Iran appears to be in possession of one of America's most sophisticated weapons, a super-secret spy plane whose stealth technology is the same as the drone used to monitor the compound during the raid that killed Usama bin Laden, U.S. military sources told Fox News on Monday.
Military sources confirmed that the Iranians have the RQ-170 drone, which is so advanced that the U.S. Air Force has not distributed even a photo of it. However, they did not say that the Iranians shot down the spy plane, as was reported by Iran's official IRNA news agency.
OK, boys and girls, anyone who believed that we would never lose one of our super-secret spy drones over enemy territory, raise your hand. Whether the loss was due to mechanical failure, enemy military activity or a result of leaked information on how to capture an airborne drone matters not... the chances of this happening was 100%, and so it has.
The Iranians claim they "shot it down" while at the same time telling us it was successfully landed with minimal damage. If it was successfully landed, that means they landed it. If they landed it, that means they had full control of it. If they had full control of it, that means our drone operations have been totally compromised.
Anyone who believes that this war prize will not be sold to or given access to the Russians or the Chinese - probably both - go to the end of the line.
It would be no surprise to me if the Iranians had taken control of this drone away from it's American handlers. The knowledge needed and the ability required to takeover a drone in flight would not be all that difficult to a nation or group with sufficient money and intent.
And lord knows there's enough people who have access to the drone piloting and control programs that would sell the knowledge to the highest bidder. Some might give the info away just for political purposes.
Remember Julius and Ethyl Rosenburg... They gave the Russians our atomic bomb secrets for next to nothing. And even if it is politically incorrect to mention it - America does have Arabs, Muslims and Semites of all stripes in every nook and cranny of our military and our government.