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Navy: No US drones
missing after Iran claim

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Drive, 12/4/2012 1:40:32 PM

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran claimed Tuesday it had captured a US drone after it entered Iranian airspace over the Persian Gulf— even showing an image of a purportedly downed craft on state TV — but the US Navy said all its unmanned aircraft in the region were "fully accounted for." The conflicting accounts still leave the possibility that the drone claimed by Iran, a Boeing-designed ScanEagle, could have been plucked from the sea in the past and unveiled for maximum effect following escalating tensions over US surveillance missions in the Gulf.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/4/2012 1:45:13 PM     (No. 9048200)

Why don´t they just ask Obama for one - I´m sure he´d oblige.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 12/4/2012 1:55:45 PM     (No. 9048226)

Yep. The Theatre Commander phoned D.C., and got confirmation that the usual number of bureaucrats were in their cubicles there.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 12/4/2012 2:09:43 PM     (No. 9048249)

Perhaps semantics on the part of the Navy, or perhaps another armed force, CIA, one of Iran´s neighbors was operating the drone. No matter, if a ScanEagle has been lost, there´s little to worry about.

A neat fact about ScanEagle is it was initially developed as a private venture for commercial fishing operations in order to scout ahead for weather and where the fish are.

Again, ScanEagle is very useful, but there´s very little, if anything compromised by one´s loss.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dman, 12/4/2012 2:42:41 PM     (No. 9048304)

Uh-huh.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Libertygal, 12/4/2012 3:15:30 PM     (No. 9048361)

And there was no attack on 9/11, it was just overzealous demonstrators angry about a video.

Iran has pictures, by the way.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: ebuilder, 12/4/2012 6:40:20 PM     (No. 9048698)

It is in perfect shape, the Iranians have it, it can carry an EMP, and it´s also not missing. This information will be erased from your outraged conscience in ....

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