Remember when one of our spy drones crash landed in Iran and Iran refused to give it back? Well, there’s been a new development in this silly tale.
Iran has announced that they will be sending the crashed drone back to us, but it won’t be the same drone that was captured. It will be a 1/80th scale toy replica of the drone. In addition to that, Iranian citizens will soon be able to purchase a copy of that toy model in stores and it will retail for the equivalent of $4.00 US.
Now, there are a lot of different angles I can take this article from here. I can go on and on about how rude it is for one country to blatantly disrespect another with such a mocking gesture. If I did that, I could also counter myself back by mentioning how it’s pretty disrespectful to spy on them with an unmanned drone to begin with, but I won’t.
I also will not write up some silly article that dissects all of the events leading up to the gifting of a model spy plane, beginning with the tensions between Iran and Israel leading back too many years to count, moving on to discuss the Iran hostage crisis during the tail-end of the Carter administration, then easing in to a discussion of the Iran-Contra scandal of the mid-to-late 1980s under the Reagan administration, and then moving on to Iran’s severe instability and why the world, namely the United States, wishes to deter Iran from developing nuclear weapons, then slipping in a quick mention of the Iranian protests of 2011, until finally getting to the crash landing of the U.S.’s spy drone – all the while making it humorous and educational, and putting the joke of one country sending another country a model of a plane in to context.
No. I will not do any of that with this article. Instead, I will allow this random-ass picture of Mel Gibson I found in a Google image search to perfectly and succinctly describe the appropriate reaction to the news of Iran sending Obama a 1/80th scale toy model of America’s downed drone.
America, you just got clowned, son! You just gonna stand there and let Iran clown you like that, dawg? In front of all of these people, aka the world? Nah, son, you gotta say somethin’ ‘bout Iran’s mama! You had best say somethin’ ‘bout how that bitch got three titties. Or, you gotta be all like, “Hey, Iran. Yo mama so fat she saw a yellow bus full of white kids and that bitch was all like, ‘STOP THAT TWINKIE!’”