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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:59 PM

Iran Says It Has Captured A Foreign 'Enemy Drone'

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Source: Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Saturday that it had captured a foreign unmanned aircraft during a military exercise in southern Iran.

Gen. Hamid Sarkheili, a spokesman for the military exercise, said the Guard's electronic warfare unit spotted signals indicating that foreign drones were trying to enter Iranian airspace. Sarkheili said Guard experts took control of one drone's navigation system and brought it down near the city of Sirjan where the military drills began on Saturday.

"While probing signals in the area, we spotted foreign and enemy drones which attempted to enter the area of the war game," the official IRNA news agency quoted the general as saying. "We were able to get one enemy drone to land."

Sarkheili did not say whether the drone was American.

In Washington, a CIA spokeswoman declined to comment on the report.

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UPDATE: Iran's Revolutionary Guard denies drone capture

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is denying that it captured a foreign unmanned aircraft during a military exercise in southern Iran.

A spokesman for the Guard, Yasin Hasanali, told The Associated Press that the drone was actually being used during the drill as a supposed enemy aircraft.

Iranian media on Saturday quoted a spokesman for the Guard as saying that its electronic warfare unit had taken control of a foreign drone's navigation system and forced it to land during the site of the military exercise.

Iran has claimed to have captured several U.S. drones, including an advanced RQ-170 Sentinel CIA spy drone in December 2011 and at least three ScanEagle aircraft.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAN_DRONE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/02/23/iran-captured-drone/1941837/



Well, no one disputes that they have done it before...

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Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
iamthebandfanman Feb 2013 #1
Purveyor Feb 2013 #2
iamthebandfanman Feb 2013 #3
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #6
Exultant Democracy Feb 2013 #25
hack89 Feb 2013 #47
Scootaloo Feb 2013 #4
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #11
Sunlei Feb 2013 #51
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #17
ronnie624 Feb 2013 #18
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #19
ronnie624 Feb 2013 #21
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #28
ronnie624 Feb 2013 #44
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #45
ronnie624 Feb 2013 #50
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #52
ronnie624 Feb 2013 #53
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #54
cstanleytech Mar 2013 #56
ronnie624 Mar 2013 #59
cstanleytech Mar 2013 #60
ronnie624 Mar 2013 #61
cstanleytech Mar 2013 #66
ronnie624 Mar 2013 #67
cstanleytech Mar 2013 #68
ronnie624 Mar 2013 #69
cstanleytech Mar 2013 #70
Ash_F Feb 2013 #23
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #27
Ash_F Feb 2013 #30
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #31
Exultant Democracy Feb 2013 #26
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #29
Exultant Democracy Feb 2013 #32
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #33
Exultant Democracy Feb 2013 #35
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #36
Exultant Democracy Feb 2013 #37
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #38
Exultant Democracy Feb 2013 #39
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Exultant Democracy Feb 2013 #41
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #42
Exultant Democracy Feb 2013 #43
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #46
green for victory Mar 2013 #58
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #5
xtraxritical Feb 2013 #12
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Ash_F Feb 2013 #22
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shcrane71 Feb 2013 #20
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:52 PM

1. they usually straight off say

american :p

wonder if it was actually ours this time ?


at any rate..
if they are gaining control of these aircraft
then why havent they just used them for their own uses? or made them into suicide bomber drones (that would explode the next time they landed) ?
seems like if u were working quick enough,
you could get one to land... put a bomb in it... and then have it back in the air n back under the US control ..then next time it lands.. boom?

not trying to give people ideas but... seems like theyd be doing more with them than just photo ops

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:57 PM

2. Iran isn't necessarily an aggressive country so that wouldn't be in their interests at this time.

They did observe our illegal invasion of its neighbor, Iraq and are preparing accordingly.

After that 'crusade'... who they hell can really blame them?

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:10 PM

3. not aggressive?

you mean, not formally aggressive?


i mean, they do participate in other countrys affairs just as we do..
not to mention id say how they treat any resistance from their own population as definitely aggressive...

im not sure what you mean by 'not in their interests'..
such an action could be blamed on others after all..
i dont think such actions would be cause for war...
i dont honestly believe either side wants that, regardless of what some hawks in congress try to say..
and seeing as the aircraft was there illegally.. and not supposed to be known about..
we usually just deny and move on :p

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:57 PM

6. Look how the USA has taken care of OWS. How many DUers are against them or question their motives?


You don't always have to use brute force to take care of what you perceive as an opponent. Police infiltration, permit revocation, pepper spray? All that and more is how the USA handles dissent that they don't like.

Iran shoots and kills people.

So the USA is just more refined in its tactics, but it still gets its job done.

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:48 PM

25. No they do not participate in other countrys like we do. They never start wars..

The Iranians have not started a war of aggression for well over a Century long before they even resembled the modern Iranian nation state. The US goes out and finds wars, that is about as different as night and day. Even their last most brutal war was waged against them by Saddam on the behalf of the US think about that for a second before you try to equate our two countries. When was the last time Iran armed Mexico and bullied them into war with us?

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Response to Exultant Democracy (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:01 PM

47. Their proxies definitely fight wars

Hezbollah and Hamas immediately comes to mind.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:11 PM

4. The media's done a fine job of making iran look like a moustache-twirling villain

"Suicide bomber drone"? The inane shit people dream up to vilify who the media has trained them to hate.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:43 PM

11. "Suicide bomber drone?" Aren't those normally called "missiles?" (nt)

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:56 AM

51. I understand the economic sancitions but I resent the communication cutoff between our societies.

All people should have a free and open internet with the entire world.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:16 AM

17. Might try explaining that to the 52 Americans held hostage for over a year. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:09 AM

18. The US was using its embassy for covert operations in Iran.

The concept may seem odd to you, but other countries have a right to defend themselves against predators, like the US government.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:02 AM

19. Every government down through history has used their embassies to spy on other countries.

But how about stopping with trying to make excuses for Iran? What they did was reprehensible just as Gitmo is reprehensible.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:23 AM

21. The US wasn't just using its embassy to spy.

It was using it to coordinate terrorist attacks against Iran. What would the US do if another country was found to be using its embassy in an attempted coup d'etat against the US government?

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:36 PM

28. I never said the US was lily white pure ron, just that the 55 might have a difference of opinion.

Unless of course you believe all the hostages were at "fault" for the actions of our government.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:03 AM

44. The US and British governments

have been waging war against the Iranian people since 1953. They are 100% responsible for all of the developments in Iran since then, including the extremist elements that now control Iranian civil society. The opinions of the 55 hostages are of no consequence. More intervention by the US in the Middle East, will do nothing but make things worse there.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #44)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:32 PM

45. So you believe if we ignore the government of Iran then that they will be less insane?

Forgive me but I find that difficult to believe, after all we tried it here in the US and the nut jobs are now in charge of the GOP and even managed to seize control of congress.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #45)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:11 AM

50. We should normalize relations with Iran.

That's what the Iranian people want. It isn't our place to reform their government. That's a job for the people there. The current government is a direct result of US intervention. More of the same will only make things worse.

I don't understand your analogy to the political situation in the US. That isn't a result of foreign intervention. We have ourselves to blame for that. Anyway, the last thing I would want, is a foreign power forcing its will on my country.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #50)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:58 PM

52. I dont think normalizing relations is likely as long as Iran keeps on ignoring

the concerns of varies nations including the US as far as its nuke program goes ron.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #52)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:37 AM

53. Iran is entitled to develop nuclear power, as per the NPT.

There is no evidence of nuclear weapons, or even a program. The IAEA's report is clear on this. All signatories, however, according to the NPT, are forbidden from forcing arbitrary decisions on other signatories.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #53)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:02 AM

54. Yet thats not always the case with nations, take N Korea for example.

They claimed peaceful development but now they are anything but behaving in a peaceful manner and are now attempting to blackmail the US and considering statements by the Iranian government I believe Iran would probably do the same thing plus you are forgetting the other thing which is a bigger thing that the weapons aspect imo.
That thing being I thought we were supposed to try discouraging any government (including our own) from building nuclear power plants and instead to encourage investment in green forms of energy rather than nuclear power which has the severe drawbacks of accidents (like Fukushima and Chernobyl) not to mention the problem with the long term storage of spent fuel?

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #53)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 03:48 PM

56. Hi ronnie, just thought you might enjoy a little update over the IAEA and Iran since

after all you did bring them and their reports regarding Iran in over this, enjoy.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014414360

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #56)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 02:55 AM

59. Hi there.

Did you notice that article doesn't mention an IAEA report, at all, and that it doesn't say Iran is in violation of the NPT?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #56)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 11:47 AM

60. And did you notice where Yukiya Amano the Director General for the IAEA said

Iran is not cooperating?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #60)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:24 AM

61. No, I didn't.

I saw where the author of the article presumably paraphrased, but I saw no quote. Anyway, the official report is where the rubber meets the road.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #61)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 04:14 AM

66. Try this link

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44274

He is quoted as saying

“However, Iran is not providing the necessary cooperation to enable us to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities. The Agency therefore cannot conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities,”

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #66)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:16 PM

67. Can you point out, specifically,

which articles of the safeguards agreement Iran is violating?

http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Documents/Infcircs/Others/infcirc214.pdf

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #67)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:33 PM

68. Could I? Probably. Will I? No.

Why? Thats not my job but rather thats what the IAEA is for and as I have shown ron they cannot provide assurance that Irans nuclear material is being used purely for peaceful activities because the IAEA (who you brought up in the first place) is not getting the cooperation from Iran that it needs.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #68)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:42 PM

69. Iran is providing the cooperation that is required by its agreements with the IAEA.

Arbitrary demands are not legally enforceable, which is why the official IAEA report says Iran is in compliance.

You are attempting to create false impressions in the minds of the gullible, with misinformation.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #69)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 06:52 PM

70. From those links I provided officials with the IAEA would appear to disagree with you ron.

As for spreading misinformation please post your proof that Director General Yukiya Amano never made that statement because I for one honestly would be interested in reading it.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:01 PM

23. When was the last time a US presidency was overthrown by a foreign government?

Your attempt to diminish the United States misdeeds against the Iranian people with that statement demonstrates either an ignorance of history, lack of logic or apologetic bias.

That said, no Iran does not need excuses, but the US can clean up its act at the same time. It does not have to be one or the other.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:32 PM

27. Were all the 55 at fault for that Ash? No, they were not.

Edit: And I grasp history just well thank you, I just dont believe in chewing on things decades in the past like old vomit.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #27)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:49 PM

30. I didn't say that.

In, fact I think nearly all of them were innocent of any wrong doing. The people who were truly culpable were the policy makers in Washington running the show. If any of the embassy workers tried to go against the grain, they would have gotten the Bradley Manning treatment.

As far as chewing on the past. You were the one who brought it up by speaking of the hostage crisis, which was a tiny response compared to destroying their Democracy.

You were passing off the overthrow as no big deal. If you know the history, then your problem is one of the other two things I listed.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #30)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:13 PM

31. "I didn't say that." Just like I didnt say our government hasnt screwed up.

Because the fact is it like many governments of the world does screw up and do things it knows it shouldnt do.
As for me bring it up the only reason I did was to point out that the government of Iran isnt exactly an angel anymore than ours is.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:57 PM

26. You understand it was an American led coup that ousted their democratically elected leadership?

These weren't civilians they held, they were agents of a foreign power who had proven to be an existential treat to their nations sovereignty. There is no versions of history where we can paint the Iranians as villains without facing the rank hypocrisy of our own actions. We have far and away done more harm to those people and that region then both Shahs and the ruling council combined.

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Response to Exultant Democracy (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:38 PM

29. All of them? That is actually news to me. Got a link to official documentation stating that they

were all spies?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #29)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:41 PM

32. Not spies, agents of a foreign power, very very different.

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Response to Exultant Democracy (Reply #32)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:58 PM

33. You mean like Jerry Plotkin?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:09 PM

35. I'll take you you have never heard of neoliberlism. Do a little light reading

and you can easily come to the answer yourself as to what constitutes an agent of a foreign power.

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Response to Exultant Democracy (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:16 PM

36. I'll take it then that you were not aware of Plotkin then.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #36)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:30 PM

37. So you don't understand the role business people play in neoliberalism?

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Response to Exultant Democracy (Reply #37)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:35 PM

38. I understand just fine........whats going on here.

Look, its not a big deal and you do not need to be defensive that you were wrong about all the hostages being agents of the government, its ok.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #38)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:41 PM

39. Agents of a foreign power, never said government. Obviously close reading isn't your strong point

If you understood neoliberlism at all then you would understand a business person is an agent of a foreign power.

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Response to Exultant Democracy (Reply #39)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:12 PM

40. Interesting, so now you are claiming Plotkin was an agent for the US? Never heard that one to be

honest. Happen to have link handy to that info?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #40)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:20 PM

41. Here is a link on neoliberlism, it should clear everything up for you.

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Response to Exultant Democracy (Reply #41)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:24 PM

42. So, how do you figure that proves your claim that Jerry Plotkin was

an agent of the government? Do you have some unclassified documents? What about a copy of a letter he wrote admitting it?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #42)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:34 PM

43. Once again your close reading is terrible agent of a foreign power, not spy or government employee

or any of the other things you would like to pretend I said which I didn't.

Obviously your reading comprehension level hinders any meaningful interaction. In all seriousness you should take the time to learn if not about neoliberlism at least about mercantilism and traditional imperialism, the world will be a far less confusing place for you.

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Response to Exultant Democracy (Reply #43)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:34 PM

46. Ah yes the "you lack reading comprehension" escape card, well played sir, well played indeed. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 04:03 PM

58. 1953

 

Koppel babbled on for 444 days and never mentioned the Elephant in the Living Room. (because the 1953 coup was still classified)

Who says the Gov can't keep a secret?



Spreading Democracy-

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:53 PM

5. Theories?


Perhaps the Chinese or Russians or both are working with them to capture drones: US or otherwise.

If their capture policy is in its infancy then you want to learn as much a you can, before yo would turn them into suicide bombers.


But that is a good question to ask.


Perhaps in time they would do just that, but not capture them. If the Iranians were able to capture one in their country then perhaps the could commandeer one outside of its borders, use it to destroy a soft or hard target and blame it on the USA.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:14 PM

12. This is not the first one in Iran's possession, and the first one was one of ours.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:46 PM

13. It was a nice one, too.

The government even considered starting a war over it.

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:53 PM

22. You are asking why they won't use them to bomb US military?

Because there is no real motivation to and it would not be a good idea. That's why.

The Fox news has done a good job of brain washing Americans into thinking Middle Easterners are just foaming at the mouth and can't wait to kill any of us the second they have the chance. They can strike us in a lot of ways, but they don't. People need to grow up look at the situation as it exists, not some action movie fantasy of bad guys trying to destroy the world.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:13 PM

7. LOL this time for sure.

I look forward to additional patented Iranian Shake-O-Cam(tm) footage of this one, too.

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Response to Robb (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:27 PM

8. Or the second time...perhaps?

The government of Iran announced that the aircraft was brought down by its Cyber warfare unit stationed near Kashmar and "brought down with minimum damage" They said the aircraft was detected in Iranian airspace some 225 kilometers (140 mi) from the border with Afghanistan.

The government of the United States initially claimed that its forces in Afghanistan had lost control of a UAV on 4 December 2011 and that there was a possibility that this is the vehicle that crashed near Kashmar. According to unnamed U.S. officials, a U.S. UAV operated by the Central Intelligence Agency was flying on the Afghan side of the Afghanistan-Iran border when its operators lost control of the vehicle. There have been reports that "foreign officials and American experts who have been briefed on the effort" state that the crashed UAV was taking part in routine surveillance of Iranian nuclear facilities inside Iranian airspace.

The drone appeared to be largely intact, except for possible minor visible damage on its left wing. Dan Goure, an analyst at the Lexington Institute, stated the largely intact airframe ruled out the possibility of an engine or navigational malfunction: "Either this was a cyber/electronic warfare attack system that brought the system down or it was a glitch in the command-and-control system." Stephen Trimble from Flight Global assumes UAV guidance could be targeted by 1L222 Avtobaza radar jamming and deception system supplied to Iran by Russia.

The Department of Defense released a statement acknowledging that it had lost control of a UAV during the previous week, claiming that it was "flying a mission over western Afghanistan" when control was lost. The statement did not specify the model of the aircraft. The U.S. government also stated that it was still investigating the cause of the loss.

A Christian Science Monitor article relates an Iranian engineer's assertion that the drone was captured by jamming both satellite and land-originated control signals to the UAV, followed up by a GPS spoofing attack that fed the UAV false GPS data to make it land in Iran at what the drone thought was its home base in Afghanistan. In an interview for Nova, U.S. retired Lt. General David Deptula also said "There was a problem with the aircraft and it landed in an area it wasn't supposed to land". American aeronautical engineers dispute this, pointing out that as is the case with the MQ-1 Predator, the MQ-9 Reaper, and the Tomahawk (missile), "GPS is not the primary navigation sensor for the RQ-170... The vehicle gets its flight path orders from an inertial navigation system". Inertial navigation continues to be used on military aircraft despite the advent of GPS because GPS signal jamming and spoofing are relatively simple operations.

US acknowledgement

On 6 December 2011, U.S. officials acknowledged that a drone crashed in or near Iranian airspace and that this belonged to the CIA and not to ISAF as was earlier stated. U.S. officials did not state that the drone shown on Iranian television was actually a real RQ-170 (which has been public knowledge since 2009), although a former U.S. official confirmed that the drone shown on the Iranian state media was a U.S. RQ-170, used for surveillance of Tehran's nuclear facilities.

On 5 December 2011, U.S. military sources confirmed that the remains of an RQ-170 had been captured by Iranian forces. However, media reports indicated that various U.S. officials declined to confirm whether or not the drone in the video released by Iranian state television was authentic. On 8 December 2011, a senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Washington Post that the U.S. cannot be certain the drone shown was real because the U.S. does not have access to it, but also stated that "We have no indication that it was brought down by hostile fire." A second senior U.S. military official said that a major question is how the drone could have remained "virtually intact," given the high altitude from which it is said to have crashed. U.S. Navy Captain John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, told a news conference on 8 December 2011 that Pentagon analysts were examining the video. Both Kirby and fellow spokesman George Little would not comment further on whether the U.S. military believed the drone was the one missing, both did say that the missing drone had not been recovered. However, later that day, CBS reported that the US officials have confirmed in private the authenticity of the drone shown by the Iranians.

Various experts interviewed by CNN stated that the drone looked real and noted a lack of damage that a firefight would have inflicted. They posited that system failure such as a "flat spin" or "falling leaf departure" would have resulted in damage to the belly of the aircraft but little damage to other components.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93U.S._RQ-170_incident

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:34 PM

9. You're no dummy. Riddle us this:

Why have we seen exactly one shakey-cam video of this thing, from a distance?

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Response to Robb (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:39 PM

10. Which one? Today announcement or the one the US acknowledged they have from 2011?

If it is the most recent...stay tuned.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:30 PM

14. I still think they get the ones we want them to get...

Plug that puppy into your network and see what the booby prize is today.

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:02 AM

15. LOL. Would make for a good Faux Knews fantasy segment. Of course they are that stupid, indeed.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:56 AM

16. Iran's Revolutionary Guard denies drone capture

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is denying that it captured a foreign unmanned aircraft during a military exercise in southern Iran.

A spokesman for the Guard, Yasin Hasanali, told The Associated Press that the drone was actually being used during the drill as a supposed enemy aircraft.

Iranian media on Saturday quoted a spokesman for the Guard as saying that its electronic warfare unit had taken control of a foreign drone's navigation system and forced it to land during the site of the military exercise.

Iran has claimed to have captured several U.S. drones, including an advanced RQ-170 Sentinel CIA spy drone in December 2011 and at least three ScanEagle aircraft.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAN_DRONE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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Response to Bosonic (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:42 PM

24. Thanks for the update. I've included it in the OP. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:17 AM

20. Shoot. I hope they don't steal the technology and then use them

on targeted assassinations of Westerners.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:09 PM

34. Did it look like this?



If so they should keep it.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:03 PM

48. They got that one drone we saw it in Irans pictures and we officially asked for it back.

The Iranians would pose for pictures next to any other drones they 'captured'. This could be more of a fib about capture several drones or a veiled threat, sword rattling. This generation of Iranian adults have no love for Americans. I would think we would mostly use our satellites to keep an eye on what we want. But who knows? this is our Federal military who are known for big spending on their military toys. Wonder how many billions we have spent on the federal drone program.


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Response to Sunlei (Reply #48)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:22 PM

49. There is an article in the second half of the OP with the Revolutionary Guard denying they

captured another drone.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:15 AM

55. Frickin' Predator engines made in China. nt

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 03:52 PM

57. Probably an American or Israeli drone

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:29 AM

62. As opposed to a DOMESTIC "enemy drone"?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #62)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:35 AM

63. Maybe a foreign friendly drone.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #63)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:41 AM

64. We need a Disney-like graphic for that...

"Hi Kids...I'm 'DRONIE'! "

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