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  (Source: teribon.ir)
Iran has some fun at the expense of the U.S.

The United States was more than a bit embarrassed when it lost an RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone over Iran. Although the U.S. government initially claimed that the aircraft malfunctioned and was missing "somewhere near Afghanistan", Iran boldly claimed that it spoofed the Sentinel's GPS feed causing the drone to "think" it was landing at an airbase in Afghanistan instead of its actual landing spot -- an Iranian military base.
 
In a surprise move, President Barack Obama engaged Iran during a press conferencing, stating, "We've asked for it back. We'll see how the Iranians respond."
 
Iran is now humorously responding to President Obama's request in toy form. “He said he wanted it back, and we will send him one,” joked Reza Kioumarsi of the Ayeh Art Group, which is responsible for the production of the 1/80 scale toy that sells for the equivalent of $4 USD.

[Source: teribon.ir]

Iranian officials are quick to point out that unlike most toys sold in the U.S., these won't be made in China. They'll be produced in Iran using Iranian plastic. The toy replicas will come in a number of different colors and will feature a clear plastic stand with the inscription: "We will put America under our feet.”
 
To add insult to injury, the Ayeh Art Group is said to have reserved a pink replica to send directly to President Obama.

Sources: The Washington Post, ABC News, The New York Times



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RE: Goal?
By JasonMick (blog) on 1/18/2012 12:27:05 AM , Rating: 5
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What does Iran really hope to accomplish with all of this bravado? They've made their point.

Saying things like "We will see America under our feet" doesn't help their cause any. It's one thing to stand up to the U.S., the West et al. It's another thing completely to be an active proponent of their destruction.

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002267F/types_of_hu...

Epigram: clever, short saying about a general group. Mostly satire about mankind. Two types, wordplay and thought play.

Irony: a leading part of humor. Irony is using words to express something completely different from the literal meaning. Usually, someone says the opposite of what they mean and the listener believes the opposite of what they said.

Children play with toys under their feet? Under foot means make them your inferior. Nationalistic irony... Get it? I'm sure our leaders never made a nationalistic joke @ Iran's expense (cough cough McCain "bomb bomb bomb" cough cough)....

C'mon, why so serious?

http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/ballmer-serious-dk2.jpg


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