posted on May, 3 2008 @ 08:28 AM
Ok.. let's assume that this is some kind of UAV. Isn't it strange that we would be test flying a UAV in Afghanistan, of all places? And unless it
came from a base in Afghanistan, then it means that it would have had to fly from a carrier and over Pakistan. That's not exactly the country that
I'd want my experimental aircraft possibly going down in, regardless of them being our "ally".
But I suppose if you want to maintain some level of secrecy, the vast wilderness of Afghanistan, along with a largely camera-less population that
stopped advancing a thousand years ago, is the place to do it. I just think that it presents some concerns, especially regarding the safe recovery
after a crash. We wouldn't want some rebels grabbing the thing and smuggling it over the border and giving it to Iran or anything.
I'm hardly an expert when it comes to this stuff, especially in comparison to all of you guys. But barring any photoshopping, which I don't think
is the case here, and based on the fact that this picture was taken over Afghanistan (if I read everything correctly), then I would have to say it's
a B2. That being said, I don't understand why a B2 would have been flying over Afghanistan in 2007. We have air supremacy there without any
legitimate threat from SAM's and zero threat from any aircraft. We also ceased large-scale bombing there a while ago. So why would we be using a B2
there? Or was there a time in 2007 when we started basing B2's in Afghanistan in an attempt to scare Iran into negotiations, as though we were
making plans for an imminent attack on them?
I just think that whether this is a B2 or some UAV, there are some significant questions that need to be answered regardless. Then again, I'm
clueless when it comes to all of this, so there could be a perfectly reasonable explanation for it all that I don't know about!