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WAS SHOT DOWN BY AN IRANIAN MISSILE OR MISSILES.

MISSILE OR MISSILES. >> ALL RIGHT.

>> ALL RIGHT. SO IT APPEARS THERES EVIDENCE

SO IT APPEARS THERES EVIDENCE TO BACK THIS THEORY.

TO BACK THIS THEORY. THE AIRLINER, WHY DID THEY HAVE

THE AIRLINER, WHY DID THEY HAVE FLIGHTS GOING IN AND OUT OF

FLIGHTS GOING IN AND OUT OF TEHRAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT

TEHRAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT POINT?

POINT? MANY AIRLINES WHEN WE KNOW

MANY AIRLINES WHEN WE KNOW THERES HOSTILITIES OVER HERE, A

THERES HOSTILITIES OVER HERE, A LOT OF TIMES BRITISH AIRWAYS

LOT OF TIMES BRITISH AIRWAYS WILL SAY WERE NOT GOING TO FLY

WILL SAY WERE NOT GOING TO FLY INTO THE MIDDLE EAST OR WERE

INTO THE MIDDLE EAST OR WERE GOING TO CANCEL Y..

GOING TO CANCEL Y.. WHY DID THEY CONTINUE TO FLY IN

WHY DID THEY CONTINUE TO FLY IN AND OUT OF IRAN?

AND OUT OF IRAN? >> EXACTLY THE QUESTION IVE

>> EXACTLY THE QUESTION IVE BEEN ASKING, AND WE DONT HAVE

BEEN ASKING, AND WE DONT HAVE AN ANSWER.

AN ANSWER. I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS.

I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS. WHY DID IRAN, KNOWING THEY JUST

WHY DID IRAN, KNOWING THEY JUST FIRED OFF A BUNCH OF BALLISTIC

FIRED OFF A BUNCH OF BALLISTIC MISSILES AT THE U.S. AND IRAN

MISSILES AT THE U.S. AND IRAN WAS WORRIED ABOUT A

WAS WORRIED ABOUT A COUNTERATTACK, EVERYBODY IN IRAN

COUNTERATTACK, EVERYBODY IN IRAN AND TEHRAN WAS UP ALL NIGHT

AND TEHRAN WAS UP ALL NIGHT WATCHING THE SKIES, CONVINCED

WATCHING THE SKIES, CONVINCED AMERICA WAS GOING TO STRIKE, WHY

AMERICA WAS GOING TO STRIKE, WHY DID THEY LEAVE THE AIRPORT OPEN?

DID THEY LEAVE THE AIRPORT OPEN? WHY WOULD THEY EVER ALLOW A

WHY WOULD THEY EVER ALLOW A PASSENGER PLANE TO START ROLLING

PASSENGER PLANE TO START ROLLING DOWN THE RAMP, THE TARMAC AT

DOWN THE RAMP, THE TARMAC AT 6:00 A.M.?

6:00 A.M.? IT WAS STILL DARK OUTSIDE.

IT WAS STILL DARK OUTSIDE. THATS QUESTION NUMBER ONE.

THATS QUESTION NUMBER ONE. QUESTION NUMBER TWO, WHAT IN THE

QUESTION NUMBER TWO, WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS THAT UKRAINIAN AIRLINE

WORLD WAS THAT UKRAINIAN AIRLINE THINKING?

THINKING? WHY DIDNT THEY BACK IN KIEV,

WHY DIDNT THEY BACK IN KIEV, TELL THE PLANE, YOU STAY

TELL THE PLANE, YOU STAY GROUNDED.

GROUNDED. YOU DONT GO ANYWHERE.

YOU DONT GO ANYWHERE. YOURE IN A WAR ZONE.

YOURE IN A WAR ZONE. AND OUR INCREDIBLE NBC

AND OUR INCREDIBLE NBC CORRESPONDENT IN TEHRAN, HE WAS

CORRESPONDENT IN TEHRAN, HE WAS REPORTING AT 4:00 IN THE MORNING

REPORTING AT 4:00 IN THE MORNING THAT NIGHT.

THAT NIGHT. YOU AND I WATCHED HIM.

YOU AND I WATCHED HIM. HE SAID THIS ENTIRE CITY IS UP

HE SAID THIS ENTIRE CITY IS UP AWAKE WATCHING THE SKY, NERVOUS

AWAKE WATCHING THE SKY, NERVOUS AS HELL ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF

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