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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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By Ryrod on 1/18/2012 6:09:05 PM , Rating: 2
Absolutely. It surprising how the Americans easily forget history when it comes to foreign policy. The US/CIA involvement in other countries is littered with legitimate regimes destituted and replace with US manipulated puppets. No wandering that US is much hatred in many countries.

The US has done a lot to affect the world and quite a bit of it has come about due to the economic interests in the US. Much of it derived from the saying "What's good for business.." and much of what the US is dealing with now is the blowback from those decisions. I'm not blind to the fact that we have chosen the wrong horse on many occasions, but some of what the US has done wasn't done entirely to promote US interests. For example, in Iran, we deposed a democratically elected Prime Minister to support the economic interests of the British. We tried to do something similar for France in Vietnam and that blew up in our face.

There is plenty of blame to go around for the hatred the Middle East and other regions have for the West. Now I'm not trying to say that the US is blameless, because like I said, we have chosen the wrong horse quite a bit. By the way, I am well versed in the history of the world during and after World War II. When I made my statement about invading Iran, as opposed to Iraq, I didn't make the statement in an intellectual vacuum.

They are after all the most aggressive country in the world.

You could have said the same thing about the British before the 1920s and the Spanish prior to them, or you could mention the Papacy during the Crusades or even the Roman Empire. Each hegemon during any given period of time has been aggressive because they seek to maintain the system that has been put in place. The US is only as aggressive as it needs to be to maintain its position in the world as the leader, and recently, the US has attempted to be a benevolent leader, which is a marked change from the past. With that being said, you can't really blame a dog for a behavior that it learned from its former master, but you should at least try to appreciate the attempt to change.

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