Conspiracy Theory on Downed Drone
All right, I decided to look into this drone business here a little bit during the break. Some of this stuff is actually — I kid you not when I tell you this. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Department of — (laughing) I’m sorry. Based on the way they’re categorizing this Muslim that went nuts at Fort Hood, I can believe this. They said it’s workplace violence. Did you hear about that? That Nidal Hasan, whatever his name was, “Ah, it’s just workplace violence.” That’s all it was, nothing more than workplace violence. No, it wasn’t terrorism and it wasn’t Islamist rooted, it was workplace violence. I know he was in touch with the guy that Obama killed, al-Awlaki. He was in touch with al-Awlaki. But anyway, according — (laughing) Actually I’m getting punch drunk here. According to the Wall Street Journal — (laughing) I don’t know if I’m gonna be able to say this. And Gil, if you’re listening out there, this is gonna heighten your suspicions even further.
The department of defense had a plan to retrieve the drone but they decided against it because they didn’t want to offend Iran. Right there it is in the Wall Street Journal. They didn’t want to offend Iran. “US Made Covert Plan to Retrieve Iran Drone.” And from the same Wall Street Journal article: “But the U.S. official said the drone developed mechanical difficulties and remote pilots lost control of the aircraft, and said officials knew immediately it had crashed in eastern Iran. … However, the officials worried that any option for retrieving or destroying the drone would have risked discovery by Iran.”
Well, that’s too bad because they found it anyway.
“‘No one warmed up to the option of recovering it or destroying it because of the potential it could become a larger incident,’ the U.S. official said,” which means we don’t want to offend Iran diplomatically. So they’ve got our drone and they’re running around parading it. It will end up with the ChiComs. (interruption) No. That’s not a large risk. (laughing) That’s what I mean. I’m getting punch drunk. I read things this regime does, like I was fit to be tied when the program started trying to find a way with civility to express my anger and rage. Now I just can’t keep a straight face. (interruption) How do you know we haven’t, Snerdley? How do you know we haven’t sent them the plans to the drone? (imitating Obama) “Okay, look, you won, our drone crashed in Iran, and it’s yours now. That’s fair, we’re interested in fairness, I’m Barack Obama, we’ve had too big an advantage over you all these years so here’s everything about that drone.” Who’s to say we haven’t, Snerdley?