heart of the global manipulation. There are “messengers” of a class and not the top of the pyramid, but are near to those who are."
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    Peter Milne · 4 months ago
    "Heard" that Trump stopped at air strike - as in it was triggered and in the air etc an he pulled the pin and stopped it ???

    Any truths in this ??
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      Ronald Cordova · 4 months ago
      The story is that after the op is running, Trump decides to ask how many Iranians would be killed and was told 150 so he called off the strike. And I have a bridge in NY for sale. What absolute bullsheet. Any normal person would ask right away when in or before the planning stage how many will die? Not after the planes are airborne. This story was used to make trump look good. I don't really care except we backed off and that's all I care about.
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    HJ Richards · 4 months ago
    Hal, many of us run add blockers to keep the never ending crap off our screens. We never see legitimate or other wise add so they can not be clicked. I choose rather to subscribe and donate monthly, sorry but your little rants are not appreciated. If all this is going to give you a second heart attack then I suggest it may be time to do something else. You are a good man don't die over this.
    • This commment is unpublished.
      Peter Milne · 4 months ago
      Ditto - I subscribe tri monthly - Hal - settle - ask for donations like you do - but maybe just stop the Non Payers seeing anything but headings !!
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      BRIAN KEANE · 4 months ago
      DITTO; i gladly pay big boy's rate although i am a senior plus low I, plus email the occasional Andrew Jackson in emrgancies--I am also a big fan of entrepreurial business which includes advertising (unfortunately but..) and a lot of people get paid for analysing, reacting etc to "click rate" and change tactics even strategies accordingly--e.g click ates are a form of marketplace intelligence--clicking for pennies is total BS literally- when you're selling ad space I'm sure a key closing point is to show them your con game(its bullshit info Hal)
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    Madeleine Mead · 4 months ago
    Our government has lied to us in the past, can we trust them now.? We should own Iraq we’ve been there long enough. What’s Iran doing in Iraq? One more question, is a drone worth a major war?
    • This commment is unpublished.
      HJ Richards · 4 months ago
      Every one lies , so whats new, just have to wait and see what happens now
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    Copperhead · 4 months ago
    The 116 character EAM has been issued multiple times since 8:24AM Central time.
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    Golf Romeo Romeo · 4 months ago
    Don’t want to rain on the Deep State parade, but -
    Drones carry a self destruct.
    Why are we not seeing the drone sensor feed of the incoming attack.
    Why are we not seeing the Sat feed of the attack on the drone?
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      Reginald Fischer · 4 months ago
      Good points.
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        HJ Richards · 4 months ago
        Sat feed of attack is on FUX news
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          Golf Romeo Romeo · 4 months ago
          By Sat feed I meant space surveillance Sat. The Middle East is heavily covered. Over the water on a good day a lit match can be picked up on IR. When the rocket was fired, there was a white “bloom”, the track should be seen, the explosion should have a white bloom.
          Those drones have a reduced heat signature because of engine placement. The drone also has a very small radar footprint.
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    Mark Brandon · 4 months ago
    How coincidental is it that this escalation, and now the expected response, takes place on the summer solstice which is a favorite time for the satanists to engage in evil.

    The Queen of England, Evelyn Rothschild, and Henry Kissinger are three of Satan's highest steppers. They orchestrated the Arab Spring and they are no doubt pulling the strings on this. Be informed folks, these three also work with the Annunaki and here are the leaked photos to prove it. Take note of the Annunaki logo on the lectern that Kissinger is standing behind.
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    Ronald Cordova · 4 months ago
    According to another source, the drone was a US MQ-4C triton spy drone and it was shot down as it flew in Iranian air space over the central district of Jask county. If indeed the drone was in Iranian air space the shooting down of it was justified. Right now with the Bolton, Pompass war drums beating and the main street media all on board, trying to provoke Iran into war. I'm being very careful siding with the USA until more proof is available. Like radar tracks, parts of the drone located on Iranian soil, etc. Taking any US news source as factual is almost an oxymoron.
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    Paul Lambert · 4 months ago
    This incident in particular is not exceptional if we are honest enough to acknowledge that a state of war already exists between Iran and the United States and has for some time. They are going to shoot at each other. This is not an escalation. This is just the reality.
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    Kevin Burger · 4 months ago
    Or maybe the Iranians shot down one of our drones in international air space? Lol
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      Ronald Cordova · 4 months ago
      I don't believe that for one minute. Iran is not escalating, the USA is.
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        Kevin Burger · 4 months ago
        Your right. Silly me. Iran is is the most trusted name in geopolitics after all lol
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    Jonathan Munday · 4 months ago
    I'm willing to bet it was flown into Iranian airspace intentionally to get this response. Someone wants war.
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    Stephen Ellis · 4 months ago
    Would advise the US proceed with extreme caution, the whole region ready to erupt, with no winners.
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    His self · 4 months ago
    The drone was flown into Iranian airspace. It crashed onto Iranian land.

    Iran has yet to state the stats in the intercept. There is the possibility that Iran is still able to penetrate drone data links, even after the extensive security upgrades of these data links.

    The image Hal has posted is from a Yemeni shoot down over Sanaa in 2017.........

    Iran is yet to release actual footage or images. I suspect that its resting place is not an easy get to.

    Now we know why there was a sudden pow wow late last night at the WH.
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      Copperhead · 4 months ago
      Nice research - thank you.
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    Paul Lambert · 4 months ago
    False flag, right?