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Iran Nearly Finished Decoding U.S. Drone, Tehran Claims
AP via Fox News ^ | 12/12/2011 | AP

Posted on 12/12/2011 11:25:30 AM PST by Qbert

TEHRAN, IRAN –  Iranian experts are in the final stages of recovering data from the U.S. surveillance drone captured by the country's armed forces, state TV reported Monday.

Tehran has flaunted the drone's capture as a victory for Iran and a defeat for the United States in a complicated intelligence and technological battle.

Lawmaker Parviz Sorouri, who is on the parliament's national security and foreign policy committee, said Monday the extracted information will be used to file a lawsuit against the United States for the "invasion" by the unmanned aircraft.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drone; iran; rq170; uav
Iran is also claiming that Chinese and Russian experts were granted access to the drone.
1 posted on 12/12/2011 11:25:39 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert
I wonder how much China had to funnel into Obama 2012 campaign coffers to purchase a fully intact cutting edge drone, that just happened to land in perfect condition. I guess Obama has really be studying how to win reelection form the Clinton playbook.
2 posted on 12/12/2011 11:36:29 AM PST by apillar
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To: Qbert

Gosh, Obama has politely asked for the drone back. Hard to believe that Iran would keep it with Obama being so nice about it and all.


3 posted on 12/12/2011 11:37:30 AM PST by Stevenc131
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To: Qbert

Just another huge blunder on Obama’s watch.


4 posted on 12/12/2011 11:40:37 AM PST by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: Qbert

Scrubbed memory doesn’t take long to decode.

Obama is still an idiot for not having this destroyed before Iran got their hands on it!


5 posted on 12/12/2011 11:41:11 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Qbert

Hopefully they get the full picture of me flipping them the bird.


6 posted on 12/12/2011 11:44:18 AM PST by DonkeyBonker
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To: Stevenc131

“Gosh, Obama has politely asked for the drone back. Hard to believe that Iran would keep it with Obama being so nice about it and all.”

He has been more courteous to the Iranians than he has ever been to Republicans.


7 posted on 12/12/2011 11:44:47 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: G Larry

A hint:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2818540/posts

...Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported that apparently the Pentagon pleaded with Barrack Hussein Obama to give the order to do just that. The Pentagon initially wanted to send a special forces team to recover the drone. Obama shot down that suggestion. Then the Pentagon offered up plan B , blow it to kingdom come. Obama refused that too and now Iran and China have a brand spanking new fully functional top secret US RQ 170 Sentinel Drone.

The Drone was not recovered or destroyed specifically per Obama’s orders


8 posted on 12/12/2011 11:45:01 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: Qbert

I hope we included some special features when the software is accessed without the right codes.


9 posted on 12/12/2011 11:46:25 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: Qbert
I have often wondered what the US is going to do when a lunatic country gets a drone, and starts targeting US diplomats and military people in other countries.

It is not far fetched to think that there could be some hostile drones based somewhere in Mexico or Canada that could target Americans right here.

This captured drone just moves up the inevitable IMO...

10 posted on 12/12/2011 11:52:01 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Qbert
Iranian experts are in the final stages of recovering data from the U.S. surveillance drone captured by the country's armed forces

Now I know it's all


11 posted on 12/12/2011 11:52:33 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: McGruff

Well, they MAY be recovering data - but, decrypting that data might prove a challenge ...


12 posted on 12/12/2011 11:56:13 AM PST by In Maryland ("Truth? We don't need no stinkin' truth!" - Official Motto of the Main Stream Media)
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To: Qbert

If Iran had the ability to detect and knock these things down, they would have by now. So this event is not that significant. They had a drone fall into their lap.

It’s not like we are in a drone race with Iran, or there is a drone gap. We would swat one of theirs down wandering over say, Boston; if a few minutes.

So the risk for us would be for them to re-purpose some technology. Not sure what that would be, but I’m thinking tha Iranian air superiorty is not one of the purposes.


13 posted on 12/12/2011 11:59:44 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: larryleo

> Just another huge blunder on Obama’s watch.

Blunder?

Not hardly.

What better way to transfer top-secret technology without making the Moslem-in-Chief look like the traitor he is.


14 posted on 12/12/2011 12:00:58 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: Qbert

I am sure our dear leader will support the lawsuit by Iran !


15 posted on 12/12/2011 12:01:02 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: In Maryland

If the Pentagon wasn’t encrypting the video feeds, what makes you think that they are encrypting the software?


16 posted on 12/12/2011 12:07:47 PM PST by Bob Buchholz
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To: G Larry

"Scrubbed memory doesn’t take long to decode."

The problem is, even if it's all wiped, the Iranians are stating that they will bring a "lawsuit" based on the supposedly "extracted information" obtained from the drone.

Whatever secrets, if any, the Chinese and Russians may have been able to obtain would obviously be a huge blow to us. But even if the Iranians are bluffing and couldn't get anything, they would likely make things up- and we would be in a position of having to deny (because it wasn't true), but not be in a position to address anything specifically (because we wouldn't want to give away anything, obviously).

I have no idea what this "lawsuit" is that they're planning, or how it would work- but it seems like that could be the game that Iran is planning (especially to get sympathy from other anti-US regimes).

17 posted on 12/12/2011 12:09:37 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Westbrook

Yes, this was no accident.
If you all remember, there was software hacking into the drone programs flight controls within the last few months.
This was brought all the way up to the level of the state department security briefings, and concerns about the safety and integrity of the system was brought to Obama’s attention. It was suggested by the drone program to halt flights until this was corrected and cleaned out completely.
Obama rejected that notion and asked them to carry on with the drone flights as per usual. Apparently he didnt want to take the political hit that having his drone program grounded for a bit would cause.
Thats one rationale. The other of course is that this was an orchestrated offering.
Regardless, this traitor had several opportunities to not allow this to happen included the rejection of the orders to destroy it.
He has impeachment offenses nearly every day of the week.
He has traitor offenses probably just as often.


18 posted on 12/12/2011 12:10:30 PM PST by schwingdoc
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To: Qbert
Iran's panel of experts:
19 posted on 12/12/2011 12:12:09 PM PST by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: cicero2k

I am praying that it did not simply fall into their laps, but was placed like that huge wooden horse, within their reach.
Instead of hidden troops a small virus might await them.


20 posted on 12/12/2011 12:14:15 PM PST by pennboricua
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To: Qbert

CAN WE TRADE THEM DRONES??!!!

Cuz we got one in D.C. that we’d cough up in a heart beat!


21 posted on 12/12/2011 12:16:16 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Qbert

The Pubbies need to clobber Obama on this colossal fiasco from now until the election.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 12:16:54 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Qbert

“Decoded”? What moron thinks that Iran doesn’t have a full set of service manuals?


23 posted on 12/12/2011 12:19:18 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: Qbert

what they mean is:
Red goes to positive
Black goes to negative
Green must be the ground.
The iranians couldn’t decode anything if you gave them your Capn’ Crunch decoder ring.
The russians and chinese on eht other hand.....


24 posted on 12/12/2011 12:22:05 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Qbert

hopefully it reads:

“be sure to drink your ovaltine”


25 posted on 12/12/2011 12:23:33 PM PST by tm61 (somewhere in chicago, a ward is missing it's crook)
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To: Qbert
obama gave the drone to them... there is no doubt in my mind... and panetta has destroyed our CIA and is now destroying the Military.

LLS

26 posted on 12/12/2011 12:23:53 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: GOPJ

Sending SOF to recover it was stooped idea on Pentagon’s part. we dont need the drone? it costs $18Mil thats much less than the cost of putting lives of Highly Trained Operatives on the line to recover it. The only option was to destroy it from the air,and deny everything.

Waiting for congressional investigation of why Obama didn’t let them do it. If this is not Treason I don’t know what is!


27 posted on 12/12/2011 12:33:43 PM PST by alex2011
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To: Nachoman

Who are those people?


28 posted on 12/12/2011 12:35:22 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: listenhillary

Betcha they still don’t have a current McAfee update after the last “software” situation these Magic Carpet riders got into.

Seriously though, it is certainly not beyond beleif that the Indo-Kenyan muslim in the Whiteyhut gave them the full monty.


29 posted on 12/12/2011 12:39:26 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: GOPJ

BS from the pentagon, the destruction should have been automatic and should have taken place within flight time for an armed drone. No authorization should have been required.


30 posted on 12/12/2011 12:47:38 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: Qbert
Photobucket It was a gift....
31 posted on 12/12/2011 12:48:21 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Qbert

Good. Check the info. Share it with others. I get the feeling there’s more than just standard code on it.


32 posted on 12/12/2011 12:50:56 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: G Larry
idiot yes but in this case, the fact that the drone was not destroyed initially and then Obozo refused to do anything to recover or destroy the drone, he has committed treason against the US and yet he sits in the White House as Congress looks on.
33 posted on 12/12/2011 1:05:53 PM PST by drypowder
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To: pennboricua

That’s what I was thinking/hoping. The one thing I think we can all count on, we the public are not now, nor will we probably ever get the whole story behind this. Misinformation is one of the militaries bread and butter areas.


34 posted on 12/12/2011 1:06:33 PM PST by ScubieNuc
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To: In Maryland

“Well, they MAY be recovering data - but, decrypting that data might prove a challenge ...”

Not if they are given the crypto keys. After all, this drone just happened to “crash” without a single mark on it, obastard refused to let our military retake or destroy it, and obastard hates America. I wouldn’t put it past him to just hand over the keys...


35 posted on 12/12/2011 1:09:59 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: ScubieNuc
That’s what I was thinking/hoping. The one thing I think we can all count on, we the public are not now, nor will we probably ever get the whole story behind this. Misinformation is one of the militaries bread and butter areas.

Agree
36 posted on 12/12/2011 1:23:55 PM PST by uncbob
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To: Qbert
I wonder what all that code will do once it hits laptops, servers, PLCs etc.

Don't be surprised if it's a non-working version of the drone which has been loaded with all sorts of goodies.

37 posted on 12/12/2011 2:10:57 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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It was the “Sky Streak” wasn’t it:

http://www.usahobby.com/aircraft/toyplanes.php


38 posted on 12/12/2011 2:25:45 PM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: G Larry

***Obama is still an idiot for not having this destroyed before Iran got their hands on it!***

Reminds me of the NK capture of the USS PUEBLO, and I am livid!
It also causes me to ask if the “unnamed source” story of Panetta and Hillery bypassed Obama and Valerie Jarrett, and issued orders to kill Osama Bin Laden, might have some weight.


39 posted on 12/12/2011 2:32:37 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: piytar
"I wouldn’t put it past him to just hand over the keys...

That would involve someone in the DOD making the (correct) keys available to Obama - which I doubt anyone would do.

40 posted on 12/12/2011 2:34:09 PM PST by In Maryland ("Truth? We don't need no stinkin' truth!" - Official Motto of the Main Stream Media)
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To: Bob Buchholz
"If the Pentagon wasn’t encrypting the video feeds, what makes you think that they are encrypting the software?

Because I expect the software was written by a defense contractor who wanted to keep his proprietary information safe.

41 posted on 12/12/2011 2:36:27 PM PST by In Maryland ("Truth? We don't need no stinkin' truth!" - Official Motto of the Main Stream Media)
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To: Qbert

The Airanians prolly dialed the 800 number of the support center in Bangalore to get all the secrets.


42 posted on 12/12/2011 2:38:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: fishtank
Who are those people?

Brad Meltzer and his team of researchers. Their show on the History Channel "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" investigates popular conspiracy theories. I don't know how much fact content is there, but I find it entertaining.

43 posted on 12/12/2011 4:52:26 PM PST by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: org.whodat

The President was probably routinely notified when the drone went missing... I doubt folks at the Pentagon though Obama would make the call he made - but he IS President - and Commander in Chief...


44 posted on 12/12/2011 6:59:58 PM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: GOPJ

Just an innocent mistake, after all he has in important holiday vacation to make happen, no one here should blame him fo this, he is only human.

Besides Glen Beck is fat and he cries too much.

To continue to promote the idea that any of the things happening to our country is the work of one man or one party will be fatal to the republic.


45 posted on 12/12/2011 8:17:23 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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To: Stevenc131

What a weak C-i-C.
0 thinks he is in a kindergarten class LOL.


46 posted on 12/12/2011 11:23:55 PM PST by indpndtguy
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To: Qbert

If Bush was in Office right now the Media and the Democrats would be blaming him for this day after day.

What do we have now, crickets....


47 posted on 12/12/2011 11:34:46 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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