REPORT: Two Iranian fighter jets fired at US drone in international airspace last week


I would say this is an act of war, but with Obama in office it’s just more reason to cave to the Iranians:

FOX NEWS – Iran fired on an unarmed U.S. drone last week as it was hovering in international airspace, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

Spokesman George Little said the incident occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET. He said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting “routine surveillance” over the Persian Gulf when it was “intercepted” by Iran. He said the MQ1 Predator drone, which was not hit, was not in Iranian airspace.

Little said the U.S. government has protested to the Iranians. Asked about how the U.S. could respond, he said: “We have a wide range of options from diplomatic to military.”

Little stressed that the drone was flying 16 nautical miles off the coast of Kuwait in international waters, and never entered the 12-mile limit that would constitute Iranian territory.

Here’s more info from CNN (via FreeBeacon)

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  • tvlgds

    This spineless administration will do NOTHING and our enemies know it. This is just the beginning, folks.

    • BikerHoop

      Yup. He probably cried on Valerie Jarretts shoulder cuz he was so scared.

  • CowBell_Fever

    Yep, because you know in 0bama’s world “the drone acted stupidly”. God, please help us!

    • maynardb50

      Can’t we all just get along and have a cold beer together?

      • MiketheMarine

        I would refuse a beer with Maobama but O’Biden, on the other hand, seems drunk all the time and he’s pretty entertaining. I’d like to go drinking with Joe and make him drive. God only knows where we’d end up or how long it would take Joe to figure our where we were.

        • Conniption Fitz

          Joe Biden doesn’t know up from down, good from evil, truth from lie when he’s sober.

        • maynardb50

          That might turn out to be like riding with Ted Kennedy.

        • BikerHoop

          He’d have to figure out how to get in the car first.

  • WinMissouri

    No big deal. Stand down Obama, don’t have a hair trigger. Iran is coming around to our way of thinking. They are decades away from blowing up Israel with a nuke.

    • tvlgds

      What planet do you live on?

      • MiketheMarine

        He editted in his Sarcasm meter. He is on our planet.

        • tvlgds

          Ah ok- that wasn’t there when I posted my snotty reply.

          • lol

          • MiketheMarine

            Yep, I saw that he editted. I was just shooting for continuity. LOL

    • 3seven77

      Yep. Let’s all have tea and crumpets. Maybe Obama will offer the Ayitollah a hit off his bong just to make things mellow.

  • Rocco11

    It must be another youtube video, or at a minimum our fault.

  • Orangeone

    Hidden by Congress, the pResident and the press until after the election so it would show Barky Boy made peace with Iran. More lies. Hopefully when a drone is hit, it will fall on a blue state.

    • MiketheMarine

      Or a blue state’s governor’s mansion. LIke, maybe Maryland. In fact, clobber our legislature while they are in session. It is the only hope for us here in MD.

      • Avspatti

        New Jersey.

    • deeme

      You aren’t far off from this story ….

      This would explain why the seals were told to stand down and not help.
      It also explains why General Ham was relieved of duty by his subordinate

      with minutes of saying he was going in to give aid.

  • This reminds me…I need to get out of the Reserves now…I was hoping for a President Romney to come to be, but I cannot trust this “President” with anything (much less my life)…and I can be assured that when he does send me to deploy, it will be for the most ridiculous, most frivolous, most political reasons possible (only to blame me when HIS ORDERS go awry). No Thank You…

    • MiketheMarine

      Absolutely correct. And democrats tend to get us into the most bloody and pointless wars.

      • tvlgds

        And fighting for “freedom” in countries that don’t want it, while taking OUR freedoms away from us. Thousands of our brave warriors fighting and dying for NOTHING!

      • let us see:
        FDR: WWII Pointed.
        Truman: Korean war. Pointless?
        Kennedy: Bay of Pigs. Pointless.
        LBJ: Vietnam. Pointless.
        You are doing good so far.

        Reagan: Grenada, Lebanon, Libya. Pointless. Won’t mention proxy wars…
        GHW Bush: Panama: Pointless. Persian Gulf War: Pointed.
        Clinton: Somalia: ouch. Pointless. Yugoslavia: Pointed? ( Peacekeeping only )
        GW Bush: Iraq: Pointless. Afghanistan: Pointless.
        Obama: nothing new yet..

        So, you might be right, but the Republicans seem to be catching up lately.

        • MiketheMarine

          I am impressed with your research capability. Now, take that list and break down our casualty numbers for each and under which party’s administration and you will see what I mean. I argue that Iraq X 2 and A-Stan were both necessary but to give you an example of what I mean,

          Under W. our casualty rate was .25% of what it is under Maobama. Bloodier by a factor of 4.

          • Yep! It’s the ROEs I’m concerned about…Obama’s ROEs are freakin’ ridiculous, and are COMPLETELY RESPONSIBLE for a SIGNIFICANT percentage of the murders we’ve seen overseas…

            • MiketheMarine

              That’s right. If our warriors aren’t allowed to kill anyone, then what the hell are they doing there? They aren’t cops.

        • tvlgds

          I assure you Bay of Pigs was not pointless!

      • Orangeone

        I think it’s time for us to form the citizen defense force.

    • NoToTyrants

      One word: Somalia

    • BikerHoop

      My son just got home from the Navy yesterday. Got out because he doesn’t trust the current administration to do anything logical.

  • 911Infidel

    Just like Putin who sent one of his subs cruising off the US coast line because he percieves the weakness of the Obamination; the Mahdis in Tehran are playing the same game. The Mahdi-ists want wa,r plain and simple. War would ensure the return of their Mahdi. Or so they keep telling one another. “The Comming Is Near” is a recent Mahdi-ist film on the subject of the return of the Mahdi. These people are dead serious; while Obama dithers and plays word games with geopolitics. The crazies in Tehran are shouting “game on”, while Obama squeaks like a little mouse.

    By the way the SU-25 is no match for anything that we have.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Not in terms of our fighters but a guy in a Cessna 310 with an M-16 could catch and shoot down a Drone.

  • This country will not survive it’s corruption. We can survive anything but that.

  • MiketheMarine

    And, it’s likely that Valerie Jarrett is the Iranian Ambassador to the White HOuse. TReason

  • denbren52

    We are wide open for attack with this misadministration. Just a matter of time before something much worse than Benghazi happens.

  • Watchman74

    Why are we just learning about this one week later?

    • I hope that question was rhetorical.

    • Josh

      Umm…there was an election going on that had nothing to do with that. Obama is not involved in that war stuff. He is an Angel of Peace.

    • 3seven77

      The media was just trying to make sure this wasn’t “politicized”. You know, like they did with Fast and Furious and Benghazi.

  • Josh

    We need Obama to apologize that our drone didn’t fly into the Iranian bullets.

    • tvlgds

      Give him another few days.

  • Nukeman60

    Has the White House made the apology video yet?

    “Dear Mr. Ahmadinejad, please accept our deepest apology for flying our drone over legal airspace and causing you the loss of two very expensive missiles. Be advised, it was Bush’s fault and the check is in the mail for the missiles (/bows deeply).”

    On a serious note, however, if Iran can’t hit a ‘hovering’ drone, then I’m not too worried about our boys getting in an airwar with them. It will be Top Gun all over again.

    (cue music to ‘Highway to the Danger Zone’).

    • PVG

      Can’t blame Mr. Video this time, he’s in the slammer for a year.

    • They shoot about as well as they can say “squirrel”. If you have never seen it, look up on youtube “persians can’t say squirrel”. It’s hilarious. In WW2 they found suspected German spies by asking them to say it (I heard) because they can’t either.

      • MiketheMarine

        My favorite line is from Lethal Weapon Four. “It’s FRIED RICE, you plick.”

  • jrt1031

    why does obama have contol over what media reports on?

    • Orangeone

      You are missing the /sarc right?

  • jrt1031

    look at the bright side. We will be at war and not know it. We now live in Walle-world

  • After all, who in that White House would really want to get tough with the Iranians? Then after they get their own nuclear bomb they will be happy to “negotiate” with us. Only Obama won’t really care that they have the bomb. He’ll just see it as a “distraction,” until we lose a western city or an Israeli city to one.

    • tvlgds

      That’s his goal.

  • anneinarkansas

    Not to worry. Valerie Jarrett is holding secret talks with the Iranians…you know SHE has our backs!
    Why was this news held back until after the election?
    And I just now saw that Obama is going on a tour of Southeast Asia.
    Is not there work to do here?
    Nah….he had to sleep in this morning!

    • tvlgds

      Probably followed by a golf game somewhere.

      • MiketheMarine

        I’m thinking we need to plant explosive golf balls. Just a thought……

        • AlabamaPatriot2

          I’d much prefer a little white phosphorous……..a little more exciting, if you ask me.

    • joyfulgiver

      Yeah, four more years of travel at our expense. I don’t expect it to end anytime soon, either. Has the Royal Family announced their plans for Christmas yet? Hawaii? Spain? Africa? Indonesia? Let’s see maybe something more exotic, somewhere they have never been before, I got one, how about the moon? Oh, shucks, they shut down the space system so that won’t work. Anyway, we will be at home, another year of no vacation. Woe is me!

      • 3seven77

        I heard the Congratulatory “I Won” tour will be in Europe this season. But probably in none of those countries that can’t pay their bills.

  • PVG

    Hey I wonder what’s happening in Vegas………

  • badbadlibs

    Ovomit must have been cheering, hoping it landed on someone American.

  • joyfulgiver

    I just read that Atty General Holder is not sure if he will stay another term. I guess he’s trying to figure out how to “fast and furiously” get out of office before it all catches up to him. He’s not sure if his “work is done here” or not.

    • Orangeone

      It’s a distraction while Barky Boy issues more EOs

    • 3seven77

      I’d like him to stay until We The People can fit him with a nice orange jumpsuit.

  • Rshill7

    “Two Iranian fighter jets fired at US drone in international airspace last week”

    And they missed? They missed? Those are some awesome top notch pilots no?

    • AlabamaPatriot2

      The two “top-notch” Iranian pilots were promptly beheaded after returning to base.

  • Kelly60

    Well, let’s put an Ambassador out in international waters and something will probably happen then…sorry folks, angry madwoman syndrome today.


    …OH WELL , women have their contraception , Colorado has legalized WEED , Michelle Obama still has her plane , Barack still has his plane and his mother in law still has 3 square meals at the White House OH WELL and it is still George W. Bush who is at fault ,OH WELL AMERICA CAN GO TO HELL for this is the PLAN of MARXIST PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA OH WELL just 1533 days left in President Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s reign as ‘KING OF THE FREE WORLD’ (hopefully unless he declares himself President for life OH WELL ).”

    AMERICA , Elections do have consequences !

  • deeme

    Yeah Iran is really shaking in their boots at thought of another four years of them…I heard Valorie is in negotiations with them, they are still trying to figure out where the biggest population of republicans are, so they can gift it to them, to leave U.S. alone..

  • tvlgds

    They could fire on our soil and the Idiot in Chief would find some apologetic excuse.

    • He’ll blame Bush

    • Orangeone

      Hopefully they aim at blue states.

      • tvlgds

        Hmmmmmmmmm–both coasts are blue. 😀

  • Obama will cave to the Mullahs

  • kong1967

    Four more years of this bullcrap. We aren’t going to make it without a war with Iran. Or should I say…a war that Obama will sit back and watch, maybe even help the Iranians.

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    Above video says the Pentagon through the State Department has ‘protested’ but hasn’t heard anything back from Tehran… sounds like a sick joke!

  • It’s going to be a long 4 years……………………..if we survive.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Get our men and women out of the Middle East and let them have their Sharian hell all to themselves. BUT stop buying their oil and selling them arms. Let them stew in their own juices.

    NO @#&*! Sharia in the USA.

  • Sober_Thinking

    I know how it should be handled… but since we don’t have a President… it makes no difference.

    This crap will only get worse from here.

  • Gothampc

    I’m sure Obama will ask the UN to send a strongly worded letter.

  • jrt1031

    So is this optimal

  • WordsFailMe

    2 Iranian Fighter pilots failed to shoot down an un-armed robot?

    Sounds more like an act of stupidity> I say nuke ’em anyway

  • deeme

    This happened on the First and we are just now finding out about it..This is insane..I guess we could be taken over by another country and we won’t find out until they knock on the door..The Media is treasonous as far as I’m concerned..They hid it for the election..Oh yeah it wouldn’t of mattered, the voters don’t consider an act of war important unless it gets in the way of their sending our taxpayer dollars home to their homeland..

  • tinlizzieowner

    Iranian pilots flying sophisticated Russian fighters can’t hit a drone flying at 130 mph? Isn’t that a little like saying they couldn’t hit a duck in a swimming pool with a shot gun?
    They didn’t plan on shooting it down in the first place. The whole thing was to see what Barry would do about it, which we (and they) already know would be nothing.

  • bobemakk

    Was the miss intentional as a warning or an “act of war?” Take a stand Obama and stop being the spineless man you have always been.

  • maynardb50

    The administration held this secret until this Wednesday. It happened late last week.
    So they just declassify something that was classified less than a week later and the day after the election? B.S. I worked in the U.S. Army with a high security classification many years ago (42yrs.), and classifications of information are NOT rescinded that quickly.
    I suspect the info was just held back for political purposes.