Hard to distinguish between the hype and the actual but I suppose we should all be somewhat concerned;
A senior Iranian commander says the country has reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by Tehran’s armed forces last year and has begun building a copy. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who is chief of the aerospace division of the powerful Revolutionary Guards, was quoted Sunday by the semi-official Mehr news agency as saying that experts are also recovering data from the US RQ-170 Sentinel captured in December in eastern Iran. He said that information retrieved from the drone shows it was used in US missions against Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
We’ll see although my instinct is to think that US intelligence will have put in place certain contingencies to cope with such a set of circumstances.
The real issue here is not the reverse engineering of a drone but rather the unquestionable reverse engineering of Iranian civilisation since Ayatollah Khomeini swept to power in 1979. Two Islamic thumbs way up to former US President Jimmy Carter for his assistance in that regard. A once proud Nation has descended into a theocratic Islam tyranny which shows scant regard for the sanctity of human life. The world’s first Islamic Republic is the place which hangs gays, stones the allegedly adulterous to death, sponsors terrorism around the world, exudes anti-Semitism and hungers to finish what Hitler started. It is tragic to see what has happened in Iran and worse to observe the cowardice of the “International Community” as it simply shrugs its shoulders and leave those who seek change to the tender mercies of Ahmadinejad and his goon squad.