U.S. MQ-9 "Reaper" Drone SHOT DOWN over Yemen

U.S.  MQ-9 "Reaper" Drone SHOT DOWN over Yemen

Officials with U.S. Central Command say they're looking into reports that an MQ-9 Reaper, a multi-million dollar hunter-killer drone flown by the U.S. Air Force and other nation's militaries, has been shot down in Yemen.

A spokesman for Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebel movement said Tuesday that the group's air defenses had brought down the drone, which they claimed belonged to the U.S. military. 

U.S. defense officials have confirmed a U.S. MQ-9 was shot down.

The Houtis in Yemen are being supplied by Iran in their war against Saudi Arabia.  

Questions so far:  Why was an armed US drone flying over Yemen?   How could a ragtag band of Houti rebels shoot down one of the most sophisticated US drones?

Hal Turner Remark: This is what happens when our nation involves itself in other people's conflicts where no US interests seem to exist.  And before anyone tells us that Saudi Arabia is our ally and we're helping them "in our interests" the response should be "Tell Saudi Arabia to fight its own battles."

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    gary boyd · 9 months ago
    Have you heard anything about this report? Lebanese officials say they are just waiting for a green light from Iran to launch tens of thousands of missiles at Israel, , the Daily Beast reported.
    Speaking to the Daily Beast, Hezbollah's "Commander Samir" (not his real name), who commands 800 terrorists on the Israel-Lebanon border, said the organization is ready to initiate force against Israel -- if given the green light by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
    Iran has armed Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria with hundreds of thousands of long-range missiles. According to intelligence sources in Israel, Hezbollah is planning to launch a long-range war against Israel and fire 3,000 Heavy-Warheads Missiles towards civilian targets in Israel. Under international law, every rocket fired from Gaza and Lebanon into Israel is a double war crime — one for targeting Israeli civilians, another for doing so inside or next to civilian homes, mosques, hospitals and
    schools, which uses civilians as human shields.
    According to security sources, Israel is going to suffer thousands of civilian casualties in the next war against Lebanon.
    Please share this post if you support Israel's right to defend itself.
    The media is always silent when Hezbollah and Hamas attack Israel but screams when Israel defends itself.
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      · 9 months ago
      Gary, is this satire or real. If it's real, the news has not said anything about it.
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    Lisa Bain · 9 months ago
    At this point, I could easily believe our own government shot down the drone, just so we'd have an excuse to invade Yemen or go to war with Iran or whatever. These days, truth is harder to find than a snowball in Hell.
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    · 9 months ago
    Well at least the rebels admitted they shot down our drone. So here we go..