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Iran Fires On US Drone

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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:20 PM

Originally posted by Lonewulph
How can a trained military jet pilot 'miss' a prop driven unarmed drone?
We shot down drones when I was in the military for target practice with RedEye missiles, and those drones were much smaller.

Shot across the bow intimidation or harassment I would guess, unless they need glasses.

edit on 8-11-2012 by Lonewulph because: (no reason given)

What makes you so sure it wasn't a warning shot?
Maybe the locals are getting slightly put-off with american forces repeatedly "showing off their military might" in the region...

The US has no reason to be patrolling anything in this region. International airspace or not... Iran obviously sees this as a threat, as would anyone else.

Switch sides for one moment, imagine the hypocrisy if Iran were to be piloting "routine" patrols of drones or other aircraft 200 miles off the coast of the US? America would start a frikkin war over it.

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:22 PM
Again, the 'elephant in the room' question here is:
This took place on November WHY did we just find out about this event (from CNN)..immediately AFTER the election?
Was CNN on the DOD protecting Obama's re-election efforts?
edit on 8-11-2012 by IAMTAT because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:23 PM
reply to post by InsideYourMind

No they wouldn't. The Soviets flew patrols off the US the entire Cold War, and Russia has started flying them again. Russian subs have been seen off the coast of the US, in fact one supposedly just took port in Jacksonville to get away from Sandy. All they would do is intercept any aircraft, shadow it, and take steps if it acted aggressively.

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:23 PM

Originally posted by Beavers
Haha, I love the manipulative wording.

Naughty Iranian's aggressively shooting down our instruments of war!


America can't do sh*t about this. America was flying over a foreign sovereign nation and spying, they got caught, they got shot down, Iran had every right to do so.

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:24 PM
reply to post by detachedindividual

They got shot AT not shot down. But the big thing is that A) we don't know that this actually happened at all, and B) we don't know yet where the Predator was at the time.
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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:26 PM
reply to post by Zaphod58

As for them knowing, they would only know if they flew past it, and got a good look at it. The Hellfires that it carries would be obvious, since they hang below the wings. If they just flew at it, and opened fire, then no, they wouldn't know until they passed it at least once, or closed in on it.

OK. I see. Do these things also have machine guns or something like an aden cannon or whatever that could perhaps be missed even at close quarters?

Just exploring the possibilities if the event did take place.

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:28 PM
reply to post by InsideYourMind

I said a 'shot across the bow'... that is a warning shot, ..... so we agree okay.

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:29 PM
reply to post by IAMTAT

You don't think that they would let this news out before the election do you? They wanted everything to appear all rainbows and butterflies everywhere...because If people saw the chance of hostile actions, it would remove the focus from freebies to...who is going to deal with Iran best....
I have no doubts this info was held back for a reason.

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:29 PM

Originally posted by sonnny1
Well Well.
Itchy trigger fingers.

Iran doesn't want war, but isn't this an act of aggression?

you can't be serious...

how bout i send spying drones to your country... lets see how you'll like it... who the $#$ you people think you are? seriously...

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:29 PM
reply to post by PuterMan

No, the Predator/Reaper only carries Hellfire missiles. Currently none of the UCAVs carry guns on them.

Predator (armed and unarmed):


posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:29 PM
Its only a stupid drone with NO US PILOT INSIDE
was probably flying in Iran airspace .. not a big deal at all since no once was hurt

people wanting a war for this .. should go help Bibi when he launch his attack
Obama wont help Israel !

thank God that Romney wasnt elected .. or the US would be at war with Russia
right after his election

People made the right choice voting for Obama

edit on 11/8/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:35 PM
The administration was informed of this right after it happened and knew about this days BEFORE the election...and yet the DOD only informed the press about it today...AFTER the election.

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta were both advised early on about the unprecedented incident, which occurred at about 4:50 am ET (0850 GMT) on Nov. 1.

ODD, that Obama was immediately told and fully briefed about THIS incident,...and yet, he knew nothing about Benghazi right after it happened.
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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:36 PM
What gets me is the comment in the article "They missed.... but it doesn't matter, they still shot at us'.

Us? No, incorrect sir, they discharged firearms in the direction of your machine, you're only offended by that. They hit nothing, and No person/pilot was harmed.

We were in International airspace... yeah right.
edit on 8-11-2012 by Lonewulph because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:39 PM
reply to post by Lonewulph

Thats exactly it, they discharged fire arms into the vicinity of the craft. If it was a person shooting in front of your face you would be pretty pissed weather they hit you or not.

The facts are the facts we have and anything else at this point is speculation at best. so maybe we could keep on track with what info we do have at this moment.

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:50 PM
It could be we were only given partial info..couple other ideas come to mind

1. It never happened...any time we are leading up to military action we need a bad guy, we have to make the enemy into the ENEMY...we have to build a case against them to gain public support as to what bad guys they really you really think Iran couldn't shoot down the drone? Firing on it would be taken in the same light as shooting it down...a hostile they might as well shoot it down....IT's all going to be taken as a threat....until I see footage I am not beliving this version..

2. They discovered the drone in Iranian airspace and chased it out....I really don't buy a unarmed drone just flying over international waters.....if so what a waste of resourcs... we have great satalite coverage of that area...why use a drone? Why unarmed? Everyone knows the tension in the area...wouldn't you want a strike ready asset overhead than a unarmed drone?

Sorry not buying it

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:52 PM


Initially, the Obama administration did not disclose the information — an act that some may question, especially considering the proximity of the event to the 2012 presidential election. However, prior to the Pentagon’s confirmation, two officials went off-the-record to describe the Iranian action to CNN.


posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:58 PM
Get a grip on reality people.

Control your own mind or someone will control it for you

#1 how do you know that any of this even happened

#2 Iranian plane shot a warning shot, and didn't take down the drone according
to other sources

#3 How do you know US didn't go into Iranian airspace for a brief 1 minute drawing
the Iranians to scramble a plane, while US moves the drone back into international

If at this point you are not aware of dirty tricks employed by US on 24/7 basis
then imagine what else you don't know.

edit on 8-11-2012 by LostPassword because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 03:04 PM

Originally posted by IAMTAT
Is this an 'Act of War'?...It's certainly an Act of Aggression'!
WHAT will Barry-O do?

Bow and apologize.

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 03:04 PM
The Obama administration CHOSE to keep this event from the American people until AFTER the election; Politics over transparency.

The incident occurred on Nov. 1 — just days before the presidential election — but the Obama White House did not disclose the incident. Three senior officials have confirmed the details to CNN. The officials declined to be identified because it involved sensitive intelligence issues, CNN reports. Read Latest Breaking News from Follow us: @newsmax_media on Twitter | newsmax on Facebook Alert: At Risk For A Heart Attack? Find Out Now.

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 03:28 PM
I don't think the Obama administration would have anything to gain by holding the information back. Btw Obama is pretty good at handling things like that, anyways to the general public has he took care of OBL(apparently).

The only reason behind this is because there was bigger news at the time, like the election you know, common sense.
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