Wednesday, December 14, 2011

US Drones Keep Falling Out of the Sky

US Drones Keep Falling Out of the Sky

By: David Dayen Wednesday December 14, 2011 1:15 pm
Drone Reaper
Reaper Drone used in Kandahar (Photo: UK Ministry of Defence)
On the heels of the drone that landed inside Iran recently, now there’s a report of another drone crash-landing in the Seychelles Islands:
One of the Air Force’s premier drones crashed Tuesday morning in the Seychelles, the Indian Ocean archipelago that serves as a base for anti-piracy operations, as well as U.S. surveillance missions over Somalia.
The crash of the MQ-9 Reaper comes roughly two weeks after a U.S. drone went down in Iran [...]
The Air Force acknowledged the crash at the Seychelles airport, and a spokesman for the service said the crash happened as the drone was landing. No one was injured.
This was a crash landing, rather than the apparently intact drone in Iran, which may have been taken over remotely. But it’s really not a surprise that US military planes are unreliable. In fact, a new report from the Pentagon on the F-35 program reveals a host of issues:

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billy pilgrim said...

tex - do you think your military crashed the drone on purpose in iran knowing iran wouldn't give it back giving them a reason to attack iran? that thought keeps going through my mind.

texlahoma said...

Billy - Alright, I like the way you think. I don't know, that makes sense, but I think Mr. Soetoro will wait until Sept or Oct 2012 to go to war with Iran. Maybe between now and then the U.S. will make it look like they are being very tolerant and taking lots of crap from Iran. Then, boom! The straw that broke the camels back just happens to come along in Sept-Oct of 2012. By then the U.S. looks justified in it's attack on Iran.
Also the U.S. will try to make it look like Iran started it somehow.
Thanks for asking!

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