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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Especially since the election is over and Obama has more flexibility.
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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    I'm saying even though Obama zombies and pro-drone folks will say drones are spectacular for our immediate interests, they will create long term problems.
    No more than manned recon planes.

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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    what? irans currency dropped, ours didnt rise. one dollar is worth ~40,000+ rials. their currency is worthless
    So we don't still buy their oil through third parties? Keep dreaming.

    After the collapse of communism, there was no exchange rate whatsoever with Russia, but a LOT of trade happened. It is just a matter of arranging for the right middlemen and trading for the right goods through straw parties. It just makes it more expensive for Iran but I have yet to hear of people starving in the streets over these "crippling" sanctions.

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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Apparently they can still afford war planes.
    well, they have something of a domestic industry, which they can keep running even in the absence of currency provided their people will cooperate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    So we don't still buy their oil through third parties? Keep dreaming.

    After the collapse of communism, there was no exchange rate whatsoever with Russia, but a LOT of trade happened. It is just a matter of arranging for the right middlemen and trading for the right goods through straw parties. It just makes it more expensive for Iran but I have yet to hear of people starving in the streets over these "crippling" sanctions.
    give it time. sanctions arent tactical nukes, but they work mid-long term.

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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    So international law means nothing to Iran?

    "An Iranian attack aircraft fired at least twice at an unarmed U.S. drone conducting routine surveillance in international airspace over the Persian Gulf, " from the OP link.

    It was an recon unarmed drone.
    I'm not saying it was okay for them to do what they did. I'm saying perhaps they did it for the reasons listed.
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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    So you don't know how we should respond?
    I've provided serious answers... just like Obama saying he would meet with the terror nation without preconditions. I think Obama really meant he would meet them without having a cold or flu. He didn't want to spread the bug. He wanted to be sure they heard him denounce the USA loud and clear.

    Seriously... first thing he does is say... that meeting asshole. Forget it. That's a first step any 3-year old would do... tick... tick... tick...

    (He never should have granted them a meeting... that was dumb.)
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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Its been 5 pages, and I've yet to hear a real answer on how Obama's critics would respond differently.

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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Yeah so, about those unintended consequences of using drones ...
    It was a maritime surveillance patrol, it could have happened with a manned plane just as easily. This has nothing to do with drones as a piece of military technology.

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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    So international law means nothing to Iran?

    "An Iranian attack aircraft fired at least twice at an unarmed U.S. drone conducting routine surveillance in international airspace over the Persian Gulf, " from the OP link.

    It was an recon unarmed drone.
    I seem to recall a certain country not suffering any adverse consequences for forcing a US plane to make an emergency landing after it was engaged off its shores. Isn't like we can taser them into submission when push comes to shove with "international law"

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    Re: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone In International Airspace: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    So we don't still buy their oil through third parties? Keep dreaming.

    After the collapse of communism, there was no exchange rate whatsoever with Russia, but a LOT of trade happened. It is just a matter of arranging for the right middlemen and trading for the right goods through straw parties. It just makes it more expensive for Iran but I have yet to hear of people starving in the streets over these "crippling" sanctions.
    Iraq was selling tons of oil through Turkey during the Clinton years.
    Bill was to much a pussy to do anything. How many times did he go to the UN for sanctions? 15?
    Boy those sanctions work.
    And they were proud. Maddie Albright even said 500,000 dead Iraqi kids "was worth the price"!
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