2nd Drone "event". Could this be a warm up for a drone strike?

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    Just aayin'.

    When stuff like this bubbles up to the light it generally means lots of activity. There's probably been lots of drones probing Iranian defenses.

    Or maybe not.

    :eusa_shifty:

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    Oh wait, none of you folks are going to say that I'm wrong?

    Surprising.
     
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    WE lost another drone?....
     
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    Wait, there is a second drone stike? You mean in addition to the one on the First?
     
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    One was shot at..

    Generally when this sort of stuff makes the press there means alot of spookie stuff is happening.

    I'm thinking a nuclear facility is going to experience an "accident" soon.
     
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    ... Just guessing...

    ... But maybe you'd get more responses on your thread if you included a link or something so people could figure out what the h*ll you're talking about?

    Because seriously, man -- we can't tell from your first post if a drone killed people or got blown up or what happened, or where it happened, or how or who or when!

    So, do you think you could be just a bit clearer?

    -- Paravani
     
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    God. A President has to be a cool man to sit through a debate and not say something like that is in the works when he is being hammered by some vague Mitt about how Mitt would do it better but without any specifics.
     
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    I wouldnt be surprised. I hope not though.
     
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    Drone shot down by Iran opens Pandora's box...
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    China Drone Threat Highlights New Global Arms Race
    February 21, 2013 - China's acknowledgment earlier this week that it considered using a drone strike on foreign soil to target a major Burmese drug trafficker wanted in the killings of 13 Chinese sailors highlights Beijing's increasing capacity in unmanned aerial warfare. It also foreshadows the dangers of a burgeoning global drone race.
     
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    One big difference with China's capabilities with drones, at least for now, is they have relatively little global reach. The range on drones can be misleading as they are slow to target so general sortie with lots of loiter.

    China can do things with drones in countries like Laos and Myanmar because they are right on their border, they aren't like the United States where a decision can be made to use drones over Mali and they'll be in the skies within days. The US has military bases all over the world and the power projection capabilities to create new forward base of operations to support drones very quickly in remote locations, this is somewhat unique among major world powers.

    Not saying this won't change someday with China, but right now China's drone threat is pretty limited to countries around its borders and nothing is going to happen overnight to alter that.
     

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