As Twitchy reported, liberals and even some elected Democrats like Rep. Jackie Speier are blaming President Trump for the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner as it took off from the airport in Tehran, saying the passenger jet got caught in the one-sided “crossfire” between the U.S. and Iran.
We’ve also learned that the United States issued a no-fly order over Iran and Iraq just hours before the Ukrainian jet was shot down by Iran — but still, it’s Trump’s fault. And maybe the Ukrainian airline has some explaining to do, according to CNN correspondent Richard Quest.
We’d say Iran owes the explanation, but whatever.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) January 9, 2020
Wow .. looking for someone other than Iran to blame. This didn't take very long.
— Rob (@wylde780) January 9, 2020
Blame the victims??
— karlabetz (@no2tomfoolery) January 9, 2020
Are we victim blaming? Who was in charge of the Iranian airport that allowed the plane to take off, right when Iran was shooting off missiles?
— RB1969 (@observanttruth) January 9, 2020
Is it just me, or is CNN blaming that flight for walking around the wrong neighborhood at night in a skirt that's a little too short?
— Amelia (@AmeliaHammy) January 9, 2020
Not just you..
— O.K. Jedi? (@LaBeardGuy) January 9, 2020
Peak blame the victim here ?♂️
— i drink and i know things ?? (@mastranj) January 9, 2020
Yes! Let’s blame everyone BUT Iran. Novel idea. You “journalists” are awful. Say it with me: Iran shot down a commercial airliner. This is Iran’s fault.
— Adam G (@AdamKG12) January 9, 2020
blame the victim.
**IRAN** gave flight departure approval
**IRAN** killed 176 passengers with a SAM missile
— Cali Dreaming NaphiSoc (@NaphiSoc) January 9, 2020
I can think of a few others who need to explain some things before I'd ask the victims. https://t.co/IfCuyTFpEh
— Dchernish (@RouxBeee) January 9, 2020
Hope Khamenei sees this, bro.
— Cigouave (@Cigouave) January 9, 2020
Or, and try to follow along here, why was someone allowed to fire a missile at the airline?
But, for what it’s worth, victim-blaming is very on brand for this crowd.
— jackdaleydc (@jackdaleydc) January 9, 2020
Ok, so its a toss up between Trump is to blame or Ukraine is to blame, definitely NOT Iran. This is CNN.
— Daniel Solomon (@dansolomonza) January 9, 2020
Oh so you've shifted from blaming Trump for Iranian terrorism. I see.
— Shavajai-ji (@ShavajaiShav) January 9, 2020
It's Iran's fault. It's not Ukraine's fault. It's not US' fault. It's not even Trump's fault.
It's Iran's fault. Just stop it. https://t.co/6vmi4Zfn8i
— Scott Greenfield (@ScottGreenfield) January 9, 2020
And there it is, folks. Iranian State TV, aka CNN is throwing the Ukraine under the bus in order to provide cover for Iranian atrocities. Figures…
— mightyminion (@dziontek) January 9, 2020
Iranians are in charge of Iranian airspace. @richardquest is an idiot.
— TitsUp (@AvgPolegrl) January 9, 2020
Why didn’t Iran shut down commercial air traffic?
— Resister Sister (@hutchingsda) January 9, 2020
Umm. Iranian air traffic control cleared it for take off five minutes earlier, perhaps?
— Konto Piegrond (@Kontopiegrond) January 9, 2020
It’s Iran fault plain and simple
— my tweet (@mytweet4040) January 9, 2020
— KovpakHorseman?? (@HorsemanKovpak) January 9, 2020
— A Corrupt Human Tornado (@_TriggeredUhOh) January 9, 2020
I lived in Baghdad, Iraq, during the Iran-Iraq war and flew Air France planes every six months to Paris and back for medical treatments for four of the eight years that war lasted. Your commments are hideous and erraneous.
— The Battle of Hamberder Hill (@Nulli_Secunda_3) January 9, 2020
Iran needs to explain -they were responsible for air safety over Iran and that flight took off from airport in Tehran.
Iran was the ONLY country launching air strikes that night.
The US launched no air strikes that night.
Why didn't Iran halt commercial flights? https://t.co/P98sKsdMeK
— libertybelle (@october601) January 9, 2020
So there was no “crossfire”?
‘But liberals still blame us’: U.S. reportedly ‘issued no-fly order over Iran, Iraq hours before Ukrainian plane downed’ https://t.co/TpjWu3syzY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 9, 2020