Iran Mocks U.S. With Toy Version of Downed Spy Drone, Reserves Pink One for Obama
January 17, 2012 11:27 PM
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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.
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RE: Hate on Iran All You Want...
1/18/2012 1:31:26 AM
well, not yet at least. Problem is that their government is behaving like a child with military equipment ; some day they will cross the line and the US/UN will have no other choice than crack down on them (e.g., if they actually blockade the Strait of Ormuz). Unfortunately, in that case civilians will die, as it happened in Iraq and Afghanistan. I am working with some people in this area, and I can tell you that they will be resentful against the USA for a few decades.
this said, that toy drone is actually a rather funny idea ; the writing on it makes it a lot less amusing.
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