In 1988, at the end of the war between Iran and Iraq, the United States launched a missile against a civilian Iranian airliner, killing more than 290 people.
The United States claimed that it was a mistake, that it mistook the civilian passenger plane for a fighter.
George H. W. Bush, Vice President under the Reagan administration, defended the attack at the United Nations and said that the shooting down of the plane was an incident of war and that the crew of the Vincennes acted according to the moment.
In an August 2, 1988, press conference he said: “The United States will never apologize, no matter what the facts were.”
Years later it was proved that the investigation was manipulated, and that the U.S. even entered into Iran’s territorial waters to launch the missile.
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Dutch national day of mourning for MH17 victims Wednesday
The Netherlands has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning for the 193 Dutch victims of the flight MH17 crash, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a statement.
The first bodies recovered from last week’s disaster over rebel-held Ukraine, in which 298 people died, are due to arrive in the Netherlands at 1400 GMT on Wednesday, where they will be met by relatives.
King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and Mr Rutte will also be present at Eindhoven airport for the arrival of the bodies, which will be marked by a minute’s silence, the statement from the justice ministry on Tuesday said.
Flags on public buildings around the country will fly at half mast, Mr Rutte said. Representatives of some of the 10 other nations whose citizens were killed in the crash will also be present.
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"It’s the truth. You were an orphan. It’s my job to change that."
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.
♛ Walt Disney ♛
IF YOU DONT GET EXCITED OVER NATURE THEN WHAT DO YOU EVEN GET EXCITED ABOUT
I LOVE THE WHOLE WORLD IT’S SUCH A BRILLIANT PLACE BOOMDEYADAH BOOMDEYADAH BOOMDEYADAH
|—||Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose (via quoted-books)|
This is me. I think it’s apparent that I need to rethink my life a little bit. What’s my problem? First of all, I’m a rat. Which means, life is hard. Second, I have a highly developed sense of taste and smell.
*HAPPY BIRTHDAY* Luke Evans 4/15/1979
"I felt alive when I read a script and acted out a scene, or sang a song. It was my dream. I’m just very lucky that I’m still doing it and able to earn a living from it."