This weekend’s story of Iran shooting down a drone came with odd commentaries from the CIA and NATO, with officials claiming that they were “missing” a drone but that there were no indications Iran actually shot it down.
The CIA/NATO story was silly on the surface, as missing a drone and having someone say they shot it down seems like indication in and of itself, but now the Washington Post is reporting that the comments were a flat out lie.
Or “head fake,” if you will. Not content to call them liars just because they were caught in a lie, the official explanation is that the CIA was trying to trick Iran somehow by making false claims about the lost drone.
Which itself is pretty absurd, because in the context of stories about all the great US technology Iran can now access with the downed drone, the Iranian government could probably care less if Western newspapers are claiming they didn’t really shoot that drone down, and its unimaginable that it would change their strategy of recovery the drone. The more likely explanation is that the CIA and NATO were lying to the Western press in an attempt to save face with the Western public after losing an extremely expensive, top secret drone in a botched spying effort.
26 thoughts on “CIA, NATO Lied to Press About Lost Drone”
It would be more embearrassing if the CIA found that a bunch if Iranian techies hacked into the onboard computer and stole the drone. One spokesman stated that it would be impossible to hack the encryted system. It brings to mind the old German saying, "The difficult things we can do, the impossible just takes a little longer". More simply put, "Never under estimate your opponent".
The policy of disinformation that is utilized by the US government agencies makes for pretty tricky comment. Just how and when government officials should and can be believed is becoming a real problem. Once lying is a standard policy of this world leader, it can create anything imaginable and foist it on their public. Like Iran developing a nuclear bomb when all the evidence from the IAEA says that they are not.
Imagine another country flying drones over America. We'd have a cow. Why can't we place ourselves in the shoes of those being victimized by Uncle Sam's absurd foreign policy? Is it any wonder we're being targeted with terrorism?
Ignorant, narrow-minded wank,
Dumber than a bucket of bricks,
Thicker than a huge bundle of sticks,
Stuffs his mouth sunrise to sunset,
Threatens every nation on the fucking planet,
Preaches in a place called church every Sunday,
Then molests young boys in a rent-a-car on Monday,
Hides like a girl behind his lawyer,
Then behind his gun,
Shoots up his classmates yearly just for fun.
Brainwashed by his flat-screen,
Plagued by a million fears,
And still has nothing but scrambled eggs between his ears.
Avoid this ugly creature while you can,
It's frightening, it's hideous, it's called an American!
When the blind are leading the comprehensively blind, anything is possible. But, the silly freaks will lie about all of it. Just because.
"U.S. military officials said that they are concerned that Tehran may now have an opportunity to acquire information about the classified surveillance drone program."
If the USA doesn't want to share high technology information about their classified surveillance drone technology, then they shouldn't be making illegal aerial incursions into the territory of another nation-state. I suspect that quite a few new USA technologies will be made available to the government of Iran in the not-too-distant future. IIRC, the Pakistani government acquired USA high technology when several of American Tomahawk cruise missiles that the Clinton regime launched against al-CIAda training camps in the Taliban-controlled Afghani government crashed en route. The fog of war blinds rational thought. I believe that the ancient culture of Persia learned long ago that revenge is a dish best served cold. The USA would do well to learn better international manners, perhaps from Iran?
Well, at least we know they'll be held acountable and people at the CIA and NATO will be fired for this.
Hahahahahaha…no just joking.
The Iranian claim that their armed forces actually brought down the spy plane by controlling it electronically, although they said the plain was slightly damaged.
There's a Dog Bites Man headline if I've ever seen one.
Finally some clarity on this piece of news, amazing how corporate mainstream media can so perfectly smokescreen our government that we know not what it is doing or trying to do, saying or not trying to say.
Electronically hijacked & landed undamaged, what a way to transfer technology, most ambigiously of horse, didn’t flying rat patrol have a robot officer on board (unlike martian probes) don’t even believe the lies anymore, a real catch 22 “scenerioo”
Every one is not sleeping and others can buy every thing in the world market. Pakistan should have also to protect their sovereignty.
we all know that they always lie.
They went to Irak to collectthe weapon of mass destruction ! flat lies at the podium of the UN.
And millions of poor people lost they life.
i think it would be more embarrassing to be caught violating the airspace of another country and potentially starting a war! If an Iranian spy plane was flying over the US and was captured I am sure the narrative would be completely opposite.
knowlege has certain regulations, this one certainly has been over the limits. what a Cat and Mouse game. Entertaining in a sence, but sad to see.
Just assume anything that these organizations say is a lie, then world events make sense!
An interesting feature of those who lie as a matter of regular practice, is that the habit becomes so ingrained that they lose any shame, and dispense their lies without hesitation. It doesn't matter when they get caught. They go right on with it and dispense with their next series of lies, reflexively — it's what they do, after all — though the entire world knows to an absolute certainty, that it's a load of bull. They don't care. Don't care that everyone knows. It doesn't matter. It's what they do.
This is proof that George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four has been with us for some time already. Soon they will start to manipulate the past to service their ideological agenda. To think that at some point people thought this was the description of the Soviet Union. But history is full of ironies too.
The CIA meant for this to happen: the drone was a Trojan horse carrying little-people-seal-team-six.
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed idiot is still an idiot.
I think our leaders know what they are doing. that's how they got to be our leaders. You have to be strong, intelligent and resourceful to be a leader, and America has an abundance so much so that it ought to be an export to other nations.
If our leaders say we lost a drone we should not question their motive. they know what's best, that's why they are our leaders.
As head of our local boy scouts here in Filmore Utah, I think I know a little bit about leadership.
I am always saddened when I hear that one of our brave young fighting drones has been downed. though they are machines, they may actually be intelligent electrical creatures that protect us from our freedom and prevent chayos.
I could go on, but I'd be preaching to the choir…
They lie about everything – why not this?
We have always been at war with …….?
Ah, the games warmongers play. I think most of all, they play with themselves. How else to explain their slow thinking, their intellectual stupidity, their lack of vision.
A world run by warmongers has a short shelf life! Kiss your children each night!
just stop making the case for Iran and go for it, US did it in Iraq, US is the ´police´ of the world, or maybe US is too afraid in doing so??? Since Ronald Regan Iran is within one year to have nukes
Who are you guys ? bunch of communists ?
Just naggers ? get a life
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