Friday, July 11, 2008
Iran broke the internet the other day when they test fired their Shahab-3 MRBM which has a range covering all of the middle east, including Israel. Here is a photograph of the missile launches as seen on an Iranian Revolutionary Guard website:Notice anything strange? No, nothing? You should.
A fourth missile has been photoshopped into the picture. Well, that’s not entirely true. See, they did have four missiles to test fire, but one of them malfunctioned. Here’s the launch as seen on Iranian TV. Third from left on the bottom you can see the missile that did not fire. Only having three fourths of your missiles working isn’t very intimidating I suppose, so they thought they could just sneak in a fourth and nobody would notice. Of course the media ate it up, and they are just now beginning to correct themselves even though the image was found to be a fake almost immediately after it hit the internet.
This is another missile launch picture Iran was considering handing out to the press, but ultimately they decided against it. Ahmadinejad’s saving this one for Yom Kippur.