Iranian Flying Saucers & Force Fields…So Soon?

Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel

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A couple of hat tips go to Doubtful Newsblog and for this –

Apparently, after just a few satellite launches, the Islamic Republic has outpaced NASA, JAXA, the ESA, and the RKA in bleeding-edge spaceflight technology! Frankly, this just sounds foolish –

Late last month, Iran put on display what it insisted was a captured American stealth drone. At the time, Tehran claimed it brought down the RQ-170 with a sophisticated electronic attack. Nonsense, says one Iranian engineer who claims to have inside knowledge of the drone-nab. The Islamic Republic used force fields and flying saucers to subdue and capture the unmanned aircraft.

Meet Mehran Tavakoli Keshe, who purports to be the father of the RQ-170 abduction. In a recent post to his eponymous foundation’s online forums, Keshe claims the Iranians used “advanced space technology” that he pioneered. “The craft has been air-picked-up and been put down on its belly through the use of field forces,” Keshe writes — by which he means force fields. It’s feeling a lot like Tinfoil Tuesday, our weekly round-up of the planet’s most insane conspiracy theories.

Insane indeed. I’m going out on a limb here and calling shenanigans on this. Keshe may be making these claims to show his patriotism — I don’t know — but if so doing, he’s discrediting his country with such ridiculous statements. Tinfoil Tuesday for sure.

I wish I could have put this better, but someone has already beaten me to it –

“We have no comment on this individual’s claims,” George Little, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman, tells Danger Room, “but tell him the Secretary would like his lightsaber back.”

Mr. Little, you are spot-on…. This is absurd. Nice job on embarrassing your country, Mr. Keshe.

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