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. Saliera

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

    November 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
    • John Smithh

      Obama's mother is White....so sorry about your low IQ

      November 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Reply
    • Sly

      President Obama is a white man. You may want to do a bit of reading sometime.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Reply
    • flyhunter

      Please learn to spell before posting a message. Thank-you.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  2. Tim Crowley

    "The officials declined to be identified because of sensitive intelligence matters surrounding the matter." Then maybe you should be Patriotic Americans and not publish things about "sensitive intelligence matters". Or you could be journailists. Oh wait, never mind. You'll be neither.

    November 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Reply
  3. Chris

    TIme to see why Romney lost the election. Put your seat belts on.

    The Media is going to defend Obama again and side with Obama and brain wash American people into believing that Iranians sent over Christmas presents instead of attacking the Drones. Or perhaps 'Iranians attacked the Drones because George Bush was piloting the Drone' 'The Iranians were just joking around with us'

    November 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Reply
  4. Patriot

    Obama, the great warrior (snicker, snicker, snicker) will do nothing except ask the Iranians and Muslims to be please be peaceful.

    November 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Reply
    • zometimer

      Stop being angry that your candidate lost. Mittens would have done...nothing.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Reply
      • Patriot

        He hasn't done anything any other time. Time will prove me correct.
        Israel will eliminate Iran while Obama leads from behind

        November 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
      • photomota

        What if an un armed Iranian drone was buzzing around Pittsburgh? Or Atlanta? Or Langley? How long would it last? How would the people of Iran know whether it was unarmed or not? How could jet planes "not catch up" to a propeller driven drone? There's something fishy about this story.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
  5. Nicoya

    "The Obama administration did not disclose the incident, which occurred just days before the presidential election on November 1, but three senior officials confirmed the details to CNN". I'm just wondering if CNN sat on the story also till after the elections (Just wondering).

    November 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
    • Patriot

      Of course they did.
      The media is in the barrel with zero

      November 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Reply
  6. John Smithh

    Don't worry, Obama will apologize to Iran.

    November 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
    • Hitman

      He will probably send them money to cover the cost of jet fuel that they used!

      November 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
    • Patriot

      Is Obama planning another apology tour or is the first one still running.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Reply
  7. Reality

    First person who thinks the US would not shoot an Iranian drone (in international air space) that was flying off our coast, raise your hand.

    Exactly, we'd have shot it down.

    November 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
    • Concerned Entreprenuer

      That's a rediculous comment. We're talking about international waters. During the cold war, there were Russian nuclear subs 2 miles off the coast of Florida. Anyone who took a Carnival cruise at that time remembers. You could see them plain as day. We never shot at them.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Reply
  8. blindnil

    If the drone was in international airspace then the Iranian jets would be in international airspace. This is fishy.

    November 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Reply
    • blindnil

      Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Northwoods. The US has manufactured threats before. Don't expect the government to NOT do it again.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      TIme to see why Romney lost the election. Put your seat belts on.

      The Media is going to defend Obama again and side with Obama and brain wash American people into believing that Iranians sent over Christmas presents instead of attacking the Drones.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
  9. A little point of fact

    The contiguous zone – "The contiguous zone is a band of water extending from the outer edge of the territorial sea to up to 24 nautical miles (44 km; 28 mi) from the baseline, within which a state can exert limited control for the purpose of preventing or punishing "infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration or sanitary laws and regulations within its territory or territorial sea". This will typically be 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) wide, but could be more (if a state has chosen to claim a territorial sea of less than 12 nautical miles), or less, if it would otherwise overlap another state's contiguous zone. However, unlike the territorial sea there is no standard rule for resolving such conflicts, and the states in question must negotiate their own compromise. The United States invoked a contiguous zone out to 24 nmi on 24 September 1999."

    In my opinion, espionage would certainly come under 'infringement of customs'. No nation would, or even should, permit such blatant surveillance.

    November 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Reply
  10. Usa sucks

    I love how no one else can have nuclear anything but last time i checked u s a was the only nation to ever use one out of hatred and we did it twice. On women and children not even military targets. Im ashamed to be an american.

    November 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      You have a Iranian ip address though.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Reply
      • Matic

        Zing!

        Not that anyone here will pay attention to it.

        November 8, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
      • Usa sucks

        Your all retards you cant just move anywhere everywhere has immigration laws you idiots and unlike the good ole usa they enforce them. I wish there was a way to opt out and never see another piece of human trash ever again but the only way is death and im waaaaay to cool for that so all you leeches just kill yourselves i would greatly appreciate it and if you all want to by me a ticket ill take one to norway just let me wade through the sea of turd colored people to get to the airport.

        November 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
    • i love the usa

      Then get out.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Reply
    • Bill Mcneal

      FUC%$#$@#@YOU!

      November 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
    • you suck

      Really? Iran signed the treaty and could back out of it but don't they instead continue to violate it's rule. Your're about a stupid F.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Reply
    • kaz

      We all have a choice where we live, make yours. A little study of WW11 history will show you many lives were saved by the bombing, warnings were made and ignored

      November 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Reply
    • pat

      If you hate it that bad move out.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
    • Westerner

      Leave then! Oh wait I bet you are sucking us dry on social programs other countries you like wouldn't provide. If you are truly ashamed leave- I swear right now, I'll pay for your one way ticket.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Reply
    • Nheckt

      Good then move to Iran and denounce citizenship. I would doubt you did that, so I will just state the obvious You are a Loser!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  11. Jim

    What is hilarious is they MISSED.. TWO of them! HA HA HA what a bunch of losers, couldnt give them any easier of a target

    November 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  12. BigdaddyUSA

    Two jets couldn't hit a drone? So much for the mighty Iranian military. Even Israel can shoot down a drone.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Reply
  13. Dean

    Get used to it. The mid-east knows Obama won't do anything.
    Wondering how long until Israel stops Iran.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Reply
    • Mike

      Wow, another slave to the media. We wouldn't care less about israel or iran if it wasn't for all the jewish money flowing into our political coffers.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Reply
  14. Eric

    If the Iranians had shot at an Israeli drone there would be all out war right now... It's only a matter of time before we start shooting back...

    November 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
    • Dean

      Obama won't respond. He wants to be their friends so they will become peaceful and friendly towards us.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Reply
      • Dano

        After finally getting out of Iraq and nearing the end of the Afghanistan fiasco, it's hard to believe there are Americans that still lust for another war in Iran. Make sure you enlist so you can get a good view.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
    • Hitman

      Sorry, the messiah is too busy patting himself on the back after his recrowning!

      November 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
      • zometimer

        Your party picked a loser. Get over it.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
  15. Hitman

    Another act of war against this once great country that will be ignored by the Organizer!

    November 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
    • Roy Ryan

      If Isreali military killing an unarmed American civilian in International waters wasn't an act of war, how is Iran firing warning shots at an American drone 4 miles from thier shore an act of war?

      November 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
      • Chris

        My friend, Israeli never attacked any US citizen in International waters. Iranians on the other hand, did attack the Drones.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
      • Roy Ryan

        I call BS, Chris. There was a kid on board the Mavi Marmara, in international waters, that was executed by the IDF. He was an American citizen.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  16. Joey

    Why would this event or the so-called supression of it being in the news change the way you would have voted? c'mon man. There are far more important issues at home and hundreds of encounters like this you will never read about. learn history before accusing the President of having committed treason..or learn what treason is first. p.s moving to colorado

    November 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
    • PiazzaAtl

      Maybe because we Americans like free press. Why should anyone be happy that the government suppressed information until after an election? That doesn't bother you? If George Bush did it, would it bother you? Please be honest.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  17. art knepper

    im betting our president will apologize to Iran for our drone flying around up there, causing their pilots to waste ammunition .

    November 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Reply
  18. Altair Zielite

    When we take people out with drones it's "just short of war", (Quote from CNN's Erin Burnett), but if the latest boogieman shoots at our robot, oh, hell no, beat the war drums!!! Wake up people.!

    November 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  19. Cherub

    They are sending a message to Obama....loud and clear. Lets see how much guts does Obama have?

    November 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
    • zometimer

      Like when China forced one of out planes down and that aircraft had a crew. GW did...... nothing.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
      • Linz

        You sure are a whining snotty little biotch aren't you there zomer. Your day is coming sooner than you think.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm |
  20. Steve

    Don't worry – i am sure our president will apologize to the Iranians for us.. .:-(

    November 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Reply
    • Susan

      hahaha! Steve – your comment about the president apologizing made me smile for the first time this week:)

      November 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  21. Rick McDaniel

    So much for Iran "playing nice".

    November 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Reply
    • Rick

      and our reaction, go hide under thr covers

      November 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Reply
  22. James

    More war is just what we need while the economy is in a death spiral. The neocons are instigating this and trying to suck Iran into war by flying drones over and near their border so they will retaliate. Then they can dupe the amerikan people once again. The sad thing is that they will probably get away with it – again. If Amerikans would just have the sense to learn what is going on and study history a bit, they would never allow this. The fascist globalists are trying to entrap Iran and here we go again.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Reply
    • Lagos

      Neocon's like Obama and the people he's surrounded himself with, right? Oh wait, you can't blame everything on people you don't like, can you?

      November 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Reply
    • Alain Ciphat

      Stop trolling James. Only a troll will misspell American with a k.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Reply
      • Rick

        or an Obama fan, I take it you never saw the tv series.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
    • JDH

      james....you thought process is"so lacking" it doesn't even warrant a response!!

      November 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Reply
    • Roy Ryan

      A lot of megaphonies here?

      November 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  23. rm32644

    You have to wonder, if the Iranians shot down a US figher jet in international air space, and killed the pilot, on Nov. 1st, and only the military knew about it, would Obama have allowed that information to go public? Based on his record, I would guess no, he would have held that information until after the election or maybe indefinitely.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
    • usmcretired09

      Dude, get a life. We had an intel plane brought down China, on Bush watch, what do you have to say about that?????

      November 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Reply
      • zometimer

        hilarious how misguided these people are

        November 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
      • Infedel Castro

        hilarious how people are still obsessed with W.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
    • Rick

      with Candy's help.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Reply
  24. Makka

    Obama's people kept it hidden – because Obama doesn't have the guts to stand up to Iran. And the ayatollahs know it.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Reply
    • zometimer

      Hidden like the WMD in Iraq?

      November 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
      • Chris

        Obama is still there looking for them. By the way, recently Syrian ambassador said he will use WMD's against the rebels. I remember a former Iraqi General saying that Saddam shipped the WMD's to Syria during the Iraq Liberation.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
      • Infedel Castro

        Libtards assume if you don't like Pres Islama then you love W. Haha, too brainwashed to realize they are the same guy. W=spent $ like Chuckie Sheen on a 20 yr bender and lied about Iraq/WMD's
        Pres Islama=spent $ like Chuckie AND Andy Dick on a 20 yr bender, lied about Benghazi

        November 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
  25. Roy Ryan

    This gets more coverage than Israels murder of an American teenager in International Waters?

    November 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Reply
    • zometimer

      Israel has also attcked at least one US warship in the past.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Reply
      • Yaspar

        The distant past. BTW, your "Mittens...rock" remark misses by a mile, and shows how intellectually bereft you are.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
      • Chris

        It happened in June 8, 1967, during the Six-Day War. Israel had to fight Egypt, Syria, Jordan ,Arab Expeditionary Forces, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Kuwait, Tunisia and Sudan.

        Israeli military mistook a US ship as an Egyptian ship. Most of the Israeli soldiers came from Europe and around the world and they accidentally fired on the US ship. Investigations on both sides have shown that it was a mistake.

        In May 1968, the Israeli government paid US$3,323,500 (US$22.2 million in 2012) as full payment to the families of the 34 men killed in the attack. In March 1969, Israel paid a further $3,566,457 in compensation to the men who had been wounded. On 18 December 1980, it agreed to pay $6 million as settlement for the final U.S. bill of $17,132,709 for material damage to the Liberty itself plus 13 years' interest.

        The Iranians attacked the Drones on purpose. They know that Obama won't respond and that Obama is weak on foreign policy.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
      • Roy Ryan

        The USS Liberty. And that wasn't an act of war? We certainly are selective on who we want to commit acts of war against us. I suppose our drones killing children in other countries aren't considered acts of war either, at least not by neo-con zionist warmongers and thier brainwashed stooges.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
      • Hitman

        Liberalism is truly a mental disorder forced on students in most American schools!

        November 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
    • JOJO

      ????????? The landing of a UFO in Times Square didn't get much coverage either!

      November 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Reply
      • zometimer

        UFO nah that was mittens getting back under his rock.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
    • mark

      The reason it does Mohammed is because you are spreading lies. You people are so vile you tell lies about a democracy in the middle east hoping people will believe you.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Reply
  26. Joseph Zrnchik

    This reminds me of IR Flight 655 when the Pentagon said the USS Vincennes was in international waters, but it wasn't. It was in Iranian waters. The Pentagon then said the commericial airline transponder was turned off, but it wasn't. Then it said the plane was descending when the black box proved it was climbing steeply. Then it said the airplane was outside the commercial corridor when the black box proved it wasn't. Then the US killed 290 Iranians, many of them women and children as it blasted a commerical airliner out of the sky. Then, they gave the commander of the ship a medal and a promotion for slaughtering innocent civilians. This is my own government and I hope if it wages war on Iran it destroyes itself. I am ashamed at my government and there will only be justice when people like Bush and Obama stand trial for war crimes.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
    • Roy Ryan

      An American with both a memory and a conscience. Rare breed.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Reply
    • zometimer

      Just like the wasted time, money and lives in iraq. Many of thses red state hicks live in a state of denial

      November 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Reply
      • Al

        Don't we still have troops there? Also troops in Afghanistan? Pretty sure Obummer said we'd be out of there by now.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
    • srey

      f your mutha

      November 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Reply
    • Sailor moe

      The Vincennes didn't just fire on the airliner out of the blue. Earlier that day, the V was south of where they had contact with the airliner. Iranian gunboats were harrassing (provoking or testing them – use what you will) for hours. Vincennes had some engineering issues, one CIWS mount down and possibly a radar issue. Vincennes traveled north out of the gunboat's operating area. So the Vincennes was still at a state of readiness although their systems were degraded. The airliner wasn't broadcasting a IFF signal. Their CO tried to make contact with the airliner a few times with no response. He acted with the information available; which was very very little.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
    • mark

      During the Vietnam war there was a popular bumper sticker "America love it or leave it. If you are ashamed of your country get out.

      No country is perfect but I will be a loyal American until the day I die and I thank God for the freedoms that living in this nation affords me.

      You want to be ruled move to Cuba or China.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  27. jay

    This is what America wanted when they voted for Obama!!! do you think iran would ever have the guts to do this with a real leader?? and its funny how this wasn't released until 3 days later.. 1st Obama covers up a terrorist attack in libya which killed one who represents us and all our states! the he covers up about this. im suuure 100% sure Obama called iran to apologize. PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES THIS IS WAR! THINK ABOUT IT.. WHEN ANOTHER NATION STRIKES AMMUNITION AT ANOTHER NATION THAT IS CALLED WAR. WHERE IS OBAMA???

    November 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
    • zometimer

      Iraq , the war for nothing, that went nowhere...

      November 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Reply
      • Al

        Why do you keep "talking" as if we aren't there anymore? You F ing retard, it isn't over, were still there.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm |
    • usmcretired09

      Dude, get a life. We had an intel plane brought down China, on Bush watch, what do you have to say about that???

      November 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Reply
    • IRani

      Obama is where he needs to be, The United States Of America. You have no right being on our Land. You whites in America are so stupid and Ignorant. The Only Thing that "White people has done is cause havoc and destruction through out the world. funny thing is, you whites have used propaganda and false accusation to lie to the american people. There is no need to take this country back, because it hasn't gone anywhere ... except forward ... toward a more perfect union where the "All-American look" is getting a little bit harder to define. If you love your country so much, why are you in Iran? Money, Power, Control, but no Respect!!!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
      • Infedel Castro

        IRani sounds like most of the liberals on here. That's weird.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
    • photomota

      Hey Jay does it take "guts" to start a war because our spy plane got shot at? Or….maybe it would be stupidity.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  28. jimmydemello

    This must be the new holographic drone that projects a virtual image of itself away from the actual drone. The Iranians must have been firing at that. Guess its working.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Reply
  29. Tony

    The Drone was the act of war lady!
    America is no longer the good guy. Hasn't everyone figured that out yet?

    November 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Reply
    • Cephas

      In international waters it was not an act of war for the US but not the Iranians. And if Iranian pilots cannot hit a slow moving drone, the Israelis have nothing to worry about.

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

    I wonder how the US military would respond if Iran was flying drones in international waters off the north eastern coast of the USA?

    November 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Reply
    • Pete/Ark

      The same,up to a point...I think we might splash the damn thing ...

      November 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Reply
    • dug

      The drone was in international airspace bonehead.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Reply
  31. Fred A

    Something tells me the Communist News Network (CNN) already knew about this, but intentionally covered it up until AFTER the election.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Reply
    • zometimer

      Funny your here trolling the communist news network. get out of the closet, we know you like it.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Reply
  32. Pete/Ark

    OHHHHH-k...couldn't bring down an unmanned oversized RC toy plane? Geez, what'll they do if somebody shoots back?

    November 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
  33. Sami

    Iran want's WAR look how close they put their country to U.S. military Bases !!!

    November 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Reply
    • Sly

      I know!

      And who the heck put all of our oil under their sand?

      November 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
      • Steve in Texas

        Now THAT'S FUNNY...... hahahahahahahahah.... :-))

        November 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
    • dug

      Send them all to meet allah baba and we won't have to worry about them anymore. Its coming. Once we get a man in the office of the presidency and not a eunich

      November 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Reply
      • zometimer

        Your husband is running for president! Great news!

        November 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
  34. what do you lemming say about this

    next nobama will apologize

    November 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  35. sherrie

    'Fresh concerns'??? I'm concernded the President didn't tell us! Always the liar!

    November 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  36. upgradeyourmusic

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/11/20121182048162355.html

    Here is the link to a much more informative article not paid for and edited by the US Govt (see: Amber Lyon).

    November 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Reply
    • muse1876

      Isn't it sad that Americans believe RT and aljazeera have honest journalists. This should waken up the MSM.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Reply
      • Roy Ryan

        Whens the last time any of our media questioned the propaganda handed to them by the government?

        November 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  37. Saeed

    Can anyone compare that with the following historical fact?

    Tehran, July 3 – On the morning of 3rd of July 1988, an Iran Air airbus passenger plane, flight number 655, took off from the port city of Bandar Abbas for a routine thrice a week flight to Dubai across the Persian Gulf with 290 passengers on board inclu ding 160 men, 73 women and 57 children.

    It was cruising unsuspecting of the dangers that lurked below. While it was still in Iranian airspace, unknown to it, an American warship had stealthily entered Iranian coastal waters. At 10.22 AM, exactly five minutes after flight's departure from Band ar Abbas, the Commander of USS Vincennes, Captain Will Rogers ordered the firing of two missiles at the Iranian passenger.

    The plane immediately exploded in mid air, splintered and crashed into the waters of the Persian Gulf. There were no survivors. All 290 passengers went to a watery grave. Among the victims of the American crime against humanity, 37 passengers were non-I ranians and were nationals of Italy, Yugoslavia, Pakistan, India and some Persian Gulf Arab states.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Reply
    • George

      I can not compare to it. A life is a life. That was 1988 and this is this week.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Reply
    • Sailor moe

      If you want "historical fact", then, describe what the Vincennes went through prior to launching two missles. The real challenge will be to describe that with out the emotionally biased language.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Reply
    • Infidel Castro

      NOW THE REST OF THE STORY...

      According to Captain Rogers, they were being attacked by eight Iranian gun boats. Vincennes was defending themselves from this attack when the plane was shot at with two standard missiles. Crucially, the Vincennes misidentified the Iranian Airbus as an attacking F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft. A radio warning had been sent to the aircraft on the international air distress frequency.

      November 8, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  38. Humanity4All

    When they looked at it .. it felt like its coming right at them. they felt scared.. didnt know what to do..started pushing butttons lots of buttons.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Reply
  39. Sly

    Y'all loved 9/11 that much that you want them to attack again? Ok, then go ahead and start another war, but you may wish to postpone that new World Trade Center, cause it's coming down again.

    Iran is a key player that we need to negotiate and work with. They are a very westernized nation, surrounded by Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and all sorts of unstable governments.

    Maybe we should stop sending our drones into their country each day. They don't come into our country.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Reply
    • American

      Good logic. Negotiate with a nation that has proven to be provocative and aggressive in the region, out of fear of being victim to another terrorist attack on domestic soil.

      RULE #1, we don't negotiate with terrorists.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Reply
      • Roy Ryan

        The hell we don't. I thought Israel was our ally.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
    • muse1876

      I will make you a deal you take all the Muslimes out of the US, and we won't send any drones over your country. But we can't control what other countries do.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
    • Al

      International airspace is where they fired on the drone, try to keep up.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
  40. B (Hussein) O

    Nice how CNN is so quick to post this only because team Obama released it AFTER the election

    November 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Reply
    • kat

      FIRST ON CNN: Iranian jets fire on U.S. drone
      uh this was on fox about 2 hours ago

      November 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Reply
  41. Chris Redfiled

    OOH!!! The holy officials in pentagon says this, We must trust them!! we must not question them!! we must wage war to iran. STFU idiots! If any drones fly 16 miles to america, we would have shot it down.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
    • CoverUp

      Glad I wasn't raised weak and pathetic like you.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Reply
    • American

      It's so easy to tell your not an American it's humorous. So please don't try to deceive people, thanks.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Reply
    • Discouraged in USA

      You have lost the point Chris.. it is not the fact we would of shot their drone down.. it is the fact it was not even discussed till AFTER the election.. an increasingly Angry Iran.. would not have fit Obama's campaign strategy. So why not manipulate the American public to believe otherwise.. it worked with Bengazi why not here? Scarey.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Reply
  42. RD Scott

    We can all rest assured that Obama called Achmadinejad to fervently apologize for the U.S. being in International airspace.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
    • roughman

      I call him Acho-mind-ajar...

      November 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Reply
  43. CoverUp

    Someone attacks an American or American property. Obama covers up. This is getting to be old hat. What is scary is this coverup was so obviously because of the election and yet the mainstream media appears set to give it a pass. If you ask me covering up terrorist attacks and attacks against America is far worse than Watergate. In its worst light you could classify it as treasonous and at a minimum a denial of important information to voters. Glad you mentioned it CNN but my gut tells me that is all you will do. It will be swept from the front page in a short time and likely never discussed again. Journalism is in such a sad state.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
    • blisters

      it wasn't covered up. you just don't understand how these situations work.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Reply
    • roughman

      HOW? HOW can you call the SAVIOR OF OUR COUNTRY; our Blessed Leader obama a traitor?

      Shame, shame, shame. Everbody knows yer name...

      November 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Reply
    • zometimer

      Hmmm lets see.... GW buch let 4400 americans die in iraq for nothing this is what you complain about....

      November 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
  44. Kryptonite to Stupid

    Last week?? Why were we not told???? Treasonous.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
    • blisters

      you don't have a need to know.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Reply
      • roughman

        Of COURSE not! We just have a need to blindly vote for obama. Just because he is a weak-kneed, sniveling, bowing, TRAITOR must not be allowed to be an impediment to our devotions...

        November 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  45. al rodriguez

    Comments not pre-screened before they are posted? Where is the one I try to post? Perhaps it would be a good idea to re-write the clause below.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Reply
  46. jOHN

    Not to worry Odumbo will apologize for the intrusion.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Reply
    • @twitter

      ...and send them several hundred billion us dollars too.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
      • roughman

        An' mebe th' haid of a Republican INFIDEL!

        November 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  47. fred

    Well at least we got some intelligence out of this encounter. Iranian pilots suck, but I guess we already knew that.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply
    • RD Scott

      They fired twice at a slow moving target and missed? I don't think Israel has that much to worry about when they attack them.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Reply
      • American

        It's not their pilots or air force, in general, that Israel is worried about. It's their long-range missile capabilities. Israel's AF (IAF) is by far the greatest air power in the region (ask Syria and Egypt), but even the Iron Shield missile defense system would have some trouble if missiles and mortars were falling from Gaza, Iran, and Southern Lebanon at the same time. They would have to completely wipe out Iran's return fire capabilities before possibly trying to knock out the nuclear facilities. That way, the could try to handle Gaza and Lebanon by themselves while Iran took its time regrouping.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
    • GermAn

      They may have intended to miss and were just mavericks having fun. But you're right if they actually wanted to hit it and missed they SUCK as pilots. The thing to remember though is that they don't have the economy to support the amount of training that the US does. So it's not the pilot's fault.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
    • 1968billsfan

      Actually, it is hard for a 500mph fighter to hit a very slow moving airplane with aimed cannon fire because the performance envelopes of the planes are so much different. In WWII, piper cub observation spotter & liason planes usually escaped attack by 300+mph fighers by changing direction and flying low and slow.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Reply
  48. Objective Joe

    Well it looks to me as the drone was 4 miles from the sea border those were warning shots not to enter the Iranian air space. I wonder if an Iranian war drone/plane would fly 4 miles outside the border of United States heading towards New York if U.S. would be as nice and shoot just warning shots.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply
    • Objective Jane

      Thank you, O. Joe! What would happen to Iranian aircraft ANYWHERE outside of their own airspace? Let alone this close to the US? Not a big Iran fan, but why are they not 'allowed' to do what the US does 24/7 and MUCH worse?

      November 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Reply
      • Objective Joe

        No probelm O. Jane.

        They key question of course is why was the drone there that close in first place. Was it heading over the border? And what is maybe most amazing to me, is that CNN's story doesn't bring these questions up. Really sad. But human I guess. I bet they fear they won't get invited to the next White House Correspondents Dinner if they actually start doing their job.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  49. Oh Well

    They fired at the drone because it was getting footage to make a new muhamed video. After all, we have to get a new excuse ready for the next obama f up in the middle east.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Reply
    • jOHN

      Not to worry, Odumbo will apologize to Iran for the intrusion!

      November 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply
  50. Noderunner

    Wow, ,look. Iran does just what Israel and Right wingers in the U.S. want Iran to do.. provokes the U.S. You ever wonder sometimes if we might be seeing a long running continuation of Iran Contra? That sham where Iran,Israel and Republicans hoodwinked America into various misadventures Americans didn't really want? Can't possibly be can it?

    November 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
    • dennislayton

      That's pretty stupid Noderunner. Do you blame the twin towers for being in the way of the planes too?

      November 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  51. Lillian

    My how timely...first cover-up number one and now cover-up number two–both happened shortly before the election.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
    • Buzz

      The administration and the media will always cover up for the incompetence of Obama.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Reply
    • Sterup

      Cover up? Really? You ignorant republicans still milking that BS? This was hardly a cover up. You sure can stretch the facts in your tiny ignorant mind.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Reply
      • muse1876

        Since you are a liberal, how do you swallow Obama killing SUPPOSED terrorists? I have never had a liberal explain that to me.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
      • ObjectiveGuy

        YES, really! What else would you call it? It's pretty obvious, unless of course, you like being lied to.

        November 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
  52. joe kelin

    If George Bush were in office... this would receive negative press ...

    DOUBLE STANDARD

    November 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
    • chris

      go to Fox News. I am sure you can find something negative REAL quick. Probably even about this very story!

      November 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Reply
  53. chris

    Some people are so scared. Scared of Obama. Scared of Iran. Scared of gay people. Scared of everything. IT'S GONNA BE OK. YOU DON'T NEED TO BE SO SCARED ALL THE TIME.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • Grandpa Withers

      Hey...I ain't scared...I told them a about a week ago to get off my lawn..dang blasted Iranian varmints!

      November 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Reply
  54. Enzo Tommasi

    why would the Obama admin choose to hide this until after the election? HMMMM??
    The appeaser in chief didnt want to seem weak in the eyes of the American people in foreign policy matters right before election day..

    November 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • TxnByBrth

      Too late...everyone (including our enemies) already know he's weak. Holding until after the election avoided the American people remembering...

      November 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Reply
  55. DrWho

    Kennedy's grandson seemed to be more important than this "First on CNN".

    November 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Reply
  56. jack bauer

    fyi the su-25 is a ground support aircraft similar to our A-10 warthog. It is not a fighter jet. The su-27 is a fighter jet

    November 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Reply
    • gdaddy

      Regardless of the purpose of the aircraft, it still carried ammunition, and still fired on an American aircraft in international airspace. Semantics is all cool, I guess, when defending the fact hider in chief. How convenient to hide this until after the election.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Reply
  57. Dave

    Why shouldn't the Iranan;s fire at our drones? They'll only be sent over their border soon ayway.
    This whole issue against Irn shows how much control the wicked Israeli's/Rothschild's central banking racket have over US foreign policy; the Iranian's haven't started a war since 1798, they are peaceful, we (the US) are desperate due to Iran no longer selling oil in our soon to be worthless dollars.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Reply
    • Yada

      Exactly

      November 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
    • sawolf

      Right, they pay and train others to.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Reply
    • bigbluejarhead

      Yeah the Iranians are a peaceful lot, just ask the millions of people in mass graves there, how peaceful . Of course Obama didn't want us to know. But I already know he is a weak and pitiful excuse for a President.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Reply
      • Roy Ryan

        And how many of those died because we were giving arms to Iraq to kill them? Arms that we later killed Sadam for because he supposedly still had them.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
    • Lukos58

      Yeah, you're name is "Dave." Right. Crawl back in your hole, Yassir.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Reply
    • NavyGal

      How old are you Dave? Got any history in that brain of yours? Iran and Iraq have hated each other for years. Ever hear of the Iran/Iraq War? Ever hear of our embassy in Iran taken over in the 70's during Carter's administration where they held our Americans for years? Ever listen to their ambassador and how he wants to kill Israli's and Americans? Yes, a VERY peaceful country.

      November 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply
  58. mary

    LONG LIVE IRAN.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
    • Tarak

      Only if Iran has no mullahs ruling.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Reply
  59. nehuge

    Funny how this whole post is all of us arguing amongst ourselves. Way to be classy, all of you. Should be ashamed. Look at the big picture and let's come together rather than this being a big Jerry Springer show where we need an excuse to argue....

    November 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
    • msvf

      Funny how you post the same thing thrice. Spamming is shameful act.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      We're not arguing amongst ourselves. People are on here that are part of the war machine or are acting like they are Americans to try to convince others into going to war for their profit. Others are on here playing down their propaganda and pointing out their lies. CNN has a number of paid posters from lobbyists to foreign agencies like Israel duing all they can in the psyops war on American minds.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
      • Roy Ryan

        two thumbs up

        November 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
  60. nehuge

    Funny how this whole post is all of us arguing amongst ourselves. Way to be classy, all of you. Should be ashamed. Look at the big picture and let's come together rather than this being a big Jerry Springer show where we need an excuse to argue.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply
    • msvf

      Funny how you post the same thing twice. Spamming is shameful act.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
      • nehuge

        Rest my case.

        It was due to submitting, then it said I had to log in.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
    • timinfla

      ok Ill tell them,,,,,,OK EVERYONE, DROP THE LAPTOPS AND GO HOME, NOTHUGE SAID SO. there.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Reply
      • msvf

        Whose NOTHUGE?

        November 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  61. nehuge

    Funny how this whole post is all of us arguing amongst ourselves. Way to be classy, all of you. Should be ashamed. Look at the big picture and let's come together rather than this being a big Jerry Springer show where we need an excuse to argue.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply
  62. bigbiz2

    Ho Hum.....not important now...Obama's on the Road to Burma....he's such a statesman

    November 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Reply
  63. obafemi olusegun akeremale

    Only fools and morons of the west would wish for a full blown out war, a war that has already left a devastated blow to your economies. Grow up boiz, every one knows that usa is the biggest terorist of all time.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • Sly

      Yes ... war war kill kill.

      America should attack Iran. And Iraq. And Afghanistan. Venezuela. North Korea. Russia. Bomb China. Lebanon. Don't forget to attack Syria, Pakistan and Libya.

      Let's start tomorrow. Simulanteous bombings everywhere at once. That should do the trick.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Reply
    • John Doe

      I can't wait until we kick tyour butt off this Earth!

      November 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Reply
    • Rob Ranger

      Yes I think BHO should apologize and bend over.......

      November 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Reply
    • Monte

      A Nigerian diss'ing the the U.S. economy? Wow ... lol

      November 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply
  64. saeed

    if usa and britain wants war why just dosent china or russia drop a nuke on them both and give them a war nuke australia and ireland to nuke them all.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • timinfla

      again??

      November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply
  65. JAce

    How interestign that this incident, which happened 5 days BEFORE the election, is only coming out now, after Obama's victory has been secured.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • ussr

      Surprised? You shouldn't be. This is how it works now in the United Socialist Republiks of Amerika

      November 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Reply
      • Sterup

        Thats the way it has always worked. The government hides many things from us. Stop acting like it all started with Obama.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
    • Tammy

      Exactly why I will NEVER watch CNN again in my lifetime. They were apart of this coverup but now that the election is over they want to start talking to try and get viewers. What a shame that news is based on polital agenda. Shame on CNN and the reporters who participated.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Reply
  66. Smart & Southern

    Disclosed after the election so voters wouldn't have another reminder of how spineless most of our enemies think Obama is. Spend it all on butter Obama, and we won't have the guns we need for defense. Read your Roman history about bankrupting the nation & its ability to defend itself by pandering to the lowest, most ignorant class of voters with expensive giveaways. But this is all part of the Obama plan: pretend like only wealthy voters will pay the tab, run up a huge bill for programs we can't afford without becoming Greece, avoid dealing with the problem another 4 years, scate out of office a popular guy, and let somebody else (probably Paul Ryan) inform the middle class they in fact have to pay the bill. Obama is going to build his socialist State even if it does kill the goose that lays the golden eggs: American business. But there is an easy fix for the so called Democratic Block: Republicans need to simply run more black, hispanic and female candidates. Qualifications don't matter much to a bunch of these voters.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
    • John

      Well said, I appreciate the honesty.....

      November 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
    • David Driscoll

      This type of common sense will prolly get banned here.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
    • chris

      "by pandering to the lowest, most ignorant class of voters with expensive giveaways"

      Actually if you look at the electoral map and the demographics, most of those people voted for Romney. Nice try though.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply
      • JN

        The "Red States" believe in themselves as Americans. They know how and want to take care of themselves and each other. Its called pride and hospitality, and the "Blue States" could use some. Providing marijuana and handouts isn't hospitable. Its enabling.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • Dave

      Agreed! Obama has no backbone.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
    • chris

      The United States military is larger than the next 25 militaries COMBINED. This is a fact. So how again do we have no money left for military? You sir are so misinformed.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
      • chris

        Correction: We SPEND more on our military the the next 25 countries COMBINED. Same difference really.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
    • Dumb & Northern

      Wow, if I understand you correctly, women, black and hispanics are dumb – so what is left – the white man? I usually ignore bigotry like this, i don't even know why I bothered to respond.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
    • Madtown

      we won't have the guns we need for defense
      ----–
      Holy F, for real? We can annihilate the entire world probably 30 times over. Yet, we still need to grow our military? We could absolutely decimate defense spending, and still have the most powerful military in the entire world, and by a very large margin.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • Concerned Entreprenuer

      VERY WELL SAID.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Reply
    • LinSea

      Panem et circenses, Smart & Southern, panem et circenses. Just give 'em a good show to divert their attention and promise them free goodies and the Emperor can do whatever he wants.

      November 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  67. txvoter1

    what a surprise... it wasn't disclosed before the election. typical chicago thuggery.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
    • chris

      "WAAAHH WAAHH WAAHH" There I fixed it for you.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Reply
  68. So Sad

    Persian Moron, it's the Persian Gulf which does not mean that you own it, Moron. I emailed Pres. Obama on his hotmail account and told him to scramble a jet (we only need one) to smoke the two that went after a drone, Really?

    November 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Reply
    • muse1876

      The only thing Obama will smoke is a joint!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  69. upgradeyourmusic

    "Two U.S. officials"

    "three senior officials"

    "The officials declined to be identified"

    So, the three (or was it two?) unidentified "because of sensitive intelligence matters surrounding the matter" people told you all these details, including the location of the drone?

    This sounds legit to me.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
    • msvf

      How dare you question unnamed sources!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Reply
  70. Bob

    You people are so stupid it makes my head hurt.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Reply
    • timinfla

      WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHAAAT? come on give me something............

      November 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
      • Bob

        I try not to feed the beast too much info.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  71. Gero4216

    For all fellow Americans who really buy into all the right wing conspiracy theories, you should be pent up in an insane asylum. In fact if we turned back the clock 50 years you probably would be committed. I truly hope you guys are ashamed of yourselves after we get through the next four years unscathed militarily with a rebounding economy, and one of the greatest presidents the world has ever known. In time all you dumbos will see what progress can be made if your willing to sacrifice a Lil to get there. Stop turning on every republican figure that shows the willingness to work across the table. We as a country want to accomplish all we can, but we can't do it if we don't work together. Please call your conservative radio stations and tell them to stop bashing boener for showing a willingness to compromise. For your parties sake I hope you guys are listening, as seen in this election, you guys need to learn that America is changing whether you like it or not.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Reply
    • Yada

      You are a hypocrite

      November 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Reply
      • Gero4216

        and you are a sore loser

        November 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
      • Yada

        I did not vote republican:)
        You are a simpleton

        November 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • catmeow

      OMG – I'm not even a Republican but you sound like a koolaid drinking fool if you buy into your own garbage! Good luck child because you are going to need it and more to survive the next 4 years of obamanation. Stock market already down almost 400 points – welcome to obama's world!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Reply
      • Gero4216

        like I said, if you don't believe in America please leave. We need people who are optimistic, not Debbie downers like you. America will recover, but not because of unfaithful people like you babe.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
      • roger

        You mean welcome to the world of the scared white man.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
      • Usa sucks

        Give me one good example of a succesful black or bispanic nation please come on just one. There isnt any retard and you might say south africa but was ran by whites and now is in utter decline for last fifty years. Any if any of you need a perfect example of minorities and dems screwing things up look at california. Everyones on welfare house prices are retarded everything is vandalized and spraypainted roads are unpaved and everyone is too stoned to care. Also 5 billion in debt and no jobs except for social services whos hours have been cut. Flush it already. O ya i love how 30 million idiots had the same idea "ima quit my job and grow an sell pot" except you crashed the market and it went from 5000 a pound to 500. Hillarious.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • Danielle

      Ashamed hell we want things to be good- just don't believe the guy can do it. If he does I'll be the first to admit I didn't see it in him. It's all on you all now. Show us the money- show us the freedom-show us the jobs-show us the peace!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Reply
    • rrgg

      Gero4216- In other words, you're arguing that the ends justify the means. It's OK to suppress information prior to the election because of lofty goals. Sorry. That doesn't cut it.

      Also check out the 9/12 interview that 60 Minutes released on Monday. Previously it had been edited to hide some info on Benghazi.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Reply
      • Gero4216

        just hopeful babe.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
    • distancemaster

      This is the funniest thing I've read all day. Are you really that delusional?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Reply
    • ussr

      Just drink the kool-aid, it'll make all your problems go away.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Reply
      • Gero4216

        it tastes great so good

        November 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • tojo

      Go to Greece already get a first hand look at where you're beloved nut job is taking this country...or Spain...Portugal...Italy and Germany right behind absorbing all the other countries debt. ...and really...did you forget about the 47% that isn't going want to help to make this a better place...you have to work with your hands and minds and EARN MONEY to be taxed....not sit around waiting for a handout. The election was won by Obama taking advantage of an uneducated lower class that has grown by 30% over the last 4 years. All by being the biggest ever partisan teet that has ever graced 1600...

      November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply
    • Bob

      You take it in the butt from Uncle Sam and you ask for more.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Reply
      • Gero4216

        sure tex, U want to know the funniest thing of all, I voted for mitts and was just trying to get all my fellow repubs to compromise for the better of our nation. Conservatism is dying and if we want to preserve it we must change. Keep bashing me if you like but you just make yourself look that much more infantile for doing it. Come together and we can accomplish all.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
    • al rodriguez

      America is not changing, America is sinking because of people like you. We do not compromise, that's not the backbone of our country. we have a role to play in the world and until you and those who think like you start getting the message we'll continue sinking. The enemy is taking advantage of the lack of leadership and backbone currently displayed by our leaders, and that is going to cost us. It's easy to get away with no reporting the Iranian shooting at one of our assets, the Benghazi fiasco, the manipulation of unemployment numbers, etc when you have the backing of a corrupted media. I could only negotiate with democrats "con cojones" and those I can't find one. I hope I don't get snitched out for these comments since I'm on the CNN site. What a disgrace!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Reply
    • Bob

      Good thing I live in Texas and not Amerika.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • Sam

      So we are dumbos! We are changing to a country going down the tubes with a leader that is cluelss about spending our tax money! He is no Reagan or JFK! 58 million Americans voted against this bozo! America is changing and that is for sure! Demorats are taking this ship down the drain! Common sense is what this country needs but people like you and your liberal agenda's are destroying what took 200 years to build. OBAMA what a joke!

      November 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
    • TruthBe Told

      obama will not be considered one of the greatest presidents of all time. You are mistaking greatness for simple idea that people have eyes and therefore can see that a black man and white man do not look the same. With that said, Obama will be remmbered.....i commend you on your ability to acknowledge the obvious, but not because he was one of the greatest, yet for the siple fact that he was the First Black President of America and nothing else....Yet people have a tendency to give undue overzealous worship to such "First Blacks.....". Oh and by the way all the great presidents were wartime presidents....Washinton (not great president but did win the war for us) Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S Grant (not great but won the war for union), Andrew Jackson (Stong backbone and leadership served war 1812),FDR (Best president took us out of a depression with help of war and led us to being the super power we are), AND OBAMA (he was black)...your welcome for this lesson

      November 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Reply
      • Gero4216

        point taken I concur about the wartime presidents. I just truly believe Obama is trying to bring us together for the sake of America's legacy. If you were wondering, I'm a Caucasian and being black had nothing to do with my choice for president. Like said, I think you are right about the greatest presidents, they're my all time faves being a history major.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
    • ProudAmerican

      Really "the greatest president" wow you must live in a cave. Washington,Jefferson,Lincoln, and Regan were amazing presidents who Loved America. This clown hates America and wants to see it fail, so keep thinking your narrow minded way and let's see that you say in 4 years when you have nothing left unless you're one living off all us hardworking tax payers which from the sound of your post you probably are living off our hard work. At least y'all cant blame Bush anymore hahahaha.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Reply
      • Gero4216

        nope, u can keep your money you fool I work hard to support my family and my pride wouldn't allow me to take a dime of yoursocalled taxpayer money. I just hope you never find yourself needing any taxpayer money, because if I were you I would be mighty ashamed to take it. I'll reiterate my previous statement by saying we all should come together in times like this, not split apart like enemies. Time will tell if Obama is a good president or not, he now has another four years to accomplish what he failed to do in the previous 4 years. At the same time I also believe that both Obama and boehner need to compromise on both sides to get this country moving forward. For those of you that disagree, you are the minority that stops progress from being made. After the sting of the election wears off I truly hope you guys come to your senses and realize we must move forward as one. God bless you all were all real American heroes when it comes down to it, almost all of us.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
  72. jorge washinsen

    We should make it clear to any country from now on we will not start with grunts on the ground but with a noise they will never hear.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Reply
    • John Steele

      Looks like The Clinton News network sat on ANOTHER story to help Obama. It was declassified AFTER the election,,, surprise surprise !!!!!!!!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  73. giovanni33

    So Iran fires on US drones flying over Iranian land. Who exactly is in the wrong here? Who is being aggressive with who?
    The U.S. gets caught flying drones over Iran and this incident will be inflated by the media as an act of unprovoked aggression. Venezuela should just fly some drones over Florida to monitor possible election fraud for fun. Fact is US has not right being all the way in the Middle East. Last time I checked, the US was located in North America! Talk about looking for trouble.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Reply
    • Bo Anderson

      Stupid, read the article. The vehicle was in international airspace...or are you too stupid.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
    • fijillian

      I guess you are too stuppid to read the whole article but the US Drone was flying over international waters.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
    • DeltaMP

      Since when does flying over international waters = flying over Iran? Read the article before you post...

      November 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Reply
    • clw07173

      So do you read articles before you post or just guess at what they contain?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
    • David

      Did you actually read the article
      "The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait, U.S. officials said, adding it was engaged in routine maritime surveillance."

      November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
    • SC

      Giovanni. The article says "over international airspace" that's at a minimum 12 miles from Iranian airspace. Please READ before you comment.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Reply
    • tom

      The one who can read has clearly an advantage, the drone was in INTERNATIONAL airspace, I guess you know what that is suppose to mean, no?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • David Driscoll

      I didn't know International water was Iranian land. Tell me more!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • Joe

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

      Learn to read.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Reply
    • honey_badger

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

      November 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
    • Yada

      How does anyone even know where the drone was lol you people that are tripping about "ooo international airspace" are suckers! Hahahaha you put too much faith in the wrong place:)

      November 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
      • Lagos

        Absolutely, we should put all of our faith in an anonymous internet person like yourself that clearly has more accurate information than anybody else.

        November 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
  74. Kyle

    wonder what would happen is any other country was just "flying" drones 16 miles off the US main land...

    November 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Reply
    • chris

      Seriously, this is fu*king getting old.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Reply
    • RonPaulWouldHaveWon

      You know the answer to that question – that drone would be toast, and our military would probably lob a few Tomahawks at the offending nation.

      U.S. Government Motto: "Do as we say, not as we do."

      November 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      They would be four miles outside of US territorial waters?

      November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply
    • drinking12many

      We might shadow them with fighters but we wouldnt fire. Russia does it all the time to test response times etc.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
      • drinking12many

        Heres an example ... care to look more clueless.

        http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2010/08/25/cf-18s-russians-airspace.html

        November 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  75. jorge washinsen

    Iran probabably needs a new rubber band for the one they copied from us when they shot ours down before.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Reply
  76. msvf

    Let us pause for a moment to extend our thoughts and prayers to this US drone.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
    • Mellowfellow

      BREAKING NEWS!!

      Back up hard drive found, drone still alive.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Reply
  77. PhoenixTom

    CNN this seems to be your "scoop", yet you don't seem to be publicising it much. What gives? With Benghazi, I'm convinced you weren't interested in investigating something that would most likely be damaging to the Administration. But with this, I'm thinking maybe you might be as incompetent as you are biased.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
    • timinfla

      RIGHT ON TOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Reply
      • chris

        HELL YEAH TIM!!!!!

        November 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
      • Yada

        WOOOHOOOO CHRIS!!!!

        November 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
    • Mary

      Well said sir, well said.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  78. Sly

    "Nuclear Power is the best clean source of energy for humanity". Most countries have it. But Iran can't?

    We get all indignant when folks fly airplanes into our skyscrapers, but it's ok for us to routinely violate Iran's national boundries. (They just shot down the last one, and we send them daily).

    We sold Iran all those weapons they use on us, just like we sold chemical weapons to our friend Saddam.

    500,000 civilians dead in the middle east. Goes around, comes around. THAT's why 9/11 happened.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
    • Literate

      Sly, with any luck, perhaps one day Iran will give you a sample of their version of "nuclear power". Don't worry, soon enough you and your fellow geniuses will realize why those drones are overflying Iranian airspace.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
    • Bill

      Hey Jerk, it's time to go to WAR with Iran!!!!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
    • CHUCK

      They can have nuclear power, but they won't let the inspectors to their job...which probably means they're hiding something...like pursuing nuclear weapons. But on the bright side, if they build nuclear plants like they shoot down drones, they'll eventually blow themselves up.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Reply
    • Bobby Lee

      Iran being such a peaceful neighbor, especially to Israel, I can't imagine why we would be concerned with them having nuclear power/nuclear weapons. Not to mention their respect for human rights, norms of humanity etc.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
    • homasa

      get the RUSSIAN snakes out of office and the problem will be fixed not with war let the world protest with their own people who don't even like their GOVNT but can't do much because of that KINGPIN big trouble maker

      November 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Reply
    • Sly

      Yeah, I'm real worried about Iran ... what, 10,000 miles away?

      But you are right about starting a war with Iran.

      America should immediately declare war on Iran. And Syria. And Libya. And Pakistan. We should not withdraw from Afghanistan – we should triple the troops. We need to start war with Pakistan also. And Yemen. Lebanon is a threat – let's nuc them. Immediately nuc North Korea as well. While we're at it, the Russians and Chinese have been quite hostile, let's declare war on them also. And Dallas (hey, I'm a Niner fan!).

      Yep, I think that would be wise to start a few wars – they are fun, our coffin-sales skyrocket, and lots of Mom's get to see their son come come in a box. Sounds smart. Oh, also Venezuela, Cuba, and LA.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • rrgg

      Sly – Iran signed the NNPT. They got something in return for doing so. Then they violated it. From your statement you seem unaware of why Iran is an issue and why what they're doing is not a "right."

      November 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Reply
    • John J. Potts

      I became convinced as I read your missive that you have read few, if any, books of history. Out of the mess you implied it was the fault of America. Let me say, nothing justifies 9/11. The Armed Forces of the United States tracked down and executed the head of the perpetrators. I am all for "punitive raids" as practised in the 1800's. The thing about the Middle East, as History has shown, is that if you kill enough of them they will leave you alone for a couple of hundred years. That, my friend, is the long and short of it all. Education first, posting second.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
      • Sly

        John, Bin Laden stated that he conducted 9/11 because we shot down a civilian Iranian airliner murdering about 300 people. He also mentioned us propping up the murderous right wing fascist Shah of Iran, who killed 5000 students in one protest, with our support.

        The Bush Oil Invasion of Iraq was not prompted by anything. We sold Saddam all the chemical weapons, since he was our ally. We invaded (looking for Al Queda? Please) and 500,000 died.

        We constantly invade the middle east. We fly drones IN Iranian airspace daily, and we all know this drone was not out for a Sunday ride, whereever it was, if it even happened.

        I say if we stay out of the middle east, and quit bombing women and children, they will be less willing to attack us.

        Worth a try. War with Iran is the dumbest idea I've ever heard. Aside from the President, they are a very moderate westernized nation, and being situated near Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, they are potentially an important ally. Sounds crazy, but Iran is a MAJOR world player. Lots of oil, lots of power. They are not going away soon. Talk with them.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  79. AM

    You don't say? The US constantly invades Iranian airspace with drones (remember the drone that was downed in Iranian airspace that the Iranians claimed was hacked?) and we are supposed to be outraged that they shot and probably purposefully missed a drone that was skimming the airspace?

    Talk about hypocrisy. If the US doesn't respect Iranian airspace sovereignty, why should Iran respect international waters outside their borders? The BS never ends with the United States government and media, does it?

    November 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
    • Persian Gulf

      the amount of their hypocrisy is beyond human imagination! they are shameless!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  80. Persian Gulf

    hey american morons

    if iranians flew a drone 16 miles from american coast lets say 16 miles from DC, would that be ok for you too shoot it down?
    if yes? pls shut your face.

    PS how the hell is it international airspace, while they flew over the PERSIAN GULF?

    November 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      Google may help you answer your own question. If not, ask Air Force Officer.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
    • Bill Duke

      Education fail on your part. Persian gulf is just a name. They don't own international waters.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
      • Persian Gulf

        and they first part? would it be ok for you if we fly drones 16 miles from your coast?

        November 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
    • Jonas

      The Russians used to fly bombers up and down our coastline all the time during the Cold War, while in international airspace...we never once shot at one of them. You obviously have zero idea about what you're talking about.....

      November 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Reply
    • Ty

      You can't be any more retarded than right now. It's called " INTERNATIONAL WATERS"
      The U.S doesn't have a shipping channel for 20% of all the oil exports leaving it's shores every year either. That's why our 5th fleet is parked off Saudi Arabia you moron. It's to insure that oil supplies don't stop. Also, please don't even speculate that Iran could even get a Drone over to the U.S to spy on us with. That little wooden toy is called a Toy not a drone that they currently have. Period!

      November 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
      • Persian Gulf

        its called Persian Gulf so its our waters. if you fly too close off our coast we shoot at you. period.

        hahaha cowards! you cant even beat bare-foot cave men in afghanistan in 13 years! so we will give you a kick ass and end your super power status forever!

        November 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
    • Johnson

      During the Cold War, Russian bombers flew down our coastline regularly. Actually, beginning in the late 2000s they began doing it again. Also, in the late 2000s, a Russian bombing formation flew over a US battlegroup (which is actually a major no-no.) At no point did the US fire on any of these planes. Buzzing unfriendly nations is a part of playing in the big leagues and is hardly done only by the US. Your argument falls miserably.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
      • Persian Gulf

        yeah but you know no shame! if we let u come to close u may think that we are some kind of pakistan that u can rape and violate the airspace whenever you like! so have to let you know where is no go area starts eveytime!

        November 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
  81. Doubtful

    I call bulls*&t on CNN/DOD; no corroborating third-party evidence cited. Iran has not confirmed it fired on a drone. Why release information on this "event"....a week later...and from "senior officials" which refuse to go on record? stfuplease.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Reply
  82. John West

    I hope we can find and bring to justice whomever it was that offended the Iranians in this matter.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Reply
  83. Greg

    No, according to the report it wasn't a MiG at all. It was an Su-25 'Frogfoot' close air support aircraft. It's a russian verision of an A-10. That said, the gun is the primary armament. Close air support pilots should be proficent at aiming it. BUT... this is the Iranian military we are talking about. 99% hot air, 1%actual ability. I forsee us going in to put them in their place. Shooting at a US aircraft is an act of war no matter what. Our aircraft do not discharge weapons at or near other aircraft, especially in international waters. Remember this people: The Iranian military is a joke. It's all bluff. They have no technology, no skill, and no experience. They are STILL flying F-14's we gave to them in the 60's and 70's. (I might be wrong WHEN we gave them to them, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.) That drone, if it was armed with something as simple as an AIM-9 Sidewinder (range varies with models, a little over a mile usually) could have shot both of them down. The Iranians are beating their chest right now. But they're the ones who are gonna get rocked when the US and everyone else gets sick of agression in the most important oil route in the world.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • Yada

      That's a good point and our military officials know that too...so does the Iranian military....I see this story provided BY THE US MILITARY as propaganda to strike Iran or get support from the international community for more sanctions....

      November 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Reply
    • Ryan

      Actually, small correction they are not flying the F-14's anymore because they do not have replacement parts for it. Mostly they still have very old F-4's, MiGs and SU 25's.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • DickPerry

      They were just shooting a warning to US. They know that shooting the drone down would be a act of war. Which by the way US cyber war on Iran is according to Obama.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:06 am | Reply
  84. upgradeyourmusic

    You invade their airspace with a military vehicle, unarmed or not, and don't expect to get an aggressive response? Come on, seriously. I wonder what would happen if an Iranian drone flew in US airspace. Answer: WAR. Stop being hypocrites.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
    • dam in Tampa

      Try to read for comprehension. The drone was in intl. airspace.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      Did you even read the story, before posting your comments? Nevermind, you already answered that question, or at least I hope so.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • chris

      I agree with your sentiment but it was international airspace, not Iranian airspace.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Reply
    • Sporkee

      Aparrently You didn't read the article. The drone was in international air space east of Kuwait over the gulf. It was never in Iranian air space according to the article.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Reply
    • Vince

      >>The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait,<<

      Check your reading comprehension.

      To bad we didn't shoot down the Iranians for this act of war.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Reply
    • Bill Duke

      Reading comprehension fail.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • Jonas

      The drone was in international airspace, you idiot. The bigger story is that the MSM and the White House intentionally covered the story up until AFTER the election.....

      November 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
    • dg

      Shut up hippy. The only reason you ignorant @ss can sit behind a screen and type is because of the action US military takes.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
      • dam in Tampa

        "shut up hippy" – priceless dg!

        November 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
    • Pappy

      I know reading is difficult for some people so let me cut and paste this section....."The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait"

      November 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
    • tat2diablo74

      What was in report was drone was in international air space near Kuwait.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
    • guy13

      Can you read?! It says "The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait"....

      November 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
    • AJ

      Did you even read the article or does international airspace mean nothing to you?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
    • Joe

      "The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait..."

      You might want to learn how to read before replying to posts.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • Tommy Andersson

      It wasent even in there airspace.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • Bob

      International airspace. Pay attention while you read the article.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • KillaJ

      Obviously you missed the part about this taking place in international airspace.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Reply
    • kodiak71

      You are mistaken. According to the article, we were not flying in Iranian airspace. The article reads that "...(t)he drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait, U.S. officials said, adding it was engaged in routine maritime surveillance." Of graver concern is the Obama administration's calculated silence regarding the incident before the election.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • MrTeflon

      What part of "Over International Waters" did you NOT Comprehend?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • Coeus

      So, you just ignored the part where it was in international airspace & closer to Kuwait? Nice.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
      • upgradeyourmusic

        I definitely believe the top secret people who wish to remain unidentified but provided all the specifics of this article enough to also believe they would disclose the position of the drone, and that position just happens to be in a place where they are conveniently not to blame. Sounds legit.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  85. msvf

    I would think the world would thank Iran for nearly removing one of those drones who seem to only extralegally kill civilians from existence.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Reply
    • dam in Tampa

      msvf stfu

      November 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
      • msvf

        no ustfu

        November 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  86. mw

    Those pilots must suck at air combat if they can't hit a drone. Makes you wonder about their Infantry and Armour training. For all their bluster they must know they have little chance in a conventional war with Israel or the U.S.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  87. dam in Tampa

    I hope Obama's bowing suit is back from the cleaners. He's gonna need it.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  88. Cando

    Time to send the armed drones in for the next recon mission.

    November 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Reply
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