On this day in 1988 the US Murdered 290 Human Beings Including 66 Children on Iran Air Flight 655Submitted by dice on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:55
Iran Air Flight 655 en route to Dubai from Bandar Abbas was shot down by the U.S. Navy ship, the USS Vincennes, over the Straight of Hormuz. The crew claims to have mistaken the Airbus A300B2-203 (Seen here), transmitting it's signal and on internationally recognized civilian flight path, for an f-14 Tomcat (Seen Here) (And Here).
The US paid $60 million to the families, but never apologized.
The entire crew, including the commanding officer, were all given medals. Not a single person was reprimanded.