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A new billboard in downtown Tehran has U.S. President Barack Obama side by side with Shmer, a seventh-century villain in Shia Islam. Obama is sort of leaning on the scary-looking Shmer, who is handing the viewer a scroll or something.
Apparently, Iranian military engineers have successfully decoded America’s captured reconnaissance drone. And now Tehran intends to build a copy. The Islamic Republic’s military captured the US RQ-170 Sentinel reconnaisance aircraft last December.
Dick Chenney is not going to like this. I imagine him snarling screaming: What did I tell you Barack Obama? What did I tell you? According to Think Progress, soon after the capture, he told CNN:
“The right response to that would have been to go in immediately after it had gone down and destroy it. You can do that from the air. You can do that with a quick airstrike, and in effect make it impossible for them to benefit from having captured that drone.”
I wonder how the Iranians would have reacted to a “quick airstrike” by the US.
And, could this latest development become the perfect excuse to attack Iran?