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Jun 14 10:13

Cui bono? Iran has ‘no reason’ to torpedo oil tankers in Gulf of Oman & ‘go to war’

Despite accusations from Washington, Iran has no motive for instigating the attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, analysts told RT, stressing that the suspicious incident has harmed, rather than helped, Tehran.

Iran rescued 44 sailors from two tankers, ‘Front Altair’ and ‘Kokuka Courageous,’ after the vessels came under attack on Thursday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was quick to pin the blame for the incident on Iran, claiming that the Islamic Republic was “lashing out” in frustration over Washington’s draconian sanctions regime.

Analysts who spoke with RT, however, questioned Pompeo’s line of reasoning.

Tehran has nothing to gain from attacking the oil tankers, defense analyst and retired Lt. General Amjad Shoaib said.

“Why would Iran do it? They have no reason to go to war and they have no reason to escalate the situation,” he stressed.

Jun 14 10:09

American Airlines Wants to Win Back Trust in Its Boeing 737 Max Jets by Making Its Execs Fly on Them

American Airlines has a plan for convincing consumers that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet are safe for flight: Stick their top brass on them and see how it goes.

Jun 14 10:08

AOC: US Committing ‘Unspeakable Horrors’ Over Citizenship Question

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has seemingly found a new atrocity to focus her attention on — the upcoming United States Census.
Yes, the U.S. government’s duty of collecting data about the American population and the economy.

Jun 14 09:56

Secret Service Agent Claims He Was Targeted While on Duty by Park Police Because He’s Black

A retired former Secret Service agent has filed a federal lawsuit accusing two Park Police officers in the D.C. metro area of stopping him and detaining him because he is black.

Jun 14 09:56

A “Listless” 1-Month-Old Girl And Her Teenage Mother Were Discovered In Border Patrol Detention

A “listless” prematurely born 1-month-old girl and her 17-year-old Guatemalan mother detained in federal custody were discovered this week by attorneys who visited a US Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas.

Jun 14 09:52

The F-35 has to keep landing in cold weather. Here’s the plan to fix it.

Amid the cold winds and snow, a ghost is haunting F-35 jets in the far north, and it’s causing pilots to divert flights and land immediately.

The good news: This ghost is digital.

In early 2018, multiple F-35A flights out of Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska were disrupted when pilots received warnings that a key battery in the plane was failing mid-flight. The pilots were forced to land as quickly as possible and switch out the battery, wiping out flying hours and raising costs for maintenance — and raising the fear that in an emergency, the U.S. would be unable to scramble its high-end fighter.

The F35, AKA the $110 million flying lemon.

Jun 14 09:47

Amid ‘green glow’ concerns, another issue has emerged for pilots flying the F-35 at night

Engineers and pilots continue to struggle with operating the F-35 jet in low-light conditions, with a new issue emerging that obstructs the horizon line for pilots when flying at night with below-average levels of starlight, according to documents exclusively obtained by Defense News.

The issue, which affects the feed from the night vision camera, appears to the pilot as wonky horizontal lines, or striations, in the night vision display, obscuring the horizon.

Jun 14 09:45

A fix is coming for a problem that left two F-35 pilots in ‘excruciating’ pain

In at least two cases, sudden spikes in cockpit pressure have left F-35 pilots with searing ear and sinus pain, Defense News has learned.

But F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin is confident that is has a fix ready for flight test that will correct the problem, which has been known since 2014 and categorized as the most serious type of technical deficiency by the U.S. Defense Department.

Jun 14 09:45

Obama’s WH Deleted ICE Docs Hours Before Trump Took Office: Report

Just hours before President Donald Trump took office in 2017, federal workers were busy pushing the “delete” button behind the scenes, according to a new report.

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