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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-17-07 03:45 AM
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Iran shoots down U.S. spy drone amid growing military pressure
Iranian troops have shot down a U.S. pilotless spy plane recently, an Iranian lawmaker announced on Tuesday as the Islamic Republic was facing increasing military pressure from its arch rival -- the United States.

The aircraft was brought down when it was trying to cross the borders "during the last few days," Seyed Nezam Mola Hoveizeh, a member of the parliament, was quoted by the local Fars News Agency as saying.

The lawmaker gave no exact date of the shooting-down or any other details about the incident, but he said that "the United States sent such spy drones to the region every now and then."

The announcement came amid reports that the United States is increasingly flexing its muscles to counter Iran's growing regional assertiveness and put more pressure on Tehran over its controversial nuclear programs.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-01/17/content_56...
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GreenZoneLT Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-17-07 04:13 AM
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1. Those farging bastiches!
Those things are EXPENSIVE. I mean, geez, we probably were hardly even in their airspace. The joystick slipped or something.

Of course, this could be BS from the Iranians; wouldn't be the first time.

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