Comment: In short, Trudeau's saying what he was told to say.

The crash of this plane and the loss of 176 lives 4 hours after the end of Iran's airstrikes against US bases in Iraq is suspicious, but not for the reason the media is telling you...

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Aerial imagery of flight PS752 wreckage in Khalajabad, Shahriar County, Tehran Province, Iran. Debris from the crashed 737-800 is visibly strewn across a sports pitch, waterway, and other structures.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has come out as the first world leader to directly accuse Iran of the "unintentional" shooting down of Ukrainian International Airlines' flight 752 near Tehran, citing intelligence reports.

"We have intelligence from multiple sources," Trudeau said on Thursday. "The intelligence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. This may well have been unintentional."

Comment: In a way this concurs with Trump's statement that he had "suspicions" that "somebody could have made a mistake." Whether they're referring to the same entity remains to be seen. But one could hazard a guess that, they're not.

However, Trudeau's implication that Iran 'unintentionally' shot down a plane killing 176 people when it has proven itself more than capable of delivering precision-strikes on US bases in Iraq makes the accusation both illogical and, as of right now, dubious.

Trudeau also said it was "too soon to be apportioning blame" for the crash or "drawing any conclusions," however.

Comment: He's talking out of both sides of his mouth.

US media outlets have been citing anonymous officials as saying that the Boeing 737 was "highly likely" brought down by Iranian air defenses early on Wednesday.

Comment: 'Highly likely' is the go-to phrase for some in the West looking to blame others when they have NO proof.

Iranian civil aviation authorities, however, have ruled out the theory, saying no missile debris was found at the crash site.
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© Nazanin Tabatabaee / WANA via Reuters
"Scientifically, it is impossible that a missile hit the Ukrainian plane, and such rumours are illogical," Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran's of Civil Aviation Organization, said on Thursday, was quoted by the news agency ISNA.

UIA flight 752 crashed within minutes of departing Tehran, just hours after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fired two volleys of missiles at US targets inside Iraq, as reprisal for last week's assassination of General Qassem Soleimani. All 176 people on board were killed, including 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians.