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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1/18/2012 3:54:45 PM
I happen to be sad for anyone voting for Romney in the primaries. Sorry, but if I get a chance to vote in them and they make it to my state, he definitely is NOT getting my vote at all. He's got some extreme views on certain things while at the same time takes far too left of a stance on things such as healthcare.
Okay, I suppose that makes him somewhat moderate but the extreme views he holds in my eyes outweigh any value he can bring to the table. The one thing that he does bring that I have zero respect for is his "private equity" background. That is a tremendous negative in my book.
But wait, people might argue Warren Buffet etc.--the truth is, Romney is no Warren and never was. When I see him talk, hear him speak or listen to what he says, all I find is a slickster trying to pull wool over our eyes to get to what he really wants which is more power and more money.
Sorry, he's not getting my vote now or in the November elections. Obama isn't either so I'll have to vote somewhere else but one thing is for sure--I'm fed up with "settling." Not gonna happen anymore. I'm going to vote how Americans should vote--for people that represent the bulk of their beliefs and values that also can do the best possible job for our Nation.
Oh, did I just suggest people put effort into choosing their candidate before they go and vote? Yes, yes I did! Sadly, most don't do this and just settle for who the media tells them is the most "popular" candidate. In this case, it is Romney.
The only people losing here are the American public.
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