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Iran state television displays 'downed U.S. surveillance drone'
Haaretz ^ | Published 18:28 08.12.11

Posted on 12/08/2011 3:05:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

WATCH: Revolutionary Guard top officer tells Fars news agency that military experts are 'well aware how precious the technological information of this drone is.'

Iran state television displays 'downed U.S. surveillance drone'

WATCH: Revolutionary Guard top officer tells Fars news agency that military experts are 'well aware how precious the technological information of this drone is.'

By Haaretz

Tags: Iran threat Iran

Iraninan state television displayed what it said was a downed U.S. surveillance drone on Thursday, days after U.S. officials expressed concern that Tehran would be able to glean information about a classified military program.

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U.S. drone - Iran TV - 8.12.2011

Iranian military officials inspecting what they say is a U.S. drone, Dec. 8, 2011.

Photo by: Iran TV

According to the semi-official Fars news agency, in the televised segment, commander of the Revolutionary Guard's Aerospace Forces Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that Iranian forces uncovered the aircraft as it was about "to infiltrate our country's airspace for spying missions."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drone; iran

1 posted on 12/08/2011 3:05:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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2 posted on 12/08/2011 3:06:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh no, that accessory panel is where the SAND SPIDERS are stowed...!

HEY: Why in hell would they show this? Wouldn’t they want to keep us in the dark about how MUCH they’d recovered?


3 posted on 12/08/2011 3:11:59 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Crude welds at wing root, no landing gear. Its a mockup


4 posted on 12/08/2011 3:12:47 PM PST by omega4179 (We can't wait!............. for the end of an error.....1-20-13)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Islamic Republic of Iran superior technology diverted and downed the CIA's most advanced stealth UAV.
5 posted on 12/08/2011 3:15:32 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This was unmanned?


6 posted on 12/08/2011 3:15:32 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well, this should shut the mouth of that smug Judith Miller.


7 posted on 12/08/2011 3:16:27 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: omega4179
Crude welds at wing root, no landing gear. Its a mockup So you are saying we are telling the world it is a ours, but a mockup?
8 posted on 12/08/2011 3:18:10 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: omega4179
Crude welds at wing root, no landing gear. Its a mockup

Crash damage maybe?

9 posted on 12/08/2011 3:18:13 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: gaijin

no because there were 3 plans to either get it back or blow it up and obama gave the order to do nothing because he did not want to cause a war with Iran.

Commando teams were ready to go and plans done but now lets just let them have our tech and hey who cares right I mean he gave our best ally the Uk nuclear submarine secrets away to the Russians and now look at how the relationship is.

This leader we have is a complete idiot and stupid and certainly an embarrassment.


10 posted on 12/08/2011 3:20:14 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Where’s that button for the self destruct????”


11 posted on 12/08/2011 3:22:48 PM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That “aircraft” shown by the Iranians has major differences from an RQ-170.

It’s a fake.


12 posted on 12/08/2011 3:23:50 PM PST by gandalftb (11th MEU, 2/4 Echo, TRAP Force)
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To: onyx

oh no what is the liberal hack saying now?


13 posted on 12/08/2011 3:24:41 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: All
Here an Islamic Republic technician chases CIA's low-flying, radar-evading stealth UAV and downs it.

(Images obtained through google, sources are in the link.)

14 posted on 12/08/2011 3:25:55 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

at .47 in the video you can see damage on front of the wing and why cover the landing gear or shots from behind ,but LOL that dolt pointing at things and the other dolt nodding


15 posted on 12/08/2011 3:27:04 PM PST by molson209
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To: manc
" ... obama gave the order to do nothing ... "

Please cite the reference

16 posted on 12/08/2011 3:39:27 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

On the news earlier,

He knew about this and plans were put into place, Jennifer Griffin who has a lot of respect reported this by sources in the Pentagon.

Teams were either to blow it up or try and take it but obama feared that if they went in then Iran would not be happy and obama thought it could cause a war with them thus they now can flaunt this system before us and have no fear from this country.


17 posted on 12/08/2011 4:00:28 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: All

FAKE!


18 posted on 12/08/2011 4:57:53 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

I thought the red white and blue flag with skulls
a nice touch though.


19 posted on 12/08/2011 5:01:17 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: chemicalman
“Where’s that button for the self destruct????”

That's what I asked myself too? It seems that the genius designers forgot about that little detail!

20 posted on 12/08/2011 5:08:41 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: eeriegeno; chemicalman

If you loose contact how do you trigger it?


21 posted on 12/08/2011 6:12:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: eeriegeno

It seems odd that the military would not have incorporated into the drone a fail-safe self destruct program and device that would trigger in the event of catastrophic failure or loss of control in or near hostile territory.

It would take about $100 worth of electronics and C4 to accomplish and the Iranians would now be combing 1,000 square miles for little pieces of it instead of holding a complete unit.

Of course there is always the possibility that the Iranians were somehow able to take control of the unit, fully or partially. That might explain why it appears to have sustained only minimal damaged upon coming to earth.


22 posted on 12/08/2011 6:29:29 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I was looking at the photo with the guards touching it thinking that.

Maybe Albubbadule will find out what the red button in the service compartment is for.

23 posted on 12/08/2011 8:39:56 PM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: manc

She said we would soon learn which side was doing the lying....(as though Iran was lying about having the drone in one piece), Obama hack that she is.


24 posted on 12/08/2011 9:15:21 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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