Breaking reports that Iran fired on a U.S. drone in the Persian Gulf.

Reports indicate this happened last week.

Gee, wonder why this was kept silent?

Twitchy will monitor and update with developments.

Update: Twitter users react to the news that this information was held until after the election. By the most transparent administration EVAH.

https://twitter.com/HollyPearl/status/266620941814083584

Not surprising at all. It also would not be surprising if some media outlets knew ahead of time and sat on it.

Another 3:00 a.m. phone call. And Obama was again too busy campaigning and canoodling.

Hey, maybe he’ll blame this on a crappy Youtube video, too.

Update: Iran’s actions are not being referred to as an “act of war”:

Of course. Just a little friendly fire from Iran at a drone that was not in Iranian airspace.

And here’s the Defense Department’s explanation for keeping the story quiet before the election:

Uh-huh.

  • Michelle

    Pathetic this was not reported prior to election, but hey – Barry can’t exactly pull off the biggest con job in US history while also disclosing full truths and details, right? Let’s have Valerie Jarrett field this situation, surely she can be trusted to make decisions in America’s best interest when it comes to Iran *eyeroll*

  • http://twitter.com/ACatholicKnight KEVIN

    OBAMA The Most Transparent administration in History hahaha

  • pairadimes

    Forget everything else you hear. The main stream media’s conduct throughout this election was the single greatest influence on Tuesday night’s outcome. Period.

  • disappearing moderate

    I thought I was going to be able to let go of my almost constant stomach churning outrage now that the election is over. I thought I could resign myself to the fact that the electorate has spoken, no matter how regrettable I feel the outcome is. Guess that won’t be happening. I know some hope that the media will at least peek around their bias blinders post election. My guess is that the MSM feels more empowered than ever to shape the news instead of reporting it. I doubt this makes a bleep on any radar screens other than those of Fox and conservative bloggers.

  • Guest

    Everyone SETTLE DOWN!! This was obviously just a protest …

    • disappearing moderate

      I blame the movie trailer.

      • dennylee60

        Not the movie trailer. They are protesting the full length movie shown on National Geographics Channel of Obama killing Osama.

        • deano24

          I forgot to watch. I wonder if they will reshow it or will they do a
          Disney & keep it under wraps like they did “The Path to 9-11”.

  • Bea

    I hope BO makes sure to apologize for any inconvenience Iran suffered for having to fire on our evil un-armed drone. Perhaps he can offer to reimburse them for milage and bullets.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Obviously just a protest over s filmmaker, in this case the drone was taking pictures :-/

  • Scott

    Iran has shot at us and missed, but they shit at us and hit. Another fail by our illustrious leader and msm. But thats ok as long as our economy keeps going down and unemployment going back up. SNAFU………. what has this lowlife scum done to our great country. What have we allowed him to do? What are we going to keep allowing?

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    The new normal. Keep things quiet when it could harm “The One” Keep this quiet, bribe contractors to break lay off noticfication laws, Benghazi, Fast And Furious, etc. Wonder what YouTube vid they will blame this on? I may delete my channel or I may end up in jail on a trumped up charge too.

  • Firewall

    Did we apologize yet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pjcitro Paul J. Citro

    Transparency from this WH I doubt it lock down is more the word.

  • digitalPimple

    Not too secret after the election I guess. Rolls eyes.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    makes you wonder else we haven’t heard about…

    • Garth Haycock

      You make the best point in this entire thread. What else is this administration and the complicit media hiding?

    • http://twitter.com/oldroughneck Carl Odom

      Good point, maybe now we can find out what’s really happened in the last few months…

  • civet

    So which was it? “Routine surveillance” or “classified mission”?

    Either way, it’s unacceptable not to respond at all. I just think this administration should pay us the courtesy of getting their story straight when they lie, conceal and obfuscate.

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      Exactly.

  • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

    From the Reuters article (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/08/us-usa-iran-drone-idUSBRE8A71C520121108):

    “an unprecedented incident that triggered a sharp warning to Tehran through diplomatic channels.”

    Why does my brain replace “sharp warning” with “finger waggle” in this sentence?

  • http://cohesivewebsites.com/ Steve Gorney

    Our country is in deep trouble. We will not get the truth or timely information from this white house. Even as a lame duck president, we will get delays, diversions and outright lies. National Security and disclosure be damned. Jihadists must be high fiveing and planning up a storm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    the most obscene programs on the television are to be found on abc, cbs, nbc, msnbc, cnn, etc., which are the ones claiming to be news programs……the “journalists” are nothing but liberal propagandists…..they went into journalism to change the world, alright; however, they changed it for the worse

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    the most obscene programs on the television are to be found on abc, cbs, nbc, msnbc, cnn, etc., which are the ones claiming to be news programs……the “journalists” are nothing but liberal propagandists…..they went into journalism to change the world, alright; however, they changed it for the worse

  • JeanaKHC

    Oh, give ’em a break! They needed a little more time to come up with something. The YouTube videos were already taken.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Iran’s Air force is Nazi German Luftwaffe/Imperial Japan (WWII) surplus; their navy is a collection of cheap bathtub toys made in China, and Their army, Jack-Booted thugs in bedsheets. @Khamieni_ir YOU MISSED with your cheap FARSI missiles, too! But now that KING (FINK!) OBAMA has be re-annointed, watch the skies… the nukes still scare me! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Concerned

    Why is on here the only place I have heard this? Why isn’t is everywhere?

  • Tequila

    According to NBC news this morning, yesterdays “classified” mission has morphed into a “routine” operation. So. Tired. Of. The. Lies.

  • jackay

    Meh, Iran shot down one of our drones. No worries, free bc, legalized pot, a new lesbian Senator and FOUR MORE YEARS!!!