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 11:14:04 PM
And what were those indicators when the spending actually began in mid-2009?
No we are not worse off by
of those indicators, and no amount of deceit from you can change that. One can argue that different methods could have done better with lower deficit, like less tax breaks for the rich, but no economist will say economic indicators got worse with ARRA.
I generally lean liberal, but nothing would make me happier than a true fiscal conservative taking power right now and immediately implementing the kind of austerity you demand. When he f***s up the economy beyond imagination, we can finally put this nonsense theory of spending cuts curing high unemployment to bed.
1/21/2012 10:58:01 AM
American economy is a big force in world economy balance. Another big f*ck up will break the world economy even more.
As non-American I would advise to wait until China takes over as the bigest economic force and after that you can go nuts and f*ck up anything you want.
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