Skip to comments.Iran Nearly Finished Decoding U.S. Drone, Tehran Claims
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.
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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.
Just another huge blunder on Obama’s watch.
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!
Hopefully they get the full picture of me flipping them the bird.
“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.
...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 Obamas orders
I hope we included some special features when the software is accessed without the right codes.
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...
Now I know it's all
Well, they MAY be recovering data - but, decrypting that data might prove a challenge ...
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.
> Just another huge blunder on Obamas watch.
What better way to transfer top-secret technology without making the Moslem-in-Chief look like the traitor he is.
I am sure our dear leader will support the lawsuit by Iran !
If the Pentagon wasn’t encrypting the video feeds, what makes you think that they are encrypting the software?
"Scrubbed memory doesnt 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).
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.
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.
CAN WE TRADE THEM DRONES??!!!
Cuz we got one in D.C. that we’d cough up in a heart beat!
The Pubbies need to clobber Obama on this colossal fiasco from now until the election.
“Decoded”? What moron thinks that Iran doesn’t have a full set of service manuals?
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.....
hopefully it reads:
“be sure to drink your ovaltine”
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!
Who are those people?
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.
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.
Good. Check the info. Share it with others. I get the feeling there’s more than just standard code on it.
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.
“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...
Don't be surprised if it's a non-working version of the drone which has been loaded with all sorts of goodies.
It was the “Sky Streak” wasn’t it:
***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.
That would involve someone in the DOD making the (correct) keys available to Obama - which I doubt anyone would do.
Because I expect the software was written by a defense contractor who wanted to keep his proprietary information safe.
The Airanians prolly dialed the 800 number of the support center in Bangalore to get all the secrets.
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.
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...
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.
What a weak C-i-C.
0 thinks he is in a kindergarten class LOL.
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....