Er, what else would you need a pretext for, sending them a birthday card? A war. "give us our toy back, you stole it" "no" "invade". It's definitly too late to do any good in terms of keeping the cat in the bag regarding that hardware. I'm certain the chinese already have half of it by now. ****, the russians probably bought the other half on principal, not that they really need it.
Not really pretext unless you happen to really want to see a war with Iran. There is no way in which the US can actually be the "innocent" party in this. If Iran shot it down, then that implies that it was being flown through Iranian airspace without permission, and hence could actually be seen as an act of aggression by the USA. Now if it disappeared off the back of a truck in the continental US and suddenly ended up in Iranian hands, then there'd be some pretext.
I know you hate and despise the military and think all the servicemen are incompetent idiots but I find it unbelievable that one of the most sophisticated pieces of technoloy just happened to crash and be recovered by iranians. More likely it big ear barry is doing everything he can to enable our enemies before he gets booted out of office. Muslims will weep when big ear barry loses next year.
I had something to say, but my mind has been blown by the sheer ignorance and stupidity of that statement.