So what do you think?
This reminds me of the gary powers incident , and others like it .
Do you seriously doubt the fact that the US has drones flying over Iran gathering intelligence ?
Well of course US has drones flying over Iran gathering intelligence. Not only Iran but also other nations.
Remember a few years ago when China brought down a US intelligence plane in Hainan ? That plane was equipped with the most sophisticated US intelligence technology. The EP3 and its crew were gathering intelligence on Chinese Radar frequencies etc.
The X37B developed by NASA but taken over by US military is thought to have been spying on China, Russia and most likely Iran for over a year. It's going back into orbit again soon.
So IMO the story is not America flying drones to gather intelligence on it's enemies. The story is Iran capturing these drones and sharing the tech with America's other enemies, ie: China and Russia. RQ170
I'm not surprised Iran captured this drone as much as I was when they captured the RQ 170 Sentinel. That drone is supposed to be stealth and equipped with latest and best of US military tech. Apparently Iran brought it down by hacking it's software. Amazing stuff really.