News ID: 104407
Publish Date : 03 July 2022 - 21:59
By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
Flowers floated once again in the Persian Gulf waters near Hengam Island in the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, July 3, as bereaved family members of the martyrs of Iran Air Flight 655, joined by Iran’s coast guards and related officials, paid tributes to the souls of their loved ones, who were criminally killed by the super terrorist called the United States of America.
It is now 34 years since the dastardly downing of the Airbus A300 with 290 passengers including 66 children on board, by the USS Vincennes which had deliberately entered Iran’s coastal waters for shooting down the 4-days-a-week scheduled flight from Bandar Abbas to Dubai.
This crime against humanity of the ‘Great Satan’ was meant to lift the sagging morale of the Ba’thist war machine on the battlefields of the 8-year imposed war with a green signal to Saddam of the repressive minority regime of Baghdad, to continue to batter Iranian combatants as well civilians with internationally-banned chemical weapons.
It was also the Yankee way of sadistically celebrating the July 4 anniversary of the declaration of independence in 1776 of the 13 rebellious New England states.
Captain William C. Rogers who carried out this cowardly act of terrorism was under direct orders from President Ronald Reagan to wreak vengeance upon Iran for the Islamic Revolution that ended American hegemony and inspired the Iranian people to blunt and push back the US-supported Ba’thist invasion. 
He was later decorated for this unmanly act as further proof of the devilish nature of the Republican and Democrat regimes that play musical chairs at the White House.
The downing of Flight 655 was thus neither the first act of US state terrorism against Iran nor will it be the last, given the unstoppable progress of the Islamic Republic in all fields, including science and technology, along with the spirit of resistance infused by Iran into the elected governments and popular movements of the region and beyond to defeat the designs of the macabrely murderous Takfiris, the Zionists, the imperialists, and the reactionaries.
The US, which along with Britain had instigated the 1953 coup to overthrow the democratically elected government in Tehran and then for 26 years held the nation hostage, has never ceased its plots against Iran and the Iranian people.
Following its unpardonable crime of 3rd July 1988, the US has resorted to the most heinous measures against the Islamic Republic, such as increased support for the MKO hypocrites, a vast variety of endless sanctions, politicization of Iran’s peaceful nuclear programme, assisting Israel to assassinate Iranian scientists, and launching the drone attack that martyred General Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad airport on 3rd January 2020 while on a diplomatic mission to Iraq.
Washington, however, has miserably failed in its misadventures as is evident by the tooth-smashing blows it has received and will continue to receive, until the last American intruder is kicked out from the entire region, and Insha Allah (God-Willing) the illegal Zionist entity ceases to exist.
Examples galore in this regard, such as Iran’s sophisticated cyber tactics in force-landing of the highly advanced U.S. RQ-170 drone on 5 December 2011, the spectacular downing of the radar-evading RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance drone on 20 June 2019 with a Mach 5 speed surface-to-air missile, and the missile barrage that shattered the US Ain al-Assad base in Iraq on 8 January 2020.
The sacred blood of the martyrs, whether of Flight 655 or of Gen. Soleimani, Dr. Mohsin Fakhrizadeh, and others, is too dear to be left unpunished, as will be seen in the near future, no matter under what screens of security the criminals hide.  


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