Report: Did the Obama Administration Withhold Information on an Iranian Attack on a US Drone?

November 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm (CNN, Drone, Fighter Jet, Iran, Kuwait, Obama Administration, Pentagon, Persian Gulf, Predator, Su-25)

Brace yourself, this is but one of many, many things we will be finding out about now that the election is behind us.

CNN reports:

Two Iranian Su-25 fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. Air Force Predator drone in the Persian Gulf last week, CNN has learned.

The incident raises fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression in crucial Gulf oil shipping lanes.

The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait, U.S. officials said, adding it was engaged in routine maritime surveillance.

Although the drone was not hit, the Pentagon is concerned.

This incident occurred on November 1st.  The American media heard nothing about it until today.  The CNN report confirms that the Obama administration did not disclose the incident, which is tantamount to intentionally keeping it from public consumption.

The Obama administration did not disclose the incident, which occurred just days before the presidential election on November 1, but three senior officials confirmed the details to CNN.

Now that the election is over however, the incident is fair game to report on.  As will be the Benghazi scandal.  This administration has – and will continue to – put political aspirations well ahead of national security.

One journalist asked an American defense official if the reason it wasn’t reported was due to the Iranian fighter jet’s inability to actually hit the drone.  The response was, ““it doesn’t matter, they fired on us.”

In other words, there was no good discernible reason to not report the incident.  And yet, we’re just finding out about it now.

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