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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General content of posts
1/18/2012 3:58:28 PM
Reading through here it feels as if most DailyTECH readers are a bunch of GOP loving Red Necks.
One President be he a D. or R. can do NOTHING, or very little while Congress somehow has managed to get into a opposition position. The Rep. have no other agenda but getting Pres. Obama out. With this and their RIDICULOUS GOP candidates they will shoot them selves in their big bush boots.
Just pray that your Rep. devotees not start a war against Iran.
Counting the current recalls of beloved Rep. in some states the wind seems to be blowing more in a Democratic direction when it comes tot he 99%. I predict a storm of the same sort for the elections but then I am no one.
Anywhere tinkering with the people the way Congress does can not end in a growing success rate. A plaintiff becomes party leader in PRC.
USA and the rest of the western world should expect to be saved by its people and not by an opposition hand and mouth bound President.
Buy local, produce local, refuse to shop imports when possible and go vote instead of sitting on a fat behind.
RE: General content of posts
1/18/2012 7:52:58 PM
I voted R the last time. I have nothing personally against Messiah, but I believe he is (a) a zealot with socialist tendencies, and (b) an inexperienced person promoted way beyond his level of competence in large measure because of the color of his skin (some folks call that Affirmative Action). Fine.
As for trends, we must be reading different polls. There has been an enormous shift towards conservatism in the past few years. People are disgusted by the attitudes of the current Prez and want him out. Even Hillary would be better, though I hope a Republican gets the slot.
In balancing the state budget, Scott Walker in Wisconsin broke the back of the public-employee unions and they are not happy about it. We'll see if union hysteria carries the day later this year. I don't think it will.
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