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 (3,881 Responses)
  1. jazon

    aggressive in the region? the region? isn't it their country ?!???

    November 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
    • Lost In Translation

      Did you not read the article. International air space. Doesn't that mean anything to you?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Reply
  2. DogRiver

    Let the mf'ers fire on a manned US jet and see what happens. Despite the Clown and Chief's best efforts, we STILL have the best military in the world!!!

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

    Iran has the right to defend itself.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
    • Ace

      Defend themselves in international airspace against an unarmed drone? Think before you post.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Reply
    • AdmiralCommodoreSquarePants

      ...in INTL waters? By being the aggressor?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Reply
      • Whah?

        As an Admiral-Commodore-SquarePants you would surely know that airplanes fly in airspace, not waters.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
    • Ismun Tucker

      If the drones were over Iraniean air space they have the right to defent themselves and their airspace. However, the article states the drones were over international air space hence they did not have the right to fire upon the drone. It icould be taked as an act of war.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Reply
    • SharpShtik

      Thanks for that idiotic comment Obama. Int'l, not Iranian, airspace.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Reply
    • ounceoflogic

      "Iran has the right to defend itself"... then the US has a right to give Iran something to defend itself from. Iranian sympathizers are few and far between even in o'bamaworld. You must be pretty lonely.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
    • Timothy

      Defend itself over international waters in international airspace? Nah, they were checking Obama's Balls, they were missing. Still are.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
    • OhioPatriot

      You probably think that Obama should apologize for this incident

      November 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Reply
    • jeffkrosel

      The right to defend itself against an unarmed drone in international airspace?????? Get a clue.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Reply
    • Bribarian

      You think if there were drones flying near America's borders there'd be any hesitation?

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

    It took a week and two days AFTER the election to publish this story? Did it come by carrier pigeon?

    November 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  5. BobZemko

    Maybe there was a picture of Mohammed painted on the nose of the drone. . . .

    November 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Reply
  6. dolce2010

    Some of you idiots believe whatever the media puts in front of your dumb looking faces. Most likely just another false flag operation conducted by your leader, Israel

    November 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Reply
    • DogRiver

      Go to hell.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
    • Timothy

      Well you would be the expert on dumb looking feces. You did say feces, right?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Reply
  7. Steely Mark

    Benghazi -Gate.....Amazing....Hillary Clinton is out of the country 350 days a year....and yet on 9/11....she is in the Rose Garden standing next to BHO....coincidence?...or maybe she knew something...like the rest of the current regime...

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

    Another attack cover up. What disgrace and a liar we just re-elected.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Reply
    • BobZemko

      Sounds like your diaper is full.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
    • duh

      Are you stupid? Where's the coverup? Is the military supposed to disclose every little thing that happens? More than that, how would this incident affect ANYTHING by being disclosed? Both Obama and Romney talked about the need to end partisanship. How about you get on board?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Reply
  9. Sly

    Iran did the correct thing. We were caught using drones to spy in Iran.

    This is a non-story.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
    • Literate

      Read please. The drone was in international airspace.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Reply
    • Ismun Tucker

      um, the story reads the drones were off the coast Kuaitand in international airspace, therefore they did not have the right to open fire. If fact, it could be coinsidered an act of war.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Reply
  10. dolce2010

    You american idiots believe everything the media puts in your stupid sheepish faces. Most likely it was another false flag operation conducted by your leader....... Israel.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  11. Jarhead

    Its Bush's fault

    November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  12. swisstoons

    The tyrannical regimes of the world can do anything they damn well please, now. It takes Obama six months to respond to crises and provocations...and they all know it. Only the American electorate is unaware of that fact...thanks to the corrupt mainstream media. Thanks to the media, 51% of Americans think Obama is a decisive leader. How do we get through the next 4 years? On our knees, I'm guessing. Or maybe we don't

    November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
    • scott68

      Wow, easy to see where the "Tea Party" is hanging out these days. Still upset at losing the election? Too shortsighted to see that it's your own crazy conspiracy talk and inability to process real facts that hurts you? Then again, maybe you all were just lunatics to begin with and the republican/tea party gave you a place to feel at home.

      Either way, it makes you easy to identify.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  13. James

    The question is that while Americans are struggling with their life now what can justify US presence in 1000s miles away to provoke other countries?
    US is supporting al-qaeda in Syria but fighting in Pakistan, US saying Iran is a threat to international peace but provoke Iranians to do something by sanctions, political rhetoric and presence near/over their borders, and so on

    November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  14. Arcy

    Iran would not have fired upon our drone if someone that no one has heard of made a b-rated film about Mohammed.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  15. RK

    Last week?!? Thanks, Pravda.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  16. Yeahnow

    So what, the US reserves right to fire warning shots and even destroy anything that comes close to their vessels in the gulf, in international waters. I guess the Iranian pilots wanted to do the same, to make a point of not getting too close to them. Seeing as how drones are used for some kind of "hidden" strikes in countries where no official US intervention is allowed, I doubt officials really want to go the "our drones officially represent us" ("you fire on them, you fire on us") approach. But selective interpretation of international law is nothing new. Has been under Bush, is under Obama. Always the same old games.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • James

      I agree 100%

      November 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
    • tajw

      Yes, U.S. ships have the right to attack something that gets near them and is agressive. I'd agree about the Iranians too except for a couple things...we have an unarmed drone flying about 250mph attacked by two supersonic cable jets that can shoot missles and fire cannons. Did you thing the drone was stalking them or something?

      As someone who has flown intelligence missions in int'l airspace...and flown with a Soviet Tu-95 Bear a few feet off our wing, I can assure I know what happens out there, and this was pure and simple aggression from the Iranians...and we did nothing about it.

      ...stand by for more of the same.

      You really should think before you post.

      November 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  17. Darin

    So let me get this straight..... The "Revolutionary Guard" couldn't hit a slow moving drone? And the Pentagon is worried? Or, is the Pentagon worried because Iran would fire at a drone? An, unmanned drone. Really? This is pure propoganda, people.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • BobJones

      They missed On purpose, moron. It was a message.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
      • JCM

        here I thought it was an unmanned drone, but, you were inside it, BobJones, watching all the time. Perhaps you could give us an I-Report. Then again, you're just blowing smoke like the rest of the commenters that "know" how it went down.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  18. Jack

    Obama didnt want it to be an election issue only three days left and I dont blame him. This election should be about the economy and such. Besides, you never know maybe Iran was trying to meddle with our election like OBL tried to in 2004. Screw em.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
  19. boniman

    No, country is afraid of Obama. He has bent over for all of them. Some may call in bowing. I call it taking instead of standing up strong for our country. he is such a wuss. The entire concept of him killing Obama he knew where he was for a year took him that long to pull the trigger. He is a coward.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • BobZemko

      I'd love to see a scan of the inside of your head. Like a fire drill at the county asylum.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
      • BobJones

        Get your free ObamaPhone yet? No, I didn't think so.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
      • Trad

        You sure you haven't been looking at your own scan??? Moron!

        November 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  20. Midwesterner

    Why didn't we hear about this last week? Romney was right about those shipping lanes. Wow...nice cover up media.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  21. Arnold from Boston

    It's Front page, top of the page on FOX. I can just imagine the new cover-up charges they are vomiting up!!
    Time for another investigation. Obama stole the election!!
    Get over it already. Romney lost by landslide.
    I think they released it because someone found out and they had no choice.
    Two ways to view this – like the article said – they aimed to miss and did – or – they aimed to hit it and couldn't.
    Let's not make a Mount Everest out of this.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Reply
    • Bruce Belligan

      Sure, lets not make a big deal out of this. After all, raping and murdering our Ambassador was no big deal either. Throw in the death 3 additional US citizens just to make it less of a "big Deal".

      November 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Reply
    • TX_CHL

      You call 50% of the popular vote a landslide? You're an intellectual cripple and/or a liar. Likely both.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Reply
    • espo

      You must not be able to read/comprehend graphs much. Or are you just plain dumb. This was not a landslide regardless of what the dear leader and his minon's tell you to think

      November 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Reply
    • FREEDOM

      Everything you have said is not factual. And Romney did not lose by a landslide. This country is severly divided in HALF – and you can thank your almighty Obama for that one.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Reply
  22. martin

    CNN BELATED NEWS BULLETINS..Jackson plea deal; rising al queda in syria; Iranians fire on drone . Oh really cnn...Obamas Pravada.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  23. Arcy

    So what if Iran shot down our drone! American Idol is about to come on, folks! Besides, Obama got Bin-Laden!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
    • SARAH

      Thanks to all the intelligence that was gathered during the Bush administration and the Navy seals.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Reply
      • John

        You mean "Mission Accomplished" by President GW Bush after capturing Saddam and NO WMD in Iraq and NO Osama ?
        You realized that Bush focus is in Iraq and some Afganistan not Pakistan.

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

        Amen. Little detail our democrat friends refuse to acknowledge.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
      • TX_CHL

        John, the entire world was fooled about WMD's in Iraq because Saddam wanted us and more importantly Iran to believe he had WMD's. Do you not read much?

        November 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
  24. Tembisa

    Reblogged this on World Chaos.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  25. PL

    Iranian pilots flying Russian jets..missed the drone. Kind of funny.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
    • BobJones

      On purpose, moron. It was a message.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Reply
      • Bruce Belligan

        Really!? You know this how? Did the new US Transporter beam beam you off of the SU-27 flight deck?

        November 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
    • ahmad hakimjavadi

      Iranning pilots, flying russian jets, firing on american drones and missed!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  26. jules Levine

    why did you wait until after the election to release the story????????

    November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
    • Edward

      They didn't want to report on it last week because it may have made the great leader Obama look bad. This news agency is a joke.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Reply
  27. Eric

    Can anyone say Arthur Neville Chamberlain?

    November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
    • TX_CHL

      Yes. Barrack Hussein Obama.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Reply
  28. jeff

    WOOHOO lets see what are nutless wonder boy will do.........................

    November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  29. Jim Denney

    I sure hope Hillary and our Commander in Chief have plans to run commercials apologizing for those drones.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
    • BobJones

      LOL!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
  30. warmonger

    OMG. its WWW3. ALL HANDS ON DECK. LETS GET EM! FORGET THE ECONOMY! ITS IRANIANS !!!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  31. BobJones

    It is very easy to shoot down a drone with guns and target acquisition – unless the drone was being evasive (not likely). So if the drone is still flying today, it is because Iran wasn't trying to take it down. Just sending a little message to the Obama admin. So, Obama, did you get the message?

    November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • Cheese Wonton

      Care to tell us what makes you qualified to make that statement. It is, in fact, very very difficult for a combat jet to hit s slow mover like a Predator or a helicopter. My qualification is that of a former military pilot.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Reply
      • Trad

        Thank you for your service if what you said was true.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
      • Literate

        Yep, you and Chuck Yeager, old buddies. Dream on.

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

      President Obama needs to "talk" to the Iranians and express his displeasure....

      November 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  32. Sly

    Let's see – Bush kills 40,000 Americans so he can liberate Muslims. We all know how much Republicans like Muslims right?

    But when 4 guys camped out in the middle of a civil war get killed, "oh boy, now thats a big story. 4 dead!".

    Hmmm ... y'all Republicans love war so much you are mad that President Obama ended the Bush Oil War in Iraq and ended the Afghanistan debacle.

    Republicans are actually angry that President Obama executed our 2 biggest enemies: Khadafy and Bin Laden.

    Yeah, that's what America needs – attack Iran with drones to start WWIII.

    Gosh, Republicans love war. I've hated them since Vietnam – remember? Killed 1 million civilians so we could steal their mineral wealth. Didn't work, and now Vietnam is our rich friend in Asia.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • BobJones

      Moron, the Dems voted for it too. What is wrong with your memory or are you intentionally stupid.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
    • Chicago

      You are what real men refer to as a pu55y.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
    • unavailable

      Hum..Kennedy...Johnson....nice try....Go read that old stack of Time magazines in your dusty old closet in that one bedroom slum apartment of which you call home.....you might learn something...

      November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • MATTY13

      WWI....Democrats..Wilson, WWI....FDR...Democrat....Vietnam....Kennedy Johnson, Democrats. Obama will be bombing Iran soon. He's a democrat. You just hate Republicans and are looking for a reason...just can't find a good one.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
    • Shark

      Vietnam. I remember it well. That was the Kennedy/Johnson war, wasn't it?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
    • Cheese Wonton

      A bit loose with your facts Sly. US tropps are out of Iraq but remain in Afghanistan at least until 2014 and in all likelihood beyond that. US forces killed Osama bin Laden only. A Libyan militia, not US forces, executed Mohamar Kadafy.
      The Hellfire missiles uses semi-active laser homing and has no ability to hit an airborn target. I know that weapon well.. It cannot be used against another aircraft.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
    • Cap74

      Sly, That's one of the most uninformed and idiotic things I've ever read. I don't recall 'Bush killing 40,000 Americans'. About 4,000 members of the combined armed forces died in the Iraq War. More American service members have died in Afghanistan during Obama's presidency than during Bush's. Vietnam? The war began under Kennedy and was greatly expanded under Lyndon Johnson, both Democrats. Look it up. The war concluded due to peace talks under Nixon and the Democratic Congress voting to end funding for the war. I agree that 'attacking Iran with drones to start WWIII' would be unwise. That is not what happened here, as simple reading skills would have revealed. Still, whatever is happening right now would be the result of Obama's foreign policy.

      Your understanding of history, cause and effect, and basic reading comprehension leaves much to be desired. Keep hating Republicans with irrational contempt and twisted logic. Apparently, you're not alone.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
    • Richard

      Iraqi War Resoultion: passed the House of Representative’s 297 – 133 with 82 democratic votes. It passed the U.S. Senate 77 – 23 with 29 democratic senators voting in favor. In fact the resolution could not have passed the Senate without democratic support as there were only 48 republican senators at the time.

      JFK was responsible for U.S. troops in Vietnam. Try as you may, you can not rewrite history.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply
    • Literate

      Sly's grasp of history is suspect. But who cares about facts these days- it's all about arguing!

      Rage on illiterate American!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Reply
    • Sly

      Vietnam did start under Ike, and JFK did participate. LBJ was really a Republican, like most southern Dem's. Iraq war had 100% Republican support, was started by Bush Sr and Jr, and yes, some Dem's did vote for it. When it started, only 4% of us had the balls to protest and point out that it will end just like Vietnam, with the 96% who favored it originally stating that it was a huge mistake.

      Ok, 4,000, not 40,000. 4,000 Americans Dead, 500,000 civilians dead. So we could 'liberate our Muslim brothers'?

      I don't think Bush was in Iraq to help any Muslim. Republicans don't like Arabs – just read some comments.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Reply
  33. brianhays

    what does it say about your air force when you can shoot down a drone.... LOL..... they fired continuously!! Iran is such a joke...... thanks for letting us know we have no threat from your air force as we make a glass factory out of your country!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • David Edmunds

      I seem to remember that an Iranian airliner Iran Air flight 655 was shot down in 1988 with all 274 passenger dead. The captain received a medal on his return.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
      • Cheese Wonton

        The helicopter from the frigate USS Bagley had been shot at in international waters by an Iranian missile. Bagley and the cruiser USS Vincennes engaged six Iranian fast attack craft in their waters, one of which was the craft that shot at Bagley's helicopter. During this engagement that ill-fated airliner took off from Bandar Abbas, a joint civil and military airfield. Due to a lack of comms on international air traffic control frequenceis and no transponder squawk, Vincennes interpreted the airliner as a hostile Iranian Air Force aircraft and shot it down.
        What few in the US know is that the crew of the Vincennes had to pick the bodies out of the water afterwards and the whole crew felt horrible afterwards.
        The Iranians later tried to kill the wife of the Vincennes skipper by bombing her car in San Diego. I remember that day well.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  34. 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 3:45 pm | Reply
    • tajw

      I'd agree with you, except I don't think 97% of Americans CAN read....and those that can, don't do it.

      They'd rather get their information in 30 second bites from the MM ... which means they aren't informed...just indoctrinated.

      November 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  35. bitter49er

    Time for Prezzy Obama to polish off another apology speech. Must be Iran was upset that the video guy got a measly year in jail.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
  36. MATTY13

    Iranian Su-25's firing missiles at a drone and they couldn't hit it. Good sign there.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Reply
    • The Fume

      They didn't fire missles they fired their onboard guns.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • Zwei Stein

      I believe it was guns...not missiles.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  37. Mike OB

    My question is who is crazy enough to mess with Obama. Everyone who goes against him is either a broken husk(Trump, Romney) or dead ( Bin Laden, majority of Taliban leadership)

    November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Reply
    • jeff

      WOW are you kidding me....what and idiot you are.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
    • efu

      Agreed

      November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
      • Stu in Iowa

        Just exactly what was posted that isn't true my tin foil friends?

        November 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
    • Zwei Stein

      Somali pirates.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Reply
  38. Chris

    Now USA is using drons all over the word to assasinate, destroy, kill civilians and it considers it to be for their interest??
    This is called AGRETION by international law, DECLARETION OF WAR and "democrats" have forgoten what the THRUTH
    is, WHAT IS RIGHT or WRONG and than you are wonvering why the whole word is turning against you.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • not correct

      LOL @ you neo cons. So either the democrats are scared pansies who will lose the country to terrorists, etc., AND/OR they're bullies and stick their noses where they shouldn't be. Well which is it?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • pgh

      Agreed.... And then people scratch their heads and say Gee, who would ever be so angry as to pull a 9/11? Duh duh duh. If you engage in aggression and imperialism and oppression of other countries and meddle in their business, it shouldn't be a big surprise if they decide to fight back. Quit meddling in other countries' business!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • MATTY13

      With an understanding of the possibility of English not being your primary language, the world is not turning against the U.S.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
      • SamWhitman

        Matty, even a foreigner can use spell check.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
    • hookdonfonix didn't werk 4 U

      Wow, your so gud at speling. I can tel U hav a collage degree like mee!

      Do yourself and everyone else a favor and STOP watching TV and reading the news. You're too stupid to understand or decipher either one.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
      • muse1876

        I can tell you are a liberal because you attack someones spelling but not his message. Too bad you didn't realize what a looser Obama was before you voted. What will Obama do? W

        November 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  39. Bribarian

    America has spoken, no more wars for zi0nism.

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

      Yeah, funny how Israelis frown on allowing their Orthodox males to participate in combat, but are all-so-eager to have our young teenagers spill their blood for their wars of aggression in order to steal more land and grow the size of their country.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Reply
      • Literate

        Like you know anything about Israeli military prowess. Research Israel's results in the 1967 war, or in 1973. Read about how Israeli troops brilliantly trapped the Egyptian 3rd army in the Sinai. You sir require an education- not the kind you've likely received at the university of your choice. If you hate Israel, fine. But don't be such a peevish little illiterate.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  40. alligator face

    emmediate retaliation is in order.....shoot down those incompetent jets

    November 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  41. Anonymous

    scandal, scandal. Whatever.

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

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

      November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
      • Alive and well in Texas

        Idiot !

        November 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
      • unavailable

        Nice comment...time will come around, white folks educate them selves, and if need be, maybe we'll start to reproduce again and next time, just screw diversity....

        November 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
      • Justin

        Whites got him elected...fool

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

        In time you will be sorry as well. We have all lost.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
      • efu

        Haha whites wont populate fast enough and soon there wont b any whites left cuz everyone.will b a light shade of brown haha cant wait for.the end of white people

        November 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
      • chris28

        umm you do know that his victory came from white people don't you. blacks and latin are the minority voters(that means that there are more white voters than blacks and latins). so obviously there are white people(most of them young) that voted for him.that's why he won. so relax maybe read a book and learn so you won't sound so ignorant. so i guess the white people are the one's saying lol to your stupid post. cnn should invent a dumb people filter to block dumb people like you from talking s**t on these posts. if it werent for white people that are democrats, he would't have won in 08 nor now in 12.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
      • DaGayle

        @efu, ever seen Idiocracy?

        For some reason, your post reminds me of it...

        November 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
      • FREEDOM

        The irony is that the Hispanics (who supported Obama) will be the ones to suffer first when Obamacare kicks in. They will not get jobs because small business owners will stop hiring, and they will not be able to pay for their own insurance, which will be a mandate, and they will be fined by the IRS. They will probably end up going back to Mexico, because their life will be better there. So, their vote will have basically deported themselves.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  42. Reny757

    Iranian military aggression will continue more frequently now that Obama has been reelected. No respect for him anywhere in the world. Except for 51% of American voters.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
    • Alive and well in Texas

      Amen !

      November 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
    • YYY

      The US military's priority is to have a reverse feature..

      November 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Reply
    • david

      Yep. They would have respected Romney, though. *rolls eyes

      November 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Reply
    • Obama Biden 2012

      First off, that's 51% of American's who have the countries best intrest at heart. And Iran isn't going to retaliate more becuase he was reelected, they most likley will retaliate less. You would think because the Obama Administration has taken out most of the terrorist leaders and has ended a war for oil that Bush started, that Iran would be scared of the American military, and they are. We have the strongest military in the world and that is not going to change. Romney wanted to add extra boats, planes, and people to the military, but the nobody is asking for it. If the leaders of the any of the branches of the military need extra guys, vehicles, or other resource they would probably ask for it. And since they aren't and since were pulling out of a war (not going into one) we don't need more military force. So we will just wait and see if Iran doesn't retaliate at all or if they declare war. I think based off this info that you know the answer. (Hint: It is that they won't retaliate more, if you didn't get my drift.)

      November 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
      • FREEDOM

        You are delusional. People like you need to move to Europe where you like the system of government controlling every part of you life! Half of America has clearly spoken that they don't want America to be that way – so don't spout off about America's best interests !

        November 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
      • KMX

        Love the left. They are so delusional. In their world, Bush invaded Iraq for no reason other than oil. No matter how much truth you put in front of them, they won't listen to anything other than what Rachel Maddow tells them.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
  43. Bob

    3 million Republicans didn't vote Tuesday. Blame them for what we have the next 4 years.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Reply
    • frank3108

      You're right.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • Zwei Stein

      Can't blame them...they didn't know if they had a candidate.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
    • DaGayle

      Amen!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
  44. erniedavidson

    Excellent! We should all fire on the drones!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Reply
  45. David Gilpin

    So we are just "now" finding out? How convienient. I'm sure it had nothing to do with revealing the incompetence of the present administration just prior to the election. That is why more people are looking to Fox News and steering away from the liberal media outlets like CNN NBC and ABC.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • Mike OB

      Old white people. That's the fox base. Very few new viewers

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

        At least the old white people have a clue what is going on in the country. All you want is a handout.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
      • John Clark

        And those old white people are the ones still paying this countries bills.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
      • Fred Evil

        But Bob, the old white people DON'T have a clue what's going on.
        I don't need a handout, I probably pay more in taxes than you do, slacker.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
      • phadras

        Old white people eh? So you're a total bigot, age, and race. Way to go chump. I pity you. You will never know freedom and you damn sure are not an American.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
      • BobJones

        Fox leads all of the networks with viewers. So, at least they have viewers. Sponge Bob has more viewers than MSNBC, troll.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
      • Fred Evil

        REAL news station don't care about RATINGS, they care about FACTS.
        Get back to us when Faux Opinion has ANY FACTS AT ALL.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
      • Mike OB

        Well, obviously they don't... And are we talking about the same old white people taking Medicare checks every month? Git ur gubment hands off my Medicare! Lol living in la la land in Fox News world. You clowns lost.. Back to you shanties!

        November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
      • melissa p

        Mike OB– I'm a mixed race (READ NOT WHITE) under 30 college educated(with a masters too) WOMAN who watches FOX. While I feel like the anomaly in my demographic, I know i'm not alone–we just don't advertise in obnoxious bumper stickers and social media posts.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
      • Jane

        I'm an "old white" person and I wouldn't watch Fox News if it was the only news show available! So, yes, some of us DO have a clue what is going on.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
      • Cheese Wonton

        The mental image some of these replies conjures in my mind is the old Gunsmoke character Festus getting riled up over nothing, some dumb old white fool with no sense of proportion getting angry for the wrong reasons. Soon enough all the boomers will be tucked safely in their graves and the nation can then finally, hopefully, become a modern 21st Century society. Right now some of this society borders on being the Taliban with nice cars and Asian electronics. The difference is not as much as some of them would claim, that's for sure.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
    • kalo

      Are you also one of those types of people that cried out at George Bush when an American solder died...or the Twin Towers? No, then you should use the same logic to go "It was just a drone and they Missed" then again, OH DEAR GOD BLACK PRESIDENT so you forget the previous admin; you people are either sick in the head or delude yourself.

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

        Barack is black? Seriously, why did you have to bring race into this? Only side that EVER brings race into discussions is the LEFT.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
    • pgh

      Riiight...... because all of us want to get immersed in one more war? I blame the media, not so much the politicians. If the media wasn't a.) incompetent and/or b.) bought and paid for by big corporate/the military-industrial-complex, we'd have heard about this before the election. But I for one do not wish to see another war. It's questionable whether the drone was really out of Iranian airspace... it would be so convenient for the US Mil to say so and I am sure the US does stuff like that to other countries all the time.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
      • phadras

        Corporate military complex? Son read a damn book for once in your life. The left is stupid, just stupid. Stupid gets you attacked. Stupid gets you dead.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
      • pgh

        What you call stupid seems to work out pretty well for Canada, Switzerland, China, etc..... All nations with stated policies of not militarily meddling in others' business without provocation.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
    • not correct

      So an unmanned, unarmed drone being shot at = incompetence? Man, what did 9/11 mean for the administration then... oh wait, that's different?

      And since when are military issues released immediately. Many are scrubbed and delayed, and most reports never reach the public. So what?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
      • RQ

        9/11 was an inside job.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
    • efu

      All this crap is republican news..

      November 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
    • blue jay in cali

      hehe only FAUX news tells you the truth, so what are you doing here again anyhow?

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

        60 million people tuned to Fox for the debates. 60! That's 10 million more than voted for Obama. They listen cause they don't put spin on news. Bob Beckel, Juan Williams, Alan Combes, they not liberals? They are all on Fox. Who was the last Conservative to be a regular on MSNBS?

        November 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
    • Fred Evil

      The only folks looking to Faux are those who have given up on reality, and need an echo chamber to re-inforce their erroneous beliefs.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • RQ

      If we don't go to war with Iran, how can Halliburton and the other defense corporations rape the American treasury?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
      • YYY

        Heard they were getting thier own US Gov printing presses.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
      • Old White Person

        What treasury, Barry spent it all

        November 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
      • KMX

        So. If we go to war with Iran, will it be Bush's fault? Always the same old song and dance from Libs. Get a new song. Your guy is in charge. He owns this economy now, he owns whatever comes next.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
    • Yeuxsansvisa

      Unless Fox News broke this story a week ago, you have no idea what you're talking about.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
    • david

      except for people like you who are having a blast here on cnn.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
    • Obama Biden 2012

      Fox news' motto is "Fair and Balanced News", which should be a red flag. All they advertise is their Republican supporters who pay their bills, who get their money from Corporate America. They are puppets of the business world, and NBC and ABC are the most balanced news networks on the air. I will admitt that CNN is more libral based, but it is so much more balanced than Fox news ever was, is, or ever will be.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
      • KMX

        You clearly have never watched Fox long enough. They had an Obama ad on last week, Obama. Can you say same for MSNBS?

        November 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
  46. nutstomper

    it was because someone drew a cartoon of Mohammed.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • DaGayle

      Somehow that pesky filmmaker managed to sneak Iran an inflammatory video from his jail cell.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  47. Yada

    Chances are this story is BS....
    I'm guessing the Iranians are going to say that the drone was in their airspace....who are we to believe... Guessing our transparent military officials lol

    Don't buy into this propaganda see it for what it is...

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

      Agreed, it's the same darn story as the one about Iraq being rife with WMDs. Any bs story to keep the war machine rolling.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
      • Yada

        Exactly! Good point!

        November 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  48. Shawn

    c'mon guys. Iran military is a joke. One US warship can change the Iranian regime. The mighty US can finish the Iranian airforce junk in a matter of minutes. So don't worry. The thing is that they could not even hit the drone. yeah yeah that was not their intentions. The Iranian airforce is so backward that their planes falls off the sky. They have one crash per week! Their pilots are not trained. They might become a komakazi instead. But the regime is crumbling from inside. The US does not need to fire a shot. The Iranian currency is worthless. They cant sell their oil. They economy is bankruped. Why fire a shot when it is just a matter of time for the house of card to crumble. Just relax and watch the terrorist reigme go under. Long live USA and Israel!

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

      Hey Shawn,

      To show us all why don't you grab a rifle and go stand over their on the border with them and tell them that. I want to see if they'll listen.

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

      Iran is selling thier oil still . They are still working on the bomb and trading with China and Russia.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • Noel Masson

      Shawn, the Iran military could easily destroy Tel Aviv in minutes. It could also activate sleeper cells in across the Middle East to engage in acts of terrorism against US interests in Iraq, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. It could close the Strait or Hormuz, crippling the US economy within days. The US is finished as a world power. Engaging in Iran would be a massive mistake by the US or Israel and Iran knows this and is mocking you. This is what is being displayed here – Brinkmanship!

      BTW, Iran had a functioning Democracy until the US dismantled it. The US are the real terrorists.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  49. Michael

    Nothing to it. Now Obama will bend over for Iran.

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

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

      November 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
      • Bob

        Keep your hand out for Santa Obama. Soon the toys will run out, sucka.

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

        wow racist much...........

        November 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
      • Trisha

        Glad to see that racism is still alive. If that was a white person making about black people suck, you would complain how racist white people are. You are a prime reason why this country is so messed up...hypocrite.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
    • efu

      Jus blame everything on obama right?.... Ur mother gets raped tomorrow and its obamas fault.right... Efn idiot

      November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Reply
      • TLC

        yeah just like you blame everything on Bush..........

        November 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
      • KMX

        Bush has been hearing it for 4 years. Stings huh?

        November 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
    • Fred Evil

      Just like he bent over for Osama and Ghaddafi, right? Clueless jackwagon.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
      • KMX

        And we see how well taking out Khadafi went huh? 4 dead including Ambassador.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
    • DaGayle

      Michael, look at the bright side – it's good to know our president has personally inspected the shoes of so many heads of state.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  50. justcause

    I can't believe some of these bloggers are actually real Americans..all they want is a War with Iran..!!! you have no idea how your life will be better with another War morons....Obama is doing what every wise men should do especially after 10 years of unnecessary wars, a recession and lost credibility he has been working in restoring for eh past 4 years....

    I believe these advocators of War are nothing but a bunch of war mongers or Zionists trying to drag us into another war for their sake....WILL NOT HAPPEN....4 MORE YEARS

    November 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
    • snowman

      it's not another war we want.......but would be nice to prevent a nuclear strike by a crazy man who happens to be in charge of Iran....

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

      Wai until they have the boam right? It will be less than 4 years and most likely by the end of 2103. So would you prefer they attack Israel or hit Europe?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Reply
    • KMX

      What would you have done after 9/11 Justcause? Apologize?

      November 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Reply
  51. Dont Blame Me I Voted for Romney

    The drone must have been playing an offensive video.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
    • david

      Die in a fire. I don't really care who you voted for, I wish you and your whole family get murdered by drones.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
      • espo

        you are an idiot

        November 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  52. liberal disease

    hey Barry, blame it on the movie guy again...you cant you put him in jail

    November 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
  53. Dude

    For the record a drone is a radio-controlled plane. It's not worth going to war over a drone. This is the diplomatic equivalent of keying a neighbor's car.

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

      I guess all those radio controlled planes that have been killing innocents in Pakistan whilst taking out "alleged terrorists" on Obama's list are just nasty miscreants. I suppose that all collateral damage can be covered by Geico or Flo, much like your neighbors keyed car.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • Tejano con Huevos

      wimp liberalis

      November 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Reply
  54. mfb

    "The official confirmed the United States protested the incident but has not heard back from Iran." But White House sources have confirmed president Obama has tasked vice-president Joe Biden with "waiting by the phone."

    November 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Reply
  55. Bribarian

    I think if you have a chance to bail out of the military you probably should now, obama and communists are going to tank this country hard.

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

      Time to let the other asylum inmates use the computer.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  56. Grito de Juanito

    Two Iranian jets fire at an unarmed American drone. I've seen these drones fly and know a little about their ability to evade attack, which is not impressive. So here's a question...how the heck did the Iranians manage to miss?!?

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

      Hmmmm.......Since this incident occurred a week ago, one might wonder if, in fact, they DID NOT miss. If you keep some of the details under wrap, what is to keep you from hiding everything. By the way, nice coverup by this God-awful white house. Oh the times, they are a changin'.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  57. Mike

    They missed ? The cream of the Iranian crop ? What will they do against an American or Israeli fighter pilot ??

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

      I think "bug out" is the common term.

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

      Ever heard of a warning shot? And if our drone was in their airspace, we are the ones at fault. We're just not used to someone fighting back, when we send drones into their country.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Reply
      • YYY

        Libtards know best. Article never said we were in their airspace, Ms. Libbie. But, you know better. Do you think your messiah would ever do anything Iran does not like? Really. Heard he is getting a tongue and knee translant for the next 4 term. Is that still true?

        November 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
    • blueDog

      run like hell. Iran is mad because obama has not written them a welfare check yet. But i'm sure he will soon after he passes out his money to California, and OhiO. There should be some left over.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
  58. pgh

    Surprise, surprise that us serfs weren't privileged enough to hear about this before the election. However I'm still glad Romney lost.... He's a warmonger along with the rest of the neocon Repubs. (NOT saying I'm particularly glad BHO won, though)

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

      You are naive. A lot of Republicans aren't war mongers, but they aren't cowards either. No wonder you voted for OBO.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
      • pgh

        I didn't. A55-ume much?

        November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
    • nc

      ...do you even know what a neocon is?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  59. Ruth

    Well, the folks voted for Obama so they can get their Free Stuff, and we are now stuck with this President and our enemies will start because they do not fear him. We needed a strong President. So all the do nothings, hispanics, and others will get their free stuff. They care nothing about America, we are in deep trouble.

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

      How many brown people does Obama need to kill to make you all realize he is pulling a Teddy Roosevelt? Talk softly but carry a big stick, that stick is the USA military.

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

      Time for your meds, Ruth.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Reply
    • blue jay in cali

      actually the iranians were rooting for romney, as were most of our political enemies. you should get back on yer meds again though.

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

      America didn't vote for Romney because he represents people like you.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
    • Sickofconservatives

      You don't shut up with ranting and squealing do you? Obama is doing a fine job dealing with economy and other nations. Accept that people do not want your bully ideology, majority voted No on your principals. The election should be a remind for you that no-one cares how much you nag!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • John

      Right thye voted for Obama because he looks good in a suit and plays a great game of basketball. Morons.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • John

      I just hope with all my being that when the time comes you staunch supporters are on the lines in the very front standing face to face with these unseasoned and undisciplined Iranian soldiers so you can all tell them what supporters you are of Obama or maybe when that car bomb goes off you'll be one of those brave ones that throws yourself in the path of shrapnel for your fellow man. Right. Big Words and little weenies

      November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
    • Joe

      Ruth, its people like you that only point fingers that are bleeding America. We need to unite, even if it was around a president you did not choose, because that is the only way we can move forward. The time for blaming, and pointing fingers needs to stop, and we need to work together to find real answers. Democracy expressed itself towards a candidate you did not like, so the solution is to ensure he doesn't succeed, and that benefits whom?
      The Iranians talk a tough game, but in reality they do not want war. For all the radicals in Iran, there are an equal number who are oppressed, and with a war will break the chains of oppression, and become an insurgency inside the country, the Ayatollah knows this. Hence big talk, and little walk. Firing on a drone, is one thing, killing an American is another.
      Obama won and If you take a look at the polls, it shows overwhelmingly that other countries wanted to see his re election. Strengthening our partnerships is just common sense. Rather than fight alone there is strength in numbers. Rather than have our enemies fear 1 country, they fear the partnership and cooperation of dozens of countries. Its much more intimidating, and Obama has repaired these relationships and done just that.
      You can spend the next 4 years pointing fingers, and calling people lazy, and free loaders, and ranting along party lines, or you can be one of the few that crosses the lines, stands in the middle, and propels this country forward. And yes, that goes for both sides, where do you want to stand?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Reply
    • DaGayle

      Haha, Ruth, you struck a nerve!

      That's what the Truth does:)

      November 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Reply
    • John

      Joe,

      What if were not meant to move forward? I personally feel like this man was rammed down our throats and quite frankly by people who really weren't thinking of the greater good. I don't know you from Adam. What gives you the right to decide my future? Answer: Nothing. You could die tomorrow and no one will no outside of your immediate family and friends but you want to blog and print unity but have no notion beyond self serving terms let alone anyone else cheering a personal political victory what that word really means.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Reply
  60. jeff

    Obama would never retaliate against his Islamic brothers, he would rather have Israel destroyed.

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

      He has killed more brown people in 4 years than Bush has. I don't know how you pull those statements out of your rear end. I would have thought conscious would stop you.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
      • nutstomper

        it's called "conscience", not "conscious".

        November 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
    • Nick

      Last time I checked Osama bin laden was Islamic you no nothing moron.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
      • Pablo Escobar

        "know" nothing. now who's the idiot?
        Conservative or Liberal, ALL CNN Readers are idiots.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
    • blue jay in cali

      so beer drinkin', bin laden killing Obama is looking out for who again? yer gonna run out of air inside that bubble.

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

      Before you go off and say I don't know how to spell I should correct myself and say the post should have said "know" not "no".

      November 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Reply
    • the_commenter_named_jeff'_is_a_moron

      good point bro!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  61. Bribarian

    No more wars for zi0nism.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
  62. Hawkdriver1961

    The question is, would Iran have done that if Romney was elected? When you can really answer that honestly to yourself, then you have your answer as to if you voted correctly or not.

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

      Of course. They are trying to provoke a war. They know republicans are mindless bulldogs when it comes to sending other people's kids to fight. We would've had 100k troops in Iran and 1 trillion in debt by ten tonight.

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

        Bull S$$t is all I can say to a mindless remark like yours.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
      • Hawkdriver1961

        As one of those mindless bulldogs and a retired "kid" that was sent off to fight, I can say you are as full of Sh-t as you are stupid about what we did in Iraq and Afghanistan. Considering you get your news from CNN it is understandable....

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

      You didnt even read the article, this happened on Nov. 1st. Good try, you failed

      November 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Reply
      • Hawkdriver1961

        Not at all...still a very valid question. This happened during the talks Jarrett was having with them on standing down their nuke program....You Fail.

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

      since this incident happened before the election took place, it doesn't matter who ended up getting elected, dummy.

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

      Well, it obviously doesn't have anything to do with the election results seeing as it happened days beforehand, nimrod.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • DB Cooper

      Read the article before you comment on it

      November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  63. angie

    please sounds like right wing neo cons wanting to stir things up iran don't want it with us. its like lionel richie wanting to fight mike tyson or linda mcmahon wanting a piece of hulk hogan. stop it war mongers iran can't even walk on the the same street as america

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

      Please respond in English next time, angie. Thanks.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
    • Hawkdriver1961

      I'll remember you said that when Iran detonates its first nuclear bomb and launch their first intercontinental ballistic missile able to reach the US shortly after that....keep drinking kool-aid sweetheart, put your head back in the sand and dream the dreams of Obama's father.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • Dschultz

      I agree with your statement!!! America needs to stop trying to find reasons to start a war against Iran..... Haven't we had enough Men and Women coming home in body bags the last decade?!?!?!

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

      Really, exactly what do you know about military this incident, have you ever served one day in defense of your country? Quick to call others name, probably quick to hide behind someone if that proverbial crap hits the fan....Nice job cheerleader...

      November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  64. Dawn

    Why is the Obama administration just releasing this?!

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

      Surprised?

      November 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
    • blue jay in cali

      becouse they are smarter than you are.

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

        Really?

        November 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
    • ziggy

      Why did the Obumermeister not release this before the election? Is anyone really stupid enough to ask this question?

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

      You know why!

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

      there is a lot they dont' release, like all of those taxes in January coming down the pike

      November 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
  65. TaterSalad

    I wonder if Iran uses blanks or their Rules of Engagement are like Barack Obama's where you get medals for not firing?

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

      Don't forget the Nobel Peace Prize for only being elected. Maybe he will get another one soon.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
  66. Adheeb

    The President should apologize immediately before it's too late.

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

      Like he apologized for having Bin Laden killed, or for all the drone strikes that have greatly reduced the amount of Al Qaida fighers throughtout the Middle East.

      But go ahead, be selective in your history. Like how Romney won the election.

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

        ooooooo tough guy Obama! Hey Seals go kill this guy for me and I'll take all the credit and make it seem like sitting behind a desk in Washington is really tough!

        All those decimated al queda dudes who just killed our Ambassador....

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

        You obviously didn't see his speech when Osama was killed, he thanked them first like a broken record. Stop watching Fox, its bad for your logical functions.

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

        Brian you do realize that must experts are saying it al-Qaeda is worse than ever?

        November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
      • Fred Evil

        At least Obama COULD thank the SEALS, what was it W said?

        "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
        – G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

        That's how W handled 3,000 dead Americans. He didn't even pick up the phone.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
      • richard

        No, like he apologized for a video when he let our men get murdered in Bengazi.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  67. Corky Boyd

    Drone against fighter? The video that tickled me was taken from a drone's camera over Iraq enforcing the "no fly" zone prior to the 2003 Iraq war. The fighter was doing a head on approach and the drone was about to be shot down. In self defense the drone launched a hellfire(anti-tank) missile at the Mig as the Mig began to fire its 23mm at the drone. The bullets reached the drone before the hellfire reached the Mig. One lost drone, but the pilot in the cotrol hut survived. Didn't even raise a sweat.

    Video game war is hell!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
  68. Victoria

    I wish Romney had been elected.

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

      Me too and probably most of the other US citizens.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
      • Navy1984

        Probably so do most Americans?? Really?? The MAJORITY of Americans voted and the elected who they thought would be the best President. It just wasn't the guy YOU wanted!

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

        Then why didn't they vote for him?

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

        Oh Navy1984, you still don't get it.. We who voted Obama are not considered American. God made America for Romney only.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
    • blue jay in cali

      need a tissue?

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

      Nearly 7 million Americans don't agree with you.

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

        BobZemko – no you are wrong. Did you see the popular vote count? Obama brought in 60.7 million votes, while 57.9 million Americans voted for Romney

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

      49% of all Americans wish it too.

      November 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • Zwei Stein

      And I wish Bush had NEVER been elected...what's your point?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Reply
      • muse1876

        There would be balls in the WH and not a balless, spinless shadow a of man. When will Obama come out of his tent and start yelling "it's Bush's fault" or "It was a video that Howdy was in." If there are any liberals that has any balls, please loan them to Obummer.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
      • Zwei Stein

        muse...balls? Always something with the feeble-minded. If it isn't the "birther" thing then it's something else. You can so easily be led around by your nose...and then make a public fool of yourself. No, people aren't laughing with you, but at you.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  69. TaterSalad

    Just another piece of information that was given to the Romney campaign team and was told not to say anything.....just like Benghazi-Gate. Romney was misled on disinformation and this is why he did not bring it up during the debates. Obama "snookered" him to be quiet and Mitt fell for it.

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

      Hey Tater..your name says it all...obammy likes to lie to the American people like you who voted for this non american with an anti american agenda....you're idiot just like all the rest!!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
      • Zwei Stein

        VIC ... the majority of the American electorate has decided. Even had it only been by one vote...still the majority. That's our system in action. Make the best of it or tolerate it or leave.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  70. 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
  71. 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
  72. Tahi

    Haha... Your anger makes me laugh

    November 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  73. 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
  74. 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 |
  75. 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
  76. Ragnar Danneskjold

    Sssshhhhhhh! OhBummer is asleep!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  77. 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 |
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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
  82. 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
  83. 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
  84. 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
  85. 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
  86. 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 |
  87. 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
  88. 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
  89. 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 |
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