Iran's gift to Obama
January 18th, 2012
09:57 AM ET

Iran's gift to Obama

By Shirzad Bozorgmehr reporting from Tehran, Iran

An Iranian non-profit company says it will honor U.S. President Barack Obama's request that Iran return a drone that crashed there last year.

But instead of the actual drone, the company says it will send miniature toy versions. A lot of them.

"We plan to send a full squadron of 12 to the White House for President Obama as a present," said Reza Kioumarsi, a spokesman for the Aaye Art Group, a Tehran-based non-profit, non-governmental company that makes novelty items.

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  1. Ayran Iranians

    I advise the US not to mess with the Persians, these people are not your little "weak" arabs that you exploit in your IMPERIALIST wars!

    I support Iran to be nuclear-armed, so the US won't be able to have their way with them anymore. After all it is the US who overthrew their democratic government and replaced it with a ruthless dictator like Shah, who killed countless number of Iranians!

    November 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  2. Jerry

    I dont support a nuclear armed iran, but I find their gift hilarious! I can see King Obama soiling himself when he opens that box thinking to get a drone back and seeing those. I dunno, I just pictured it and laughed so hard my stomach hurts.

    February 11, 2012 at 4:00 am | Reply
    • Jon

      Because "King" Obama was thinking there would be a real drone inside of a box?

      February 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Reply
  3. Peter Savage

    I'm pretty sure those little toys in the picture are B-2's, which are definitely not drones.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Reply
    • Achmed

      IIranian boomerangs

      February 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      The drone has a strikingly similar shape to the B-2.

      February 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Reply
    • CADude

      Not a B52 but instead a B1B

      November 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Reply
    • Kevin

      The drone in question and the toys pictured are made by Lockheed Martin, RQ-170 Sentinel.

      November 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
  4. Dan

    All we have to do is dont let them have any of are food. Then you will see oil prices drop and they will be the first in line to sell us oil.. Ok you dummys where not going to need your oil much longer we are going to change over to nat.Gas and then what the hell you gonna do?

    February 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • Thannak

      Japan starved the families of almost it's entire military servicemen in the buildup before World War two (most of the soldiers had no idea since all communication was censored so heavily) in order to build the biggest battleship the world had ever known. This was because the (mostly Caucasian) allies it had in WW1 decided that despite contributing as much as it was asked to that war (keep the Pacific clean of Germans so that the US and the French territories could focus on the Atlantic), was only allowed to have a FRACTION of the military forces that they had due to a ruling by the organization that was essentially the infant U.N. in deciding the size of a military nations could have.
      The battleship in question, ironically enough, was never used to it's full extent. It was sunk after a desperation strike that had it loaded up with explosives (manned with a full crew though, because any less would be a dishonor) and sent to ram American ships. It never even came past artillery range.

      China cut it's population by the biggest amount any nation has EVER done to itself in order to reserve food for the metropolises. Let me repeat that in different words: Chinese government took food from towns below a certain size, all food no matter where it was or in who's possession, and sent it to be sold at the cities while the rest of the country starved to death because they had no ability to actually make it to the city before starvation set in.

      Any nation is capable of, and in the wrong leadership willing to, slit it's own throat to give it's neck a nice respectable red collar while it gives you the middle finger.

      February 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply
      • Jon

        Are you talking about the Washington Naval Treaty of 1923? That only limited naval tonnage. No one wanted a repeat of the incredibly expensive naval race leading up to WWI so they voluntarily signed a treaty to limit it. Japan was allowed to have the third biggest navy in the world after the US and UK. The fraction was maybe 65% or so of the US and UK amount. Not too shabby. Additionally, China's population is continuing to grow despite the impression we have that they only have one child. It is currently over 1.3 billion. No data anywhere suggests that their population is decreasing.

        February 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  5. Jordan

    This is what happens when you have children running a sh*thole ME country...

    February 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Reply
    • Elko Bambini

      Iran's known for having a very shrewd leadership. They aren't "crazy".

      The moment that US ops do something significant to Iran, some US government official (NOT Obama, he's too dignified – maybe somebody like Scooter Libby) should have a photo of himself giving a slobbery kiss to the model.

      February 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Reply
  6. danny

    I am sure he would rather they donate to his reelection campaign.

    February 9, 2012 at 8:21 am | Reply
  7. Brad

    Those will look great on top of the first 12 bunker busters we drop on thier nuclear facilites.

    February 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
    • allahuakbar

      Hmm how about it is a signal the company wants to give the US that the drone was actually a fake one?

      February 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply
      • Achmed

        No no no....that's not it. They want us to put a WalMart in over there for them.

        February 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
    • wheelmen


      November 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  8. vinny

    I think its funny. People need a sense of humor. Next time we rescue some stranded Iranian sailors we should give them a ham sandwich and thats it

    February 3, 2012 at 7:04 am | Reply
    • Achmed

      Then kick them back out in a canoe.

      February 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Reply
  9. RS

    Why am I the only American here that wants one of these? They look awesome. Maybe I need to grow up haha. I want one in black or the dark green.

    February 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Reply
  10. kanga

    a little off topic, but these drones look a lot like some UFO's I have seen in some video's, where is the USA getting this technology?
    reverse engineering??
    Anyway, Ahmadinejad is toying with the USA, Iran will insult the USA to provoke a strike by the USA, which in turn will lead to a major confrontation and bankrupt the USA. Do not fall for it, covert warfare is the way to go, just don't lose anymore drones and don't leave anything behind. Good luck in 2012

    February 1, 2012 at 12:20 am | Reply
    • Jon

      Seriously? Reverse engineering alien space ships? Great post.

      February 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Reply
  11. RagMcmuffin

    Yes, wouldn't have expected anything less. May 1000 camels shit on their run ways

    January 19, 2012 at 8:30 am | Reply
    • youwho

      that's a funny like saying I hope 1000 dogs shit in your lawn...all at once.

      January 19, 2012 at 10:23 am | Reply
  12. mysticvirgo67

    As one who can appreciate a well done taunt..Classic!

    January 19, 2012 at 6:52 am | Reply
    • casper75us

      lets send them toys of our 5th fleet surrounding them!!!!

      January 19, 2012 at 7:44 am | Reply
      • J.


        February 4, 2012 at 10:03 am |
      • Brad

        They would look great strapped to the front of a JDAM

        February 7, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
  13. MazeAndBlue

    Gotta take a joke sometimes for balance

    January 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  14. Iranacockuptheirass

    My promise to America is that I will have my leader deliver them out of his ass!

    January 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  15. chippy1

    let's drop a few nukes there, and maybe we'll get the one they are building in return

    January 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      I agree 100%

      January 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply
    • SomeoneOutThere

      "Maybe we'll the one they're building there in return?" How exactly do you want them to deliver that or are you leaving that up to your imaginations.

      I have a better idea, why don't we drop your fat @$$ there and see if they give us a bucket of lard back. A lot of them.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:45 am | Reply
    • william weaver

      Make that a few dozen. 🙂

      January 20, 2012 at 5:23 am | Reply
  16. Iranacockuptheirass

    wow...can I play

    January 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Reply
  17. delos

    If only my dumb as country men, would learn a littel tacit

    January 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Reply
    • DSBsky

      Or learn how to spell Little.. Or tact... >.>

      January 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Reply
      • Jon

        The irony is amazing.

        February 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
  18. mipolitic

    if a rep gets in the white house they will be returned in packaging of the answer to iranian threats.

    January 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  19. nick

    that to me sounds like a huge insult to the U.S.

    January 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • Yep

      Blame it on stale and lacking pliticians who resort to military threats instead of asserting some IQ and leadership.

      January 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  20. Michael B

    I actually like the toys. Wonder if they are marketable in the middle east. You know...capitalism and all that

    January 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Reply
  21. Dear Iran

    Dear Iran

    Thanks for the toys. We will be returning the favor with real toys soon.


    January 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Reply
    • Humor

      get a life you blood thirsty pirate!

      January 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Reply
      • Hahahahahaha

        Aaaarrrrrrr! Give me a pint o blood. Aaaarrrrrr!!! Hahahahahahaha

        January 19, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • RS

      Please don't pretend like you are speaking for The United States of America.

      February 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Reply
      • Achmed

        Testicles.....that is all.

        February 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm |


    January 18, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
    • muhammad

      Must be the guy who carved these little toys from wood good job buddy next week do some finger painting...loser

      January 18, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
  23. muhammad

    Yeah good job reverse enginering! Iran=fail

    January 18, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
  24. michaelfury

    Same technology?

    January 18, 2012 at 10:08 am | Reply

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