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.