Ming the Mechanic:
Iraqi drone revealed

The NewsLog of Flemming Funch
 Iraqi drone revealed2003-03-12 23:59
1 comment
picture by Flemming Funch

There had been a lot of furor about a supposed drone, capable of spraying biological or chemical weapons over U.S. troops, which was discovered in Iraq recently, and which Hans Blix didn't mention in his U.N. report, but burried in a big written report. Sounded like a smoking gun, and Colin Powell presented it as being very dangerous. But here you see it on the picture. It is essentially a large model airplane, which is controlled by somebody on the ground who has it within visual range. Meaning, it wouldn't be able to move more than a couple of kilometers away. And it doesn't exactly have room for any fancy weapons. Another embarrassing non-story. Story here

[< Back] [Ming the Mechanic]


1 comment

13 Mar 2003 @ 06:30 by catana : Stranger and stranger
Very interesting, considering that the original claim was about a 26' drone, while this one looks to have about a 12' wingspan. More interesting, over the long haul, is that previous examples of getting caught in egregious lies (this administrations, tobacco and other corporate officials) never seems to serve as an example. Is it stupidity or self-delusion that causes these people to believe that no one will ever get to the truth?  

Other stories in
2007-07-03 01:22: Roswell PR officer finally speaks, on his deathbed
2007-06-20 23:23: Lessig takes on corruption
2007-04-25 13:51: Tunnel across the Bering Strait
2007-03-31 00:51: Denmark unseats the US as technology king
2007-03-27 12:04: A380 in L.A.
2007-03-23 18:39: The worst company in America
2007-03-22 16:42: France opens secret UFO files
2007-03-16 02:08: Mohammed, the mastermind
2007-02-25 15:57: Tales from the Crypt
2007-02-14 23:43: Who's Funding Global Warming?

[< Back] [Ming the Mechanic] [PermaLink]? 

Link to this article as: http://ming.tv/flemming2.php/__show_article/_a000010-000655.htm
Main Page: ming.tv