Last week, Tehran admitted to mistakenly shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, which resulted in the deaths of 176 people. Now, a week later, many are questioning the Trump administration’s complicity in the incident.
The CEO for a Canadian food packaging company, Maple Leaf Foods, tweeted a thread from the Maple Leaf Foods Twitter account on Sunday night with some “personal reflections” on the plane’s crash. In the thread, Michael McCain states that a MLF employee employee lost both his wife and 11-year-old child in the plane crash. He later referred to “a narcissist in Washington” (one guess at who that is) tearing accomplishments the world has made apart, blaming his administration and executive decisions for the current Middle Eastern destabilization.
The plane was shot down shortly after leaving Tehran’s airport, “collateral damage” after an attempted missile strike on US-housed troops at Iraqi military bases. Among the victims were 82 Iranians, 57 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British. The incident, which McCain referred to as a “needless, irresponsible series of events,” highlights the grand mishandling of innocents by the U.S. government, as well as the growing global tension radiating from Iranian-American relations.
The White House has yet to comment on the tweets from McCain. Just Friday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced there would be further sanctions on Iran.
Read McCain’s full thread below.