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DRONE DOWNED OVER ISRAEL TIED TO IRAN
WND ^ | 10/07/2012 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 10/07/2012 4:46:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

JERUSALEM – The unidentified aerial vehicle that was downed yesterday after penetrating Israel’s airspace was the suspected work of a combined operation of two Iranian-backed groups – Hezbollah and the Islamic Jihad – according to Middle East security officials.

The security officials said they believe the purpose of flying the drone into Israel was twofold: To collect aerial reconnaissance photos and video intelligence; and as a test to see how deep an unmanned drone can penetrate Israel before being detected by the Israeli army.

There is fear that in the future such drones can be laden with a large amount of explosives for use in precision attacks against military or civilian targets, possibly even including large buildings.

In the case of yesterday’s attempt, the drone reportedly flew at least 15 minutes – a full 35 miles – in Israeli airspace before being shot down by the Israel Air Force. It entered Israel from over the Mediterranean Sea to the West and briefly flew over the Gaza Strip.

The Israel Defense Forces has maintained that it was tracking the drone throughout the course of its flight, coordinating with both aerial and ground forces. Fighter jets were dispatched from the Ramon air force base in the Negev; the jets eventually shot down the drone over an unpopulated forest area.

IDF Spokesperson Yoav Mordechai stated, “The aircraft was identified before entering Israeli airspace and was under constant tracking.”

The IDF is reportedly examining the drone.

Questions have been raised by the Israeli media as to why the drone was not shot down before it flew into Israeli airspace for more than 30 miles over civilian zones in the southern Israeli Negev desert.

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KEYWORDS: drone; drones; globaljihad; hezbollah; iran; islamicjihad; israel; jihad; nucleariran
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3rd Presidential debate on foreign policy and national securty.



Bob Schieffer: " President Obama in light of the news of Iran trying to develop nuclear capability and the ability to launch a nuclear weapons towards Israel, how are you and your administration going to halt Iran's nuclear program ?


Obama : " umm, I am glad you asked that question Bob. "

Obama : " umm, Our administration has been working closely with the Iranian government " ...


DRONE DOWNED OVER ISRAEL TIED TO IRAN



21 posted on 10/07/2012 8:59:07 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Cindy

ping


22 posted on 10/07/2012 9:29:54 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

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Thank you for the ping One Loyal American.


23 posted on 10/08/2012 12:42:37 AM PDT by Cindy
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