CNN analyst blames ‘crossfire’ on Iran shooting down airplane, gets pummeled on Twitter

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A CNN analyst claimed on Thursday that “crossfire of reckless escalation” resulted in Iran firing a missile at an airplane, leading to the death of 176 people. The Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran’s international airport Wednesday was shot down by mistake by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile, Pentagon officials told Fox News. Officials said U.S. intelligence increasingly points at the airliner being accidentally struck by a Russian-made missile, killing all those on board the flight, just hours after Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeting two military bases housing American and coalition troops.