Monday, February 08, 2010

Secret Video of Iranian Drone Testing Leaked

Today I read this quote about Iranian sabre rattling against the U.S.:
"The Iranian nation, with its unity and God's grace, will punch the arrogance [Western powers] on the 22nd of Bahman [Feb. 11] in a way that will leave them stunned," Ayatollah Khamenei was quoted as saying by Agence France-Presse.[1]
I thought the above video was probably about representative of their level of advanced drone technology, given what intelligence sources have been noting about their research:
A U.S. intelligence official urged caution on reports of Iran's new weapons development. The official said Monday, "While the Iranians are up to more than their share of mischief, they're good storytellers, too, especially when it comes to talk of their military and nuclear capabilities." The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said: "They've certainly been known to exaggerate for effect, and that appears to apply to their claims of massive production plans in the atomic field and supposedly undetectable attack drones, too." David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, said Iran's technical achievement does not always match its boasts[1]
I think it's downright embarrassing that the Iranian leaders are completely clueless about how inept they appear on the world stage.


[1] Eli Lake "Ayatollah: Iran's military will 'punch' West" The Washington Times Feb. 9, 2010.


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