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


  • 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..

    • 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.

  • 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


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

  • 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 that will destroy us all. The evil powers of the world have propagated these lies about Iran and the Christians that help propagate them further are sinning. As Christians we have an obligation to seek truth in ALL matters and to make sure that we do not help spread rumors and lies, especially when they will have devastating and detrimental consequences. Journalists, especially Christian journalists have a code of ethics to follow that include reporting facts and making sure that they do not mislead their readers.
    The Bible says bless Israel and you will be blessed, curse Israel and you will be cursed, I can not find anywhere in the Bible where it says “Support Israel No Matter What”, even if they decide to kill a bunch of people based on lies. If we follow Israel into Iran because of these lies, we will surely be destroyed.
    Both the US and Israel know for sure that Iran does not have nor or they trying to build nuclear weapons. These leaders who are in the best position to know were quoted, this year, as saying such. http://fcnl.org/issues/iran/us_israeli_intelligence_officials_iran_is_not_pursuing_nuclear_weapons/
    Did non-nuclear armed Iran really threaten nuclear armed Israel? We keep hearing that Irans leaders keep threatening Israel but we tend to ignore it or think it is justified and perfectly alright for us and Israel to openly and constantly threaten Iran. I guess it is alright if we had good reason to make threats, which we don’t. The point is you can not justify killing people because of a threat, you must wait until the threatening party fires the first shot, until then it is merely a threat. These unbiased translators say that the translators working for the state department are twisting words in the Iranian language to project a threat. It appears that the Iranians are merely stating their religious belief that Israel will be wiped from the map but have not said that THEY will do it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad_and_Israel
    Have we forgotten already that our “supposedly” Christian Nation rallied behind the US Government in a war on Iraq, a war which was “declared” over after a few weeks of heavy bombing and killing but which is still in progress? Have we forgotten already that the the reasons used for this war in Iraq turned out to be FALSE? This wasn’t a mistake, our intelligence knew for a fact that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction as we had destroyed them, most of which we had supplied to them, during the Persian Gulf conflict during the Bush Sr administration.
    God wants us to support Israel, but up to what point? He also wants us to support and stand for Truth and Righteousness. So where do we draw the line? Let us not be deceived. Let us stand for Truth, Righteousness and God.

  • 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 for the Lord to open your eyes!

  • Bill, seems to me you’re the one who’s been lied to. Iran is led by a Islamic radical who wants to eliminate Israel and the US. He’s made that very clear to the UN and to the world. You need a reality check! He’ll do whatever it takes to complete his mission. Even lie about nukes. How naive can you be?

    As for WMD in Iraq… they have proven that Saddam move those out of Iraq 3 months before we attacked. You seem like you’re almost informed. Make sure you’re totally informed before you start spouting off about things you don’t know.

    We stand on Truth and Righteousness and if you’d do some indepth bible study you’d know who the Iranians descend from and you’d also know that they were/are the Persians. Who on many occasions started wars. You’ll also know that there is only one people God promised and purposed the land in the middle east for, and that’s Israel!

    Love you brother, but you have been very misled.

  • At Jody; you think Iraq is over because they tell you that, Iraq is not over and even if it was you can’t just sweep it under the table and back a new war based on lies. You obviously believe whatever the MSM says. I sound mentally disturbed but you think that Iran’s military is so incompetent that they can’t hit a drone that is just flying along not even trying to avoid being hit. You somehow think it is alright for us to rant and LIE about Iran but it justifies war if they rant about Israel. Most of what you believe they said about Israel is a lie and if you had taken the time to check my sources you would have seen that, but most people refuse to believe the truth even when it is put in front of them.
    Our Muslim “alleged” President is evil, just as some, but not all of the people of Iran and just like most of our leaders and most of Israels leaders, but you somehow think that we have a right to be evil. God does not want us to support lies and wars based on lies. The absolute lack of understanding is on your part. I understand how it happened and realize that only a few see the real truth. I have provided evidence that Iran is not trying to build nuclear weapons in my post above but you still somehow think that war is justified because of what Iran says about Israel. Free speech is a two way street, they have as much right to say what they want as we do whether it is true or not and words never justify violence or war.
    We are evil, we have killed countless millions of innocent people in illegal, unjustified wars all over the globe including our own men and women that don’t know the real reasons they are killing people and dying, but somehow like the majority, you think we are justified in whatever we do. Give me just one good reason why it is ok for us to deny Iran medical supplies and other necessaties critical to life.
    We have no right to meddle in the affairs of other countries, the US Constitution is clear on that, we have military in 150 countries right now, ALL illegal occupations, but you think we are right and everyone else is wrong. You think the rest of the world hates us because we think we are better than everyone else, the truth is they hate us because we are worse than everyone else, we are bullies that tell everyone else what they can and can’t do.
    I’ll pray for the Lord to open YOUR eyes, mine are wide open and it is frustrating that even the Christians are being deceived into following this evil path to destruction.

  • I am at war with Islam and Obama. For we do not wrestle with flesh and blood but with Spiritual hosts of wickedness.Jesus Christ is My president, nobody else. Doesn’t Obama and everyone else know who he has been set up to be?
    Christ +Jeremiah 45 + Ezekiel 20:29 + Babylon + Nebuchadnezzar + Osama+ Mohammed= Spirit of all these Resurrected into Obama in Revelations 13 + Daniel 7,8 + New York and NJ as physical Babylon in Rev. 17,18= Daniel 9 to 12 + Joel + Malachi + Jude + Jeremiah 45 to 51 = Rev 14 to 21
    Obama has been set up! He was tricked into believing that if you spend and exploit millions of American’s money, conscience, health and wealth to show that you support the following, you too can be president. Gays, greed of banks and elite, anti-Christian nations countries and religions, illegal aliens, terrorists, self proclaimed Christians, enforcing all to believe with the power of your faith to be accepting of fear of idolatry of faith in disease, death, scientists, doctors and hospitals having more knowledge and power over the Power of Jesus Christ’s Blood and Spirit that is in and around us All. Now look what you are president of, King of Babylon. Before destruction, comes pride and great shall be its fall says the Lord your God, in Jesus Christ’s name. LET GOD’S WILL BE DONE AMEN!

  • Loren, I know that the leader of Iran would like to see the US and Israel destroyed, he has made that clear, but he has never said that he would do it, the interpretors twist his words, as I have shown and he has good reason to feel that way, look at the “radical” sanctions we have imposed on them, and for what, because the main stream media (MSM) has made everyone think that they have or are trying to develop nuclear weapons, and even you ignore the leaders of both the US and Israel who are in the best position to know all the facts when they say clearly that Iran has not even yet decided whether they will pursue nuclear weapons.
    Yes, I know that Iran used to be Persia and that the last war they started was in the late 1800’s, but since they have been Iran, the have NEVER started a war. How many wars has the US started since then? And you call Irans leaders radical?
    There is NO proof that Iraq moved WMD’s out of there 3 months or any other time before we attacked them, there is proof that we destroyed WMD’s during the Persian Gulf War during the Bush Sr. administration AND that many of them were provided to them by us, do your research, you can even find a video on You-Tube that clearly shows the weapons and where they came from before they blew up the bunkers containing them causing thousands of our troops to become sick after telling them that they didn’t need to wear gas masks.
    Now, for the sake of argument, let’s say that Irans leader did say that he would destroy the US and Israel, he has a right to say anything he wants and as long as he does not fire on us, we have no right to fire on them or sanction them. Let’s say that they are building nuclear weapons, they have as much right as anyone else to build them and have them, who are we to say who can and can’t have them? Who is more dangerous with nukes, a country that hasn’t started any wars since the 1800’s or a country that has started many unjustified wars in the last hundred years? It is us and Israel making all the direct threats, but it seems to be alright if we make threats, if anyone else makes threats to us all of a sudden it justifies war, that is exactly how bullies work, we Americans are evil bullies and the Bible tells us in Revelation we will be destroyed for it if we do not repent as a Nation. God did in fact make the Israelis his chosen people and give them that land, but he is angry with them because they have turned from him and unless they repent and turn back to him, he will destroy them (Isaiah 9: 13-19). Because they are his chosen ones, do you think that God will let them have a free pass to do their own will instead of His will? Do you think they can kill people who have done nothing to them (other than “maybe” threatened them and call them liars) and God will smile on them and bless them?
    The Bible talks about the Christians being deceived into believing that evil is good and good is evil, it looks like you and many others are there now. I don’t say this to be mean, I say this because just maybe you will stop and take a look within yourself and see that it is not right to be so filled with hate for Iran (even if what they say is true) that in your mind we have a right to sanction them into slow death because of what they may or may not do, or the right to start WWIII by striking them because of what they may or may not do.
    This seems so simple to me, I really have a hard time understanding how intelligent Christians think that we are somehow justified to point our fingers at others and say “they are evil and need to be wiped out” but can not or will not see that it is us who are evil and the cause of all the turmoil around the world.
    God will not let us continue this way much longer, we are in the “End-Times” now, do not be deceived, stand for what is right even if you have to stand alone. God Bless us All.

    • Bill I don’t know if you are a Christian but if you are you know what Gods word says the Bible this has already been prophisies and you need to look at who are our enemies and what the beleave in Iran beleaves that they are to murder everyone who does not follow the Karran and beleave in their God Aliah because that is how the are rewarded by their God. We are as Christian to have Faith in Christ Jesus as our savior he is the only way to God

  • Loren, the point I’m trying to make here is this…God want’s us to stand for what is right always. Looking at this situation from a totally nuetral point of view, we have to realize that it is not alright to just start wiping out countries that have different religious beliefs. It sounds like you are saying that because their religion teaches them to kill people that don’t believe in it that it is alright for us to kill them first. It also sounds like that you are looking for any excuse destroy them as we have gone from they should be destroyed for supposedly shooting at a drone, supposedly having Nuclear weapons, supposedly making threats and now supposedly their religion tells them to kill us. Even if any and all of these things were true, as a Christian, you know that you can kill only in self defense. Therefor, you need to ask yourself this question, have you and the masses of others been indoctrinated into believing that we have a right to initiate war with Iran? Throughout the Bible it tells us to judge everyone, question everything and seek truth and righteousness and to not be deceived. I am saying that you and many others have unknowingly been deceived into believing we are justified to initiate war even as I have pointed out to you that Iranians have the same human rights as anyone else regardless of whether or not any of this stuff is true or not. Even as silly as some of these things are, like people actually believing that they tried to shoot down an unmanned drone and missed several times, that is just crazy, but even crazier is people thinking that this is enough to go ahead and start a war with them because after all, we believe all the other lies without question and if it were all true then we still have to wait for them to start it to be in the right. If we start it, we start WWIII and the US will be one of the first to be destroyed completely, and yes that is a fact. If they clearly start it, then Russia and China will likely stay out of it, because they too are looking at it from a nuetral point of view (believe it or not). If Israel is hellbent on attacking Iran, let them do it alone and we will see if God will protect them, if they are going against his will then he will let them be destroyed along with anyone that follows them, just as the Bible tells us. Now on the other hand, if Iran is hellbent on attacking Israel and they do, then we should protect Israel. Either one that starts it is in the wrong, no matter what the underlying circumstances. So ask yourself this, are you one of the many Christians the Bible speaks of when it says that we will be deceived into thinking right is wrong and wrong is right? Be careful and search deep within yourself for the answer because we are taught in the End-Times that many Christians will be deceived into turning their faith to the false Messiah, don’t be one of them.


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