Christmas came early this year for that scabby faced Holocaust denier gollum who heads the Persian Empire, courtesy of our terror warrior in chief, check this out:
Ummmm, obviously this will need confirmation but wasn’t the original story that the errant drone kinda got lost on it’s own, strayed from it’s course and just wandered off? This implies that the drone was intentionally sent into Iranian airspace to sniff out the air and spy on their nuclear reactor progress, which, if true, makes our idiocy even louder. Send in a drone to spy on an avowed enemy, knowing that the drone will on it’s own land intact outside of radio control, brilliant.
All that other stuff about Obama nixing all the attempts to retrieve what experts have described as a veritable treasure trove of military technology, far advanced and highly prized by our other enemies, now we see that he has reverted back to that wavering equivocating bumpkin we saw with the Maersk Alabama/Capt. Richard Phillips rescue attempt from those sea pirates, that, and the interminable delay going after OBL.
Upsetting the Iranians (how could they get more upset with us?, giving the OK for the Jews to bomb their nuclear reactors, like that is going to happen), or retrieving valuable military technology that would be very damaging to national security if it was compromised, seems like a no brainer to me:
“With early knowledge that the aircraft had likely remained intact, the senior U.S. official also told Fox News that President Obama was presented with three separate options for retrieving or destroying the drone. The president ultimately decided not to proceed with any of the plans because it could have been seen as an act of war, the official told Fox News.”
“Among the options the U.S. considered were sending in a special-ops team to retrieve the drone; sending in a team to blow up the aircraft; and launching an airstrike to destroy it.”
Which indicates that there was some sort of homing device on the drone and that they knew exactly where it had landed.
Some mitigating circumstances that could bolster the president’s decision; if the location of the downed drone was so precarious as to put any rescue attempt in specific harms way or any attempt at an air strike was ruled out because of close proximity to civilians or an Iranian air base where an air conflict was likely to have taken place.
This sure does sound reminiscent of the Gary Powers incident. Nobody likes being spied on, but this incident might have been fixed.