Pentagon is out today with a total bullshit story:

Iran fired on an unarmed U.S. drone last week as it was hovering in international airspace, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

Spokesman George Little said the incident, which marks the first time the Iranians have fired on a U.S. drone, occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET. He said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting “routine surveillance” over the Persian Gulf when it was “intercepted” by Iran. He said the MQ1 Predator drone, which was not hit, was not in Iranian airspace.

According to Little, two Iranian jets fired twice, missing on both attempts — the drone headed away from the Iranian coast, landing safely soon after at an undisclosed location. The Iranian jets pursued the drone for a short period before giving up.

Really? I don’t think so.

The Iranian jets–Soviet made SU-25s–flies at a max speed of 590 miles per hour. The MQ-1 Predator flies at a max speed of 135 miles per hour.

If the Iranians wanted to catch and shoot down the Predator they could have easily done so. Missed twice? My ass. This is the aviation equivalent of shooting a fat cow in a milk yard. The sucker ain’t moving that fast.

So, what was really going on? Looks to me like the Iranians decided to jerk our chain on the eve of the Presidential election. They wanted to see how Obama would react. And what did Obama do? NOTHING. Only now, King Coward wants to talk trash and act the tough guy. Iranians “missed” and then couldn’t catch our drone. That is total bullshit.

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.