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Friday, November 09, 2012

It starts: Iran fires on unarmed US drone, Obama to file lawsuit?

Iran knew something we didn't last Thursday. On Thursday morning (US time), Iran fired at a US Predator drone doing routine surveillance in international air space. Fortunately, their aim was poor.
Iran fired on an unarmed U.S. drone last week as it was hovering in international airspace, the Pentagon announced Thursday. 
Spokesman George Little said the incident, which marks the first time the Iranians have fired on a U.S. drone, occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET. He said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting "routine surveillance" over the Persian Gulf when it was "intercepted" by Iran. He said the MQ1 Predator drone, which was not hit, was not in Iranian airspace. 
According to Little, two Iranian jets fired twice, missing on both attempts -- the drone headed away from the Iranian coast, landing safely soon after at an undisclosed location. The Iranian jets pursued the drone for a short period before giving up. 
Well, the first time except for the one they captured.

But here's the best part.
Little said the U.S. government has protested to the Iranians. Asked about how the U.S. could respond, he said: "We have a wide range of options from diplomatic to military." 
He would not say whether there were actually plans for a military response. Asked if this should be considered an act of war, Little said he didn't want to get into "legal characterizations" of the event. 
Sounds to me like Obama's going to file a lawsuit again.

What could go wrong?

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2 Comments:

At 2:36 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Next time Obama will instruct the Air Force to safely land the drone in Iran.

 
At 9:09 PM, Blogger Inland Coast said...

Or Obama will apologize to Iran....

 

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