First a Leak (or Rumor) about Secret Bilateral Peace Talks, Then a Leak about a Drone-Plane Standoff

CNN is reporting that two Iranian jets shot at–but did not hit–a Predator drone flying in what their report says is international airspace (though see Max Fisher and Steve Hynd on the location).

Two Iranian Su-25 fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. Air Force Predator drone in the Persian Gulf last week, CNN has learned.

[snip]The drone’s still and video cameras captured the incident showing two SU-25s approaching the Predator and firing its onboard guns.

The Iranian pilots continued to fire shots that went beneath the Predator but were never successful in hitting it, according to the officials.

After a month straight of unauthorized leaks pertaining the Benghazi without a peep in response from anyone in the Administration, DOD’s Press Secretary has already labeled this story an unauthorized leak.

This comes less than 10 days after a report–which both sides dispute–of planned (or potentially started) bilateral discussions between Iran and the US. (Not to mention the stories that Bibi tried to provoke an Iranian attack at some censored time in 2010.)

The warning shots over disputed territory is, of course, a non-story that CNN’s unauthorized leakers are trying to turn into one.

And that, it seems, is the desperation with which some people are trying to prevent peace from breaking out.

Tweet about this on Twitter3Share on Reddit0Share on Facebook4Google+0Email to someone

14 Responses to First a Leak (or Rumor) about Secret Bilateral Peace Talks, Then a Leak about a Drone-Plane Standoff

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14

Emptywheel Twitterverse
JimWhiteGNV Good head coaches Foley let get away by hiring/keeping Muschamp: Dan Mullen, Steve Addazio, Charlie Strong. #Gators wld win w/ any of these.
7mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV RT @thesamdakota: BURN THE ENTIRE SEC EAST. CANCEL THE SEASON. PUT TWO WEST TEAMS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. SAVE US ALL.
18mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV I'm serious, just let Roper take over as head coach.
35mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV Wait. YA Tittle is still alive? Wow.
38mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV RT @fire_muschamp: Most yards allowed ever on us. It's time. #FireMuschamp
39mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV Note to Jeremy Foley: If you #FireMuschamp tonight, you get a two week head start on your search that otherwise starts after Tennessee loss.
47mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV RT @armandodkos: Tennessee a must win for Muschamp. Gotta believe he loses that one he's fired.
51mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV RT @LarryVettel: Offense has not been good, but defense has been humiliated
54mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV Muschamp post-game press conference: http://t.co/Hj2McDv4ci
59mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV RT @DaveJonesUFbeat: Alabama's 42 points the most the #Gators have given up in Will Muschamp's four years at Florida. LSU had 41 in 2011.
1hreplyretweetfavorite
November 2012
S M T W T F S
« Oct   Dec »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930