Every MSM site in the past day has reported on yet another drone downed by Iran:
Iran said Saturday that it downed and captured another “enemy drone,” the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.
The incident reportedly took place during Iranian military maneuvers in southern Iran.
“IRGC’s electronic warfare systems detected electronic signals, which indicated that foreign drones intended to enter our country,” said Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Lt. Gen. Hamid Sarkheili, Fars reported. “Our specialist forces then succeeded in bringing down the drone in the field of maneuvers.”
And from NYT/AP
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Saturday that they had captured a foreign unmanned aircraft during a military exercise in southern Iran.Gen. Hamid Sarkheili, a spokesman for the military exercise, said the guards’ electronic warfare unit spotted signals indicating that foreign drones were trying to enter Iranian airspace. General Sarkheili said experts took control of one drone’s navigation system and brought it down near the city of Sirjan, where the military drills began Saturday.
“While probing signals in the area, we spotted foreign and enemy drones which attempted to enter the area of the war game,” the official IRNA news agency quoted the general as saying. “We were able to get one enemy drone to land.”
General Sarkheili did not say whether the drone was American.
This has got to be the most sheepish, pathetic and ridiculous reporting incident in existence of digital media. The drone is not real, it’s a hypothetical one, and even the Iranians say so openly:
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has successfully taken control of the mock enemy’s reconnaissance drone on the first day of the Payambar-e Azam 8 (The Great Prophet 8) military drills, which are being held in the southeastern province of Kerman.
The spokesman of the war games, Brigadier General Hamid Sarkheili, told reporters late on Saturday that the IRGC forces took control of the drone’s guidance system and managed to bring it down.
The IRGC Ground Force started the Payambar-e Azam 8 exercise, which includes practice maneuvers of various defense tactics, in southeastern Iran on Saturday.
Special modern warfare units conducted drills, asymmetric warfare tactics were practiced, and various types of unmanned aerial vehicles were tested on the first day of the war games.
So how did Iran dupe the world again? Well, they didn’t. There’s no minimum IQ test to become a desk worker in AP or Reuters. Even the original Fars piece claimed it was a mock drone, i.e. a make believe one, to test the IRGC SOP regarding “enemy drones”, during their military exercise where, you know, SOP’s are tested and reviewed with such hypothetical scenarios.
The IRGC Ground Force started massive wargames, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 8 (The Great Prophet 8), which include exercising different defense tactics, in Southern Iran on Saturday.
“For the first time, our special modern warfare task forces are conducting specialized operations,” Spokesman of the Wargames General Hamid Sarkheili told reporters, elaborating on the missions and goals of the drills.
Sarkheili said the IRGC forces also tested targeting hypothetical enemies’ drones, and used different types of UAVs in the wargames.
This is no Purim hoax, this is the sad and pathetic state of the MSM!
Take it from Glove and Boots, American/western news is crap.