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Report: Iran says it can control the drone
CNN ^ | 12/13/11

Posted on 12/13/2011 5:18:06 AM PST by Libloather

Report: Iran says it can control the drone
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 5:29 AM EST, Tue December 13, 2011

(CNN) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday his country can "control" the U.S. drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought down, Venezuelan state TV reported.

"There are people here who can control this spy plane, surely we can analyze this plane too," Ahmadinejad told VTV. "The systems of Iran are as advanced as this system."

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States has asked Iran to return the drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought down in Iranian territory.

"We've asked for it back. We'll see how the Iranians respond," Obama said.

Will Iran share stealth tech with China? Ahmadinejad comments to VTV seemed to suggest that Iran did not have plans to return the aircraft.

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


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KEYWORDS: control; drone; iran; secret
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Iran Rejects U.S. Request for Return of Drone

Iran says Obama should apologise for downed drone

1 posted on 12/13/2011 5:18:10 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Isn’t that cute. Ironmydinnerjacket has an inferiority complex...


2 posted on 12/13/2011 5:21:12 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: WayneS

The drone should have self-destructed or been obliterated by a cluster-bomb — preferably when the Iranian recovery team was gathered around the wreck site. Instead Obama meekly asks for the drone’s return?! Lovely!


3 posted on 12/13/2011 5:29:08 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Tallguy

From the pics, the drone looked undamaged.

0bama delivered it to them, giftwrapped,

just as Clinton gave China the ability to drop a nuke anywhere in the world - an ability they didn’t have before.


4 posted on 12/13/2011 5:31:28 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Libloather

The Iranian talks big, but frankly, I think he’s short of know how. I mean, you just can’t expect a bunch of ignorant peons to understand a machine like some of our boys.


5 posted on 12/13/2011 5:32:05 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: Libloather
The more I hear the more I think.


6 posted on 12/13/2011 5:34:52 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: Libloather

Their drone looks fake.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 5:44:15 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: Libloather

Pushing it and making brrrm brrrm noises is not ‘control.’


8 posted on 12/13/2011 5:48:26 AM PST by B.Lyle
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To: Tallguy

This could have not come at a worse time for Obama.


9 posted on 12/13/2011 5:49:04 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: ILS21R

“Their” drone is ‘OUR’ drone.

You know.. The subject of this thread??!!


10 posted on 12/13/2011 5:50:41 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: ILS21R

Maybe we landed it there on purpose.....maybe it’s gathering data.....you never know.....


11 posted on 12/13/2011 5:51:10 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Bigh4u2

That thing is as phoney as a $3 dollar bill. They have never shown the underside of it. That’s the giveaway.


12 posted on 12/13/2011 5:56:08 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: Libloather

That’s becasue it came with an instruction booklet inside.


13 posted on 12/13/2011 6:01:09 AM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama)
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To: Libloather
Iran says it can control the drone.

As soon as they find the magic carpet and djinn inside.

14 posted on 12/13/2011 6:03:12 AM PST by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: Libloather
He can't even supply the fuel for it.... Bull!
15 posted on 12/13/2011 6:03:36 AM PST by halfright ("Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". -TJefferson)
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To: Libloather
And now, Ahmadinejad is calling for an apology, rubbing the whole issue in Obama's face.

Thanks for making America look foolish and weak, Barack.

The best that could be said is that he's an incompetent wuss. The worst is that he is taking active measures to ensure that our self-identified enemies obtain our military technology.

16 posted on 12/13/2011 6:04:07 AM PST by Washi
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To: Libloather

A reparation for bunker-busting their nuke lab.


17 posted on 12/13/2011 6:06:07 AM PST by Spruce (I will never vote for Mitt Romney. And nothing will change that.)
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To: Washi

At least they’re just holding a piece of equipment “hostage” and not a bunch of embassy employees like in Barky’s mentor’s time.


18 posted on 12/13/2011 6:06:45 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ILS21R
Their drone looks fake

If it were fake, why would Obama be asking, "pretty please", to get it back?

19 posted on 12/13/2011 6:08:15 AM PST by Washi
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To: Libloather

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States has asked Iran to return the drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought down in Iranian territory.

“We’ve asked for it back. We’ll see how the Iranians respond,” Obama said.
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Is he really this stupid?

I can tell you how they will respond half wit.


20 posted on 12/13/2011 6:08:41 AM PST by Venturer
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To: OSHA

They brought it down didn’t they?


21 posted on 12/13/2011 6:10:24 AM PST by Venturer
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To: MrB

The next phase of Fast and Furious?


22 posted on 12/13/2011 6:12:07 AM PST by Thidwick
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To: Libloather
I hear that Samir Nagheenanajar is the head of Iranian tech support so I don't think the drone is going to be flying in anytime soon.
23 posted on 12/13/2011 6:12:24 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Tallguy

This is just too absurd and the final icing on the cake for me. The “O” man HAD to have placed the drone on their doorstep in the middle of the night like Santa Claus. One thing after another, Mr. Obama has crippled our National and Foreign agenda. It has all been just too surreal, too incredibly back wards and damaging at every step. I think now, more than ever, that “our” POTUS is the most successful one man sleeper cell the enemy has ever planted in our country, from his very conception...which was where again?


24 posted on 12/13/2011 6:15:49 AM PST by Rainwave (Growing more curmudgeony by the hour)
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To: Libloather

“We’ve asked for it back. We’ll see how the Iranians respond,” Obama said.”

A clever ploy to get Iranians to die laughing.


25 posted on 12/13/2011 6:16:43 AM PST by Hacklehead (Lets stop bashing Republican candidates and get back to bashing OBAMA.)
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To: Venturer

How do they say “NUTZ” in farzy?


26 posted on 12/13/2011 6:17:06 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: Tallguy
Norton Anti virus has detected a Trojan/Hijack virus and will now execute detonation.exe which will automatically triger file vaporization/drone/exe.
27 posted on 12/13/2011 6:18:02 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: Washi
If it were fake, why would Obama be asking, "pretty please", to get it back?

Obama's options:

1. Call it a fake and lose any opportunity to act on this charade in the future.

2. Tell Iran to keep it.

3. Ask for it back.

28 posted on 12/13/2011 6:19:33 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: ILS21R

It’s OURS...

Whether you want to believe it or not.

OUR Government ADMITTED that it is OUR DRONE.


29 posted on 12/13/2011 6:22:09 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Tallguy
The drone should have self-destructed or been obliterated by a cluster-bomb — preferably when the Iranian recovery team was gathered around the wreck site. Instead Obama meekly asks for the drone’s return?! Lovely!

If the drone had "self destructed" the Iranians would have taken the cadaver of a two year old killed in a traffic accident and photographed it among the wreckage. I cannot believe that anyone in the U.S. military would ever have conceived of building a drone like this without assuming that some of them would fall into unfriendly hands. I cannot believe that the response to the loss was improvised by the U.S. military. They must have been fully prepared for this eventuality and accepted it as one of the costs or risks of such an operation.

Going all hellfire and sending in troops and warplanes after a pilotless drone negates the value of a pilotless drone.

Rigging the thing to self destruct is a two edged sword. Besides the cost and weight associated with the self destruct mechanisms, you have the problem of handling and maintenance, plus inadvertent and unnecessary losses associated with false alarms. While the current situation is far from ideal, I think it is about the best we can hope for and actually shows our advantages.

30 posted on 12/13/2011 6:29:07 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Libloather
"The systems of Iran are as advanced as this system."

ROTFLMAO! (tears streaming from eyes...)


31 posted on 12/13/2011 6:35:14 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Libloather
President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States has asked Iran to return the drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought down in Iranian territory.

How many hours was it before the Iranians stopped laughing?

32 posted on 12/13/2011 6:36:59 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Bigh4u2

Finders keepers, losers weepers.


33 posted on 12/13/2011 6:38:15 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I agree whole heartedly “Lonesome” and I just cant believe with all of our technology and computer knowledge, you’d think they could have come up with a 1960’s version of “Mission Impossibles “ melting self destruct cassette tape decks, pens, radios? or whatever. Whereby no one is killed except maybe the idiots picking the drone up and getting goo all over their hands. I was in Naval Intelligence 30 years ago and some technologies we we had then did not become public until a good twenty years later...makes me wonder...I’m so perplexed about all of this.


34 posted on 12/13/2011 6:44:46 AM PST by Rainwave (Growing more curmudgeony by the hour)
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To: Libloather

“Report: Iran says it can control the drone”

Well... I don’t know if that’s true, but Shift/F7 starts the engine and Cntl/Alt/”{” makes it bank left.


35 posted on 12/13/2011 6:54:13 AM PST by Mashood
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To: Bigh4u2
OUR Government ADMITTED that it is OUR DRONE.

Did you hear that? That was me smacking my forehead with my hand.

36 posted on 12/13/2011 6:55:22 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: Libloather

Wouldn’t this be fun:

U.S. spymasters have set the drone landing up as a Trojan Horse. When the Iranians try to download data from the onboard computer system, a major virus is set free to destroy Iranian military computers, causing the shutdown of nuclear capabilities.

Just a thought....


37 posted on 12/13/2011 6:59:40 AM PST by Birdland
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To: Birdland
Just a thought.... But not a very good one. You've been watching too much TV.
38 posted on 12/13/2011 7:07:01 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: ILS21R

“Their drone looks fake.”

It’s the wrong color in every picture I’ve seen, it’s tan and should be shades of gray. Something is weird with the whole situation.


39 posted on 12/13/2011 7:14:50 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: ILS21R

“Their drone looks fake.”

It’s the wrong color in every picture I’ve seen, it’s tan and should be shades of gray. Something is weird with the whole situation.


40 posted on 12/13/2011 7:15:04 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: MrB

The alternative to a drone.

41 posted on 12/13/2011 7:20:14 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: ILS21R

“That was me smacking my forehead with my hand.”

At least it’s a step in the right direction..


42 posted on 12/13/2011 7:22:11 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: dynoman

They’ve never shown the bottom of it. It’s hidden by ridiculous tarps. If I was the bad guy, I’d show every square inch of it. Even if the bottom was damaged, I’d still show it.

Somebody is trying to dupe us.


43 posted on 12/13/2011 7:22:29 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: ILS21R
I thought it looked tan, it looks white in some pictures;




Here's what the RQ-170 looks like in US colors;



44 posted on 12/13/2011 7:26:47 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Tallguy

An official request was made for its return.

That request was refused.

Now America should simply take it back. However necessary. It was attacked, if this is war, then it is war. This is rapidly becoming another Iran hostage situation.

Obama is Carter. All over again.


45 posted on 12/13/2011 7:26:51 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Libloather
Ahhh, if I had any photoshop skills, I'd graft Obama's head onto the scene from the movie "Oliver," when Oliver Twist went back for seconds of breakfast gruel, asking, "Please Sir, may I have my drone back?"

Our bowing president took it to a new low, appearing to grovel before Iran, begging for them to return the drone.

Mark

46 posted on 12/13/2011 7:28:23 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Rainwave
I believe that it is tamper proof, or at least tamper resistant. Military GPS receivers have keys that are good for one year. If compromised, if they fall into hostile hands, the hardware is useful, but you “cannot” recover the key from the hardware, or so we assume. I “assume” that this thing is pretty tamper resistant and of relatively low value to someone who does not have the cypher keys. If the Iranians can control it, that indicates that they have our cypher keys, which is disturbing because the only way the could possibly have obtained the keys is by a spy in our operation. I was wondering what Airman Mohammad Pahlavi was doing in that closed chamber with all those CDROMs.
47 posted on 12/13/2011 7:29:57 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: ILS21R
Not only is the color wrong, the size is too. Note the size compared to the Iranian soldiers, then note the specs of the RQ-170;


48 posted on 12/13/2011 7:33:31 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: dynoman
Not only is the color wrong, the size is too. Note the size compared to the Iranian soldiers, then note the specs of the RQ-170;

Neither the color nor the size is off. You're mistaking weird color balance in a photo for color in an artist's rendition. The size in the scale drawing you provided is consistent with the Iranians in the photo who are not standing near the nose of the drone but closer to the camera.
49 posted on 12/13/2011 7:43:10 AM PST by aruanan
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Look at the height in this picture. Maybe it's not sitting on the landing gear but the height doesn't seem to match the specs.


50 posted on 12/13/2011 7:43:30 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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