US drone shot down over Iran nuke site

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    Reports: US drone shot down over Iran nuke site - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - Iran - msnbc.com

    Lawmaker claims unmanned spy plane was gathering information about the plant


    A U.S. drone was shot down while flying over a nuclear facility in Iran, according to reports in the Iranian media.

    Iran's Fars news agency reported that lawmaker Ali Aqazadeh Dafsari, a member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, had confirmed the unmanned spy plane was flying near the Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in Qom province when it was brought down by Revolutionary Guard soldiers.

    Dafsari told Fars that the drone was trying to gather information about the nuclear facility for the CIA. Not that I doubt it. But how would he know?

    Fars also said Iranian military officials had claimed to have shot down "several enemy drones" in January.

    "We have experienced similar incidents many times in the past and there have even been drones belonging to the occupying Zionist regime (Israel), the United States and Britain which have been shot down in the Persian Gulf during the past 7 years," Fars quoted a senior military official as saying at the time.




    This is a little disapointing. If it was there from the CIA. Why? What ever happened to using spies?

    And don't our drones use stealth tech?
     
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    The answer the US should give is "What drone?"
     
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    1) Who believes the Iranians??
    2) If it is somehow true... we lose a drone, they should lose an air force base... just sayin'
     
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    From what I understand, the drones are equiped with self destruct technology that is activated once there is either an unintentional lost of "lift" or "engine"...and this technology eliminates all indications of origin...and of course destroys all technology.

    To identify it as a US drone is propoganda...and/or assumption.

    All they were able to recover were burnt pieces of balsa wood, burnt out circuit boards...... with no identifying markings.
     
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    they have the right to shoot down any unauthorized aircraft in their airspace....just as we do. No reason to antagonize them by reatilaiting for shooting down a spy plane.
    Besides...doing such will be us admitting that it was our spy drone...something I am sure we will not want to admit
     
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    An Irani air force base is of absolutely no threat to anyone.
     
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    Iranian tech.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTIoezhRS3g]‪Iran unveils 'Bavar 2' stealth flying boat with machine gun and camera - 28 Sept. 2010‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    They look fun, right? :lol:
     
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    No.

    But I don't think it's an act of war since it didn't carry weapons.
     

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