Iran: We Shot Down Spy Planes
US denies any knowledge of drone downing
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2011 1:22 AM CST
A US Predator drone stalks the skies over Kandahar.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

(Newser) – Iran officials are boasting that their nation's military shot down two Western spy planes. But no one is claiming the drones. The planes, "capable of taking photographs," were blasted over the Persian Gulf, Iran's air force commander told a local wire service. But a US source says there have been "no recent reports of any losses" of drones in that area "due to any cause," reports CNN. While "we have lost them in the past, I am not aware of any indication that those had been due to hostile fire of any kind," he added.

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allisonisa39e
Jan 4, 2011 6:27 AM CST
Because the conservationists have convinced us to not drill for oil on our continental areas or off shore areas we buy oil from countries that use the money to build weapons with which to destroy us. It is not other Countries that will be responsible for destroying the USA.
Apland
Jan 3, 2011 11:51 AM CST
I believe Iran is a huge pile of shit. That being said, they have every right to protect their air space, just like any other country.
winterfairy
Jan 3, 2011 6:16 AM CST
"we are currently destroying the infidels on the outskirts of Baghdad. We will kill them all and send them all to hell."