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Give us our drone back Kenyan chap sez. Press TV [Copy link] 中文

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Obama: Give us our drone back
Mon Dec 12, 2011


US President Barack Obama
Following days of silence on the American spy drone captured and unveiled by Iranian armed forces, US President Barack Obama says Washington has asked Tehran to return the US reconnaissance drone.


“We've asked for it back. We'll see how the Iranians respond,” Obama said in a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday.

The plea comes as the US and CIA refused to adopt an official position after Iran aired footage of the captured unmanned aerial vehicle on December 8.

The US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft was brought down with minimal damage by the Iranian Army's electronic warfare unit on Sunday, December 4, 2011, when flying over the northeastern Iran city of Kashmar, some 225 kilometers (140 miles) away from the Afghan border.

On December 6, two US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to CNN that the drone was part of a CIA reconnaissance mission, involving the US intelligence community stationed in Afghanistan.

They claimed the reconnaissance capability of the RQ-170 Sentinel drone enabled it to gather information from inside Iran by flying along Afghanistan's border with the Islamic Republic.

The RQ-170 is an unmanned stealth aircraft designed and developed by the Lockheed Martin Company.

Iran has announced that it intends to carry out reverse engineering on the aircraft, which is similar in design to a US Air Force B2 stealth bomber.

Tehran says that the US drone spy mission was a “hostile act,” adding that it will lodge a complaint with the United Nations over the violation of its air sovereignty by the intelligence gathering aircraft.

Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei on December 8 called on the world body to condemn US aggressive moves against the Islamic Republic with respect to the reconnaissance drone that violated the Iranian airspace.

He made the plea in a letter sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz a-Nasser, and Vitaly Churkin, Russia's UN ambassador who holds the rotating Security Council presidency for December.

Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Swiss ambassador, who represents US interests in the country, and the Afghan ambassador to condemn the US violation of Iranian airspace.

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Post time 2011-12-13 10:28:20 |Display all floors
Knock knock...
"Oh Hello, I was with your wife while you were at work. I think I left my wallet. Can I have it back?"
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2011-12-13 14:16:10 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2011-12-13 10:28
Knock knock...
"Oh Hello, I was with your wife while you were at work. I think I left my wallet. Can ...


Et tu, Brute?*  

You too, Brutus?




is a phrase often used poetically to represent the last words of Roman dictator Julius Caesar to his friend Marcus Brutus at the moment of his murder by stabbing.
It is believed that On March 15 (the Ides of March), Caesar was attacked by a group of senators, including Marcus Junius Brutus, Caesar's close/dear friend. Caesar initially resisted his attackers, but when he saw Brutus, he supposedly spoke those words and resigned himself to his fate.

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Post time 2011-12-13 14:27:39 |Display all floors
Whether you or I agree or disagree with the spy drone and it's mission
it's just too ridiculous for one country to send a spy plane over another country
and then ask for it back.  {:soso_e151:}
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Post time 2011-12-13 14:28:47 |Display all floors
This post was edited by SMITHI at 2011-12-13 14:31
robert237 Post time: 2011-12-13 14:27
Whether you or I agree or disagree with the spy drone and it's mission
it's just too ridiculous for  ...


We do agree on this one Robert.

It is beyond ridiculous , mind you class A war criminal Killary Clinton said today she don't expect Iran to return it.

I guess they know it too , but that is nature of insanity and madness in white house.

I don't think anybody is surprised by level of incompetence in house of morons upper chamber.

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Post time 2011-12-13 23:42:41 |Display all floors
Hell!  If Armadinajad agrees to the return of the drone, how are we Chinese going to keep the Darth Vader technology we gave the Iranians that downed the drone :lol from being copied/reverse engineered by the Americans??? I mean Americans are notorious for stripping competitor weapons down to the bare, i.e., the MiG-25 that was downed over Japan in 60's, then incorporate the then state of the art Soviet echnology into American products.  Yes, that's how America gets its technology -- via copying and re-engineering of USSR/Russian, German, French, Japanese (smarts) and soon via Chinese smarts ...     
Putin's a killer. This was the claim made by Fox News journalist; Bill O'Reilly during his recent interview with Donald Trump. Trump's reply came in the form of a simple question. What, you think our country's so innocent?

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Post time 2011-12-14 02:14:03 |Display all floors
Why do you call Obama the 'Kenyan chap'?


  
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