On January 8, the Islamic Republic’s military fired two missiles at a Ukrainian airliner over Iranian airspace, killing everyone aboard. On Tuesday, the Canadian government released an official report on the incident, which caused the deaths of 55 of its citizens. The report makes repeated calls for “accountability,” but Terry Glavin doubts that those responsible will ever be held accountable.
The Iranian government, from the moment Flight PS752 . . . tumbled from the skies above Tehran in a ball of flame, until today, has been lying through its teeth about what happened.
For three full days following the event, the regime’s various official mouthpieces insisted that something must have gone wrong with the plane, that they had no idea what had happened, and only admitted to shooting down the plane when it became absolutely impossible to deny. And they’ve been covering up evidence and withholding evidence ever since. But what should anyone expect in the way of “accountability” from Khomeinist Iran?
Iranian airspace was left open and Iran’s skies were alive with civilian flights throughout the time that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was lobbing rockets at U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation for Washington’s drone strike on the IRGC major-general Qassem Suleimani, commander of the IRGC’s terror-exporting Quds Force.
A recorded conversation between a Canadian victim’s relative and the Iranian senior investigator, Hassan Rezaeifar—a conversation that might be best described as a threatening phone call from the regime—contains what can only be understood as Rezaeifar’s candid admission that Iranian airspace was deliberately left open to conceal the IRGC’s retaliatory missile strikes on American targets. This would place the victims aboard Flight PS752 in the role of human shields. This was no human error.