When I look at this picture, why do I imagine monkeys at the zoo reacting the same way to a dropped cell phone? They can't figure out how the thing works but it's a fun new toy to play with.
The Iranians will not be the ones to crack open this thing for it's secrets. They just don't have the knowledge to do a half way decent job at reverse engineering all the gadgets and gizmos that make the drones tick. For that you need to go to China which is the next stop this plane will make on it's 'around the world tour'.
Now that would make a good story. Send a SEAL team into Iran to destroy the drone (which should have a frickin' self destruct button anyways) before the Chinese get their hands on it. It would be one HELL of a movie.
Then again it might be real. I heard some wackjob on TV claim that the US was weeks away from a bombing strike on Iran and it's nuclear facilities and this drone was collecting data to be used in that attack.
I also can't get the image out of my mind of a bunch of Iranian just sitting at the cafe enjoying some tea when this drone gently lands on the road in front of them. That's the only way I can see these Iranian numnuts from getting their hands on one of these - just dumb luck. Probably took them a week to realize what they had.
I never knew how LARGE those U.S. drones were. I thought they were the size of a living room table but clearly they are not (unless those people inspecting the drone are really tiny). Learn something new everyday.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.