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Iran Toys with Obama, Returns Stolen Drone at 1/80th Scale

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During the Bush Administration, the left loved to claim that the United States was not respected around the world because of its “cowboy diplomacy.” If only we stopped our warmongering, if only we spoke with our enemies to resolve conflicts, if only we realized we’re the imperialist aggressors who are in the wrong, everyone would love us again!

And here we are. We’ve elected the left-wing dream candidate. Barack Obama has ended the war in Iraq, apologized for America’s failings in the Middle East, released Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, and sent a clear signal to the entire world that cowboy diplomacy no longer defines the United States’ foreign policy. So the rest of the world–even our enemies–are finally showing the U.S. some respect!

…Right?

From RT:

Reports say the US is to get its top secret surveillance drone back from Iran. The catch is, the device, intercepted in December, has been reduced to 1:80 of its original size and is being marketed as a popular toy.

Iranian state radio was quoted by Associated Press as saying on Tuesday that the US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone toy models would soon be on sale in Tehran.

They are expected to sell for 70,000 rials – around US$4.

One of the models will even make it to the White House in response to a formal request from Washington last month asking Iran to return the top-secret device.

State radio reports that the model will be of the original aircraft, but one eightieth of the actual size.

The top secret US drone was intercepted over the Iranian town of Kashmar, some 225 kilometers from Iran’s border with Afghanistan, in early December.

Engineers with the Iranian military confirmed they had managed to hijack the system inside the craft with ease and bring it to a safe landing without incident.

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