Just as the election has begun to slow down, the rage in Iran has begun to pick up. The United States’ relations with Iran are rockier than ever. Back on November 1st, Iran fired at a U.S. drone. This news was unheard of until just yesterday. The fact that this important news was put off until after the election is both misleading and leaves various suspicions for the Obama Administration.
Fox News confirmed that there truly was a drone attack on U.S. drones yesterday:
“Iran has fired at a U.S. drone, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday.
The incident occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET, Pentagon spokesman George Little said.
He said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting “routine surveillance” when it was “intercepted” by Iran. He said the drone was not in Iranian airspace.”
Yesterday afternoon, CNN also reported that:
“Two Iranian Su-25 fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. Air Force Predator drone in the Persian Gulf last week, CNN has learned.
The incident raises fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression in crucial Gulf oil shipping lanes.
The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait, U.S. officials said, adding it was engaged in routine maritime surveillance.
Although the drone was not hit, the Pentagon is concerned.
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.
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.”
This news not only confirms that the leaders of our country cannot be trusted, but also makes us come to realize that Iran is trying to hide something from us. Sadly, this news was not released until after the election, when it could have taken a large effect on the election results. It’s only a matter of time until Iran becomes a real life threat to the U.S.
According to numerous news outlets, this is the very first known instance of Iran firing at U.S. drones. George Little, the chief Pentagon spokesman, said the Defense Department’s week long silence about the episode was a result of restrictions on the discussion of classified surveillance missions. He answered questions about it during a Pentagon news conference on Thursday only after it had been reported by news organizations earlier in the day.
Iran’s nuclear program is advancing, and the U.S. must not leave this an open threat. We must take action to counter this threat. This is not only a threat to our country, but a national security threat to other countries as well. Iran currently has five nuclear sites, and that number is ever increasing.
Iran is a threat and must be countered by the United States.