Obama Has No Answer To Iran’s Firing On US Drone Over Persian Gulf

The November 1 intercept was the first time Tehran had fired at an unmanned American aircraft, in a stark reminder of how tensions between the United States and Iran...
Reuters/Reuters - A MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft in an undated photo. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force


This “incident” was purposely and willfully kept from the America people for a full week before the election and was not made public for a full 24 hours after the election. Obama can do nothing except by deceit, lies and cover-ups. And in typical Obama fashion, he refused to take action against his fellow Muslims. Just like at Fort Hood…just like in Benghazi…just like in Tunisia….

From Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iranian warplanes fired at an unarmed U.S. drone in international airspace last week but did not hit the aircraft, the Pentagon said on Thursday, disclosing details of an unprecedented incident that triggered a formal warning to Tehran through diplomatic channels.


Reuters- A MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft in an undated photo. Credit U.S. Air Force

The November 1 intercept was the first time Tehran had fired at an unmanned American aircraft, in a stark reminder of how tensions between the United States and Iran could escalate quickly into violence.

If Iran had hit the drone, as the Pentagon believes it was trying to do, it could have forced American retaliation – with the potential consequences that entails.

According to the timeline provided by the Pentagon, two Iranian SU-25 “Frogfoot” aircraft intercepted the American drone at about 4:50 a.m. EST (0850 GMT) as it conducted a routine, but classified, surveillance mission over Gulf waters about 16 nautical miles off the Iranian coast.

Pentagon spokesman George Little said the aircraft fired multiple rounds at the Predator drone and followed it for at least several miles as it moved farther away from Iranian airspace.

“We believe that they fired at least twice and made at least two passes,” he said.

International airspace begins after 12 nautical miles and Little said the drone at no point entered Iranian airspace. Last year, a crashed CIA drone was recovered inside Iran.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was quickly notified of the incident, as were members of Congress and the White House, Little added. The United States also sent Iran a warning through diplomatic channels, saying it would defend its military assets and would keep sending aircraft on such surveillance operations.

“There is absolutely no precedence for this,” Little said. “This is the first time that a (drone) has been fired upon to our knowledge by Iranian aircraft.”

Many questions about the incident remain, including why Iranian warplanes could not manage – if they wanted – to shoot down an unarmed drone, which lacks advanced capabilities to outmaneuver them.

Asked whether the Iranian aircraft were simply firing warning shots, Little said: “Our working assumption is that they fired to take it down. You’ll have to ask the Iranians why they engaged in this action.” There was no immediate comment by Iranian officials.


President Barack Obama has resisted calls from inside the United States and Israel for military action against Iran, focusing instead on crushing rounds of sanctions, which were tightened again on Thursday.

The United States imposed sanctions on Iran’s communications minister and the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance for jamming international satellite broadcasts to Iran and censoring and closing newspapers and detaining journalists.

The sanctions are part of broader efforts to isolate Tehran, which denies U.S. accusations that it seeks to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of its civilian atomic program. In an effort to drive Iran to compromise, the United States and the European Union have gone for the jugular – Iran’s oil exports – over the past year.

The United States and Israel, which regards a nuclear-armed Iran as a threat to its existence, have also hinted at the possibility of military strikes on Iran as a last resort.

Obama has said the United States will “do what we must” to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and has repeatedly said that all options are on the table – code for the possibility of using force. source – Yahoo News



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November 9, 2012 5:32 am

Barack “Hussein” Obama said it all when he stated and vowed, “America is not, and ever shall be, at war with Islam.”.


November 9, 2012 6:09 am

If the Rebublicans knew about it why didn they tell Romney and why did they wait until the voting was over… do we have any good Rebublican in congress at all are are they all communist..

November 9, 2012 8:08 pm

YES!! bsfurg,
Why are we just now finding out about this AFTER the election?
All of this is completely out of our hands…The NWO’s are totally controlling this mess.

November 9, 2012 6:18 am

Answer to bsfurg:
I can’t think of any good congressman period.

I do think that all drones should be free targets to anyone, including American Citizens.

look up
November 9, 2012 7:07 am


November 9, 2012 7:53 am

My take is, Obama will keep this on the down low. Why? He doesn’t want the US to be drawn into another war. At least Iran missed the drones. Iran is provocative, to make the US or Israel attack first, to justify their position. It’s chess.


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November 9, 2012 3:26 pm

Or, this could be a false flag event to justify a war! Who knows with this Admistration?

November 9, 2012 4:48 pm

We have been deceived into believing Iran is bad and that we must kill them all because they do not share our Christian faith. All people are God’s people and all should be judged and treated fairly, regardless of their religious faith.
This is likely another blatant lie against Iran to justify even tougher sanctions and eventual WWIII, maybe sooner than later. The sanctions against them already are an “act of war” under international guidelines and are unwarranted and criminal.
It is ludicrous to think that Iran tried to shoot down one of our drones and “missed”. They have a very proficient Airforce with up to date weaponry, just slightly behind the super powers of the world. What they DON’T have are nuclear weapons, nor are they trying to build them, although if they were, they have just as much right as anyone else. Who are WE to say who can and can’t have nuclear weapons, WE who continuously start illegal wars all over the world? Iran has never started a war with anyone.
I agree with most of the stories here and I like the way they are written, but God warns us about being deceived and this is the great deception… Read more »

November 9, 2012 6:45 pm

The posts here show an absolute lack of understanding! Our aircraft was fired on over international water! Iran is trying to provoke a war! How is that NOT getting through to you? Any other president would have done what a colonel suggested this morning: send another drone to the same area, but this time, have a couple of our war planes in the area. If fired upon, give their pilots swimming lessons (they are obviously poor shots!). It would cost us a couple of missile and some gas; it would cost them 2 jets, 2 parachutes, a rescue mission and a lot of pride. Maybe they’d shut up for a while. Maybe they’d smarten up. But of course, our Muslim president won’t fire on fellow Muslims! He’ll roll over and take it.
@Bill: there is so very much anger, distrust, and conspiracy theory in your post that you sound mentally disturbed. Iraq is over. You are feeling sorry for Iran, the poor, misunderstood state. Guess you haven’t heard Ahmarabidog ranting about Israel. Guess you don’t know that God wants you to pray for Israel. I’ll pray… Read more »