Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shocker! Iran to return downed drone

Really, they are going to send it directly to Obama.  I would imagine the cost won't be that high, I mean how much can it cost to mail a small pink model from Tehran to Washington, D.C.?

From The Washington Post January 17 by Thomas Erdbrink

U.S. drone that crashed in Iran goes miniature

TEHRAN — For the American government, the crash of the RQ-170 drone in Iran was an embarrassment. For the Iranian government, it was a propaganda victory.
And for at least one company, according to state radio, it could be a windfall.
An Iranian firm, seeking to capitalize on the frenzy that followed the crash of the drone — and American calls to have it returned — is now producing miniaturized toy versions of the craft. Most of the toys, which come in several colors and are made of Iranian plastic, have already been snapped up by Iranian government organizations, according to the group that manufactures them.
At least one model — a pink one — has been reserved for President Obama.
Possible collectible.
“He said he wanted it back, and we will send him one,” said Reza Kioumarsi, the head of cultural production at the Ayeh Art group.
 Ayeh Art group designs “cultural products” — mugs with verses of the Koran printed on them, for instance, and small buttons picturing mosques. This month, the firm began producing a 1:80 scaled model of the RQ-170, the sophisticated drone that was being operated by the CIA when it crashed in eastern Iran. The firm is now making 2,000 of them a day.
This is not made in China,” Kioumarsi stressed.
Now that's funny.
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