November 8th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

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

By Barbara Starr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

soundoff (3,879 Responses)
  1. MJ

    Whatever will Pres Obama do?? a) secretly thank the press for holding story; b) cry; c) apologize for peering into Iran's airspace; d) imprison the drone pilot for 1 yr; e) find 3 ways to lie about the incident, f) all of these.

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

      z. Invade Iran on behalf of Almighty Eritz Y'izroel and the CHOSEN PEOPLE OF GOTTT *huff hurff wheeze*

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

    I voted for Obama just to watch all the neo-cons freak out online afterwards. True story. I trolled the vote!

    November 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Reply
    • cindy lou who

      is it hard to type with your peni$ in you hand

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

    Let me get this straight – Iranian fighter pilots couldn't bring down an unmanned, unarmed drone. Doesn't really say much about the competency of their pilots or military. Israeli pilots made very quick work of the Iranian drone launched by Hezbollah, complete child's play for the IAF.

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

      The SU-25 is a dedicated ground attack aircraft designed originally for destroying armored vehicles. It has very little air to air capability. There is no radar or sophisticated fire control system. The aircraft is a bomb truck and the gun is designed for killing tanks. Iranian pilots do not have much training either as spare parts for their aircraft and money for fuel are scarce.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Reply
      • Joe

        Cheese, I understand it's an old plane and their whole fleet is in dire need of spare parts, But what does that tell you about their air force when that's the plane they send up there to do the job

        November 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
  4. Sly

    Ho ho ho ... a bunch of girlie men on here crying about 4 dead in Benghazi.

    "On another story, 40,000 Americans died in Iraq to help President Bush liberate his Muslim brothers. Republicans support the Bush War 95%-5%. 'Those American boys did not die in vain' said one Republican. 'They died to bring freedom to our Muslim brothers, because we really love the Arab people'."

    Oh, where is my hankie ... those poor 4 guys camping out in the middle of a civil war, surrounded by Muslims who for some reason, don't seem to appreciate us coming in and killing 500,000 civilians. "I just dont understand how anything bad could happen to them, after all Libya is such a safe spot, and we love vacationing there."

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

      40,000 Americans died in Iraq? Where the heck did you get your numbers? WW2?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Reply
    • IronLionRyan

      You should be ashamed of yourself. The age of internet anonymity truly has destroyed civility and lowered the bar for us all. You should really head back to 4chan with that ridiculousness.

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

      It appears you find it amusing 4 Americans were killed? I assume you voted for Obama? Someone needs to teach you about life my friend.There is and never will be amusement associated with the deaths of Americans.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Reply
    • tracyschillaci

      Your disregard for the assassinated ambassador his aid and two SEAL members seems to be in concert with the Presidents who called it "just a bump in the road".

      Beyond that Sly, where do you get your figures? Out of thin air? You can't simply make up your own facts simply to try and justify and absurd stance and argument!

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

      No one is amused that 4 died in some civil war in the desert.
      4,000 died for nothing in Iraq, and NONE of you spouting off about Libya said ANYTHING bad about the Bush Oil War.

      That is called hypocrisy. Or ignorance. Just like some of you actually believe this particular drone was just in Intl territory taking a nice Sunday ride. I imagine you are all aware Iran shot down at least 1 drone in their country a couple weeks back.

      I know y'all would be really really fine with Iran floating a drone over Dallas. Hypocrits. You lost, now shut up.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Reply
      • Usa sucks

        Your a moron the 4000 dead were soldiers who signed up to die when the pres said to tbe 4 in libya were suit wearing diplomats you idiot. Thats a pretty huge difference.

        November 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
    • Edward

      You're an idiot

      November 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Reply
    • NavyGal

      You disgust me Sly – I've always believed in fighting for my fellow American's freedom no matter what differences we may have. But I'll make an exception for you.

      November 8, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply
    • Stumpie

      Sly,

      Are you really that gullible or just plain stupid? Really? 40k soldiers? What % of your dumbocrap brothers voted 98% endorsing the war in the middle east? I doubt you'd know anyhow. You are either a troll or just an out and out moron.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:58 am | Reply
  5. Javier

    NO BALLS OBAMA.......FIRST , give the Iranians a FREE high tech drone, THEN, let them attack a US drone......NO BALLS OBAMA........Reagan would never let them get away with this.....

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

      to all you Obama haters. You lost!.....shut up!! .....You typical bunch of losers!! You are nothing but Gun slinging , war mongering we want to get more Americans killed jerks!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Reply
    • bonester

      Reagan sold the Iranians weapons, but you knew that, right?
      This was after over 200 marines were killed in Beirut under Ronnies watch.

      How old are you?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Reply
    • Colinmb

      Actually, Reagan released their frozen assets in 1989 and sold them arms. Remember Iran-Contra. They probably just shot at the drone with a missle sold to them by Reagan. Could explain why it missed.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  6. NOT suprised

    Wait until a Nuke or a big comet are bearing down on us! You won't even know it's comming because you'd be kept in the dark. Why? Anything that rocks Obamas boat gets withheld or swept away. Am I right?

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

      No. You're not right. You just read about it, didn't you?

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

        A week and a half after it actually happened. Think the media withheld that little tidbit of info at BO's request? Otherwise, it would have been all over the news 20 minutes after it happened. THAT is the caliber of the man who resides in the White House. He lies to the American people constantly, and the media and the Kool-Aid drinkers keep going back for more. What is wrong with you people???

        November 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
  7. Arcy

    Obama just announced that he will be issuing an apology to the Iranian people, not because the US has done anything wrong, but because it's been about 20-minutes since he apologized for something.

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

      George, the mother of all lies was WMD, which has led to thousands of American deaths, and hundreds of thousands in Iraq, let alone billions of dollars in unecessary spending because we thought we could control Iraqi oil, which we cannot. Until people realize that all politicans are full of BS, we'll never move forward in this country. It's like the bloods and the crips blaming each other for violence when they both can't keep track of the # of bodies they've left dead in the streets. Jesse Ventura makes a lot of sense, it's the Rebloodlicans and Democrips running our country, gangs in suits.

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

    So, we're concerned about a conflict with a country that still uses Su-25's? These were outdated 20 years ago. One F-22 could knock four Su-25's out of the sky before they even knew anything was amiss.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  9. Andrew

    So they fired at a drone and missed. Well it just goes to show how screwed Iran's Air Force will be if they want to take this to the next level.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  10. gc

    can't wait for all the stuff that comes out after the election that obama suppressed.

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

      Why is this news? It's now ok to go after American property and people. it's ok

      November 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Reply
  11. mmilesll

    Another report that was held until AFTER the election. Wonder what other surprises are in store for us

    November 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
  12. paulr50

    Wag the dog. Oblumer will not do anything and the Iranians know it. Our chicken in chief has gut guts, no morals, and cannot be counted on by our allies. More american will die because of him. This is his show now. He has nobody else to blame for anything. HE needs to take responsibility for something now. But he won't because he is pathetic.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
  13. chris keal

    I'm going to go with "lack of combat skill" for $500 Alex!

    November 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
  14. Chris

    How do you not hit a drone if you are in a jet? Aren't these things pretty slow? Sounds like Iran was trying to influence US elections.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
  15. Stan Jaxon

    So, is there another American film producer they can arrest for this?

    November 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Reply
  16. Mary

    Too bad drones don't have weaponry.

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

      Actaully they do, this one just did not have any equipped as it was just doing routine survelience.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Reply
  17. It's always...............

    BUSHS fault!

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

      BUUUSH!!

      RACISSSST!!

      BUUUUUSH!!!

      .....wait, what was the question again?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  18. obamaphone

    Bush put his foot down and said you will NOT step on America. Obozo says, come c c c c ccc c come on over guys annnnnd do do dddd do what you want. We are taking HUGE steps backwards. What's it going to take another 911 for this country to wake up? It's a shame, hey but at least all the poor nonworking lazy folks have obamaphones!

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

      Nah Obama just apologizes and say's I am so sorry we offended you by flying in international airspace how can we make it up to you!.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Reply
    • twalk

      Repubturd have such short memories when it comes to their own. GWB started a False War using lies. When are he and Cheney going to prison for WAr crimes.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:37 am | Reply
      • Tameka Jones

        Right after you get a brain that functions. Obama 2016!!!

        November 9, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  19. Hatemare

    Remember that one time while playing basketball someone took your ball and you killed them?

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

    It must be to show their love for us. After all, wasn't all that unpleasantness (along with every other bad thing that is, was or will be) caused by Bush? Doesn't everyone love the US now that Obama is king for four more years?

    November 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  21. Arcy

    In a real FIGHT between Big Bird and Barack Obama, my money is on Big-Bird!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  22. Meave

    Thank god the relublicains are not in charge, this would be grounds for another war!

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

      God help us if we all used your logic

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

      No goofball, if the Republicans were "in charge" the Iranian military would have been too scared to fire on one of our drones! However, no one, and I mean NO ONE, is afraid of OBOZO!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Reply
    • your so stupid you voted obama

      Yeah and you such a freak in idiot thinking your safe. Obummer is going to get america destroyed. And you'll go down on him I mean with him.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Reply
    • Joshua

      If Republicans were in charge the Iranias wouldn't have dared to do this. Obama has been a foreign policy failure.

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

    Our national security is at risk and the Benghazi incident alone is enough to impeach Obama. He and his corrupt administration are the most deceptive politicians in history. He wants to bring America down, and half of this country were ignorant enough to vote him back in to office. We're all going to suffer because of it – but we won't do it quietly. This is just the beginning of a very long four years ahead.....God help us.

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

      Is that what Rush told you today?

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

        I don't need anyone to tell me what's going on with this president and his destructive agenda. On the other hand, Obama's followers only respond to dirty tactics and small-minded ideology, and can't even get themselves to a voting booth by themselves and without handouts.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
      • Jackson

        Well what did DNCNN and PMSNBC and John Stewart tell you what to think today, BobZemko? Can you knuckle draggers on the liberal left speak more than one sentence without drooling out "Rush" or "Faux News" references?

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

        The narrow minded stupidity of that comment is mind numbing. Almost as hilarious as the melodrama in general on these forums. It scares me that you can vote.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • LinSea

        I don't like Rush Limbaugh and have never listened to him, but he at least CARES that those men were brutally murdered. Do you care, Bob?

        November 8, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
    • Love Hjertén

      Please, realize that WAR has nothing to do with peace. It's time your people finally learn this.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Reply
    • jms58

      Get a life.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Reply
    • littlelizard25

      Is that like the deception of Bush and WMD in Iraq? Did you call for his impeachment for that also?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Reply
      • FREEDOM

        That wasn't impeachment grounds. We had been attacked on our soil – catastrophically – our intelligence lead us to the WMD's at the time, and they carried out the mission and kept our land safe for seven years after that – Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice vouch for this. Bush deserves credit for that – not impeachment. Unlike, the sleaze Clinton, who's in the oval office carrying on with an intern and then lies under oath to the American people as a sitting president. Because of his narcissism, he didn't step down when he was impeached. Obama ignored intelligence – in real time – and three servicemen and an Ambassador were murdered. He then instigated a cover-up – which is now under investigation – this is what could lead to impeachment.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  24. Arcy

    Iran would never fire upon our drone if anyone other than Obama was our president. World leaders do NOT fear Barack Obama because he bows to them, just do a google search with the words "Obama Bows" and see what comes up.

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

      Just go ask Osama bin laden

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

        Yeah, all the years of intel and the "enhanced interrogation techniques" that led up to the US figuring out where he was. . .who was president then????

        November 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
      • Jarhead

        Search for Bin Laden was in place since 2001, your leader did nothing but take the credit of the work of the CIA and Seals. What was Obama gonna do, say no just let him walk?

        November 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
      • obamaphone

        Ya the pakistani man who gave us the info where Osama was at the time, he is the reason we got Osama! He is currently in prison and we are letting him rot in there while Obama takes all the credit. That is just pathedic. But hey, free obamaphones to all that dont want to work! Go Obama, its that easy to win Americans over!

        November 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
    • Jarhead

      Damn, he bows to everybody

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

      Why should people fear a leader, that isn't a sign of a strong leader...

      They may not fear Obama but the certainly have more respect for him than Bush.

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

        You confuse contempt with respect...

        November 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  25. Ace

    It wasn't a planned attack...just a demonstration.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  26. PL

    Romney probably sold them the defective jets outsourced and supplied with Chinese parts.

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

      The height of ignorance .

      November 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
  27. centeredpiece

    It clearly was just to show their love for us. After all, doesn't the entire middle east just love us now that we re-elected Obama? Wasn't all that unpleasantness caused by Bush?

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

      The US has been hated long before Bush was in office. Learn your history before you write.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  28. Realityblows

    There! Now with this little made up false flag, maybe Obama can send our young men to Iran to die, so that Benny Net&Yahoo will finally shut up.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  29. ajhnson

    No worries. Obama will just go on another apology tour.

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

      Another??? I missed the first one...

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

      Stop being soo negative. The Obama administration promptly "reached out to the Iranians" after the attack and probably told them that they have nothing to worry about. Now we on the other hand have lots to worry about. $16 trillion national debt, $1.1 trillion deficit, high unemployment, 46 million on food stamps, a fiscal cliff at the end of the year. Happy Holidays.

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

      @ajhnson, think of it as our Dear Leader being conscientous enough to want to personally inspect the shoes of so many heads of state.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Reply
  30. Ratintheswamp

    Well with our new world wide policy ( let's hide under our beds) I'm surprised the Joint Chief of Staff and the Commander and Chief Obama didn't wet their beds over this .... Four more years, four more years, four more years !!!!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
  31. F. Sanchez

    I wonder how the US would react if Russian or Chinese Spy Drones were operating just a few miles past our maritime borders? Its these double standards that common Americans seem to be consistently blind to.

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

      Let's not forget who put the Shah in power. Ever hear of the SAVAK?
      Who sold Iraq the chemical weapons it used against the Iranians?
      Who shot down an Iranian airliner in 1988?

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

      HEY Sanchez......they flew in INTERNATIONAL AIRSPACE.........Iranians had NO RIGHT to attack.......DONT YOU GET THAT???

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

      I totally agree. Why is it so outrageous when people get mad at us for spying on them?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Reply
    • DC1776

      It happens all the time. Russian bombers test our defenses by seeing how far/close they can get. Has happened since about the 60's. We've never shot one down. There was a Russian attack sub off the east coast last week. We didn't sink it. Get a clue and some historical perspective before you post next time.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. BobZemko

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

    November 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Reply
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Jarhead

    Its Bush's fault

    November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. RK

    Last week?!? Thanks, Pravda.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  47. 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
  48. 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 |
  49. 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
  50. 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 |
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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 |
  55. Tembisa

    Reblogged this on World Chaos.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. jeff

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

    November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  60. 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
  61. warmonger

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

    November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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 |
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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 |
  70. 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 |
  71. alligator face

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

    November 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  72. 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 |
  73. 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 |
  74. 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
  75. erniedavidson

    Excellent! We should all fire on the drones!

    November 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Reply
  76. 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 |
  77. 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
  78. 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 |
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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
  82. 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 |
  83. 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
  84. 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
  85. 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
  86. 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
  87. 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
  88. 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
  89. 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
  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. Bribarian

    No more wars for zi0nism.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
  93. 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
  94. 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
  95. 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
  96. 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
  97. 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 |
  98. 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
  99. 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 |
  100. 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 |
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