On Friday Israel shot down a mysterious drone that appeared over the Negev region from the Mediterranean.
Where it came from is unknown, but many are speculating that Iran launched the drone from Lebanon, a few hundred miles from Israel. Does Iran have that capability? It's possible.
Iran claims its new drone, the Shahed-129 UAV, "has a range of 1,250 miles, significantly more than the distance from Tehran to Tel Aviv," according toSlate's John Vilasenor – though he notes that Iran's claims of military prowess should be met with skepticism. If the drone is Iranian, it could be the first of many to appear over Israel.
The incident raises other major questions, for instance, how did the aircraft get so far into Israeli airspace before it was detected?
Israel has released a video showing its fighter jet firing a missile that strikes down the drone, which was fairly small, and may have been sent to surveil Israel's Dimona nuclear plant. Little else is known.
Israel is surrounded by over a billion people who think they are "infidels" and want to kill all of them, such a tiny country in the middle of those who wish to wipe them off the face of the earth...why in the world would THEY want to start a war. They are not the ones committing countless acts of terror, including that of their own people, not Israel.
This is a direct result of President Foodstamp's pitiful foreign policy. Iran is now so bold, and possibly has a nuke bomb, that they can do test runs over Israel now. If President Foodstamp had any backbone he would be in Iran right now dropping bombs on their heads. Nope, he sees kindred with Iran, as they both are brothers in Islam, instead of seeing kindred with Israel. President Foodstamp not only let there be daylight between us and Israel, he's all the entire sun to fit between us. This is a serious issue that needs to be dealt with immediately. Thank goodness the U.S. will have a capable president in January to deal with this issue.
@Wilberhum - You're a liberal. No, I would not love President Foodstamp if he started a war. Despite your false assumption and liberal twisting of the truth, the war was already started. It's President Foodstamp who is afraid to engage. It's war whenever you seen a military drone into another country's airspace to spy on their nuclear facility. But to answer the question you should ask in the proper context, would I love President Foodstamp if he defended our nation and our allies? Yes, I would. Now you're dismissed.
@Wilberhum Well, you see...that's not what he said he was going to do. He said he would have the troops home. Reality turned out a little different than 'hope' and 'change' might have suggested. For those disillusioned by the president's deception, Jill Stein is a fantastic choice.
I'm pretty sure it's from Iran. What got me interested was this new drone that they have. Didn't we lose one of our top secret drones over Iran a few months ago? Looks like they're trying to reverse-engineer the craft for their own use.
No, it didn't come from Iran. There is only one nation that is invading other nations with drones. Considering the damage Obama has done to our relationship with Israel, is was probably Obama spying on Israel to see if they were on the verge of attacking Iran before the election which could hurt his reelection chances.