A couple of days ago, our pal Zip over at Weasel Zippers asked this question about an intact US stealth drone that Iran now has in its possession: “Can someone please explain to me why we didn’t bomb it once it hit the ground instead of letting the Iranians get their hands on top secret technology?”
The answer to why it wasn’t destroyed? President Obama didn’t want to:
“With early knowledge that the aircraft had likely remained intact, the senior U.S. official also told Fox News that President Obama was presented with three separate options for retrieving or destroying the drone. The president ultimately decided not to proceed with any of the plans because it could have been seen as an act of war, the official told Fox News.”
“Among the options the U.S. considered were sending in a special-ops team to retrieve the drone; sending in a team to blow up the aircraft; and launching an airstrike to destroy it.”
We don’t know all the details of course, but my first instinct is to ask where the hell President “Gutsy Call” was on this one?
Maybe Obama’s thinking is that if we’re not careful the Iranian regime might hate the United States. Yeah, we sure don’t want that to happen.
We already know that Obama doesn’t think it’s fair that the US and its allies keep secrets from other countries, so this also could have been his way of leveling the playing field. Who knows.
Enjoy your new stealth drone, Iran.