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Did the CIA send Iran a 21st Century Trojan Horse?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    A super-duper-secret CIA drone somehow has ended up in the hands of Iran's security forces...


    Keeping in mind that the CIA a couple of years ago unleashed a worldwide computer worm, which was allegedly designed to infiltrate Iran's nuclear centrifuges (and the mission apparently succeeded), what are the odds that the CIA somehow allowed Iran to get a hold of the drone, with the expectation that Iran would take the drone to its top secret research lab in order to investigate it...thus allowing the CIA's satellites to track the drone right to the lab?
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Hmm. Before Stuxnet and the recent explosion at the Iranian military facility, I wouldn't give your potential theory any credence.

    Now? Maybe.

    But, unless we also built some flaws into the drone itself, it would be a big risk to allow it to fall into Iran's hands, knowing they could share it with Russia.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I'm actually surprised they couldn't remotely detonate it in case just such an event occurred. Seems like that would be SOP on any aircraft with classified technology aboard (just like how the SEALS blasted that helicopter in the Bin Laden raid).
  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    According to a report I saw, they are able to wipe the machine's computers clean before it crashes.
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I haven't taken my tin foil hat off yet...

  6. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Coupla things...

    First, the last info I saw, stuxnet was pretty much confirmed to be an Israeli op. Second, you guys still think the main concern is Russia getting their hands on the drone?

    Update: It's 2011, not 1987, folks. Mmmm... how about... China?
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm sure the CIA has nothing whatsoever to do with Israeli spy ops.
  8. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Are we sure Iran's security forces don't read SportsJournalists.com? Take this to PMs until that's confirmed, plz.
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Nope. They only read SportsJournalists.xxx
  10. Clambake Clem

    Clambake Clem Member

    good stuff
  11. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    No redactions!
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    New York Times:

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