November 8th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

FIRST ON CNN: Iranian jets fire on U.S. drone

By Barbara Starr

Two Iranian Su-25 fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. Air Force Predator drone in the Persian Gulf on November 1, the Pentagon disclosed on Thursday.

The incident, reported first by CNN, raised fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression in crucial Gulf oil shipping lanes.

The drone was on routine maritime surveillance in international airspace east of Kuwait, 16 miles off the coast of Iran, U.S. officials said. The Predator was not hit.

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"Our aircraft was never in Iranian airspace. It was always flying in international air space. The recognized limit is 12 nautical miles off the coast and we never entered the 12 nautical mile limit," Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in responding to questions from reporters after CNN reported the incident.

Little said the United States believed this was the first time an unmanned aircraft was shot at by the Iranians in international waters over the Gulf.  In December of 2011, a U.S. surveillance drone crashed in eastern Iran.  Iranians claimed to have shot it down, and created a toy model of the drone to celebrate its capture.

Little stopped short of calling the incident an act of war although the Pentagon was concerned.

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Two U.S. officials explained the jets were part of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps force, which has been more confrontational than regular Iranian military forces.

At least two bursts of gunfire came from the Su-25s' cannons. The drone started to move away but the Iranian aircraft chased it, doing aerial loops around it before breaking away and returning to Iran.

The Obama administration did not disclose the incident before the presidential election, but three senior officials confirmed the details to CNN on Thursday.  They declined to be identified because of sensitive intelligence matters surrounding the matter.

The drone's still and video cameras captured the incident showing two Su-25s approaching the Predator and firing onboard guns.

The Iranian pilots continued to fire shots that went beneath the Predator but were never successful in hitting it, according to the officials.

U.S. military intelligence analysts are still not sure if the Iranian pilots simply were unable to hit the drone due to lack of combat skill, or whether they deliberately were missing and had no intention of bringing it down.

But as one of the officials said, "it doesn't matter, they fired on us."

Little said the United States has to assume Iran was trying to bring down the Predator.

The United States protested the incident but had not heard back from Iran.

Iran has, at other times, been confrontational in the region.  In January, the U.S. military and coast guard had close encounters with Iranian Navy vessels which approached at high speeds and exhibited provocative behavior.

Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States, declined to say whether his country knew about the incident before Pentagon officials

soundoff (3,879 Responses)
  1. Snotty

    And why in the Hell did we not return fire?? OH silly me, I forget, PC run amuck, we must beg permission before defending ourselves!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Reply
    • blue jay in cali

      read the article again plz. it was an unarmed camera drone.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Reply
    • Rick from LA

      In a few years the autonomus air superiority drones will be in full operation. If the Iranians cannot hit a predator, good luck when the X-47 becomes the F/A-47.

      November 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Reply
    • Dennis

      Apparently snot nosed Snotty you don't know the difference between a surveillance drone and a tactical ops drone.One day you may though.I doubt it will be that soon,though.

      November 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Reply
    • rhondajo3

      If Bush or Romney were in office we would be blowing them to oblivion. But we have a pro Islam president in office. You probably voted for him. We will do nothing. IN FACT, Iran is purposely doing this because they know that with an Islamic sympathizer in office they CAN and nothing will be done about it.... You liberals deserve everything we get...

      November 9, 2012 at 12:27 am | Reply
  2. AKBAN-Ninjutsu

    Hmmm. I wonder what Obama and other Radical Democrats (DEMONCRATS) will do?
    Nothing?
    Apologize?
    Or Tell Iran they Did a Good Job?.....
    How many licks does it take to get the center of Obamas agenda and socialist mind? The world may never know.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Reply
    • kalo

      Uh...Probably point and laugh at Iran. "Bark all you want, you missed."

      November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
    • Rick

      I am a republican and a veteran. If another country was flying drones over my country (where this particular drone was prior to being over the gulf) I would expect our country to do the same thing. They are a sovereign nation and did nothing wrong. It sounds like you're a hawk and enjoy wars that you personally don't have to fight in. It's things like this that keep the other side in power.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Reply
      • Kristi Deming

        Thank you Rick. That's the first sane comment I've read on this article so far!

        November 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
      • Chris

        Oh rick. I think your eye sight is not good. I am a vetran with good eye sight.

        It is written that the Drones were in 'INTERNATIONAL WATERS' not Iranian airspace you ignorant fool.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
      • tajw

        And just exactly where did you get the information that this drone was flying in Iran's soverign airspace? I seriously doubt it was, no need for it to do so, and we wouldn't risk the consequences of doing so, and the article states clearly that it was never in Iranian airspace. As to your "I'm a vet and a republican" statement....I seriously doubt it. You would know better.

        November 8, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
      • DickF

        Me, too (USAF), but your reply was nonsense. No one has the right to fire on another country's aircraft in international airspace. Intercept and identify, yes. Fire on? Not a chance. That was a very dangerous and foolish act on the part of the Iranians. Don't try to justify the unjustifiable.

        November 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
      • iranaware1

        It was over international waters and that makes it categorically a act of war..And like Benghazi, Obama hid the news till after the election...

        November 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
      • ObjectiveGuy

        Rick, what kind of BS response was that??? Iran is doing nothing wrong??? They are racing to develop nuclear weapons to use against us and our allies. Not sure about you, but I certainly consider that to be WRONG! As such, we have every responsibility to conduct surveillance in any way we can, and if the Iranians don't like it, tough shlt. I don't recall them asking us if we minded if they develop nuclear weapons.

        November 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
    • Saliera

      Presedent Obama is the man. Whites lost. LOL suckas.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
      • John Clark

        Obama is half white so you didn't completely win.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
      • me

        what happens when YOU run out of MY money

        November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
      • CCC

        Said Saliera, texting on her free, government issue cel phone............

        November 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
      • Liberals are Commies

        Saliera is a stupid ghetto crack wh_re.

        November 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
    • handy

      and get nukes thats smart

      November 8, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Reply
  3. Tahi

    Haha... Your anger makes me laugh

    November 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  4. Sly

    President Obama ended the Bush Oil war in Iraq. He brought our boys home from Afghanistan.

    President Obama executed our 2 worst enemies: Bin Laden and Khadafy.

    The stock market went up 7000 points and unemployment is at a 40 month low and falling.

    Best of all, President Obama ended 200 years of White Christian Men running this nation.

    Americans have rewarded our President for doing a good job, and we've got good times ahead.

    I'm sure we'll be smart enough to not mess with Iran ... sure, we're playing some of our daily games with drones, but at least this President knows Americans are tired of trying to take other countries oil.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply
    • BldrRepublican

      We aren't "taking other countries' oil", you simpleton. We pay them HANDSOMELY for it. And guess what those countries DON'T want us doing? Developing Electric Hybrid or Hydrogen technology. As soon as we get close, those "other countries" lower the price of oil and remove the incentive to develop those technologies.

      Youre delusional.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
    • Redromad

      Sly, you are an absolute moron living in an alternate reality

      November 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Reply
    • Serenity

      .."200 years of white men..." RACIST!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Reply
    • NavyGal

      Nice racist comments there Sly. Remember its those white guys that made this country great in the first place and the reason why immigrants STILL want to come to this country. Go back to school my friend and get edumucated.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Reply
      • DaGayle

        Heck NavyGal, white guys BUILT WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

        Time for us to quit being ashamed of ourselves. Others want to envy us, it's their problem.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
    • Ralloh

      We'll see how it is in a couple of years.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
    • goodgrief

      You don't sound a bit racial!! and you probably accuse others of this.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Reply
    • Nina

      Sly, I hope you live in the states that won the legalization for pot. You will now have your legal supply...

      November 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
    • DaGayle

      One good thing about the Obama presidency?

      White people are beginning to Wake Up.
      :)

      November 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
    • AKBAN-Ninjutsu

      1. Obama didn't execute Bin Laden etc... Intelligence found out, relayed to White House, Obozo gave permission to go through with plan, Brave Men from SEAL Team 6 went out and THEY killed him, risking their lives etc.... And now all those SEALS are dead from a helicopter crash while breaking 7 rules of protocol.

      2. There is absolutely nothing wrong with good Christian people or as you so rudely said "White Christian people". Christians have done a lot of good in this country and the world doing things that other WILL NOT do. What is a problem is when someone professes themselves to be a Christian when it is Obvious they are not. It's hypocritical and does nothing.

      3. Debt is at a record under Obama and until he fixes it I will have no respect for the man.

      4. He lied repeatedly about Benghazi and the Murder of people through a tragic terrorist attack. He knew and did nothing. Told them to stand down. That sickens me.

      5. The healthcare reform is plain out socialism. Plain and simple.

      6. God bless America, and God Bless you whether you want it or not.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Reply
    • Patrick

      President Obama ended the Bush Oil war in Iraq. He brought our boys home from Afghanistan.
      On Bush'e time line

      President Obama executed our 2 worst enemies: Bin Laden and Khadafy.
      He just got out of the way so that the seals could act on information gained under Pres. Bush. Khadafy was our worst enemy?.

      The stock market went up 7000 points and unemployment is at a 40 month low and falling.
      Due to printing money. Gas is up, Food is up, etc.

      Best of all, President Obama ended 200 years of White Christian Men running this nation.
      We made America the greatest nation on earth, doubt the "Takers" will do the same.

      Americans have rewarded our President for doing a good job, and we've got good times ahead.
      Americans voted for the guy to give them free stuff. (That the White christians built)

      I'm sure we'll be smart enough to not mess with Iran ... sure, we're playing some of our daily games with drones, but at least this President knows Americans are tired of trying to take other countries oil.
      We only get 2% of our oil from the mid East. Easily replaced by domestic supplies.

      Damn you lefties will beleive anything.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
    • Sly

      Ho ho ho ... nah, we weren't in Iraq for their oil – we were there because Republicans really love Muslims and wanted to 'liverate them'. Yeah.

      Gotta love the Republicans – they get their panties all in a bun over 4 Americans who were camping out in the middle of a revolution, but they cheered wildly when 40,000 Americans came home in boxes. "That was a GOOD war that Bush got us into – all those dead boys were worth it".

      Ho ho ho. "4 dead Americans". Wow, now that is a big story.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Reply
    • usmc3085

      Sly your not....... thats for sure......... Obama had nothing to do with khadafi his own people were tired of him and took care of it themselves.

      November 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Reply
    • cindy lou who

      you so sly......you give me orgasm

      November 8, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  5. Kath

    Why is anyone surprised by this? Obama did nothing when four Americans were killed in Benghazi (except cover it up). Get used to everyone pushing us around and more terrorists attacks on our soil. You reap what you sow-and that is another 4 years of bowing and scrapping to the Mideast, Europe, and Russia. Pray for the people in the military because they will still have to fight after Obama gets thru gutting the military.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply
    • Detada

      Would you like some cheese with that whine?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
      • Serenity

        Cute. Heard it before, but still cute. Now, wisecracking aside, why don't you just answer the question?

        November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  6. Matt

    Unbelievable that the WH withheld this information.

    Still, it's good to know that Iranian pilots can't even bring down a slow moving unarmed drone.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  7. Ragnar Danneskjold

    Sssshhhhhhh! OhBummer is asleep!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  8. DaGayle

    Obama bowing and apologizing in 3...2...1...

    November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      EVERY American president that has visited China has bowed (Democratic and REPUBLICAN)...GET OVER IT...it's like bowing to the queen. And this was Iran, not China, but then again I assumed you could tell the difference...maybe you don't know the difference, and maybe I just gave you too much credit. What ever...GET OVER IT. Some times, as Shakespeare said, "Discretion is the better part of valor"... in other words, so that you can understand...hot heads start wars without ever meaning to with knee jerk reactions.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
      • DaGayle

        Hey, I'm looking at the bright side here.

        It's good to know our president has personally checked out the shoes of so many heads of state.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
      • Moogly

        please cite your source for the information you gave that every American President has bowed to any monarch. please. I'm interested as to where you found this supposed fact out.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  9. Bribarian

    Iran knows Obama is the end of America, so now they're going to test it, who's really going to fight for Obama and his friends? Nobody...

    November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
    • likan56

      When the bombs start hitting Iranian nuclear installations you'll be be singing a different tune.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Reply
    • Bribarian

      You'll be singing a different tune once that strait gets shut down and the economies plunge.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
    • sam

      Iran is going to "test" us? and that's why they missed this unarmed drone? lol. big mouths, no guts. your delusions are getting the best of you.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
    • twalk

      Hate to inform you but GWB was the start of the END of America.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:35 am | Reply
  10. Ramzi

    It's the war game.. They both don't want war but they want the world to stay in that mode.. If you still think that USA and Iran aren't working some under the table deals, you should look at the succession of events again. Everybody shares the wealth and the resources. Iran recognizes USA as a world power, and USA wants control over the region's resources. It's always been Israel that played this controlling factor. Now, it looks like Iran will take it over. They're just negotiating the conditions. Wait for it. Syria was to serve as a leverage in those negotiations but it's taking too long. You will see the Asad's regime restructuring with the approval of USA, Iran and Russia. Good politics is good economics. USA always had the geniuses in economy and that meltdown is one of the brilliant ideas of the century. We had no other way of slowing the global economy. Many countries were passing us. After this meltdown, USA will lead again. I hope we still have those geniuses. Congratulations Mr. President.. Cheers!!...

    November 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
    • maxandmurray

      That's some good stuff you're on. Do you live in Colorado now where it is legal?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  11. john

    How bout we allow Russia to fly drones over America ?

    We need to stop being the world police....it's why the rest of the world hates us anyway....duh.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
    • snowman

      John you are correct we are the worlds police.....we should just leave Iran alone and close our eyes for a few more years .....it will all just go away....

      November 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
      • john

        that's what FoxNews has done to your brain Snowman. Their master manipulators....all they need to do is look into that camera with fear and anger...and they could get you to believe whatever they want. If FoxNews wants Poland to look like the next terrorist country....they could do it trust me...they got those evil eyez..

        November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • Cheese Wonton

      Any nation is free to use international airspace. Likewise international waters. The Soviets routinely placed intelligence gathering ships in international waters off major US cities and flew reconniassance missions along our coasts and we did not shoot at them. They had every right to be there, just as our drone has every right to fly in international airspace in the Arab Gulf.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply
    • Ajax

      Read again "international waters" See what it says, not what you want it to be.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Reply
    • Rick

      John what part of international air-space did you not comprehend? They weren't over Iran and what does Russia have to do with it anyway...Because they werre flying Russian jets? Get a clue.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Reply
      • john

        Doesn't matter to me exactly where the drone way, we don't need to be in everybody's business.

        THINK OF IT in reverse terms, dum dums...then you'll get the whole picture. Lets have chinese and russia allow their drones over our air space...why not. How would that make us all feel ?

        ....now you know how WE make them all feel...and why the rest of the world hates us.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
    • ChrisC

      How about you read the article. It clearly says that the drone was in international airspace. (As opposed to the airspace between your ears.) What if the Iraniots had decided to open fire on a passenger jet full of people in the same area? Would that upset you a tad?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
    • KG

      It was in international space not over Iran.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
    • JeepJeep

      Actually Russia does fly their aircraft over the United States...You might want to look up the "Open Skies Treaty" It allows surveillance flights by Russia over the United States and U.S. flights over Russia

      http://www.state.gov/t/avc/cca/os/index.htm

      November 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
    • Homer

      The drone was in international airspace. Obviously your reading comprehension skills are lacking.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
    • Think about what your saying.

      Yeah that whole Hitler, WWII thing was none of our business.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Reply
    • Greefus49

      The most intelligent thing you said was "duh".

      November 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  12. maxandmurray

    Has anyone on this website ever "tested the water" by sticking your little toe in the water before you jump in?

    November 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  13. Sly

    I thought all the TeaBillies moved to Canada or Saudi Arabia ... what are they all doing on here.

    Man, I've never seen such a whiny group of white girlie men.

    Everyone in America knows that we use drones all over the world every day to spy and attack other nations. Read a newspaper once in awhile.

    Gotta laugh "International waters". Ho ho ho. Hey, and who put all of our oil under their sand?

    November 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
    • Hawkdriver1961

      Dude you really need to get out of your parent's basement and get some sun....your brain is turning into a mushroom.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
    • Yankee Air Pirate

      Sly,what are you doing on here ? Sounds like you got diverted from nationalblackfootsoldierdotcom.Now be a good boy & run along.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Reply
    • KMX

      What does any of this have to do with the tea party? And lets get racial now huh? Well done. Now go collect your disability.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  14. maxandmurray

    Has anyone on this website ever "tested the water" by ticking your little toe in the water before you jump in?

    November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
    • WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT

      Excellent!!! The Iranians are worried about what's coming their way after the President is inaugurated!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  15. Khan

    They couldn't hit an un-armed drone that isn't designed for let like maneuverability. And we're worried about Iran?

    November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
  16. LibertyOrDeath

    How dare they fire on our military aircraft in their sovereign airspace?!?! The nerve of some countries!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
    • Nagrad

      You do know how to read right? It was not in their territory. It was in international airspace.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
    • DG

      The drone was in international airspace.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
    • bigot

      "The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait, U.S. officials said, adding it was engaged in routine maritime surveillance"

      There are two parts to reading....the reading the words part and comprehending the words part. I would suggest some sort of training in the latter for you.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
    • youshouldread

      This would not be a problem if the Iranians shot at a drone violating Iranian airspace. However, in the article, the drone was in an international airspace. The Iranians have no rights to fire at us in the international airspace, much less the claim to self defense or violation of sovereignty. You really should read before you speak.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Reply
      • Yada

        You believe everything you read? Don't feel bad...seems like 97% of Americans do...that's why we are always bickering with fellow Americans and not facing reality...

        November 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
    • Yada

      I know right....the un-named "military officials" told us the drone was in international airspace...ask the Iranians where it was....oh no...the are our enemy so of course they are the ones lying....

      November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
    • OldWeb

      "The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait" (RIF) Reading is fundamental

      November 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Reply
  17. dvr

    This happened 3 days before the election. Wonder why we're just now hearing about it.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • bobpitt

      Bcause is delicated inteligence information, you don't want the other side know what you are doing..

      November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
      • muse1876

        They should have known that Obama wouldn't do anything, well maybe on thing he will apologize!

        November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
      • Mike

        If "the other side" was actually doing the shooting, I think they already knew...

        November 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
      • ZombieHubby

        Yeah Obama is always apologizing, what's with this guy? I especially liked when he ordered the SEALs to apologize in person to Bin laden. That was great.

        November 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  18. le

    TO ALL THE OBAMA HATERS: GET YOUR LIFE LOL!!!!!! IT was so funny to see all the Romey staff looking so heart broken. TEARS flowing down their stuck up faces........ LOL

    November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • bobpitt

      I heard he is sleeping like a baby..!! he wakes up every two hours and cry..

      November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
    • Romney

      How do you like giving your tax money to the lazy and shiftless?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
      • Danica

        Romney, How do you like free loading off of Billions of other peoples money to get a job that nets you $400k a year and still end up un-employed? You should pay them back.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • jack

      Time will tell who was right and wrong. Good luck with your choice.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
    • muse1876

      Like all liberal stick with the POS no matter what. You are as pathetic as he is. You won't worry until you lazy ass in the Iran.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
    • obamahater

      drop dead commie

      November 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply
    • BldrRepublican

      Maybe so, but it wasn't nearly as interesting seeing Gore stomping his feet and throwing a week-long tantrum over wanting the election "his way".

      Then, after a weeks worth of crybaby fits, he is FORCED to concede when he runs completely out of options, and even the Dems started questioning his sanity.

      THAT was priceless...

      November 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply
    • Romney

      Amerika, the only country that REWARDS laziness. And the liberals are proud of it. Go figure.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
    • snowman

      thanks for bringing the country together as we dip our toes into a national bankruptcy...

      November 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
  19. Corey McNeal

    1) International airspace has borders. Get to close and countrys tend to send up fighters.
    2) Warning shots (and thats what they were) is not an act of war.
    3) Amazing that ppl would want to go to war over chest pounding.
    4) Probably wasnt reported because it is a non issue that would be made into an issue by anyone with an ax to grind politically.
    3) Many ppl can take credit for Bin Ladens death...except Republican leadership, so quit hatin'. When a team wins the superbowl, the coach gets credit too.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • VAVoter

      CNN reported this because they have an ax to grind – and then they invented that paragraph about the Obama administration being concerned?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  20. Vince

    Remember people Iran in their history have NEVER attacked a country but has defended itself – just ask Iraq.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
    • thomas

      iran hasn't attacked anyone? does providing arms to insurgents fighting US and other NATO forces in Iraq and Afghanistan qualify as an act of aggression,"vince"? how about funding Hezbollah and providing this peaceful group with rockets to bombard Israeli civilians? Exactly where in your butt are you getting this information? Too much hookah, Vince!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply
      • Vince

        Thomas by your definition the USA, Israel and Britain are then the worst of the bunch. You can’t have it both ways.
        Please don’t resort to personal attacks, It is the last resort of the desperate. Simple question, What country has Iran ever invaded?

        November 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
      • Cheese Wonton

        Not true. IRG attacked our naval forces in international waters many times. I was there so don't tell me otherwise. They attacked and sank the tankers of any Arab country bordering the Arab Gulf for a period of time in the 1980s until the US, UK, Netherlands, France and Italy began running convoys of tankers through the Straits of Hormuz and into the Gulf to protect commerce. i was there for that too. Even still, Iran laid mines in the Straits (read what happened to the USS Samuel B. Roberts when she hit one) and our squadron was out there supporting her so she did not sink. The IRG also attacked two floating bases our Army had in the Gulf, built on large oil construction barges and floating in international waters adjacent shipping lanes where Army helos and patrol craft (yes, the Army operates water craft) could aid in protecting shipping in the Arab Gulf. Quite a few civilian ships were sunk by Iranian forces in that period of time. IRG was the worst though, attacking weekly, trying to shoot down naval helicopters and harassing merchant shipping.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  21. man4allseasons

    Whoa, imagine if Bush had hidden this 'act of war'? Iran is flexing its muscles. It is only a matter of time. Shame that we the people did not find this out before the election ... but then, on second thought, the dumbing down of America wouldn't care either. They didn't care about Benghazi and 4 patriots died there.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
    • lk

      LOL! You call firing at an unarmed drone flexing muscles???? Save your scare tactics for when the Iranians actually hit something.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
      • muse1876

        They had the balls to fire idiot. OBAMA IS A WEAK! Liberal how do you like him now.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
      • Brassia

        Don't worry- THEY WILL! Why, do you think You are immune? Just because you are an Obama drone...don't count on it!

        November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • Brassia

      Yes, the dumb Americans only care about the free stuff they are getting from the government,,,and HOW presidential Obama looked in this Commander-in-chief jacket.....it is sick sick sick....
      As far as Iran is concerned-this is just the beginning.... after all the Leader wrote in his book that if the situation arises he will stand with Muslims...guess we will not need to wait too long to find out what he really meant by it!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  22. VAVoter

    Obama just got re-elected. He has no need to respond to this.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
    • Robert

      Notice the article said it happened days before the election but was not disclosed until today. Interesting...

      November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
  23. Big Jilm

    Keep believing your own lies GOP loosers. Obama never apologized for $h!+. Keep living in fantasy land Bizarro world where you actually win elections.

    Narf!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
    • KMX

      We are loosers? Ohhh, he meant losers. Score another for the government dole please.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  24. George

    This demands an apology. . .
    From Our President!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  25. Augusto

    well, it seems that the majority of us electorate is ok with usa becoming a second-rate power – american people just re-elected obama, whose apologizing to and appeasing of terrorists and terrorism-supporters made usa the laughing-stock of the region, and made enemies of freedom funded by the likes of iran and syria bold enough to murder in cold blood the us ambassador in benghazi
    p.s. good luck to the sane half of america which was defeated on tuesday, you are going to need it.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Reply
    • bobpitt

      Hey Augusto Pinochet.. The reason the US economy is the s**ts is because guys like Regan spend like a welfare mom with the month welfare check, Bush put two wars in the credit card, and they were not Liberals may I add.. and now you m0r0ns want a war with Iran? Are you nuts? You don’t have the money 1di0t..

      November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
      • Teekay

        The election is over, drop the talking points

        November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
      • FZero

        Who's Regan?

        November 9, 2012 at 1:30 am |
  26. Sly

    Yeah sure ... 'international'.

    BS. And sure, there were WMD's. And no, Sandusky didn't do it. No, Lance Armstrong either.

    Oh, and of course, Nixon was not a crook.

    Yeah sure, just a little peacefull drone out for a Sunday flight .... get real folks, we all know what we're doing there.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Reply
    • Redromad

      So what was the pred doing there? Probably monitoring the ongoing exercises that the Iranians are doing right now. It's to far from the coast to see anything on land

      November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
    • whatsyourpoint

      So what is your point exactly

      November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  27. FlyNavy72

    Condoleezza Rice – 2016

    November 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Reply
    • scarf

      Why? So she can finish what she started in Iraq?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • muse1876

      Obama is a weak and spinless man who has the balls of a newt. Lets cut more out of our military and give it to the gravy train riders or illegals. What the hell will it take to wake up this nation! I guess we can thank Obama and the Liberals for this. Or are they going to blame this on Bush as well!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
  28. Earl

    Didn't take them long now did it?

    November 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Reply
  29. moe7

    "The incident raises fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression in crucial Gulf oil shipping lanes."
    -
    Excuse me? Iranian aggression? Who's firing off the drones? Bananastan? It's our freaking drone and our freaking aggression! Get the hell out of the Middle East!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • Cam

      Where are all the anti-war Democrats. They disappeared when Obama became president.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
      • Randy

        Code Pink was in Tampa for the Convention. When a reporter asked one of the girls what their message was, she replied "Were here to show the GOP that they are not the only game in town" Now that's an unusual anti-war message...

        November 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
    • Shane

      What part of "international waters" did you not understand?? So...an UNARMED drone in INTERNATIONAL waters is agression? That's a new level of passivism.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
    • Arch Fisher

      It was surveilance mission, not a mission of agression.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
    • Scogginator

      Moe, the drone was in international airspace and was unarmed. The agression is clearly on Iran's end. Thinking otherwise is misguided. We had a Russian submarine 200 mile off of our coast last week. Could you imagine the uproar had we fired on it? Lets give the guys going after the nuke a free pass, though. We are no more a threat to Iran than Russia is to us. That was a clear act of provocation.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  30. TomT

    That's funny... two jet fighters couln't hit a drone?! Ha ha!! What lousy pilots!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • Ruscan

      Do you really believe the pilots are untrained and stupid? Back to your video game.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Reply
    • herpaderp

      Most Iranian fighter pilots are U.S. trained. Iran continues to train it's fighter pilots with U.S. manuals and U.S. tactics. If you really want to believe these guys can't shoot straight, go ahead and try invading them sometime.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  31. Hahahahahahahahahah

    Why shoot at it when they say they can take control and land one (like last time). Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • likan56

      So why didn't they? It"s because their Russian handlers weren't available to help their IRG lackeys.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  32. August

    Spying is against Iranian Law....Why isn't the USA respecting Iran's RULE OF LAW?

    November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • Sharon

      You did not read the article correctly-you read what you wanted it to read!!!! The drone was flying in international airways over Kuwait!!!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
    • Arch Fisher

      The drone was in international air space

      November 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
    • Gary

      Maybe because it was in INTERNATIONAL AIRSPACE where Iranian law does not apply?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
    • whatsyourpoint

      so who cares what irans laws are, they was in there airspace, to bad it wasnt armed and could of returned fire splash 1 and splash 2. Pathetic pilots, cant shoot down a slow flying drone.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  33. muse1876

    What will he do? He can't kill muslims oh what will this fraud do? I know lets all go have a beer and I will get back to you say in a month or two after my puppet masters tell me what to do. Do the alphabet media still feel that tingle? MSM can't be trusted to tell the truth, so we go to other countries to get the truth. MSM and it's failure to put Obama's failures and hide films are about as disgusting as Obama is himself.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • whatsyourpoint

      m0r0n

      November 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
  34. Truly Unbelievable

    Just learned about it MY FOOT!

    Withholding these stories is unethical. Well, that's who they are!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
  35. Thomas

    If Russia sent drones to the US border and flew them around, how would you feel? You'd likely use back channels to communicate that you'll shoot if they continue, and then when drone surveillance continues, what do you do? Do you "declare war" on Russia? No absolutely not, you simply shoot some blanks at the drone to make your point. If after doing so, you read that Russians everywhere are crying that you've declared war on them. Seems ridiculous doesn't it? I'm not saying either side is absolutely in the right, but beating the war drum is an overreaction and it's dangerous. This is coming from an anti-obama republican btw.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • Truly Unbelievable

      I agree with you that beating the war drum in premature but this administration hasn't done ANYTHING about the Russian Subs that have been in our waters lately! So, we don't have much confidence that they'll do much of anything!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
    • PanamaJoe

      I guess you are not up on security events given that a Russian nuclear powered submarine has been spotted off the coast of Georgia during the last week.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
      • Thomas

        The Russians were granted safe-harbor in Florida during the hurricane. Meaning, there is some productive communication happening there, and they are not hostile towards us (directly at least). Our subs are for sure all over the world monitoring everything. The point is, we shouldn't take it so personally when other countries are doing the exactly same thing we (US) are and don't want their borders to be patrolled by a foreign nation.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • Times

      You know, some of these responses kill me! Do you idiots not realize The United States of America has interests in other regions of the world? Might I remind you that Tehran stated they want to annihilate Israel, and consider ALL AMERCIANS Infidels? You people that feel we need to leave countries such as Iran alone, not gather intelligence from a Country that hates us, how about you go live there!!!! Those of you that think we should let those countries do what they want and we shouldn't care, one day, after your elected officials have ruined our country individuals like me will be who you hide behind because it WILL be left up to us to defend ourselves on our soil!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  36. August

    USA Droness have already VIOLATED Iranian airspace; USA Drones are FAIR TARGETS!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  37. Obama's Mandate

    Suck this 8=======> Romney!!!!!!!!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  38. graham wafer

    I am afraid Canada does not want you! We have immigration laws. Move to Mexico.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
    • maxandmurray

      LOL !!!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • FZero

      Who are you talking to?

      November 9, 2012 at 1:34 am | Reply
  39. OldManOnFire

    Why does the US 'assume' the Iranian jets were trying to hit the drone? Maybe they were simply trying to make some political point. It is unfathomable that modern fighter jets could not destroy a drone if they wanted...

    November 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
    • marine

      What do you think, that the drone just keeps flying level and slow presenting itself as a target. In case you do not know they are being flown by remote and as such most certainly flew evasive.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
    • krussell

      Yes, modern war planes with trained pilots could shoot down a drone.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
    • whatsyourpoint

      you have to remember. these pilots are use to riding camel's and herding sheep, jets are 2 high tech for them

      November 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Reply
      • Whatever

        Apparently spelling and grammar are too high tech for you!

        November 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  40. Dannie

    We should immediately send them an apology and beg for their forgiveess. Should they not forgive us then we neeed to offer them some foreign aid and promise to never again provike them by flying our aircraft in international air space. Regardless of what it takes....we must get them to like us...that's our policy.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • BubbaGMan

      dweeb!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
  41. Gryphon Whip

    If you're one of the 7 million white males who sat out this election, you can just shut your face. Your opinion is officially worthless now. Thank you.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • gmk17

      Well said. It will be hard to forgive those who did not vote.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
      • Ruscan

        It's even harder to forgive those that believe voting for one of the two corporate payroll figure heads (fascism) will alter the path that the ultra rich few families have decided. The Federal Reserve is not Federal. Tune in and watch your disaster continue. Both sides won't like the ending. No disrespect, we are all people.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
    • TXdrummerboy

      I am a highly educated professional (who happens to be a white male) and I voted for Obama. So, what's you point?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
      • Bernie Lomax

        @txdrummer, "highly educated" and "voted for obama" in the same sentence? Stand up comedy is in your future.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
      • Just_D_Facts

        Drummer.... "highly educated" and "voted for Obama" does not belong in the same sentence!!!!!

        Great chuckle on a Thursday !!!!!!!!!!!!

        November 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
      • SmarterThanYou

        That intelligence does not equal wisdom? Clearly you lack both so it doesn't matter.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
    • For What it's Worth

      Hey Whip, Those 7 Million white males that didn't show up to vote were working – trying to stay off welfare!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Reply
  42. gatormom

    To all my liberal friends who voted for Obama, thanks for nothing. My husband will spend another four years working in the Middle East because somebody has to bring back engineering work for the 50+ employees in the Palm Beach Gardens office.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • le

      Tell your husband to go back to school, and STOP BLAMING OBAMA FOR EVERYTHING. YOU HATERs

      November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
      • gmk17

        As soon as you Obama lovers stop blaming Bush.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
      • educator

        Are you going to pay for it?

        November 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
    • We go him!

      I'm sorry did the big O start these wars? I believe not but he has started to end them. So your welcome have a nice day.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
      • Gary

        No – The radical terrorists that blew up the WTC and Pentagon started the wars.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
      • herpaderp

        @Gary So then, it was Saudi citizens that started these wars. Good then. Thanks for clearing that up..

        November 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  43. Brian

    Wow, and it only took CNN this long to report it. In the tank a little for Obama over there?

    November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
    • Brad G

      Whoaring for Obama.
      .
      No shame.
      .

      November 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • peter pan

      cnn sucks

      November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
  44. Travis

    Well, how dare they.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  45. USAF (ret)

    Iranian fighters couldn't hit a likely-unarmed drone traveling at 60 mph? Bring it on, Ahmadinejad..you're toast!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  46. Tahi

    You American Taliban are funny... Let's start a war cause Iran have fired at our non armed computer. Of course every one of you will fail to be on the front line.. That's the way of the coward. All bark no bite

    November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • Brad G

      How's that view there in your upper deodenum?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • Hitman

      If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch and whine!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • DR. Zuess

      That's the US now, all bark, no bite. We're going to get used like a cheap date by Iran and all of the other newly elected Islamofascists. Oh, wait a minute, we already we're bent over in Benghazi. The new norm...

      November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • Jack 63

      Beware the reaper which will claim you without warning.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
      • Tahi

        Hahaha... What a fool

        November 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
    • Pippi Longstocking

      Huh? What? Who are you? Never mind. Go play with your Hookah pipe.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • roy

      I've been there, I'm sure the Iranians will be just like the rest hiding behind women and children.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • Paul

      Looks like the Iranians couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. One of out drones could probably take out one of their fighters. Thats funny. What a bunch of idiots!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Reply
    • Sharon

      Tahi-The US does not have taliban forces, thank you!!! We are not cowards like the taliban that hides behind women and children!! We actually have soldiers that know how to fight!!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Reply
      • TXdrummerboy

        "American Taliban" is an American pop-culture reference for far right-wingers (evangelicals) who would love to see a country run by "Old Testament" laws and punishment for breaking those laws ... not unlike the real Taliban.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
    • James

      That is the way Boobus Americanus operates. Arrogant and ignorant of what their beloved military does everyday to the mostly brown peoples of the world over there. They would be screaming bloody murder if drones blew up wedding parties, killed children of American citizens, starved women and children by the thousands with sanctions over here. But as long as it is there who cares? After all God is an American.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
    • OneWhoKnows

      Flew an F-4 e Phantom. Happy to fly a little close air in your front yard, Tahi. When you find out what an m-61 cannon does to your sphincter, you'll likely keep your idiotic piehole shut.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
    • American Mike

      You puny retard. Do you realize how indulgent of your idiocy and lunatic religion the West is? In the future, likely 10 to 20 years, reliance on your area of the world for oil will end. The west will leave and you will withdraw into the sand castle you were left with in the 15th century when the west obviated the need for your brand of insanity and went around Africa to the Orient.

      Can't wait.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
      • Tahi

        Im a Christian you idiot.. I'm just not a fanatic like yourself

        November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • James

      Yes, they are cowards too. Bring back the draft and this unending war and interjection into the affairs of other sovereign nations ends in about 90 days. As long as they have someone else to fight their illegal wars for them, it will never change.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
    • American Freedom Fighter

      Up yours Tahi. I'd love to meet you in a dark alley and show my American cowardice face down eating pavement you POS.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • shine

      Oblah blah blah........Oblah blah blah..........You'd better get back to your sheep. Can't hear him calling you?
      Oblah blah black sheep have you any bull? yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  47. Hitman

    Obama he say" I blame this on the video"!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
  48. Jack 63

    Sounds like it is time to up our drones to air to air capabilities.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
  49. steve

    so the administration sat on another story about the middle east (libyia) and how long did the major new outlets know about this good timing to bring this story out now what else do u have that u havent told us about...great journalism keep u good work!!!!!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • Bill

      There can be no other reason of course! Do your think that's why the President won the election? It's a conspiracy!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
    • scarf

      You're obviously a Wikileaks supporter.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  50. DARNELL

    The real terrorist is in the white house! THANKS AMERICA!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • lk

      You're VERY welcome!!!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
    • reaperfearer

      You're welcome!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • efu

      Go to canada if ur so unhappy

      November 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Reply
    • blue jay in cali

      UMADBRA? oh wells glad to be of service.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Reply
  51. Apolcalypto

    They did it for Trayvon, Obama World sucks.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
  52. Emma

    Obama is doing the provoking and of course, sources like CNN leave this part out.

    From the Huffington Post- WASHINGTON - On Wednesday morning, as many Americans sifted through the voter data and exit poll numbers of President Barack Obama's reelection the night before, the Twitter feeds of close watchers of Yemen lit up with reports of another sort of presidential event: an apparent U.S. drone strike had killed several individuals in that country.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • Brad G

      Obama didn't want them to suffer torture in Gitmo.
      .
      So, he just blasted their guts all over the desert.
      .
      He's so compassionate.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
      • roy

        Trials for some, automatic execution for others

        November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • adrshepard

      Yeah, because the Iranians care SO much about the Yemenis.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Reply
    • BigduckD

      Yemen lit up with reports of another sort of presidential event: an apparent U.S. drone strike had killed several individuals in that country.

      72 of them for each of my friends that died on the USS Cole. Keep launching.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  53. Mike from Calgary

    US Military says this drone was "Unarmed". Why would any country in the Middle East believe that.
    The Iranian Fighters involved could have destroyed the US Drone with shells or missiles with no problems whatsoever.
    In turn, the USA could reciprocate and destroy any target anywhere on the face of the earth. We all know that the US Military and its Commander in Chief will exercise great restraint, tact and diplomacy where appropriate, but when the Commander in Chief deems it in that national interest, the USA will pursue, target and destroy those persons, organizations, industries and facilities that threaten it. If Obama decides that military action is necessary, GOD HELP WHOEVER IS SUCH MILITARY TARGET!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • maxandmurray

      Totally agree.... and when countries start shooting at our Deltas and United commercial planes ... we need first to make sure there was no one one the plane that may have made a movie or comment about another country that may justify an apology first.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  54. MSM is arm of Obama campaign

    Barbara – Why didn't you disclose when you learned of this story?
    Is this another CNN gov't propaganda case like CNN did in Iraq?
    If so you are an enemy of the American people.
    Do you still believe the anti muslim video may have caused this? Ask the White House.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • Moreliberty

      True...it was CNN that was paid off by the Iraqi regime to down play various news stories.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
  55. Getoverityoulost

    Seems to me we got some poor losers in here. Whats worse, the republican party is dying. Good luck getting anyone in the office of president ever again. And by reading your hateful,scare the ppl into war comments, Thank god we wont have any more of you irresponsible knee jerks in office.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • brooks

      good luck getting obamas agenda through congress

      November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • Moreliberty

      You are a fool if you think they Obama admin isn't trying to get us into more war. This is nothing but another Gulf of Tonkin incident.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Reply
      • American Mike

        war economies make jobs, big wars make lots of jobs

        November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • king

      I know democrats are happy that Obama won but have you ever thought about the fact that he is going to be responsible when our financial system collapses? This will be proven to us in 2014 midterm elections

      November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
      • lk

        If the financial system does callapse blame the house and senate...they are the law makers. They haven't been doing their jobs so if you want to be mad please point your anger at them.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
      • herpaderp

        Why do you hate Amurca?

        November 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
    • Magneto

      Shut up fruit.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • glassman1

      I retired Army Ranger. It's people like me who keep you safe. You put the "jerk" in knee jerk.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
    • maxandmurray

      Not dying .... surrendering.

      We are going to become the party of "YES" ... and give Obama and Reid and the rest of the Democrat absolutely everything they want. Let them tax, spend and giveaway to their hearts desire.....increase deficits and add to the national debt at amazing totals.

      Then, when the country's economic, credit and moral compass are imploded .... the Obama voters will beg the Repulicans to clean up the disaster created by the irresponsibility and ignorance of the Democrat reign.

      If you can't lick 'em ... join 'em . They will self-destruct.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
      • BlameObama

        Now you're talking! The faster the better – you know even if you tax the rich at 100%, the govt will only run for 82 days. How stupid they are...

        November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • BlameObama

      So you are good with one-party rule – sounds a lot like communism to me. I can only hope we collapse in my lifetime. Communism/Socialism has killed more humans than anything else in our history. Look it up sometime. Get a real education. While you are at it, get a job and off the govt dime too!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • Obama is a traitor

      Obama Admin suppressed this info for a week!!

      This evil man should be impeached immediately

      November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
    • DGregor

      Good luck collecting all your freebies once the government has run out of everyone else's money.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
    • Bearfuel

      You're just a little too simple to realize that you Obama voters have pushed the country a little closer to Solialism.
      You appear to be so willing to give up your freedom and liberty for a "free" block of gum'nt cheese.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • steve

      say that when the next 9/11 happens and dont come crying to us republicans cause it will be on your heads dems get used to it just like libyia, hurricane sandy, this story. of course these are the only ones cause cnn, cbs, nbc, abc msnbc we all(republicans) know are worthless pieces of reporting and drink the democrats kool-aid

      November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  56. nowswimback

    Well gtfo of the Persian Gulf then. It's their territory. We can't afford this now anyways.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • brooks

      you must have missed the international waters part

      November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • king

      My fool liberal hack, there is something called "international waters"... Well DDDDDDDDDDDUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHH

      November 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • axion101

      What territory? The drone was in INTERNATIONAL airspace. "The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait, U.S. officials said, adding it was engaged in routine maritime surveillance."

      November 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • Bruce Gregory

      There was a story earlier in the week regarding a Russian attack sub patrolling along the East coast. Why don't you tell them to gtfo. How dare they. FOOL!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  57. Emma

    From the Huffington Post- WASHINGTON - On Wednesday morning, as many Americans sifted through the voter data and exit poll numbers of President Barack Obama's reelection the night before, the Twitter feeds of close watchers of Yemen lit up with reports of another sort of presidential event: an apparent U.S. drone strike had killed several individuals in that country.

    Obama is doing the provoking and of course, sources like CNN leave this part out.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • Moreliberty

      Obama'$ actions are of a murder and war monger. Obama, along with congress passed the NDAA...now he can selectively and indefinitely detain US citizens on US soil without their 4th and 5th Amendment rights.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • FZero

      It's sad that I have to explain this to you, but Yemen and Iran are actually different countries.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:44 am | Reply
  58. obamaphone

    I gots the solution! Everyone in Iran gets an obamaphone!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • beasn

      Don't give the commie in chief any ideas. *looks for the LIKE tag*

      November 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  59. harris

    We did not respond to the last Iran assassination attempt on the ambassador in New York and that set a precedence
    for more to come...

    November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  60. Billy

    Well, we use their soap (I was washing my hand when I decided to read the soap box) and buy their made-in-Iran military clothing to dress up the Afghan soldiers, police.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  61. uncdig

    First on CNN – nice try -it's been on every news channel for at least an hour now.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  62. Goldenrod

    To all of those who are so eager for more war in the Middle East: Volunteer to go and fight!

    November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
    • brooks

      why? thats what the military is for. We (including myself) pays them to do that.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
      • kc

        Agee. I appreciate and respect our military. But when it comes time to honor our country and protect it. STOP WHINNING! i

        November 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • steve

      already have done 2 x in irag 1991 and this current one where were u hidding under your moms skirt did u volunteer for the military or are u one of those who wants everyne else to protect their freedom?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
  63. Name*

    Charlesibj26@yahoo.co.uk

    November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  64. rick

    unfulfilled threats against the US fleet in the straits of hormuz, firing on but failing to hit an unarmed drone................ big mouths but no guts. The US reaction so far has been exemplary but you can only pull on superman's cape so many times before superman knocks you into the next century.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  65. Bribarian

    People should understand, Obama is the end of America.....Also, no more wars for zi0nism.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
    • fre3d

      oooooooooooo the obsessed and paranoid ramblings of a loser..........ooooooooooooo zionism!!........oooooooooooooooo

      November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • BobZemko

      Is that your Republican wet dream?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • bob

      I understand completly, you forgot your tin foil hat

      November 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Reply
  66. stan

    Will any of you internet warriors enlist into the military to fight if we go to war with Iran?

    November 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Reply
    • brooks

      no, thats what we have a military for. that is, after all, what they get paid for.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
      • herpaderp

        You bet. Lets start printing up the cash right now. Afterall, China's getting a bit squeamish about the bonds we sold them to finance the last two wars. But what's a few more trillion added to the debt when it comes to keeping up appearances. When the chickens come home to roost, we can just blame Obama anyway.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
    • maxandmurray

      H...ll no. Why would any law abiding, American citizen do that when American doesn't respect what they are doing enough to ensure their rights to vote.

      Let the illegal immigrants fight our wars in order to gain citizenship. Should cure a lot of them crossing our borders.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
      • Anne

        I agree!! I would have never thought of that but it is a wonderful idea.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
      • asdrel

        What did you do to earn your citizenship (assuming you are a citizen) besides just being born here.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
      • power4things

        France beat us to that idea long ago with the Foreign Legion, 5 years' service, new passport, no questions. Very few survived to collect ...

        November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
      • someone

        Oh shoot, 3 edgy 5 me.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
      • steve

        hey asdrel what have you dont...we pay taxes..you probably dont or never have. we volunteer to protect this great country for people like u. if u dont like it here leave as simple as that

        November 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • Tank

      ...42 years old and ready

      November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • David

      I'm a 63 year old Marine Corps vet, and I'd go in a heartbeat.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • Newt

      Air Force pilot for 10 years now. What have you done, braintrust?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • kc

      We can do battle with Cyber, Drone, and other warfare. They are doing it to us!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • Alphadog

      53 yo will be there in a flash. My son is a 21 yo Marine and I will always have his back!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
    • scarf

      I was going to go to Annapolis, but I realized I'd spend most of my military career in the brig since I could never in good concience accept Nixon as my Commander-in-Chief.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  67. rhio

    I think Obama should issue an appology for having the drone in that area. This is a terrible act by the United States. We have no busness being in that part of the world. I think we should start providing Iran with free food, housing and medical care. This will get them to finally be on our side...

    November 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Reply
    • maxandmurray

      LOL ... don't give the Democrats any ideas.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
    • Really

      You sir are either mentally retarded or unbelievably stupid.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • Newt

      Uh, you forgot the Obama phones. Your plan can't work without the free Obama phones.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Reply
      • steve

        or the GM cars

        November 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
      • muse1876

        Or the green agenda.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  68. richard

    I for one blame the Jersey Shore Videos for insulting Islam. The producers and actors of the show must be arrested.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Reply
    • maxandmurray

      Yes, and also that horrile reporter that caught President Obama on Mike telling Rusisia "afer the election, I'll have more flexibility".

      November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
  69. oxycon

    I don't know about the rest of you guys but I am so glad that CNN held this story until after the election!

    November 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Reply
    • Joseph

      CNN did not withold this article until after the election . . . the article stated that the Obama administration did not release this information until after the election. With all of the free loaders making a determined effort to vote for Obama, it probably wouldn't have made a lot of difference in the outcome of the election anyway.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • maxandmurray

      DAH....get with the program. Obama administration HELD BACK the info.

      As for your comment ......CNN is not on the government payroll (not that I know of, although it is a conclusion one could easily arrive at based upon their slanted reporting) .... It is the job of reporters to report the news ... NOT decide what Americans should or should not know.

      Your comment is rather frightening ... gives media a license to deceive Americans with your blessings.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
      • beasn

        Oh really? Former CNN reporter, Amber Lyons, says differently. CNN does get paid by despots and Obama, but I repeat myself, to do that very thing.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  70. subman

    There are a lot of spiteful, mean spirited people posting about this. The Real issue is we were fired on in international waters. Now I hear the same bozos who were screaming about the Administration revealing tactical information right after the Bin Laden shooting screaming about why tactical information wasn't released. You idiots need to spend some time in uniform to understand why this wasn't released earlier. Even though this little nugget was released I'd venture only about 10% of what they know was released. And most of the intel/info is in fact none of our business. That is if you want our Armed Forces to be able to safely complete their mission while the back-channel communications are working this out.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Reply
    • DR. Zuess

      Does Iran respect us? No. They will do what they please and get away with it too.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Reply
    • Walter W. Charles

      Finally, a rational poster!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Reply
    • Joseph

      I think you have your wires crossed, subman. Revealing info about our special ops team taking an enemy of the state out is the undermining our national security. Being fired upon by an armed agressor is info that should be revealed to the citizens of our country. But as you said, the main point is that we were fired upon in international waters. But after Iran watch Libya murder our Ambassador and three other brave American souls without as much as a slap on the wrist by the current administration, do they have any reason to stand down against us on neutral ground?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
      • beasn

        Um, Obama and Hillary watched those four Americans get killed too. And did nothing but lie about it and put a man in jail for insulting islam.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  71. Markus

    "Iranian military aggression in crucial Gulf oil shipping lanes." ? You should call it military aggression when the Iranian jets are in the US but when they fire on foreign drones flying at least close to their airspace, I'll have to defend Iran. Just imagine if suddenly drones of other nations would fly over the Atlantic coast. A military reaction by the US would be absolutely certain even if the drones wouldn't fly into the country! Don't get me wrong: I don't want Iran to have Nuclear weapons but you shouldn't be shocked if they fire on you because you would do exactly the same if the positions were reversed.

    (Sorry for eventual grammatical mistakes. I'm from central Europe.)

    November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Reply
    • Mason

      I'm not so sure about there, there have been Russian subs in international (key word) waters and we haven't been firing at them. Although I'll agree America is overstepping their boundary.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
    • Soozie B

      A U.S. traitor, still unknown, flew our most sophisticated drone and made a picture perfect landing in Iran this year. In partnership with the Soviets, they have shipped and aimed hundreds of conventional missiles in Venezuela capable of attacking our "homeland". Get used to this U.S., through appeasement and defense cuts we are now the prey.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
      • someone

        friend, you're dumb. Seriously. Please keep your tin foil hat on at all times. Never know when the government wants to read your mind.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
    • Jim908

      I disagree, we detected a Russian submarine 200 miles off the coast of Florida and then offered them safe harbor to ride out Hurricane Sandy.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
      • someone

        we detected him the second he left his docks, and tracked him all around the world. Believe me, we keep tabs on everyone's subs.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
    • cliffojm

      I don't want to pick nits, but you DID read the part of the story which indicated that the drone was flying in INTERNATIONAL air space, NOT in Iranian air space, right?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
      • Markus

        Yes I did that's why I wrote "at least close to".

        November 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • kc

      stay there

      November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • adrshepard

      That happens regularly with surveillance boats and aircraft around Alaska. The US doesn't open fire on any of them in international airspace or international waters.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
  72. jw

    "alan
    Has Obama apologized yet?"

    have you for your slander ? Sore loser pos.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Reply
    • ModernMan

      Slander? Seriously? You are the Dou ch e bag pos.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  73. Dumb

    There are plenty of instances that we have foreign military within striking distance off of the east coast. See russian nuclear subs, chinese attack subs. We dont shoot at them do we?

    November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Reply
  74. J G

    Obama is a coward. Turning America into the laughingstock of the world. The problem is when you allow all this aggression around the world to go on unchecked, they no longer fear you.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Reply
    • BobZemko

      You've seen "Rambo" too many times.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  75. J G

    Very convenient for the Administration to sit on this until after the election. lol. And there's nothing wrong with it – why would you hide it, unless Obama didn't want to come off as weak by not responding to the Iranian aggression?

    November 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Reply
    • Rose

      First the president won't talk about Benghazi, now this! Are the Iranians testing to see how much they can get away with? I fear America is a laughing stock to these nations.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
  76. mariadelosangeles

    Re the China incident, the US plane was flying over internation water.

    Then, just last week we learned that a Putin sub was trolling around close to our shores.

    The real issue is how Iran perceives an Obama response. After Tuesday, not so likely.

    Enjoy the further dismantling of a former superpower .....

    November 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Reply
    • WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT

      Just wait till the inauguration is over then you'll get your answer. And by the way, you can relay that message to Assad and Adminidajad too! There was a reason why operation Geronimo was so secretative!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
  77. KenG

    How can anyone with a brain say that shooting at an American aircraft, manned or unmanned in international airspace is not an act of war! Benghazi, now Iran. Who's next to attack American interests without a response from our government, except to ignore it? Our naval forces in the area should have blown the Iranian jets out of the sky. The Obama administration cannot continue to look away from these incidents. Continuing to let the Iranian government act in this manner will only lead to further development of their nuclear weapons program and eventually lead to a ground war after Israel attacks their nuclear sites! Mr. President, stop this now!

    November 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
    • kalo

      So a Chinese drone flying near our borders is shot down by us, meaning china now has the right to attack NY. Ya, perfect sense.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Reply
      • Fred

        Kalo, please post a link to said incident.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
      • kalo

        It was a logical exercise explaining the reverse of the situation against USA's main rival; china.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  78. Dave

    Launch the alert 5's, and splash them next time.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
  79. kalo

    You people are hopeless, CNN has to get turncoats to give information like this and the public shouldn't know where every drone/combat unit/ship/sub is at all times. Remember the ww2 blacked out letters? No one was hurt and we were spying on them, USA would have done the same if the situation was reversed...except well hit the thing.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
    • EmptyChair

      not in international airspace. The Chinese and Russians do it all the time (and vise versa). It's like the Russian bombers that we turn away from time to time- we don't shoot at them either.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Reply
  80. jarhead48

    No love for Obama at all, now is the time to unite. War is a terrible thing, for all those who rattle sabers, unless you've been shot, shot at or had someone close killed because of it, do not be so quick to jump into it...if Iran attacks or kills or maims an American, then we "do" 'em!!

    November 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
    • The Boodge

      Last time i checked, most of the ied's that killed & maimed 1000's of US troops in iraq & afghanistan came from iran!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  81. sofakingdabest

    Send a drone with a missle attached.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
  82. Barack the Jack Off

    It's ok people. We have oppressed the Iranians and we need to let them vent on the big bad US of A. By the way now that I'm re-elected I'll Vladamir Putin know I'm ready to tear down missle defense because we shouldn't something better than anyone else

    November 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
    • EmptyChair

      Next stop returning the statue of Liberty and surrendering to France.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
      • WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT

        Four More Years!!!

        November 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
      • blue jay in cali

        hehe UMADBRA?

        November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  83. Mike

    Hey, CNN! Is this "Security Clearance" a video game tie-in or something? No really. Stop this. This is world news with serious implications. Could we treat it with some ...

    Yeah yeah. I forgot. It's CNN.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  84. dmc

    Scare-tactics.-No-war-with-iran.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
    • Hitman

      Just more bowing down to them!

      November 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  85. ron

    you Obama bashers can move to Canada. No one is holding you here hostage. Jersey people were told to leave, but they didn't, so now you blame the president. One man is one man! That is why we have FEMA, national guard, local and state government. One person does not control 250 million people. Get real!

    Now for Iran. Don't worry about it. Our military has it under control. We just can't react to every little thing that happens. I'm sure if that drone had been hit, we would have had our own jets react to it. We won't let Iran have nukes. It will not happen. First, you try with pressure as we are doing now along with other countries. If all fails, then we will have to attack causing loss of life on both sides, oil prices will skyrocket and that just efects everything else in the econmy. You try to find a solution before destruction.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
    • Hitman

      Thanks for the update Michelle since your husband is too busy!

      November 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
    • KMX

      Did you say that during Katrina Ron? Doubtful.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
    • Name*Daveincincy

      Says the nimrod who blamed bush for Katrina. If republicans leave, that would leave the military 90%vacant

      November 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Reply
    • John Galt

      One Man could be Hitler.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Reply
    • WOWMOM

      Hey Ron, you and the president would like us true Americans to leave to make it easy on you. It isn't going to happen.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
    • maxandmurray

      You are TOTALLY missing the point. Why were Americans not told on November 1 when it happend?

      As for FEMA ..... might want to fly up to Staten Island....FEMA is not there, they pulled out because of the snow....and when they were there, they weren't in Staten Island.

      You surely overestimate the intelligence of our government and its administration....could be a costly misunderstanding.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
    • codeman

      I see you discovered that marijuana is legal in some states

      November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • Lola Linkletter

      Typical response from an O supporter (excuse-maker)...pathetic!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • FlyNavy72

      I totally agree. All we have to do is keep apologizing for all the aggression of the past. Because "This time it's different"

      All we need to do is bow to foreign dignaties to show our humility and any future aggression will cease. Because "This time it's different"

      Iran is only producing enriched uranium for nuclear reactors. Because "This time it's different"

      Isreal, You're on your own. Because "This time it's different"

      November 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • OneWhoKnows

      Hey Ron,
      I have a house directly in Sandy's path. As of 4 days after it hit, FEMA had sent a grand total of 4 generators to NJ. Their response is as bad as Katrina. People here are furious with the obama photo op. The place is a mess, power still out to 10's of thousands. You have no clue.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT

      You can't blame Iran!!! They're worried about what's coming their way after the President is inaugurated.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • Lola Linkletter

      Also, if we move to Canada, there will be no one left in the U.S. to provide for all of the O supporters. Sorry Ron, but whether you like all of us conservative Republicans or not, we have no intention of going anywhere.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • John

      Hey Ron,
      You can kiss my ass....if I hear one more libtard tell someone who disagrees with socialism Ill take away your welfare check, food stamps, medicaid, section 8 housing, free phones, free tvs, free cash, and every other thing you turds steal from hard working Americans...So tell me Ronnyboy you mental midget, if we, the producers of this country – the ones who get up everyday drink coffee and go to work in order to fund all you lazy no talent/worth Obama puppets- left the country, who would pay for all your "free stuff"? Huh Ronnyboy? Oooops, seems we have a slight problem..Maybe you lazy libs in fact DO NOT have all the ultimate power...Poor liberal Obama puppets- they have to rely on the very people they hate and attack on a daily basis...At this point, seeing no future for this country I would love to compromise with the communist party aka the democrats...you take this side, well take this side...Good luck to you, don't bother us, don't visit us....Well see where we are in 10 years...WOULD LOVE THAT!! Then you could say we all left the country...of course, it wouldn't last too long for your side considering the producers would be living on the other side....at least youd still have your mural of Barrack Hussein Obama, that'll feed you I'm sure...Lets ask the American people? (and ask in this fashion)....Who would you rather have to leave this country? The people who sit on their lazy asses doing nothing except sit on the internet attacking people who pay the bill Or the people who make this country work....the ones who get up every day go to work, live THEIR lives wo forcing their lives on others, the ones who, bc they get up everyday and go to work, pay the majority if not ALL of the bill for these lazy idiots? I think you would be out of luck...loser puppet...Btw, Id like fries with that and after you finish my order you need to go clean the poo off the wall in the toilet area....Maybe if your good today, they will let you go outside and pick up trash...Dont worry libtard, they understand that liberals will collapse with fatigue if you work more than 8 hrs a week so you wont be over worked...Now, get those fries boy.....Damn, you liberals are some stupid stupid people

      November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
      • Matt

        wow your argument is terrible. instead of insulting someone for their opinion, try using logic and reasoning and maybe someone will take you seriously. and last i checked this was a free country. if your offended (which it sounds like you are from your hatred), then go somewhere else. get more educated so you have logical reasoning to argue your opionion because you sound very unintelligent, ignorant, and close-minded. just trying to help lol

        November 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
    • steve

      hey idiot u guys blamed Katrina on bush when all of NO was told to get out and there was transportation sitting there going no where so how is this not Obama's fault. I blame all these death on Obama just like u did on bush...and how many men/women have died since Obama took office ....oh right CNN holds these numbers back but for Bush it was lead story...wake the f up and c what your country is and if u dont like it move to the socialist countries like france and u will fit right in with them cowards

      November 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  86. Donnie

    I'm sure Obama will apologize for flying to close to there country then ease sanctions on them in a good faith effort. Thanks sheepel for another 4 years of wasted presidency.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
    • WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT

      I called my cousin Fleetwood Mac on election night and I said how you doing sis??? Well, she replied...LANDSLIDE!!! hehehe! Yea, FOUR MORE YEARS and the GOP in tears!!!

      Congratulations President Obama!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Reply
      • steve

        yes and u probably look like stevie nicks...at least she earned her money...where do u get yours. has Obama given u a free phone, car, house, job (not) why dont u move out to a socialist country and collect there benifits. Have u ever been over to the Middle east and seen what it is like there (no) and did u ever serve in military or done anything for your country other than collect unemployment and welfare?

        November 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  87. Name*Daveincincy

    Even the Iranians know Obama is a pu$$.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
    • thomas

      and that's why they missed an unarmed, unmanned drone. right. LOL

      November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  88. Arthur Mnev

    Here we go...
    1) obama adminstration did not disclose it before the election - what a surprise.
    2) Paper tiger in the office, lets see how Iranians will set him on fire....
    3) Clinton is bailing out... watch out for the replacement coming in....

    November 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  89. Concerned Citizen

    You know I was talking to my dad last night about how something needs to change, drastically, for the political landscape to change and a conservative to ever win the WH again. The Dems pretty must start every election about half way to the needed votes, just cause NY and Cal. and the Northeast always vote Dem. What could change it? Attack. I am not wishing attack on the US, but I do believe if we have an notion that we go into the next election with the same current landscape and expect any difference is absurd. People vote with their wallets, until they need to vote with their security. Obama is seen as weak by foreign nations. This is an attempt by Iran to test him. It will continue for the next 4 years.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Reply
    • kudson

      just like Us conducting war exercises where they have no right to
      go fly your drones in your country
      will you look the other way if Iranian drones flew over the US
      US the big bully should get a life

      November 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Reply
      • sam

        oooooooooooooo "a big bully"!!.........oooooooooo jealousy is so unattractive but the poster kudson aka kuduson is completely oblivious to his/her own missing half wit.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
      • Danny

        The big, huge difference is that we don't ask the rest of the world for help. The rest of the world BEGS for ours. So, that will sometimes involve using drones or guns or boots. If you don't like it, tell your precious little government to give back the millions of our money and don't cry when you're invaded in 20 years.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • Newton

      Reading all these comments is seriously making me lose hope in humanity at how idiotic, close-minded, and blindly over-patriotic people are.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
    • Oh really now?

      Clearly you have no idea what's going on internationally, or what other countries' opinion of Obama is. Turn off Fox. Turn off Limbaugh. Turn off Beck. Actually read and watch news outlets from other countries. Frankly, I'm pretty tired of knee jerk conservatives like you. I am a conservative, but I didn't vote conservative this time around. Romney would have been a train wreck. What you just experienced on Tuesday night wasn't a hijack, it wasn't a conspiracy. It was the US Democratic process in action. A president got elected by popular vote and by the Electoral College. I really wish other conservatives would understand that sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. This time conservatives lost. We had our chance with Bush W, and he was a disaster. Until a new conservative comes along who can reach out to the young and minorities, women and others, we will never win again. It's time to dump the Tea Party activists and return to a more centrist view of politics. If we don't we're toast. And by the way Obama is not considered weak. He ended the war in Iraq. He has warned Iran about nukes. He has held off Russian interest in Eastern Europe. His team nailed Bin Laden. Get a grip. Get your facts straight.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
      • Lola Linkletter

        And what we have facing us for the next four years won't be a train wreck as proven with the past four years? I'm sorry to hear you wasted your vote.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • lk

      So are u saying americans should vote republican because a republican in the white house would start a war with Iran for firing at an American drone? War is part of the reason we're in bad shape right now. The US has the largest military and best defense systems. We are capable of defending ourselves and I'm glad we have a president that doesn't fly off the handle because someone is supposedly testing him.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
    • Danny

      I live in NYC. We were attacked. And we still voted Dem.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
      • steve

        NYC is the reason NYS always votes democrat is because of the city. if u look at the whole state is is always republican it is the city that is the problem because half of u dont work...do u blame Obama for FEMA and LIPA i know i do

        November 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
    • Elizabeth

      Concerned Citizen- are you the same "Concerned Citizen" that accuses people of Communism on other sites and purposely gives bad ratings to exposes on the Koch Brothers ? If so, I'm not surprised by your comment. I think we need to hear more info before we jump to conclusions. Further, having a Republican in office does not always keep us safe. You do remember September, 11, 2001, right? We live in a world that is very troubled and it will continue to be troubled regardless of who's in office. It seems as though you and many others are always looking for evidence against our president. I do not believe that we are viewed as weak. Mitt Romney, however, has no foreign policy experience and would likely put our relationships with foreign countries in jeopardy.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
    • WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT

      Garbage! Weak in what way??? Weak by ending the illegitimate Iraqi war??/ Weak by killing the mastermind of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil??? Weak in overtghrowing a brutal dictator and bringing democracy to Libya??? Weak in bring democracy to South Sudan??? No, weak is when you spend 6 billlion dollars trying to win the White House and you end up losing the election by a LANDSLIDE.

      Congratulations President Obama!!! FOUR MORE YEARS!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  90. Mac McDuff

    The American people better get ready for WW 111 in the Middle East. There will be no protest to Obama's unprovoked attack on Iran and the war machine has their man Obama in office for this very reason. If Romney had won and started to take us to war the liberal masses would be martching on DC. When Obama takes attacks Iran there won't be a peep of protest for the liberal antiwar couwards. When the USA hits Iran it will be not only on its nuclear facilities, it will be on their entire military complex air, sea, bases government buildings along with power, water, roads, and killing all government officials including the Allotolas. Israel will be merciless wanting to turn Iran back to the stone ages. US military bases in Kuwait, some ships will have to take hits to justify the war, Gulf of Tonkin all over again. Peace, McD

    November 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Reply
    • maxandmurray

      Could you please repeat that? You have so many run-on sentences. I cannot even decipher what you are saying.

      Are you supporting nonaction or for it?

      November 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
    • KMX

      Well said

      November 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Reply
    • sam

      sounds like this was written from an air raid shelter in the basement of a mobile home.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  91. maxandmurray

    What is wrong with you folks......Obama was busy that day.

    On November 1, Obama was campaigning in Las Vegas at a college campus.....just like Benghazi.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Reply
    • Hitman

      We bad!

      November 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  92. dave

    provocation and testing the mettle.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Reply
  93. Target88

    NO PROBLEM...be sure next time the Drones are Armed !! Looks pretty bad for you when your best pilots aggravate a machine and get toasted.....

    November 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
    • bob

      Su-25 FROGFOOT. Ground attack aircraft. Not exactly the pride of the Iranian Air Force. Not exactly the type of aircraft you're looking for if you want to look big and scary.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • Tonyk

      I don't think we'll need to arm them, because if they were trying to shoot them down, they failed miserably and the Revolutionary Guard showed the world that they're ill-equipped, and can't shoot for s#*t.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  94. halo117

    How about making this a First on CNN....David Axelrod was telling Obama what to say all along. He couldn't use a teleprompter so the Moose lim found another way to cheat. I wondered why he was staring at Romney and also looking out in the audience. Now I know! Axelrod said he was taking over the campaign and he did. Hussein Obama is a embarrassment to the U S A to even be referred to as 'PRES.' He is a shameful liar and cheat... deserves punishment to the max!

    November 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Billy Bob Joe

      AMEN! We are on our way to see 100yrs of darkness! Obama is a terrorist within our country!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
      • Skipper Sam

        Sux to loose

        November 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  95. big d

    Man we are gonna miss not having Mitt in charge.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
    • CaliMom

      "are gonna" would seem to imply that we don't already.

      November 8, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply
  96. FlyNavy72

    As our great leader Gomer Pyle would say, "Surprise, Surprise, Surprise"

    Administration Response: We are so sorry, we didn't mean any harm, It was our fault for making you feel bad. We will stay farther away, so please don't do it again"

    November 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Hitman

      "Golly Sgt Carter"!

      November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  97. mr_bill

    "The Obama administration did not disclose the incident, which occurred just days before the presidential election on November 1, but three senior officials confirmed the details to CNN."

    President Kardashian will now spend weeks denying that it happened. The video will be leaked and the administration will stop denying that it and instead blame conservatives, Christians, Bush, Israel, and Calvin Coolidge's ghost for offending Iran. President Kardashian will then make a fast trip to meet with Ahmadinejihad. During the visit, President Kardashian will apologize for America (again) and give Ahmadinejihad a nice, slow rim job and ask if any amount of cash can be offered to atone for our offense against Iran. Then the US public will be mandated to attend muslim sensitivity classes.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
    • deargodwhathavewedone

      woot! you nailed it!

      why don't people get it? our lives are over. buy guns people.. the walkers are coming for you.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  98. modis

    Will Obama apologize? The traitor has a lot of bowing to do.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Shaw

      Did he apologize for Bin Laden, Khaddafi, and others??? Clown

      November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Reply
      • Alvin

        Benghazi? Clown.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • Russo

      Modis, you mean he actually has stopped bowing to them at some point of time?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  99. Isaac

    We should just step back, wash our hands of the whole region, and let Israel nuke them. Pull out all of our troops, stop all the money, and cut the leash. I guarantee it will be spectacular.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Draxta

      The only thing that will be spectacular, you knuckle head, is watching you throw a petulant frenzy at the gas pump after this magnanimous brain fart of yours.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
      • Russo

        FYI, we don't buy much if any oil from Iran (none in 2011). Europe and China do. While the overall prices will go up, we will not be as affected.

        On a positive note, we can start repossessing the Commie's "green energy" fat cats assets who grew fat on Americans' taxpayer backs while Americans suffered and grew poorer.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
      • Mike

        Yeah, if only we had oil we could drill for within our own borders so we didn't have to receive our energy from Totalitarian Socialists. Liberal fools, weaving the rope that our Republic will hang by, just as Vladimir Lenin stated. There's a reason the Communists always referred to the Democrat party as "useful idiots."

        November 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  100. alan

    Has Obama apologized yet?

    November 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Reply
    • Russo

      Jarret is on it. Although Mullahs are not buying it, demand Obama prostrate himself on the floor and beg forgiveness for arming Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda in Syria.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
    • brooks

      thats why we pay a military

      November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
    • Hitman

      Just as soon as he finishes ice cream cone!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • Ali

      Well, I hope you tough guys grow some balls and join the military when things go down. We have been at war since 2001 and you all have been on the sidelines talking smack. And don't tell me you have served because any honorable service man or woman never talks bad about their Commander In Chief.

      November 8, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
      • Steve

        Correction the USA has been at war in that part of the world since August 1990 officially and unofficially since November 1979

        November 9, 2012 at 12:54 am |
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