21 thoughts on “Iranian Drone Downed 10 Miles from Dimona, Likely Transmitted Images of Nuclear Site to Iran – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Drones do not need to shoot down other drones – any basic jet fighter can do that easily. Armed drones are only good against defenseless populations (America/Israel’s favorite targets) such as in Afghanistan, Yemen, Palestine and Somalia since they have no means of shooting them down.

  2. You are saying the drone was Iranian? Didn’t your early post say it was Hezbollah? Is Hezbollah working in coordination with the Iranian government and vice versa?

    1. Launched, perhaps even assembled by Hezbollah. But the original design by Iran’s aerospace technicians. Iranians may’ve been involved with the launch as well. But Nasrallah is claiming credit for the launch & even assembly. I can’t verify who did what & how much each party contributed. But it was essentially a joint effort.

  3. Israel and USA are rich and can buy lots of expensive drones. Maybe Iran cannot do that. To those with the SPOILS goes VICTORY.

    Anyhow, N’yahu doesn’t want to attack Iran — he wants USA to do it. Romney might, Obama seemingly will not. But if Iran is attacked (by anybody), Israel should expect drone attacks. That is Iran’s mini-Sampson-Option.

  4. Concerning the drone, to me this looks like an attempt by Lebanon and Iran to communicate a message of deterrence to the Israelis. I think the message to Israel is: “We do not want a fight, but if Israel succeeds in starting this thing, expect hell.”

  5. Whatever happened to the Iron Dome defense shield that was supposed to protect Israel from projectiles entering its air space from Lebanon/Hizbullah? Looks like a waste of money if it couldn’t keep out a drone.

    @Bob Mann, back to hasbara school with you! Iran, Hizbullah and Bashar Assad are the new “Axis of Evil”!

      1. Iron dome is not designed for shooting downs UAFs/flow moving drones.
        they system that was placed in Haifa was the Patriot.

  6. “It’ll only be a matter of time before Iranian drones are shooting down Israeli drones, and Israeli drones are shooting down incoming Hezbollah missiles. It’ll be a like shooting fish in a barrel, with the barrel being the Middle East. What fun all those stick-jockeys should be having. But if you live on the ground, beware what gifts the sky bears.”

    Isn’t there a ‘video game’ that plays like that? Drones and Dragons. All they will need is to get a bunch of 14 year olds
    and tell them it is a game and offer prizes to the best ‘kill” records.

    1. More people have been killed in the last two years in the conflict in Syria than in the last sixty years of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    2. I think that’s what the IAF does in their technical high schools where they seek out the best teenagers as their pilots, drone stick jockeys & cyberwarriors of the future. I wrote a blog post about precisely such a boy featured in a hasbara piece.

  7. On October 11, Hizballah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in a speech admitted that the spy drone shot by Israeli jets – belonged to Hizballah – which was assembled by Hizballah technicians in Lebanon but the parts were Iranian-made.

    Netanyahu has already sacked Brig. Gen. Doron Gavish, commander of airforce defense layout as result of its recent humiliation by a Hizballah spy-drone operation early this month. Israeli media has reported that Gavish will be replaced by Col. Shachar Shochat, who has immediately been promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General.

    Abraham Foxman, the guru of powerful Israel lobby group ADL, called on the European Commission once again to declare Hizballah as a terrorist organization. Hizballah, which is part of Lebanese ruling unity government – is designated by only three countries (Israel, US and Canada) as a terrorist organization.


    1. The claim about the sacking comes from Iranian media. Nothing I’ve read in Israeli media confirms this was anything other than a normal rotation of an officer from one military post to another. DOn’t get me wrong, I think he should’ve been sacked. But I haven’t seen any evidence to support the claim.

      1. The sacking of IAF commander news comes to me from Palestinian Ma’an news agency, which is not owned by Iran.

        Well Richard if you promise not take it another joke – In September 9, 2004, Israel’s most circulated English daily Ha’aretz had reported that an “Iranian-made Hizbullah drone had spent about five minutes in space over Israel”, without being detected by the Israel Air Force.

        But, then, to avoid being called an ‘anti-Semite’ – I must believe that even though Israel receives annual military aid of $3 billion – Iran has no right to give drone technology to Hizballah, Right!!


        1. I have a friend who works at Maan. I’ll talk to him about that report. I don’t think he was sacked. And the sacking WAS originally reported via Iran. But if there’s something to the story you can be sure I’ll report it.

          Let me know the link to the Maan story. I haven’t seen it reported in Maan’s English edition though it may’ve been reported in Arabic. At any rate, it appears the story originated with Fars (Iran’s press agency) & Maan possibly republished it.

          I know a great deal about Iranian drones related to Israel. A Hezbollah balloon also passed right over Dimona a few yrs ago. I’m not disputing that these things happened.

          As for Iran giving drone technology to Hezbollah, given Israel’s actions in this regard it’s hard to fault Iran for doing so.

  8. rehmat- you state in your article at the above link in your comment that the terrorist attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria was a “false flage ” (sic) Israeli operation.

    This is an amazingly daring assumption brought by you as if it is an absolute fact.

    Do you have the slightest proof of this worrying accusation or are you just a hizbollah hasbarista inventing horrid lies to further your agenda?

    1. I don’t agree with Rehmat’s theories on the Bulgarian attack. But nor do I want to conduct a debate about them here. It’ll lead us down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories. I’d suggest that you post this comment at his site & conduct the debate there.

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