conversation overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai

FA-18 Fighter Jet.

Iranian Air Defense Site: ‘Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.’
Aircraft:
‘This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.’
Air Defense Site:
‘You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!’
Aircraft:
‘This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter.  Send ’em up, I’ll wait!’
Air Defense Site:
( …. total silence)

God bless our troops.
There is something about a Marine that makes other countries listen to reason
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