Well, there is this. They were sabotaging Iran's defensive efforts against their then darling Saddam's Iraq. Then they got scared of a single aircraft which they thought was an F-14. Shooting down a combat aircraft would be illegal too, considering there was no declared war between the USA and Iran. But it is much worse when the supposed F-14 turns out to be a civilian airliner full of passengers.X
Can't wait for when they down a passenger plane or cessna and try to own the CCP for it.