Sources: Christian Science Monitor, ETH Zurich, MSNBC, Fox News
quote: Because the plane, if those pictures are real, is not ripped to ribbons from a crash (minor dents are nothing, a real crash would have torn apart the airframe; and those dents only corroborate their story), the only conclusion is it had to soft land, which means being hacked and commanded to do so as the informant claims.
quote: As a side note: If you wonder why people are so much more outspoken against Iran than Saudi Arabia, Jason, it isn't about religion, though that's a convenient "that too!" argument. It's about Iran's leaders constantly -threatening everyone around them- with war and destruction, in an outspoken way, hence the outspoken backlash.
quote: I think this should be a lesson to those who think the age of manned fighters is coming to a close, and we can just UAV our way into the future.
quote: If anything this incident re-affirms the purpose of our unmanned combat aircraft programs. Think of the propaganda and intelligence value if it was a blindfolded American pilot that was being shown instead of a crashed drone. Talk about a crisis.
quote: But Israel does, and even more aggressive and outspoken. As does the US (threaten Iran I mean, not their own neighbours)
quote: The pissing contest should be ended right now...Ron Paul 2012.