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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.


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 stimudent on 1/18/2012 12:39:01 AM , Rating: 0
Iran's behavior reminds me of the phrases: 'One short of a 6-pack', 'not firing on all cylinders'. What would other good ones be?

RE: Goal?
By villageidiotintern on 1/18/2012 10:50:14 AM , Rating: 2
One brick shy of a full load.

RE: Goal?
By mlmiller1 on 1/18/2012 12:01:42 PM , Rating: 2
Half a bubble off (contractor level)
Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Not exactly the brightest star in the sky
Not playing with a full deck (deck of cards)

RE: Goal?
By Mortando on 1/19/2012 5:07:22 PM , Rating: 2
Iran's behavior reminds me of the phrases: 'One short of a 6-pack', 'not firing on all cylinders'. What would other good ones be?

One drone short of a fleet. (too soon...?)

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