posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 11:55 AM
Originally posted by filosophia
Great article about the drone
This has got to be the most embarrassing thing obama has done.
The truth lies somewhere between what this pro-Iranian article and what the pro-Western media outlets are reporting.
Here's my take (opinion):
I think the US drone was spying in Iran gathering intelligence for operations dealing with the CIA, Mossad, MI5, or whoever trying to sabotage Iran's
nuclear program further.. The US lost contact with the drone due to some type of jamming that the Iranians purchased from the Russians. The drone
lost enough airspeed and went into a flat spin, as it was designed to do, but could not self destruct due to aforementioned jamming.
The Iranians recovered the drone and decided to show it off to humiliate the US and form it's case for their spying and meddling with their nuclear
program. The Iranians have obtained the recording device, but have not figured out how to hack it yet, but are claiming that they have in order to
put pressure on the US.
Obama was presented with several options on retrieving the drone, but didn't want to risk a all out war with Iran with our troops still in Iraq, so he
chose the diplomatic option.
I'm sure his advisors told him that the data on the spy plane is erased if loss of control occurs, or that the encryption could not be hacked.
Obama was fine with this decision because letting the drone's technology get away, which I'm sure the Chinese have already gathered by spying/hacking,
is not as important as the intelligence that the drone was gathering in the first place.
My 2 pesos.
edit on 14-12-2011 by majesticgent because: (no reason given)