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Two Iranian fighters open fire on U.S. Predator(couldn't hit the broad side of a barn)
Daily Mail Online ^ | Nov 11, 2012 | James Nye

Posted on 11/08/2012 7:43:56 PM PST by VA Voter

It has been confirmed that Iranian jets opened fire on an unmanned U.S.drone last week raising fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression.

A Predator drone operating off the coast of Kuwait, in international waters, was fired upon by two Su-25 Iranian fighter planes said George Little, the Pentagon press secretary.

The incident occurred on November 1st at 4.15 a.m. eastern time and wasn't revealed publicly because the drone was on a classified mission.

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Can you imagine that they couldn't even hit a drone that does no evasive manuvers.
1 posted on 11/08/2012 7:44:02 PM PST by VA Voter
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To: VA Voter

Was anyone in the Predator hurt? /s


2 posted on 11/08/2012 7:47:50 PM PST by Ken522
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To: VA Voter

Love the headline! Gave me a good laugh on a day I needed one.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 7:49:01 PM PST by GoDuke
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To: VA Voter

That doesn’t make sense. Obama got elected to a second term and the Iranians still don’t like us? Guess we’ll just need to try harder to be nice. If we do that I just know they’ll start to like us more.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 7:51:12 PM PST by cdga5for4
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To: VA Voter
It has been confirmed that Iranian jets opened fire on an unmanned U.S.drone last week

Isn't the timing of the story interesting: after the election. I'm sure it was just an oversight -- not.

5 posted on 11/08/2012 7:51:58 PM PST by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: VA Voter

I just stole a word from you. Great way to spell it. LOL


6 posted on 11/08/2012 7:56:44 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Ken522
“Was anyone in the Predator hurt? /s”

President Obama ordered a immediate search and rescue effort to save the pilots.
“We leave no one behind” the President said.

7 posted on 11/08/2012 7:59:04 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: VA Voter

I guess they need to go back to the predator Obama let them “acquire” and take some more notes.

Good try though...he he he


9 posted on 11/08/2012 8:01:07 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: VA Voter
Maybe those two Iranian aces thought the drones exhaust might overcome them and decided to break off the engagement.
10 posted on 11/08/2012 8:02:07 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: VA Voter
John Batchelor told Larry Kudlow this evening that backchannel negotiations on the nuclear program have been underway with the Iranian regime for over a year. Obama is desparate to complete a deal with the ayatollahs so he can fly to Tehran ala Nixon to China.

Batchelor's sources told him that the deal and visit were to be consummated in February (for maximum effect before the election), but that talks stalled, and the recent provocations by Iran were intended as irritants to bring Valerie Jarrett back to the table. Yes, the half-Iranian socialist thugess, alumnus of the corrupt Daley Chicago gang, is negotiating away the security of the Middle East on our behalf.

12 posted on 11/08/2012 8:16:01 PM PST by TonyInOhio (I still believe America is worth fighting for.)
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To: VA Voter

the SU-25 is NOT a FIGHTER jet, any more than a 777 is a “fighter jet”.

This is like how journalists say EVERY rifle is an AK and every pistol is a GLOCK.

IDIOTS.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 8:16:01 PM PST by gaijin
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To: YHAOS

Maybe they wanted to ding it so they could recover it and acquire the technology


14 posted on 11/08/2012 8:19:52 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: VA Voter
Can you imagine that they couldn't even hit a drone that does no evasive manuvers(sic).

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EDUCATED GUESS ONLY:

Reasonably sure the drone has some form of radar detection & advisory system...
...that would advise the pilot and weps officer that the bird was being painted by threat radar--perhaps even with threat azimuth...

So the pilot could remotely fly the drone through at least some basic climbs/dives and directional changes....
....that would prolly be enough to really screw-up ol' Mockmood's missile alignment or machine-gun scope-dope...

Justa thought...

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My question would be...

Where were the US FA-18's that should have splashed these Iranians 0.7 seconds after their first missile came off the rail?

15 posted on 11/08/2012 8:21:13 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: ari-freedom; .45 Long Colt
.45 Long Colt has much the better idea, I think. Thanks, .45 Long Colt.

My post was removed for some reason. I have no idea why.

16 posted on 11/08/2012 8:29:02 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: VA Voter

Here is an idea. Maybe we will get into a shooting war with Iran, OK. And guess who will be the CIC?

If Rom had won they would say that Republicans are cowboys who start wars.

Now we can blame the apocalypses on O.

(Of course no one will probably be left to vote anyway.)


17 posted on 11/08/2012 8:42:30 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: VA Voter

Maybe they were just trying to scare it away.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 8:46:04 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: gaijin
Don't go talking sense... Then you're going to start questioning why the drone was in international waters. I would've expected it to be in international airspace but you know, that's just me. Maybe that's why they couldn't hit it, they weren't armed with ASW weapons?
19 posted on 11/08/2012 8:49:08 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I’m not sure I even believe this story about the drone.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 9:22:06 PM PST by virgil
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To: .45 Long Colt

Other than getting his info from wikipedia, I am wondering what is the stall speed of the SU 25 at the altitude it was at. And if the Predator had any anti missile technology onboard.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 9:24:05 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL
Other than getting his info from wikipedia, I am wondering what is the stall speed of the SU 25 at the altitude it was at.

The landing speed of SU-25 is about 160 mph, with fully deployed flaps. But a tank killer aircraft, such as SU-25, doesn't need to shoot at the drone. It is enough to pass near it, if the pilot is good enough. The drone probably will not survive the turbulence.

22 posted on 11/08/2012 9:38:12 PM PST by Greysard
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To: moder_ator

thanks for the title ‘adjustment’.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 4:00:57 AM PST by VA Voter
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To: VA Voter

Perhaps they really didn’t want to hit it. It was a provocation. Just like the Russian sub in our waters.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 4:07:49 AM PST by dforest
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